Tag: Macron
Macedonia 19.05.22 | 15:17

Mickoski on the Macron initiative – If it includes the Bulgarian demands, it would lead to our full capitulation and assimilation

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski warned that, if the proposal made by French President Emmanuel Macron includes accepting key Bulgarian demands, it will not be adopted in Macedonia. Macron yesterday spoke with the prime ministers of Macedonia and Bulgaria, and with Bulgarian President Radev. Radev...

Macedonia 18.05.22 | 21:53

Macron intervention in the dispute between Macedonia and Bulgaria

French President Emmanuel Macron is personally intervening in the dispute between Macedonia and Bulgaria. Macron today spoke on the phone with the two prime ministers – Dimitar Kovacevski and Kiril Petkov, as well as with Bulgarian President Rumen Radev. The French President reminded them of his...

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...

Macedonia 10.05.22 | 09:47

Macron raises prospect of a two-tier Europe, that would likely leave Macedonia on the outside

French President Emmanuel Macron raised the prospect of a two-tier Europe, a core of closely integrated countries, and a broader periphery, where Macedonia will likely end up. The outer circle would include eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia, as well as the UK. The announcement came...

Macedonia 17.12.21 | 14:32

The promised French push to help Macedonia open its EU accession talks came to nothing

The outcome of the European Council, where Macedonia was again denied the right to open its EU accession talks, shows that Zoran Zaev was misleading the public when he was announcing a new French initiative to break the deadlock with Bulgaria. The announcements were leaked several months ago, and were...

Macedonia 09.12.21 | 22:34

Macron denies Macedonia any hope for an accession date in December – he will push for a Balkan summit in June instead

French President Emmanuel Macron, who takes over the rotating Presidency of the European Council, announced that he will convene a summit on the Western Balkan countries in June. This indicates that there is little hope that Macedonia will be allowed to open EU accession talks in December, as the Zaev...

Macedonia 12.11.21 | 19:36

Borisov warns that France will force Bulgaria to compromise on Macedonia

Former Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, who initiated the policy of vetoing Macedonia’s EU accession talks in exchange for concessions, and who now faces a difficult electoral battle, said that he fears the EU will force Bulgaria to give up on some of its demands. Borisov was talking about...

Macedonia 10.07.21 | 09:00

Zaev: When I speak, Biden, Merkel and Macron take notes

During an SDSM party event in Valandovo, Zoran Zaev insisted that he is a highly respected leader in Europe and the world, and that top foreign statesmen “take notes” when he speaks. We are a smaller country, but they listen to us, take notes of our positions and recommendations for NATO...

Macedonia 11.06.21 | 20:41

VIDEO: Zaev tries to address Macron en Francais

Zoran Zaev’s visit to France was an opportunity for another exercise in linguistics. Zaev’s prowess in Serbian and English is already legendary, but in France, it is required to utter at least a few words in broken French before switching to (Tarzan) English, which Zaev did after his opening...

Macedonia 10.06.21 | 22:56

Macron tells Zaev that he now supports opening EU accession talks with Macedonia

French President Emmanuel Macron, who blocked Macedonia from opening EU accession talks in 2019, came out in favor of opening the talks this year. Macron invited Zoran Zaev for a dinner in Paris this evening, and said that “it is time to act on this decision and we will work to find a solution...

Macedonia 10.06.21 | 19:34

Zaev will meet with Macron as part of his EU accession talks push

Zoran Zaev will meet with French President Emmanuel Macron for a dinner in Paris, during which he will push for the opening of EU accession talks. The visit was announced as Zaev is on a diplomatic push, which took him to Brussels twice, then to Ankara and currently to Tirana. The dinner is scheduled...

News World 15.08.20 | 10:35

Turkey: Emmanuel Macron should not interfere in eastern Mediterranean

Tensions are running high in the eastern Mediterranean and the French president believes that the situation requires temporary military presence in the area, which the Turkish leadership remains fiercely opposed to, the V4 news agency reports. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has also voiced his concerns...

Macedonia 08.07.20 | 22:33

“Greta” led Zaev into a discussion on “how terrible President Macron is”

Russian pranksters Vovan and Lexus got Zoran Zaev to discuss French President Emmanuel Macron and his veto for Macedonia, calling him a terrible person for siding with Russia. The pranksters, who got a young girl to join them, called Zaev and persuaded him that he is talking to climate activist Greta...

Macedonia 10.06.20 | 16:40

Merkel and Macron urge the EU to prepare for the Second Wave

In a joint statement, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron called on the European Union to prepare for the Second Wave of the coronavirus epidemic. The letter is addressed to EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, and is also signed by the leaders of Poland, Spain,...

World 20.05.20 | 12:02

Macron’s party loses majority in Parliament

The French president faces a difficult situation with 17 members defecting the ruling party and forming a new parliamentary group. Thus, Macron’s party has lost absolute majority in the lower house and will be forced to enter into an alliance if it wants to retain majority, the V4 new agency reported. “Ecology,...

Macedonia 15.02.20 | 15:47

Macron says he may lift his veto for Macedonia and Albania, but warns that the negotiations may last very long

French President Emmanuel Macron indicated that he might lift his veto for the opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia and Albania. France blocked the two countries in October, and Macron now says that he is satisfied with the changes to the EU enlargement methodology, but also that new candidates...

Macedonia 13.12.19 | 17:20

Vucic says Serbia will not join the campaign organized against Macron over Macedonia and Albania

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said tha this country will not join in the “orchestrated campaign” against French President Emmanuel Macron, after he blocked the opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia and Albania. Macron faced strong criticism from some EU countries, US diplomats...

Macedonia 10.12.19 | 14:36

Pendarovski says he offered Macron troops for Mali and the option to expel future EU members

In an interview with the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, President Stevo Pendarovski says that he offered French President Emmanuel Macron the option to expel future EU members if they backslide in their democratic commitments. The proposal is part of Macedonia’s desperate push to have its request to open...

Macedonia 06.12.19 | 10:58

Tusk says Macron made a “huge mistake” when he vetoed Macedonia

In his Guardian interview, former European Council President Donald Tusk says that it was a huge mistake that French President Emmanuel Macron vetoed Macedonia and Albania from opening EU accession talks. I think it was just strategically and politically a huge mistake to say no … after so many efforts...

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