Tag: Nikola Dimitrov
Macedonia 07.12.21 | 11:24

Dimitrov: I do not rule out a negative solution

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Gabriel Escobar has made it clear that the US priority for the Balkans is the integration of Albania and Macedonia into the EU. Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Nikola Dimitrov said in an interview with “Morning Briefing” that his message was...

Macedonia 02.12.21 | 20:06

Dimitrov: It is better not to expect a positive outcome so that we don’t get disappointed

It is better not to expect a positive outcome so that we don’t get disappointed, but we must resume our efforts, says Deputy PM for European Affairs Nikola Dimitrov on expectations and announcements for unblocking the start of Macedonia’s EU accession negotiations at the General Affairs Council (GAC)...

Macedonia 19.11.21 | 17:39

Bulgaria’s blockade of Macedonia’s EU integration is an investment in antagonism rather than in friendship, says Dimitrov

Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Nikola Dimitrov said at a discussion on EU enlargement policy with the Western Balkans in Madrid that Bulgaria’s blockade of Macedonia’s EU integration was an investment in antagonism rather than in friendship. Dimitrov said that there is no legal...

Macedonia 17.11.21 | 19:21

If not in December, then in January, says Dimitrov on overcoming differences with Sofia

December is the target for the agreement to overcome differences with Sofia but time is short and that is why January is not excluded as an option for a date to start EU accession negotiations, says Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Nikola Dimitrov. He stressed that the current EU presidency,...

Macedonia 04.11.21 | 20:14

Macedonia is a great example of EU’s unfulfilled promises, say Vucic, Rama and Dimitrov in a joint statement

As our path to the EU derails, we remain committed to meeting EU standards. We cannot allow this negative spiral to jeopardize the very foundations of the future and prosperity of the region. The European Union is moving forward, while the region is stuck in the dilemmas of the EU itself, are some of...

Macedonia 03.11.21 | 18:45

Dimitrov in Belgrade: I come at a time of political challenges in our country, but we are fully committed to the “Open Balkans” initiative

Deputy Prime Minister Nikola Dimitrov arrived in Belgrade in the afternoon, where he will take part in the talks within the “Open Balkans” initiative tomorrow. Dimitrov was welcomed at the Nikola Tesla Airport by the Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimovic. In a statement to...

Macedonia 30.10.21 | 11:27

Bulgaria’s policy compromises the Macedonian-Bulgarian friendship, and vetoes EU’s policy towards the region, Dimitrov tells Euronews

On the sidelines of the Belgrade Security Forum, in an interview with Euronews, Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Nikola Dimitrov spoke about EU’s credibility in the region, in light of the European Commission’s latest enlargement package, as well as regional co-operation and its...

Macedonia 14.10.21 | 18:58

Dimitrov: It is high time that Sofia takes responsibility

The Deputy Prime Minister in charge of European Affairs, Nikola Dimitrov, today addressed a panel as part of the second Western Balkans Summit organized by The Economist titled “Promoting Inclusiveness and Solidarity in Europe” in Skopje on Thursday. The main focus of the discussion was on the importance...

Macedonia 24.09.21 | 17:30

The US will not interfere in the dispute between Skopje and Sofia

Our relationship with Bulgaria changed when the country violated Article 2 of the Friendship Treaty, which specifies that Sofia will assist our European path, won’t hinder or block us. Since, we saw two vetoes and issues over our language. No progress can be made with blackmail. There’s need for...

Macedonia 20.09.21 | 18:35

Dimitrov-Matuella: Macedonia remains firmly committed to the reform process in key areas

Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Nikola Dimitrov met with the Acting Director for the Western Balkans at the European Commission’s DG NEAR Michela Matuella, who recently took office. According to the SEA, the main focus of the meeting was on Macedonia’s readiness and expectations...

Macedonia 30.06.21 | 15:05

Dimitrov says Portuguese diplomat’s statement is “inappropriate and unfortunate”

The Portuguese proposal relies on the draft-negotiating framework proposed by the European Commission, the paragraph on the Macedonian language to remain as it is – Macedonian language alongside unilateral statement on Bulgaria’s position regarding the matter, Deputy Prime Minister Nikola Dimitrov...

Macedonia 14.05.21 | 13:37

Dimitrov on agreement with Bulgaria: This time the stakes are high

Asked whether a solution is possible in the next few months with Bulgaria and what the Macedonian government has done and plans to do to increase the chances of an agreement, and whether the solution is up to Sofia, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs says Nikola Dimitrov said that this is a key issue...

Macedonia 09.05.21 | 12:42

Dimitrov- Geer: Europe to keep its word

The position of the European Commission is very clear, from the very beginning the EC is very interested to see the holding of an intergovernmental conference with your country, as well as with Albania, which, in fact, means starting negotiations with Macedonia and Albania as soon as possible. On the...

Macedonia 05.05.21 | 19:38

Dimitrov: EU to show it is serious about enlargement

A message must be sent to the people that the European perspective of the Western Balkans is clear, predictable and attainable, and that the EU is serious about enlargement, said Deputy PM for European Affairs Nikola Dimitrov during Wednesday’s meeting with Austrian Member of European Parliament (MEP)...

Macedonia 29.04.21 | 12:26

Dimitrov: If negotiations don’t start, our country, Bulgaria and EU will be losers

Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Nikola Dimitrov says that talks should continue to find a solution to the dispute with Bulgaria and start negotiations with the EU, otherwise, he stressed, both countries and the EU will be losers. Either we will all be losers or we will all be winners. Of course...

Macedonia 26.04.21 | 10:14

Dimitrov: Many will wonder if EU is serious

Our case is a test of EU’s credibility on the Western Balkans, Deputy PM for European Affairs Nikola Dimitrov has told Greek daily To Vima, MIA reports from Athens. He explains that our country received the candidate status in 2005, and 12 years ago we had the first positive report on the start of...

Macedonia 22.04.21 | 20:29

Dimitrov – Rinkēvičs meeting: Macedonia made incredible progress in the process of moving toward the EU

Macedonia has made incredible progress in the process of moving toward the European Union and I sincerely hope it will become the 28th EU member state, said Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs after Thursday’s meeting with Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Nikola Dimitrov in Riga. After...

Macedonia 22.03.21 | 21:19

Dimitrov holds video meeting with Varhelyi, regional counterparts: EU makes efforts to provide additional vaccines for the Western Balkans

Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Nikola Dimitrov took part Monday at a video meeting, including regional counterparts, at the initiative of European Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi. As the Secretariat for European Affairs informed, information was exchanged at...

Macedonia 04.02.21 | 09:23

Dimitrov survives no-confidence vote

Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Nikola Dimitrov survived a vote of no confidence in Parliament brought by the opposition over his handling of foreign policy issues. After debating for almost 12 hours on Wednesday, Parliament voted 53-55 in favor of the no-confidence motion just before midnight. The...

Macedonia 03.02.21 | 15:14

Nikoloski: Macedonia mustn’t remain slave of Dimitrov and Zaev, MPs should support the no-confidence motion

During Wednesday’s Parliament debate on the no-confidence motion against the Deputy Prime Minister in charge of European Affairs Nikola Dimitrov, VMRO-DPMNE MP Aleksandar Nikoloski said the motion is only the beginning of the plan of VMRO-DPMNE and the other opposition political parties to overthrow...

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