Author Archives: Sasko Golov

Albanian Opposition Front: DUI has Withdrawn from Constitutional Changes

According to the opposition front from the ethnic Albanian bloc (Alternative, BESA, and Democratic Movement), DUI has withdrawn from the constitutional changes process because the party’s priority is to hold on to its position after the elections too. On Tuesday, Democratic Movement’s Bashkim Asani asked: “Did von der Leyen find out that DUI was asking for an extended government after ...

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2023 Global Judicial Digitalisation Summit in Ohrid

At the 2023 Global Judicial Digitalisation Summit, organised in Ohrid by the Justice Ministry and the ICT Coordination Council of the Judiciary, supported by the OSCE Mission and the Technical Assistance and Information Exchange instrument of the European Commission (TAIEX), there was criticism on Tuesday of both the recent Criminal Code changes and the Draft-Law on Amnesty. Judge Lazar Nanev ...

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Pisonero: Von der Leyen’s Visit Indicator of Importance Attached to Enlargement

According to European Commission Spokesperson Ana Pisonero, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s visit to the Western Balkans is a clear indicator of the big importance the EU attaches to enlargement. As she said on Tuesday, enlargement, primarily with Western Balkan countries, has been one of the main priorities of the Commission since the start of its term. Regarding ...

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213 Idrizovo Prisoners Start and End Hunger Strike

213 convicts from the Idrizovo prison’s semi-open unit haven’t eaten today, the institution’s deputy head, Femi Jonuzi, told Telma today, the TV station reported at around 3:40 pm on Tuesday. Several hours later, however, it was confirmed the strike had ended. The hunger strike started at the unit where there was a clash between police and prisoners. 10 officers were ...

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Road Conditions 31.10.2023

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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First Hearing in Process against Georgievski Held

The first hearing in the process against Ljupco Georgievski, who was the head of the now-defunct Vancho Mihailov Bulgarian club in Bitola, was held on Monday. Georgievski is charged with causing hatred, discord or intolerance on national, racial, religious or any other discriminatory ground, as well as with spreading racist and xenophobic material via information system. “There mustn’t be a ...

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Deputy PM Maricic in Interview with Telma

In an interview with Telma, Deputy PM for European Affairs Bojan Maricic says that delivery of reforms required by the Growth Plan of the EU for Western Balkans is not related to accession talks. The reforms will focus on the economic system, financial control, fiscal policies, and fundamental values, he points out. “I want to say that they will focus ...

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Ambassador Aggeler on Visit to Supreme Court

Following the information published on Saturday that US Ambassador Angela Aggeler paid a visit to the Supreme Court upon a request from judges under fierce pressure from the government who asked for protection against political retaliation, Sitel asked and received on Monday a comment from the Ambassador. In the written text, she says she was glad to meet Court President ...

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Judicial Council Adopts Reports on Courts’ Work and Elects Court Heads

In the second quarter of the year, a big number of basic courts were inefficient. On Monday, the Judicial Council adopted reports on their work. In the appeals area of Stip, basic courts in Vinica, Strumica, and Stip were efficient, as opposed to the ones in Delcevo, Kocani, Radovis, and Sveti Nikole. In the appeals area of Bitola, all courts ...

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Oncology Clinic Committee of Inquiry: Vasev Quizzed by MPs

On Monday, former Oncology Clinic Director Nino Vasev was quizzed by MPs in the frames of Parliament’s Committee of Inquiry. Though he was asked numerous questions, he didn’t give precise answers. Asked why there was so-called reverse procurement of therapy, Vasev presented a stand similar to the position of ex-Health Minister Venko Filipce, that is, he said he couldn’t allow ...

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