Monthly Archives: April 2021

DS, LDP and DOM Negotiate Joint Election Participation

Following the decisions for independent participation, the Democratic Union (DS), LDP and DOM have an agreement in principle for joint participation in the local elections. The parties are still in negotiations and the decision would be made official when it passes through the party bodies. DS leader Pavle Trajanov says that they are already preparing for the local elections, with ...

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Xhaferi Will Schedule Debate on Spasovski’s No-Confidence Motion

According to the Speaker of the Legislature, the work of the MPs is “not seen” due to the situations that are happening around the Parliament, and as an example he pointed to, as he said, a series of public hearings that took place in conditions of pandemic. The no-confidence motion for Minister of Interior Oliver Spasovski, which is on the ...

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SCPC Calls on PPO to Investigate “Big Ring” DUP

At Thursday’s session, the State Commission for Prevention of Corruption (SCPC) proposed to the Public Prosecutor’s Office to undertake all investigative actions, to provide all necessary evidence, to establish all relevant facts and to make a lawful and fair public prosecutorial decision regarding realization of DUP “Big Ring”. This detailed urban plan was adopted on 21 December 2012, and SCPC ...

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Parliament Declares State of Emergency in Part of Country

Wednesday afternoon, Parliament adopted several draft decisions and one amended draft law, which refers to the fourth package of economic measures, within the 39th session. Initially, with 92 votes in favour, none abstained or against, the decision was made to declare a state of emergency in part of the territory, due to the high risk of increased entry and transit ...

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Sekerinska Receives Donation from Turkey, Answers Journalist Questions

The Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey, Hasan Mehmet Sekizkok at the Skopje barracks “Ilinden” handed over donation for the army consisting of 7,400 sets of gore-tex uniforms to Minister of Defence Radmila Sekerinska. Minister Sekerinska, answering journalist’s questions at the event stated that at no time did she participate in the discussion related to the candidate for Ambassador of ...

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Spasovski’s Interpellation Last Item at Wednesday’s Parliamentary Session

The last item on the agenda of Wednesday’s session at Parliament was the interpellation for the Minister of Interior, Oliver Spasovski, submitted by the Alliance for Albanians and Alternative due to the escape of former Director of UBK, Saso Mijalkov. The coordinator of the VMRO-DPMNE parliamentary group Nikola Micevski requested that the interpellations for the Minister of Justice, Bojan Maricic ...

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Raskovski Sent to Prison to Serve 30 Days Detention

The Criminal Council at the Department for Organized Crime and Corruption accepted the appeal of the Public Prosecutor and ordered a 30-day detention for Dragi Raskovski and Daniel Stancevski, in connection with the “software procurement investigation”. “Due to the interest of the media regarding the proposal of the Public Prosecutor regarding the “software procurement investigation”, we inform the public that: ...

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Portugal Hopes to Move Forward with North Macedonia by End of June

During Tuesday’s session of the General Affairs Council of the European Union, North Macedonia and Albania were discussed in the context of the possibility of starting negotiations soon. The current chair of the Union, Portugal, hopes that North Macedonia-EU intergovernmental conference could be held by early July. This was stated by Ana Paula Zacarias, Portugal’s Secretary of State for European ...

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Dimitrov: We Thank Austria, Other Member States and EC for Solidarity

Following the announcement by the European Commission in December last year to provide a mechanism for distribution of vaccines to the Western Balkan countries through reprogramming of IPA funds in the amount of 70 million euros, the tripartite agreement between Macedonia, Austria and Pfizer/BioNTech enters into force Tuesday, 20 April, for the procurement of 119,600 doses of vaccines against COVID-19. ...

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VMRO-DPMNE and Levica File Charges Against Xhaferi and Two MPs

The MPs in the ruling majority suffering from COVID-19 who came to Parliament on Sunday and Speaker Talat Xhaferi violated the Criminal Code and the Law on Health Care, claim VMRO-DPMNE and Levica in the criminal charges they filed Tuesday with the Public Prosecutor’s Office against MP Bisera Kostadinovska Stojcevska from SDSM and Mirsolav Bogdanovski from DOM, as well as ...

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