Monthly Archives: January 2020

Meeting over PPO Law between SDSM and VMRO-DPMNE Held

On Tuesday, SDSM’s Bojan Maricic and VMRO-DPMNE’s Timco Mucunski held a meeting at which they talked about potential solutions and unblocking the dialogue over the Public Prosecutor’s Office (PPO) law issue. According to both parties, a deal was reached according to which VMRO-DPMNE’s teams will file by the end of the week proposals and remarks about the document, after which ...

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World Economic Forum: FM Dimitrov Participates in Panel

Foreign Nikola Dimitrov took part in the panel entitled “Diplomatic Dialogue on the Western Balkans”, held in the frames of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.  The Minister took part in the panel dedicated to “Strategic Dialogue on the Western Balkans”, as one of the main initiatives on the agenda of this year’s edition of the Forum. Among the ...

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SEC Rejects Interior Minister Culev’s Second Request

The State Election Commission doesn’t have the right to interpret laws concerning issues not related to organisation of elections. This is the conclusion made on Tuesday by SEC members, who unanimously rejected technocratic Interior Minister Nakje Culev’s second request, too, for explanation related to the so-called double signatures issue. As the SEC pointed out, only Parliament has competence when it ...

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Spy Case: Criminal Court Frees Five Defendants from Charge

In the frames of the repeated procedure of the Spy case, the Criminal Court has acquitted five defendants. On Tuesday, Mikjo Naskovski was freed from the charge for fraud and blackmail, Marjan Madzovski from the charge for blackmail, Goran Stojkov and Cvetan Damjanovski from the charge for unauthorised keeping and possession of firearms, and Gjorgji Hadzimicev from the charge for ...

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Road Conditions, 22.01.2020

Poor driving conditions are reported throughout the country on mostly 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 ...

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Zaev Comments on Possibility of VMRO-DPMNE Annulling Prespa Deal

At a press-conference on Monday, SDSM leader Zoran Zaev said annulling the Prespa deal with Greece would be dangerous and take the country 25 years back. Though he doesn’t believe VMRO-DPMNE will win these elections and, even less, get a two-thirds majority to change the deal, Zaev stated that citizens should now what would happen if that took place. “Is ...

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SDSM and VMRO-DPMNE Representatives to Hold Meeting over PPO Law

Representatives of SDSM and VMRO-DPMNE, Bojan Maricic and Timco Mucunski, respectively, will hold a meeting on Tuesday to agree new dynamism of talks on the new Public Prosecutor’s Office (PPO) law, it’s been confirmed by senior sources from the two parties. Despite the idea for a meeting between leaders Zoran Zaev and Hristijan Mickoski, the former said on Monday that ...

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SDSM’s Zaev Holds Meeting with French Ambassador Thimonier

On Monday, SDSM leader Zoran Zaev, accompanied by his party’s International Cooperation Secretary, Bojan Maricic, held a meeting with French Ambassador Christian Thimonier. They talked about the current political situation, the work of the caretaker government, and the road to EU membership. According to Zaev, the messages that have arrived over the past days by EU representatives show that the ...

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Extortion Case: Trial Postponed for Thursday

Prosecutor Lile Stefanova didn’t testify on Monday in the frames of the trial over the Extortion case because the hearing was postponed. The decision to postpone it was made because ex-Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva’s two lawyers weren’t present. Deljo Kadiev is hospitalised, while Irena Frckoska didn’t submit medical documentation, but rather just reported she wasn’t able to attend due to ...

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Croatia to Pay special Attention to Unblocking Start of Negotiations in May

At the May Summit in Zagreb, Croatia will pay special attention to unblocking a start of negotiations with Macedonia and Albania, according to Croatian PM Andrej Plenkovic. Presenting the priorities of his country’s EU Presidency at the meeting of the Conference of Parliamentary Committees for Union Affairs of Parliaments of the European Union, held in the Croatian capital on Monday, ...

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