Monthly Archives: May 2019

President Pendarovski holds New meetings

On Monday, President Stevo Pendarovski held a meeting with FM Nikola Dimitrov. They discussed on several topics, including better cooperation at a President-Foreign Ministry level and the situation in the region. Concrete and essential cooperation is needed between the Cabinet and Foreign Ministry when it comes to issues of shared competence, in function of adjusted performance at an international level ...

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Progress can be Noticed, says EU Ambassador Zbogar

The EU Ambassador to Macedonia, Samuel Zbogar, considers that the country is on the right path as far as its Euro-integration ambitions are concerned. In his view, after everything that’s been done in the last months, progress can be noticed. “We know citizens look at processes with a critical eye, that they expect more. However, much has been done not ...

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FM Dimitrov reiterates Stand on Macedonia as success Story

According to Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov, it is not easy to ignore Macedonia’s case in 2019. “I don’t think we in Europe have the luxury of not consolidating success stories, because we don’t have too many,” he told the Financial Times. As Dimitrov added in the text, it will be “difficult to talk . . . with a straight face” ...

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Hahn to present Enlargement Package on 29 May

The EU’s Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, will present the Enlargement Package on Wednesday, 29 May, the EP’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, which will debate the matter, has confirmed. Though there has still been no official announcement about the agenda from Hahn’s Cabinet, according to the procedure, EU FMs will need to debate the issue ...

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Road Conditions, 28.05.2019

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: SDSM Executive Board, Vice Presidents and Secretaries dismissed

SDSM’s whole Executive Board, all six Vice Presidents of the party, the Organisational Secretary, the Sec Gen, the Women’s Forum Coordinator and the International Secretary were dismissed during the session of the ruling party’s Central Board on Sunday. This was announced by PM and party leader Zoran Zaev after the end of the session. He thanked everyone for their terms. ...

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78 heads of SDSM municipal Organisations dismissed by Zaev

On Thursday, PM and SDSM leader Zoran Zaev said he had dismissed all 78 heads of the party’s municipal organisations. “I would like to thank all of them for their activity, work, serving to citizens, as representatives at a local level at the biggest ruling party,” he said, urging them to once again apply within the frameworks of the next ...

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Bogoevski to resign as MP

At Thursday’s session of the Committee on Mandatory-Immunity Issues, the Chairperson of the body, Pavle Bogoevski, said he would resign as MP. As he added, he will activate the resignation after former PM Nikola Gruevski’s MP mandate is revoked at a plenary session. Bogoevski added he would reschedule the session of the Committee at which Gruevski’s mandate was supposed to ...

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Activities held to Mark Ss. Cyril and Methodius Day in Macedonia and abroad

On the occasion of 24 May, Ss. Cyril and Methodius Day, a Macedonian delegation led by PS Talat Xhaferi had an audience on Thursday with Pope Francis in the Vatican. The delegation’s was included in other activities to mark the holiday, including service of supplication held at the Basilica of Saint Clement in Rome. Ss Cyril and Methodius Day was ...

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Risch: Macedonian NATO accession Vote possible by June

U.S. lawmakers may vote to approve Macedonia as the 30th member of NATO as early as next month, according to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Senator James Risch. “The process is that we need to have a hearing on it in the Foreign Relations Committee, and I have tentatively scheduled that for approximately two weeks from now,” the junior Idaho ...

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