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Government Celebrates Start of EU Accession Talks

The Government of North Macedonia organised on Wednesday evening a reception for high-profile guests on occasion the start of the accession talks with the EU. Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski opened the reception and addressed the guests. “Yesterday, we opened the final chapter of our long journey towards full integration in the EU, something that has been a strategic goal of ...

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First Intergovernmental Conference between Skopje and Brussels Held

The first intergovernmental conference between North Macedonia and the EU officially started on Tuesday afternoon in Brussels. Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski started the conference by reading the opening statement in Macedonian language. “It is a great honour that I have the opportunity to address the institutions of the EU in my native Macedonian language. Finally, after long 17 years, we ...

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Skopje and Brussels to Hold 1st Intergovernmental Conference on Tuesday

Official Skopje prepares for the first intergovernmental conference with official Brussels on Tuesday, which will mark the start of the EU accession process for North Macedonia. A governmental delegation headed by Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski will travel to Brussels on Tuesday, where Kovacevski will read the opening statement in Macedonian language, which will mark the official start of the screening ...

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Parliament and Government Approve French Proposal for EU Accession

The Parliament of North Macedonia adopted on Saturday the French proposal for the EU membership negotiation framework for Skopje, which is also expected to result with lift of the Bulgarian veto for the EU integration of North Macedonia. With 68 votes in favour and no votes against, the Parliament adopted the conclusions related to the French proposal filed by the ...

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Von der Leyen Addresses Parliament in Skopje over French Proposal

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen attended and addressed the parliamentary session on Thursday in Skopje held over the French proposal for the negotiation framework for the EU accession talks for North Macedonia. The session was held in a tense atmosphere, with the opposition MPs constantly shouting and displaying banners which call upon the MPs from the ...

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Von der Leyen to Meet State Officials and Then Attend Parliament Session

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen is expected to arrive in Skopje on Thursday before 11:00 a.m. Von der Leyen will hold meetings with President Stevo Pendarovski, Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski and Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi, after which she will attend and address the parliamentary session scheduled for 01:00 p.m. at which the MPs will discuss the ...

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Parliamentary Session for French Proposal this Thursday

The Government of North Macedonia officially submitted to the Parliament additional information about the French proposal for lifting the Bulgarian veto for the EU accession talks for North Macedonia, which has been requested by the MP groups of the opposition at the coordinative meeting on Monday. The Parliamentary press service informed of this, and added that the details about the ...

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French Proposal to be Discussed at Plenary Session in Parliament

Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi, after holding a coordinative meeting with the coordinators of all MP groups in the Parliament of North Macedonia, decided to put the French proposal for lifting of the Bulgarian veto for Skopje’s accession in EU at a plenary session for discussion and adoption. As Xhaferi informed, in accordance with Article 185 of the Parliamentary Rules of ...

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Blinken and Borrell with Joint Statement over Skopje’s EU Accession Talks

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Vice-President of the European Commission and High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Josep Borrell released a joint statement in which they voice support to North Macedonia in the process for opening of the accession talks with the EU. “At this critical moment in European history, marked by the unjustifiable aggression carried out ...

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Protests Against French Proposal, Blockades Throughout Country Announced

On the sixth day of the protest by citizens who demand the rejection of the French proposal to resolve the dispute between North Macedonia and Bulgaria and the beginning of North Macedonia’s negotiations with the European Union (EU), the demonstrators announced blockades throughout the country starting Friday at 1 PM, Anatolia Agency (AA) reports. The leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski, ...

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