Tag: nato
Macedonia 10.09.19 | 10:55

Palmer: If Macedonia does not join NATO in December, it will do it in a few months

The US special envoy to the Western Balkans, Matthew Palmer said he was confident that Macedonia would soon become NATO’s 30th member. There are a number of members that have yet to ratify the accession protocol, including the United States. It requires an internal procedure in the Senate and hopefully,...

Macedonia 27.07.19 | 22:04

The Spanish political crisis could postpone Macedonia’s NATO membership bid

The political crisis in Spain could endanger Macedonia’s bid to join NATO in time for the December summit in London, 360 Degrees reports. Prime Minister designate Pedro Sanchez has been attempting to form a coalition Government with the left wing PODEMOS party, but talks have stalled and the parties...

Macedonia 26.07.19 | 12:05

US Senate Committee approves Macedonia’s NATO accession protocol

The Foreign Relations Committee of the US Senate adopted the NATO accession protocol for Macedonia yesterday. This allows the protocol to be moved before the full Senate.

Macedonia 12.07.19 | 10:29

Turkey ratifies Macedonia’s NATO accession protocol

Turkey ratified the Macedonian NATO accession protocol yesterday, announced Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska. Of the 10 NATO member states that have not yet ratified the protocol, Turkey was seen as the one possible hold-out, after Macedonia refused to extradite a group of a dozen suspected members...

Macedonia 09.07.19 | 12:13

Pendarovski says Erdogan assured him Turkey will ratify NATO protocol soon

President Stevo Pendarovski assured Macedonians that Turkey will ratify Macedonia’s accession to NATO soon. Pendarovski’s office issued a press release following his meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the regional summit in Sarajevo. President Erdogan said that our country has...

Macedonia 30.06.19 | 10:06

Pendarovski: We hope that by December 4 we will formally become the 30th member of NATO

President Stevo Pendarovski in Bitola attended the open day for the citizens with the participants of the military exercise “Decisive Strike”, the largest military exercise ever organized in the country, the President’s Office informed. Before the citizens of Bitola were presented the...

Macedonia 25.06.19 | 15:15

Hungary’s Parliament votes “for” Macedonia’s NATO accession

Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi, at the invitation of the Speaker of the National Assembly of Hungary, László Kövér attended Tuesday the ratification of Macedonia’s NATO Accession Protocol by the National Assembly of Hungary. 153 MPs voted unanimously “for” and backed the...

Macedonia 20.06.19 | 14:50

Canada ratifies Macedonia’s NATO accession

The Canadian Foreign Ministry informed that the country has ratified Macedonia’s NATO accession protocol. Canada is the 18th country to ratify the protocol, which was signed after Macedonia was pressured to change its name. If ratification continues as planned, Macedonia would become the 30th NATO...

Economy 06.06.19 | 17:55

Zaev’s own economic adviser dismisses his idea that NATO membership will lead to higher wages

Professor Vanco Uzunov, one of Zoran Zaev’s economics advisers, noted that NATO membership by itself won’t do much for the Macedonian economy. Salaries won’t rise on their own. It will take a lot of work, uzunov said. One of the main selling points Zaev is employing to promote the humiliating...

Macedonia 03.06.19 | 16:59

Pendarovski: NATO membership is a key cohesive factor in our multiethnic society

In my whole professional working engagement, I was led by the idea to help in the processes that today brought the country to full membership. I assure you that as President, in me and in my team you have a partner and supporter of what is and will be a regional and global priority of the Alliance, said...

Macedonia 31.05.19 | 17:16

NATO council will meet in Skopje on Monday

The NATO North Atlantic Council will visit Skopje on Monday, to meet with for a session of its integration council. The meeting will be focused on Macedonia’s expected entry into NATO. This is the second time the NAC has visited Macedonia for a meeting – the first such case was in 2003, again...

Macedonia 29.05.19 | 12:58

Xhaferi expects NATO membership by the end of the year

During an event organized by the George Marshall center, Talat Xhaferi said that he is certain Macedonia will join NATO by the end of the year. I believe that at the NATO summit in London in December, the flag of the Republic of North Macedonia will be raised along with the flags of the other Alliance...

Macedonia 24.05.19 | 20:19

Zaev expects that Macedonia will join NATO by December

According to Zoran Zaev, Macedonia will be a full NATO member by December. Speaking in the Montenegrin capital of Podgorica, Zaev said that 13 countries have ratified Macedonia’s NATO membership by now. Our expectations are that we will be a full member by the December summit in London, Zaev said. Among...

Macedonia 14.05.19 | 22:33

Zaev’s adviser Taleski is the new NATO coordinator

Zaev’s foreign policy adviser Dane Taleski will replace Stevo Pendarovski as the new coordinator on NATO issues in the Macedonian Government. Pendarovski held this position in Zaev’s Government, but he dropped it after running for President. The position should remain active until Macedonia...

Macedonia 03.05.19 | 20:04

NATO denies reports on Krivolak’s modernization in Macedonia

Media reports suggesting that NATO is considering to modernize Krivolak base in North Macedonia are false, a NATO official told MIA. Russian media reported today that NATO will get a military base on Krivolak with the country’s membership in the Alliance, and speculate that another base could be...

Macedonia 30.04.19 | 10:31

Trump asks Senate to ratify Macedonia as new NATO member

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday asked the Senate to ratify the treaty protocol confirming Macedonia as the 30th member state of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). “I transmit herewith, for the advice and consent of the Senate to its ratification, the Protocol to the North Atlantic...

Macedonia 25.04.19 | 22:24

Belgian Parliament approves Macedonia’s NATO accession protocol

The Belgian Parliament approved the NATO accession protocol for Macedonia today, said Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders. This is not the end of the ratification process, Reynders said, but expressed assurances that it will be completed soon.

Macedonia 18.04.19 | 15:39

Kathimerini: Ankara putting the squeeze on Skopje

Turkey is reportedly threatening to delay the ratification of North Macedonia’s NATO accession protocol if the Balkan country does not extradite 15 Turkish nationals Ankara accuses of taking part in a failed coup in 2016, Kathimerini reports. According to the newspaper, Ankara insists that the 15 Turkish...

Macedonia 09.04.19 | 17:24

Dimitrov boasted in Washington: We also helped NATO to bomb Serbia

“Macedonian Minister shocks: We also helped to bomb Serbia”, reads the headline of Serbian news portal Alo.rs, conveying the general feeling of the Serbs that the Macedonians are happy that Serbia was bombed and that they are proud to have contributed in that. Last week in Washington, foreign...

Macedonia 08.04.19 | 10:26

New viral SDSM moment – man reads Pendarovski a poem he dedicated to NATO

Following a series of embarrassing North Korean style celebrations of Zoran Zaev and Stevo Pendarovski, the SDSM party temporarily reduced the “open mic” opportunities for attendees at their rallies. But in Karpos on Sunday, supporters were invited to speak again, and the gaffes followed....