Monthly Archives: July 2019

US Ambassador Byrnes meets Macedonian State Officials

The newly appointed US Ambassador to Macedonia Kate Mary Byrnes surrendered her letters of credence on Friday to the President of Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski. “I can hardly wait to witness the integration of your country in NATO as the Alliance’s 30th member-state. We are about to become allies, and our bilateral relations are about to become stronger than before. I ...

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Zaev: Change of several State Officials next week

The PM Zoran Zaev announced that the government will proceed with the cabinet reshuffle procedures next week. “We are about to replace more than 20 deputy ministers and directors of state institutions, as well as more than 30 officials on local level. This will most probably conclude this process of reconstruction of the governmental cabinet,” Zaev said. “We are about ...

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Garcia: Leyen should support Start of EU Talks with North Macedonia

The leader of the Social Democrats in the European Parliament (EP) Iratxe Garcia addressed a letter to the candidate for president of the European Commission (EC) Ursula von der Leyen in which she calls on her to support the start of membership negotiations of Macedonia with the EU. In the letter, Garcia lists the start of negotiations with Macedonia and ...

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Drecun: Intelligence Centre in Skopje working against Serbia

The President of the Committee on Kosovo at the Serbian Parliament Milovan Drecun stated in an interview for Serbian newspaper Kurir that in Macedonia there is an intelligence centre working on sabotaging the attempts for agreement between Belgrade and Pristina concerning the Kosovo issue. “I have found out that two months ago a very strong intelligence system has been established ...

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Mickoski: We need Snap Parliamentary Election as soon as possible

In an interview for Alsat TV, VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski discussed several political issues in Macedonia, once again calling on the government to organise snap parliamentary election. “We need to give voice to the citizens so that they can decide themselves whether they support these rather counterproductive and anti-state policies of the current government. We are ready to stage peaceful ...

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Road Conditions, 12.07.2019

Good driving conditions are reported throughout the country on 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 are ...

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PM Zaev speaks to Russian Ambassador Bazdnikin over Prank Call Incident

The PM Zoran Zaev met on Thursday the Russian Ambassador to Macedonia Sergey Bazdnikin. The main topic of discussion between Zaev and Bazdnikin was the recent revelation of a recording in which two Russian pranksters deceived Zaev on the phone, making him think he is talking with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. In the recording, Zaev accuses Russia of obstructing Macedonia’s ...

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Scheib: Macedonia can get Date for start of EU Membership Talks by October

The German Ambassador to Serbia Thomas Scheib said in an interview for a Serbian newspaper that he hopes that Macedonia will be determined a date for start of membership negotiations with the EU by this October. “Because of intensive harmonisation, in Germany among others, the decision for the start of the negotiations has been delayed until October. Germany welcomes the ...

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Leyen: North Macedonia bright Example for Great Progress

The candidate for President of the European Commission, German politician Ursula von der Leyen praised the progress of Macedonia during her address on Thursday at the European Parliament. “We need to approach the West Balkans more seriously, and North Macedonia is one of the brightest examples for a positive progress. This is a great proof that a country can really ...

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Bulgaria approves Mutual Observation of Holidays with Macedonia

The Bulgarian government has officially approved the conclusion of the Macedonian-Bulgarian Commission for Historical and Educational Issues for mutual observation of several holidays and jubilees, in accordance with the Good-neighbourliness Agreement the two countries signed in 2017. The conclusion was previously also approved by the Macedonian government during its session on Tuesday. Macedonia and Bulgaria will mutually observe the holidays ...

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