Tag: eu
Macedonia 16.09.22 | 15:21

EU: We have taken into account Xhaferi’s decision, it is up to competent domestic institutions to decide on the interpretation and implementation of national procedures

We have taken this decision into consideration. It is up to the competent domestic institutions in North Macedonia to decide on the interpretation and implementation of the national procedures. This is the response of the European Union to the question of “Republika” for a comment on whether...

Macedonia 11.09.22 | 15:50

Nikoloski: EU should return to its earlier criteria, Macedonian opposition demands

Macedonians would be able to decide through a referendum about the friendship treaty with Bulgaria. The largest opposition party of the country is collecting signatures for the initiative. The treaty signed with Bulgaria in 2017 is the basis of Sofia’s demands, VMRO DPMNE says. Bulgaria has been...

World 10.09.22 | 13:02

Ukraine received a loan of five billion euros from the EU

EU finance ministers today at a meeting in Prague, Ukraine approved a loan of five billion euros so that schools, hospitals and other institutions can continue to work. The loan, which will be backed by guarantees from EU member states, is part of an aid package worth nine billion euros adopted in May....

Macedonia 31.08.22 | 13:49

EU is becoming aware that there will be no constitutional amendments

Michael Roth, Chairman of the Bundestag Committee on Foreign Affairs, said in Skopje that the EU should strengthen its presence in Macedonia, but also that constitutional amendments should take place in order to continue accession negotiations with the Union. Roth expressed his pleasure to be here again,...

Macedonia 05.08.22 | 14:39

EU: The Ruskovska-Muaremi issue is for competent authorities to address

The European Union is following closely all related developments, including the recent public exchanges between the Head of the Public Prosecution for Organized Crime and Corruption, Vilma Ruskovska, and the Financial Police Director, Arafat Muaremi and calls on the issue to be addressed by the competent...

Macedonia 28.07.22 | 21:18

EU closely monitoring freedom of media in Macedonia’s accession process

European Commission Spokesperson Peter Stano said Thursday freedom of expression and freedom of media is key for the progress of all countries in the EU negotiations, MIA reports from Brussels. When asked by MIA about the accusations made by the state leaders during the debates on the French proposal,...

Macedonia 14.07.22 | 12:20

“Opening of negotiations” vs “starting the first phase”: This is the key evidence that Albania is starting negotiations and Macedonia is not

The text of the negotiating framework for Albania, which Telma has obtained contains a clear formulation for “opening the accession negotiations” without the creative two-phase solutions, as in the Macedonian case. The document has the same date, June 17, 2022, when the initial proposal for...

Balkans 20.06.22 | 13:10

Nobody asks Macedonia: If Bulgaria accepts the French proposal, EU will approve the negotiation framework tomorrow

If Sofia on Monday gives a positive response to the proposals of the French Presidency on resolving the dispute between Bulgaria and Macedonia, the EU’s General Affairs Council is expected tomorrow to approve the negotiating frameworks and accompanying documents for Skopje and Tirana, and set dates...

Macedonia 02.06.22 | 21:40

Kovacevski: Failure to open accession negotiations with the EU will not be a defeat for Macedonia, but a defeat for the EU

In an interview with TV Kanal 5, Macedonian Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski said that the failure to open accession negotiations with the EU will not be a defeat for Macedonia, but a defeat for the EU. It’s a defeat for the EU. I think so because the non-opening of negotiations will mean a decrease...

Macedonia 01.06.22 | 13:06

Even Greece did not ask for the name dispute to be included in the EU negotiating framework

The announcements coming from Sofia and Paris could set a new precedent in the negotiations between the European Union and the candidate countries. If bilateral disputes become a condition for starting negotiations, it will mean that other EU members will follow Bulgaria’s example. The first could...

Macedonia 31.05.22 | 15:23

No language, people, history: If the Bulgarian demands are included in the negotiating framework with the EU, the Macedonian ones will be excluded

The Bulgarian BGNES agency, which is considered one of the best informed, published shocking information about the dispute with Macedonia. In particular, French President Emmanuel Macron promised Radev and Petkov that all Bulgarian demands would be included in the negotiating framework, ie would become...

World 31.05.22 | 10:51

EU countries clinch deal on sanctioning Russian oil imports

The 27 EU member states reached a compromise on new sanctions on Russia by exempting Russian oil imported by land to the bloc in a deal agreed at a Brussels summit late Monday. “This immediately covers more than [two-thirds] of oil imports from Russia, cutting a huge source of financing for its war...

World 30.05.22 | 10:22

EU leaders discuss help for Ukraine amid split over Russia sanctions

EU leaders are to meet in Brussels on Monday for a two-day extraordinary summit to discuss their support for Ukraine as well as their long-term response to Russia’s invasion. The meeting comes amid continued division over an embargo on Russian oil after a compromise proposed by the European Commission...

Macedonia 28.05.22 | 10:49

Dainov: Three years ago 80% of Bulgarians wanted Macedonia to be a member of the EU, now 60% do not want it

Bulgarian professor Evgenii Dainov said on TV21’s “Click Plus” show that in Bulgaria 80% of Bulgarians wanted Macedonia to be a member of the EU, while now after three years 60% do not want it. My focus is not on Macedonia, my focus is not on Macedonia’s accession to the European...

Macedonia 21.05.22 | 10:28

Hopes for full EU membership evaporate with the latest Macron – Michel initiative

European Council President Charles Michel warned the Balkans states that they may lose out on the prospect of becoming full EU members, and fall in a broader category of associate members that was proposed by French President Emmanuel Macron. Michel is visiting some of the Balkan countries (not Macedonia)...

Macedonia 16.05.22 | 21:51

Nikoloski: A serious number of EU countries are not convinced that Macedonia should be allowed to open its accession talks

Following his meetings with top European and Croatian officials in Zagreb, during a Friends of Europe event, VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski said that there is an opinion in the European Union that Macedonia is not prepared to open the EU accession talks. We see strong support for the...

World 16.05.22 | 10:24

Hungary will approve the oil embargo on Russia only if it gets guarantees from the EU

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said that Hungarians will not accept to bear the burden of the war in Ukraine. The country opposes imposing the proposal in the EU to impose an oil embargo on Russia, insisting it will hurt European countries more. Szijjarto said that if this happens, EU will...

Macedonia 15.05.22 | 23:05

Petkov sees Macedonia in the EU – but only in the long term

Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov said that all in his country are agreed that Macedonia should be in the EU – in the long term. All Bulgarians know that the rights of Bulgarians in Macedonia need to be protected. Our point is to be rid of the political rhetoric and to get to work. I expect...

Macedonia 11.05.22 | 15:25

Macedonian Government thinks Macron’s new EU strategy won’t apply to us

The Kovacevski Government sees the initiative from French President Emmanuel Macron as a welcome alternative for countries such Ukraine and Georgia, while Macedonia continues to demand full EU membership. Macedonia has the support of its European partners who believe we need to begin our accession talks...

Macedonia 10.05.22 | 21:38

EU says still no change to the accession process, even after President Macron outlined a radical vision

European Commission officials said that the process of EU accession will continue as it is designed now, regardless of the call from French President Emmanuel Macron for a two-tier EU, under which Macedonia would likely end up in the external, loosely integrated group of countries. An European Commission...

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