Monthly Archives: January 2019

Greek Parliament: Prespa Agreement Ratification Session on Wednesday

The debate in the Greek Parliament for the ratification of the Prespa Agreement is officially scheduled for Wednesday at 10 a.m. local time, and the vote will be on Thursday evening, sources from within the Greek Parliament confirm. This was decided at a meeting of the Greek Parliament Speaker Nikos Voutsis with his deputies. According to the same sources, the ...

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Slovenian DM Erjavec visits Macedonia

The Slovenian Minister of Defence Karl Erjavec paid an official visit to Macedonia on Monday. Erjavec met the PM of Macedonia Zoran Zaev, the Macedonian Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska and other Macedonian state officials. “Macedonia sees a very good friend and partner in Slovenia, and we hope that it will remain that way once our country becomes the 30th member-state ...

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DM Sekerinska meets US National Guard Bureau Chief Lengyel

A delegation of the US National Guard Bureau, headed by its Chief, General Joseph Lengyel, paid an official visit to Macedonia, and had a meeting with the Macedonian Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska. “We have to note that, having in mind all the challenges Macedonia faced and is facing at the moment, this visit takes place in a rather favourable time. ...

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Sekerinska: Negotiations on New Parliamentary Election this week

The Vice-PM and Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska said in a press conference on Monday that crucial negotiations about whether to have parliamentary election along with the presidential one this spring will be made this week within SDSM and among the members of the ruling alliance. “I cannot make any statements about this issue at the present time, because as an ...

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VMRO-DPMNE disputes Law on Languages before Constitutional Court

VMRO-DPMNE filed an initiative to the Constitutional Court of Macedonia for evaluation of the constitutionality of the recently implemented Law on Languages. “The law is published in Official Gazette without the signature of President Gjorge Ivanov, an action which violates Article 75 of the Constitution of Macedonia. Article 82 of the Constitution is also breached, because Talat Xhaferi’s election as ...

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Road Conditions, 22.01.2019

Poor driving conditions are reported throughout the country on wet roads. There is light snowing in Popova Shapka, Straza, Gjavato and Bukovo, where the traffic is not being held up at the moment. Lowered visibility of 50-100m because of fog is present in the areas around Bitola and the mountain pass Straza. Certain roadways passing through valleys and canyons can ...

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Protests in Athens against Prespa Agreement

Hundreds of protesters gathered at the Sintagma square in Athens to protest against the adoption of the Prespa Agreement, which was already adopted by the Macedonian Parliament and is now to be adopted by the Greek Parliament. The protests started peacefully, but then turned violent as several protesters attempted to approach the building of the Greek Parliament, clashing with the ...

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Orthodox Christians in Macedonia celebrate Epiphany

The citizens of Macedonia of Orthodox Christian religion celebrated on Saturday the holiday of Epiphany. A series of celebrations took place all over Macedonia, with the traditional ritual of casting of the holy cross in a local river or lake, after which men jump in the water, and whoever catches the cross first is believed to be blessed and fortunate ...

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Kanal 5 Journalist assaulted by Security Staff

The journalist of Kanal 5 Mirjana Mircevska-Jovanovic was injured in an incident that occurred during the central celebration of the Orthodox Christian holiday of Epiphany in Skopje. “When I tried to ask questions to the man who caught the cross in the Vardar River, the security hired by the Macedonian Orthodox Church (MOC) tried to prevent me in the attempt; ...

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Plan for Implementation of Law on Languages by next Governmental Session

The Vice-PM for European Affairs Bujar Osmani held on Saturday a meeting with representatives from several state institutions in Macedonia in order to determine the activities for implementation of the Law on Languages. Among the attendees of the meeting were Educaiton minister Arber Ademi, former Justice Minister Bilen Saliji and DUI MP Artan Grubi. “This will be a rather complex ...

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