Tag: byrnes
Macedonia 23.11.20 | 20:53

Ambassador Byrnes hopes that the dispute with Bulgaria will be resolved outside from the EU accession talks

American Ambassador to Macedonia Kate Byrnes said that the US would like to see the dispute with Bulgaria resolved while Macedonia conducts EU accession talks. We certainly hope that (North) Macedonia will continue with its EU accession process. We made clear our desire to hopefully see its accession...

Macedonia 22.09.20 | 09:18

US Ambassador Byrnes meets Ahmeti to discuss integration and the treaties with Bulgaria and Greece

US Ambassaador to Macedonia Kate Byrnes met with DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti yesterday, to discuss Euro-Atlantic integrations, including, it was said, the treaties with Bulgaria and Greece. Bulgaria is renewing its threat to block Macedonia from opening EU accession talks unless sufficient compromises...

Macedonia 02.09.20 | 17:11

Trump statement on the Macedonian independence day, Pompeo congratulates Zaev on his new Government

After meeting with Zoran Zaev, US Ambassador Kate Byrnes met with Stevo Pendarovski to deliver a message of independence day congratulations from Donald Trump. In the message, it’s stated that “North Macedonia” held transparent and democratic elections in July, has made a positive step...

Macedonia 02.09.20 | 12:37

Zaev meets with US Ambassador Byrnes

Zoran Zaev met with US Ambassador Kate Byrnes today to discuss the cooperation between Macedonia and the United States in his second term as Prime Minister. Zaev said that he expects the economic cooperation to finally result in direct investments and touted the NATO membership as crown of the cooperation...

Macedonia 31.08.20 | 11:47

US, EU ambassadors tweet their congratulations to Zaev

US Ambassador to Macedonia Kate Byrnes congratulated to Zoran Zaev on his re-appointment as Prime Minister and asked him to shot commitment to the fight against corruption. A similar statement also came from the outgoing EU Ambassador to Macedonia Samuel Zbogar. Congratulations to Prime Minister @Zoran_Zaev...

Macedonia 20.08.20 | 19:13

Ambassador Byrnes expects that the next Government will pursue policies of Euro-Atlantic integration

US Ambassador to Macedonia Kate Byrnes said that she expects the next Government to pursue a strategic policy of Euro-Atlantic integration. Even as there is confusion as to whether the SDSM – DUI coalition has the votes to move ahead in Parliament, Ambassador Byrnes said that the US is very much...

Macedonia 01.08.20 | 15:35

US Ambassador calls on the parties to get together and quickly form a new Government

Despite the inconclusive outcome of the elections, US Ambassador to Macedonia Kate Byrnes said that she expects that a new Government will be formed within the provided deadlines, and as soon as possible. Before the vote, Byrnes called on the country to go ahead with the elections, even though many citizens...

Macedonia 12.06.20 | 20:06

US Ambassador urges Macedonia to hold elections

US Ambassador to Macedonia Kate Byrnes called on the country to hold elections. The statement came as the leaders of the two main parties, Hristijan Mickoski and Zoran Zaev were meeting to discuss a date for elections. Macedonia needs an elected, fully functioning Government and Parliament to manage...

Macedonia 10.05.20 | 15:05

US Ambassador Byrnes advises that elections should be called once they can be conducted safely

US Ambassador to Macedonia Kate Byrnes advised that now is not the best time to hold elections, and that they should take place once conditions are met. In her interview with “Nezavisen Vesnik”, Byrnes says that as Macedonia is a parliamentary democracy, it should have a fully functional...

Macedonia 15.04.20 | 18:04

US donates masks and protective medical gear that were produced in Macedonia

US Ambassador to Macedonia Kate Byrnes met with Deputy Prime Minister Bujar Osmani and Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce at a ceremony to deliver a portion of the coronavirus aid. The material includes masks and protective medical gear which the Ambassador said were produced in a textile factory in Prilep. Pleased...

Macedonia 03.02.20 | 22:48

US Ambassador Byrnes discusses rule of law with the “gang of eight”

US Ambassador to Macedonia Kate Byrnes met with the group of members of Parliament who were expelled from VMRO-DPMNE after voting in favor of the imposed name “North Macedonia”. Byrnes said that she discussed the proposed law on state prosecutors with the group, which could help Zoran Zaev...

Macedonia 30.01.20 | 20:30

US Ambassador Byrnes expects a smooth transition of power following the elections

US Ambassador to Macedonia Kate Byrnes said that she expects a peaceful transition of power following the April 12 elections. The Ambassador asked for a fair campaign and that the next Government remains committed to Euro-Atlantic integration. We expect to see smooth and fair elections, we expect to...

Macedonia 02.01.20 | 11:10

Byrnes congratulates Macedonia on getting close to joining NATO and “showing readiness” to open EU accession talks

US Ambassador to Macedonia Kate Byrnes painted a rosy picture of 2019 in her New Year greeting, congratulating the country on being close to joining NATO, holding a large military exercise and “showing readiness to open accession talks with the EU”. Your country ended the year sitting at...

Macedonia 01.10.19 | 15:28

US Ambassador Byrnes says Secretary Pompeo will bring words of praise for the name change

US Ambassador to Macedonia Kate Byrnes heaped praise on the Zaev Government during the Economist conference in Skopje today, saying that Macedonia is a model how countries should function. She announced that Secretary Mike Pompeo, who comes for a visit to Macedonia later this week will bring a message...

Macedonia 12.08.19 | 19:35

US Ambassador Byrnes demands a serious, thorough, transparent and timely investigation into the scandal

US Ambassador to Macedonia Kate Byrnes tweeted out a call to the Zaev Government and the prosecutors to act on the major corruption scandal centered around Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva. This is the second such call made by the Ambassador. As we have said previously, these are serious charges that...

Macedonia 22.07.19 | 21:43

US Ambassador Byrnes calls on Zaev to hold Government officials accountable for their involvement in the Janeva scandal

US Ambassador to Macedonia Kate Byrnes called on the Prime Minister Zoran Zaev to demand that all Government officials who are involved in the major criminal scandal that is developing daily are held accountable. These are very serious allegations and with all allegations of corruption and abuse of office,...

Macedonia 12.07.19 | 13:16

New US Ambassador Kate Byrnes presents her credentials to Pendarovski

Newly appointed US Ambassador to Macedonia Kate Byrnes handed her credentials to Stevo Pendarovski today and also met with Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov. In her remarks, Byrnes said that she is looking forward to welcoming Macedonia as the next NATO member, and assured Pendarovski that the two countries...

Macedonia 07.07.19 | 11:21

Video address from the new US Ambassador to Macedonia

Newly appointed US Ambassador to Macedonia Kate Byrnes posted a video address on her recent arrival to the country. Byrnes is appointed after serving as number two in the US Embassy in Athens, which was also heavily involved in promoting the imposed name change of Macedonia. North Macedonia is now on...

Macedonia 18.06.19 | 17:02

New US Ambassador to Macedonia sworn in

American diplomat Kate Byrnes was sworn in as the next US Ambassador to Macedonia, or the first to “North Macedonia”, as the State Department represents her. The former deputy chief of mission to Athens deployed there during the negotiating of the Prespa treaty was sworn in in DC, in the...