Minister's Interviews and Speeches

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Poposki: In order to find a solution for the name we need inclusion of the big countries

Macedonian chief of diplomacy, Nikola Poposki, has no announcements that Matthew Nimetz tomorrow comes in Skopje with a new proposal for the name.



Poposki: Germany wants to solve the name dispute


The situation with the name issue is still unchanged, said Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki in an interview with Deutsche Welle, adding that German diplomacy wants to settle the dispute, but Athens remains silent. In less than two weeks prior to the Conference of the Western Balkans States in Berlin, hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia, Nikola Poposki in an interview with DW answers questions related to the solving the name dispute, involvement and support of Germany in this process, as well as to the relations of Macedonia with Bulgaria and Albania.

Interviewed by Marija Jovicevic

PODGORICA – In the Balkan region there have been, there still are and there will be radical structures. 



Poposki: Amnesia of Values is Dangerous for EU 

Q: Minister Poposki, how would you assess today's Macedonian-Serbian relations?

Minister Poposki: The Macedonian-Serbian relations have been continually good. In fact, there are no issues that would burden the relations between the two countries. Our relations are featured with high degree of mutual understanding and respect. The two countries share European aspirations and values, which on its part is a significant factor contributing to the advancement of the overall relations and cooperation. The two countries' Governments are seeking potentials for furthering the cooperation in all areas of mutual interest, as identified at the first joint session of the Governments of the two countries, while focusing on the promotion of the economic cooperation.

  Mr. Poposki, we talked to you in Skopje in February 2013. At that time you said that you are “affected” because on 11th December 2012 Bulgaria in Brussels practically blocked Macedonia in receiving negotiations date for EU membership. You used “Presa” to appeal: “Do not block our path towards Europe”. Do you still feel blocked today or are there any changes?





Interview by: Katerina Sinadinovska ([email protected] )

Photographs: Ivana Kuzmanovska ([email protected])


In an exclusive interview for Kapital, immediately after the New York talks between Mediator Mathew Nimetz and Macedonian and Greek negotiators, Zoran Jolevski and Adamantios Vassilakis, the chief of Macedonian diplomacy, Nikola Poposki, sends a message according to which “throughout the two-decade long practice of the New York talks it has become quite evident that Greece either does nothing concrete or presents bizarre ideas having no footing in international law, simply to present an alibi that it is indeed involved in some kind of activity while what it is in fact doing is rejecting all initiatives for open dialogue at either the Prime Ministerial or Presidential level that our side has constantly been putting forward.”

Deputy PM and FM Nikola Poposki’s interview for “Voice of America”

Date: 26 September 2016

Journalist: Jovan Bojadzievski

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia
OSCE Parliamentary Assembly 2016 Autumn Meeting
Skopje, 29 September - 2 October 2016
Session 2: Developing Democratic Institutions and Human Rights in South East Europe: The Role of the OSCE