Posts tagged as Macedonia

Macedonia signs accord to join NATO despite Russian misgivings

By Robin Emmott on Thursday, February 7, 2019

NATO members signed an accord with Macedonia on Wednesday allowing the tiny ex-Yugoslav republic to become the 30th member of the U.S.-led alliance after a deal with Greece ended a 27-year-old dispute over its name. At a formal signing of the NATO accession protocol, which must now be ratified by allied governments, Macedonia’s Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov hailed the moment as showing that the country “will never walk alone” once…

Skopje ready for NATO membership, PM tells Alliance’s boss

Friday, January 25, 2019

Zoran Zaev, Macedonia’s Prime Minister, told Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO Secretary-General, his country was completely ready to join the Alliance, the Beta news agency. The two met at the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos and confirmed Skopje’s commitment to the NATO membership and the Alliance’s encouragement for the move. “Our country is ready for that significant step as one of Macedonia’s highest priorities at the international scene…

Macedonia’s EU future in doubt after referendum flop

Monday, October 1, 2018

Snap elections are likely to decide Macedonia’s EU future after most people did not vote in a referendum on changing the country’s name. Just 36.5 percent of eligible voters turned out on Sunday (30 September) to answer the question: “Are you for EU and Nato membership by accepting the agreement between the Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Greece?”. That fell short of the threshold of 50 percent plus…

Greece And Macedonia Agree On New, Acceptable Name For Latter To End Dispute

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The governments of Greece and its neighbouring country Macedonia have reached an agreement on the name of the latter to end a decades-long dispute that has blocked Macedonia’s aspirations to become part of NATO and the European Union. British public broadcaster BBC reports that after 27 years of talks – and many protests – they have settled on the name Republic of North Macedonia, or Severna Makedonija in Macedonian dropping…