Tag: Oliver Varhelyi
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...

Macedonia 17.01.20 | 15:16

Nikoloski: VMRO-DPMNE will implement reforms and in cooperation with EU Enlargement Commissioner Várhelyi will secure a date for EU accession talks

VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski said in Thursday’s interview with TV Tera’s “Direktno” that they were satisfied with the meeting with EU Commissioner for Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi. We are very pleased with the meeting. We expect positive impulses in the coming...

Macedonia 15.01.20 | 15:59

Pendarovski meets EU Enlargement Commissioner Varhelyi

President Stevo Pendarovski met Wednesday with European Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi. The two interlocutors exchanged views and information on the current situation in Macedonia, as well as on the country’s bid to join the EU. President Pendarovski stressed that...

Macedonia 15.01.20 | 09:23

EU Commissioner Varhelyi pays first official visit to Skopje

European Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi is set to arrive on Wednesday for a first official visit to Macedonia. Varhelyi will meet with President Stevo Pendarovski, Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski and Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi. He will also meet with SDSM leader Zoran...

Macedonia 08.01.20 | 21:53

New enlargement commissioner to visit Skopje next week

The new European Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi will visit Macedonia on January 15-16.It will be his first visit since taking office. Varhelyi is expected to meet with government officials likely to discuss the new methodology proposed by France and the course of reforms...

Macedonia 07.11.19 | 19:56

Von der Leyen expects Varhelyi to continue supporting negotiations with Skopje and Tirana

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, in a letter sent to Enlargement Commissioner candidate Oliver Varhelyi, say she expects him to continue to push for opening negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania. Practice requires the elected president to send her commissioner candidates their...