Tag: eu
Macedonia 08.05.21 | 15:43

Osmani: Macedonia has met the conditions, it’s EU’s turn now

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani said Saturday he doesn’t believe Macedonia and Albania will be separated on the EU path and the country should not give up on the possibility of an intergovernmental conference in June and a start of the talks even with a caretaker government in Bulgaria, since the decision...

Macedonia 07.05.21 | 14:24

German official, Slovak MFA, Nikola Dimitrov speak out against decoupling Albania from Macedonia

German official Michael Roth and the Slovak Foreign Minister Ivan Korcok called for the opening of EU accession talks with both Macedonia and Albania. Their call comes amid increasing reports that Macedonia, blocked by Bulgaria, will be left behind while Albania begins accession talks alone. Germany...

Macedonia 07.05.21 | 10:26

As Albania decouples and moves ahead of Macedonia, Foreign Minister Osmani is unlikely to act

Foreign Minsiter Bujar Osmani said that opening EU accession talks has become a moving target, as reports are coming that the EU may allow Albania to begin talks, while keeping Macedonia stuck. Discussing the burning issue of Albania possibly “decoupling” from Macedonia and opening accession...

Macedonia 06.05.21 | 17:13

G7 Ministers call for opening of EU accession negotiations with Macedonia and Albania

The G7 Foreign Ministers reaffirm shared commitment to the security, economic recovery and European perspective of the Western Balkans countries as a crucial investment for peace and stability and support further progress on regional cooperation especially through the Common Regional Market, Green Agenda...

Macedonia 05.05.21 | 19:38

Dimitrov: EU to show it is serious about enlargement

A message must be sent to the people that the European perspective of the Western Balkans is clear, predictable and attainable, and that the EU is serious about enlargement, said Deputy PM for European Affairs Nikola Dimitrov during Wednesday’s meeting with Austrian Member of European Parliament (MEP)...

World 05.05.21 | 10:34

V4: European Commissioner seems entangled in dubious affairs

The V4 news agency continues its extensive reporting on EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides and her apparent conflicts of interest.  There are still many unanswered questions in the scandal involving Stella Kyriakides, the EU’s Health Commissioner. Last week, it was revealed that, according...

Macedonia 05.05.21 | 10:28

EU enlargement: Growing possibility of Albania advancing while Macedonia remains stuck

Macedonia now faces a clear prospect of being left out in the EU accession process, while Albania, with which it is in a de-facto group, advances this summer. During his visit yesterday, EU Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi announced that the Commission is working on the issue, but it’s...

Macedonia 04.05.21 | 15:46

Dimitrov warns the EU that he will become more outspoken in demanding a date for accession talks

Deputy Prime Minister Nikola Dimitrov again implored the European Union to allow Macedonia to begin accession talks, as reports are coming that Albania may be allowed to advance while Macedonia is held behind. Dimitrov was speaking today during a meeting with Austrian Minister Karoline Edtstadler, who...

Macedonia 04.05.21 | 15:35

EU is proving its dedication to the Balkans with the delivery of vaccines, Pisonero says

The European Union is proving its support for the Western Balkans countries with its delivery of Pfizer vaccines, said EU spokeswoman Ana Pisonero. Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi is in Macedonia today, as part of his Balkan tour with Austrian Minister Karoline Edtstadler, during which Macedonia...

Macedonia 29.04.21 | 12:48

Sekerinska doesn’t expect possible turnaround in relations with Bulgaria in June

The Minister of Defense Radmila Sekerinska does not expect that without a partner on the other side and with a technical government, as she stated, a turnaround is possible in terms of relations with Bulgaria regarding our country’s EU membership. But what we need to do by June, she stressed, is...

Macedonia 29.04.21 | 12:26

Dimitrov: If negotiations don’t start, our country, Bulgaria and EU will be losers

Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Nikola Dimitrov says that talks should continue to find a solution to the dispute with Bulgaria and start negotiations with the EU, otherwise, he stressed, both countries and the EU will be losers. Either we will all be losers or we will all be winners. Of course...

Macedonia 27.04.21 | 19:43

Pendarovski meets top EU officials, says Macedonia is ready to resume talks with Bulgaria any time

President Stevo Pendarovski met with EU officials in Brussels today to urge the opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia, and said that the country is prepared to resume negotiations with Bulgaria, who is vetoing the accession talks, as soon as possible. Bulgaria currently has no Government after...

Macedonia 26.04.21 | 10:14

Dimitrov: Many will wonder if EU is serious

Our case is a test of EU’s credibility on the Western Balkans, Deputy PM for European Affairs Nikola Dimitrov has told Greek daily To Vima, MIA reports from Athens. He explains that our country received the candidate status in 2005, and 12 years ago we had the first positive report on the start of...

Macedonia 14.04.21 | 19:05

EU member states decided not to discuss Balkan enlargement at the coming European Council

EU member states decided not to discuss Balkan enlargement during their upcoming European Council meeting on April 19th, the MIA news agency reported. The Zaev regime was hoping to have the issue of enlargement on the agenda, hoping to put some additional pressure on Bulgaria, which is blocking the opening...

Macedonia 06.04.21 | 16:41

EU doesn’t mind expert government in Bulgaria negotiating Macedonia’s history

The European Commission refrains from going into details over the political situation in Bulgaria after Sunday’s elections but hopes Skopje and Sofia will reach a compromise, MIA reports from Brussels. The spokesperson of the Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, Ana Pisonero, briefly  commented...

Macedonia 25.03.21 | 20:50

Senior officials in Brussels: Dispute with Bulgaria remains condition for start of EU accession talks

The government and the opposition should cooperate on the European agenda, said the rapporteur for Macedonia in the European Parliament, Ilhan Kyuchyuk. During the presentation of the 2019-2020 resolution on the country, he stressed the need for continuous reforms and implementation of bilateral agreements. We...

Macedonia 17.03.21 | 18:10

Over 7,000 Macedonians got EU citizenships in 2019

A Eurostat report shows that 7,147 Macedonians received citizenship in EU member states in 2019. Of the other Balkan countries, Albania lost the most citizens to EU member states – 41,703. Serbia ranked second with 10,297 and Kosovo is third with 8,047.

News 17.03.21 | 10:50

EMA chief ignores V4NA questions

Recently, many questions have emerged in connection with Brussels’ vaccine contracts and, in the past few days, many EU countries have stopped using AstraZeneca’s jab in their vaccination campaigns. V4NA has sent a written inquiry to the European Medicines Agency with regard to the vaccines....

Macedonia 16.03.21 | 14:41

Zaev disappointed with the EU for failing to deliver vaccines

Zoran Zaev stressed Tuesday that Macedonia was disappointed with the EU over the procurement of Covid-19 vaccines, but that “they were told that at this moment it is impossible for the Union to share the vaccines.” I would be dishonest if I did not admit that the EU disappointed us with...

Macedonia 12.03.21 | 11:14

Exclusion even from a modest EU aid program becomes a political problem for Zaev

Officials offered different explanations after Macedonia was left out of the EU public health emergency program that distributes over half a billion EUR. Neighboring countries such as Albania, Greece and Serbia, as well as Montenegro and Croatia were included in the program, but Macedonia was not. Deputy...

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