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US official backs North Macedonia's EU bid, urges reforms

Jul. 26, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — A senior U.S. State Department official has voiced backing for North Macedonia's bid to open accession talks with the European Union, but urged the country to implement necessary judicial reforms. Acting Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip...

EU official urges N. Macedonia to stick with reform effort

Jul. 25, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — The European Union's enlargement commissioner urged North Macedonia Thursday to redouble efforts to reform its judicial system and deliver results in fighting corruption and organized crime in order to start accession talks with the bloc in October. Johannes Hahn was in the...

Merkel seeks to reassure Western Balkan nations of EU future

Jul. 5, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

POZNAN, Poland (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel sought Friday to reassure Western Balkan nations aspiring to join the European Union that there is strong support for the process in the EU, saying that the bloc sees their integration to be in its strategic interest. Merkel, along with British Prime...