Tag: date for negotiations
Macedonia 06.05.20 | 11:51

New blow to Macedonia – EU backs Bulgaria’s demands?

The draft declaration of Wednesday’s (6 May) EU summit with the leaders of the Western Balkans, seen by EURACTIV, calls on Macedonia to find a solution to bilateral disputes in the implementation of the Treaty on Good Neighborhood Relations with Bulgaria, EURACTIV writes. EU leaders will hold a summit...

Macedonia 24.03.20 | 18:48

No date yet, we wish negotiations to start as soon as possible, EC tells “Republika”

The European Commission confirms that today’s decision by European Affairs ministers to open negotiations with Macedonia does not mean a date for their start. “Republika” asked Ana Pisonero, Spokesperson for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, when will negotiations with Macedonia start...

Macedonia 24.03.20 | 17:13

Macedonia exception: When Serbia, Montenegro and Croatia were approved to open accession talks, they were given a specific date

Today’s approval by the EU member states to open accession talks with Macedonia and Albania seems optimistic at first glance. But it’s only at first glance. A closer look at this decision shows that there is no set date, deadline, or commitment to start the talks. EU Enlargement Commissioner...

Macedonia 18.03.20 | 19:51

No date for accession talks in March: EU postpones summit, next chance in May

The EU Summit at which the date for accession negotiations for our country was to be discussed has been postponed. Heads of state and government will not travel to Brussels for the ordinary European Council for the first time. The EU Council will be postponed to a later date. Since the coronavirus pandemic...

Macedonia 02.03.20 | 17:26

Maricic is not convinced that the country will get a date for negotiations before May

The Commission has rightly once again recommended the start of negotiations with Macedonia and as a Government we have done virtually everything to meet the necessary reforms. It is now up to the European Council, which should take into account what we have done, as well as the methodology and open the...

Macedonia 21.02.20 | 15:44

Cioloș: Meet requirements in education, agriculture and we are ready to welcome you

The President of the Renew Europe Group in the European Parliament, Dacian Cioloș, who is visiting Skopje together with EP rapporteur for the country Ilhan Kyuchyuk, said today at a press conference in the government building that the purpose of their visit is to convey a clear message that they support...

Macedonia 07.02.20 | 18:14

No date before elections: New Enlargement Commissioner crushes government hopes of EU talks in March

Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Várhelyi, who is on a Western Balkan tour, said in Podgorica that Macedonia should not hope for a date for negotiations in March. Although SDSM expected a date before the elections and Deputy Prime Minister Osmani accused the EU that not giving a date before the elections...

Macedonia 05.02.20 | 19:47

What do the main political parties in the EU say about the new negotiation methodology

The three main political parties in the European Parliament have welcomed the European Commission’s revised methodology proposal for the EU accession process and support the European perspective of the Western Balkans. The European People’s Party said it hoped that after this, negotiations...

Macedonia 24.01.20 | 23:06

Osmani: The country is ready for negotiations with the EU

Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Bujar Osmani believes that the country is ready to start accession negotiations with the European Union and that this could happen soon if the Union changes the methodology for admission of new members. French President Emmanuel Macron has not said that we are...

Macedonia 17.01.20 | 12:50

Merkel: Albania and Macedonia belong to the same group

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, who on Thursday arrived in Berlin for a two-day visit, expressed hope that the EU-Western Balkan summit meeting in Zagreb would bring about progress in opening accession talks with Macedonia and Albania. The two officials discussed...

Macedonia 18.12.19 | 18:58

Zernovski: EU doesn’t have the luxury to choose between internal reforms and enlargement

EU does not have the luxury to choose between deepening and enlargement, between internal reforms and enlargement, and both processes must proceed in parallel, Deputy Foreign Minister Andrej Zernovski said in a speech at the Joint Parliamentary Committee EU-Macedonia meeting in Strasbourg, which began...

Macedonia 13.12.19 | 11:12

Pendarovski: Another postponement of EU negotiations may have unpredictable and irreversible consequences

Possible spring postponement of the decision to start Macedonia and Albania membership talks with the EU would be a very serious blow. Repeating a strategic mistake from October could have very deep, unpredictable, and possibly irreparable consequences, President Stevo Pendarovski said in an interview...

Macedonia 13.12.19 | 09:40

Greece is against decoupling, says Macedonia and Albania should get a date in package

The informal working breakfast of EU and Macedonian and Albanian foreign ministers, held in Brussels on Monday, at the initiative of Greece, according to Greek diplomatic sources, took place in a much better climate than previous informal meetings with European ministers in the framework of Greek efforts...

Macedonia 20.11.19 | 10:17

France’s veto destroyed me personally, psychologically, Zaev tells The New York Times

“I am breaking inside,” Zaev said in an interview with The New York Times. Only two months ago, the leader of the small Balkan nation of North Macedonia was riding high, feted by world leaders, praised by the head of United Nations for offering a rare bright spot in an otherwise troubled...

Macedonia 16.11.19 | 17:11

Zaev was warned about the French veto, but decided to go “que sera sera”

Did French President Emmanuel Macron tell the Macedonian delegation what to expect, whether he had lied or been blinded by the date we “received last year” they did not want or could not understand what did the man say? Unfortunately, these dilemmas will remain unanswered, and the facts will...

World 15.11.19 | 21:14

France puts forward new principles for EU enlargement

France has forwarded a so-called “non-paper” to EU member states, requesting a “renewed approach” in the enlargement process towards the Western Balkans. In addition, the European Commission requests that the new methodology in the accession process, which would be applied in...

Macedonia 15.11.19 | 16:20

Zbogar says that until October he also believed in the promises EU gave Macedonia

European Union Ambassador to Macedonia Samuel Zbogar again reiterated to the public that, after the fiasco at the European Council in October, it’s best not to promise deadlines and timeframes regarding the opening of EU accession talks. Speaking in Gostivar, Zbogar said that up until October he...

Macedonia 14.11.19 | 22:04

Pendarovski: We may get a positive decision to start EU talks before May

At the meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Tuesday, I did not get a signal that EU accession talks would start, I did not get guarantee that we would receive a positive decision in the spring. I received some kind of guarantee that the new methodology is underway and will be ready...

Macedonia 14.11.19 | 21:30

Outgoing PM Zaev: Greece will help us get date for start of EU accession negotiations

Greece will help us get a date for start of EU accession talks, and the implementation of the Prespa Agreement will go as planned, outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Thursday after meeting with his Greek counterpart Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Thessaloniki. The implementation of the Prespa Agreement...

Macedonia 12.11.19 | 15:56

Vucic: Macedonia to get date for EU negotiations before April elections

After meeting with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in Paris, Serbian President Zoran Zaec responding to journalists’ questions said he expected EU membership negotiations with Macedonia and Albania to open in March unless the Zagreb Summit is expected in May. They will do it in March, because...

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