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Dimitrov will ask for help in Berlin for starting the EU negotiations

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikola Dimitrov, during the visit to Berlin on the 6th of September, will ask Germany and the European Union to help Macedonia to completely accomplish the Euro-Atlantic integration. -This is a chance for the EU and Germany to show that not only they are able to help by stopping the crisis and to prevent it...

Brussels will soon express their position on the trade crisis triggered by Croatia

Europe is seriously reviewing the crisis caused by the Croatian authorities with their decision to increase the phytosanitary control fees by 22 times, for the imports of fruits and vegetables from third world countries, among which is Macedonia. The Serbian news portal "Novosti" says, that very soon, it is expected that Brussels will express its stance and try to resolve...

Moscow: USA and EU didn’t hesitate to interfere into Macedonia’s internal affairs

US Vice President Mike Pence made another series of anti-Russian statements in Podgorica, scaring leaders of Western Balkan states with a mythic “Russian threat” and went as far as to accuse our country of attempts to redraw the borders in the region by force, said the press reaction issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Pence's statement...

Xhaferi: We have a common homeland and we are all responsible to preserve and develop it

Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi in his address at Mechkin Kamen in Kruševo said that in the past 26 years the country has gone through many disputes and crises, but the spirit of unity and coexistence has not been disturbed. He said that the foundations of that coexistence were founded in the Kruševo Manifesto. “We have a common homeland and we...

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...

Albani: We hope that with EU mediation we will find a compromise for the solution over the name dispute

Macedonia, with the new government led by Zoran Zaev, can again begin to focus on projects on foreign policy, such as the REU and NATO integration, said in an interview for the "European Western Balkans" the German MP from the ranks of the ruling Christian-Democratic Union (CDU) Stephan Albani who is presiding with the German-Southeastern European Parliamentary Group. "Macedonia has...

Osmani: There won’t be a general retention election of judges

I think that the interpretation that the government or the new parliamentary majority will be making a retention election of judges is absolutely wrong. The role of the new Judicial Council in defining the procedures for electing or disciplining judges will increase, said the VP for Euro-Integrations, Bujar Osmani in the "Radio Free Europe's weekly interview. VP Osmani said...

Bieber: The Government in Macedonia can break the cycle of cynicism about the EU enlargement

The new government in Macedonia can be the new impulse for breaking the cycle of cynicism that rules within the European Union and the Western Balkans countries regarding the Union's enlargement process, said Florian Bieber, a professor at the Professor at the University of Graz and member of the Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group (BiEPAG), in an interview...

Dimovski: We will vote for the declaration, but not for the conclusions from the “3-6-9” plan

The coordinator of one of the ten parliamentary groups of VMRO-DPMNE, Ilija Dimovski, at a session of the Committee on European Affairs, said that the party would support the declaration for speeding up the reform and integration processes, but not the conclusions. He also asked that in the declaration, they insert a point that would require the respect and...

The Parliament has to pass a declaration for speeding up the reforms from the “3-6-9” plan

The Parliamentary Commission for European Issues at today's session, on which agenda is the Government's reformatory plan "3-6-9" has to pass a declaration for speeding up the reformatory and integrative process for Macedonia's membership in the European Union and NATO. The aim of the declaration, as was stated in the Commission's expose, is to "confirm the consensual and non-party...

Ivanov – Baily: New incentive for Macedonia’s NATO membership is needed

Today, at “Villa Biljana” in Ohrid, the President of the country, Gjorge Ivanov met with the US Ambassador to the country, Jess Baily, where he stated that he expected American support and that their engagement will continue regarding Macedonia's membership in the EU and NATO. “The Macedonian President pointed out that it is necessary to create a new motive and...

Tsipras: Name issue must be resolved before our tiny neighbour joins NATO, EU

The Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has repeated today that the name dispute between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) must be resolved before the tiny Balkan neighbor can join the European Union and NATO, reports the Greek daily newspaper "Kathimerini." Speaking during a joint press conference with Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić ahead of a trilateral summit...

Dimitrov: We do not need hundreds of monuments to be proud Macedonians

“The Macedonia I represent, is a more mature Macedonia. We do not need hundreds of monuments on Skopje Square to be proud Macedonians. This Macedonia approaches its neighbours without prejudice and fear”, said Macedonian Foreign Minister, Nikola Dimitrov in an interview with the regional television “H1”. Regarding the name dispute, Dimitrov said that during his recent visit to Athens, progress...

Gruevski’s reply to Hahn: VMRO-DPMNE will support all reforms that are in the interest of the citizens

The activities that refer to the integration processes should be implemented and VMRO-DPMNE will support all the reforms that it will mark as of interest of the citizens, stressed the leader of the opposition party, Nikola Gruevski during a meeting with the European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn. Gruevski, as announced by VMRO-DPMNE, at the...

Zaev: By July 1st, “Roadmap” will be ready and it will lead us to negotiations for EU membership

The Government is working on their action plan called “Roadmap”, which should be finalized by July 1st, and covers all the reforms in key areas such as the rule of law, professional state institutions, independent regulatory bodies and freedom of the press. This was stressed by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev at a joint press conference with EU Commissioner for...

Bulgaria and Greece to Macedonia: If you want membership in the EU and NATO, respect history

The countries in the Balkans must respect history and develop good neighbourly relations if they want to join the European Union and NATO, concluded Bulgarian President Rumen Radev and his Greek counterpart, President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, at their meeting in Athens yesterday. Radev's visit to Athens comes at a time when the focus of the EU's enlargement to the Western Balkans...

Both the government and the opposition must focus on the reforms, said Hahn before his visit to Skopje

The new government and the opposition should focus on the implementation and the reformatory priorities including the Przino Agreement in order to return Macedonia on its way towards the European Union said today’s announcement issued by the Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, who will be visiting Macedonia on Monday. "The country has finally overcome,...

Zaev asks for support from civil societies for the realization of the reform priorities

The Government's intention is getting a clear reference for the beginning of the negotiations with the European Union at the end of this year, and next year there should be a date for the beginning of the negotiations for full membership. Today this was noted by the Prime minister Zoran Zaev whilst addressing at the very beginning of the...

Šekerinska – Althauser: Macedonia should be there where it belongs – part of NATO and the EU

With the realization of the reformatory procedures in the domain of rule of law, freedom of the press and control over the executive power, in a very brief time we shall show that Macedonia can be seen as a country that has established the essence of the democratic principles. This was stressed by the Minister of Defence, Radmila Šekerinska...

Dimitrov: The procedure to send Nikolovski as an Ambassador to the EU will be stopped

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikola Dimitrov announced that the procedure for sending Aleksandar Nikolovski as an Ambassador at the EU's headquarters in Brussels has been stopped. -The procedure will be stopped. Basically, the procedure has been stopped, as this is more political folklore or political-party folklore. Who will he be representing if at the moment he is a secretary...