Monthly Archives: January 2020

Road Conditions, 21.01.2020

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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PPO Law: Mickoski-Zaev Meeting to be Held if Groups Approximate Positions

SDSM and VMRO-DPMNE aren’t ruling out the possibility of a meeting between their leaders, Zoran Zaev and Hristijan Mickoski, respectively, over the Public Prosecutor’s Office (PPO) law issue. However, that will happen only if the working groups approximate their positions. Zaev said on Saturday SDSM is ready to change even the latest text if the opposition makes constructive proposals. He ...

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Reactions to Tripunovski’s Decision to Use Camera During Visit to Regional Unit

Additional Deputy Minister of Agriculture Cvetan Tripunovski’s unannounced visit to the Ministry’s Regional Unit in Berovo, recorded with a camera by a person accompanying him, has sparked a lot of reactions. On Saturday, the Ministry distanced itself from the activity. “These actions are not a practice of the Ministry’s functioning, but rather a personal act of Tripunovski with which we ...

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Spasovski: Current Caretaker Cabinet Significantly Different than 2016 One

  Caretaker PM Oliver Spasovski, in an interview with MIA, says that the current caretaker Cabinet is significantly different than the one in 2016, which, as he explains, aimed to free, to some extent, the atmosphere in the country so that the citizens were able to make a free decision in the elections. Now, he points out, when the country ...

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SCPC Presents National Strategy’s Goals and Measures

The State Commission for Prevention of Corruption (SCPC) will ask institutions to strengthen activities against corruption. With the five-year National Strategy, it will give advice about, among other activities, creating waste management centres as soon as possible, revising urban plans adopted by municipalities, and strengthening controls during public procurements. According to SCPC President Biljana Ivanovska, the realisation of the Strategy’s ...

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SDSM Optimistic About Developments on NATO Road

The slow procedures in Spain’s Parliament mean that it will take a longer period of time to ratify Macedonia’s NATO Protocol. Caretaker PM Oliver Spasovski and Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska are aware of that. The latter expects the process this week. Spain was the last to ratify Montenegro’s Protocol, too. It completed the whole process in 4.5 months. The process ...

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Road Conditions, 20.01.2020

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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Caretaker PM Spasovski Meets German Ambassador Gerberich

Caretaker PM Oliver Spasovski held a meeting on Thursday with German Ambassador Thomas Gerberich. Skopje and Berlin have excellent bilateral relations, they assessed. Spasovski thanked the Ambassador for Germany’s continued support, especially in the field of the efforts to join the EU and NATO. Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi’s visit brought moderate optimism about a positive decision of the Union for ...

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Ambassador Tiganj Reiterates Croatia’s Support for Macedonia

The international presentation of Croatia’s EU Presidency was marked at Europe House in Skopje on Wednesday.  Ambassador Nives Tiganj, who presented the Presidency, said Croatia was aware of all challenges and opportunities on Macedonia’s road to EU membership. “It perhaps seems that the achievement of your goal for membership is covered by challenges and obstacles, but as a dear friend ...

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Labour Minister Mizrahi Levels New Accusations at SDSM

The accusations between the new members of the ruling structure have continued. After her visit to the Special Institute in Demir Kapija, Labour and Social Policy Minister Rashela Mizrahi levelled on Thursday negligence accusations at SDSM. According to SDSM, however, VMRO-DPMNE ignored the Special Institute during its rule from 2006 to 2017. Also, the Additional Deputy Minister, Sanela Skrijelj urged ...

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