Visit of the President of the Republic of North Macedonia to Austria

PeoplePoliticians ♦ Published: October 11, 2019; 13:16 ♦ (Vindobona)

While the Macedonian President Stevo Pendarovski pays his respects to Austria and the Federal President continues to strongly support the accession of North Macedonia into the European Union, it becomes known from Paris that France's President Emmanuel Macron is vetoing EU accession negotiations with the Balkan states of North Macedonia and Albania, as he apparently considers the progress made so far in the two countries to be insufficient.

President of the Republic of North Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski in Vienna. / Picture: © Österreichische Präsidentschaftskanzlei / Leona Bauer, Laura Heinschink und Peter Lechner/HBF

This morning the first official visit of a Macedonian President to Austria in seven years took place.

Last year Skopje finally reached an agreement with Greece after decades of name dispute and renamed the country from Macedonia to North Macedonia.

This paved the way for the small Balkan country's European integration.

However, France wants to block the planned…