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Parliament Adopts Declaration for NATO Membership

Parliament at its Thursday’s continuation of the 53rd session unanimously adopted the Declaration on supporting Macedonia’s accession process for NATO membership. The Declaration was adopted by a vote of 76 in favour without any votes against or abstained. SDSM’s MP Hari Lokvenec said that NATO admission directly brings security and stability, and also indirectly affects not military but economic benefits. ...

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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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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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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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PM Zaev Invites Citizens for Celebration of NATO Membership

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev has invited citizens to join a celebration of the NATO membership invitation this Saturday. “We have received the invitation to become an ally to the most powerful alliance in the world. This is an invitation for full-fledged membership in the biggest alliance for peace and security on the international stage. We have achieved our common strategic ...

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DM Sekerinska Video Address on Pending NATO Invitation

Ahead of the July 11-12 NATO Summit in Brussels, Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska says in a video-message that Macedonia will sit on the same table with world powers over the next two days. “Tomorrow and the day after, Republic of Macedonia will sit on the same table with world powers. Our country will officially receive the NATO membership invitation. We ...

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FM Dimitrov Addresses EU – Western Balkans Summit in London

Addressing the Western Balkans Summit in London Macedonian FM Nikola Dimitrov underlined Macedonia’ main objective is not formal membership to the EU, but becoming a country with European values. He added that regarding the rule of law reforms more time will be required. “If we wish to have functional European democracy in our countries we need strong institutions and this ...

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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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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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