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Macedonia, Serbia and Kosovo – key players for stability in the #WesternBalkans

Macedonia, Serbia and Kosovo – key players for stability in the #WesternBalkans

The European Parliament today (14 June) adopted the progress reports of three countries in the Western Balkans, which are key for keeping the stability in the region. Though Macedonia, Serbia and Kosovo are in different phases on their European path, it is important to continue the reforms in order to meet EU’s democratic and economic […]

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#Macedonia: Democratic rules must be respected and the country’s European future guaranteed

#Macedonia: Democratic rules must be respected and the country’s European future guaranteed

The Liberal and Democrat Group in the European Parliament is concerned about the political situation in Macedonia and urges those responsible for it to respect democratic rules and allow a new government to be formed. ALDE Group leader Guy Verhofstadt said Macedonia’s European future is at stake: “Stirring up nationalism is the most effective means of […]

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#Macedonia’s political crisis takes ethnic turn

#Macedonia’s political crisis takes ethnic turn

| March 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

A political crisis that has paralyzed Macedonia for two years is sliding into an ethnic dispute, with nationalists taking to the streets over a series of demands by the country’s Albanians. The issue seemed to be closed after 2001 when, following a seven-month ethnic Albanian insurgency that left more than 100 people dead, a peace […]

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#Macedonia: ‘The country is in an institutional and political crisis’

#Macedonia: ‘The country is in an institutional and political crisis’

Following the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council, the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini reconfirmed the EU engagement and focus on the Western Balkan region, including through political and economic links. The Council also stressed the need for partners in the region to deliver on reforms to ensure they make steady progress […]

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MEPs’ 2016 reform review of #Montenegro and former Yugoslav Republic of #Macedonia

MEPs’ 2016 reform review of #Montenegro and former Yugoslav Republic of #Macedonia

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Montenegro is the most advanced EU accession candidate country, which in 2016 had to face Russian attempts to discredit its achievements, noted Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs on Tuesday (28 February). They also reviewed last year’s reform efforts in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, urging the future government to step up the pace of reform […]

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#WesternBalkans’ European path is vital for the stability in the region

#WesternBalkans’ European path is vital for the stability in the region

| November 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

The ALDE Group in the European Parliament welcomes the steps forward made by some of the Western Balkan countries on their European path, as shown by the progress reports presented today by the European Commission in the EP’s Foreign Affairs Committee. There are still many issues to be fixed and reforms to be considered and […]

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#EuropeanCouncil: ‘We cannot and should not outsource our problems to Turkey,’ says Martin Schulz

#EuropeanCouncil: ‘We cannot and should not outsource our problems to Turkey,’ says Martin Schulz

Talks with Turkey on dealing with the refugee crisis should not be linked to the country’s efforts to join the EU, warned Martin Schulz in Brussels. The European Parliament president addressed European heads of state and government at the start of the EU summit on 17-18 March dedicated to the migration crisis and economic priorities. […]

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