MEPs in Skopje to assess the situation

MEPs in Skopje to assess the situation

Skopje, October 1, 2013

A group of MPs from the European Parliament are staying in a visit in FYROM to be acquainted with the domestic political developments and security in the country. The visit comes ahead of the publication of the progress report on FYROM, which will take place in mid October.

The group of MEPs, the so called ‘informal group for the support of FYROM in the EP” is led by the German MEP, Martin Kastler and Estonian MEP, Tune Kelam. The delegation will meet with the Foreign Minister, Nikola Popovski, with president Gorge Ivanov, Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, MPs and political leaders. These meetings will discuss the process of the EU integration of the country, the advances made in fulfilling the criteria for this process and the perspectives for the start of negotiations for accession. MEPs will also hear the evaluations of state leaders and political parties about the EU integration path of the country, finalization of reforms and political developments in the country. /ibna/