Tag: nato
Macedonia 13.01.20 | 22:20

Government preparing for the most expensive lying: Spasovski celebrates NATO, rather than acknowledging that “North” did not bring anything to the people

The Government informed that on Tuesday at 10 am, the interim prime minister Oliver Spasovski will hold a press conference in the media center. At a press conference, Spasovski will talk about Macedonia’s joining NATO and about the new campaign being prepared by the government, but at the press...

Macedonia 03.01.20 | 15:53

Parliament prepares to ratify Macedonia’s NATO protocol without waiting on Spain

A proposal to ratify the NATO accession protocol was sent by the outgoing Government to the Macedonian Parliament. Macedonia is still waiting on Spain to ratify the protocol in order to become a fully fledged NATO member, but because of the political crisis in Spain this move has been delayed. Given...

Macedonia 28.12.19 | 17:33

Government accepts VMRO-DPMNE’s proposal for early ratification of NATO Treaty

The government has accepted VMRO-DPMNE’s proposal for early ratification of the NATO Treaty following Montenegro’s example. The Government of the Republic of Macedonia, at Saturday’s session, approved the text of the Draft Law on Ratification of the North Atlantic Treaty signed in Washington...

Macedonia 17.12.19 | 16:37

Milososki: We can’t keep waiting on Spain to ratify the NATO protocol

With the latest turn in the Spanish political drama, VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Antonio Milososki predicts that Macedonia can’t expect a speedy ratification of its NATO accession protocol. Spain is the last remaining NATO member that still hasn’t ratified the protocol, and the ruling...

Balkans 15.12.19 | 12:23

Borissov: Countries that want to join the EU or NATO to show more wisdom and carefully consider their actions

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov hopes that Macedonia, once it becomes the 30th NATO member and joins the North-Atlantic family, will soon show a difference in development. He also said he expects the other countries that want to join the EU or NATO, to show more wisdom and carefully consider...

Macedonia 10.12.19 | 11:48

Dane Taleski nominated as Macedonian Ambassador to NATO

Zoran Zaev’s foreign policy adviser Dane Taleski has been nominated as the next Macedonian Ambassador to NATO. The Government is expected the finalize the proposal this week and send it to President Pendarovski for confirmation. According to Government sources, several other officials will be nominated...

Macedonia 08.12.19 | 20:39

Pendarovski says he’s not certain elections will take place in April, as planned

President Stevo Pendarovski told the press that he is not certain elections will take place on April 12th next year, as the major parties agreed at the crisis meeting organized by Pendarovski after Macedonia was not given the date to open EU accession talks. A number of top officials from the ruling...

World 05.12.19 | 13:27

Orban satisfied that NATO acknowledges mass migration as a security challenge

After the NATO Summit in London on Wednesday, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that he is satisfied that NATO acknowledged for the first time that mass migration from the south poses a security challenge and that the alliance should address this issue. Viktor Orban said that it has always...

Macedonia 05.12.19 | 12:21

Xhaferi forwards VMRO proposal for a quick NATO vote to the Government

Speaker Talat Xhaferi forwarded the proposal from the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party to hold a vote on ratifying Macedonia’s NATO accession protocol to the Government. VMRO is proposing that the vote is held now, without waiting for Spain to complete the final ratification of the protocol, as any...

Macedonia 05.12.19 | 11:43

Macedonia reduced to the abbreviation NOM at the NATO summit in London

A new name code for Macedonia was promoted during the NATO summit in London. A print out of the seating arrangement had the Macedonian representatives seated at the far end of the NATO members, under the abbreviation NOM – presumably NOrth Macedonia. Macedonia usually used MK, MKD or RM –...

News Macedonia 04.12.19 | 22:41

“Two faced”, “jaws dropping”… an interesting first summit for Macedonia in NATO

Macedonia, who is still not a NATO member but was invited for the photo-ops and had the flag of NOM (“North” Macedonia) raised in London, had an interesting first NATO summit. The meeting in London was marred by arguments between France and Turkey, President Trump’s insistence that...

Macedonia 04.12.19 | 18:20

VMRO and AA propose that the NATO protocol is ratified immediately, without waiting for Spain

VMRO-DPMNE proposed that the Parliament ratifies Macedonia’s NATO accession protocol immediately, without waiting for Spain to complete the procedure, in order to avoid delays of either the April 2020 elections or of the NATO ratification. Spain still hasn’t ratified the protocol due to its...

Macedonia 04.12.19 | 14:56

UK fully supports Macedonia

The United Kingdom fully supports Macedonia and the country, by implementing reforms in line with NATO and EU values, rightfully has deserved its place in Euro-Atlantic democratic alliances, concluded the countries’ prime ministers Boris Johnson and Zoran Zaev at a meeting on the sidelines of the...

Macedonia 04.12.19 | 09:29

Outgoing PM Zaev attends Queen Elizabeth’s NATO reception

Outgoing Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev attended Tuesday a reception at Buckingham Palace hosted by Queen Elizabeth as part of a delegation of NATO leaders at Buckingham Palace. The royal family posted the group photo and wrote: “An official photograph of The Queen, The Prince of Wales, NATO...

Economy 03.12.19 | 20:54

Huawei’s presence in the Macedonian 5G network may pose a problem for NATO

Macedonian government sources have briefed the press at the London NATO summit that the use of Chinese made 5G elements in the Macedonian mobile phone network could pose a problem for the Alliance. The Macedonian Telekom is owned by Deutche Telekom, trough the Hungarian Magar Telekom, and these companies...

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 02.12.19 | 18:11

Much of the outgoing Government leaves for London to attend the NATO summit

The outgoing Government is dispatching a top delegation to the NATO summit in London, where Macedonia will not yet be a full member, but will be considered an all-but member. Zoran Zaev will lead the delegation that will include Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska, Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov and...

Macedonia 01.12.19 | 21:50

Sekerinska: Pride, the flag of our homeland raised in London!

Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska posted on Facebook a photo showing the flag of Macedonia ahead of the NATO Summit in London. “Pride! The flag of our homeland raised in London ahead of the NATO summit. Together with the other 29 members. It was worth it! ”Sekerinska wrote on Facebook.

Macedonia 27.11.19 | 19:07

Macedonian ambassador to NATO to be appointed by London Summit

Macedonia will appoint an ambassador to NATO by the London Summit at the latest, Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska said on Wednesday. She also said that the Ministry of Defense had already issued an internal call for the position and that there was a list of potential candidates. We have a list of...

Macedonia 27.11.19 | 15:50

Trump approves Macedonia’s entry into NATO

US President Donald Trump sent a notification to the US Senate that Macedonia’s entry to NATO would not affect the American share of obligations. With this, it is considered that the White House has approved the next enlargement of NATO, leaving Macedonia to wait for the final, Spanish approval. Consistent...

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