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Macedonia 14.01.21 | 16:09

German officials raise the prospect of EEA membership for Balkan countries – instead of full EU membership

The German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) paper quotes a politician close to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, stating that it would be more realistic for Balkan countries to ask for membership in the European Economic Area, rather than the European Union. The paper has raised the issue of closer...

Macedonia 02.01.21 | 23:54

FAZ calls for alternatives to full EU membership for the Balkan countries

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung published highly critical comments for the EU enlargement policy from its Balkan correspondent Michael Martens. Martens asks whether it’s time to look for other forms of integration of the Balkans – more economic and less political, and cites Macedonia as the...

World 04.12.20 | 09:18

V4: EU should take its own rules seriously, Morawiecki says

We don’t like the Polish government, so off it goes to the whipping post. And tomorrow it’s the Italians or the Portuguese, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in an interview. EU institutions appear to want to bypass the EU’s founding treaties,...

Macedonia 29.11.20 | 12:00

Borisov blames the Soviet Union for the dispute with Macedonia

In an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov blamed the protests against him and the dispute with Macedonia on the Soviet Union and Russia, alleging that Russia linked oligarchs are trying to depose him by planting corruption allegations against him....

Macedonia 11.11.20 | 11:37

FAZ: No enlargement if settlement of historical disputes becomes precondition for EU accession negotiations

Bulgaria’s insistence on controversial historical issues as a condition for Macedonia’s EU integration could jeopardize the entire EU enlargement policy, writes the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. In this part of Europe where historical disputes are overestimated, the EU’s...

Macedonia 02.11.20 | 15:34

FAZ: Bulgarian emotional demands aimed at Macedonia not supported by other EU member states

frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reports on the growing threats from Bulgaria that it will block Macedonia from opening its EU accession talks. According to FAZ, Bulgarian Ambassador to Brussels Dimitar Cancev already treated his colleagues to two lengthy and emotional speeches, in which he detailed Bulgaria’s...

Macedonia 14.10.20 | 19:58

FAZ on Macedonia: The dispute with Bulgaria is about to surpass the dispute with Greece in its absurdity

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) journalist Michael Martens published a report on the latest pressure from Bulgaria, which threatens to block the opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia. The report, titled “You are not what you think you are” notes that Bulgaria is using the leverage...

Macedonia 21.08.20 | 11:54

FAZ compares the new power sharing agreement in Macedonia to that of Lebanon

The German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung writes about the new coalition being put in place in Macedonia, declaring that it moves the consensual decision making a step further from the already high level of ethnic consensus that was required. As Zoran Zaev is scheduled to get an Albanian First Deputy...

Macedonia 21.10.19 | 14:04

Milososki: France and other countries now see the EU enlargement as a burden

Our people calls their country Macedonia and will continue to do so, as they have been historically accustomed to do. Imposed solutions can’t hold, said former Foreign Minister Antonio Milososki in an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The failure to open the accession talks exacerbated...

Macedonia 13.06.19 | 12:39

You promised!, Zaev tells Merkel

In an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Zoran Zaev reminds Germany that it made a promise to allow Macedonia to open accession talks if the name is changed. In the interview, published shortly before Zaev’s meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, he also claims that he...