North Macedonia to hold snap polls after EU accession disappointment

By |oktober 21st, 2019|EU accession, News, Nikola Gruevski, North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev|

North Macedonia's political leaders agreed on Sunday (20 October) to hold early elections in April, after the EU blocked the start of membership talks.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za North Macedonia to hold snap polls after EU accession disappointment

Visegrad 4, North Macedonia in last-ditch effort to change French enlargement veto

By |oktober 17th, 2019|Albania, Donald Tusk, Emmanuel Macron, enlargement, EU accession, EUCO, European Council, Johannes Hahn, News, North Macedonia, Viktor Orbán, Visegrad 4, Zoran Zaev|

In a last-ditch effort on Wednesday evening (16 October) before a decisive EU summit, the Visegrad Four and North Macedonian officials tried to sway the enlargement mood in Brussels.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Visegrad 4, North Macedonia in last-ditch effort to change French enlargement veto

Turkey, Russia and China covet Western Balkans as EU puts enlargement on hold

By |junij 24th, 2019|16+1, Albania, Belt and Road Initiative, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, EU accession, Kosovo, Kosovo war, Montenegro, Muslims, Nato, News, North Macedonia, Orthodox Church, Ottoman empire, Russian propaganda, Serbia, Turkey, Western Balkans|

Unless the EU accession process of the Western Balkans picks up the pace, the six countries of the region may examine alternatives for their countries’ external orientation, including boosting relations with China, Russia, Turkey and the Gulf States, a report...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Turkey, Russia and China covet Western Balkans as EU puts enlargement on hold

Commission: Suspending visa-free travel for Albanians should not be decided lightly

By |junij 4th, 2019|Albania, EU accession, Netherlands, News, North Macedonia, Schengen, visa-free|

The European Commission said on Monday (3 June) it would assess a request by the Netherlands to suspend visa-free travel for Albanians, adding that such a decision should not be taken lightly.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Commission: Suspending visa-free travel for Albanians should not be decided lightly

North Macedonia minister: NATO, not EU, saved name change deal

By |marec 19th, 2019|EU accession, EU-Macedonia relations, Greece-Macedonia deal, Macedonia name dispute, Nato, News, Republic of North Macedonia|

Without the prospect of joining NATO, the North Macedonia name change deal with Greece (Prespa Agreement) would have been dead because the EU side has not been delivering on its promises, North Macedonian deputy PM and defence minister, Radmila Šekerinska, has said.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za North Macedonia minister: NATO, not EU, saved name change deal

Europe needs Balkans and Balkans need Europe, says Albania PM

By |maj 31st, 2018|Albania, Edi Rama, enlargement negotiations, EU accession, European Commission, News, Western Balkans|

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama calls for clearer enlargement prospects for the Western Balkans, saying it would be a "huge mistake" for the EU not to continue its engagement with the countries in the region. EURACTIV.fr reports.

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Western Balkan enlargement will catalyse a stronger Europe

By |maj 29th, 2018|Albania, EU accession, European Commission, European Council, News, Western Balkans, Western Balkans summit|

Addressing the reforms needed to prepare the six Balkan countries for EU accession can be cathartic in effect, and reinvigorate the European Union, writes Andrey Kovatchev.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Western Balkan enlargement will catalyse a stronger Europe

Talking truth to Turkey

By |junij 9th, 2017|Democracy, EU accession, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, rule of law, Turkey coup|

Ludwig Schulz looks at how scientific analysis can help counter President Erdoğan’s fake narrative of Turkey’s thriving democracy and why the European Union should reconsider its policy towards EU accession countries.

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