Monthly Archives: December 2019

Maio: Italy supports Integration of North Macedonia, Albania in EU

The Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Luigi di Maio said during his official visit of Albania that Italy supports the processes for integration of Albania and North Macedonia in the EU. “Italy insists on a positive decision on behalf of the EU for both countries. Our wish is for all political actors in the respective countries to be engaged in ...

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Tsipras: Mitsotakis supports the “Treaty of Tritors”

The former Greek PM Alexis Tsipras said in an interview for the local Greek TV station TRT that current Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis would have accepted the Prespa Agreement even if he was in power during the period it was signed. “I am sure that Mitsotakis would’ve signed that Agreement with three hands if he could. He and his party ...

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Deskoska: Vetting to be Conducted after Election in April 2020

The Justice Minister Renata Deskoska said that a vetting process in the judiciary cannot be started without the Parliament’s approval, adopted with 2/3 majority. “We should not rush this or any other process. I am glad that the awareness about the vetting is rising among the judicial employees, but we have to leave this process for the period after the ...

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VMRO-DPMNE to file Amendments to Draft-law on Languages

The MP group of VMRO-DPMNE in the Parliament of Macedonia has submitted amendments to the Draft-law on Languages, after the Venice Commission recommended that the law text should undergo some changes. “In its report, the Venice Commissions clearly states that the text of the Draft-law on Languages breaches the European Charter on regional and minority languages. This means that the ...

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Road Conditions, 12.12.2019

Poor driving conditions are reported throughout the country on wet 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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Borrell: We must Closely tie West Balkans to EU

The new High Representative of the EU for Security and Foreign Policy Josep Borrell said in a letter he addressed to all Foreign Ministers of the EU member-states that one of the main priorities during his mandate will be the integration of the West Balkans in EU. “First of all, we must closely tie the West Balkans to the EU, ...

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Rutte: North Macedonia very close to Start of EU Membership talks

The PM of the Netherlands Mark Rutte said in an interview for the Montenegrin newspaper “Pobjeda” that the Netherlands does not oppose the enlargement of the EU. “We believe that Albania at the moment is not ready to start the membership negotiations with the EU, while on the other hand, North Macedonia is very close to the realisation of that ...

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Dimitrov meets EP Officials in Brussels

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Dimitrov proceeded with his official visit of Brussels on Tuesday, and held meetings with several officials from the European Parliament. In Brussels, Dimitrov met the President of the Renew Europe Group Dacian Ciolos, the Co-president of the Mixed Parliamentary Committee EU-MK Andreas Schieder, the Rapporteur for North Macedonia in EP Ilhan Kyuchyuk, as well ...

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Osmani: Law on Languages shall Not be Changed

The Deputy PM for European Affairs Bujar Osmani stated on Tuesday that the government will respect the recommendations of the Venice Commission in relation to the Law on Languages by creating and establishing capacities in the areas pointed out by the Commission. “The Venice Commission clearly states that the bilingualism in the judiciary should not cause problems because of the ...

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Orce Kamcev’s wife Testifies in Court about “Racketeering” case

The wife of businessman Orce Kamcev, Ana Kamceva provided her testimony about the events related to the “Racketeering” case at the hearing which took place on Tuesday in the Criminal Court in Skopje. Kamceva said that she had several meetings with the “Racketeering” defendants, Bojan Jovanovski and Katica Janeva, in which they discussed possibilities about how to help her husband ...

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