Monthly Archives: September 2018

FM Dimitrov on Prespa Agreement Aspects

We have matured as society to face the reality – the road to EU and NATO leads through the agreement with Greece on the name and this is the reality. All world leaders starting from NATO Sec Gen Jens Stoltenberg to German Chancellor Angela Merkel have noted there is no plan B for a seat on the table where they ...

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Draft Law for Prevention of Corruption Debated

Establishing transparent procedure in the selection of members of the State Commission for Prevention of Corruption (DKSK) and putting in place criteria that will separate the DKSK from politics are part of the novelties anticipated with the draft law on prevention of corruption and conflict of interests. “One of the criteria for selection of members or president of the anti-corruption ...

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President Ivanov Reiterates Position on Referendum

No politician has the mandate to negotiate over the identity of a nation. The majority of Macedonian citizens have not voted for a programme that includes constitutional revision for the purpose of changing the country’s name. Therefore, the incumbent authorities have no mandate from the people and the voters to change the identity, give up on the Diaspora, erase history ...

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Koumoutsakos on Upcoming Referendum

By voting for the referendum the Skopje citizens get to keep their identity and go to sleep as a small country in the Balkans, but wake up as NATO members, George Koumoutsakos, person in charge of foreign policy in Greek opposition New Democracy, says. In an interview with Greek Skai TV he says the neighbours have a big motive to ...

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US Ambassador Visits Kumanovo

A decision the citizens of Macedonia will make in the upcoming referendum is crucial for the country’s future, US Ambassador Jess Baily told reporters Monday during his visit to Kumanovo. “I am glad to be here when Macedonia is at a crossroad. I hope that citizens will come out and voice their own opinion in the referendum – a significant ...

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Road Conditions 25.09.2018

Good driving conditions are reported throughout the country on dry roads. Moderate traffic outside urban areas. No delays at border crossings, except the necessary period for customs formalities. Landslides are possible along the roads of Kocani – Makedonska Kamenica – Delcevo, Vinica – Berovo, Gostivar – Straza, Mavrovo – Debar – Struga, Demir Kapija – Udovo, Katlanovo – Veles, Krusevo ...

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President Ivanov Launches Visit to USA

Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov delivered a lecture at the prestigious Wayne State University in Detroit during his working visit to the United States. Ivanov, who was announced as a supporter of the principles of market economy and political pluralism, spoke on the topic “Birth of a New World: Challenges and Opportunities for Generations Y, Z, and Alpha,” Ivanov’s Cabinet said ...

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Macedonia to Launch EU Screening Process on 27 September

The necessary preparatory work for Macedonia’s accession negotiations to the EU will begin on September 27. Deputy PM for European Affairs and Head of delegation for negotiations with EU Bujar Osmani told Sunday’s press conference that he will head the delegation to Brussels to launch screening for Chapter 23 – Judiciary and Fundamental Rights. The delegation will include around forty ...

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PM Zaev Addresses Radovis and Bogdanci Residents

Addressing Radovis locals PM Zoran Zaev said finally no one can dispute the Macedonians ever again and they will not be humiliated. He added the debate on threatened identity is not ending but abounded in lies. “Constitutional amendments will be done with an addition of the geographic modifier,” he said. The coalition for European Macedonia also met Bogdanci residents. Zaev ...

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French President Video Message to Macedonian Citizens

In a video message to the Macedonian citizens ahead of upcoming referendum, French President Emmanuel Macron said that agreement with Greece secures the future of the country and he believes in wisdom of the citizens. “Ladies and gentlemen, dear friends, I will take up a little of your time to address you directly. Our two countries have fostered diplomatic relations ...

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