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VMRO-DPMNE Mickoski: 61 MPs Consolidated

Asked on Thursday whether he had enough MPs to form the government, VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski, said 61 MPs had been consolidated. He also added that talks with potential coalition partners, such as VLEN, were continuing. “I can say that VMRO-DPMNE and its coalition, Your Macedonia, are finishing talks with several MPs that are not part of Your Macedonia. As ...

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VLEN Withdraws Lawsuit over SEC Decision on Polling Station 0511

At the start of the public session at the Administrative Court on Thursday, VLEN withdraw the lawsuit over the decision by the State Election Commission (SEC) to reject its complaint over Polling Station 0511 in Dolna Banjica (Municipality of Gostivar) in the parliamentary elections. According to the SEC, the number of identified voters is identical to the number of votes. ...

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Mickoski Says What he’ll Call Country Is ‘Fundamental Human Right’

Commenting on President Gordana Siljanovska Davkova’s swearing-in ceremony, VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski, on Thursday, described it as dignified. “I expected a congratulatory message from our southern neighbour. However, we have instead received flexing of political muscles. I don’t expect relations between the two countries to be founded on political muscles, but rather for us to have excellent inter-neighbourly relations,” he ...

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Spokesperson Marinakis Reiterates Greek Government’s Prespa Agreement Stand

Greece finds unacceptable the logic about the constitutional name being used by President Gordana Siljanovska Davkova in formal communication, but not in public appearances. Government Spokesperson Pavlov Marinakis stated on Thursday that the Prespa Agreement had to be accepted in all formulations. As he explained, when it comes to the position of President, there can be no talk of double ...

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Spajic, O’Brien, and Varhelyi Address Growth Plan Summit in Montenegro

On Thursday, at the Western Balkans Growth Plan Regional Leaders’ Summit in Kotor, Montenegro, hosted by Milojko Spajic, the Montenegrin PM said the Plan represented a clear signal of the EU’s commitment to economic and democratic transformation of the Western Balkans. James O’Brien, US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, said the Plan’s priority was to create ...

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Double Murder Principal Suspect Palevski Yet to Ask for Lawyer

Ljupco Palevski, the principal suspect in the Vanja Gjorcevska and Pance Zezovski double murder, who’s been detained since his extradition from Turkiye in the Suto Orizari prison, still hasn’t asked for a defender. Though there’s been no official information so far about when the Basic Public Prosecutor’s Office will summon him for interrogation, Kanal 5 reported on Thursday that that ...

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Ljupco Palevski Extradited to Skopje

Ljupco Palevski, the prime suspect in the case of the murder of Vanja Gjorcevska (14) and Pance Zezovski (74), has been extradited to North Macedonia from Turkiye. The Ministry of Interior confirmed that, in cooperation with Turkish authorities, Palevski was transported from Istanbul to Skopje with a commercial flight and landed in Skopje around 07:30 p.m., and he was immediately ...

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Parliament Speaker Position VLEN’s Key Demand in Talks with VMRO-DPMNE

The position of Parliament Speaker is the key demand of VLEN in the talks with VMRO-DPMNE to form the new ruling coalition. Among the other conditions are also positions within the Government at all levels. Though the ministerial positions in the sectors of health, education, culture, and economy are being mentioned as desired posts, VLEN’s Izet Mexhiti told Telma that ...

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DUI Announces Lawsuit and Charges over SEC Decision to Repeat Voting Process

On Wednesday, DUI’s Bujar Osmani said the European Front coalition would appeal before the Administrative Court the State Election Commission’s (SEC) decisions for the voting process to be repeated in several polling stations. In addition, criminal charges will be filed against SEC members for, Osmani added, violating the right of voters to manifest their will. “The domestic and international public ...

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Greek Solution MP Velopoulos Tears Prespa Agreement in Parliament

At the session of Greek Parliament on Wednesday, Greek Solution leader and MP Kyriakos Velopoulos tore the Prespa Agreement. “This is the Prespa Agreement. If there was a credible, national, patriotic, societal, people’s Greek Government, it would do this,” he said as he tore the document. According to Velopoulos, New Democracy has changed its stand on the matter. “There is ...

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