DM Sekerinska meets MEP Schieder

The Deputy PM and Defence Minsiter Radmila Sekerinska met on Friday in Brussels the Co-president of the European Parliamentary (EP) Committee of the EU and North Macedonia, Andreas Schieder. As the Office of Sekerinska reports, the interlocutors discussed the integration of Macedonia in the EU, with Sekerinska presenting to Schieder the priorities of the Macedonian government related to the integration in the EU and the new draft-methodology on enlargement suggested by France. “The government remains dedicated to the implementation of all EU-related processes. We conduct reforms in the sectors of judiciary and for improvement of the democratic capacities. After the great success we realised with our integration in NATO, the citizens are more motivated and support the integration in EU as well. We hope that our efforts are properly valued by the EU,” Sekerinska told Schieder, who in return voiced support for the integration of Macedonia in the EU, and expressed hope that the relations between Macedonia and the EP will develop further in positive atmosphere. Later on Thursday, Sekerinska attended in Brussels the meeting of party leaders of the Party of European Socialists (PES) as a Vice-president of SDSM. During the meeting, Sekerinska had short bilateral meetings with numerous leaders of sister-parties all around Europe, like the Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez, the former Greek PM Alexis Tsipras and the former Bulgarian PM Sergey Stanishev. The meeting of PES was also attended by the new Finnish PM Sanna Marin, as well as the president of the European Parliament David Sassoli and the EU High Representative for Security and Foreign Policy Josep Borrell. IN her conversation with Sanchez, Sekerinska has pointed out the importance of the ratification of the NATO Protocol for Accession of Macedonia by the Spanish Parliament, with Sanchez promising that that process will be concluded on time.