Tag: eu
Macedonia 15.09.21 | 13:39

EU to provide assistance to the most affected families in the wildfires in Macedonia

In response to the wildfires that started in Macedonia in the end of July, the European Union is providing EUR 140,000 in humanitarian funding to assist the most affected families and first responders. These EU funds support the National Red Cross in delivering the necessary assistance, including food...

Macedonia Balkans 14.09.21 | 18:23

Merkel expresses sorrow Macedonia was not allowed to open its EU talks, says Europe is held hostage to nationalism

During her meeting with Balkan leaders in Tirana, Albania, outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel again expressed her sorrow that Macedonia and Albania were not allowed to open their EU accession talks. Merkel said that the two countries met the criteria to open the accession talks, but that the Bulgarian...

Macedonia 02.09.21 | 13:45

Zaev: Hope remains that Bulgaria will form a government, so that a decision can be made to start negotiations by the end of December

The Prime Minister Zoran Zaev informed today that he talked with the Bulgarian President Rumen Radev within the Bled Forum, where he expressed hope that the political entities will succeed in forming a Government, which is important for decision-making. As I said, on June 17 after returning from Bulgaria,...

Balkans 02.09.21 | 12:09

Vucic: Macedonia changed its name and what did it get?

Macedonia even changed its name, it was promised that the negotiation process would start, and did it happen?, asked Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic regarding the name dispute between Macedonia and Greece and the fact that the country’s start of EU accession talks is blocked by Bulgaria. I am...

Macedonia 30.08.21 | 21:44

EU closes its borders – Macedonia is removed from the “safe list”

The European Union announced it will close its borders for Macedonian citizens, as the number of coronavirus cases spiked over the past weeks. Macedonians have been able to travel to EU countries since the lull in early summer, but unrestricted travel led to a huge spike this month. The EU is also closing...

Macedonia 30.08.21 | 18:02

Zaev tells EU it has moral obligation to ensure Macedonia begins its accession talks

In an event with European official Miroslav Lajcak, Zoran Zaev insisted that the EU has a moral obligation to allow (North) Macedonia to open its EU accession talks. I expect that the EU will find a way to unblock enlargement as a matter of strategic interest, Zaev said. Macedonia is currently blocked...

Macedonia 29.08.21 | 12:39

Zaev and Filipce’s stubbornness over the pandemic led to EU travel ban for Macedonian citizens

Macedonian citizens are under threat of being banned from traveling to European Union countries due to the authorities’ poor handling of the epidemic and the sharp increase in the number of new Covid-19 infections, VMRO-DPMNE reacts. Because Zaev and Filipce who did not take measures in time, Macedonia...

Macedonia 28.08.21 | 12:45

EU to reintroduce ban for Macedonian travelers due to rise of new Covid-19 infections

The European Union will again put Macedonia on the “black list” for travel, after Friday’s announcement to return to travel restrictions due to the spike of new Covid-19 infections for the United States and five other countries, including Macedonia, reported Deutsche Welle. Restrictions...

Macedonia 19.08.21 | 14:42

As of Friday, EU will accept vaccine certificates issued in Macedonia

As of Friday, the European Union will accept the vaccine certificates issued in Macedonia, Turkey and Ukraine and they will be connected to the system of the Union, in order to facilitate free movement in conditions of pandemic, said the European Commission. The decision, which will take effect on Friday,...

Macedonia 09.08.21 | 13:23

Zaev from Europe recognizes only the European flag on the marijuana law for his plant

They are fiddling while Rome burns. Macedonia is burning because of Zaev’s incompetence, and he gives interviews to regional media, VMRO-DPMNE reacts. EU expands in the morning and closes in the evening, Zaev tells Serbian daily “Politika” Zoran Zaev has shown in the region that since...

Macedonia 04.08.21 | 19:38

EU activates Civil Protection Mechanism to help various regions in the Mediterranean and the Western Balkans to fight devastating fires

The European Commission said Wednesday is swiftly mobilising support to assist countries in limiting the spread of the fires and protect lives and livelihoods as forest fires continue affecting various regions in the Mediterranean and the Western Balkans. Two Canadair firefighting airplanes from France...

Macedonia 30.07.21 | 18:57

Zaev: There’s no alternative to EU and there shouldn’t be one

There’s no alternative to membership in the European Union, but the EU, unfortunately holds the Republic of Macedonia as a candidate country for almost 17 years, without providing the deserved next step on the country’s path to integration. In such circumstances, this is also acknowledged by 26 member...

World 25.07.21 | 17:17

Hungary will refuse EU coronavirus funds if they are tied to political conditions

The Hungarian Government announced that the country will reject funds from the EU coronavirus program, if it is linked to political conditions unrelated to the pandemic. EU officials demand that Hungary revokes a law that will allow parents to block sexual education for their children if they find it...

Macedonia 05.07.21 | 22:32

Von der Leyen calls for faster EU integration of the Balkans

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen called for faster integration of the Balkan countries into the EU. We need to speed up the enlargement process. And in parallel, bring the Western Balkans on our path to becoming more sustainable, digital and resilient, Von der Leyen said during the...

Macedonia 04.07.21 | 21:11

Fouéré: EU must urgently change its behavior, enlargement policy does not work

Former EU Ambassador to the country Erwan Fouéré believes that the European Union has its own values, but unfortunately does not respect them in some specific areas, and one of those areas that directly affects Macedonia and the region is the enlargement policy, which does not work at all. It is a...

Macedonia 02.07.21 | 22:56

Tsipras: Bulgaria needs to understand that within the European family it cannot continue with denying, but with connecting

The EU remains in the position of accession, but also there’s a difficult development, the main reason – Bulgaria. I want to hope that this will change in the coming period. Bulgaria needs to understand that within the European family it cannot continue with denying, but with connecting,...

Macedonia 02.07.21 | 21:24

I understand Bulgaria’s position towards Macedonia, but a compromise must be found, Jansa tells BNR

Slovenia’s Prime Minister Janez Jansa told Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) that he understood Bulgaria’s position on its veto on the start of Macedonia’s EU negotiations, as it is a member of the bloc, but that a compromise must be found, MIA reports from Sofia. When we are in one family,...

Macedonia 29.06.21 | 20:01

Mickoski: Macedonia has been stuck in EU waiting room for too long

VMRO-DPMNE leader, Hristijan Mickoski held several meetings at the political assembly of the European People’s Party. He informed on social media about the meetings with David McAllister, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament and with Paulo Rangel, Vice President of...

Macedonia 23.06.21 | 17:21

Zaev blames EU for the Bulgarian veto, reveals his latest offer to Bulgaria on the national identity front

Zoran Zaev addressed his latest foreign policy humiliation today. At an event in Skopje, along with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama whose country was also stood out by the EU, Zaev laid the blame at the feet of the European leaders who promised him open doors if he rams through the name change. The...

Macedonia 23.06.21 | 17:08

Macedonia has no European future with Zaev in charge

Macedonia can’t expect a European future with Zoran Zaev. We lost three years with his empty promises, said VMRO-DPMNE official Stefan Andonovski after the latest veto Macedonia suffered at the hands of Bulgaria. Three years went by after Zaev’s airplane selfie when he first insisted that...

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