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."
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.
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
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.
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.
The speaker of Macedonia's parliament on Friday set April 21 as the date for presidential elections, reported Reuters.
"I'm convinced that all involved in the electoral process will give their contribution so the elections can be conducted in a fair and democratic atmosphere," Talat Xhaferi said after announcing the date.