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Howitt for “Meta”: Macedonia did not fall over, but it is still standing on the edge

In the past three years, since the 24th of December, 2012, it seems that Macedonia is in a constant political crisis. After the agreement of 15 July, you said that the country managed to pull itself from the brink. What is your point of view about the current situation, bearing in mind that the political leaders breached all the...

Hahn: Without freedom of the media, one can not be part of the EU

The freedom of the media is especially important for the expansion of the European Union, said the European Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, adding that there is still work to be done on the freedom of expression and media in potential EU member states. “The freedom of the media is at the core of EU negotiations...

On the 5th of November, will Macedonia get a conditional recommendation from the EC ?

On the 5th of November, the European Commission (EC) will publish their reports on the progress of the Western Balkans, Turkey, and Macedonia, according to the sources referred to by the portal "Nova TV" will get a conditional recommendation for the start of accession negotiations with the European Union (EU). As the portal suggests, the requirement will be the implementation...

European Commission implores parties to adopt the electoral law as soon as possible

The European Commission does not want to comment on whether they will become more actively involved in addressing the new stalemate in negotiations which began over the electoral law, nor have they commented on whether senior officials or the Commissioner Johannes Hahn Macedonia are planning to visit. The spokeswoman Maya Kocijancic for the EU Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn,...

SDSM: International Community will offer a new electoral bill, without the Diaspora’s vote

Most issues, which were discussed yesterday, working groups have closed the topics, but SDSM informs us that the problem was the question of the vote for the Diaspora and decision-making in the SEC. It is possible that in this election the Diaspora voting will be suspended at the request of the international community. Today, a new meeting of the working...

Poposki in Luxemburg: Macedonia expects to be treated like any other EU member state

Macedonian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Nikola Poposki attended a working breakfast in Luxemburg with diplomats from established EU nations, as well as nations with candidate status, to discuss the current refugee crisis engulfing Europe. Poposki said, " Europe has to come together to resolve this issue, because a country, acting on its own, simply does not have the required...

Mogherini: The doors to Europe can’t remain shut

Frederica Mogherini, the current High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy, who also holds office as Vice-President of the European Commission has issued a statement on the current immigration crisis. She stated that the immigration crisis now facing us in Europe is one of the biggest crisis's the continent has faced since the World...

EU report: UBK was alpha and omega in the country

EU experts' report notes serious shortcomings in five areas: interception of communications, judiciary and prosecution, external oversight by independent bodies, elections and media, reports "A1on". The report reads that the recordings of wiretapped conversations, according to content, indicate that they are made at the National Intelligence Service. "The content of many of the recordings suggests indications of illegal activity and abuse...

EU delegation calling for calmness and determining the facts

Regarding the gunfight in Kumanovo this morning, delegation of the European Union in Skopje calls for calmness from the public and asks to wait for the facts to be determined by the relevant authorities. "Delegation of the European Union is closely monitoring reports of the police operation, which is ongoing in the area of Kumanovo, in which there was an...

Macedonia on the EU agenda this week

In the following days, Macedonia will be present on the European agenda. With the expected conclusion that should be adopted tomorrow by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, the Prime Minister's participation on a meeting of the European Commission regarding transport policy in the region and the third round of negotiations between the government and opposition in the European Parliament,...

Kosovo President sees unification of Albanians only through EU

Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga sees the unification of Albanians seen in the European Union. According to her, joining the EU means unity not only of Albanians, but of all Balkan nations aspiring to European integration. - Integrating the EU will mark the unification with the idea and with the soul of political and economic freedom, equality and cooperation among all peoples,...

Either transitional government or EU governor until new elections, suggested Brussels diplomats

EU officials are accusing the government of Nikola Gruevski "that it is leading the country to disaster" and urge the government and opposition to sit down at the negotiating table and to prevent such a scenario, reports "EurActiv", website which focuses on the policies of the European Union. As "EurActiv" stated, diplomats feel that political parties in Macedonia are unlikely...