Tag Archives: Skopje

DUI Leader Ahmeti Organises Reception in Honour of NATO Invitation

Political parties should work on ironing their differences so that Macedonia could realize the well-known goals – the implementation of the name deal with Greece, which opens the way for the country to join NATO and start the EU accession talks, DUI leader Ali Ahmeti said Wednesday. There is no other alternative for Macedonia but the EU, NATO membership, which ...

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Parliament Votes in Need for Amending Electoral Code Related to SEC

The parliament voted in the need for amending the Electoral Code. The amendments were sought by the government in order to prevent the obstruction from the opposition regarding the election of composition of the State Election Commission. The law was drafted with European flag and the procedure is to be led in shortened procedure. Opposition VMRO-DPMNE fiercely reacted to the ...

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Russian Embassy Assesses Zaev Statement as Irresponsible

The Skopje-based Russian Embassy said Monday the statement of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev that Russian businessmen stoked fans ‘Komiti’ to protest is politically irresponsible. “The statement puts into question the sincerity of the commitment by the Macedonian government to build good relations with Russia. We regretfully note that the russo-phobia is increasingly becoming a tool in foreign and domestic policy,” ...

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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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NATO Member States Invite Macedonia to Start Accession Talks

NATO member states have agreed to invite Macedonia to start the accession talks, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told a press conference on Wednesday. “We welcome the historic agreement between Athens and Skopje on the solution of the name issue and agreed to invite the government in Skopje to start accession talks. Once all national procedures have been completed to finalise ...

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Greek Opposition Leader Accuses Authorities of Opening NATO Door to Skopje

New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has said Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Defence Minister Panos Kammenos open Wednesday the door for Skopje’s integration in NATO after the recent recognition of the Macedonian nationality and language in Prespa. “Today in Brussels, Tsipras and Kammenos open the NATO door to the neighbouring country of Skopje. In this way, they hand over ...

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DM Sekerinska Meets Chinese Official Qingli

Deputy PM and Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska met Monday in Skopje with Zhang Qingli, Vice-Chairman of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). The two interlocutors reaffirmed the excellent relations between the two countries and nations, based on mutual trust and respect, the MoD said in a press release. Minister Sekerinska welcomed the cooperation fostered ...

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Zaev: Reforms and Name Issue Agreement Only Way towards EU Membership

Тhe implementation of required reforms, as well as the Name Issue Agreement with Greece, is the only way for Macedonia to become a full EU member, said PM of Macedonia Zoran Zaev during a conference in Skopje titled “Macedonian Perspective: How to reach EU”. “The reforms necessary in the fields of rule of law, state administration, struggle against corruption etc. ...

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PM Zaev: Talks for EU Accession a Historic Decision

In an Interview for Deutsche Welle (DW), Macedonian PM Zoran Zaev says that as the EU opens its gates, Macedonia would “proudly walks through them”. “There is no other description for this decision: It is a historic one. We have a date for negotiations: June 2019. Until then, together with our friends and partners from the European Commission, we will ...

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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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