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Macedonia to Officially Launch NATO Accession Talks Thursday

acedonia’s NATO accession negotiations are set to officially begin on Thursday and Friday in Brussels, where members of the Committee for NATO integration and the Working Committee on Macedonia’s Integration with NATO will meet with Alliance representatives involved in the evaluation whether the country meets NATO’s criteria. This session of talks in Brussels will open the last stage of Macedonia-NATO ...

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PM Zaev Elaborates Motion for Constitutional Revision; Calls for Reconciliation

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev elaborated the motion for constitutional revision in parliament, saying the country’s future lies in the hands of the MPs, urging them to vote according to their own will, especially the ones who are reluctant. “Look to the future, the future of your children. The citizens’ will is for the country to move forward,” said PM Zaev. ...

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PM Zaev Interview with Greek Daily

There is no better than the Prespa Agreement for both nations, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev says in an exclusive interview with the Greek daily ‘Ta Nea’, voicing belief that the Macedonian lawmakers will respect the will of citizens who voted in the referendum.  Ahead of the parliament voting on constitutional revision, Zaev points out that the realization of the vision ...

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Macedonia Marks National Uprising Day

The Macedonian people’s uprising – October 11 symbolizes our ancient desire for freedom and justice, a country that will defend these values and a future that will guarantee them. On this day 77 years ago, such ambitions and desires seemed completely impossible. Our cities, villages, our region, our Europe at those moments experienced the most difficult days, doomed to violence, ...

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PM Zaev: 2/3 Majority to be secured through Talks

PM Zoran Zaev stated on Tuesday he cannot confirm whether two/third majority was reached in parliament to adopt constitutional amendments, voicing optimism, however, that through inclusive debate the progressive element will prevail. “This cannot be stated by anyone. This can be said at the moment of decision making, of course through the debate in parliament. In the talks we saw ...

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Government Forwards Text for Amending Constitution to Parliament

At Monday’s extraordinary session the government reviewed the proposal for amending the Constitution of the Republic of Macedonia and defined the text. It was afterward forwarded to the Parliament as confirmed by PS Talat Xhaferi. As Government spokesperson Mile Bosnjakovski informs the government proposes adding the adjective North in the name of Republic of Macedonia before the word Macedonia. It ...

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Mickoski: Two Options for Emerging from Crisis

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski met on Saturday with representatives of political parties from the Coalition for Better Macedonia. At Sunday’s press conference Mickoski said the options are early elections with formation of Przino-style government and public prosecutor at the proposal of the opposition or rejecting the agreement and elections after which national prosecutor is to be elected via consensus of ...

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PM Zaev Rejects Opposition Demands as Unfounded

VMRO-DPMNE’s demands for a technical government with a 100- day term according to the model stemming from the Przino Agreement, for a new public prosecutor and an inquiry commission in Parliament to probe referendum irregularities are absolutely unacceptable, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Thursday in Ohrid. “There is no reason, no need to discuss such things. The institutions themselves have ...

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SDSM Executive Committee Session

The process is serious, we shall try to secure 2/3 majority with MPs and we will do everything we can, SDSM leader and PM Zoran Zaev said late Thursday following the meeting of the party executive committee. The SDSM Committee concluded that MPs should follow the clearly expressed will of the majority of over 600,000 citizens for membership to the ...

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Kathimerini Publishes Minutes from Leaders’ Meetings in Macedonia

Under the title “Minutes of FYROM Leaders’ Deliberations” the Greek daily Kathimerini published Tuesday extensive extracts from the minutes of the two meetings of Macedonia’s political party leaders, held on 27 January 2018 and 19 May 2018, about the negotiations with Greece before the name deal was signed later in June. In several texts dedicated to the leaders’ meeting, Kathimerini ...

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