Tuesday, 24 April 2018 | News today: 22

Macedonia

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Dimitrov, Kotzias to meet by end of April: Government Spokesman

Government Spokesman Mile Bosnjakovski confirmed Friday that Macedonian and Greek Foreign Ministers, Nikola Dimitrov and Nikos Kotzias respectively, are set to meet by the end of April without confirming the exact date. “A new meeting...
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European Council President Tusk to visit Macedonia on 27 April

European Council President Donald Tusk will travel to Tirana, Podgorica, Belgrade, Sarajevo and Skopje on 24-27 April. The main purpose of the trip is to prepare for the EU-Western Balkans summit in Sofia on 17 May and to participate in the...
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Sekerinska: US supports Macedonia’s accession to NATO, but Greece might cause trouble

Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska expects staunch US support of Macedonia’s accession to NATO. Speaking Friday at a press briefing ahead of her visit to the United States, Sekersinska said that the settlement of Athens-Skopje name dispute...
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Plan 18 is in initial phase, relates to activities by end of 2018

Plan 18 is in the initial phase and relates to activities that should be undertaken by end of 2018 based on European Commission’s progress report, Government Spokesman Mile Bosnjakovski told reporters on Friday. “The Government has established...
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Ivanov: We receive mixed messages of enlargement fatigue from some EU member states

Our region needs partnership in the field of security which is achievable by building confidence for reliable data, joint operations and protection of information, President Gjorge Ivanov said Friday in Skopje opening the meeting of heads of...
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Dimitrov, Kotzais and Nimetz to meet on April 25 in Vienna

Macedonian and Greek foreign ministers Nikola Dimitrov and Nikos Kotzias and the UN mediator Matthew Nimetz are to hold fresh meeting on April 25 in Vienna, Greek media outlets report. According to MIA’s correspondent in Athens, the date...
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VMRO-DPMNE will not accept changes to the Constitution in order to change the constitutional name of the state

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski, in his guest appearance on TV Alfa’s Zid show, pointed out that the identity issue was an acquired right and should not be discussed it. Mickoski says that the Macedonian identity is registered in...
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Mickoski: The whole name process is run with exhibitionism

Not only is the opposition not informed, but the entire process is being run with exhibitionism, they are negotiating through press conferences and ordered weekly articles, most often in countries other than Macedonia and Greece, which gives...
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Xhaferi-Erdogan: Turkey supports Macedonia’s NATO integration

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave support to Macedonia’s NATO integration and the use of the country’s constitutional name at Thursday’s meeting with Parliament Speaker Talax Xhaferi, MIA reports from Ankara. The...
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FM Dimitrov visits Luxembourg

Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov will pay Friday a return visit to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, upon an invitation of counterpart Jean Asselborn. Besides meeting with his host, FM Dimitrov will meet Chamber of Deputies President Mars Di Bartolomeo...