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Macedonia 07.11.19 | 14:21

Hahn warns of great consequences if the Balkans are not integrated, while Zaev sees an opportunity in Macron’s plan

Outgoing EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn warned about great consequences to the credibility of the Union if Macedonia and Albania are denied the opening of accession talks at the next European Council meeting. Speaking before the AFET Committee of the European Parliament, Hahn said that the...

Macedonia 24.10.19 | 22:30

Hahn criticizes France as Balkan countries fear they will wait decades to join the EU

An interview outgoing European Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn gave with an Austrian news agency raised concerns that the Balkans will remain outside of the EU indefinitely. Hahn, who was a strong supporter of renaming Macedonia, by any means necessary, was desolate after France blocked the opening...

Macedonia 18.10.19 | 13:55

Hahn warns about the risk of destabilization in the Balkans

Outgoing EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn again expressed his disappointment that Macedonia and Albania were not allowed to open EU accession talks in October. Hahn warned that the move could destabilize the Balkans. EU leaders failed to live up to their commitment to open accession negotiations...

Macedonia 16.10.19 | 18:31

Zaev makes emotional appeal to Macron, won’t say for certain whether he’ll resign if he fails

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev made a passionate plea to European member state leaders to approve the opening of accession talks for Macedonia. In a joint press conference with one of his main political allies in Brussels – outgoing Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn, Zaev again hinted that he may...

Macedonia 15.10.19 | 20:31

Hahn apologizes to the citizens of Macedonia and Albania, MIA reporter blames him of coupling the two countries together

Outgoing European Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn, who pushed very strongly to support the Zaev Government and impose the name change, was defensive and even emotional at times as he had to deliver the bad news that all the efforts did not result in a decision to open the EU accession talks. At...

Macedonia 26.09.19 | 22:33

Hahn welcomes the vote in the Bundestag

Outgoing EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn welcomed the vote in the German Bundestag to approve opening EU accession talks with Macedonia and Albania. Very much welcome today’s vote in German Bundestag in favour of opening accession negotiations with “North” Macedonia and Albania...

Macedonia 13.08.19 | 21:18

Zaev and Hahn discussed what to do next regarding the fast growing corruption scandal

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev spoke on the phone with European Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn to discuss the latest blows delivered by the major corruption scandal he is facing. Zaev’s office issued a press release saying that the “Prime Minister informed the Commissioner about the efforts...

Macedonia 25.07.19 | 13:06

Mickoski tells Hahn that Zaev wants to keep protecting crime and corruption

During his meeting with EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn, VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said that the corruption scandals caused by the Zoran Zaev Government are very damaging for Macedonia. Serious scandals are undermining the credibility of our country and of the rule of law. This...

Macedonia 25.07.19 | 11:25

Hahn tells Zaev to tackle corruption as his Government reels from the Katica Janeva scandal

European Commissioner Johannes Hahn called on Prime Minsiter Zoran Zaev and other political leaders to ensure accountability for all wrongdoing and to guarantee the independence of the judiciary in light of what he called “the latest developments”. Hahn, and acting US Assistant Secretary...

Macedonia 24.07.19 | 10:46

Reeker and Hahn come to Skopje to manage the political crisis caused by the Katica Janeva scandal

The political crisis caused by the spectacular collapse of the Special Prosecutor’s Office enters its international stage tomorrow, as outgoing European Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn visits Skopje, to be followed by acting US Assistant Secretary of State Philip Reeker the next day. Hahn...

Macedonia 19.07.19 | 22:08

Political crisis: Philip Reeker will visit Macedonia a day after Johannes Hahn

Acting US Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia Philip Reeker is also expected to visit Macedonia next week, hot on the heels of outgoing Euroepan Commissioner for enlargement Johannes Hahn. It is believed that the purpose of the visits is the renewed political crisis in the country, as...

Macedonia 19.07.19 | 11:07

We are now officially in crisis mode: Hahn comes to Skopje next week as Zaev’s Government is involved in a major scandal

European Union Commissioner Johannes Hahn is expected to visit Macedonia next week, as a major criminal scandal engulfs Zoran Zaev’s Government. The Commission, which strongly supported the Zaev Government and its request to open EU accession talks in June, was hoping to build a positive case in...

Macedonia 12.07.19 | 12:02

Austria nominates Hahn to another EU Commission term, Hungary also eyes the enlargement portfolio

The interim Government of Austria again proposed Johannes Hahn as its representative in the European Commission. Hahn would thus receive his third term in the Commission, but it is unclear whether he would retain the office of enlargement, which he held in his second term. During his mandate Hahn was...

News 18.06.19 | 17:35

European foreign ministers reach decision: No summer accession date for Macedonia, better luck in October

The GAC council of the European Union closed its discussion on enlargement in Luxembourg and decided not to open EU accession talks with Macedonia this summer. The matter will be examined again in October, the conclusions announce. The idea to decouple Macedonia from Albania to ensure that the decision...

Macedonia 17.06.19 | 10:28

Hahn calls for EU accession talks for Macedonia as soon as possible, can’t confirm a date in September

At the start of the meeting of European foreign ministers, outgoing Commissioner Johannes Hahn called on them to approve the opening of accession talks with Macedonia as soon as possible. Hahn said that rewarding Macedonia for the name change would serve as impetus for Serbia to accept concessions with...

Macedonia 04.06.19 | 20:23

As his time runs out, Zaev pleads with Juncker and Hahn to help him open accession talks

Zoran Zaev met with EU officials Jean Claude Juncker and Johannes Hahn in Brussels to ask them to help ensure that member states honor the promise to open accession talks with Macedonia, especially after the imposed name change. The issue is becoming a major source of problems for Zaev, who rammed the...

Macedonia 04.06.19 | 20:10

VMRO delegation meets Hahn, calls for opening of EU accession talks despite all the shortcomings of Zaev’s administration

A top VMRO-DPMNE delegation met with EU enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn in Brussels, to raise concerns about the abuse of the institutions in Macedonia by the Zaev regime. The delegation, including Aleksandar Nikoloski, Vladimir Gjorcev and Timco Mucunski, also called on the European Union to...

Macedonia 29.05.19 | 14:18

Hahn issues a final warning over enlargement as he prepares to leave the EC

Outgoing European Commissioner for enlargement Johannes Hahn bid farewell to the Union today, with a warning that the promised EU accession date for Macedonia and Albania will have to be delivered. If we don’t give a good example with the opening of accession talks for Albania and North Macedonia,...

Macedonia 29.05.19 | 12:48

Hahn recommends that Macedonia begins EU accession talks: the matter will be sent before the Council

The European Commission enlargement chief Johannes Hahn today said that he is recommending to the European Council to open accession talks with what he calls “North Macedonia” and Albania, without delay. Hahn, an outspoken supporter of the Zaev regime, heaped praise on the country. Good news...

Macedonia 20.05.19 | 18:17

Zaev pleads with Hahn to keep his promise of opening EU accession talks this summer

During a Vienna economic conference, Zoran Zaev publicly pleaded with EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn, asking now that Macedonia changed its name, the EU doesn’t go back on its promise to allow “North Macedonia” to open accession talks. Hahn assured Macedonians for years that the EU will...

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