Tag: decoupling
Macedonia 28.09.21 | 17:41

Von der Leyen walks back her initial statement about decoupling Albania from Macedonia

The key issue that arose during the visit of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to Macedonia and Albania is whether Albania should be decoupled from Macedonia and allowed to advance on its EU path alone. Von der Leyen was asked about the issue this morning, in Tirana, and gave a comment...

Macedonia 14.05.21 | 20:52

Grubi opposes decoupling from Albania, condemns Bulgaria for telling Macedonians their national identity changed in 1945

Zoran Zaev’s First Deputy Prime Minister Artan Grubi condemned Bulgaria for its blockade of Macedonia’s EU accession talks, saying that “you can’t tell a nation that it was one thing until 1945 and another after that year”. Bulgaria demands that Macedonia accepts to redefine the Macedonian...

Macedonia 02.02.20 | 19:31

Ambassador Romeo says that Italy remains opposed to decoupling Macedonia from Albania

In an interview with Radio Free Europe, Italian Ambassador to Macedonia Carlo Romeo says that this country will continue to insist that Macedonia should open EU accession talks only in a package with Albania. This makes it far more difficult for Macedonia to secure the opening of accession talks, given...

Macedonia 23.10.19 | 23:43

Nikoloski: Zaev was clearly warned that Macedonia will be vetoed if it remains in a group with Albania

VMRO-DPMNE deputy leader Aleksandar Nikoloski pointed to a number of instances when the opposition warned the SDSM led Government that they are gambling away the chance to open EU accession talks with their subservient position toward the DUI party and toward Albania. Nikoloski shared a video from Deputy...

Macedonia 15.10.19 | 20:13

Nikoloski: The Zaev Government didn’t even ask for decoupling of Macedonia from Albania

VMRO-DPMNE deputy president Aleksandar Nikoloski said that the Macedonian Government did not make any move to decouple itself from Albania and ensure a better position to open its EU accession talks. According to Nikoloski, this is due to the bargain which Prime Minister Zoran Zaev struck with Albanian...

Macedonia 20.06.19 | 15:13

Zaharieva sees the EU postponement as a chance that Macedonia and Albania begin accession talks together

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva said that the delay of the opening of accession talks with Macedonia, which Zoran Zaev promised will begin in June, will allow Albania to join the group with Macedonia. The good news, according to me, is taht the two countries are not decoupled at this stage,...

Macedonia 16.06.19 | 12:17

Angry at the prospect of EU “decoupling” from Macedonia, some Albanians call for Greater Albania

The possibility that Macedonia will be allowed to open EU accession talks while Albania will be held back sparked angry reactions in Albania. Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama wrote a testy tweet aimed at Macedonian President Stevo Pendarovski, who openly endorsed the idea of “decoupling”...

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