Top News

SEC deadlines for Insight into Voter list and Diaspora applications Expire

The State Election Commission’s (SEC) deadlines for insight into the voter list and applications by diaspora members have expired. 5,641 citizens conducted insight, while 16,805 checked whether they are part of the list through the SEC’s website. Regarding the diaspora, just 2,855 people applied. 100 applications were rejected. On Friday, the SEC voted through the Code of Conduct for Referendum ...

Read More »

Trial over 27 April case Continues with Defence’s opening Statement

The trial over the parliamentary incidents that took place on 27 April 2017 continued on Thursday. Lawyer Donco Nakov, in his opening statement, said it would be proven that his four clients, Ljuben Arnaudov, Vlado Jovanovski, Bogdan Ilievski and Abdulfeta Alimi, had carried out neither a general dangerous activity nor an act of violence. As he explained, the four defendants ...

Read More »

Government plans to Spend around 80 Million denars for Referendum campaign

The government will provide around 80 million denars (around 1.3 million euros) for the referendum campaign. If all money isn’t spent, the rest will be returned to the budget. When it comes to social media, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube, the plans are for it to spent 400,000 denars (around 66,000 euros) from the General Secretariat’s regular budget. As ...

Read More »

Referendum: 1,725 applications Filed by diaspora Members so far

Until Tuesday at noon, 1,725 applications were filed by diaspora members for participation in the name referendum, scheduled for 30 September. 1,612 applications have been accepted, 27 have been rejected, while the rest are being processed. Until Monday, 3,996 citizens in Macedonia had conducted insight into the voter list. French Ambassador to Macedonia Christian Thimonier paid a visit to the ...

Read More »

Ruling majority yet to Reach deal on Referendum campaign

The government is collecting money, while Parliament will seek a way how to spend it. No deal has been struck among coalition partners from the ruling majority on the way in which the propaganda for the name referendum will be financed. “This week, most likely on Wednesday, a coordinative meeting will be hosted by the PS,” SDSM MP Tomislav Tuntev ...

Read More »

SEC President Derkoski: No phantom Voters in voter List

Over 2,600 citizens have checked their data in the State Election Commission’s (SEC) regional offices, while over 1,110 members of the diaspora have applied to vote in the referendum, the SEC said on Friday. Most of the diaspora members’ applications have been accepted. There have been no problems with the insight into the voter list. According to SEC President Oliver ...

Read More »

ODIHR to send Observation mission for Referendum

ODIHR will send an observation mission to Macedonia for the name referendum. Following the assessment, ODIHR’s experts recommended 250 short-term and 20 long-term observers for the process on 30 September. The decision, according to ODIHR, aims to raise the trust in the way the referendum is held because the election observation boards will include no representatives of the political parties. ...

Read More »

Referendum: 862 applications Filed by Diaspora members so far

Through the web application 862 applications by citizens for voting at Macedonia’s diplomatic-consular missions abroad were filed by 2 pm on Wednesday. 836 have been accepted, 19 have been rejected, while the rest are being processed. Most of the applications were filed for voting in Bern, 72, London, 69, Toronto, 57, Ljubljana, 48, and Canberra, 36. Until Tuesday, 1,967 citizens ...

Read More »

Velkovski dismissed as Public Security Bureau Head at Government’s session

Within the frameworks of the session it held on Tuesday, the government dismissed Lazo Velkovski as Public Security Bureau Director, upon a proposal from Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski. It remains unknown who will succeed him. Until the successor is appointed, the Bureau will be headed by Deputy Director Besir Deari. Spasovski had filed the dismissal proposal because of the use ...

Read More »

17th anniversary of Ohrid Framework Agreement marked

The marking of the 17th anniversary of the signing of the Ohrid Framework Agreement saw the Secretariat for European Affairs organise on Monday the panel “The road to Brussels via Ohrid”. Participants underlined the importance of the document as an instrument and example of resolving conflicts in the region and beyond. Also, they said they were sure that it had ...

Read More »