Tag: Emmanuel Macron
World 29.11.19 | 20:36

Trump to meet Macron, Merkel at NATO summit

US President Donald Trump will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of next week’s NATO summit in London, the White House has said. The summit in London will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, with Trump scheduled to meet with British Prime Minister...

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...

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 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...

Macedonia 12.11.19 | 12:54

Ker-Lindsay: Seriously? This is not diplomacy, but humiliation

Seriously!? After what he’s just done to your country? You pitch up to his event and even pose for a photo op. There’s being diplomatic. And then there’s being humiliated. Perhaps better to have made your polite excuses and given it a miss this year, eh?,  London School of Economics professor James...

Macedonia 12.11.19 | 10:30

Pendarovski to hear France’s views on enlargement directly from Macron

President Stevo Pendarovski will have the opportunity to hear directly from his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, about France’s views on enlargement and the new negotiation methodology at their meeting in Paris on Tuesday. The Macedonian President had earlier said that the meeting was a good...

Macedonia 11.11.19 | 22:41

Pendarovski meets with Macron in Paris

Macedonian President Stevo Pendarovski met Monday evening in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron. This is the first meeting of a Macedonian statesman with a representative of the French state leadership after France opposed Macedonia getting a date for starting negotiations with the EU. Tonight,...

Macedonia 07.11.19 | 21:07

Macedonia didn’t get a date because of Albania, Macron tells “The Economist”

Following France’s veto on Macedonia at the October Summit, Macron announced in an interview with The Economist readiness to give our country a date for negotiations as early as the March summit, provided that both the Union and Macedonia deliver reforms. Macron is ready to give the green light...

Macedonia 06.11.19 | 14:23

Why did Macron refuse to meet the “toxic” Zaev?

The French president for five months refuses to meet with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, and immediately agreed to meet with President Stevo Pendarovski as early as next Tuesday. “Lider” analyzes: Why does Macron refuse to meet with the “toxic” Zaev? The prime minister himself confirmed...

Macedonia 05.11.19 | 15:42

Pendarovski to meet with Macron on November 12 in Paris

President Stevo Pendarovski will meet French President Emmanuel Macron November 12, the President’s office confirmed Tuesday. President Stevo Pendarovski is to pay a visit to France next week to participate in the 2019 Paris Peace Forum, which will also be attended by French President Emmanuel...

Macedonia 24.10.19 | 12:18

Thimonier: No confirmation of Macron’s visit to Macedonia

French Ambassador Christian Thimonier said Thursday that he had no information on when French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Skopje and Tirana would take place. At the moment I have no information on this topic. The president has indicated that he would like to visit both countries in the...

Macedonia 24.10.19 | 11:50

Hahn: Frankly speaking after the decision of the EU Council, we are helpless

Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn again sharply criticized France’s negative stance and the European leaders’ refusal to make a decision to start accession negotiations with Macedonia and Albania, saying the consequences for both countries and the region could be disastrous. Hahn said...

Macedonia 23.10.19 | 10:34

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: Macron says ‘no’, and a government is already falling apart

“Macron says ‘no’, and one government in the Balkans is already falling apart: If Europe needed proof that it still had political influence in the world, it could find it in Skopje right now,” German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) commented, Deutsche Welle reports. After...

Macedonia 18.10.19 | 19:01

Macron announced he will be visiting Rama and Zaev

French President Emmanuel Macron has stated he would be visiting Macedonia and Albania soon to meet with their leaders, Zoran Zaev and Edi Rama. I greatly appreciate the efforts of Edi Rama and Zoran Zaev. Both are very brave. I will be visiting them in the coming months. They work and we will get the...

Macedonia 17.10.19 | 13:14

Government distanced itself from former Zaev’s adviser who insulted Macron

The Macedonian government distanced itself from former adviser Ivana Jordanovska, who tweeted offensive messages to French President Emmanuel Macron after he said it was not time for Macedonia to start EU accession talks. The government says that Joranovska has not been working in the government since...

Balkans 17.10.19 | 12:35

Fajon: Macron, wake up!

European Parliament rapporteur for Kosovo Tanja Fajon criticized France’s decision to block the start of negotiations with Macedonia and Albania, urging Emmanuel Macron to show political maturity and responsibility. It’s such a shame. Emmanuel Macron, wake up! It’s time for EU to show political...

Macedonia 17.10.19 | 09:33

Merkel’s “yes” also contains a big “but”

Although all eyes are on French President Emmanuel Macron, who is opposed to setting a date for opening negotiations with Macedonia and Albania, ie the EU enlargement, his opinion is shared by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. At least that is how the German Chancellor’s statement can be interpreted...

Macedonia 16.10.19 | 15:21

Politico: Macron will budge on Macedonia and Albania only if he can get something in exchange

“France was the only country opposing talks with North Macedonia,” Politico cites diplomatic sources. Another diplomat accused Paris of “acting already as if we were in a post-Brexit world where they think they can call all the shots.” According to some diplomats, France will only budge when...

Macedonia 16.10.19 | 11:13

Two meetings in 16 months are too few: Buckovski thinks Zaev hasn’t lobbied with Macron enough

Former Macedonian Prime Minister Vlado Buckovski believes the government and Prime Minister Zoran Zaev have not devoted enough attention to lobbying with French President Emmanuel Macron over the issue of getting a date for Macedonia’s EU accession talks. The university professor points out that...

Macedonia 16.10.19 | 09:41

Merkel to make last push for Macedonia EU accession talks, no one believes Macron will change his position by Friday

A German government official said that Chancellor Angela Merkel will raise the issue of setting a date for Macedonia to start EU accession negotiations with Macron on Wednesday. It is a priority matter for Germany and strategic question for the EU, German government official told Reuters. Reuters writes...

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