Tag: EU negotiations
Macedonia 28.06.21 | 17:04

US disappointed Macedonia didn’t open EU negotiations

The United States is disappointed after Macedonia wasn’t allowed to open negotiations for membership in the EU, US Ambassador Kate Byrnes said Monday, answering a reporter’s question whether the United States expects intensified meetings between politicians and enhanced Skopje-Sofia communication...

Macedonia 26.06.21 | 11:52

Maas, Silva and Logar: We are extremely concerned that we failed to start accession negotiations with Macedonia and Albania

The Foreign Ministers of Germany, Portugal and Slovenia, Heiko Maas, Augusto Santos Silva and Ange Logar respectively, pledged to intensify efforts to quickly overcome the current blockade, after Macedonia and Albania did not get the green light to start EU negotiations at the June EU summit. The foreign...

Macedonia 22.05.21 | 16:06

Nikoloski: With the current government, chances for starting EU negotiations are slim to none

Answering a reporter’s question whether he expects EU accession negotiations to start and what if that does not happen, the Vice President and MP of VMRO-DPMNE, Aleksandar Nikoloski, said that he wants the start of EU negotiations, but that he is not optimistic that they will start , because of...

Macedonia 05.05.20 | 18:18

Dimitrov: EU draft-negotiating framework expected in June

We expect the draft-negotiating framework early in June, and depending on the corona-crisis, its approval within a period of several months, followed by the first real step in the negotiating process – the intergovernmental conference, said Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov on Tuesday. FM DImitrov told...

Macedonia 03.03.20 | 12:48

Dimitrov: If there is no decision on negotiations, the EU will send a bad signal to the region

After seeing the EC’s favorable report, it’s high time Europe set a date to start negotiations. Still, given our experience, we cannot afford to rejoice yet and should wait, instead, to see the actual decision, according to Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov said in an interview with Slobodna TV’s...

Macedonia 15.10.19 | 13:48

Dimitrov in Luxembourg: We’ve been waiting for start of EU negotiations for 14 years

Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov participated Tuesday in Luxembourg at the meeting of the European Ministers from the Party of European Socialists (PES), where he once again explained why Macedonia deserves to launch EU accession talks. It is a decision on North Macedonia, a country that has been waiting...

Macedonia 09.10.19 | 09:24

The Netherlands gives green light for Macedonia, red light for Albania

The Dutch Parliament has given Albania a red light to start EU accession talks, and unconditional green light to Macedonia, VMRO-DPMNE lawmaker Antonio Milososki tweeted late on Tuesday. Considering the decision to open negotiations with Albania and Macedonia in a package is not an option for the Netherlands,...

Macedonia 18.03.19 | 15:56

France and the Netherlands still reluctant to back start of EU negotiations with Macedonia

Regardless of an overwhelming support amongst EU countries for the start of negotiations with our country, several Western European countries – most notably France and the Netherlands – are still reluctant to back this process, Hungary’s Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó has said after a working...