Taler: Macedonia to join EU in 2 to 3 years time

“I hope Macedonia to become EU member state in 2 to 3 years time. My mission will be completed and would be jobless”, Slovenian EP rapporteur on Macedonia Zoran Taler said, just few hours before the visa liberalization enters into effect.

Both, Zoran Taler and Tanja Fajon met with Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski and Deputy PM for EU integration Vasko Naumovski this afternoon.

Slovenian MEP Tanja Fajon said this to be a great day for Macedonia and its people. Macedonia deserved to be exempted from visa obligations, because of it implemented the necessary reforms.

“I’m glad to have lived this moment as rapporteur for West Balkan visa liberalization. Slovenia was the first country to suggest visa liberalization and I hope now your citizens will travel to Europe more often”, Fajon said.

PM Nikola Gruevski has also expressed his gratitude towards Slovenian parliamentarians and their unconditional support for Macedonia. He said this to be a historic day for Macedonia.

“In less than 6 hours visa liberalization will enter into effect. Macedonia has waited for this moment for more than two decades. We did everything in our power to fulfill the necessary criteria and finally, starting from tomorrow, our citizens will be able to visa free travel to EU countries”, Gruevski said.

Slovenian PM Borut Pahor is expected to arrive this evening.

PM Gruevski and MEP will attend the great celebration on occasion of visa liberalization, which will take place at “Macedonia” square.

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