Monthly Archives: January 2019

TI: Macedonia 93rd in World according to Corruption Index

In its latest report on corruption, Transparency International (TI) says that Macedonia has made more efforts in the fight against corruption ranking the country on the 93rd place as opposed to 107th a year ago. The report however, also notes that Macedonia still needs to work on the implementation of rule of law, pointing out that the country still lives ...

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Joveski: Recordings of Gruevski’s Escape through Albanian probably erased

State Prosecutor Ljubomir Joveski said Tuesday they have not received the video recordings from Albania related to the escape of former PM Nikola Gruevski. Regarding the international legal assistance that was requested from the Albanian judicial authorities, it has not been provided and we do not have the recordings, said Joveski. He said there are several aspects covered in the ...

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Road Conditions, 30.01.2019

The Vice-PMs of the Macedonian Government, Radmila Sekerinska, Bujar Osmani, Nikola Dimitrov and Oliver Spasovski held on Tuesday a press conference related to Macedonia’s integration in EU. “We’re expecting to have our own seat in NATO in the next two weeks and I expect this to spark positive reactions in the country. The process of reconciliation and building friendships in ...

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Road Conditions, 30.01.2019

Poor driving conditions are reported throughout the country on wet roads, with mud and snow in the roadside. Because of the low temperatures and humidity, some roads might be iced over. Certain roadways passing through valleys and canyons can be susceptible to light rockslides, such as Kocani – Makedonska Kamenica – Delcevo, Vinica – Berovo, Gostivar – Straza, Mavrovo – ...

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PMs Zaev and Tsipras officially nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2019

The Government of Macedonia announced on Monday that the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Tunisian businesswoman Wided Bouchamaoui notified Macedonian PM Zoran Zaev via letter that he and Greek PM Alexis Tsipras are officially nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019. “In this process and a brave visionary action which solidify the dialogue, the trust and the basis for ...

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Kocijancic: Macedonia has clear Path towards EU

EC Spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic, answering a question in relation to a statement by the main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis saying Greece would retain the control of Macedonia’s accession process and should not give up its right to veto, underlined Macedonia’s clear path towards EU membership. “The EU perspective is very present, the Council last year set forth a clear path ...

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Vice-PM Osmani visits Romania, meets PM Dancila

The Vice-PM for European Affairs Bujar Osmani paid on Monday an official visit to Romania, where he met the Romanian PM Viorica Dancila. Starting from January 2019, Romania officially took over the Presidency with the EU. “Allow me to convince you that as a country with status of a candidate for EU membership, we shall make our best contribution to ...

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French President Macron welcomes Prespa Agreement adoption

Official Paris welcomes the ratification of the Prespa Agreement in Greece’s Parliament. “I salute the vote on the Prespa Agreement. It’s an example of courage and unity for Europe,” France’s President Emmanuel Macron posted on his Twitter account. France’s minister for Europe and foreign affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian, welcomed the ratification as well. “This essential political step will permit the ...

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Lithuanian FM Linkevicius in Official Visit of Macedonia

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius paid an official visit to Macedonia on Monday. Linkevicius had a meeting with the Speaker of the Macedonian Parliament Talat Xhaferi, with whom he exchanged opinions on the bilateral cooperation between Macedonia and Lithuania so far, focusing on their partnership on the integration in the EU as part of the Vilnius ...

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FM Dimitrov meets EU Enlargement Director Danielsson

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Dimitrov met on Monday the Director-General for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Christian Danielsson. Danielson congratulated Dimitrov on the adoption of the Prespa Agreement, accenting its importance for the stability of the Balkan region. Danielsson also welcomed the efforts made by Macedonia so far in the processes for implementation of reforms required by ...

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