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Stoltenberg: Macedonia full NATO member by 2020

NATO Sec Gen Jens Stoltenberg expressed a strong support for the Prespa Agreement to be finalised and implemented during the Summit of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of NATO member-states in Brussels. “The integration of West Balkans in NATO is very important for the stability of the entire Balkan region, which is why we welcome the efforts made by Skopje so ...

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FM Dimitrov, DM Sekerinska meets EU’s Mogherini, Hahn

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Dimitrov and the Minister of Defence Radmila Sekerinska met Wednesday in Brussels the EU High Representative for Foreign Policy Federica Mogherini and EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn. At the meeting, Sekerinska and Dimitrov informed Mogherini and Hahn for the successful development of all processes related to the implementation of the Prespa Agreement so far. ...

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MEPs voice support to Prespa Agreement, Reconciliation Process

The PM of Macedonia Zoran Zaev met on Wednesday in Skopje the MEPs Knut Fleckenstein and David McAllister. As reported by the governmental press service, the MEPs voiced strong support for the implementation of the Prespa Agreement and welcomed PM Zaev’s courage to fully implement the entire process. Zaev voiced his expectation related to voting in Parliament on constitutional amendments ...

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First debate on Amendments for Constitutional Changes held in Government

The Government of Macedonia held the first public debate on the amendments for changes to the Constitution of Macedonia, which were recently endorsed by the Parliament. Main speakers at the debate were PM Zoran Zaev, university professor and former Foreign Minister Ljubomir Frckoski and university professor Vlado Popovski. Frckoski and Popovski are also one of the co-authors of the Constitution ...

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Akashi: Prespa Agreement between Macedonia, Greece Beneficial

The Japanese diplomat who served as UN Secretary-General’s Personal Representative for the war in the former Yugoslavia Yasushi Akashi expressed support for the Prespa Agreement between Macedonia and Greece. “This is a very good agreement for the people in both countries. The countries in the Balkan region should finally reach the pint of reconciliation, and the fastest way to do ...

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Tsipras: We signed historic Agreement with Skopje

The Greek PM Alexis Tsipras said during a conference of the Greek-American Economic Chamber that Greece has achieved a historic agreement with Macedonia about the name issue. “This is an era in which the traditional relations between the countries are constantly tested, and nationalistic opinions are becoming stronger, and in some countries even come to power. Against his retrograde current, ...

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Former UBK Director Atanasovski arrested

The former Director of the Administration for Security and Counter Intelligence (UBK) Vladimir Atanasovski was arrested on Tuesday night. The arrest is requested by the Public Prosecution for Organised Crime and Corruption, in order to prevent Atanasovski from escaping the country, demanding the court to determine detention measures for him. Several of the defendants in the “27 April Parliament Incidents” ...

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Pavlopoulos: Prespa Agreement Interpretations full of Irredentism unacceptable

Greece will not accept a frivolous interpretation of the Prespa Agreement on behalf of Skopje, Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos said during his meeting with Slovenian counterpart Borut Pahor. “In times when the Prespa Agreement is still a subject of debating and implementation, we cannot accept interpretations of its segments which are full of irredentism,” Pavlopoulos said, without specifying what interpretation ...

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Palmer: Russia cannot decide about Macedonia’s integration in NATO

During his visit of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the US Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe and Eurasia Mathew Palmer said that Macedonia can become a NATO member by mid-2020 if the Prespa Agreement is implemented. “Macedonia can become a NATO member in 18 months, and that goal is quite achievable. However, we are deeply concerned of the influence of Russia ...

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FM Dimitrov meets MEPs, Foreign Ministers in Brussels

The Foreign Minister of Macedonia Nikola Dimitrov presented on Tuesday before the group of MEPS “Friends of Macedonia” the current progress of the government in the implementation of the Prespa Agreement. Dimitrov reiterated the strong dedication of the Macedonian government to proceed with the implementation of all necessary reforms and secure its integration in NATO and EU, and said that ...

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