Monthly Archives: October 2023

Mickoski Expects Unconditional Negotiations with EU

Regarding the messages and positions from European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who will start her visit to Skopje on Sunday, VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski said on Saturday he expected the country to get unconditional EU talks. A meeting with the opposition is for now not on her agenda. In the meantime, there haven’t been any contacts regarding the ...

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Start of Draft-Rules of Procedure Debate Postponed

On Friday, Levica’s amendments postponed the start of the debate on the Draft-Rules of Procedure at the Committee on Rules of Procedure and Mandatory-Immunity Issues. The party’s two MPs, Dimitar Apasiev and Borislav Krmov, were adjusting stands with Speaker Talat Xhaferi for eight hours. Apasiev, who’s also the leader of the party, said that part of their proposals hadn’t been ...

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Criticism Levelled by Commissioner Reynders at 2nd Session of Forum

The second session of the EU-Western Balkans Ministerial Forum on Justice and Home Affairs was held on Friday. Justice Minister Krenar Lloga highlighted the importance of effectively processing corruption and organised crime cases, while the Government’s stand is it is doing everything to make progress in that area, especially through recommendations coming from the OSCE’s monitoring. However, EU Commissioner for ...

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Draft Version of New Criminal Code Prepared

Academician Vlado Kambovski, head of the working group for the new criminal code, has told Telma that the new text has been finished and will over the course of the week be handed over to the Justice Ministry. The text has 100 articles more and the work on it was done by professors and active judges and prosecutors. The draft ...

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Road Conditions 27.10.2023

Traffic on state roads runs smoothly, on dry roads. At certain roads going through ravines, minor rockslides are possible. The MAKEDONIJAPAT PE calls for careful driving and adjustment of the speed to the conditions of the road. The MAKEDONIJAPAT PE’s on-call teams are constantly on-site and keep all roads passable.

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Session for Parliamentary Questions Marked by Accusations over Many Topics

At the session for parliamentary questions, held on Thursday, the Corridors issue was one of the key topics debated. VMRO-DPMNE MP Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova alleged that First Deputy PM Artan Grubi was breaking the Government Law as a result of his calls for employment in the frames of the Bechtel and ENKA project. In response, Grubi said that during VMRO-DPMNE’s rule, ...

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VMRO-DPMNE’s Mickoski Comments on Several Topics

On Thursday, VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski called on the Government to set the date of parliamentary and presidential elections. “I have information that PM Dimitar Kovacevski, DUI leader Ali Ahmeti, and First Deputy PM Artan Grubi will have a luncheon today,” he noted. Mickoski once again described the processes as key to the country’s future. He once again presented the ...

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Police still Looking for East Gate Mall Shooter

The Interior Ministry is still looking for the person that shot Rade Trajkovski aka Stekli and his friend at East Gate Mall. Special teams have been formed to that end. The condition of the two persons hasn’t changed, that is, they are still at the ICU unit. VMRO-DPMNE has reiterated its call for Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski to resign over ...

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Deputy PM Maricic Continues Activities in Brussels

Development of policies and the degree of alignment of North Macedonia’s legislation with the EU acquis in the sector of fisheries will be in the focus of the agenda of the bilateral screening meeting for Chapter 13 (Fisheries) taking place on Thursday and Friday in Brussels. As Deputy PM for European Affairs Bojan Maricic said, with the achievement of the ...

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Minister Spasovski Delivers Address at Forum on Justice and Home Affairs

On Thursday, Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski delivered an address at the EU-Western Balkans Ministerial Forum on Justice and Home Affairs being organised by North Macedonia’s Interior Ministry together with the Spanish EU Presidency, underlining the importance of togetherness. “It’s not a coincidence that all of us have gathered here together. It’s a fact that making common policies is just a ...

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