Author Archives: Sasko Golov

Still Unknown whether Winner-with-Winner Principle will Be Used after Elections

Despite its accusations that VMRO-DPMNE is halting the EU integration process, regarding the issue of а post-election coalition with a partner from the ethnic Macedonian political bloc, DUI, through Bujar Osmani on Friday, cited the so-called winner-with- winner principle, according to which the winners from the two ethnic political blocs (Macedonian and Albanian) should be the ruling partners. On the ...

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Mickoski, Nikoloski, and Kovacki Visiting Switzerland

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski, the party’s Vice-President, Aleksandar Nikoloski, and Executive Committee member Dragan Kovacki, started on Saturday a two-day visit to Switzerland. On the first day of the visit, they met in Geneva with the heads of many committees of VMRO-DPMNE based in Europe. “There is truly an exceptionally quality atmosphere. People are motivated. They love their fatherland, Macedonia, ...

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Osmani, Spasovski, VMRO-DPMNE, and ex-PM on Restrictive Measures Issue

In an interview with TV21 on Friday, Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani said there had been no political withdrawal of the Restrictive Measures Draft-Law. He reiterated the Government’s stand that it has been done for administrative reasons, that is, that the new cabinet needs to confirm it. “In the current law, there are three grounds as the basis to introduce restrictive ...

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Deputy PM Grkovska Expects More Names on US Blacklist

During her visit to the US, in an interview with VoA Macedonian, Deputy PM for Good Governance Policies Slavica Grkovska stated on Saturday that she expected more names on the US blacklist. “I have always said it is additional help from our international partners so that they encourage domestic institutions to do their job,” she noted. According to Grkovska, brave ...

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Revolutionary Delcev’s 152nd Birthday Marked

On the occasion of the 152 nd birthday of revolutionary Goce Delcev, at his grave at the Church of the Ascension of Jesus in Skopje, flowers were laid by President Stevo Pendarovski, Government and Parliament delegations, representatives of political parties and the diplomatic corps, as well as associations of citizens and fighters. Neither caretaker PM Talat Xhaferi nor Parliament Speaker ...

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Road Conditions 02.02.2024

Traffic on state roads is ongoing in winter conditions, on mostly dry roads. 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 according to the ...

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Taravari not Interested in Running for President

Alliance for Albanians leader Arben Taravari has confirmed parties from the ethnic Albanian bloc have offered him the chance to be their candidate in the presidential race. “However, I am not interested,” he stated on Thursday. The same day, Taravari met with SDSM leader Dimitar Kovacevski. They discussed the carrying out of the Government’s programme and the policies to continue ...

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US Ambassador Aggeler in Interview with 24

In an interview with 24 on Thursday, asked whether she would ask VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski to show her his party’s plan for new solutions regarding Bulgaria and the EU path, US Ambassador Angela Aggeler said she would be happy to see it if he would like to share it. “But I think it’s far more important for the voters ...

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Restrictive Measures Draft-Law Withdrawn for Administrative Reasons

The Government has withdrawn from Parliament the draft-changes to the Law on Restrictive Measures aiming at integration of US and UK blacklists into North Macedonia’s legal order. As the Government said on Thursday, the draft-changes, signed by Dimitar Kovacevski on his last day as the PM, have been withdrawn from procedure in Parliament for administrative reasons. “Due to the election ...

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Poll: VMRO-DPMNE with 10.2% Lead over SDSM in Electoral District 1

According to the latest poll conducted by the Skopje-based Political Research Institute, in Electoral District 1, 20.6% of citizens will vote for VMRO-DPMNE, while SDSM would get 10.4% of the votes. DUI, European Alliance for Changes, Alliance for Albanians, and Levica would get 6.7%, 4.3%, 1.4%, and 4.5% of the votes, respectively. 16.8% wouldn’t vote for any party. Asked whether ...

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