Tag Archives: EU

Hungarian PM Congratulates Zaev on Name Deal

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has sent a letter to congratulate Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on the agreement solving the Macedonia-Greece name issue and establishing strategic partnership between the two countries. In the letter, signed by PM Orban also on behalf of the Visegrad Group, he welcomes the agreement reached by Macedonia and Greece to settle the name dispute, the ...

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Leaders Meeting in Shortened Format Held, Still no Agreement

The leaders’ meeting on Thursday, taking place in shortened format i.e. the leaders and one representatives from the four biggest political parties, was concluded after nearly four hours, but no agreement was reached around the issues related to the coming referendum and the formation of the State Election Commission. The meeting was attended by the leaders of SDSM, DUI, VMRO-DPMNE ...

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Mickoski Leaves Leaders’ Meeting; Possible Referendum Question Presented

‘Are you in favour of EU and NATO membership by accepting the Agreement between the Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Greece’ is the possible referendum question as stated by PM Zoran Zaev following the leaders meeting held in the MPs Club.At the meeting which lasted for more than four hours the leaders of parliamentary parties with more than ...

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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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DUI Leader Ahmeti Organises Reception in Honour of NATO Invitation

Political parties should work on ironing their differences so that Macedonia could realize the well-known goals – the implementation of the name deal with Greece, which opens the way for the country to join NATO and start the EU accession talks, DUI leader Ali Ahmeti said Wednesday. There is no other alternative for Macedonia but the EU, NATO membership, which ...

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National EU Integration Council Session Attended by Commissioner Hahn

Macedonia’s National Council for EU Integration held a session Tuesday, dedicated to the country’s institutional preparedness for the EU accession talks. At the session, also attended by EU Enlargement Negotiations Commissioner Johannes Hahn, members of the council representing the ruling and opposition parties voiced different opinions on the matter. The Council’s chair and member of the opposition VMRO-DPMNE, Nikola Poposki, ...

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Osmani: Time for Big Decisions

This is a time for big decisions. EU and NATO integration is the overlapping point in the country and we have a year ahead of us to prove that we deserve the membership, said Vice Premier for European Affairs and chief negotiator Bujar Osmani on Tuesday. “This is a time for big decisions, historic decisions, strategic decisions, decisions that will ...

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MEP Vajgl: No Second Chance for EU Integration

This is a key point in Macedonia’s history and should be seen as the first concrete step towards EU membership, said Ivo Vajgl, Macedonia Rapporteur at the European Parliament, while addressing the Parliament’s National Euro-Integration Council on Tuesday. “This is not a formality, this is a credible chance for progress. EU and NATO membership are historic opportunities for Macedonia, there ...

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PM Zaev on Referendum and other Pressing Issues

PM Zoran Zaev expects the process around the date, question and character of the name referendum to be encircled by the end of this week. “We expect as political leaders and representatives of political parliamentary parties to define these issues as deadlines are piling if we wish to choose 23 September or 7 October as projected dates,” said Zaev. Talks ...

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Government Organises Celebration of NATO Invitation across Macedonia

Under the slogan “Moving Ahead, Macedonia in the EU and NATO”, Macedonia on Saturday celebrated getting the invitation for talks to join NATO. The celebration, organized by the government in 15 cities across the country, including the capital Skopje, featured concerts by 40 Macedonian music artists, including rock and pop bands, pop singers, hip-hop performers, DJs, etc. “Macedonia has a ...

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