Tag: eu
Macedonia 15.09.20 | 19:08

Bulgaria starts blocking Macedonia’s accession negotiations with the EU

Bulgaria is blocking Macedonia as part of negotiations on a draft negotiating framework being discussed at EU Council’s Working Party on Enlargement and Countries Negotiating Accession to the Union, a working group of the EU Enlargement Council and countries negotiating accession. Bulgarian sources...

Macedonia 10.09.20 | 19:42

Zaev to bargain with Goce Delcev, Karakachanov says no EU if not said that Macedonia has Bulgarian history

Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Krasimir Karakachanov threatens that if the two committees on historical issues do not sit down to discuss and reach an agreement on historical figures, Bulgaria will block the first intergovernmental conference of the Republic of Macedonia with...

Macedonia 05.09.20 | 10:41

Pendarovski warns that the EU talks will be difficult as the Union becomes reluctant to accept new members

President Stevo Pendarovski warned the public that joining the European Union will be difficult, as the EU is getting more and more reluctant to admit new members. In a TV interview, Pendarovski reminded how accession talks are getting more and more protracted with each new candidate country. Objectively...

Macedonia 03.09.20 | 17:05

Zaev pledges before EU ambassadors that he will conduct reforms

A day after meeting with the US Ambassador to Macedonia, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev held a meeting with ambassadors from EU member states, to discuss the priorities for his new Government. Zaev pledged to the ambassadors that his priority will be to open EU accession talks. This mandate will be dedicated...

Macedonia 30.08.20 | 17:45

Police deploys in anticipation of the protest led by Bishop Agatangel

Hundreds of police officers were deployed between the EU mission in Skopje and the Parliament building, as protests are expected this afternoon. Bishop Agatangel of Veles called for a mass gathering to protest the national humiliations imposed on the Macedonians under the Zaev regime. The motto of the...

Macedonia 28.08.20 | 20:43

EU Ambassador Zbogar wouldn’t comment whether a Government with the bare minimum of votes can drive forward the EU agenda

European Union Ambassador to Macedonia Samuel Zbogar said he’d rather not comment on the question whether a Government elected with practically the smallest possible majority of 62 votes can be stable and deliver on reforms needed for Macedonia’s EU accession process. Zoran Zaev hopes to...

Macedonia 26.08.20 | 22:29

Macedonia not among the countries that aligned with the EU position to extend sanctions against Russia

Macedonia is not on the list of countries that joined the EU decision to expand its sanctions regime toward Russia. According to the decision, the “restrictive measures” introduced toward Russia after the annexation of the Crimea are being extended for almost a year from now. The European...

Macedonia 26.08.20 | 12:04

Bishop Agatangel calls for a protest gathering on Sunday – We want to join the EU, but with pride and our heads held high

Bishop Agatangel of Veles called for a major gathering in front of the EU mission in Skopje and the Macedonian Parliament on Sunday, demanding that the accession process to the EU does not result in humiliation of the Macedonians. Macedonia was forced to change its name and begin an open-ended process...

Macedonia 12.08.20 | 14:49

EU embassy in Macedonia calls for the arrest of the men who attacked gay rights activist Bekim Asani

The European Union embassy in Macedonia called on the authorities to identify and prosecute the men who attacked LGBT activist Bekim Asani. Asani was badly beaten in front of his Tetovo office last week. Respect for human rights and the rule of law is the corner stone of the European Union, where every...

Macedonia 30.07.20 | 10:59

EU keeps its borders closed for Macedonian citizens until September

European Union countries decided to leave their black list of Balkan countries unchanged until at least September. That means that over August Macedonian citizens will not be allowed to travel to most EU countries, given the high level of infections and mortality from the epidemic. The entire region...

World 27.07.20 | 17:26

Szijjártó: EU could only be strong if its members are strong and insist on their identity

Participants in last week’s European Union summit reached “the best deal” concerning the community’s pandemic recovery package, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó told television France24.  “Our primary goal was that these European resources should be distributed fairly and...

World 21.07.20 | 09:46

EU leaders strike deal on historic coronavirus stimulus package

The 27 leaders of the European Union have struck a deal on a historic multi-billion-euro economic recovery package to curb the damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic, after four draining days of negotiations at a Brussels summit. Comprised of a 750-billion-euro (855-billion-dollar) stimulus spending...

Macedonia 17.07.20 | 15:48

EU expects to see a stable coalition

European Union officials called for the creation of a stable governing coalition in Macedonia after the difficult “corona elections” left the Parliament narrowly divided. In a joint statement from Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi and foreign policy chief Josep Borell, it is said that...

Health 16.07.20 | 19:09

Macedonia received 80 million euros in EU assistance to fight Covid-19

The European Commission on behalf of the EU has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Macedonia to pave the way for the disbursement of €80 million in macro-financial assistance (MFA). This is the first MoU signed as part of €3 billion MFA package that the Commission proposed for ten enlargement...

Macedonia 07.07.20 | 15:16

EU delivers face masks to Macedonia

The EU is delivering Tuesday further FFP2 masks to Macedonia, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia from rescEU – the common European reserve of medical equipment created to help countries affected by the coronavirus outbreak. While we observe positive evolutions of lower infection rates in some areas, more...

Macedonia 06.07.20 | 23:06

Zaev misrepresented the EU negotiating framework

During the portion of today’s TV duel on EU accession, VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski asked SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev why he keeps deluding the public that the EU has approved a date when Macedonia will open accession talks. After being denied a date in 2017, 2018 and 2019, Macedonia...

Macedonia 04.07.20 | 22:34

Zaev repeats his claim that the Macedonian language is becoming an official EU language

In an interview, SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev repeated his claim that the publication of a draft negotiating framework by the European Commission ensures that the Macedonian language is an official language of the European Union. The framework, which is subject to amendments from EU member states, declares...

Macedonia 02.07.20 | 19:52

Siljanovska: The negotiating framework does not mean a date for negotiations

Negotiating framework does not mean a date for negotiations. It focuses on three moments, principles, essence and procedure. EU members, after reviewing it, have the right to make comments, Gordana Siljanovska Davkova, head of VMRO-DPMNE’s list in the first electoral district said in a TV debate...

Macedonia 02.07.20 | 15:32

Mucunski: The reports that the Macedonian language was made an official EU language are fake news

Timco Mucunski, the VMRO-DPMNE International Affairs Secretary, welcomed the EU draft negotiating framework that was announced yesterday, but also warned the SDSM led Government against spreading fake news about it. SDSM leader Zoran Zaev yesterday declared that with the framework, the EU has recognized...

Macedonia 02.07.20 | 14:32

Government leaks the EU document that refers to the Macedonian language

The Macedonian Information Agency leaked a portion of the EU draft negotiating framework, where the Macedonian language is named clearly and without any adjectives or explanations. “North” Macedonia will need to produce translations of the acquis into Macedonian in good time before accession,...

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