Author Archives: Sasko Golov

PM Kovacevski Delivers Address at UNESCO General Conference in Paris

On Thursday, PM Dimitar Kovacevski delivered an address at the 42 nd General Conference of UNESCO in Paris, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of North Macedonia’s membership. “It’s a huge honour for me to be the first PM from the Republic of North Macedonia delivering an address from this rostrum. The pleasure is even greater because this address ...

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Road Conditions 09.11.2023

Traffic on state roads runs smoothly, on somewhat wet 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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European Commission Report: Criticism of Judiciary and Work of Parliament

The European Commission’s 2023 Report on North Macedonia includes fierce criticism over several areas, including the judiciary and corruption. “The country is in between some and moderate level of preparation in the prevention and fight against corruption. No progress was made. Corruption remains prevalent in many areas and is an issue of concern. Delays and reversals in trials of high-level ...

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European Commission Adopts Growth Plan for Western Balkans

On Wednesday, the European Commission adopted the Growth Plan for the Western Balkans. As it said, the aim is to bring some of the benefits of membership to the region in advance of accession, boost economic growth, and accelerate much needed socio- economic convergence. Commission President von der Leyen described the Plan’s potential as extraordinary.

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Reactions to European Commission’s 2023 Report on North Macedonia

Expectedly, the European Commission’s 2023 Report on North Macedonia sparked accusations between ruling parties and the opposition. Foreign Minister and DUI Vice-President Bujar Osmani said on Wednesday that one of the major problems was that Parliament was blocked and there was no adoption of laws. As he added, the opposition is blocking Chapters 23 and 24, which concern the fight ...

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DUI’s Osmani Comments on Several Topics

DUI Vice-President Bujar Osmani stated on Wednesday that there was a created perception that in every institution where ethnic Albanians worked, it meant DUI was present there. Regarding the accusations from the ethnic Albanian opposition about alleged political influence of DUI on the judiciary and links with Supreme Court Judges, he stated that not all ethnic Albanians working at institutions ...

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Dabovic-Anastasovska Nomination Supported by Parliament Committee

On Wednesday, Parliament’s Committee on Election and Appointment Issues supported SDSM’s nominee for Constitutional Court Judge, university professor Jadranka Dabovic- Anastasovska. As opposition MPs said, unlike other nominees by the ruling party, Dabovic-Anastasovska is a prominent attorney. They, however, stated that the ruling coalition was rushing the nominees and exerting pressure for them to be elected without them being presented ...

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Foreign Minister Osmani Meets NATO’s Javier Colomina

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On Wednesday, Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani met with NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy Javier Colomina, who’s also the Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia. The meeting focused on the security situation in the Western Balkans. The need for synchronised action by NATO and the EU in the region aiming at speeding up ...

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Road Conditions 08.11.2023

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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Kumanovo Municipality: Memorial Complex in Sopot Illegal Facility

The marble depicting the Greater Albania flag was removed on Tuesday from the KLA memorial complex opened several prior in Sopot village, located in the Kumanovo region. The complex was closed, too, on Tuesday. According to Kumanovo Municipality, it’s an illegal facility. The name of the one behind it cannot be found in any documentation. Local authorities have announced that ...

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