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EU’s General Affairs Council to decide on Macedonia accession talks

The EU’s General Affairs Council (GAC) is to decide Tuesday in Luxembourg on opening accession negotiations with Macedonia and Albania. Ahead of the General Affairs Council meeting on June 25-26, High Representative of the European Union...
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Macedonia has no Plan B, says PM Zaev

Macedonia has no Plan B. Nearly 80% of the citizens said they want Macedonia to be part of the EU and NATO. I’m confident the citizens will reach the decision in a referendum, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Monday in an interview with...
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FM: Political decision this week on start of EU negotiations is crucial for Macedonia

I hope that the EU members could find a compromise that for us would imply a clear political decision for the opening of membership negotiations, Macedonia’s Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov said Monday. “We need the leaders not...
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Traffic accident leaves 2 dead, 17 injured migrants

Two migrants died and 17 were left injured on Monday after a traffic accident on Radovis-Stip road in eastern Macedonia. The crash happened after a van carrying migrants from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka hit a bridge fence. The driver fled the...
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Sekerinska expects positive decisions on Macedonia in coming weeks

Developments in the coming couple of weeks will have broad and long-term effects, hopefully positive, on Macedonia’s security and political environment. Getting a date for the start of EU accession talks and a NATO membership invitation...
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Osmani: Albanians in Macedonia have no dilemmas over agreement

Albanians in Macedonia have no dilemmas over the name agreement and will support the upcoming referendum, not only because it opens the doors to EU and NATO but also maintains the identity of our fellow citizens Macedonians, says Vice Premier...
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Stoltenberg: NATO invitation in July, accession depending on referendum outcome

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday that Macedonia’s accession to the Alliance depended the referendum outcome, MIA reports from Brussels. “I expect and hope that the heads of state and government can agree to...
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Mogherini again urges EU members to open Macedonia accession talks

Ahead of the General Affairs Council meeting on June 25-26, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini has again urged member-states to reward Macedonia’s progress, MIA reports...
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Macedonia expects EU talks date, NATO invitation following Greece’s consent

Greece’s letter expressing its consent to Macedonia’s European and Euro-Atlantic integration following the name agreement between the two countries is to be submitted to the EU General Affairs Council in Luxembourg on June 25-26. Greek...
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Sekerinska sends letter to NATO counterparts asking support for Macedonia’s membership invitation

Following the agreement reached with Greece, Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska sends letter to 29 NATO Defence Ministers asking for their support for Macedonia to be extended NATO membership invitation at the July Summit. Sekerinska had phone...