Tag: leyen
Macedonia 16.02.20 | 21:49

Von der Leyen hopes to see EU accession talks begin, but the coupling of Macedonia with Albania can turn out to be a problem again

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that the she hopes Macedonia and Albania can open EU accession talks even before the Zageb summit. Meanwhile, the Dutch Ambassador to Macedonia Dirk-Jan Kop warned that the issue is not settled yet, as some countries may insist that Macedonia remains...

Macedonia 05.02.20 | 12:08

EU presents its new enlargement methodology

The European Commission is presenting its new methodology for enlargement, which was prepared after France blocked the opening of accession talks with Macedonia and Albania in October. Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that the new methodology is “credible and dynamic” and will...

Macedonia 17.10.19 | 17:12

Von der Leyen regrets French decision to block Macedonia and Albania from opening EU accession talks

Speaking wih Politico, the next President of the European Commission Ursla von der Leyen said that she regrets the fact that there will likely not be a decision to open EU accession talks with Macedonia and Albania. I deeply regret it because I believe these countries have made enormous efforts to get...

Balkans 10.09.19 | 20:02

Von der Leyen says she wants to see the Balkan countries as close to the EU as possible

The newly appointed President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said that she wants to maintain good relations with the Balkan countries in her five year term. I wish for the Western Balkans to be as close to EU as possible, Von der Leyen said, adding that the rules for joining the EU remain...

World 02.08.19 | 22:56

Visegrad countries expect to see better days in Brussels

Daniel Deak, analyst for the 21st Century Institute, told Hungarian public service television that Hungary and the Visegrad countries can expect a dramatic change in Brussels politics, as Hungarian premier Viktor Orban and new Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s Brussels meeting had positive...

World 01.08.19 | 21:11

Orban on Von der Leyen: We share same thoughts on several issues

It was a good call to keep the “ideological guerrillas away” and elect leaders with pragmatic instincts, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told Hungary’s state broadcaster after meeting Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels on Thursday. On the new EC president, Orban said “we made...

Macedonia 16.07.19 | 16:27

Von der Leyen makes no mention of Macedonia, or EU enlargement, in her speech before the European Parliament

Ursula von der Leyen, who has been nominated to be the next President of the European Commission, made no mention of Macedonia or EU enlargement in her remarks before the European Parliament today. It was widely reported that the PES social-democratic group in the Parliament demands commitment from Von...