Monthly Archives: September 2020

Road Conditions, 23.09.2020

Wet road conditions are reported across the country. There is moderate traffic outside urban areas. No delays are reported on border crossings on the Macedonian side to enter and exit the country. Motorists are advised to drive carefully, adjust their speed to weather conditions and follow traffic rules, signs and signals, Auto-Moto Association of Macedonia said. Landslides are possible along ...

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VMRO-DPMNE Central Committee Holds Session

At Monday’s session of the Central Committee of VMRO-DPMNE, the leader of the party, Hristijan Mickoski, proposed to members to convene an extraordinary congress at which he wouldn’t run, but they unanimously rejected the proposal. Mickoski proposed a new composition of the party’s Executive Committee, which now consists of: Vice Presidents Vlado Misajlovski and Aleksandar Nikoloski, member and former MP ...

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Osmani: Solution is Contained in Skopje-Sofia Good-neighbourliness Deal

Skopje is demanding a meeting at the highest level with authorities in Sofia on solving the situation related to the announced conditions of Bulgaria for a start of membership negotiations over historical misunderstandings. According to Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani, the solution is contained in the good-neighbourliness deal, according to which Bulgaria is under an obligation not to stop its western ...

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VMRO-DPMNE to Abstain from Voting on Education Laws

The rejection of the two amendments is the reason why VMRO-DPMNE will abstain from voting on the laws concerning primary and secondary education. As the opposition said on Monday, computers should be provided for every child or, at least, for those with special needs. MPs from Hristijan Mickoski’s party believe that there should also be a screening process concerning COVID-19 ...

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President Pendarovski Receives New EU Delegation Head Geer’s Credentials

On Monday, President Stevo Pendarovski received the Letters of Credence by the new Head of the EU Delegation, Ambassador David Geer. As he said, Geer’s term is starting in an exceptionally significant moment. “Now, in the period ahead, it is time for the decision to start negotiations to become effective with the adoption of the negotiating framework by the Council ...

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BESA’s Four MPs to Leave SDSM-led Coalition’s Parliamentary Group

Bilall Kasami, Kastriot Rexhepi, Fadil Zendeli, and Bastri Bajrami, who became MPs as part of the SDSM-led coalition, will leave that Parliamentary Group and continue to act as a group of parliamentarians of BESA. They have notified Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi of that. Kasami’s party, however, says the coalition with SDSM remains. The goal of the decision is for them ...

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Health Ministry’s Latest Coronavirus Figures

In the last 24 hours, 45 new COVID-19 cases have been registered, the Health Ministry said on Monday. It was added that the same period had seen 552 new tests, 86 new cured patients, and seven new deaths. The number of active cases in the country is 2,131. The same day, the Interior Ministry said 485 persons had been fined ...

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Road Conditions, 22.09.2020

Good driving conditions are reported throughout the country on dry roads. During the day the temperature reaches dangerous levels and staying indoors is recommended. 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, ...

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Supreme Court Rejects Appeals in Tank Case

On Friday, the Supreme Court rejected the appeals filed by those convicted in the Tank case, former PM Nikola Gruevski, former Interior Minister, and Gjoko Popovski, confirming the verdicts of the Court of Appeals. Gruevski, who’s in Budapest, Jankuloska, and Popovski , had been sentenced to two years, four years, and 4.5 years in prison, respectively. On Saturday, Jankuloska said ...

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Reactions to Bulgarian Memorandum Continue

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani is convinced that Macedonia being part of the EU is a strategic interest of Bulgaria. He is adamant that all differences will be overcome through intensive communication and continued work of the Joint Commission. “We have a strategy. Believe us: We know what we are doing, we have red lines of defending national and state interests ...

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