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PM Zaev Participates in Discussion at Delphi Economic Forum in Greece

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev participated on Thursday in a panel discussion at the Delphi Economic Forum that took place in Athens, Greece. PM Zaev spoke about the benefits from the Prespa Agreement, as well as the current events in scope of the EU-integration of official Skopje. “With the Prespa Agreement we removed the final obstacle on our way to becoming ...

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PM Zaev: Greece Opens Border for Our Citizens on Friday

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev held a bilateral meeting with his Greek counterpart Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Athens on Thursday. After the meeting, PM Zaev wrote on Facebook that Greece will open its land borders for the citizens of North Macedonia on Friday 14 May 2021. “The ramp at the Evzoni border-crossing will be lifted form tomorrow for all our citizens who ...

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Hungarian FM Szijjarto Pays Official Visit to Macedonia

Hungarian Foreign Affairs Minister Peter Szijjarto paid on Wednesday an official visit to Macedonia, and handed over a donation of 6,000 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, which will be used for vaccination of employees in the Interior Ministry. Szijjarto was welcomed at the Skopje Airport by his Macedonian counterpart Bujar Osmani and Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski. “This donation from Hungary comes as ...

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Robertson: Bulgaria Should Lift Blockade for Skopje’s EU Accession Talks

Former NATO Secretary General George Robertson called upon Bulgaria to lift the blockade imposed on Skopje for start of the EU accession process. Robertson reminded Bulgaria that it is good to have a more pragmatic approach towards international risks while defending the true values of the EU. “Back in 2001, North Macedonia was on the brink of a civil conflict, ...

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Zaev: Time for EU to Fulfil Promises Towards Country

We do not want to wait any longer for start of the accession talks with EU, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said at a press conference after a meeting with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell in Brussels. “Since March 2020 we have a confirmation that our country has meet all necessary conditions to start the ...

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Zacarias: We Invest Efforts to Help Skopje and Sofia Overcome Bilateral Issues

Portugal will invest efforts to help official Skopje and Sofia to resolve bilateral disputes so that the accession talks for North Macedonia kick off before the end of June 2021, Portuguese State Secretary for Europe Ana Paula Zacarias said during a session of the General Affairs Council of the EU in Brussels. “The Portuguese presidency over the EU will make ...

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Gjurcinovski, Byrnes Observe “Trojan Footprint 21” Exercise at Krivolak

Chief of Staff of the Macedonian Army (ARM) General Major Vasko Gjurcinovski and US Ambassador Kate Marie Byrnes observed at the Krivolak Military Training Grounds activities of the military exercise “Trojan Footprint 21” conducted by ARM’s Special Forces Battalion and the US Army Europe forces. The exercise demonstrated the interoperability between the two teams in executing land operations with air ...

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171 New COVID-19 Cases and 26 Deaths in Past 24 Hours

The Health Ministry registered in the past 24 hours 171 new cases of COVID-19 as well as 26 deaths of COVID-19 patients. So far in the country 154,222 cases of COVID-19 were registered, of which 138,779 are cured, 10,308 remain active, while 5,135 have passed away. The Health Ministry also informed that so far 145,043 citizens have been vaccinated against ...

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Borrell: North Macedonia and Albania Will Not Be Decoupled

EU High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell stated during the Meeting of EU Foreign Ministers that they reached an agreement that there are no intentions for decoupling of Macedonia and Albania in the EU accession process. “For the first time after 2 years, the Western Balkans will once more be prioritised at the ...

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PM Zaev Meets EC President Von der Leyen in Brussels

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev held a meeting in Brussels on Monday with President of the European Commission (EC) Ursula von der Leyen, at which Zaev asked for more active participation of the EC in processes for unblocking the start of the accession talks between official Brussels and Skopje. “The Macedonian identity is a matter of facts, science, but also tradition, ...

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