Tag Archives: Name Agreement

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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Nikoloski: We will Reach Better Agreement if this Agreement Fails

VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski in an interview with Radio Free Europe says the order of priorities for Macedonia’s admission to NATO and EU are reforms and afterward solving of the name spat. Nikoloski assesses that much better deal can be struck with Greece as compared to the current one. “I am absolutely convinced that a better deal can be ...

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FM Dimitrov Report in Parliament Delayed Again

The Parliament’s foreign policy committee, where Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov was supposed to deliver a presentation of Macedonia’s foreign policy, didn’t open a discussion for a second day in a row after committee chairman Antonio Milososki kept on insisting that the MPs holding security clearance should be given classified documents from two meetings of top government officials and the President ...

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AA Leader Sela Demands Constitutional Changes for citizenship of Albanians

President of the Alliance of Albanians Ziadin Sela assesses that his party is the true opposition party whose representative should have attended the leaders meeting and should have its member in SEC rather than the Besa wing led by Kasami. Sela extended support to the name agreement with Greece, but the Alliance will present amendments once the Constitution is open ...

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Minister Roth Meets PM Zaev and Opposition Leader Mickoski

Head of the Government Zoran Zaev welcomed a delegation from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs led by Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth. At the meeting PM Zaev reflected on the current political situation in the country with special accent on the process of attaining political consent around basic principles and issues related to realisation of the referendum ...

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Leaders Meeting: Despite Progress no Agreement on Referendum Question

Leaders of the four biggest political parties in Macedonia after almost a six-hour debate reached agreement on part of the issues on the table in the first part of the Monday leaders’ meeting. Despite initial statements that agreement was reached on SEC composition, party funding law and technocratic government ahead of elections party leaders failed to align on the referendum ...

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FM Dimitrov Hosts German Counterpart Roth

Macedonian FM Nikola Dimitrov held a meeting with German Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth. Dimitrov briefed his guest of the current political developments in the country related to the coming implementation of the agreement with Greece as well as activities for realisation of foreign political priorities. The Macedonian FM also voiced satisfaction with the recognised progress of the ...

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