Monthly Archives: December 2018

Photograph of Gruevski in Budapest appears on Internet

A photograph depicting the former PM Nikola Gruevski in Budapest, Hungary, appeared on the internet on Tuesday evening. At the photograph, Gruevski is walking around an unknown location in Budapest. Hungarian journalist Daniele Noland reported for Kanal 5 that the photograph is indeed authentic, but did not reveal who made it. The photograph also depicts VMRO-DPMNE member Aleksandar Trajkovski, who ...

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Jordanov: There is no such thing as Macedonian language

Recent statements of the former Bulgarian Ambassador to Macedonia Aleksandar Jordanov are the newest addition to the series of claims against the Macedonian identity and language, following those of Bulgarian DM Krasimir Karakachanov and MEP Andrey Kovachev. “From a scientific point of view, there is no such thing as Macedonian language. There is no doubt that what the people in ...

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Criminal charges against former Minister Shabani and Minister Fazliu filed

The Finance Police has filed criminal charges against the former and current Minister of Local Self-Government, Lirim Shabani and Suhejl Fazliu respectively, and another two persons. According to the announcement of the Finance Police, Shabani and Fazliu are suspected for illegal payment of honorariums in amount of 37,000 euros as part of the IPA Operative Programme for cooperation between Macedonia ...

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Veljanoski, Sela testify in “27 April Parliament Incidents” case

The former Speaker of the Macedonian Parliament Trajko Veljanoski provided his testimony on Tuesday as a witness of the defence in the “27 April Parliament Incidents” case. During the hearing, Veljanoski provided short answers to the questions asked by Judge Dobrila Kacarska. “I was not aware that someone is preparing to intrude the Parliament on 27 April 2017. I was ...

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King: Macedonia is country of Origin, Transit of Illegal Weaponry

The EU Security Commissioner Julian King provided the European Parliament on the security situations in the West Balkans. “The security situation in this region is a challenge by itself, and it also has impact over the security of the EU. It is better for us to export security, than to import instability from potential member-states,” King said. Referring the situation ...

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Road Conditions, 12.12.2018

Good driving conditions are reported throughout the country on mostly dry roads. Certain roadways passing through valleys and canyons can be susceptible to light rockslides, such as Kocani – Makedonska Kamenica – Delcevo, Vinica – Berovo, Gostivar – Straza, Mavrovo – Debar – Struga, Demir Kapija – Udovo, Katlanovo – Veles, Krusevo – Demir Hisar, and Resen – Bukovo. Motorists ...

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Zakharieva: Macedonia’s NATO, EU membership is Bulgaria’s National Interest

The Bulgarian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zakharieva stated for the Bulgarian National Television that Macedonia’s membership in NATO and EU is part of the Bulgarian national interests. “The signing of the Good-neighbourliness Agreement does not mean that all is over and that all issues between the two countries are resolved. I hope that the joint committee of Macedonian and ...

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Szijjarto reacts to Hahn’s statement on Gruevski’s case

The Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs Peter Szijjarto reacted to the statement of EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn concerning the possibility for extradition of former Macedonian PM Gruevski back to Macedonia. Hahn stated on Monday morning that Hungary will probably not extradite Gruevski to Macedonia. “The Commissioner should care more about the enlargement of EU, and not about legal processes ...

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Koumoutsakos: New Democracy would negotiate for New Agreement in future

The member of the Greek opposition Giorgos Koumoutsakos says in an interview for the Greek newspaper “Real News” that New Democracy will never support the Prespa Agreement. “If the current ruling majority in Greece fails to adopt the agreement, it will leave room for further negotiations, in which we can preserve our national interests better and remove any opportunity for ...

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Debates over Prespa Agreement held in Tetovo and Stip

The last two debates organised by the government focusing on the Prespa Agreement and the constitutional changes were held on Monday, one in Tetovo and one in Stip. At the debate in Tetovo, the Speaker of the Macedonian parliament Talat Xhaferi explained the further procedures in the adoption of the amendments for changes to the Constitution of Macedonia. “The public ...

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