Tag: nato
Macedonia 27.09.21 | 17:18

Crvenkovski dismissed Zaev’s claim that all Macedonia has to do is rely on EU and NATO

In his widely quoted remarks today, in which he heaped criticism on the Zaev regime, former President and Prime Minister Branko Crvenkovski also touched on Zaev’s often repeated promise that Macedonia will be kept safe and prosperous by NATO and the EU – if it accepts all demands that are...

Macedonia 24.09.21 | 10:14

“Macedonia is taking Afghan refugees to curry favor with NATO”

The Zaev Government agreed to accept refugees from Afghanistan to curry favor with the NATO countries, says Serbian diplomat Ugljesa Zvekic. According to Zvekic, the decision to accept up to 2,000 refugees in Macedonia and similar numbers in Albania and Kosovo “has nothing to do with the capacity...

World 22.09.21 | 11:29

Stoltenberg calls on NATO allies to maintain their unity in face of the Anglo-French rift

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called the allied countries to maintain their unity, as France is on collision course with the US and the UK over their Pacific plans. The Americans and the British muscled the French out of a major, lucrative submarine contract with Australia, which prompted France...

Macedonia 02.09.21 | 11:18

The Taliban also own Macedonian aircraft?

The Taliban have seized as many as 48 aircraft following the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, writes Daily Mail. According to Daily Mail, the Taliban have seized an air force worth tens of millions of pounds, including US-bought helicopters and attack planes, giving them more aerial firepower...

Economy 10.08.21 | 13:25

Macedonian companies can take part in NATO tenders

Starting Wednesday (Aug. 11), Macedonian companies will be allowed to take part in NATO’s public tenders with an annual budget of nearly EUR 5 billion, the Finance Ministry said Tuesday. The amendments to the Law on Public Procurement in the field of defense and security, which enable this, are published...

Macedonia 14.06.21 | 12:27

Zaev will meet with President Radev at the NATO summit in Brussels, for a new attempt to get Bulgaria to lift its veto

Zoran Zaev will meet with Bulgarian President Rumen Radev at the NATO summit in Brussels, in a new attempt to get Bulgaria to lift its veto of Macedonia’s EU accession talks. Zaev is in Brussels for Macedonia’s first NATO summit as a full member, but the occasion is overshadowed with the...

Macedonia 09.04.21 | 16:59

James Pettifer: NATO made a terrible error in forcing the name change on Macedonia, and it needs to be reversed

The British professor of Balkan history, James Pettifer, commented on an article of Republika in English language featuring the message of the leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski, regarding Macedonia’s European integration and all the concessions that the country has made. Good but could say...

Macedonia 07.04.21 | 16:24

Geostrategy: Sekerinska’s army is the only NATO army vaccinated with Russian vaccines donated by Serbia

Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska and Health Minister Venko Filipce informed that the vaccination of the Army members started today. Army officers and soldiers are vaccinated with the Russian Sputnik V vaccine donated by Serbia. Почна вакцинацијата на Армијата… Posted...

Macedonia 30.03.21 | 11:06

Sekerinska announced opening of NATO market

The NATO Information and Communication Agency presented today to several of our companies and IT experts the opportunities to participate in tenders for professional support of the Alliance’s business processes, in the field of communication and information systems, cyber defense, platforms, or...

Macedonia 26.03.21 | 18:19

Admiral Burke: NATO looking at different options to facilitate vaccine procurement process

One year after joining NATO, Macedonia, instead of enjoying the economic benefits of the membership, got stuck in the vaccine procurement process. Admiral Robert Burke, Commander of the NATO Allied Joint Forces Command Naples says NATO is looking at different options to facilitate the vaccine procurement...

Macedonia 22.03.21 | 19:20

Osmani to attend meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani will take part March 23-24 the regular meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers at the Alliance HQ in Brussels. Discussions at the meeting are expected to include issues of priority interest to NATO, such as the situation in Afghanistan, the impact of global geostrategic relations...

Macedonia 16.02.21 | 19:42

Zahareiva claims that Macedonia began avoiding implementation of the 2017 treaty as soon as it joined NATO

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva gave an interview for the Zoom news site in which she said that Macedonia began to avoid implementation of the 2017 Zaev – Borisov treaty after it became a NATO member state. Bulgaria and Greece were first to ratify Macedonia’s NATO membership...

Macedonia 12.02.21 | 19:09

Dozen applicants denied NATO security clearance so far

According to the size of the country, 500-600 Macedonian citizens should receive a NATO security certificates, and the procedure for requesting certificates has started for about 300, Stojan Slaveski, director of the Directorate for Security of Classified Information, told Radio Free Europe. In fact,...

Macedonia 11.02.21 | 14:18

VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament alleges that Justice Minister Maricic was denied NATO security clearance

VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Branko Petrusevski claims that two members of the Zaev cabinet were denied a NATO clearance certificate. This has become a major issue for Zaev as NATO rejected the nomination of his and Defense Minister Sekerinska’s choice for a military representative to Brussels. Petrusevski...

Macedonia 08.02.21 | 22:34

Zaev: We changed our Constitution and our constitutional name with our faith in NATO and EU accession in mind

Countries of the Western Balkans have no alternative to EU and NATO membership. We changed our Constitution and our constitutional name with our faith in NATO and EU accession in mind. This was not easy, a bitter feeling, but we did this for the sake of our children and have gained a big friend in Greece,...

Macedonia 30.12.20 | 10:46

NATO is refusing to certify a top Macedonian officer nominated to serve in its HQ

NATO has refused to issue a security certificate to the proposed Macedonian military representative for a year now, 360 Degrees reports. Macedonia is nominating Zoran Sekulovski as its military representative in Brussels, but he still hasn’t been approved and allowed to access NATO military secrets....

Macedonia 28.12.20 | 12:05

Parliament Committee approves purchase of armored vehicles from the US

The Parliament Defense Committee approved the propsoal to purchase light armored vehicles from the US. The procurement is estimated at 15 million USD, for a total of 151 Oshkosh and Stryker jeep and APC style vehicles. As a new NATO member, Macedonia was under pressure from the outgoing Trump administration...

Macedonia 21.12.20 | 19:14

NATO is a done deal, let’s leave that issue behind us, Pendarovski tells Russian “Kommersant”

In an interview with the Russian “Kommersant” newspaper, President Stevo Pendarovski said that Macedonia’s entry into NATO did not worsen relations with Russia, but did reduce ties between the two countries. Pendarovski insisted that it is natural, and that all former socialist country...

Macedonia 08.12.20 | 22:13

US diplomat Reeker says the fact that Macedonia joined NATO membership is a huge step forward

During a hearing of the US Helsinki Commission on OSCE, the outgoing Assistant Secretary of State for Europe Philip Reeker praised Zoran Zaev’s Prespa treaty and the fact that Macedonia joined NATO. As far as NATO, I mentioned earlier that last week we also had the NATO ministerial, against virtually....

Macedonia 01.11.20 | 15:39

First contingent of Macedonian peacekeepers in KFOR leaves for Kosovo

The first Macedonian contingent of forty-four army members left for Kosovo on Sunday, to take part in the KFOR Command and Regional Command West, the Ministry of Defense said in a press release. By taking part in the KFOR mission in Kosovo, it added, Macedonia is taking its place in NATO as a country...

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