Tag: non paper
Macedonia 28.11.19 | 16:01

European politicians speak out against the French EU enlargement proposal even as Macedonian ones welcome it

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen came out in opposition to the idea that the new EU enlargement methodology should apply to countries which are already candidates and on the verge on opening accession talks like Macedonia and Albania. Von der Leyen insisted that the two countries have...

Macedonia 26.11.19 | 10:02

Thimonier to elaborate French proposal on EU enlargement policy

National European Integration Council is to hold Tuesday its 7th session focused on new approach in the EU enlargement – ideas and challenges. French Ambassador Christian Thimonier is expected to address MPs and other members of the Council at the session. Members of the National European Integration...

Macedonia 19.11.19 | 22:00

Six member states agree to change EU’s enlargement procedure in exchange for talks with Macedonia and Albania

Italy, Poland, Austria, Slovenia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic said they will accept the French proposal to change the ways in which the EU conducts enlargement, provided that in return France allows the opening of accession talks with Macedonia and Albania. France vetoed any further accession talks...

Macedonia 19.11.19 | 11:36

France’s “non-paper” will apply only to Macedonia and Albania

Serbian Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimovic says the EU Commission’s report on implementing action plans for negotiating chapters 23 and 24 will not affect the opening of new chapters, arguing that France’s “non-paper” does not apply to Serbia and Montenegro,...

Macedonia 18.11.19 | 22:34

The French non – paper is a call for us to wise up, Arta Toci says

The French non – paper proposal regarding the EU accession process is a final warning that Macedonian politicians need to turn toward reforming the country, said Alliance of Albanians member of Parliament Arta Toci. The document itself calls for internal reforms, and I’d say we need to wise...

Macedonia 18.11.19 | 13:55

Thimonier: We expect reactions to non-paper from EU member states, rule of law a priority

France first expects reactions to the non-paper from all EU member states, but will also attentively listen to the remarks from the Macedonian side as well, French Ambassador Christian Thimonier said on Monday, answering a journalist question after meeting with Constitutional Court President Sali Murati. The...

Macedonia 16.11.19 | 20:01

France’s proposal could turn into a never-ending story

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski believes that with France’s non-paper, the road to EU membership is becoming even longer. According to him, the non-paper shows that outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev has distorted the truth about to what extent domestic reforms have been implemented. It is...