Monthly Archives: May 2019

Road Condition 10.05.2019

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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SCPC opens Cases against PM Zaev, Vice-PM Angjusev and other Officials

The State Commission for Prevention of Corruption (SCPC) held a public session on Thursday in which it opened several cases against current and former state officials. SCPC opened cases against the PM Zoran Zaev related to the business complexes “Carevi Kuli” and “Global”, as well as the recently closed bribery case in which Zaev demands bribery from a businessman for ...

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Secretariat for European Affairs observes Day of Europe

The Secretariat for European Affairs organised on Thursday a “European Breakfast” on occasion the Day of Europe (9 May). The Vice-PM for European Affairs Bujar Osmani opened the event with an address. “We are experiencing times in which North Macedonia is the source of good news in the Balkans when it comes to implementation of reforms so that the country ...

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Day of Europe observed at Government of Macedonia

A special session was held in the Government of Macedonia on occasion the Day of Europe (9 May), as well as the 70th anniversary of the formation of the Council of NOB and the 75th anniversary of the first assembly of ASNOM. The session was chaired by PM Zoran Zaev, who said that Macedonia always was and shall forever remain ...

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Maslov: Macedonia’s NATO Membership won’t bring Stability to Balkans

In an interview for the Greek TV station ERT, the Russian Ambassador to Greece Andrey Maslov claims that the integration of Macedonia in NATO will not contribute to the stability and security of the Balkan region. “Pushing North Macedonia to join NATO will not contribute to security and stabilisation of the situation in the Balkans. Our country has recognised your ...

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Italian President Mattarella congratulates Pendarovski on Election Victory

The Italian Ambassador to Macedonia Carlo Romeo met on Thursday the newly elected President of Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski in order to surrender him a letter from Italian President Sergio Mattarella. In the letter, Mattarella congratulates Pendarovski on his victory in the 2019 presidential election. “Italy supports North Macedonia’s Euro-Atlantic perspective and will continue to promote Skopje’s constructive actions towards fruitful ...

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Government, Opposition still with no Agreement over Law on SPO

The teams of the government and of the opposition held a new meeting for negotiations over the draft-law on the Special Public Prosecution (SPO), but once again failed to reach agreement over the law. The head of the governmental team, Justice Minister Renata Deskoska said that the government will never accept changes to the law text that contain a concealed ...

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Pope Francis: Macedonia Gateway for Christianity in Europe

The Sovereign of Vatican City State and Head of the Catholic Church Pope Francis held a press conference on Tuesday aboard the airplane that took him back to Rome, in which he reflected his visit to Macedonia. “Macedonia was the gateway introducing Christianity in Europe, because inhabitants on Macedonian soil were the first Europeans the sermons of Jesus Christ had ...

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Dutch Parliament Official Veldman visits Macedonia

The president of the Standing Committee on European Affairs of the Dutch Parliament Hayke Veldman paid an official visit to Macedonia on Wednesday. Veldman had a meeting with the Speaker of the Macedonian Parliament Talat Xhaferi with whom he discussed Macedonia’s agenda for integration in the EU. On behalf of the Macedonian Parliament, Xhaferi expressed satisfaction of the cooperation with ...

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Panel on West Balkans’ integration in EU held in Skopje

A panel discussion titled “West Balkans and Euro-Atlantic Values” was held in Skopje on Wednesday, as part of the activities for observation of the Day of Europe (9 May) in Macedonia. The panel was attended by political experts from the country and abroad, and was chaired by Vice-PM for European Affairs Bujar Osmani. “North Macedonia is the positive example from ...

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