Author Archives: Sasko Golov

Kasami: Protests if Ethnic Albanian Opposition Bloc Doesn’t Get SEC Post

BESA leader Bilall Kasami said on Wednesday protests would be held if there was no State Election Commission (SEC) member from the ethnic Albanian opposition bloc. As he added, the elections legislation provides for that. “There aren’t possibilities for calculations in this regard. The request itself by the Parliament Speaker to the opposition parties, not to Alliance for Albanians, shows ...

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Constitutional Court with Temporary Measure over Nationality Column

The Constitutional Court has decided to launch proceedings over parts of three articles of the Law on Registry which contain the word “nationality” in birth, death, and marriage certificates. According to the Court, those contested provisions are not in line with Articles 8 and 18, which guarantee personal data secrecy. Starting from today and until the Court’s final decision, services ...

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Ex-PM Gruevski’s Request in Vodno Land Parcels Case Dismissed

In the Vodno Land Parcels case, the Supreme Court has dismissed as unfounded the request by convicted ex-PM Nikola Gruevski for extraordinary re-examination of the effective verdict of the Criminal Court and the Court of Appeals ruling. According to the charge, from June 2006 to October 2012, instead of presenting money as donations received by the party he led at ...

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Telma: Judicial Council to Debate Request to Dismiss Supreme Court’s Ademi

The Judicial Council will debate the request to dismiss Besa Ademi as Supreme Court President, Telma has found out. According to Telma sources, the three-member commission of rapporteurs has scheduled a debate for 29 December where Ademi, too, personally will be able to present her defence against the allegations being used to request her dismissal. The Council should voice a ...

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Road Conditions 20.12.2023

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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President Pendarovski Delivers Annual Address in Parliament

On Tuesday, in his annual address in Parliament, President Stevo Pendarovski stated that regardless of who would be in power after the elections, the country had to stay on the EU path. Regarding the constitutional changes, he stated that the debate had to continue, while neither the Negotiating Framework nor the deal with Bulgaria could be changed. When it comes ...

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Parties’ Reactions to Pendarovski’s Address in Parliament

“We witnessed a statesperson-like address by President Stevo Pendarovski, as President of all citizens,” SDSM MP Martin Kostovski said regarding the President’s annual address in Parliament. As he added, SDSM welcomes the President’s stand on EU integration. DUI Parliamentary Group Coordinator Arber Ademi said all topics the country had faced over the past 4-5 years had been covered. On the ...

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Kovacevski and Mickoski with Different Views on Gabriel’s Comments

According to PM Dimitar Kovacevski, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Mariya Gabriel didn’t say that there were new conditions. “We have a very clear Negotiating Framework. That Framework includes obligations for the EU and North Macedonia. In Brussels, at the last Western Balkans Summit with the EU and at the last Council meeting, we had the clearest conclusion since we got the ...

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Coalitions Issue: Latest Developments

Since the Ali Ahmeti-Arben Taravari meeting on Monday in Gostivar, DUI hasn’t been hiding that it wants Alliance for Albanians, too, in its camp. However, the opposition from the ethnic Albanian bloc, too, is keeping its door open for Taravari’s party. Taravari says all options are in play even though he states that party members are against a coalition with ...

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Lloga: Peer-Review Mission’s Recommendations to Be Integrated into Changes

The EU peer-review mission’s recommendations over the Judicial Council will be considered by the working group working on changes to the Judicial Council Law and will be integrated into the changes, Justice Minister Krenar Lloga said on Tuesday. According to him, EU-required standards will be taken into account. “Even before we received the peer-review mission’s report, we had formed a ...

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