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Zaev meets EU top officials in Brussels

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Prime Minister Zoran Zaev pays December 5-6 a visit to Brussels, where he is scheduled to meet with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, and Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn.

With the European Parliament President Antonio Tajani, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Commissioners Federica Mogherini and Johannes Hahn we will once again reaffirm our partnership relations on the path of fulfilling Macedonia’s strategic goal of becoming EU member state, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev writes on his Facebook account.

He delivered the message yesterday at the debate “Macedonia and the Western Balkans Region on the Road to the European Union” organized by the Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS).

“We arrived with arguments that positive developments were created after the long delayed process of our EU integration. We continue to deliver results with strong commitment and undoubted political will in citizen’s interest. We are here to show Macedonia’s readiness and to convince the European Commission to make a decision to start negotiations for our country in the first half of 2018,” Zaev said.

PM Zaev will also take part at debate themed “Macedonia and the Western Balkan Region on the Road to the European Union”, organized by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and conference “Macedonia after the colourful revolution: New chances for a successful accession to the EU”, organized by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung EU Office.

The Macedonian delegation also includes Vice Premier for European Affairs Bujar Osmani, Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov, Minister of Transport and Communications Goran Sugareski, and Government Secretary-General Dragi Raskovski.