Macedonia

No progress in Macedonia name talks

Two days of UN brokered name talks between Macedonia and Greece in New York this week ended without result. The UN envoy tasked with mediating the dispute, Matthew Nimetz, nevertheless described the talks as “helpful” and focused on the best way to move the process forward in a constructive manner.

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Macedonia is ready for NATO, says Defence Minister

Macedonia is ready for a NATO membership, said Macedonian Minister of Defence Fatmir Besimi. “Macedonia has done the needed reforms, following the NATO standards, and takes part in peacekeeping missions. The country is ready for a full membership in the Alliance,” Besimi remarked.

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Greece won’t change it’s stance on Macedonia name issue

It is highly expected that Greece’s new government will not change the country’s red lines about the name issue. According to experts of the new cabinet, which will govern the country most probably by February when early elections will be called, will not have time to solve key issues and …

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Macedonian President to visit Croatia

Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov on Monday is to pay a visit to Croatia. During the visit Ivanov will meet with Croatian counterpart Ivo Josipović, whom he will sign an agreement for extradition. The Macedonian president will also meet with Parliament Chairperson Luka Bebic, Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor. However, it is …

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Macedonia to implement EC Recommendations

Macedonia’s Parliament has made public its conclusions on the proposals outlined in the latest European Commission progress report. Late last night, the parliament acknowledged that the report reflected the real situation with regard to Macedonia’s achieved reforms, and obliged competent bodies to analyze recommendations made in the report to enable …

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Skopje is ready to start accession talks with EU

Macedonia is ready to start the accession talks with the EU, said Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski. In his words, the recommendation of the European Commission (EC) for launching the negotiations conforms the progress of the reforms and the positive results achieved over the last year. “We have done everything …

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Skopje expects EC report to be of principle

Macedonia expects a real report from the European Commission (EC), said Macedonian Interior Minister Gordana Jankulovska. In minister’s words, the report will be a guide of the reforms, which need to be done during the next time period. “This year again I expect a report of principle, which will give …

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