Tag Archives: NATO

Sekerinska Announces Finalisation of NATO Membership Protocol in February

The Government is in the final stage of the NATO integration process. The accession negotiations are over, while the remarks from them have been incorporated into the reform programme that should soon be adopted by the Government. The programme envisages reforms in the rule of law and fight against corruption fields. It also takes into consideration the military reforms adjusted ...

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PM Zaev calls for Inclusive Process to Continue

At a press-conference on Friday, PM Zoran Zaev said the demands by BESA and Alliance for Albanians regarding constitutional changes caused changes that weren’t of identity and Ohrid Framework Agreement nature. However, he added MPs had a legitimate right to demand that. The PM called for the inclusive process to continue. Zaev hopes that the spring of 2019 will see ...

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Pavlopoulos: NATO, EU Integration only After Name Issue Resolution

During a speech at an event organised by the Commander of the Greek Army’s Third Corps Dimitrios Bikos, Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos referred the name issue between Greece and Macedonia, and the recently signed Prespa Agreement. “We strive for cordial and good neighbourly ties and in practice, we have been demonstrating that we support membership into NATO and the EU, ...

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Cazalet: Misinformation Serious Problem in Macedonia

The Deputy Spokesperson of NATO Piers Cazalet stated that the West Balkans, including Macedonia, face a serious problem with disinformation, and the phenomenon known in present day as ‘fake news’. “Western Balkans is affected by the problem of disinformation, which is evident through the example in Macedonia, where a lot of disinformation was spread ahead of the referendum on the ...

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Stoltenberg – Zaev Phone Conversation

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev held Thursday a phone conversation with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, who expressed support and congratulated on the success achieved in implementing the Prespa Agreement. Stoltenberg welcomed the courageous, grand and statesmanlike decision of the MPs, telling PM Zaev that NATO was pleased Macedonia was moving ahead, the government said in a press release. The NATO ...

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Slovenian FM Says Process in Parliament is Legitimate

Slovenian Foreign Minister Miro Cerar at Wednesday’s joint press conference with FM Nikola Dimitrov said that he is aware that the consultative referendum did not meet the fundamental legal requirements to be valid, however Slovenia considers that the result brought convincing message to continue the political processes for EU integration, i.e. for joining NATO.  We consider that the process happening ...

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Former NATO Sec Gen Robertson Appeals for Look to the Future

Former NATO secretary-general, Lord George Robertson, addressed the Atlantic Council on Monday, saying time has come for everyone in Macedonia to look to the future and defend the country’s national interest. “Remember the courage of your politicians during the 2001 crisis. They saved their country from certain bloodshed. Certain politicians are now demonstrating such courage,” said Robertson. According to him, ...

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NATO Sec Gen Welcomes Parliament Decision

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has welcomed the Parliament’s decision to initiate constitutional changes arising from the Prespa Agreement.  “I welcome the vote by parliament in Skopje on the proposed constitutional changes. It’s up to the government and political leaders to complete national procedures on the name agreement and seize this historic opportunity to bring the country into NATO,” tweeted Stoltenberg. ...

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Lungescu: Country has Historic Chance to Join NATO

NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu told MIA after the start of Macedonia’s Alliance accession talks on Thursday that the country now has the historic opportunity to become a part of the Euro-Atlantic family, provided it implements the Prespa Agreement. “The country made an important step today by starting the two-day accession talks at the NATO Headquarters. The negotiations cover security, defense, ...

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US State Department Official Urges Leaders in Macedonia to Seize Opportunity

We urge leaders in the Macedonian parliament to rise above partisan politics and seize this historic opportunity to secure a brighter future for the country, US State Department official told Greece’s state-run news agency ANA-MPA. In regard to the resignation of Greece’s FM Nikos Kotzias, the US State Department thanked the Greek official for his dedicated service to improving Greek-US ...

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