Posts tagged as accession

Lithuania supports the opening of EU accession talks with North Macedonia

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

On 2 February, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis held a virtual meeting with his North Macedonian counterpart Bujar Osmani. The Foreign Ministers discussed possibilities for the expansion of bilateral relations between Lithuania and North Macedonia, prospects for opening EU accession talks with North Macedonia, transatlantic cooperation, the situation in the Western Balkans, the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and vaccination challenges, and other topical issues of…

The EU to open accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania

By Jacopo Barigazzi on Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The EU is moving closer to opening accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania, at least in part because of a determination to show that the bloc can still function despite the coronavirus pandemic. The bloc’s foreign and Europe ministers will on Tuesday discuss a proposal, seen by POLITICO, on opening talks with the two Balkan countries and are expected to give their backing. The talks will be held by videoconference.…

UN Security Council accession a historical event for Estonia

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Being elected to the UN Security Council represents both a historical step for Estonia and another layer in its protective shield, President Kersti Kaljulaid said after the vote on Friday which saw the country gain a non-permanent seat on the council for 2020-2021. “Today’s decision, taken by all those countries in the world that [believe] Estonia is a suitable member of the UN Security Council for the next two years,…

Estonian government endorses North Macedonia NATO accession protocol

Friday, May 17, 2019

The Estonian government at its Thursday meeting endorsed a protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty with which North Macedonia is to join NATO. The government endorsed a proposal by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to approve the protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty on the accession of the Republic of North Macedonia to NATO, spokespeople for the government said on Thursday. The bill of the protocol was approved by the…

North Macedonia thanks Lithuania: NATO membership will make Balkans safer

Friday, March 15, 2019

Talat Xhaferi, president of the Assembly of North Macedonia, on Thursday thanked Lithuania for ratifying the Accession Protocol of the Republic of North Macedonia to the North Atlantic Treaty, saying that the Balkan region will become safer once the country joins NATO. “NATO membership has strategic importance and significantly contributes to regional and international stability,” he told a joint press conference with Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas Viktoras Prackietis on…