Author Archives: Sasko Golov

Osmani: North Macedonia Counts on Support from US

Regarding the OSCE ministerial Council, Foreign Minister and OSCE Chairperson-in- Office Bujar Osmani said there was no country that would be absent. As he explained, what the three Baltic states and Ukraine announced was the absence of their respective Foreign Ministers, but their delegations, with a full decision-making right, will be in Skopje. “I think that if we take a ...

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Borrell Visiting Skopje

Josep Borrell, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice- President of the Commission, who is visiting Skopje and was part of the informal dinner in Skopje on Wednesday, commented on the decision to allow Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to participate in the OSCE Ministerial. “Your decision to allow Lavrov to participate is in line with our common ...

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Police and Health Authorities Ready for OSCE Ministerial

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski paid a visit on Wednesday to the HQ in the frames of the OSCE 2023 Operational Action. The goal is organisation, management, and coordination of measures and activities for safe and unimpeded holding of the OSCE Ministerial Council, which is bringing together 74 senior foreign delegations. “I am more than certain that we will present ourselves, ...

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Road Conditions 29.11.2023

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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Ministers of Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and Ukraine to Boycott OSCE Ministerial

The Foreign Ministers of Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia, Margus Tsahkna, Gabrielius Landsbergis, and Krisjanis Karins, respectively, have decided to boycott the OSCE Ministerial Council in Skopje due to the presence of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. “For the past two years we have witnessed how one OSCE participating State has actively and brutally tried to annihilate another. Let us be ...

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Interior Ministry Preparing Traffic Regime for OSCE Ministerial Council

On Tuesday, from 9 am to 10 am, the Interior Ministry closed Ilinden Boulevard and surrounding streets for traffic, which resulted in long lines of vehicles on streets and boulevards open for traffic. The Ministry’s activities were part of the preparatory activities for the special traffic regime for the OSCE Ministerial Council taking place from 29 November to 1 December. ...

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Lesya Ukrainka Association Criticises Decision on Lavrov’s Visit

The Lesya Ukrainka Association of Ukrainians in North Macedonia has criticised the decision regarding Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s participation in the OSCE Ministerial Council. “We want to highlight that we highly appreciate the assistance and support so far from North Macedonia in every area, but we find unacceptable and not understandable the argument that the Government’s decision to admit ...

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VMRO-DPMNE Leader Mickoski in Interview with VoA Macedonian

In an interview with Voice of America (VoA) Macedonian, VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan MIckoski says that so far, he hasn’t had any official confirmation about the elections date issue, nor has there been any confirmation whether the two election processes would be held simultaneously. He reiterates his stand that there should be simultaneous elections. Mickoski points to the start of May ...

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Mickoski and Kovacevski on Caretaker Cabinet Issue and Other Topics

Opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski has reiterated his stand that a caretaker cabinet is not a response to the needs of citizens, that it doesn’t contribute to a better future of the country, and that the concept should be abolished. He believes that interventions are needed to both the Law on Government and the Electoral Code for the concept to be ...

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Judicial Council and Minister Lloga Trade New Accusations

Commenting on the public stand by Justice Minister Krenar Lloga, who, citing conflict of interest, has asked the Judicial Council to exempt member Loreta Gjorgjieva from the Commission of Rapporteurs following a filed request to determine a judge’s liability, the Council said on Tuesday it honestly believed the Minister was familiar with the Judicial Council Law’s provisions, especially those part ...

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