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EC: Start of Negotiations for Macedonia Recommended

According to the EC, in this year’s reports on Macedonia and Albania, a start of EU membership negotiations is recommended. The decision is in the hands of the EU Council, EC spokesperson Maja Kocijancic said on Friday. “The name agreement has been ratified by Parliament in Skopje. As you know, the whole process will be discussed at the General Affairs ...

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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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German Government Recommends Start of EU Talks for Macedonia

The German government has recommended a start of EU negotiations for Macedonia. In a letter addressed to the Bundestag, the government assesses that the Macedonian authorities’ reform balance speaks in favour of a start of negotiations at the Summit next week. The date will be the true positive signal for the Macedonian government that has followed in a focused manner ...

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US State Secretary Pompeo Urges French FM to Support Macedonia

In a phone call with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged expressed support for Macedonia’s NATO and EU road. “Secretary Pompeo urged French Foreign Minister Le Drian to support NATO extending an invitation to Macedonia to join, as well as the EU opening accession talks, following the signing of the name agreement between ...

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Minister Sekerinska Asks for Support from NATO Counterparts for Invitation

In a letter sent to her NATO counterparts, Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska asks them for support for a membership invitation for Macedonia at the July Summit. As the Defence Ministry said in Sunday’s press-release, Sekerinska also had phone conversations with some of them. “I’m writing to you following the reaching of the historic agreement with Greece over the name. This ...

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