EU relations with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

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  • 11/12/2014
    High Representative/Vice President Mogherini meets with Minister Besimi of the former Yougoslav Republic of Macedonia High Representative/Vice President Mogherini meets with Minister Besimi of the former Yougoslav Republic of Macedonia <p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB; mso-fareast-language: EN-GB; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini met Deputy Prime Minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Fatmir Besimi, today for the first time.</span></p> 12/11/2014 22:58:46 12/11/2014 22:58:46 12/11/2014 22:58:46 12/11/2014 22:58:46 2014121122 090126248dada40d N 090126248dada40d /statements-eeas/2014/141211_02_en.htm 9839 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141211_02_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2014/141211_02_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141211_02_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141211_02_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    High Representative/Vice President Mogherini meets with Minister Besimi of the former Yougoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • 11/12/2014
    High Representative/Vice President Mogherini meets with Minister Besimi of the former Yougoslav Republic of Macedonia High Representative/Vice President Mogherini meets with Minister Besimi of the former Yougoslav Republic of Macedonia <p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB; mso-fareast-language: EN-GB; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini met Deputy Prime Minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Fatmir Besimi, today for the<br/>first time. </span></p> 12/11/2014 22:39:36 12/11/2014 22:39:36 12/11/2014 22:39:36 12/11/2014 22:39:36 2014121122 090126248dada3fc N 090126248dada3fc /statements-eeas/2014/141211_en_02.htm 9970 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141211_en_02.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141211_en_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    High Representative/Vice President Mogherini meets with Minister Besimi of the former Yougoslav Republic of Macedonia
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The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia applied to join the European Union in the spring of 2004.

The Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA), providing a comprehensive contractual framework for EU relations with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, took effect shortly afterwards. In 2005 the country was granted candidate country status.

In late 2009 citizens of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia were granted the right to travel to the Schengen Area without a visa.

In March 2012, a High-Level Accession Dialogue started between the European Commission and the government of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. This offers a new opportunity to focus on EU-related priorities of benefit to the country's social and economic development, including:

  • the rule of law
  • the reform of public administration
  • freedom of expression
  • electoral reform
  • strengthening the market economy.

The European Commission has recommended opening negotiations on EU membership with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The Council has confirmed that it will consider the issue.

The Commission issues an annual Progress Report assessing the country's progress towards EU accession.

For further information, see:

- Council conclusions


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  • 11/12/2014
    High Representative/Vice President Mogherini meets with Minister Besimi of the former Yougoslav Republic of Macedonia High Representative/Vice President Mogherini meets with Minister Besimi of the former Yougoslav Republic of Macedonia <p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB; mso-fareast-language: EN-GB; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini met Deputy Prime Minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Fatmir Besimi, today for the first time.</span></p> 12/11/2014 22:58:46 12/11/2014 22:58:46 12/11/2014 22:58:46 12/11/2014 22:58:46 2014121122 090126248dada40d N 090126248dada40d /statements-eeas/2014/141211_02_en.htm 9839 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141211_02_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2014/141211_02_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141211_02_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141211_02_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    High Representative/Vice President Mogherini meets with Minister Besimi of the former Yougoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • 11/12/2014
    High Representative/Vice President Mogherini meets with Minister Besimi of the former Yougoslav Republic of Macedonia High Representative/Vice President Mogherini meets with Minister Besimi of the former Yougoslav Republic of Macedonia <p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB; mso-fareast-language: EN-GB; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini met Deputy Prime Minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Fatmir Besimi, today for the<br/>first time. </span></p> 12/11/2014 22:39:36 12/11/2014 22:39:36 12/11/2014 22:39:36 12/11/2014 22:39:36 2014121122 090126248dada3fc N 090126248dada3fc /statements-eeas/2014/141211_en_02.htm 9970 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141211_en_02.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141211_en_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    High Representative/Vice President Mogherini meets with Minister Besimi of the former Yougoslav Republic of Macedonia

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