Tag: Macron
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...

Macedonia 04.12.19 | 18:36

President Macron strongly rejects opening EU talks with Macedonia before his reforms are complete

French President Emmanuel Macron told the Macedonian Information Agency that France was not alone in blocking Macedonia from opening the UE accession talks in OCtober, but that he is willing to take the role of the “bad guy”. Speaking after the London NATO summit, Macron repeated his position...

World 03.12.19 | 20:47

France pushing to redefine NATO

The NATO summit in London is being derailed by the open disputes between member states, mainly France and Turkey whose leaders exchanged harsh words. US President Donald Trump was also highly critical of French President Emmanuel Macron, who called for greater European independence in security matters,...

Macedonia 27.11.19 | 15:47

After his veto for Macedonia and Albania, Macron is now preparing work and travel restrictions?

Bloomberg reports that French President Emmanuel Macron has new moves planned in what the agency calls his push to “take control of Europe”. One of the steps, according to Bloomberg, was to block the opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia and Albania and to overall stop the future enlargement...

World 19.11.19 | 17:56

Stoltenberg will speak to Macron about his “NATO brain death” comment

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is due to meet French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss his comment that the Alliance has entered a “brain death” phase. Stoltenberg worked hard to appease US President Donald Trump in the importance of NATO, only to have the leader of a key European...

Macedonia 12.11.19 | 16:45

Pendarovski says he received no guarantees from Macron, and that he offered a model under which Macedonia could be expelled from the EU even after joining

President Stevo Pendarovski said that he received no guarantees from French President Emmanuel Macron that Macedonia will be allowed to open EU accession talks soon. Pendarovski met with Macron at the Peace Forum in Paris, after the French President vetoed Macedonia and Albania at the October European...

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 07.11.19 | 13:36

Macron declared NATO “brain-dead”, says Europe is “on a precipice”

French President Emmanuel Macron, who has is carving out a growing role for himself in European politics and who recently vetoed Macedonia and Albania from opening EU accession talks, gave a blunt interview to the Economist. In it, he declares NATO “brain-dead” while Europe is on the “edge...

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