Monthly Archives: July 2022

Parliamentary Session for French Proposal this Thursday

The Government of North Macedonia officially submitted to the Parliament additional information about the French proposal for lifting the Bulgarian veto for the EU accession talks for North Macedonia, which has been requested by the MP groups of the opposition at the coordinative meeting on Monday. The Parliamentary press service informed of this, and added that the details about the ...

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Sofia Addresses Letter of Protest to Skopje over Hate Speech During Protests

  The Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs addressed to official Skopje a letter of protest in relation to the recent protests against the French proposal. In the note, official Sofia reacts to, as they claim, the numerous manifestations and paroles directed against Bulgaria during the protests and on social networks. “It is especially concerning that these malevolent manifestations in public ...

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MEP Kovatchev Reacts to Social media Post by President Pendarovski

Bulgarian MEP Andrey Kovatchev reacted to a post on social network of President Stevo Pendarovski dedicated to the Miladinovi Brothers, in which Pendarovski accents their significance for the Macedonian literature and culture. “This is supposed to be the last post by any official of North Macedonia in which they write in such manner. With the French proposal, the respect of ...

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9th Day of Protests against French Proposal in Skopje

Citizens once again gathered in front of the building of the Government of North Macedonia around 07:00 p.m. to stage another protest against the French proposal for lifting the Bulgarian veto for the EU accession talks for North Macedonia. After almost one week since the armed incidents, the marching route once again went next to the Old Bazaar, and this ...

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EC: We Would Never Cut Funds on Grounds of Different Political Views

The press team of the European Commission (EC) came out with a written reaction after the claims by certain media that the EU was considering reduction or complete halt of funds for organisations that criticise the French proposal for lifting the Bulgarian veto for the EU accession talks for North Macedonia. “This is absolutely not true. The civil sector is ...

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Russian Embassy: Our Country Not Involved in Protests in Skopje

The Russian Embassy in Skopje issued an official reaction to the claims promoted by President Stevo Pendarovski about alleged involvement and support by Russian centres of power to the ongoing protests in Skopje against the French proposal. “Russia never did and never will interfere in the internal affairs of any other country. We deny the claims addressed at our country ...

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Road Conditions 13.07.2022

Dry road conditions are reported across the country, with increased traffic outside urban areas. People waiting to enter the country via the Tabanovce border crossing can expect a 1-hour wait. No delays are reported at other border crossings. The MAKEDONIJAPAT PE calls for careful driving and adjustment of the speed to the conditions of the road. The MAKEDONIJAPAT PE’s on-call ...

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French Proposal to be Discussed at Plenary Session in Parliament

Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi, after holding a coordinative meeting with the coordinators of all MP groups in the Parliament of North Macedonia, decided to put the French proposal for lifting of the Bulgarian veto for Skopje’s accession in EU at a plenary session for discussion and adoption. As Xhaferi informed, in accordance with Article 185 of the Parliamentary Rules of ...

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Eighth Day of Protests Against French Proposal in Skopje

Hundreds of citizens gathered in front of the governmental building in Skopje to stage another protest against the French proposal for resolution of the Bulgarian blockade over the EU integration of North Macedonia. Like previous days, the protesters gathered in front of the government, and from there they marched towards the Parliament. The protesters addressed messages to the governmental officials, ...

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MoFA: False News about Protocol with Bulgaria Spread Once Again

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a reaction on Monday stating that false news about the French proposal is once again being spread in the country. “A text in Bulgarian language is promoted to the public as a final version of the protocol for resolution of the bilateral issues between official Skopje and Sofia. This text is just an old ...

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