Tag Archives: Johannes Hahn

Hahn Underlines Importance of Name Deal Ratification at Meeting with Mickoski

The EU’s Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, said on Wednesday he had held a useful talk in Helsinki with VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski. “I was crystal-clear that ratification of the Prespa Agreement must now be finalised fast, without any obstacle. I welcome his commitment not to obstruct procedure in Parliament,” he tweeted. As Hahn added ...

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Hahn says 2025 is Realistic Date Only if Criteria are Fulfilled

The EU’s Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, says in an interview with Die Welt that 2025 is a realistic date when it comes to accession of new members from the Balkans, but only if the criteria are met. “The 2025 date is indicative, but it is rather realistic only if the implementation of reforms is ...

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Mogherini – Hahn Joint Statement Following Parliament Vote

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn welcomed in a joint statement the Parliament’s decision to initiate constitutional changes towards implementation of the Prespa Agreement.  “Today, the Parliament took a very important step towards the implementation of the Prespa agreement through the vote launching the ...

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EU Commissioner Hahn Calls for Work toward Successful Referendum

The European Commission is satisfied with its Western Balkans strategy as it has triggered a new dynamic in the region, EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn says in an interview. Speaking to Euractiv Germany, Hahn notes that Macedonia in the past year has made a significant breakthrough alongside the remaining countries in the region, which have also registered a notable progress ...

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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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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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Zaev: We Received Clear Date for Launching Accession Negotiations

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Thursday that Macedonia has received a clear date for the start of EU accession talks, while the screening process of chapters would begin with a visit by Commissioner Johannes Hahn around July 20. “We have received a clear date for the beginning of the talks and there is no dilemma in this. The screening process ...

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Reactions to EU Council’s Decision on Macedonia

On Tuesday, the EU’s Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, in a statement for Telma TV, congratulated Macedonia’s citizens on the EU Council’s decision. “Now, it’s clear that we will start negotiations in June next year and we can, as a Commission, immediately start preparing these negotiations from tomorrow onward,” he said. PM Zoran Zaev, too, ...

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