“President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Commissioners Federica Mogherini and Hahn will once again confirm our partnership on the way to fulfilling the strategic goal of the Republic of Macedonia to join the EU, wrote Prime Minister Zoran Zaev his Facebook profile.

Zaev is on a two-day working visit to Brussels, and these are the messages that he delivered at the ‘Macedonia and the Western Balkans on the Road to Membership in the EU’ debate organized by the Center for European Policy Studies.

‘We came up with arguments that there are positive developments in the long delayed process of our integration into the EU. We continue to deliver strong commitment and unquestionable political will in the interest of citizens. We are here to show the readiness of the Republic (of Macedonia) to convince the European Commission to make a decision to start negotiations for our country in the first half of 2018’ said Zaev.” (translated from Nova Makedonija)