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European Council’s session about the start of Macedonia’s EU accession negotiations was postponed

The members of the European Council held a video conference and decided to postpone the European Council's meeting that was scheduled for 26th and 27th of March inform world media. The reason for postponement was the current situation with the coronavirus. At this Council's meeting, the decision for starting Macedonia's EU accession negotiations was supposed to be made....

Macedonian Foreign Affairs Minister Dimitrov says the good news arriving from Spain will be a reality in March

The Foreign Affairs Minister Nikola Dimitrov is visiting today the Kingdom of Spain, upon invitation by Arancha Gonzales Laya, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation Dimitrov was informed that the ratification of the Accession Protocol was already started at the Spanish Parliament and it is expected to be adopted tomorrow by the Committee for Foreign Affairs and...

European Commission adopts the new method and both Brussels and Skopje are happy with it

The European Commission has adopted the new methodology for the enlargement of the European Union towards the countries of the Western Balkans. For Macedonia and Albania, the new methodology will be obligatory while Serbia and Montenegro will decide for themselves according to which system they will continue the negotiations with the EU in the forthcoming period. At the press...

The Macedonian Journalists Association takes part in the Council of Europe’s media conference in Ljubljana

The Registry f professional online media that the Association of Journalists of Macedonia and the Council of Media Ethics of Macedonia (CMEM) will be promoting this month has caused a great interest and support from journalists and media professionals, that were attending the conference organized by the Council of Europe "The Last Call for Qualitative Journalism" that took place...

Dimitrov and Dendias have agreed upon the further implementation of the Prespa Agreement

The Foreign Affairs Minister Nikola Dimitrov is visiting Geneva as part of the delegation led by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev to participate at the meeting organized by the World Economic Forum on the subject of "Strategic dialogue for the Western Balkans". On the margins of the meeting, Dimitrov has met with the Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias "During...

Germany will keep supporting Macedonia’s European perspective

For Germany, the start of the accession negotiations for Macedonia with the European Union is and will remain to be of essential issue of the security and stability in Europe. "With its decision on the 26th of September, the German Bundestag fulfilled its responsibility. Our position never changed and it has to serve further as an impulse for thinking...

Netherlands wants to start accession negotiations with Macedonia but not with Albania

The Dutch parliament supported the start of the EU accession negotiations with Macedonia but it positioned itself towards Albania with a more critical tone. At the session of the Parliamentary Committee for European Affairs it was stressed that in the past few years, Macedonia has done many positive steps forward. The Dutch MPs have noticed that Macedonia should pass...

We have a European public administration and Macedonian unemployment rates

The official number of employees in the public sector is close to the European average rates , as a percentage of the total number of employees, but it is still close to the Macedonian unemployment rates. Simoultaneously, the average unemployment rate in the EU is 6.8% or less than a half compared to the Macedonian. According to Annual Report...

Zaev – Babiš: European politicians must keep their word and provide a date for negotiations

Skopje and Athens have managed to find common ground, and have reached a compromise concerning the name dispute. As a country, you did your share, a referendum was held, you have changed the name and the Constitution, various reforms were implemented and now the European politicians who promised you that after doing so, will start negotiations with the European...

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...

Žbogar: We expect the Law on Languages to come into force and the reforms should continue

EU Ambassador Samuel Žbogar answered a journalist’s question regarding the law, that the adoption on the Law on the Use of Languages will improve the relations between the communities and it will bring the country back to the reform agenda. On a journalist's question, what his comment is regarding the fact that Ivanov did not sign the Decree on the...

Lavrov: The EU is passive in regards to the Tirana platform and the violation of the Ohrid Framework Agreement

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, at a joint press conference with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade, reiterated Macedonia yesterday, stating that Moscow is "concerned about the EU's passivity with regard to the initiative coming from Tirana about the “Tirana platform” which, as he said, is "an explicit call for creating a Greater Albania". “There are enough examples which give...

The Cyrillic alphabet, traditional embroidery and the national tricolor in the logo of the Bulgarian presidency with EU

Bulgaria, which took over the presidency of the Council of the European Union presented the logo under which it will lead the Union in the forthcoming 6 months. As stated on the official Twitter profile created for this purpose, the logo depicts three symbols that represent the Bulgarian identity -the Cyrillic Alphabet, traditional embroidery and the national tricolor. "The logo reflects...

This is the beginning of a wonderful friendship, Juncker told Zaev

We are very pleased with the work the Prime Minister has done so far, and even though this is our first meeting, I know that this is a start of a wonderful friendship, said today in Brussels the President of the European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker during the joint press conference with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and the EU...

Zaev: We are in Brussels to convince the EC that we deserve a recommendation for negotiations in 2018

We have come with arguments, positive developments have been created after the long, delayed process of our EU integration, stated Prime Minister Zoran Zaev via the social network “Twitter” at the start of his two-day visit to Brussels. He points out that the Government will continue to implement the reforms and the will of the people, but also to persuade...

Macedonia and Albania on the right path to the EU, concludes Hahn

The Western Balkans is pushing for the opening of the European Union's door, and it is possible, in Spring for Brussels to give the green light to starting accession negotiations with Macedonia and Albania, wrote the Austrian newspaper "Kurier". The daily newspaper says that EU Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Commissioner, Johannes Hahn met with journalists from the region...

Ivanov asks Tusk to send a positive message for unblocking the integration of Macedonia

President Gjorge Ivanov, at today's meeting with the President of the European Council Donald Tusk in Brussels, called for "a new impulse and sending a positive message" to unblock Macedonia's integration into the European Union and start accession negotiations. Responding to a journalist's question on whether an attempt has been made to accommodate a larger number of migrants in Macedonia...

Young people in the region have a negative attitude towards immigrants

Young people from countries in the Western Balkans, have a negative attitude towards immigrants, even though most of them have never come into contact with an immigrant. The main reason for the youth’s negative attitude towards immigrants is the negative perception of the religion of Islam. This was shown by research, and a survey on the perception and the attitudes of...

Osmani to Loiseau: We expect concrete steps from the EU and NATO for Macedonia’s progress

Today in Paris, Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs, Bujar Osmani, met with the Minister for European Affairs at the French Foreign Ministry, Nathalie Loiseau, where they discussed the Euro-Atlantic integration of Macedonia, as well as bilateral cooperation between the two countries. Osmani informed Loiseau about the implementation of the "3-6-9" plan and pointed out that the implementation of the...

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...