Tag Archives: Macedonia

JPC Meeting: Country Notes Huge Breakthrough after years of Stalemate

Macedonia should fully implement the reforms deemed necessary for full-fledged membership into the European Union. The country has noted a huge breakthrough after years spent in the Union’s waiting room and now it is faced with a vital moment for its future following years of political turmoil. These are some of the recommendations of the 15th meeting of EU-Macedonia Joint ...

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German FM Maas Calls on Citizens to Use Right to Vote at Referendum

I hope that all Macedonians on 30 September will use their right and vote at the referendum. You have at your reach a historic chance to resolve the name issue and open up the European prospects of Macedonia. The decision is in the hands of citizens, German FM Heiko Maas told a joint press conference with his host FM Nikola ...

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Sir Duncan Extends Strong Support for Macedonia’s Integrations

We are here at the moment that is very important for the country and I can say that the agreement signed between Prime Ministers Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev is a remarkable step for the future of Macedonia, said Sir Alan Duncan, Minister for Europe and the Americas. “I hope that the people will participate in the referendum on September ...

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Hahn: Unique Opportunity for Citizens to Shape own Future

On September 30 you have a unique opportunity to shape your future. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to make a choice that will have an impact on the citizens, their children and the next generations those who are not yet born. The referendum is a very unique opportunity for citizens to take such important decision, which has ...

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Debate on NATO Integration

On 30 September do not let anyone else decide on your future. You have grown in a digital global world and are without doubt the most cosmopolitan generation to have lived in this country. His was stated by NATO National Coordinator Stevo Pendarovski before participants at the school for acquainting the youth with issues related to security, defence and NATO ...

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Parliament Adopts Decision for Announcing Referendum on 30 Sep.

The Macedonian parliament with 68 votes in favour and no abstentions or against adopted decision for announcing name referendum on 30 September 2018 which will be of consultative nature. The decision for calling the referendum was adopted by absolute majority of the total number of MPs. The referendum question will read as follows: ‘Are you in favour of EU and ...

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British Ambassador Meets PM Zaev

PM Zoran Zaev hosted new Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Macedonia H.E. Rachel Galloway wishing her welcome and successful work. He expressed assurance she would continue the activities for further solidifying the bilateral ties. “The PM acquainted Ambassador Galloway with the current political situation in the country, with special emphasis on the creation of best conditions towards holding the ...

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Vice PM Osmani Meets Dutch Ambassador Plomp

Vice-Premier for European Affairs Bujar Osmani and Dutch Ambassador to Macedonia Wouter Plomp discussed Monday the activities for preparing the country to start the EU accession talks and new developments related to the upcoming referendum on the (name) agreement with Greece. “We (the government) have been working intensively on preparing the team for starting the (EU) accession talks, while keeping ...

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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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PM Zaev Meets Japanese Ambassador Haneda

Japan’s Ambassador to Macedonia H.E. Keiko Haneda on Monday congratulated Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on the name agreement reached with Greece. After its signing, the international community considers the two countries as two great friends, Haneda told Zaev at their joint meeting in Skopje. Japan has always been a great friend of Macedonia, PM Zaev said adding that he appreciated ...

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