Macedonia

Macedonia to chair Energy Community

The Republic of Macedonia took over the one-year rotating presidency of the European Energy Community, with a formal start on 1 January 2010. Macedonia’s Economy Minister Fatmir Besimi took the chair of the Energy Community after completion of the 7th meeting of Ministerial Council of the Energy Community, which took …

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Macedonia Celebrates EU Visa Scrapping

As the scrapping of visas for citizens traveling to the European Union is set to become official on Friday at midnight, Macedonians celebrate with a massive party in Skopje’s main square and a state lottery for a free trip to Paris. Friday night has been declared a “white night,” meaning …

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Ivanov meets with Papandreou

Macedonian President Gjorgje Ivanov met briefly with Greek PM George Papandreou in Copenhagen on the sidelines of the Climate Change Summit. Ivanov said that the visa liberalization will bring to a better cooperation between the two countries. Macedonian President hopes that Greece will surpass the position of blockades.

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Macedonia, Kosovo Boost Economic Cooperation

Macedonia and Kosovo’s Ministers of Economy Fatmir Besimi and Ahmet Shala signed an agreement intended to boost economic cooperation. The document should make cooperation between the two countries in the energy, infrastructure, transport, agriculture, construction, tourism, environment and other sectors much easier, the two ministers said at the signing ceremony …

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Adriatic Charter countries hail Macedonia’s NATO entry bid

Macedonia’s partner countries in the Adriatic Group pledged support to country’s NATO membership aspiration, blocked by Greece over name dispute. “Macedonia enjoys full support for NATO membership in the nearest future as we are well aware that its integration would contribute to peace and stability in the entire region,” foreign …

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Jolevski-Macedonia ready to continue name talks with Greece

Macedonia is ready to continue name talks with Greece and finally find an acceptable name solution, which will protect our identity, dignity and integrity of Macedonian citizens, Macedonian negotiator Ambassador Zoran Jolevski said. He added that he had a telephone call with UN mediator Matthew Nimetz, regarding name talks with …

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Macedonia-Italian cultural cooperation

Macedonia and Italy will sign the third program on bilateral cooperation in the field of culture, education and science for the period from 2009 to 2012. The document will be signed this afternoon in Skopje by Macedonia Culture Minister Elizabeta Kanceska-Milevska and the Italian Ambassador in Macedonia.

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