Macedonia

Macedonian PM Gruevski to meet Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Macedonian PM Gruevski will discuss on Macedonia’s achievements and perspectives regarding NATO membership as well as present and future reforms of the country in the frameworks of EU integration. PM Gruevski announced that he is not expecting too much of his meeting with Rasmussen, but pointed out

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Macedonia “Name” Solution In Stages Unlikely

Greece has rejected an idea put forward by Macedonian parliamentarian Pavle Trajanov for a three stage solution to the Athens-Skopje name dispute, Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski said on Thursday. “Trajanov’s proposal is probably well intended and I greet it, but judging by the talks that I had with Greece …

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Macedonia Proposes “Name” Solution

Skopje is testng the waters with a three phase solution for the long lasting “name” row with Athens that would unlock country’s EU and NATO accession aspirations, local media report on Thursday. The new proposal for solving the row which recently came from Macedonian legislator Pavle Trajanov is in fact …

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Great Britain and Hungary strongly support Macedonia’s EU and NATO entry

Great Britain and Hungary want Macedonia to join EU and NATO, support setting a date for accession talks with EU and hope Macedonia to find an acceptable name solution, British Foreign Minister David Miliband and Hungarian President László Sólyom said in their letters send to Macedonia President Gjorgje Ivanov.

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Macedonia Attacks Constitutional Court

The main opposition party claims that the government is secretly preparing constitutional changes that should impede the free work of the constitutional court. Prime Minister and ruling VMRO DPMNE head, Nikola Gruevski wants to deal with the judges who constantly reassess and annul his laws, an opposition legislator from the …

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Catherine Ashton: “Western Balkans one of EU priorities”

EU Foreign Policy High Representative Catherine Ashton says the future of Western Balkans will be one of the priorities of her activities. Ashton also and pointed out that she wants for the whole region to progress towards the Union in the future. In a speech before MPs of the Foreign …

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Macedonia Will Continue Seeking Name Solution

Skopje will continue seeking a solution to its name dispute that does not violate the state and the national interests of Macedonia’s nationals, Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski said. In cooperation with the UN name mediator Matthew Nimetz and through direct contacts in the upcoming period, Macedonia will try to reach …

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Herman Van Rompuy prefers name “Macedonia”

The President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy prefers the name “Macedonia” and noted it in his first speech on Friday during his visit to Germany, Macedonian Untrinski vesnik newspaper writes. Rompuy has delivered his first official speech before representatives of a local party not at a summit of …

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Ali Ahmeti does not ask for Macedonian govt reshuffles

Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski said the chairman of the Democratic Union for Integration (DUI) Ali Ahmeti had not asked him for government reshuffles, Macedonian Vecer daily writes. If a minister decides to quit, it is their right, the prime minister added. Gruevski’s words came after the reports in the …

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