Monthly Archives: February 2021

BPPOC: We Received Info on Saturday Evening That Mijalkov May Try to Flee

The Basic Public Prosecution for Organised Crime (BPPOC) came out with more details on Monday concerning the request for the measure of house arrest against former UBK Head Saso Mijalkov, who is on the run since Sunday evening in relation to being charged in the Target-Fortress case. “The first information about a possibility for Mijalkov to attempt escape we received ...

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State Officials, Politicians React to Mijalkov’s Escape

PM Zoran Zaev voiced deep disappointment with the fact that former UBK Head and Target-Fortress case defendant Saso Mijalkov is currently on the run and that the organs of prosecution and justice are unable to locate and apprehend him.  “The citizens hope for and expect justice, effective justice. I am deeply disappointed that Mijalkov is not found and arrested yet. ...

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Jankovic: North Macedonia’s NATO Membership is Realisation of Strategic Goal

Chief of the NATO Liaison Office Skopje Zoran Jankovic said in an interview for web portal ZOOM.mk that with the accession in NATO Macedonia managed to realise on of its greatest national and strategic goals. “You are now part of a great family which keeps the security of the region. Processes for improving of the security area already in motion, ...

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Zaev: Chinese COVID-19 Vaccines to Arrive in Country by End of February

PM Zoran Zaev expects that the Chinese COVID-19 vaccines of the producer Sinopharm may arrive in Macedonia by the end of February. “The holiday period with the Chinese New Year ended around 19 February, after which both me and FM Bujar Osmani addressed letters to official Beijing to request acceleration of the process for procurement of Chinese vaccines. The Health ...

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Police Fail to Find Mijalkov in Vodno Home and Marriott after House Arrest Measure

After police failed to find Saso Mijalkov on Sunday in his Vodno home and at other locations in order to hand over to the former Security and Counter-Intelligence Administration Director the decision according to which the measures of precaution in the Target-Fortress case, which concerns the wire-tapping scandal, are replaced with house arrest until the first-instance verdict is reached, a ...

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Byrnes: US Supports Macedonian Government in Efforts for EU-integration

US Ambassador to Macedonia Kate Marie Byrnes said in an interview for Kanal 5 TV that the US will continue supporting the Euro-Atlantic integrations of Macedonia, and that bilateral issues the country has with its neighbouring countries should stay out of the EU accession process. “We believe that this government can cope with the challenges they are currently facing on ...

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Zaharieva: Macedonian Foreign Policy Not Compatible to That of EU

Bulgarian Deputy PM and Foreign Affairs Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva stated for the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) that the political determinations of official Skopje towards Russia are barely compatible to those of EU. “The foreign policy of North Macedonia towards Russia is barely 50 % compatible to that of the EU. Serbia is very close, but still better, while Albania is ...

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Kyuchyuk: There Should be no Nationalism in Skopje-Sofia Negotiations

Rapporteur for Macedonia at the European Parliament Ilhan Kyuchyuk believes that there are great potentials in the bilateral relations between Macedonia and Bulgaria if they are returned back to normal. “Our duty as politicians is to establish the Bulgarian-Macedonian relations, as well as the European ones, on a more stable perspective. We need to re-establish trust in the Good-neighbourliness Agreement, ...

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Greek Foreign Ministry: We Hope Our Neighbours Respects Prespa Agreement

The Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs expects Macedonia to stick to the Prespa Agreement and implement it properly. This statement follows the insisting of VMRO-DPMNE leader Mickoski for the state name on the new IDs to remain “Republic of Macedonia” without the adjective “North”. “We do not want to comment on statements made by the opposition there. However, we hope ...

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Mickoski: Law on IDs Blocked Due to Remarks by Foreign Ambassador

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski said that the changes to the law on IDs has been blocked in the Parliament after serious remarks by one of the Ambassadors of a neighbouring country to Macedonia. Mickoski also said that the law-changes should eb adopted because they will allow Macedonians to properly identify themselves ethnically, adding that PM Zaev should act out the ...

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