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Enlargement 19-05-2014

Macedonian opposition boycotts Parliament over claims of election fraud

The leader of the Macedonian opposition confirmed to EURACTIV that his party will not recognise the last election results in the country and denounces ‘a dictatorship’, as the “new government” fails to get congratulations from the EU and USA.
Enlargement 13-12-2013

The Netherlands vetoes Albania’s EU candidate status

EXCLUSIVE / The Dutch parliament has voted against a government proposal to grant Albania the status of EU candidate, preventing EU leaders from rubberstamping the proposal during a summit in Brussels on 19-20 December.
Enlargement 13-05-2013

Copenhagen+20: The European ideal is alive and well

Twenty years down the road, the enlargement policy of the European Union continues to inspire countries in the regions bordering the European Union, say Nicolai Wammen and Stefan Füle.
Enlargement 13-12-2011

MP: Serbia will pursue efforts despite EU accession setback

The postponing of Serbia's EU candidate status will not deter the country from pursuing further reforms, closer ties with the Union, and a resolution of the Kosovo issue, says Konstantin Samofalov, a Serbian member of Parliament from the leading Democratic Party.
Enlargement 07-11-2007

EU credits Serbia by initialling pre-membership pact

Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn announced that he will initial a Stabilisation and Association Agreement with Serbia today (7 November) – a key step on the country's path to EU accession – despite concerns that Belgrade could be doing more to bring alleged war criminals to justice.
Central Europe 18-04-2007

Turkey to adopt reforms even if EU-entry blocked

A Turkish reform plan to complete EU-accession talks by 2013 has been cautiously welcomed by the Commission, with Turkish officials saying that the reforms would be carried out even if the country is eventually refused EU membership.
Enlargement 09-11-2006

Balkans enlargement faces slowdown

The Commission’s reports on the Western Balkans show that the EU has taken a tougher line on future enlargements. Tackling issues of judiciary reform, corruption and organised crime are some of the key issues.
EU Priorities 2020 06-07-2006

Untroubled elections keep Macedonia on track with EU bid

The leader of Macedonia’s nationalist opposition party emerged victorious from elections held on 5 July 2006, saying EU integration will be his top priority. 
Central Europe 27-08-2004

Croatia and Macedonia to co-operate more closely on the path to EU membership

Croatia, an official candidate for EU membership with a target date of 2007, has offered to give a helping hand to Macedonia in its preparations for EU integration.