Tag: reeker
Macedonia 31.10.19 | 18:29

In response to the French veto, Reeker says that some EU leaders have a 19th century view of the Balkans

US diplomat Philip Reeker criticized the French veto against Macedonia and Albania by saying that some European leaders have 19th century views of the Balkans. It is disappointing to see certain leaders with a sort of 19th century view of the Western Balkans region and we hope that that’s just...

World 27.10.19 | 18:32

Reeker testified against President Trump

Former US Ambassador to Macedonia Philip Reeker, who is currently the acting Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia, testified yesterday behind closed doors over his knowledge into the Ukraine scandal. According to media reports and Democratic leaks, Reeker turned on President Trump and...

Macedonia 26.07.19 | 23:04

Reeker repeated his call that the opposition should be “constructive”

US diplomatic envoy Philip Reeker repeated his call that the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party must be constructive with the proposed law on state prosecutor, even after the major scandal involving the still acting Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva and the ruling SDSM party. It is up to the forces in this country...

Macedonia 26.07.19 | 15:47

Mickoski says no to appointing another unaccountable Special Prosecutor

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski insisted that the opposition will not allow the creation of another unaccountable judicial institution, following the huge corruption scandal which brought down Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva. Janeva is suspected of using her power and proximity to the ruling...

Macedonia 26.07.19 | 12:02

US envoy Reeker set to meet with VMRO leader Mickoski

Acting US Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia Philip Reeker will be meeting Macedonian oppositon leader Hristijan Mickoski this afternoon, in the VMRO-DPMNE offices in Skopje. Earlier Reeker called on VMRO to support the proposed law that would make the office of the Special Prosecutor,...

Macedonia 26.07.19 | 11:17

Reeker calls on the opposition to support Zaev’s law on state prosecutors

American acting Assistant Secretary of State Philip Reeker called on the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party to support Zoran Zaev’s proposed law on state prosecutors. In a joint press conference with Zaev, during which no mention was made of the criminal allegations against the still acting Special Prosecutor...

Macedonia 26.07.19 | 10:33

Zoran Zaev – Philip Reeker press conference (LIVE VIDEO)

A joint press conference by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and US acting Assistant Secretary of State Philip Reeker is expected to begin soon. Reeker visits Macedonia amid the major corruption scandal involving Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva, which sparked calls for early elections and endangers the EU...

Macedonia 25.07.19 | 11:53

After meeting with leaders in Greek Macedonia, Reeker goes to Bitola

US acting Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia Philipo Reeker, who is a former Ambassador to Macedonia, began his visit to the country from Bitola, after he met with Greek political leaders, toured the northern part of the country, where resistance to the imposed name deal is the strongest. Reeker...

Macedonia 24.07.19 | 10:46

Reeker and Hahn come to Skopje to manage the political crisis caused by the Katica Janeva scandal

The political crisis caused by the spectacular collapse of the Special Prosecutor’s Office enters its international stage tomorrow, as outgoing European Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn visits Skopje, to be followed by acting US Assistant Secretary of State Philip Reeker the next day. Hahn...

Macedonia 19.07.19 | 22:08

Political crisis: Philip Reeker will visit Macedonia a day after Johannes Hahn

Acting US Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia Philip Reeker is also expected to visit Macedonia next week, hot on the heels of outgoing Euroepan Commissioner for enlargement Johannes Hahn. It is believed that the purpose of the visits is the renewed political crisis in the country, as...

Macedonia 03.04.19 | 13:46

Reeker told Dimitrov that the SPO should be made permanent

US acting Assistant State Secretary Philip Reeker told Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov that Macedonia must continue to implement reforms as it joins NATO. Reeker, the Foreign Ministry reported, asked that the Special Prosecutor’s Office is rolled into the state prosecutor’s service. Talks...

Macedonia 04.03.19 | 20:55

Mickoski discussed the persecution of opposition officials with Reeker

During his meeting with US diplomat Philip Reeker, VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski raised the issue of the systematic persecution of opposition officials and critical voices in Macedonia. The Government is carrying out staged court cases, coordinated arrests and pre-written verdicts. The Government...

Macedonia 04.03.19 | 20:52

US diplomat Reeker: Western Balkans and North Macedonia belong in EU and NATO

US diplomat Philip Reeker insisted that American policy is to have the Balkans brought into the European Union and NATO, in order to build a Europe that would be whole, free and at peace. Reeker, who was US Ambassador to Macedonia and is expected to be named Assistant Secretary of State, met with Zoran...

Macedonia 23.02.19 | 18:23

Former US Ambassador to Macedonia Reeker will be named Assistant Secretary of State, Kathimerini reports

Greek daily Kathimerini reports that former US Ambassador to Macedonia Philip Reeker will be appointed as the next Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, after the departure of Wess Mitchell in March. Reeker served in the US Embassy in Macedonia during the Kosovo War, was made...