Author Archives: Sasko Golov

Flag of North Macedonia Banned from Australia Open Tennis Courts

The Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) of Australia in Macedonian language published a photograph of a sheet of paper attached to the cameras recording the Australia Open tennis matches on which the flag of North Macedonia is enlisted with several others as a banned flag. As SBS Macedonian reports, a week ago the Executive Director of Australia Open Craig Tylee announced ...

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PM Kovacevski Meets OSCE Sec Gen Schmid in Vienna

PM Dimitar Kovacevski met in Vienna, Austria, the Secretary General of OSCE Helga Schmid. As the government reports in a press release, Schmid praised the successful presidency of North Macedonia over OSCE throughout 2023, and she and Kovacevski concluded that through that the country once again demonstrated its dedication to multilateralism. The interlocutors also concluded that North Macedonia did an ...

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Deputy PM Maricic Meets EU Ambassador Geer

Deputy PM in charge of European Affairs Bojan Maricic had a meeting with EU Ambassador to North Macedonia David Geer. As the Office of the Deputy PM reports, Maricic and Geer discussed the ongoing processes for integration of North Macedonia in the EU. Maricic thanked Geer for his engagements in the EU integration processes of the country, saying that the ...

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Road Conditions 15.01.2024

Traffic on the state roads is ongoing in winter conditions, on wet roads in some places. Light snow that does not stay on the road is blowing on P. Shapka. Light rain showers in the southwestern part of the country. Smaller landslides may occur on certain road routes that pass through gorges and cuts. JP Macedonia advises careful management of ...

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House Arrest for Another Suspect about M-NAV Incident

The Criminal Court determined a house arrest measures against one person allegedly involved in the M-NAV incidents. The Public Prosecutor’s Office (PPO) reported previously that one of the suspects that remained unavailable for the organs of justice after the M-NAV incidents was arrested when they attempted to leave the country at one of the border-crossings. From PPO they also inform ...

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Geer: There’ll Be No Further Changes to Negotiation Framework

EU Ambassador David Geer stated in an interview for MIA that the EU has no intention to make changes to the negotiation framework for North Macedonia. “North Macedonia officially started the accession negotiations in July 2022 and now it must make the next step, which are the constitutional changes. The decision of the country to continue with the EU integration ...

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PM Kovacevski on Changes to Law on Restrictive Measures

PM Dimitar Kovacevski welcomed the proposed changes to the Law on Restrictive Measures, which will incorporate in the law the black lists of the US and the UK. “We cannot tolerate entities that during the day claim they are one of the best allies to the US, but in the evening do everything that goes against their values and principles. ...

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Irish Taoiseach Varadkar Visits Skopje

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The PM (Taoiseach) of Ireland Leo Varadkar, paid on Friday an official visit to Skopje, as part of his tour through the Western Balkans. Varadkar had a meeting with PM Dimitar Kovacevski, discussing with him the process of EU-integration of North Macedonia and the rest of the Western Balkans and the challenges the countries face in the realisation of that ...

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St. Jovan Bigorski Monastery Reacts over Jesus Mask at Vevcani Carnival

The Monastery of St. Jovan Bigorski issued an official reaction against the Vevcani Carnival organisers, against one of the masks that included men dressed as Jesus Christ carrying crosses made out of cases of beer. “We must remind about an event several years ago, when there were masks that offended the feelings of the people of the Muslim faith, after ...

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TM Presents Report on National System of Integrity

The office of Transparency Macedonia (TM) presented the latest report about the National system of integrity of North Macedonia. In this report, which evaluates 15 different areas based on integrity, accountability, responsibility and preparedness to tackle corruption, the institutions with the best scores are the State Audit Office, the State Commission for Prevention of Corruption (SCPC) and the Office of ...

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