Tag: eu accession
Macedonia 26.09.19 | 22:16

The Bundestag approves opening EU accession talks with Macedonia and Albania

The German Bundestag voted in favor of allowing Macedonia and Albania to open EU accession talks. The vote for Macedonia was 476 in favor, 122 against, and 16 abstained. It was preceded by a debate during which a dozen members of Parliament expressed support for bringing the Balkan countries even closer...

Macedonia 25.09.19 | 10:27

Bundestag Committee approves opening EU accession talks with Macedonia and Albania

The Foreign Affairs Committee of the German Bundestag approved the opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia and Albania. The proposal will now move before the full parliament. Proponents of the expansion, mainly in the German social-democratic SPD party, had their wish to bolster the leftist governments...

Macedonia 02.09.19 | 17:54

Dendias: If, if, if they strictly adhere to what has been agreed, we will support them for EU accession date

Nikos Dendias, Greece’s new Foreign Minister from the government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis, expressed his first impressions after the Helsinki summit, where he held his first meeting with Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov and spoke about the Prespa Agreement, saying that there were no mutual...

Macedonia 09.08.19 | 16:58

Rama says it would be harmful for the region if Macedonia opens EU accession talks and Albania doesn’t

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama warned that it would be a damaging and unjust development for the region if Macedonia were allowed to open European Union accession talks before Albania. Rama was asked how would Albania react if the EU splits the accession talks of the two countries. This would be not...

Macedonia 19.06.19 | 13:54

Zaev denies that seven EU member states opposed the opening of EU accession talks

Zoran Zaev denied the reports that seven EU member states were opposed to the opening of accession talks with Macedonia. Zaev used a street slang word to ask the critics of his Government not to “grumble” after his failure to win approval for the opening of EU accession talks. He initially...

Macedonia 14.06.19 | 23:25

Neloski: The EU accession date is not a magic wand

The date to open EU accession talks is not a magic wand which will resolve all problems, said VMRO-DPMNE official Vladimir Neloski during a TV21 debate. The Government can’t merely say that it has a European agenda, but it has to prove it in practice. In reality, all that citizens see is the high...

Macedonia 13.06.19 | 12:12

Dutch Parliament leaves the possibility to allow EU accession talks for Macedonia, but not for Albania

The Dutch Parliament voted yesterday on several EU enlargement proposals, during which it left the door open for the country to allow Macedonia to open its accession talks. A proposals was made that the Government blocks Macedonia from opening accession talks, and it was defeated in the Parliament. Also...