Tag: Oliver Varhelyi
Macedonia 21.05.21 | 19:33

Zaev calls Silva and Várhelyi’s proposal solid foundation to start EU talks without encroaching identity-related issues

We have solid foundation to remove the hurdles preventing the opening of negotiations with the EU that involves a solution, which doesn’t encroach the Macedonian identity-related issues and we’re confident that it is acceptable as well for Bulgaria’s crucial positions, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev...

Macedonia 20.05.21 | 23:19

Zaharieva on Silva and Varhely’s visit: Proposal does not meet Bulgaria’s framework position

Former Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva says the proposal set to be brought to Sofia tomorrow by Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva and EU Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi, which would unblock Macedonia’s accession process, does not meet...

Macedonia 11.05.21 | 12:51

Varhelyi: If efforts with Bulgaria fail, we will consider launching negotiations only with Albania

EU Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi said in an interview with the Hungarian news agency MTI that EU’s goal remains the same – start of negotiations with both Albania and Macedonia. He added that the intergovernmental conferences are planned to start in June. Regarding the continuous...

Macedonia 10.05.21 | 12:40

Zaev – Varhelyi in Brussels: Identity can’t be a reason for blocking EU integration

Macedonia’s Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, accompanied by the Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Nikola Dimitrov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Bujar Osmani and the Head of Mission of Macedonia to the EU, Agneza Rusi-Popovska, met today in Brussels with EU Commissioner for EU Neighborhood...

Macedonia 06.05.21 | 22:29

Decoupling Macedonia and Albania an option, Varhelyi tells Euronews

EU enlargement commissioner Oliver Varhelyi says decoupling Albania and Macedonia from EU talks is an option if Skopje does not find a common solution with Sofia. If we continue to run into difficulties with Macedonia, that would mean unsuccessful negotiations with Bulgaria, then we could only continue...

Macedonia 04.05.21 | 22:21

Zaev, Várhelyi and Edtstadler at joint press conference: This day is an expression of solidarity and unity

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, accompanied by Health Minister Venko Filipce, together with European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi and Karoline Edtstadler, Minister for the EU and the Constitution at the Austrian Chancellery visited Tuesday the vaccination center in Skopje...

Macedonia 04.05.21 | 21:36

Várhelyi: Start of accession negotiations requires progress from Skopje and Sofia

We are working hard on the case of Macedonia, but we are not yet up to the desired goal. We are working with EU members to find a solution and reach an agreement, European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi said, answering a question from MIA whether it is possible to open...

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 12.03.21 | 18:29

Várhelyi: All conditions met for Albania, it’s important Macedonia settles dispute with Bulgaria

At the Tirana Economic Forum on Friday morning, European Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi expressed strong support for starting EU accession negotiations with Albania, insisting that Macedonia swiftly resolves the dispute with Bulgaria, Radio Free Europe reports. Várhelyi...

Macedonia 09.02.21 | 17:18

Várhelyi: We hope accession talks with Macedonia will be unblocked soon

EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi fell short of confirming if he had submitted a proposal on settling the Skopje-Sofia dispute. As MIA’s correspondent in Brussels reported, Várhelyi briefly commented at Tuesday’s press conference dedicated to the EU’s...

Macedonia 02.12.20 | 22:21

Varhelyi: Less and less chances that Macedonia will start EU talks this year

EU Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi said on Wednesday that there is less and less chance that Albania and Macedonia will get EU negotiating frameworks by the end of the year. I still hope, but unfortunately it is less and less certain that we can adopt a negotiating framework this year, Varhelyi...

Macedonia 07.10.20 | 19:11

VMRO-DPMNE has clear and concrete policies that will take Macedonia on the right path, Mickoski tells Várhelyi

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski together with the party’s Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski and the Secretary for International Cooperation Timco Mucunski, met Wednesday with the EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, Olivér Várhelyi, to discuss the current political, economic...

Macedonia 06.10.20 | 05:20

European Commission to publish report on Macedonia on Tuesday, Oliver Varhelyi to visit Skopje on Wednesday

The European Commission will publish the annual report on Macedonia Tuesday afternoon. The document, which will be previously discussed at a weekly session of the European Commission, contains Brussels’ assessments of the country’s achievements in implementing reforms over the past year. On...

Macedonia 22.09.20 | 18:13

Varhelyi-Dimitrov: The coming period is essential for the European future of Macedonia

Deputy PM for European Affairs Nikola Dimitrov met in Brussels Tuesday with European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi to discuss prospects for the first Intergovernmental Conference to be organized in late 2020. According to the government’s press release, Dimitrov...

Macedonia 18.06.20 | 15:51

Várhelyi: Negotiating frameworks for Skopje and Tirana to be ready this week

European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi told the European Parliament on Thursday that the negotiating frameworks for Albania and Macedonia will be put forward to EU member states this week, MIA’s Brussels correspondent reported. Várhelyi addressed a plenary session...

Macedonia 15.06.20 | 19:28

Varhelyi welcomes party agreement to hold elections on 15 July

I warmly welcome today’s agreement of the main political parties in Macedonia on holding of elections on 15 July, EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi tweeted Monday. Important signal for the country, its people and its EU path, this agreement paves the way towards free,...

Macedonia 02.06.20 | 15:01

Várhelyi: Important to ensure fair and free elections with sufficient time for campaigning

EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Olivér Várhelyi told Tuesday’s press conference that he will discuss with the Macedonia’s authorities on ensuring sufficient time for campaigning and freedom of elections, MIA’s Brussels correspondent reported. I have seen...

Macedonia 24.03.20 | 17:13

Macedonia exception: When Serbia, Montenegro and Croatia were approved to open accession talks, they were given a specific date

Today’s approval by the EU member states to open accession talks with Macedonia and Albania seems optimistic at first glance. But it’s only at first glance. A closer look at this decision shows that there is no set date, deadline, or commitment to start the talks. EU Enlargement Commissioner...

Macedonia 07.02.20 | 18:14

No date before elections: New Enlargement Commissioner crushes government hopes of EU talks in March

Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Várhelyi, who is on a Western Balkan tour, said in Podgorica that Macedonia should not hope for a date for negotiations in March. Although SDSM expected a date before the elections and Deputy Prime Minister Osmani accused the EU that not giving a date before the elections...

Macedonia 25.01.20 | 14:08

EU Enlargement Commissioner Varhelyi shares Republika’s interview with Nikoloski, says he hopes to live up to expectations

EU Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi shared on social networks Republika’s interview with VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski. In the interview, Nikoloski says that Varhelyi is a great friend of both the party and Macedonia, and he expects great successes during his mandate. Flattering...

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