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Zaev, Dimitrov and Osmani Hold Meetings with EU Heads

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev together with Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Nikola Dimitrov and Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani on Thursday held a series of virtual meetings with EU leaders, among which were European Council President Charles Michel, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell, EU Special Representative for the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue and other Western Balkan ...

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Germany Expects Start of EU-Macedonia Negotiations in December

“For Germany and the whole Berlin process, it would be a failure if Macedonia does not start negotiations by the end of the year, and we are doing everything in our power to make it happen,” says German Ambassador to the country Anke Holstein. She expects the member states of the Union, which unanimously gave the green light to Macedonia ...

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Johansson Asks Bulgarian PM to Unblock Frontex Agreement with Macedonia

The joint action of Macedonia and FRONTEX in the country has been shaken, after Bulgaria blocked the implementation of the initialled agreement on joint border management. This was stated by EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson at a press briefing in Brussels. She confirmed to reporters that she was in constant contact with the government in Sofia in order ...

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“Brussels Times”: After Athens, Skopje Now Faces Dispute with Sofia

After resolving the name issue with Greece, which has blocked the start of the country’s membership talks for years, Macedonia now faces another dispute, with its neighbour Bulgaria over language and history, the Brussels Times reported. The paper cites works by the European Commission as saying that good neighbourly relations and regional co-operation remain essential elements of the enlargement process, ...

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“Berlin Process” – Skopje: The Future of Region is EU

“Ensuring the safety and security of the citizens has always been and will remain a priority for all of us. The challenges are the same, only the ways we deal with them change. Illegal migration, organized crime, arms trafficking, drugs, human trafficking, the fight against corruption are at the top of the agendas of the institutions we run. The security ...

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Record Number of 535 New COVID-19 Patients

The Ministry of Health informs that in the last 24 hours 2,445 tests have been performed, and 535 new cases of COVID-19 have been registered. The total number of diagnosed in the country since the beginning of the epidemic is 22,170, the number of recovered patients is 16,758, the number of dead is 815, and currently the number of active ...

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Zaev Assessed Mickoski’s Claim as Irresponsible

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani rejects the claims by VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski that Bulgaria is seeking a new agreement between Skopje and Sofia that would include constitutional changes. According to Osmani, there are no talks with the Bulgarian side on new agreements, only intensified talks on several levels in order to overcome the current open issues and strengthen the work ...

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No Agreement Between Government and Opposition for Online Sessions

Since the ruling majority lacks corona-positive MPs, there is no majority in the Assembly to vote on laws or a quorum to work without the opposition. The coalition partners SDSM and DUI propose that the sessions be held in the hall, but that the infected MPs be included online. They seek consensus with the opposition on such changes in the ...

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Osmani Meets Borissov and Zakharieva in Sofia

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zakharieva met with Macedonian Foreign Minister Osmani in Sofia. Borisov set November 10, the date when the Berlin Process will take place, which is chaired by Macedonia and Bulgaria, as a time for, as he said, a compromise solution that will satisfy everyone. Borisov told Osmani that a lot of ...

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NATO Sec Gen Stoltenberg and PM Zaev Hold Joint Press-conference in Brussels

“Today, I can announce that North Macedonia will receive a COVID-19 assistance package from NATO’s new medical stockpile. This will include 60 ventilators and other urgently needed equipment worth approximately 1.4 million euros. And this comes of course in addition to the aid and support we have already delivered. This is NATO solidarity in action,” the Alliance’s Sec Gen, Jens ...

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