Following a meeting with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on Tuesday (19 March 2019), the NATO Secretary General said that the signature of the Accession Protocol for the Republic of North Macedonia in February was a historic moment for the country and for NATO. “Your leadership helped make this happen”, he said. “By working with Athens you have shown what courage, commitment and diplomacy can achieve.”
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Delegations from across the region gathered in Tashkent, Uzbekistan for the first Central Asian Economic Forum (CAEF). Government representatives discussed prospects of mutually beneficial logistics and trade.
Without the prospect of joining NATO, the North Macedonia name change deal with Greece (Prespa Agreement) would have been dead because the EU side has not been delivering on its promises, North Macedonia’s deputy PM and defence minister, Radmila Šekerinska, has said.
Estonia is ready, upon the United Kingdom's request, to extend the deadline for the UK's leaving the European Union, the Estonian government decided.
NATO’s Open Door policy extends our shared area of peace and stability and enriches our Alliance with new voices, new experiences, and new capabilities, said Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. He delivered a keynote speech today (18 March) at a German Marshall Fund (GMF) event titled “NATO at seventy – post-Cold War enlargement and the future of Transatlantic security”.
Senators of Kazakhstan reviewed and approved the ratification of an intergovernmental agreement with Uzbekistan on some issues of cooperation in the energy sector.
The European Union is interested in a future partnership with the United Kingdom, European Commission’s Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier writes in the current issue of our magazine Diplomaatia.
The new government being formed in Estonia has promised to revive a separate border guard service and reject the migrant quotas set by the European Union, Martin Helme, a delegate from the country's Conservative People's Party, announced on social media on Saturday.