Author Archives: Sasko Golov

CDU/CSU’s Hardt Critical of Siljanovska Davkova

The reactions to President Gordana Siljanovska Davkova’s non-use of the constitutional name during the swearing-in ceremony on Sunday have continued. CDU/CSU’s Juergen Hardt said that the EU had to send a clear message to both the President and VMRO-DPMNE from the start that North Macedonia’s road to prosperity and freedom, and, consequently, to the EU went exclusively through respect for ...

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Reactions to Prespa Agreement Issue Continue in Greece too

SYRIZA has announced that it will submit for ratification the three memoranda arising from the Prespa Agreement that still haven’t been ratified by Greece. The party’s stand is that New Democracy’s refusal to ratify them actually means that it doesn’t protect the Agreement legally even though, as the ruling party, it urges its implementation. Also, Greek media quoted an unnamed ...

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Foreign Minister Osmani Holds Meetings with Ambassadors Aggeler and Drexler

At Tuesday’s meeting between Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani and US Ambassador Angela Aggeler, there was a discussion on North Macedonia’s EU path, with the former stressing the need for respecting the Ohrid Framework Agreement and speeding up the integration process as a shared strategic interest and a guarantee for stability. Commitment to strengthening bilateral relations in line with the activities ...

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President Siljanovska Davkova Meets EU Ambassador Geer

On Tuesday, President Gordana Siljanovska Davkova met with EU Ambassador David Geer. At the meeting, she expressed gratitude for the congratulations from the EU’s heads and expressed readiness for full cooperation with the EU Delegation regarding the accession process. In that regard, she stressed the importance of the Delegation in terms of coordination of the EU’s activities in the country. ...

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Road Conditions 14.05.2024

Traffic on the state roads is ongoing in winter conditions, on wet roads in some places. All road routes in the country are passable. Smaller landslides may occur on certain road routes that pass through gorges and cuts. JP Makedonijapat appeals for careful management of the vehicles, respect for the posted traffic signals, as well as adjustment of the speed ...

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Siljanovska Davkova’s Cabinet Responds to Reactions to Country Name Use Issue

New President Gordana Siljanovska Davkova’s Cabinet has responded to the reactions to her non-use of the constitutional name during the swearing-in ceremony on Sunday. As it was pointed out on Monday, the new President will adhere to the official use of the constitutional name, but she has a right, in public appearances, to use the name “Macedonia”, as an act ...

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VMRO-DPMNE Comments on Issue of Use of Country Name

On Monday, VMRO-DPMNE told RFE Macedonian that it was carefully following reactions related to the use of the constitutional name, stressing that NATO and EU membership was a strategic goal of the party, which would respect the Constitution as the future government. “The overall institutional communication, as well as the institutions themselves that are related to the Prespa Agreement’s implementation, ...

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Mitsotakis Says Siljanovska Davkova Violated Prespa Agreement and Constitution

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis has fiercely criticised President Gordana Siljanovska Davkova’s non-use of the constitutional name during the swearing-in ceremony on Sunday. On social media on Monday, he said she had violated North Macedonia’s Constitution and the Prespa Agreement. As the Greek PM noted, the use of the constitutional name, avoiding provocations, and respecting the Agreement are key to the ...

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Embassy: US Remains Firmly Committed to Prespa Agreement and Integration

Asked about new President Gordana Siljanovska Davkova’s non-use of the constitutional name during the swearing-in ceremony on Sunday, the US Embassy told the 360 Stepeni (360 Degrees) portal on Monday that Washington remained firmly committed to the Prespa Agreement and North Macedonia’s Euro-Atlantic integrations. “Once the new government is formed and a PM is elected, we will continue to strengthen ...

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SEC Session: Voting Process to Be Repeated in Zelino

At Monday’s session, the State Election Commission (SEC) rejected one complaint filed by VLEN over the parliamentary elections. However, it accepted another, also submitted by the coalition, concerning Polling Station 2012 in Zelino. There was no fingerprint from 110 voters, that is, they voted only on the basis of their unique citizen identification number and ID scanning. SEC Vice President ...

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