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Mogherini, Hahn and Tusk congratulate Zaev and Tsipras for showing leadership and determination

In a joint statement, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the Commission, Federica Mogherini and EU Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn congratulated the Prime Ministers of Macedonia and Greece, Zoran Zaev and Alexis Tsipras for their determination and leadership in reaching a historic agreement on the name...

Ivanov: The name issue is too serious to be resolved with a telephone conversation

The President's Cabinet, Gjorge Ivanov, assessed yesterday’s statement from Prime Minister Zoran Zaev’s, on the TV program “Top Tema”, that possible rejection of the agreement with Greece would jeopardize Macedonia's EU and NATO prospects and would increase internal dangers, is a "desperate attempt to manipulate the public and influence the Macedonian citizens before a possible referendum affirmation." "Macedonia's strategic commitments...

Following Zaev’s meeting with Mickoski, a consensus on reforms has been announced

A possible consensus between the government with the main opposition party, VMRO-DPMNE, was mentioned by the Prime Minister and SDSM leader Zoran Zaev, after yesterday's meeting with the President of VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski. According to the government, and Zaev in a statement to the media, they discussed current political developments, ongoing negotiations with Greece, the Electoral Code and the election...

Šekerinska: Apparently Grubi is a great optimist, but there is still no agreement regarding the name

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Radmila Šekerinska in an interview on "Television 24" commented on the statement by DUI MP, Artan Grubi that an agreement on the name had been reached, she went further saying that it was far from it. “Grubi appears to be a great optimist. I do not think that his assessment is correct. Regarding...

VMRO-DPMNE: The government mustn’t be silent and it mustn’t hide details from the negotiations

Regarding the renaming of the airport and the highway, VMRO-DPMNE is adamant that there is no irredentism in the current names, said the party's press release. The party also said that it would be good if "the citizens to hear whether the government's decision is part of some wider strategy or are these again one-sided acts that Macedonia has...

Kotzias: Nimetz is not in his jurisdiction to discuss Athens policy and describes it incorrectly

I clearly and strictly pointed out that he is not in his jurisdiction to say what Athens policy is, nor describe it in the wrong way, said Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias, regarding mediator Matthew Nimetz, reports the Macedonian Information Agency (MIA). Through a statement, Kotzias said that he had a long conversation with the personal representative of the United Nations...

Zaev and Vučić had a “long and open” conversation and agreed on dialogue and cooperation

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić had a "long and open" conversation on the telephone today, where they discussed all the "emerging circumstances" in the relations between the two countries. In a joint statement after the conversation, Zaev and Vučić they had agreed on five points. They agreed that Macedonia and Serbia will resolve any eventual disagreement in...

French MFA: Regional cooperation is important in the process of European accession

France welcomes the signing of the Agreement of Friendship, Good Neighborly Relations and Cooperation, which the Prime Ministers of Macedonia and Bulgaria, Zoran Zaev and Boyko Borisov, signed on August 1st, reads the written statement from the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs. "France hopes that this agreement will allow Skopje and Sofia to deepen their dialogue and cooperation,...

US Department of State: The Treaty for good-neighborliness will bring stability in the region

The United States of America has congratulated Macedonia and Bulgaria on the signing of the Treaty of good neighborliness and friendship, said the US Department of State's press release. The United States congratulates Bulgaria and Macedonia on the signing of the Treaty of Friendship, Good-neighborliness, and Cooperation. This important, forward-looking agreement recognizes the already strong ties between the two...

Poposki: We wanted to achieve reciprocity for all items in the agreement with Bulgaria

The former Foreign Minister, Nikola Poposki stated that the previous Government while negotiating with Bulgaria, sought to achieve equality and reciprocity for all items in the agreement. “At the level of the working groups, the text was given as a draft with five or six empty spaces. For each empty space, there were option for Macedonian and Bulgarian proposals, which...

