Tag: eu
Macedonia 21.09.19 | 18:08

Osmani is not sure that Macedonia will receive date for EU accession talks in October

We have met all the conditions, we expect a date for negotiations with the EU, and therefore the European Union will fulfill its part in October and will start negotiations with our country for full fledged membership in the Union, Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Bujar Osmani said on Saturday. The...

Macedonia 20.09.19 | 18:43

Nikoloski: No date in October, Brussels only prepares screening

Ahead of the decision on the date for start of negotiations with the European Union, VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski says that all the information they have said that Macedonia will not receive a positive decision in October. The best we can expect is to form a team of representatives...

World 20.09.19 | 13:52

V4: Budapest: withdrawing EU funds as a political punishment is unacceptable

Hungarian members of the European Parliament protested against the attempts to cut funding in the next EU budget. The European People’s Party sided with the Hungarian ruling Fidesz party in its call to block the changes to the budget, the V4 news agency reported. According to the Council, the government...

Macedonia 19.09.19 | 15:29

Germany will give the green light for accession talks date

Germany will support Macedonia and approve a date for opening EU accession talks. This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister Bujar Osmani after meeting with Minister of State for Europe at the German Federal Foreign Office, Michael Roth. Osmani received confirmation from Roth that the German...

Macedonia 16.09.19 | 12:04

It won’t be easy for me to come home without date for start of EU talks

Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov, in an interview with Agency Europe, warns of the risks threatening Macedonia if the EU fails to set a date for the start of the accession negotiations in October. If we have no perspective, and that is the stakes in October, we will weaken, and skeptics, nationalist...

World 12.09.19 | 10:10

DW: New EU Enlargement Commissioner – Orban’s triumph over EU

Deutsche Welle assesses that former Hungarian Justice Minister Laszlo Trocsanyi’s election as new Enlargement Commissioner is a diplomatic triumph for Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, as Trocsanyi is considered “a man who is fully loyal to Orban”. The last Hungarian EU Commissioner...

World 11.09.19 | 18:11

Johnson: We will leave European Union on October 31, with or without an exit deal

Opposition lawmakers urged British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to recall parliament on Wednesday after Scotland’s highest court ruled that his suspension of the legislature is unlawful. Parliament was suspended early Tuesday after Johnson said he wanted to submit his government programme in a new...

Macedonia 11.09.19 | 17:09

Macedonia again not on the Bundestag’s agenda

The question of Macedonia’s European future was not discussed at Wednesday’s session of the German Bundestag,. However, Macedonia’s European agenda will be on the Bundestag’s agenda on September 25 and 26, when the government hopes that the country will get the green light to...

Macedonia 27.08.19 | 19:49

Blerim Reka: “Racket” scandal will deepen EU countries’ skepticism

Blerim Reka, presidential candidate and former ambassador to the EU, does not expect the country to get a date for opening EU accession talks in October. He told TV21 that after the “Racket” scandal, member states would be far more skeptical to give a positive opinion at the Council of Ministers’...

Macedonia 16.07.19 | 16:49

EU takes note of Janeva’s resignation

Prompted by the Macedonian Information Agency correspondent in Brussels, the European Commission merely said that they have noted the resignation of Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva. A Commission spokesman also repeated the EC position that the political parties in Macedonia should support finding a...

Macedonia 16.07.19 | 10:40

If Montenegro negotiates with the EU for 7 years, how much do we need, 15-20 years?

Macedonian President Stevo Pendarovski says he is not satisfied with the speed at which the Western Balkan countries are moving towards the European family, stressing that Europe must be more resolute on that issue. In an interview with Radio Television Montenegro, he noted that Macedonia is one hundred...

Macedonia 03.07.19 | 22:33

VMRO withdraws offer to work with SDSM on the EU agenda after weeks of receiving no reply

Due to the lack of interest on the part of the Government, VMRO-DPMNE has withdrawn its offer to contribute its expertise in the European Union related reforms, opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski said. We offered to help out until October so we can jointly receive the date to open EU accession talks....

Macedonia 02.07.19 | 10:29

Merkel’s office assures Balkan countries about their EU perspective

The office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel claims that they stand firmly behind the European perspective of the Western Balkan countries. In a response to press inquiries by the Montenegrin Pobjeda daily, the Bundeskanzleramt says that the delays in opening EU accession talks with Macedonia and Albania...

Macedonia 25.06.19 | 14:39

Nikoloski: The group with Albania is the biggest evil that could have happened to us on the EU road

VMRO-DPMNE’s vice-president Aleksandar Nikoloski, who attended the summer session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, as an honorary guest of the Council of Europe, told a press conference about the meeting with European People’s Party President Joseph Daul, with whom...

Macedonia 20.06.19 | 23:17

Bulgarian Prime Minister Borisov says Macedonia will have to mature before it gets the EU accession date

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov announced from Brussels that Bulgaria may object to the opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia. Bulgaria signed the call from 12 EU member states to open accession talks this summer, but now Borisov says that Macedonia needs to “mature” more on...

Macedonia 18.06.19 | 11:23

EU ministers continue their discussion on Macedonia’s request to open accession talks

European foreign ministers continue meeting in Luxembourg, where the possibility of opening EU accession talks for Macedonia is one of the issues at the agenda. No agreement was made on Monday. France and the Netherlands are seen as the most vocal opponents, while Germany already announced it can make...

Macedonia 11.06.19 | 11:31

Pendarovski will join the convoy of Government officials going to Brussels to plead for accession talks

President Stevo Pendarovski called on the European Union to approve the opening of accession talks with Macedonia and announced he will also travel to Brussels to ask that the country is not shunned to the side after the humiliating name change. Prime Minister Zaev recently visited Brussels for meetings...

Macedonia 10.06.19 | 21:46

VMRO again asks that the EU doesn’t punish Macedonian citizens for Zaev’s failures

For VMRO-DPMNE, EU integration of Macedonia is of vital interest, and we will work that the citizens are not punished in this regard because of the policies pursued by SDSM and Zoran Zaev, said opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski Macedonia faces yet another failed European Council meeting, where it...

Macedonia 08.06.19 | 16:58

Mickoski: As result of Zaev’s actions, Macedonia is drifting further away from the EU

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski issued a video statement saying that the European perspective of Macedonia is endangered by Zoran Zaev and the incompetence and greed of his Government. Mickoski blasted Zaev for his strategy for coping with the ever clearer loss of the prospects to open accession...

Macedonia 06.06.19 | 13:46

EU: We do not want to comment on the new wiretaps

The European Union does not want to comment on the new wiretapped conversations that have been leaked in public. They say that the authorities are still taking action on the wiretaps. We do not comment on ongoing investigations or proceedings. The Commission notes that the authorities are taking action...

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