Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Thursday that the country is a shining example in the region, producing a track record in reforms and closing all open issues with neighbors while expressing optimism over a date for the start of accession negotiations.

I believe I am Zoran Zaev the optimist you know and I believe that we will get the date for the negotiations. We appropriately set up all the institutions, including me. Therefore at the appropriate time, you will get all the information, says Zaev.