Archive for the ‘Macedonia’ Category
Foreign Ministers of Serbia and Macedonia Ivan Mrkić and Nikola Poposki agreed on Friday in Belgrade that the two countries “share the same EU prospects.” They announced closer cooperation in the future.
Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić received on Tuesday the letter of credence of newly-appointed Macedonian Ambassador in Belgrade Vera Jovanovska Tipko. The diplomat said during the ceremony that “the two countries and nations share traditionally friendly ties.”
Bulgarian Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin will pay today a working visit to Macedonia, where he is to meet with his Macedonian counterpart Nikola Poposki.
Macedonia and Serbia are about to sign an agreement on using common diplomatic missions abroad. Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, who has said that the move was a Serbian initiative, while the decision “a result of common thinking”.
The Greek negotiator in the decades-long dispute over the name of Macedonia has put forward a proposal to call the country “the Slavic-Albanian Macedonia.” The former Yugoslav republic’s constitutional name is “the Republic of Macedonia,” but
The European Commission has once again recommended the opening of EU accession negotiations with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Croatia stands strongly behind the EU perspective of all countries in the Western Balkans, including Serbia and Macedonia, stated Croatian President Ivo Josipovic. Josipovic spoke for the Bulgarian National Radio ahead of his Monday and Tuesday official visit to Sofia.
Croatian President Ivo Josipovic, after meeting his Macedonian counterpart Gjorge Ivanov in Skopje on Wednesday, encouraged both Macedonia and Greece to find mutual solution on the name issue. “The mechanisms in Europe work on consensus. A mutual solution has to be found and we will support whatever Greece
Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski has suggested organizing early parliamentary elections as a solution to the political crisis which arose after the failure of the commission investigating into the incidents in
Macedonia remains firmly engaged to its aspirations for NATO membership and it meets all objective criteria for the accession in the organisation, said Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov after meeting
Bulgaria is strongly committed to signing a good-neighbor agreement with Macedonia and is negotiating to settle the matters that still exist in the bilateral relations, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin has said.
Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski has reiterated his country’s support for Macedonia’s efforts to join NATO and the European Union.
A mini intergovernmental sitting of the governments of Macedonia and Bulgaria will be held on Sunday. The joint sitting will
It is hard to hold real negotiations with Greece, said Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski speaking at parliament.
The European Commission will announce the new report of Macedonia’s progress on October 16. It is expected the EU Commission to come
The European Commission is to present its latest report on Macedonia on October 16.
Slovenian President Borut Pahor is to pay a two-day visit to Macedonia. He is expected to meet with his Macedonian counterpart Gjorge Ivanov. The delegations of the two countries are to hold a meeting as well.
Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski has sent a letter to Greek counterpart Antonis Samaras in which he calls for speeding up the process of negotiations over the name dispute between the two countries.
Romanian Foreign Minister Titus Corlăţean is to visit Macedonia on Wednesday. He is to meet with his Macedonian counterpart Nikola Poposki. They are expected to sign a bilateral cooperation agreement.
PACE has decided to “step up and expand” its presence in Macedonia and its cooperation with the Macedonian authorities. The PACE’s Skopje-based monitoring mission in Macedonia closed in 2000.
Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski called for consensus among the parties with the ruling coalition and the opposition over the European integration of the country. Speaking at the celebrations of the anniversary of the VMRO-DPMNE, PM Gruevski said that the EU
Agreement on Macedonia’s joining the South Stream gas pipeline project will be ready by the end of this week.
Macedonia is to sign an agreement next week to join South Stream gas pipeline project. The agreement is to be inked
Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, on Sunday led a delegation on an official visit to Macedonia and Kosovo as part of efforts to promote economic cooperation. Al Mansouri, in a statement, said
Macedonia should finally decide to leave behind the Balkan past and instead work constructively for its future. This is what Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos has said.
Greece blocks Macedonia’s NATO membership over the name issue but we will be always next to it and will not allow change of the name. This is what Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.
A delegation of the Macedonian government headed by Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski arrived in Belgrade on Monday for a joint session with Serbian counterparts. After a ceremonial welcome in front of the Palace of Serbia, the
Macedonian plans to host a summit of regional presidents end in fiasco after most of the guests pull out for a variety of reasons – forcing Macedonia’s president to call off the meeting. Gjorge Ivanov said there was no point in holding the summit, or the complementary
Members of the European Parliament have urged member states to start EU accession negotiations with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia before July in a resolution on the country’s 2012 progress report. In a debate on 22 May, MEP Richard Howitt, who
The European Parliament will vote on the Resolution on the progress of Macedonia in 2012, proposed by British MEP Richard Howitt. “People in the country and the region should realise that the number of the amendments is really small and that there
Macedonia’s Vice Prime Minister for European Affairs held talks in Athens with the Greek Foreign Minister in an unusual face-to-face meeting. Macedonia’s European integration prospects – and the “name” dispute with
Macedonia’s European integration is expected to be up for discussion on Wednesday when the Macedonian Vice Prime Minister for European Affairs visits Greece.
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen called Skopje and Athens to find a solution to the name issue. We are ready to start the accession talks right after a solution to the name row is found. We encourage both countries to do their best to overcome this issue,” Rasmussen remarked.
UN mediator will ask Athens, Skopje to come out with official position on his latest proposal by the beginning of JuneTuesday, May 7, 2013 Comments Off
UN mediator in the Greek-Macedonian name issue, Matthew Nimitz, will ask Athens and Skopje come out with official position on his latest proposal by the beginning of June.
The EU will decide in June whether to set a starting date for Macedonia’s accession negotiations. The agreement between Serbia and Kosovo was