Wednesday, February 28, 2024
In anticipation of the formation of a new government and the intensification of communication with Bulgaria in order to unblock the country's European path, Paris sent a message that Skopje and Tirana should not be decoupled on their path to EU integration, while from Sofia, where reactions do not...
Emmanuel Macron said 2022 must be a turning point for Europe after France took over the six-month presidency of the European Union at midnight. In a New Year's TV address, Macron praised the EU's role during the coup crisis and announced an ambitious agenda for the bloc, which would also...
Minister of Defense Radmila Shekerinska and the Ambassador of the United States of America Kate Marie Byrnes will sign an agreement between North Macedonia and the United States, which supports the respect of human rights in the operation of security forces. The agreement stems from the so-called Leahy Laws, which...
EU Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi took part in the Open Balkans Forum to express the European Commission's support for the initiative. He said that as long as the Berlin Process and the common European market are not available to the Western Balkan countries, this initiative is a replacement that...
French Ambassador to Bulgaria Florence Robin, speaking on the Bulgarian National Television's "The World and Us" show, said she was aware that there was a dispute between Sofia and Skopje, but that the most important thing for her was the need to create an opportunity for reconciliation between the...
In an interview with the “Panorama” show on the Bulgarian National Television, Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Kiril Petkov also referred to the dispute with Macedonia. Asked if there was a concession in the position of Bulgaria regarding Macedonia, Petkov said that that was not the case. “What I have made very clear...
Prime Minister Zoran Zaev held a phone call with Kiril Petkov congratulating him on being elected Prime Minister of Bulgaria. The two have agreed to keep working on finding an acceptable solution to unblock the process over the start of North Macedonia’s EU accession negotiations. “I congratulated my colleague, Kiril...
The United States expresses strong support for quick European integration of North Macedonia and we have been working with our European partners to make sure that that happens very quickly, Gabriel Escobar, US Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, said Monday at a joint...
Daniel Lorer from the coalition Change Continues, who is most likely to take on the post of Foreign Minister in the new Bulgarian government, told BTV radio that 14 December is not a realistic deadline for reaching a full agreement with Macedonia. According to Lorer, positive results can’t be achieved...
The United States expects to continue cooperating with North Macedonia in areas of common interest, the US State Department told VOA’s Macedonian Service, when asked to comment on the resignation of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev after Sunday’s runoff local elections. “The US Embassy is monitoring developments following the second round...