Among the many beauties of the Prespa region, a real treat and a must when visiting is the Nijazi Bey Saraj in Resen - an architectural gem hosting three cultural institutions where permanent exhibitions of ceramics, paintings and photographs can be seen.
Spent the day in Resen, on Lake Prespa. Useful discussions with Mayor Tozievski, t/ Municipal Council, CSOs & citizens. We talked about EU's special programme, EU for Prespa. Listened to local concerns including the huge challenges apple farmers faced with loss of export markets.
1⃣Strengthening border management along the routes
2⃣Swift asylum procedures and support reception capacity
3⃣Fighting migrant smuggling
4⃣Enhancing readmission cooperation and returns
5⃣Achieving visa policy alignment
Visa-free travel between the EU and the Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership countries is a significant achievement.
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All countries continue to meet requirements for a visa-free regime, but immediate steps are needed on alignment with EU visa policy.
Today is International Day of People with Disabilities.
87 million Europeans live with disabilities — we must lift barriers they face so everyone can enjoy equal rights.
Last year, we launched a new EU Strategy on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Yesterday, 🇲🇰 signed off an agreement with the World Bank supporting agriculture & safe food production. This includes a loan, complementing an EU €4,5 million grant for the country's first rendering plant, ensuring safe & environmentally-conscious disposal of animal byproducts.
RT @EBRD: Together w/ @eu_near @AmbassadorEU, we're helping companies in North Macedonia become more energy efficient & competitive.
W/ our support, Kristal 1923, a sunflower oil producer & household staple invested in new equipment to save energy and reduce bills. https://t.co/GjNMTlsdA4
Very soon we will launch an EU-Western Balkans road trip 🗺️
📸 And we need vloggers to film this incredible experience!
🤳 If you are the perfect traveller to recount the experience, stay tuned on our socials 👉 The call will open soon!
RT @JosepBorrellF: Had the opportunity to assure my friend @Bujar_O of the EU's full support for North Macedonia's incoming @OSCE Chairmanship. You are assuming the helm of the organisation in difficult times, count on EU's continued contribution in advancing peace and stability in the OSCE area.
In my latest interview for Agenda 35 we discussed the rule of law, the screening process and next steps, media freedoms, EU support for cultural heritage, as well as other current issues. Take a look 👉 https://youtu.be/ylVZYUGtPQE
Persons living with HIV & AIDS still face stigma & ignorance today. But early treatment & access to therapies can improve their lives. We mark #WorldAIDSDay w/ activists, medical staff & students by discussing t/ importance of awareness campaigns, prevention & access to treatment
Pleased to address t/ opening of the Idrizovo prison digital courtroom, built thanks to EU funds, where highly sensitive trials can be held reducing security challenges but respecting fundamental rights. This project is part of t/ EU's wider efforts to support rule of law reforms
Local authorities will have a key role in implementing 🇪🇺 standards in the area of the environment in 🇲🇰. Through a partnership with Ljubljana 🇸🇮, Aerodrom is leading the way on solid waste management and can serve as an example to others.
Wanting to recycle paper, plastic & metal? And make Skopje a cleaner city? With EU support, residents of Aerodrom will be able to do exactly that. Vending machines will be rolled out across the municipality in partnership w/ recycling companies, making recycling just a step away!
Delighted to meet the very talented Dunja Ivanova who will participate on behalf of 🇲🇰 at the Cycling World Championship in Glasgow next summer. Wishing her every success during her grueling training programme & at the championship!
RT @1UN_MK: The #16DaysOfActivism🟠is an international campaign which takes place each year, commencing on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and ending on 10 December, Human Rights Day.
RT @EBRD: How to increase productivity and reduce operational costs?
With an EBRD loan and an EU grant, Rio Caffe, a coffee producer in North Macedonia, invested in modern equipment to cut electricity costs.
We #OrangeTheWorld today with our joint EU-UN-OSCE campaign to send a strong message about the need to make the world less violent and more equal. We all must work together tirelessly to achieve our common goal – a world free from gender-based violence.
As part of t/ EU’s increasing engagement on security & defence matters, participants from across t/ Western Balkans this week joined the 3rd and final stage of specialist TAIEX seminars on t/ EU’s Common Security & Defence Policy. Congratulations to all on completing the courses!
The EU is the biggest donor in the country and will continue to support local authorities. Roughly, 40% of our annual cooperation budget is spent on projects that make a difference for people locally. 3/3
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