Macedonia

Papoulias responds to Ivanov’s letter

Greek President Karolos Papoulias has send his response to his Macedonian counterpart Gjorgje Ivanov and pointed out that he would come and visit Macedonia as soon as the name issue is settled. “I read your letter with great interest. Greece strongly supports the good neighborly relations with all neighboring countries, …

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Macedonian president won’t travel to Prizren

Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov has refused to attend an informal meeting of leaders from several countries scheduled for January in Prizren. Albanian language newspapers in Priština write today that the “informal summit, planned to be held on January 7 and 8 in Prizren, is organized by Kosovo President Fatmir Sejdiu”.

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Macedonian President: “Macedonia’s red lines over name issue are well-known”

“Our red lines are well-known-we will not make any compromises on Macedonia’s identity and will not change the Constitution,” said Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov in his annual statement before the MPs. The name issue, Macedonia’s accession to NATO and the European Union, co-operation with the neighbor countries were the issues …

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Macedonia- Ali Ahmeti remains at the forefront of DUI

Leader of the Democratic Union for Integration (DUI) Ali Ahmeti, as expected, was reelected at the Congress Saturday to rule the party next four years. In the 40-minute address to delegates at the Congress, Ahmeti has turned more attention to the implementation of the Framework Agreement, foreign policy, economics, reforms, …

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Macedonia will not be Blackmailed over Name, Says PM

Fully fledged membership of NATO and the European Union remains Macedonia’s top priority but the country will not accept blackmail from Greece in order to achieve these goals, Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski said. At a celebration of the 12th anniversary of his ruling VMRO-DPMNE party’s Union of Women, Gruevski said …

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Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov: “Lifting visas is a positive step”

Today is really a significant day for Macedonia, for its citizens and for the European Union, said Macedonian President in his welcome speech at Gyueshevo border checkpoint. In his words the Schengen barrier is falling apart. The spiritual barriers between us are also symbolically falling apart, he said.

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Bulgarian President arrives in Bansko

Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov arrived in the winter resort Bansko. The delegation of Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov is expected to arrive. Police presence is stepped up in every crossing in Bansko. The tête-à-tête meeting between the two presidents is expected to kick off at 12.00 pm.

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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 …

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