Monthly Archives: May 2019

Zaev describes Statements made by Officials from DUI as ‘Rashomon effect’

The statements made by officials from DUI about the so-called broom process were described on Wednesday by PM and SDSM leader Zoran Zaev as “a Rashomon effect”. In his view, officials from all parties will be dismissed. “I will not allow an impression to be created that parties are stronger than the state,” he added. Zaev didn’t comment on the ...

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Reform laws in Field of security Adopted with Two-thirds majority

On Wednesday, the reform laws from the field of security that are of importance to Macedonia’s road to EU and NATO integration were adopted by Parliament, with a two-thirds majority. The adopted package of laws in the security sector is expected to put an end the concentration of power of the secret policy and create an efficient depoliticised service in ...

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VMRO-DPMNE group to Vote against Revocation of Gruevski’s mandate

VMRO-DPMNE’s parliamentary group will vote against revocation of former PM Nikola Gruevski’s mandate. It’s possible for its members to request at Thursday’s session of the Mandatory-Community Issues Committee for it not to be run by MP Pavle Bogoevski because of the scandal related to the audio recording in which, according to the party, he can be heard ordering cocaine. SDSM ...

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SCPC to look Into spending of budget Funds

The State Commission for Prevention of Corruption (SCPC) will be looking into how budget funds are spent at state and public institutions and companies. Though the focus will be on Parliament and the use of commuting costs, other decisions, too, will be checked, including ones that are related to use of official vehicles and reimbursements for a flat. In addition, ...

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Diaspora Minister Ademi meets Deputy PM Osmani

Diaspora Minister Edmond Ademi held a meeting on Wednesday with the Deputy PM for European Affairs, Bujar Osmani. They talked about the possibility of the diaspora getting involved in the country’s membership negotiations. “In the negotiations process ahead, we have an obligation to use all potentials at our disposal, with the diaspora representing huge potential in this regard,” Osmani stated. ...

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VMRO-DPMNE continues Criticism of MP Bogoevski

On Wednesday, VMRO-DPMNE once again criticised MP Pavle Bogoevski to resign over the audio recording, in which, according to the party, he can be heard ordering cocaine. “Pavle Bogoevski no longer has the credibility to represent citizens in the Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia. Therefore, he must resign. That is the only way in which a professional and impartial ...

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Road Conditions, 23.05.2019

Good driving conditions are reported throughout the country on predominantly 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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Zaev and Ahmeti hold Meeting

On Tuesday, PM Zoran Zaev, who is the leader of SDSM, and DUI leader Ali Ahmeti started the talks to detect certain weaknesses among part of officials from the executive power. At the meeting, an agreement was reached according to which consultations will follow within the frameworks of the two parties, after which the talks will continue. “The goal of ...

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Everything is possible, Justice Minister says Regarding SPO developments

Justice Minister Renata Deskoska said on Tuesday that a new meeting still hadn’t been scheduled regarding the developments related to the status of the Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO). “A lot of things in our country are resolved at the last minute. Therefore, everything is possible,” the Minister pointed out. Deskoska believes that all parties are becoming more and more aware ...

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Four charged With Unauthorised tapping and Audio recording

Police in Prilep have charged Ljupco Palevski and three other persons from the city and Bitola with unauthorised tapping and audio recording. On 4 April, during the election campaign, the four persons organised a small catering at which they played, over a public-address system, several illegally wire-tapped conversations in which the voices of current and former officials could be heard. ...

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