Monthly Archives: February 2021

Sekerinska-Jarrard: Macedonia-US Partnership, Military Cooperation Continues

“North Macedonia and the United States in the past decades have shown how to build a sincere and constructive, but also successful friendship,” said Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska after meeting with Deputy Commander of US Forces in Europe, Major General Joseph Jarrard, who is on an official visit to the country. The Minister informed that the cooperation with the Alliance ...

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Petricek and Korcok: EU Should Not Be Judge on Historical Issues

“The EU must not be allowed to become a collective judge of historical interpretations – of what is right, wrong, true and false in the past hundreds of years of Balkan history! “It would be a major departure from the principles that have governed the enlargement process so far and which are part of our enhanced approach – transparency and ...

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Zaev: Bulgaria’s Position is Anachronistic and Contrary to International Law

On Monday, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev participated in the panel organized by the US think tank Atlantic Council on “Macedonia on the doorstep of Europe”, as part of the study prepared for the country by experts at the Atlantic Council. Regarding the current situation with the Macedonian-Bulgarian relations, Prime Minister Zaev said that Bulgaria’s unprincipled position prevented the possibility of ...

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Four Drug Traffickers Arrested in Prilep and Two Policemen in Kumanovo

The Basic Public Prosecutor’s Office from Prilep has started an investigation procedure against four persons from Prilep who are reasonably suspected of procuring, transporting, possessing and selling unauthorized narcotic drugs – marijuana, cocaine, heroin and amphetamine. All four were remanded in custody for 30 days. After the arrest and criminal charges against the employees of the Ministry of Interior who ...

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Koja: Important for Country to Hold Census

After almost 20 years, it is important for the country to conduct a census that will enable the Government to create and implement policies for the benefit of citizens based on updated data. This was stated in an interview with journalists by the Head of the OSCE Mission to Skopje, Ambassador Clemens Koja. “It is encouraging that some of the ...

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Zaev: Demands for Early Elections Need to Stop

“Finally, we should stop early elections, as they hinder the production capacities and the overall Macedonian economy,” said Prime Minister Zoran Zaev in Gevgelija on Sunday, in response to the request of the leader of the opposition for early parliamentary elections. The country, he says, has a clear direction in which it is moving, the Europeanization continues. “That is why ...

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Government and political Party Representatives Lay Flowers at Delcev’s Grave

Macedonia marks 149 years since the birth of the revolutionary Goce Delcev. On that occasion, a government delegation and representatives of SDSM and VMRO-DPMNE Thursday morning laid flowers at the grave of Goce Delcev in the Church St. Spas in Skopje. Prime Minister Zaev wrote on Facebook that as the inspirer and driving force of the Macedonian revolutionary organization, Goce ...

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US and EU Provide Knowledge and Experience for Youth in Country

The United States and the EU share the same values ​​and enable the acquisition of knowledge and experience of young people in Macedonia in order to support political and economic development, support for reforms that are primarily important to the citizens. This was said by US Ambassador Kate Marie Byrnes and EU Ambassador David Geer at Thursday’s panel discussion “US ...

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Prosecution Initiates Procedure Against 8 MoI Employees

BPPO Skopje initiated a procedure against eight persons employed at the Ministry of Interior, Department for Administrative Affairs Skopje for whom there is a reasonable suspicion that they committed a crime – Abuse of official position and authority under Article 353 paragraph 1 of the Criminal Code. The suspects, using their official position and authority, created requests for several citizens, ...

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Zaharieva: Sofia Is Not Happy with the “No” to Macedonia

“Sofia is not happy with the “no” to Macedonia, but at the same time, they can’t go against their national interests,” said Bulgarian Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva in an extensive television interview. Even three months after the Bulgarian veto, she believes that the positions of Berlin and Vienna that the enlargement of the Union should not be held hostage to bilateral ...

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