Gruevski – Petkov: The Agreement is important for the country’s Euro-Atlantic integrations

The Republic of Macedonia has an interest to develop and deepen the relations with neighboring Bulgaria, since it of mutual interest the ongoing progress of this country's Euro-Atlantic integrations - this was concluded during the meeting between the President of VMRO-DPMNE, Nikola Gruevski and the Ambassador of Bulgaria in Macedonia, Ivan Petkov. VMRO-DPMNE informs that "the Bulgarian Ambassador Petkov...

Zaev: The agreement for good neighborly relation with Bulgaria is in accordance with the national interest

The agreement of good neighborly relations with Bulgaria is in accordance with national interest, and this big step is in the interests of the peoples of Macedonia and Bulgaria, and also it is a reflection on the new spirit of policy from a generation of politicians who build bridges, not crash them, bring citizens together, not divide them", said...

The agreement for good neighborly relations with Bulgaria went well at a government session

Late last night, at a special session, Government accepted the report on the past negotiations for the agreement for friendship, good neighborly relations and collaboration with Bulgaria and also they accepted the coordinated text, the government's press service announced. "Government has made a decision that determines Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia, Zoran Zaev to sign the agreement of...

Zaev: The agreement with Bulgaria is a direct responsibility of Parliament

From Stip, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev told the citizens that the agreement for good neighborly relations with Bulgaria opens a serious perspective, and he, as an experienced politician in charge, "will not allow anything unwanted to happen to Macedonia”. Zaev responded to the requests regarding the secrecy of the discussion on this agreement and explained that the agreement would be...

Miloshoski: The Parliament should discuss the Agreement with Bulgaria on Friday

VMRO-DPMNE's MPs will ask both from the Government and the Parliament to set a parliamentary session this Friday at which the Agreement for good neighborly relations between Macedonia and Bulgaria will be discussed. This was announced today by VMRO-DPMNE's MP Antonio Miloshoski who said that the Friday session, if it is set, will be a good opportunity for the...

Dimitrov and Zaharieva are putting finishing touches on the Agreement for good neighborly relations

The head of the Macedonian diplomacy, Nikola Dimitrov and his Bulgarian colleague, Ekaterina Zaharieva, will be finishing the articles from the Agreement for Good Neighborly Relations during the weekend in Sofia for which the working groups from both sides have been negotiating. The small technical adjustments, as were called by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev should be finished by today,...

VMRO-DPMNE calls on MANU to explain the agreement with Bulgaria

The opposition VMRO-DPMNE, in their regular morning press release called on the Macedonian Academy of Science and Art (MANU) to explain the good neighbourly relations agreement, which Prime Minister Zoran Zaev intends to sign with Bulgaria. “MANU must make their position clear on the agreement Zaev intends to sign with Bulgaria. MANU’s silence on such essential issues opens up space...

SDSM: We failed to reach an agreement with Besa, but we have left doors open for cooperation

In a brief statement today, SDSM informed that they failed to reach an agreement on some issues with the Besa Movement, but left doors open for cooperation on reforms. “We inform you, in connection with the negotiations with the Besa party, despite the fact that we agreed to share the commitment for urgent reforms for democratic and European development in...

While the “Magyar Telekom” case finishes in the US, it still remains stuck in the judiciary system in Macedonia

At the moment, two cases have been opened against “Magyar Telekom”, even though they started a long time ago, and whether intentionally or not, have not moved since they hit a dead end. Yesterday, former directors of “Magyar Telekom” Elek Straub and Andras Balogh, who were accused of having secret agreements with the Prime Minister at the time and other...

Ahmeti: We are part of the majority and we will not breach the agreement

We are part of the majority and we will not breach the agreement, said DUI’s party leader Ali Ahmeti, after the meeting with the EU's Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations and the three EU MPs, Ivo Vajgl, Eduard Kukan and Knut Fleckenstein at the Parliament. -We gave our signatures for a parliamentary majority and we don’t plan to...