Macedonia asks EU leaders to set date for accession talks


SKOPJE, Macedonia -- Foreign Minister Antonio Milososki and Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration Vasko Naumovski on Thursday (November 12th) asked European leaders to set a date for the start of Macedonia's EU accession talks, when they gather at their summit in December. In a letter, Milososki said his country is committed to finding a solution to the long-standing name dispute with Greece and is playing a constructive role in UN-mediated talks. Naumovski added that over the past years, Macedonia has made significant progress in implementing EU-required reforms. (Utrinski Vesnik - 13/11/09; MIA, Alsat - 12/11/09)

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