Author Archives: Sasko Golov

Coordination Body Considers Possibility to Enhance Measures over US List

The Coordination Body for analysing and enhancing the legislation in fighting corruption and organised crime held a meeting on Friday where it considered the possibility to enhance restrictive measures regarding the US sanctions list. The draft-changes to the Law on Restrictive Measures are an initiative by Deputy PM for Good Governance Policies Slavica Grkovska. The goal is to enable US ...

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Road Conditions 22.12.2023

Traffic on state roads is currently taking place in winter conditions, on mostly wet roadways. 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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President Pendarovski in Interview with Kanal 5

The decision on whether President Stevo Pendarovski will run for another term will depend on both the personal rating and the rating of potential political supporters, that is, parties that would support him. The decision is expected to be revealed at the end of January or the start of February. In an interview with Kanal 5, he says support from ...

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Commission Spokesperson Pisonero Reiterates Stand on EU Path

Enlargement is a merit-based process and requires investments and commitment to essential reforms, European Commission Spokesperson Ana Pisonero says. She reiterates the EU’s stand that in conditions when there’s enlargement momentum, the Commission encourages all sides in North Macedonia to work together to move the country forward on the EU’s path. “The conclusions of the European Council are clear: the ...

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TRIKAFTA Arrives for 55 Cystic Fibrosis Patients

TRIKAFTA has arrived. It is already at the Children’s Diseases Clinic. The procurement is worth 100 million denars, will cover the next three months. Additionally, 854 million denars are provided for the medicine for 2024 and 2025. At a press-conference on Thursday, Health Minister Fatmir Mexhiti stated that cystic fibrosis patients were gradually joining the therapy process. The decision on ...

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Vanja Gjorcevska Case: New Details not Revealed by Spasovski

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski hasn’t revealed new details over the murders of Vanja Gjorcevska and Pance Zezovski. The investigation is currently in the hands of the Public Prosecutor’s Office. As the Minister pointed out on Thursday, the focus is currently on the forensic examination department. For the first time, the database will use face recognition, in addition to the fingerprints ...

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M-NAV Trade Union Puts Strike on Hold

The M-NAV Flight Control Trade Union has decided to put on hold the strike announced for 25 December and New Year’s. On Thursday, the Union’s Edmond Kaliqi explained the reasons. “One is to see the manner of selection of employment in the frames of the employment competition. The other reason is that we have eight student controllers whose contracts still ...

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Skopje Mayor Describes LDP’s Initiative as Highly Unserious

Danela Arsovska has described LDP’s initiative for a referendum to dismiss her as Skopje Mayor as highly unserious. “It’s unserious for me to comment on statements by satellite parties,” she stated. The initiative follows the decoration of the capital, especially the Christmas tree. Arsovska stated that the decoration cost 30,000 euros, whereas previous such activities had cost 300,000. However, she ...

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Road Conditions 21.12.2023

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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PM Kovacevski on Election-Related Topics

On Wednesday, PM Dimitar Kovacevski once again said the caretaker cabinet concept was based on the law, adding that there was communication between parties represented in Parliament. A meeting with VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski over the matter will be held after sessions by party organs, Kovacevski noted. Asked about Mickoski’s comments the previous day on the State Election Commission (SEC), ...

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