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Macedonian Foreign Affairs’ Minister Dimitrov states that March is a test for EU’s geopolitical ambitions

In order to be able to continue with talks about this region's European perspectives, it is necessary to achieve a consensus for green lighting the start of the accession negotiations with North Macedonia without any delays, said the Foreign Affairs Minister, Nikola Dimitrov during his stay in Thessaloniki, informs the MFA. Upon invitation from Greece's Minister of Foreign Affairs,...

Veliki događaj za Makedoniju, srpski “Kurir” propratio uz velike špekulacije

U vesti o preporukama Evropske Komisije (EK) Evropskom savetu da odredi datum za početak pregovora Severne Makedonije sa Evropskom Unijom (EU) za učlanjenje u evropski savez, srpske novine “Kurir” na svojoj onlajn-platformi prekjuče su plasirale tekst koji sadrži nekoliko špekulacija i netačnu informaciju. Iz poprilično “bulevarskog” naslova koji počinje velikim slovima, a nastavlja špekulacijom, do samog kraja, tekst srpskog medija...

Pendarovski: Europe has shown that it knows how to value political courage

We received a clear recommendation to start accession negotiations without any additional conditions. The report is the best so far, said President Stevo Pendarovski, after receiving the European Commission's Report about the country's advancement for 2019. He said that the EU knows how to value political courage. It only remains for the country to fight against corruption. -Europe has shown that...

European Commission’s report is generally positive but with several remarks

The European Commission's report about Macedonia's advancement for 2019 is the most positive to date with positive words about the reforms, but there were comments about areas where more work is needed. Stressing that North Macedonia has continued to maintain a steady pace of implementation of EU reforms and the strengthening of democracy and the rule of law, it...

Fouere: Even if the negotiations don’t start in June, the reforms must continue

Erwan Fouere, the former EU Ambassador to Skopje, says he is disappointed by European Commission’s compromises with the countries opposing the enlargement and warns that negotiations with North Macedonia represent a test of EU’s credibility, MIA reports from Brussels. Fouere believes the statement by Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn over ‘the preparatory stage of negotiations’ is an unwelcome compromise with these...

Possible meeting between Mogherini and Western Balkan prime minsters in December

The European Commission is considering the possibility of a meeting between high-level foreign policy official, Federica Mogherini, and the prime minsters of the Western Balkans, in the second half of December. The media in Serbia, citing sources in Brussels, report that the Western Balkan six include - Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia and Serbia - and for now there is...

Elections or not, screening will continue but for EU negotiations, changes to Constitution must be made

Macedonia has begun screening for the EU accession process which will end in June 2019, however, if the Prespa Accord there will be no membership negotiations, explains Bojan Maricic, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Chief Technical Negotiator in the European Integration Process. Screening, or determining the alignment of Macedonian legislation with EU law, is a technical process...

Thimonier: The recommendation for the EU is questionable due to the way the Law on the Use of Languages has been enacted

French Ambassador Christian Thimonier said for SDK.mk that the unconditional recommendation to start EU membership negotiations can be problematic, because the Law on the Use of Languages in the Parliament was adopted yesterday without a minimum of consensus and without a civilized discussion. “Yesterday it was a disappointing day because we saw events that we thought we had already turned...

Osmani expects Macedonia to join the EU fast track by 2025

The EU Enlargement Strategy is one of the most important initiatives of the European Commission for the region, said Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs, Bujar Osmani at today's coordinative working breakfast with ambassadors and their representatives from Western Balkan countries. The meeting was held ahead of the publication of the European Commission's Strategy for Enlargement with the Western Balkan...

EU member states have decided to divide 120,000 refugees

Today, the European Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs decided on the allocation of 120,000 refugees from Greece, Italy and other Member States that have been directly affected by the refugee crisis, announced the European Commission. "According to this decision, the EU is now in a position in the next two years to allocate a total of 120,000 people who...

What they said about the fiasco of negotiations in Brussels

Negotiations that lasted more than 12 hours in Brussels between the leaders of VMRO-DPMNE, SDSM, DPA and DUI, Nikola Gruevski, Zoran Zaev, Ali Ahmeti and Menduh Thaci, were unsuccessful. SDSM and VMRO-DPMNE accused each other of breaking the negotiations. Here are the statements of the concerned parties at one place: Nikola Gruevski: Zaev didn’t come to reach an agreement. He came not...