Tag: european parliament
Macedonia 03.12.19 | 09:30

EP to discuss Western Balkans and EU enlargement

MEPs and members of the national parliaments of the Western Balkan countries will hold talks Tuesday in Brussels on the EU integration process and EU enlargement policy. Parliamentarians from Albania, BiH, Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia, including leaders of political and parliamentary groups, will...

Macedonia 24.10.19 | 14:23

EP adopts resolution on start of negotiations with Macedonia and Albania

The European Parliament adopted the resolution on starting accession negotiations with Albania and Macedonia with 412 votes in favor, 136 against and 30 abstaining. The EU enlargement policy is the Union’s most effective foreign policy instrument, and further disintegration of that policy could...

Macedonia 24.10.19 | 09:36

EP to vote on Macedonia and Albania’s European fate at noon

European lawmakers at an extraordinary plenary session on the opening of negotiations with Macedonia and Albania strongly condemned the French veto at the EU summit on October 18, 2019, and demanded that the mistake be rectified as soon as possible. Discussions involving 40 members of the European Parliament...

Macedonia 23.10.19 | 11:16

European Parliament with extraordinary resolution for negotiations with Macedonia

The European Parliament is set to put forward an extraordinary resolution at Wednesday’s plenary session to again demand the opening of EU accession negotiations with Macedonia and Albania. The EP has already said Skopje and Tirana should start accession negotiations with the Union, and the extraordinary...

Balkans 26.09.19 | 18:01

Trocsanyi says the vote against him was a political decision

Laszlo Trocsanyi, the Hungarian candidate for EU Enlargement Commissioner, said that the decision by the Legal Committee of the European Parliament was politically driven and that he will take legal measures against it. Trocsanyi was rejected by the Committee today, in a 11 to 9 vote, over allegations...

Balkans 26.09.19 | 17:01

Unprecedented move by the JURI committee: The Hungarian candidate for enlargement commissioner was rejected

The Legal Affairs (JURI) Committee of the European Parliament blocked the nomination of the Hungarian candidate Laszlo Trocsanyi for the next Enlargement Commissioner. After the vote of 40 members of Parliament from all party groups, it was revealed that Ursula von der Leyen’s nominee for enlargement...

World 02.07.19 | 17:25

Protests mar opening of European Parliament’s new session

It was a rambunctious start for the European Parliament’s new five-year session Tuesday: Brexiteers, Catalan independence backers and others disrupted the normally solemn proceedings with protests, AP reported. Some lawmakers refused to stand as a jazz ensemble started playing the EU’s anthem —...

Balkans 28.03.19 | 21:09

European Parliament confirms its support for Kosovo visa liberalization

The European Parliament has once again confirmed its position towards the Kosovo visa liberalization issue. With a majority of 331 votes pro, 126 against and 12 abstentions, the Members of the European Parliament showed they are ready for negotiations with the Council so Kosovars can start traveling...

Macedonia 04.03.19 | 20:58

Members of the European Parliament recommend opening of accession talks with Macedonia and Albania

The European Parliament delegation which visited Macedonia and Albania these past few days, has recommended that both countries are allowed to open EU accession talks. According to the group of members of European Parliament, led by Tunne Kelam, both countries have completed the reforms necessary to...