Macedonia's Parliament ratifies name deal with Greece
Macedonia’s Parliament adopted Wednesday the law on ratification of the Final Agreement for the settlement of the differences as described in the United Nations Security Council Resolutions 817 (1993) and 845 (1993), the termination of the Interim Accord of 1995 and the establishment of a strategic partnership. Lawmakers voted 69-0 to ratify the agreement, while opposition VMRO-DPMNE did not attend the parliament’s session. The agreement marks the beginning of the end of uncertainty for Macedonia and represen...
Visegrad Group: We expect Macedonia to start EU accession talks next week
We expect good news next week, Macedonia to start accession talks with the EU. We will help as much as we can, because the country needs to become a full member as soon as possible and the agreement with Greece is only an additional, a strong incentive in this direction, Hungarian Ambassador László Dux and Ambassador of the Republic of Slovakia Henrik Markus said Wednesday at handing over event of Visegrad Group (V4) presidency. Dux and Markus underlined that Visegrad Group is a strong supporter to EU enlargemen...
Zaev: We should not miss the historic chance
The agreement marks the beginning of the end of uncertainty for Macedonia and represents dignified and acceptable solution for both sides, with which the Macedonian identity and language is permanently confirmed, PM Zoran Zaev said Wednesday prior to start of parliament’s session at which name agreement with Greece should be ratified. “We have an agreement with a clear mark of our Macedonian identity, of our Macedonian language, forever. We did not give anything to anyone, nor did anyone take anything when we ag...
Stoltenberg: Macedonia could receive NATO invitation on July 11-12 Summit
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said NATO hopes to start accession talks with Macedonia at the summit, which will be held in Brussels on July 11-12, after Macedonia reached name agreement with Greece. “I hope that there will be progress with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia because they have reached an agreement with Greece on the name issue. If that agreement is finalized and fully implemented, the new name will be Republic of North Macedonia, and then we can move on when it comes to membership for the for...
Ivanov: My position on the name agreement remains unchanged
President Gjorge Ivanov calls on PM Zoran Zaev to immediately initiate impeachment procedure, highlighting that his position in regard to the name agreement is final and remains unchanged. “I call on Zaev to immediately initiate impeachment procedure i.e. procedure for determining the President of the Republic's answerability by the same two-thirds majority vote necessary to amend the Constitution of the Republic of Macedonia,” Ivanov said in the written statement to media regarding Prime Minister’s statement in...