Monthly Archives: July 2021

PM Zaev Doesn’t Feel He Is to Blame for Bulgarian Veto

PM Zoran Zaev doesn’t feel he is to be blamed for Bulgaria’s veto. In an interview with TV21, he rejects the opposition’s accusations, saying if he were a traitor, there would have been no veto. According to Zaev, the non-presence of Bulgarian representatives in the Prespa Forum Dialogue is not a good message. However, the PM is optimistic. Though he ...

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Reeker: EU’s Decisions on Skopje and Tirana Undermine Union’s Credibility

According to the US Acting Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Philip Reeker, the EU’s decisions on North Macedonia and Albania undermine the organisation’s credibility. As he said at a joint press-conference with PM Zoran Zaev in the frames of the Prespa Forum Dialogue on Friday, that, in turn, sends a wrong signal that strengthens the perfections ...

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Merkel Convinced Future of Western Balkans Is in Truly United Europe

On the occasion of the upcoming virtual summit of the Berlin Process, scheduled for Monday, which will be hosted by Germany, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was convinced the future of the Western Balkans was in a truly United Europe. According to her, there are still a lot of challenges in the region, mistrust and nationalisms haven’t disappeared, while ...

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Mickoski Continues Criticism of Government over Bulgaria Issue

According to VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski, the halt on North Macedonia’s EU path is a result of the “bad and unreasonable” policies employed by PM Zoran Zaev and his party, SDSM. As he said at a press-conference on Friday, Zaev and Deputy PM for European Affairs Nikola Dimitrov are demonstrating “green market” diplomacy, which according to Mickoski, is due to ...

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PM Zaev Holds Meetings and Delivers Address at Prespa Forum Dialogue

On Thursday, PM Zoran Zaev held a meeting in Ohrid with ex-Greek PM Alexis Tsipras. The benefits of the Prespa deal are felt every day, Zaev and Tsipras, who’s now a SYRIZA MP, assessed. According to them, the essence of the deal, with its force and importance, obliges the EU to remove the obstacles for the EU integration of North ...

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Prespa Forum Dialogue: Osmani Partakes in Session of Ministers

In the frames of the Prespa Forum Dialogue, Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani participated in the Session of Ministers in charge of foreign affairs “Building Confidence through Dialogue”. Talking about the Western Balkans in any time concept, Osmani said dialogue could be identified as a key shortcoming in the proper political surrounding. “For 20 years already, North Macedonia has been maturing ...

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Ministers Dimitrov and Maricic Participate in Prespa Forum Dialogue

The Prespa Forum Dialogue, which started on Thursday, included on its first day a number of panels and activities involving ministers. Deputy PM for European Affairs Nikola Dimitrov participated in the panel “The Road to the EU: What to Expect When You’re Expecting?”, discussing European values and their importance, especially with regards to language diversity as one of the pillars ...

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US Disappointed over Latest Developments on Skopje’s Path

The US is disappointed that the issue of opening first intergovernmental conferences for North Macedonia and Albania wasn’t solved despite the strong advocacy and reasonable solutions of the Portuguese Presidency and strong European partners. That message was sent by the US Special Representative for the Western Balkans, Matthew Palmer, at Thursday’s panel “On the Road to A Better Connected and ...

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27 April Organisers Case: Prosecutor Ruskovska Submits Changed Charge

Prosecutor Vilma Ruskovska has submitted a changed charge in the case concerning the alleged organisers of the 27 April 2017 storming of Parliament. In it, it is said тхат ex-ministers Spiro Ristovski and Mile Janakieski were organisers of the For a Joint Macedonia protests. As Ruskovska said in the closing arguments on Thursday, everything was planned, while only the date ...

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New Reactions to Comments on Language Made by Zacarias

The statement made by Portugal’s Secretary of State for European Affairs, Ana Paula Zacarias, about the Macedonian language, if accurately reported, is in full contradiction with the Portuguese Proposal in terms of both essence and methodology, North Macedonia’s Government said on Wednesday. It added that such statements didn’t help in any way in the process to build confidence and joint ...

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