Monthly Archives: December 2018

Tzanakopoulos: Majority for adoption of Prespa Agreement secured

The Spokesperson of the Greek Government Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said in an interview for Greek radio “Real FM” that he believes the Greek Parliament has the necessary majority for ratification of the Prespa Agreement. “Concerning the recent statements of Zoran Zaev about the language, I must say that this is a very difficult battle of his, which he conducts in an ...

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Hungarian journalists locate Gruevski in local Restaurant

The Hungarian web portal 24.hu published a video in which the former Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski is seen having lunch in a local restaurant in Budapest. The video reveals that Gruevski was joined in the restaurant by four other people, which the Hungarian journalist believes are his personal security, and one driver. While Gruevski was exiting the restaurant, the journalist ...

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Kammenos: Prespa Agreement is dead

The Greek Defence Minister and leader of the party Independent Greeks Panos Kammenos said during a session in the Greek Parliament that he and his party will never support the Prespa Agreement. “The Prespa Agreement is officially dead. It died the very moment when the Skopje PM Zoran Zaev made statements that negate the agreement itself. Who knows, maybe there ...

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DM Sekerinska meets Allied Joint Force Commander Foggo

The Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska and the Chief of Staff of the Macedonian Army (ARM) Vasko Gjurcinovski met on Wednesday Admiral James Foggo, the Commander of the Allied Joint Force Command in Naples, Italy. At the meeting, Sekerinska pointed out the excellent cooperation between the Macedonian Defence Ministry and ARM and the Allied Joint Force Command, adding that it contributes ...

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Reconciliation Committee completes Draft-law on Amnesty

The parliamentary Committee on National Reconciliation has finalised the draft-law on amnesty concerning the “27 April Parliament Incidents” case. “We reached a consensus that was accepted by all the members of the committee. The draft-law predicts amnesty for people involved in the incidents who have neither committed violence or were the organisers of the incidents. The defendants will be given ...

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Road Conditions, 13.12.2018

Good driving conditions are reported throughout the country on 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 are ...

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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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