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Croatian President Assesses Name Agreement as Very Good

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said Wednesday she hoped that the Yes vote would pass in the name referendum and called the name agreement ‘very good’. “For us, it is utterly important to stabilize southeast Europe, I’m glad that positive messages for Macedonia will be relayed after the country reached an agreement with Greece. I believe and I hope it will ...

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PM Zaev Addresses Panel at London Summit

The Skopje-Athens name, strategic partnership deal is the best contribution to new models of behavior for establishing friendships, relations between politicians and states, Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Tuesday at the panel ‘Foreign Policy, Bilateral Disputes and Legacy Issues’, being held within the Western Balkan Summit in London. This deal put an end to long-standing differences that burdened the ...

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France Fully Supports Name Agreement

France fully supports the implementation of the agreement reached by Greece and Macedonia over the latter’s name, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has conveyed to his interlocutors at the EU-Western Balkans Summit in London, as part of the Berlin Process. Minister Le Drian is representing the President of France at the summit of eight EU countries (Germany, Austria, Croatia, ...

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Sec Gen Stoltenberg Expects Macedonia to Open Talks for Joining NATO

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday he expected Macedonia, after signing the name deal with Greece, to be invited to open talks for joining NATO. Following last month’s agreement on the name issue, I expect we’ll agree to invite Skopje to start accession talks, Stoltenberg told a news conference today in Brussels, MIA reports. “Once the historic agreement on ...

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DM Sekerinska Video Address on Pending NATO Invitation

Ahead of the July 11-12 NATO Summit in Brussels, Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska says in a video-message that Macedonia will sit on the same table with world powers over the next two days. “Tomorrow and the day after, Republic of Macedonia will sit on the same table with world powers. Our country will officially receive the NATO membership invitation. We ...

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FM Dimitrov Addresses Debate within London Summit

We deserve a clear decision for the start of accession talks, but politics is an art of the possible and we will invest maximum efforts to move forward, Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov told debate “Beyond Berlin: What Does the Next Decade Hold for the Western Balkans” within the EU-Western Balkans Summit in London on Tuesday. “EU citizens must understand that ...

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Robertson: Country’s Progress Owes to Courageous Leadership and Reforms

Macedonia’s progress would not be possible without the courageous leadership and the successful reforms, said members of the Ohrid Group, friends and supporters of Macedonia, led by Sir George Robertson, at Tuesday’s meeting with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev at the sidelines of the EU-Western Balkans Summit in London. Former NATO Secretary General Robertson said members of the Ohrid Group endorsed ...

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FM Dimitrov Addresses EU – Western Balkans Summit in London

Addressing the Western Balkans Summit in London Macedonian FM Nikola Dimitrov underlined Macedonia’ main objective is not formal membership to the EU, but becoming a country with European values. He added that regarding the rule of law reforms more time will be required. “If we wish to have functional European democracy in our countries we need strong institutions and this ...

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German Minister Roth on Name Agreement Significance

The historic agreement between Greece and Macedonia over the name dispute proves that it is possible to overcome deep bilateral differences, if confidence is increased and political will exists, Minister of State for Europe at the German Federal Foreign Office, Michael Roth said Monday. In the statement, prior to his participation at the meeting of foreign ministers of Western Balkans ...

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Single Macedonia Submits Draft Law for Amnesty of 27 April Perpetrators

Party Single Macedonia has submitted a draft law on amnesty for the 27 April events in parliament. Today we are submitting the draft law for amnesty also to the VMRO-DPMNE MP Group,” said Dragan Ugrinoski, member of Single Macedonia Executive Committee and President of MZP Hard-cores. He voiced expectations that the DPMNE MPs will launch the procedure since the Rules ...

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