Tag: EU talks
Macedonia 24.06.22 | 22:09

US: Credibility of EU enlargement perspective vital, we support negotiations with Macedonia and Albania

The United States government has communicated its position regarding the uncertainty over the start of the EU accession negotiations with Macedonia following the failed EU-Western Balkans summit in Brussels. We believe that the credibility of the EU enlargement perspective is vital for the stability...

Macedonia 01.06.22 | 21:07

Bozinovski: If Bulgaria’s demands are included in the negotiating framework, the meaning of EU negotiations is lost

If the bilateral dispute with Bulgaria becomes European, it is contrary to the Copenhagen criteria. This sends a message that we will never become an EU member, says political analyst Vladimir Bozinovski. He notes that before Bulgaria our country had a veto from France and that it should be careful in...

Macedonia 26.05.22 | 12:43

Will Pendarovski be a good forecaster: According to him, the chances for starting EU talks are less than 50%

I do not have one personal and another official position, I will assess our chances for the start of negotiations, after 17 years in which we have been a candidate, at less than 50 percent, President Stevo Pendarovski said in an interview with Euronews. Pendarovski assessed the relations with neighboring...

Macedonia 20.04.22 | 21:18

Osmani-Levits: Start of EU talks of vital significance for Macedonia and Europe

The NATO membership of both countries and their contribution to the security and stability on the European continent is of enormous importance, says Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani after a meeting with Latvian President Egils Levits, who arrived for an official visit to Macedonia on Wednesday. Osmani said...

Macedonia 14.04.22 | 14:04

Romanian Foreign Minister: EU still not considering decoupling Macedonia and Albania

Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu said Thursday that there were no talks in the European Union on the decoupling of Macedonia and Albania on the EU accession path. There are no such discussions in the EU, about the separation of Macedonia and Albania. We in Romania do not support such a decision....

Macedonia 13.04.22 | 14:37

Bulgarian authorities deny that they have promised anything to Germany regarding Macedonia

There is no change in the Bulgarian position on the European integration of Macedonia, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Teodora Gencovska told BNT. Nobody from the team of the Ministry in all its talks, meetings with European partners, with ambassadors of other EU or NATO member states, no one has abandoned...

Macedonia 21.07.21 | 18:33

Zaev: I wish Albania good luck on its EU path if Bulgaria’s blockade continues

There is great disappointment and trauma among the citizens after the blockade of Macedonia’s European path, but the country will not look for alternatives, said Prime Minister Zoran Zaev in an interview with the “Conflict Zone” show on Deutsche Welle. In the interview, Zaev talks about...

Macedonia 06.07.21 | 10:27

Merkel: We could not have predicted that Bulgaria would block Macedonia

We could not have predicted that Bulgaria would block the start of Macedonia’s accession talks with the EU, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after a meeting with the heads of state and government of the six Western Balkan countries. Merkel’s general assessment is that in the last 7 years,...

Macedonia 04.07.21 | 13:22

Austria’s Foreign Minister: Bulgaria is isolated in the EU

Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg, said in an interview with “360 Degrees” that in the last EU meetings there was “growing frustration with the fact that no progress can be made towards opening negotiations with Albania and Macedonia”. You are absolutely right that...

Macedonia 29.06.21 | 09:40

Zaev expects decision on start of EU talks in December

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev pointed out that even after the repeated veto, the country will continue its efforts to overcome the blockade from Sofia, and the next real opportunity for a decision on the start of EU accession talks is expected in December at the end of the Slovenian presidency, according...

Balkans 13.05.21 | 11:19

In order to start EU talks, Macedonia has to accept that it speaks Bulgarian dialect, that Goce Delcev and the Ilinden Uprising are Bulgarian, give up its minority in Bulgaria

The so-called framework position of Bulgaria in relation to Macedonia has been published on social media. This position was the position of the government of Boyko Borisov, and now also of the caretaker government of Stefan Janev. There is nothing good in, just that Macedonia has to literally give up...

Macedonia 09.01.21 | 10:45

Santos Silva: Start of EU talks with Skopje, Tirana among priorities of Portugal’s EU Presidency

Portugal will try to organize the first intergovernmental conferences with Macedonia and Albania in the first half of 2021, said Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva, whose country took over the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU on January 1. After Bulgaria’s blockade, Portugal...

Macedonia 16.11.20 | 18:22

Germany to do everything for start of Macedonia’s EU accession negotiations, says Maas

Germany will do everything in its power to start Macedonia’s EU accession talks the German presidency by the end of the year, said German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in the address at a ceremony in Berlin where the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung 2020 Human Rights Award was awarded to Prime Minister...

Balkans 30.06.20 | 17:53

Montenegro opens last chapter in EU entry talks

Montenegro on Tuesday opened the last chapter in its EU accession negotiations and has to date closed three. The accession negotiations are divided into 35 policy chapters but negotiations are held on 33. As of today, Montenegro has opened all 33 and closed only three. Today it opened chapter 8, on market...

Balkans 09.06.20 | 18:20

Italy is pleased that Macedonia and Albania will start negotiations with the EU

The European Union’s decision to start accession negotiations with Macedonia and Albania is a historic one, said Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio after Tuesday’s meeting with Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias, MIA reports from Athens. The Western Balkans’ European perspective was among the...

Macedonia 13.03.20 | 13:14

Pendarovski: Macedonia to get the green light to start EU talks on March 26

President Stevo Pendarovski said at Friday’s press conference that according to the latest information, Macedonia and Albania will get the green light for starting accession negotiations with the EU on March 26. According to the latest information, Brussels combinations for negotiations for our...

Macedonia 17.10.19 | 09:56

Sela: If there is no date for EU talks, early elections to be held in the spring

The leader of the Alliance for Albanians, Zijadin Sela, said on TV2’s Click Plus show that if the country does not get a date for the start of negotiations with the EU, a technical government would be formed according to the Przino Agreement. Sela stressed that early parliamentary elections would...

Macedonia 05.10.19 | 19:38

Germany proposed starting EU talks with Macedonia, but not with Albania

Germany has proposed starting EU membership talks with North Macedonia before the end of this year and agreeing in principle to launch the process for Albania, but without setting an exact date prior to Tirana meeting more conditions, Reuters reports. The plan, put forward to EU countries this week before...

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