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Zaev – Žbogar: In Brussels there is a great optimism because Macedonia is going forward

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev has met today with the EU Ambassador Samuel Žbogar and during the meeting, Zaev has stated that the Government is determined to build a quality life for all of its citizens. The Eu Ambassador, informs the Government, has said that in Brussels there is a great optimism about Macedonia's future steps and that the country...

Dimitrov in Tallinn: I have a great story at this hopeful moment for Macedonia

I have a great story to tell EU ministers at this hopeful moment for Macedonia, said Macedonian Foriegn Minister, Nikola Dimitrov, in the Estonian capital, Tallinn. The informal meeting of foreign ministers of the member states of the European Union and the candidate countries for EU membership is being held there. Dimitrov hopes that negotiations for Macedonia’s EU membership can...

Societas Civilis and Konrad Adenauer will monitor the implementation of the “3-6-9” plan

In the reformatory process, all of those who are making political decisions, regardless of the reports that are coming from the EU, should be included, said the representative of the "Konrad Adenauer" foundation, Johannes Rey, at today's press conference dedicated to the start of the project for monitoring the implementation of the "3-6-9" plan. -The performance of one country...

Mickoski: Zaev gave Bulgaria an opportunity to block the option of opening new chapters in the negotiations

With the Treaty for good neighborliness, Bulgaria will have an opportunity to reassess Macedonia's behavior along its road towards the European Union as Zaev has accepted that Bulgaria will not to allow opening of any chapter in the membership negotiations if any of its goals and positions aren't met, said today the General Secretary of VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski. He...

Osmani: Politics will not interfere, Judicial Council will re-appoint new judges

The political parties of the new parliamentary majority and the Government are  for reforms, however, they will not conduct a general re-election of judges. Only the Judicial Council has jurisdiction over this matter, which is competent to solve these issues, said Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs, Bujar Osmani, before the beginning of the joint meeting of the Secretariat...

Zaev presents the 3-6-9 plan: A fast reform package for a recommendation and negotiations with the EU

Macedonia is making a breakthrough in its Euro-Atlantic aspirations through open transparent inclusiveness from all interested sides, stated Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, while presenting his reform plan called “3-6-9”. He pointed out that the numbers in the name represent points in time when reforms should be implemented. In the first three months, until the local elections, to ensure the removal of...

Hahn arrives next Monday, while Priebe on Tuesday

The European Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn's visit and participation at the open Government session is probably precedent, which will provide a new climate. We will propose to Hahn a draft-plan of measures, activities and time frames, said Vice President Bujar Osmani in Government today, while announcing the aggressive campaign which will follow in the next few...

Osmani: We will begin with an aggressive campaign for the realization of reform priorities

The government has begun an aggressive campaign to achieve the key reform priorities, to achieve progress in the next few months which will solely be committed to the EU agenda, and then we will be able to start negotiations for accession to the EU, said Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration Bujar Osmani at a press conference. Osmani said the visit to...

Hahn: Firstly a positive report by the EC is necessary and then approval from all 27 member states will be needed for negotiations to start

The forming of the new government is a positive development that reflects the democratic outcome of the elections in December, said EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn at the joint press conference in Brussels with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. -Macedonia has turned a new page after the political crisis which lasted too long. This is a new start but there is a...

Osmani expects an unconditional recommendation for negotiations with the EU by the end of summer

In this period, the Government is fully committed to actualize the urgent reform priorities in the next three months, so by the end of the summer the country can obtain an unconditional recommendation to start negotiations with the European Union, said Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration, Bujar Osmani in an interview for "Televizija 24". Osmani assessed that the arrival...

Croatia and Slovenia show their support for Dimitrov

The first meeting between between diplomats and the new Minister for Foreign Affairs, Nikola Dimitrov took place yesterday, where he talked with the ambassadors of Croatia and Slovenia, Danijela Barisic and Milan Jazbec, announced the Foreign Ministry. At the meeting at the MFA, acting as co-organizers, the ambassadors Jazbec and Barisic invited Foreign Minister Dimitrov to the Ministerial meeting which...

Kocijančič: We will closely monitor the elections, they are an opportunity for a fresh start

The European Union will closely monitor the elections on Sunday, and the EU is expected to give their initial reaction regarding the outcome on Monday afternoon, December 12, said Maja Kocijančič, a spokesperson from the European Commission. “In terms of what the next step will be, we, of course, will closely monitor the elections, as we have done with the...

Brussels won’t comment on whether they’re considering sanctions due to the obstruction of the SPO

The European Commission today repeated their previous stance that the Special Prosecutor's Office is a key part of the Pržino Agreement, signed by all the leaders of the main political parties. However, for now, Brussels do not yet wish to comment on whether they will take tougher measures or sanctions due to the obstruction of the work of the SPO,...

Hahn: Brexit is not an end to EU enlargement

The European Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn believes that the United Kingdoms’s exit from the EU does not mean the end of the enlargement of the EU, but provides, even more reasons for its enlargement. Hahn, while opening the business forum at the Summit for the Western Balkans in Paris, stressed that there is an EU...

USA: Partial revocations of the pardons threatens aspirations towards NATO and the EU

The US Embassy in Macedonia called for a complete withdrawal of the pardons in order to return the country on its Euro-Atlantic path. “As we said last week, partial or selective revocations of the pardons will add to a growing sense of impunity in this country and prevent Macedonia from making progress on its most important goals, including progress towards...

Dutch Foreign Minister Koenders visits Macedonia

Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders today in Skopje will meet with the Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki and the President of Macedonia, Gjorge Ivanov. The Foreign Ministry announced that the main topic of discussion will be dealing with the migrant crisis, the Dutch Presidency of the EU Council, the European integration of Macedonia and the bilateral relations between the two...

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...

Borisov: Bulgaria’s position on the Euro-Atlantic integration of Macedonia remains unchanged

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov confirmed support for Macedonia in its Euro-Atlantic integration. Answering a question of former Foreign Minister Kristijan Vegenin, Borisov said that the policy of the Bulgarian Government towards Macedonia remains unchanged. - We expressed willingness to participate in discussions and to offer expert help for specific things related to our experience of the process of integration...