EU: Mogherini reaffirms FYROM’s European perspective

EU: Mogherini reaffirms FYROM’s European perspective

Skopje, December 12, 2014/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

EU head of diplomacy, Federica Mogherini has met with the deputy prime minister for European Integration of FYR Macedonia, Fatmir Besimi.

Last night in Brussels, the two interlocutors have discussed about the challenges that FYROM faces.

Mrs. Mogherini has reaffirmed the European perspective of this country and has expressed the importance of the rapid progress in the reforms, the need for all sides to work together for the solution of the name dispute and good neighboring relations.

Meanwhile, deputy PM for European Integration, Fatmir Besimi said that the government of his country is working in order to deliver the reforms suggested by the last report of the European Commission.

“As far as the progress report is concerned, we consider it as an objective and that it’s very important that our country was recommended for the sixth time to launch the talks for accession in the European Union”, Besimi said.

Besimi said that he has informed Mogherini about the recent activities of the government for the improvement of situation in the most important domains, including the regional context, such as the name dispute with Greece and relations with Bulgaria.

Besimi also underlined that the meeting with Mogherini stressed that EU enlargement in West Balkan remains at the focus of the agenda of the EU and European Commission.

“We demanded for our country to be part of the EU agenda, stressing the importance that the solution of the name dispute has. In this meeting, we demanded EU’s involvement in the solution of the name dispute”, said deputy PM Besimi. /ibna/