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No deal on Date for Macedonia at meeting in Luxembourg

Macedonia will have to still wait for EU membership negotiations to be opened. On Tuesday afternoon, in Luxembourg, France persisted in its blockade of the decision and found support for its stand in regards to Albania in both the Netherlands and Denmark, too. The last chance for a positive decision will be the EU leaders’ summit, which will start on ...

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Unknown whether Macedonia was discussed at Merkel-Macron meeting

Sunday night saw a working dinner between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron. According to the announcements, they had been supposed to talk, among other things, about the issue of a start of negotiations for Macedonia, following the Bundestag’s approval. Before the start of the working dinner, primarily dedicated to the preparation of the future joint meeting ...

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PPOC Opens New Investigation in “Racketeering” Case with 5 New Suspects

The Public Prosecutor Ljubomir Joveski announced on Wednesday that the Public Prosecution for Organised Crime (PPOC) has opened a new investigative procedure in the “Racketeering” case. As Joveski revealed, PPOC started the new investigation against 5 natural entities and one legal entity. “The entities are suspected of fraud, money laundering and assistance in the previously mentioned criminal activities, in accordance ...

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Bulgaria Adopts Declaration for Support of Macedonia’s Integration in EU

The Bulgarian Parliament has adopted a Declaration on the enlargement of the EU, voicing support for the integration of Macedonia and Albania in EU. In the declaration, Sofia advises Skopje to implement the Good-neighbourliness agreement efficiently with good will and without any delays. “Bulgaria pledges for acceptance of the historical truth of the mutual history our country and North Macedonia ...

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Venice Commission Recommends Changes to Law on Languages

The web portal Plusinfo.mk published on Sunday an unofficial draft-version of the letter delivered from the Venice Commission to the Government of Macedonia concerning the content of the Law on Languages. In the letter, the Venice Commission warns that the Law on Languages in its current form may jeopardise the judicial system of Macedonia. “The Law on Languages must undergo ...

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US Secretary of State Pompeo Visits Macedonia

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo paid on Friday an official visit to Macedonia, as part of his tour which also covered Italy, Montenegro and Greece. Pompeo, who is the first US Secretary of State to visit Macedonia after Colin Powel in 2001, arrived on Friday afternoon in Ohrid, where he was welcomed by a high governmental delegation headed ...

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EU Officials Call for Start of Membership Talks with Macedonia, Albania

European Council President Donald Tusk, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, European parliament President David Sassoli and European Commission President-elect Ursula Von der Leyen addressed the member-states of the EU in an open letter, calling them to approve the start of membership negotiations with Macedonia and Albania. “Last June we agreed to reach a clear and substantive decision on the opening ...

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Bulgarian FM Zaharieva says Support for Skopje is not Unconditional

According to Bulgarian FM Ekaterina Zaharieva, the support for Macedonia’s EU road isn’t unconditional. “There is no way for you to aspire to become an EU member while having unresolved bilateral relations. That’s not only a Bulgarian criterion, but also one of the criteria for EU membership – friendly and good-neighbourly relations,” she said on Wednesday. As she added, the ...

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WB Summit participants urge Decision on start of Negotiations

The EU should gain the courage and make a decision on a start of accession negotiations with Macedonia and Albania instead of political calculations and games being played. The Union should give the region a motive to continue the Euro-integrations. This was the message sent from the Western Balkans (WB) Summit entitled “Reinforcing the momentum for European integration”, held in ...

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Ex-Greek PM Tsipras meets PM Zaev on first Day of visit to Skopje

On Monday, ex-Greek PM Alexis Tsipras arrived in Skopje, where he will participate in the Western Balkans Summit entitled “Reinforcing the momentum for European integration”, scheduled for 1 October. On the first day of his visit, he met PM Zoran Zaev. The meeting was held in a cordial and friendly atmosphere. They talked about the benefits of the Prespa Agreement, ...

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