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EU executive says membership talks should start with #NorthMacedonia

EU executive says membership talks should start with #NorthMacedonia

| May 29, 2019

The European Commission formally recommended on Wednesday (29 May) that North Macedonia should start membership negotiations to join the European Union, writes Reuters’ Robin Emmott. The recommendation followed a meeting of the Commission in Brussels, Johannes Hahn, the EU commissioner in charge of enlargement, said. EU governments must agree to allow talks to start and will […]

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#FYROM – Europe must keep its arms open for #Macedonia say Greens

#FYROM – Europe must keep its arms open for #Macedonia say Greens

| October 1, 2018

Commenting in the aftermath of the referendum in Macedonia, European Green Party co-chairs Reinhard Bütikofer and Monica Frassoni said: “After the national referendum in Macedonia, the country´s way towards NATO membership and EU accession negotiations remains very difficult. But one result cannot be disputed: It is impossible to read a rejection of the Prespa agreement […]

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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’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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