Zoran Zaev

Albania, North Macedonia hope Europe launches accession talks

The leaders of both Albania and North Macedonia say they believe that the European Union will decide in June to open membership talks with them.
North Macedonias Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, who on Wednesday was in Tirana to meet with his counterpart Edi Rama, said they expect "the EU to take a positive stand on our two countries ... so that we fulfil this strategic goal."

Tsipras to visit Skopje, Zaev says

North Macedonia Prime Minister Zoran Zaev confirmed Thursday that his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras is planning to visit Skopje, however adding that no specific date has been set yet.
Speaking at the recent Delphi Economic Forum, Tsipras said that he will "soon" visit Skopje accompanied by a business mission.

PM Zaev: The Republic of North Macedonia is going through a process of essential reforms

The Republic of North Macedonia is going through a process of essential reforms, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev stated on Thursday at the end of the meeting with Prime Minister Viorica Dancila at the Victoria Palace, mentioning that "he changed "the political climate in the country" and placed North Macedonia "on a clear path of democracy." "Eleven years ago, here, in Bucharest, an historic opportun

After BBC report, Russia’s Sputnik raises ‘Macedonian minority’ issue

Opponents of the Greece-North Macedonian Prespa Agreement are up in arms about press reports by both the BBC and now the Russian state-run new service Sputnik that use interviews with Greeks of Slavo-Macedonian descent who speak about the existence of a minority in the Greek province of Macedonia and about state discrimination.

Trump hails Prespa Accord implementation in letters to Tsipras, Zaev

US President Donald Trump has lauded the ratification and implementation of the Prespa Agreement in letters to PM Alexis Tsipras and North Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev.

Trump described the Prespa Accord as the most historic accomplishment in the Balkans since the Dayton Accord and praised the leadership of Tsipras and Zaev.