Extracts from the press conference by Štefan Füle on Adoption of spring enlargement reports

Type: Summary of press conference   Reference: I-077561   Duration: 10:02:12  Lieu:
End production: 16/04/2013   First transmission: 16/04/2013
On 16 April 2013, Štefan Füle, Member of the EC in charge of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, presented at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the report issued by the European Commission on the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia's progress in implementing EU-related reforms and on steps taken on good neighbourly relations and on the "name issue", as requested by the Council last December.

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Arrival of Štefan Füle, Member of the EC in charge of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, to the press conference at the European Parliament in Strasbourg 00:00:10
10:00:15 Soundbite by Štefan Füle (in ENGLISH): Only one of these four documents was adopted today; the report of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The documents concerning Serbia and Kosovo were discussed but not yet adopted today, since a further meeting of the European Union-facilitated dialogue has just been announced by the High Representative for tomorrow, Wednesday. We are confident that this dialogue on Prime Ministers' level will result in a clear agreement. 00:00:40
10:00:56 General view of the conference room with Štefan Füle 00:00:02
10:00:58 Soundbite by Štefan Füle (in ENGLISH): As requested by Council, the report on the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia provides information on the implementation of European Union-related reforms on the High Level accession dialogue and on steps taken in terms of good neighbourly relations and on the "name issue". The main conclusion of the report is that the implementation of reforms is ongoing and largely back on track after the political crisis of January-February. Relations with neighbours remained good and steps have been taken on bilateral relations with Bulgaria and Greece. 00:00:51
10:01:49 General view of the conference room with Štefan Füle 00:00:02
10:01:51 Soundbite by Štefan Füle (in ENGLISH): In addition to last autumn's progress report I am pleased that implementation of the EU related reforms agreed in the High Level accession dialogue continued with progress on almost all of the targets and indicators and I confirmed this myself during a visit of Skopje last Tuesday. 00:00:20
10:02:12 Štefan Füle leaving the conference room 00:00:07
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