Monthly Archives: June 2021

Accusations over Constitutional Court Judges Issue Continue

VMRO-DPMNE has said SDSM will nominate party officials as Constitutional Court judges. According to the opposition party, the procedure is unconstitutional. With letters to the international factor in the country, including also the EU Delegation Head, Ambassador David Geer, the party has asked for help, as it is explained, in preservation of the independence. It has also asked the factor ...

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Maricic: All Sides have Sat at Table to Find Model for Electoral Code Change

At a conference on electoral reforms, Justice Minister Bojan Maricic said that upon an initiative of his Ministry, all sides had sat at a table together to find a model for the change of the Electoral Code. According to him, that gives additional value to democracy and democratic processes in the country. “So far, several meetings, too, have been held ...

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Sekerinska: Bulgaria Issue has Discouraged even Most pro-European People

Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska was a guest of the European Policy Centre on Wednesday. Via videoconference, she talked about the geopolitical challenges for the EU and Western Balkans. According to her, the Bulgaria issue has discouraged even the most pro-European part of the population in North Macedonia. As Sekerinska added, without a sense of urgency over the integration process, the ...

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VMRO-DPMNE Starts Protests

On Tuesday, VMRO-DPMNE staged protests from 3 pm to 5 pm by blocking crossroads at three locations in Skopje and nine other cities. The opposition party suspects that the Government is negotiating on the Macedonian identity, language, and culture with Bulgaria. VMRO-DPMNE alleged PM Zoran Zaev and the Special Representative for Sofia, Vlado Buckovski, would sell national and state interests. ...

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PM Zaev in Interview with Euronews Albania

If Skopje delivers, the EU, too, must be delivering. This is the stand presented by PM Zoran Zaev in an interview with Euronews Albania. As he added, that’s why the first message is for the processes to continue because, otherwise, non-papers and discussions are developed on new ethnic borders, with everyone knowing that’s possible only with weapons. “We don’t need ...

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Ahmeti: Possibility of Coalition with SDSM for Local Elections not Ruled out

According to DUI President Ali Ahmeti, his party’s cooperation with SDSM is great. As he says in an interview with TV21, the possibility of a coalition for the local elections is not ruled out. “We should see what the interests are. I don’t know. Let’s see which and what type the interests of citizens, primarily of DUI, of SDSM, are. ...

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Germany’s Maas: Future of All WB Countries is in EU

“We must deliver on the promise for a start of accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania,” German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in front of his counterparts from the Western Balkans (WB) on Tuesday. He pledged for approximation of the enlargement process once again. As Maas added, the future of all six countries from the region is in the ...

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Verdict in Double Case Scheduled for 11 June

The verdict in the Double case has been scheduled for 11 June. Judge Olja Ristovska made the decision after Monday’s closing arguments of both prosecutors and the defence of the three remaining defendants in the case, Faruk Buti, Vesna Koleska, and Branislava Stipic. Prosecutor Spasenka Andonova said the three should be convicted, whereas the defence’s stand is that the defendants ...

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Court Rejects Mijalkov’s Appeal

The Court of Appeals has rejected former Security and Counter-Intelligence Administration Director Saso Mijalkov’s appeal and confirmed the decision of the Criminal Court, which had previously not accepted the guarantee of over 10.8 million euros, Court of Appeals Spokesperson Tatjana Dukovska confirmed for Telma on Monday. Mijalkov has been in detention since 23 February and already has two first-instance verdicts ...

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VMRO-DPMNE Announces Protests

Starting from Tuesday, VMRO-DPMNE will be blocking crossroads in Skopje and around 10 other cities throughout the country. As the party explained on Monday, through the protests, it wants to force the ruling structure to publicly say what it is negotiating on with Bulgaria and what type of concessions are being offered. “We demand for the Government to release the ...

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