Monthly Archives: February 2019

Mogherini: Solution to name Dispute one of rare Good news for EU

The solution to the name issue is one of the rare good news for the EU, it was assessed by High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini on Monday in Brussels, at whose Foreign Affairs Council the country’s new name was used for the first time. She admitted that the meeting had started off with applause for ...

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Part of Employed relatives of Officials to withdraw, Says PM Zaev

According to PM Zoran Zaev, part of the relatives of officials that have been employed at state-owned companies will withdraw. However, it remains unknown which persons will do so. As the PM explained on Monday, he has left it to them to give a positive example to all citizens about conscience prevailing. An analysis is underway to check whether those ...

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Laskarci case: Hearing of witnesses Starts

The hearing of witnesses in the Laskarci bus crash case started on Monday. The driver, passengers and eyewitnesses will be summoned to the Basic Public Prosecutor’s Office to give a statement. So far, the only passenger that has said what they saw seconds before the crash is Bejtulla Muriu. “I was in the third seat. I got up, asked whether ...

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Road Conditions, 19.02.2019

Good driving conditions are reported throughout the country on predominantly dry roads. Mid-intensity snowing is going to happen around Krusevo, Mavrovo, Struga and the mountain passes Gjavato and Pletvar, and with lesser intensity around Straza, Preseka, Debar and Kicevo. Certain roadways passing through valleys and canyons can be susceptible to light rockslides, such as Kocani – Makedonska Kamenica – Delcevo, ...

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Professor Siljanovska Davkova to be VMRO-DPMNE’s presidential candidate

Professor Gordana Siljanovska Davkova was elected by VMRO-DPMNE’s delegates at Saturday’s convention in Struga to be the party’s presidential candidate. In her speech, she levelled fierce criticism at PM Zoran Zaev. As she added, the presidential elections are a genuine chance to “topple the hybrid regime”. The presidential candidate announced she would form a team of domestic and international experts ...

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Government delegation Participating in Munich Security Conference

“North Macedonia is an active participate in the process for global security,” PM Zoran Zaev said. The PM heads the Macedonian delegation at the Munich Security Conference, which includes also Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska, FM Nikola Dimitrov and MP Xhevat Ademi. At the meeting with Milo Djukanovic, the Montenegrin President congratulated Zaev on the latest developments on the NATO road, ...

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List of recognised States: UN replaces Provisional designation With new Name

The UN replaced in the evening of 14 February the provisional designation, FYROM, with the new name, Republic of North Macedonia, in the list of recognised states. The same night, the Foreign Ministry the note verbales to the UN informing of the name change. Previously, Sec Gen Antonio Guteres had described the Prespa Agreement, reached under UN auspices, as a ...

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EU and US formally notified of New name

“Today, the European Union has formally been notified by the Republic of North Macedonia of its new name, following the entry into force of the Prespa Agreement,” the EU’s Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, and the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, said on Friday. They described the step as ...

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Police conduct Measures to prevent Potential Terrorist attack by IS group

Police have conducted operational-tactical measures and searches at several locations related to potential plans and intentions to carry out an act of terrorism on the country’s territory. “Upon previously exchanged operational information with a partner country regarding potential plans and intentions to carry out an act of terrorism on the Republic of North Macedonia’s territory by members of radical structures ...

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US Embassy in Skopje: There is heightened Risk of terrorist Attacks

“There is a heightened risk of terrorist attacks inspired by extremist ideology in North Macedonia,” the U.S. Embassy in Skopje said on Friday. As it pointed out, terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology are intent on attacking civilians, including U.S. citizens travelling abroad. “Terrorists increasingly use less sophisticated methods to target crowds in public places, including pistols, vehicles, ...

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