Tag Archives: Brussels

Agreement Initialed for Frontex 2 Services in Macedonia

The European Commission and Macedonia in Brussels on Wednesday initialled an agreement for cooperation of border police – known as Frontex 2 – after months of negotiations. Once in force, the agreement will allow the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) to carry out joint operations with and within Macedonia. Frontex 2 aims at reinforcing the EU’s external borders ...

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Screening Process to Start Next Week

The 14th meeting of EU-Macedonia Stabilisation and Association Council, chaired by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, was held Friday in Brussels. The meeting was also attended by Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn as the European Commission representative, while Macedonia’s delegation, led by Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov, also included the Vice-Premier for European Affairs, Bujar Osmani. ...

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Russian MoFA Reacts to NATO Invitation for Macedonia

NATO’s objective to expand across Europe mechanically cannot reinforce security and the sucking into NATO by force of Macedonia only confirms that the policy of ‘open doors’ has become an aim in itself, said a spokeswoman of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “In practice, the Alliance is restoring the atmosphere of the Cold War era, in which it may ...

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PM Zaev Addresses Conference ‘NATO Engages’

I am certain that majority of the citizens of Macedonia will cast a positive vote at the forthcoming referendum on the name deal with Greece, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Wednesday in Brussels at the conference ‘NATO Engages – The Brussels Summit Dialogue’. Wednesday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced the decision for Macedonia to start the accession talks, which ...

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FM Dimitrov Meets US State Department Counterterrorism Coordinator

Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov, who is a member of the Macedonian government delegation at the NATO Summit in Brussels, led by PM Zoran Zaev, held Wednesday bilateral talks with Nathan Sales, the US State Department’s Coordinator for Counterterrorism. The two interlocutors discussed international activities and the support of Macedonia to the global coalition for the fight against terrorism, the Foreign ...

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Romeo: Macedonia to Receive NATO Membership Invitation

Macedonia will receive the NATO membership invitation at the coming Alliance summit in Brussels and the accession process will be duly completed, said Italian Ambassador Carlo Romeo at Monday’s meeting with Minister for the Diaspora Edmond Ademi. Ambassador Romeo showed interest for the Government’s activities regarding the country’s Euro-Atlantic integration, expressing Italy’s full support to the process, Ademi’s Office said ...

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Sekerinska: Official invite for Macedonia from NATO next week

Macedonia next week will get the invitation to join NATO and the process for the ratification of protocols will launch in a few months, said Vice-PM and Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska at a news conference on Tuesday. “The Strategic Defence Review (SDR) was adopted by the Government earlier in the day at a session. A membership invitation will be extended ...

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Pendarovski: We Expect Official NATO Invitation Announcement

Tomorrow, we are waiting for an official announcement from the NATO headquarters in Brussels that Macedonia will be presented with an official membership invitation at the upcoming summit of the Alliance on July 11-12, said Stevo Pendarovski, the country’s National NATO Coordinator. “NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will make the announcement the Macedonian citizens have been waiting for years. It ...

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Dutch Parliament Gives Green Light for Start of EU Negotiations for Macedonia

The Dutch Parliament gave on Friday a green light for a start of EU negotiations for Macedonia. However, it blocked Albania, explaining that the country has failed when it comes to fighting corruption and crime. Brussels encouraged the other sceptics and halters of the enlargement process, such as France and partially Germany, to acknowledge Macedonia’s progress. Franz Schausberger, Special Adviser ...

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