Monthly Archives: January 2021

Zaev: Adjective “Macedonian” Was Never Problem and Remains in Minutes

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev fully supported the statement of the head of the Macedonian team of historians in the Joint Commission, Dragi Gjeorgiev – both assured that the adjective “Macedonian” is not a problem and it remains in the minutes. Many dilemmas arose in the public after some of the media reported that the adjective “Macedonian” is being replaced by ...

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Pendarovski to Consult Experts Before Signing Census Document

The census law is waiting for approval from President Stevo Pendarovski, but he still has no official position on the legal decision. Pendarovski’s office does not reveal whether there are any remarks and whether and when he plans to sign the decree. President Pendarovski will consult with legal experts on the adopted Law on Census and in the next few ...

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Byrnes: Bulgarian Veto Brings Risk to Both Macedonia and EU

“We are disappointed with Bulgaria’s veto for a number of reasons, first because we believe that Macedonia was ready to start the process of opening and closing chapters with the EU,” said US Ambassador to the country Kate Marie Byrnes. In an interview with VOA, she said the veto posed a risk not only to Macedonia but also to the ...

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Geer Interview with MIA: The Goal is Macedonia’s Accession to the EU

“I want to send a strong message that the European perspective, the perspective of accession to the Western Balkans, including Macedonia, is clear and indisputable. I am optimistic. The harmonization of the Negotiating Framework and the holding of the first intergovernmental conference will follow, which will actually start the negotiation process itself,” said the European Union Ambassador to the country ...

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Spasovski: SDSM Presidential Elections 21 March

“1,563 teams are engaged in updating the membership, the process ends on 21 March with the first intra-party elections for president of SDSM,” said Oliver Spasovski, Vice President of SDSM. “With the changes in the Statute for the first time, in order to show in action and to make a step forward in democratization, we will elect a president of ...

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Road Conditions 25.01.2020

Wet road conditions are reported throughout the country. There is moderate traffic outside urban areas. No delays are reported on border crossings. Landslides are possible along the routes of Katlanovo-Veles, Mavrovo-DebarStruga, Vinica-Berovo and Kochani-Delchevo. Motorists are advised to drive carefully, adjust their speed to weather conditions and follow traffic rules, signs and signals.

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Parliament Passes Census Law

After 19 years and one unsuccessful attempt, the state will finally conduct a census of population, households and apartments in April. With the help of the votes of Alliance for Albanians and Alternative, the ruling majority passed the Law at Parliament with 62 votes in favour. There were no abstentions and no objections. The opposition VMRO-DPMNE left the hall before ...

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Filipce: State Has Capacity to Conduct Census During Pandemic

Conducting a census during a pandemic is a big challenge, but the process can be carried out and completed according to all health protocols, said Health Minister Venko Filipce at an online conference. Filipce pointed out that the Ministry of Health and the Infectious Diseases Committee were successful during the elections, and now will be available to adopt protocols for ...

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Closing Words on “Monster” Case

Prosecutor Fatime Fetai in her closing remarks on the “Monster” case confirmed that the four boys and the fisherman were killed near Smilkovo Lake. With this, she rejected the claim that they were allegedly killed at another location, and then brought to the lake. Fetai stressed that the massacre took place at that location, as indicated by all found traces. ...

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356 New COVID-19 Cases, 15 Deaths

The Health Ministry informed that Wednesday there were 356 new registered COVID-19 cases out of 1,906 tested in the country. During the same period 15 persons infected with the virus passed away. According to the Interior Ministry, 358 people were fined for not wearing face masks on Thursday. The total number of diagnosed cases in the country since the beginning ...

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