Macedonian Prime Minister Meets EU Officials in BrusselsMacedonia in EU | June 12, 2017, Monday @ 09:27| 272 views
Prime Minister Zoran Zaev will be in Brussels on Monday for meetings with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, European Council President Donald Tusk, European diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Johannes Hahn.
Zaev travels to these meetings accompanied by Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska and Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov. Zaev will have a joint press conference with Stoltenberg, to discuss the chances for removing the blockade on Macedonia's path to NATO. Zaev recently expressed hope that Macedonia could soon become a NATO member under the interim reference, as provided in the 1995 Interim Accord.
The talks with Mogherini and Hahn will focus on implementing the so-called urgent reform priorities in the security services and the judiciary. EU spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic told MIA that the EU will assist Macedonia in implementing the reforms, including by sending retired German legal expert Reinhard Priebe, who drew out the original proposals, back to Macedonia.