Tag: accession talks
Macedonia 21.06.19 | 13:53

Merkel promises to use all her political weight to ensure Macedonia opens accession talks in October

German Chancellor Angela Merkel promised to work for a positive decision so that Macedonia can open accession talks with the European Union in October. Merkel was asked about Macedonia’s prospects in Brussels, when European leaders refused Macedonia’s request to open accession talks this...

Macedonia 19.06.19 | 16:01

Nikoloski calls for resignations after the failure in Luxembourg

VMRO-DPMNE deputy leader Aleksandar Nikoloski called on the key officials of the Zaev Government to resign after the failure of their push for an EU accession date during the Luxembourg meeting of European foreign ministers. The way things are going, we will get to next year’s June and won’t...

Macedonia 18.06.19 | 20:36

Zaev is satisfied with the praise he received, insists accession talks will be approved in October

Following the decision of European ministers not to open accession talks with Macedonia during the summer and to postpone the discussion for October, Zoran Zaev insisted that this is still a “full recognition” of his efforts. While the outcome was lacking, Zaev insisted that the words of...

Macedonia 18.06.19 | 11:23

EU ministers continue their discussion on Macedonia’s request to open accession talks

European foreign ministers continue meeting in Luxembourg, where the possibility of opening EU accession talks for Macedonia is one of the issues at the agenda. No agreement was made on Monday. France and the Netherlands are seen as the most vocal opponents, while Germany already announced it can make...

Macedonia 15.06.19 | 15:28

French Ambassador asks Macedonia to do more work in the coming months

French Ambassador to Macedonia Christian Thimonier could not say whether or when France would approve a date for opening of accession talks after the failure to secure it in June and said that some more work needs to be done in the coming months. He specified that some good news could be expected by...

Macedonia 13.06.19 | 19:48

VMRO calls on Zaev to resign after his failure to open EU accession talks in June

After the meeting in Berlin confirmed that Macedonia will not open EU accession talks in June, the date Zaev promised is cast in stone a year ago, VMRO-DPMNE called on him to resign. Zoran Zaev and his associates celebrated the June date for accession talks while flying back from the European summit...

Macedonia 07.06.19 | 15:55

Zaev: EU will give us a date in June or July, information that Merkel is against that is old

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said that the information that German Chancellor Angela Merkel is against giving Macedonia a date for EU accession talks is old and he expects that in June or July we will get a date for EU accession talks. We talked with MPs from the parliamentary majority and they themselves...

Macedonia 07.06.19 | 13:34

Süddeutsche Zeitung: Merkel against date for ‘North Macedonia’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said no to the European Commission’s desire to give North Macedonia a date for opening EU accession negotiations, the “Süddeutsche Zeitung” newspaper writes, Deutsche Welle in Macedonian reported. Citing its own unnamed sources, the German newspaper “Süddeutsche...

Macedonia 05.06.19 | 17:05

Zaev: Germans fear my friend Edi Rama could initiate unification with Kosovo, I do not believe in those things

The European Commission’s report on North Macedonia is the most positive so far and says that everyone, without exception, agrees that the country should start accession negotiations, said Prime Minister Zoran Zaev in Brussels, adding that his government made significant efforts and took great...

Macedonia 03.06.19 | 19:14

Mickoski – Hecker: Do not punish the citizens because of Zaev’s inability, give us a date for accession talks

The press service of VMRO-DPMNE informed Monday that VMRO-DPMNE president Hristijan Mickoski, who is visiting Berlin and the high dialogue organized by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Foundation and the right-wing German sister party CDU, met with Germany’s Chancellor Merkel’s Foreign Policy...

Macedonia 30.05.19 | 14:18

Zaev asks his great friend Germany to put in a little “extra effort” and approve EU accession talks for Macedonia

Zoran Zaev called on the European Union member states to approve the opening of accession talks with Macedonia. The issue has turned into a major problem for Zaev, who rammed the humiliating name change through on the promise that it will open EU perspectives for “North Macedonia”. We expect...

Macedonia 12.05.19 | 19:52

VMRO: Zaev’s crimes and corruption are blame for the failure to open EU accession talks

The opposition VMRO-DPMNE party warns that Macedonia will not receive a date to open European Union accession talks in June, and that the faults for this lies exclusively with Zoran Zaev and his “failure to reform the judiciary, embrace of organized crime and high levels of corruption and numerous...

Macedonia 06.05.19 | 15:28

Sekerinska demands date for EU accession talks after Pendarovski’s win

Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska insisted that the European Union must “reward” Macedonia and allow it to open EU accession talks after Stevo Pendarovski was elected President. The country showed for a third time in a row that it can conduct democratic elections and that the majority wants...

Macedonia 02.05.19 | 10:15

Siljanovska expects the decision for EU accession talks to be postponed for Autumn

VMRO-DPMNE presidential candidate Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova expects that the discussion on opening EU accession talks with Macedonia will be postponed for Autumn. Zoran Zaev was desperate to receive the green light to open talks in June, and to have it confirmed before the May 5th presidential...

Macedonia 30.04.19 | 23:33

Siljanovska: I would be happy if we were given a date to open EU accession talks, but we are far from it

VMRO-DPMNE presidential candidate Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova commented on the refusal of European leaders to approve accession talks for Macedonia as evidence that the Zoran Zaev Government is eroding the democratic processes in the country. We heard it from Macron, Merkel, Hoyt Yee, that we...

Macedonia 10.04.19 | 18:02

Peterle warns Macedonia could be paired with Albania for the EU accession talks, leading to significant delays

Slovenian member of the European Parliament Lojze Peterle warns that there are initiatives in Brussels to pair Macedonia with Albania for the opening of the EU accession talks, which would mean delays for both countries. The Macedonian Government is hoping that after it forced the name change of the...