Author Archives: Sasko Golov

NATO Secretary-General Stoltenberg Visiting Skopje

On Tuesday, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg started his visit to North Macedonia. At the Skopje airport, he was welcomed by Defence Minister Slavjanka Petrovska, who described North Macedonia as a committed and proven Ally. Afterwards, Stoltenberg held a meeting with Kovacevski. As North Macedonia’s Government said in the press-release, at the meeting, the role of North Macedonia as an appreciated ...

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Working Group on Legislation and Election of Judicial Council Members Issues

Margarita Caca-Nikolovska, former Judge at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, who’s part of the working group for the Judicial Council, says there must be a solution to the situation regarding the current legislation whose inconsistency was used during the dismissal of Vesna Daneva as head of the body. “It is not an old law. It’s a relatively ...

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Albanian President Begaj Visits Bitola

On Tuesday, Albanian President Bajram Begaj paid a visit to Bitola, where he delivered a speech at an event marking the 115th anniversary of the Congress of Manastir (the old name of Bitola). He thanked North Macedonia for marking the date of importance to Albanians and their alphabet, adding that other neighbours, too, should mutually respect one another. Asked about ...

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Reactions to Monday’s Incident in Parliament Continue

In an interview with the Teski Muabeti (Hard Talk) podcast on Infomax, Levica MP Borislav Krmov says that there is no problem with him covering the cost resulting from the material damage he caused in Parliament. However, as he adds, the process that “abolished parliamentary democracy” is irreversible. According to Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi, Krmov should be criminally prosecuted because ...

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VMRO-DPMNE: Government to Blame for Blocked EU Agenda

VMRO-DPMNE has reiterated its stand that the EU agenda is blocked as a result of the government’s actions. Regarding Bojan Maricic, the party described him as the Deputy PM for European Affairs who received the worst European Commission progress report ever. “The EU agenda is blocked primarily due to the incompetence and crime of the government, and due to the ...

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Dabovic-Anastasovska’s Nomination as Judge Discussed again in Parliament

University professor Jadranka Dabovic-Anastasovska’s nomination as Constitutional Court Judge was among the topics discussed in Parliament on Tuesday. The ruling majority praised her qualifications, whereas some opposition MPs said all procedures to elect Court judges were marred by controversies. As the latter added, Parliament should both find a clear procedure to elect judges and enable nominees to present themselves in ...

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Road Conditions 21.11.2023

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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New Parliament Rules of Procedure Adopted after Incident Caused by Levica

Due to the rejection of their amendments to the Draft-Rules of Procedure, Levica’s two MPs, Dimitar Apasiev, who’s also the leader of the party, and Borislav Krmov, caused an incident in Parliament on Monday. Krmov and Apasiev requested a vote on each of their 2.5 thousand amendments, not only on the 12 that had entered procedure. 82 MPs rejected the ...

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US Ambassador Aggeler in Interview with Telma

“First of all, the designations that were announced by the Department of Treasury on Thursday were very important,” US Ambassador Angela Aggeler said in Monday’s interview with Telma. As she added, the designations are another aspect of what US law requires. “That when we are aware of an individual or individuals who are involved in corrupt activities, that US law ...

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Court Administration Members Stage New Protest

Monday saw a new protest staged by court administration members who reiterated their demands, including a salary increase of 78%. The same day, Labour and Social Policy Minister Jovanka Trencevska stated that according to the new methodology in general collective agreement, there would be a new salary increase for public sector employees in September. Deputy PM for Economic Affairs Fatmir ...

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