Monthly Archives: August 2022

Escobar: US Continue to Support EU Integration of North Macedonia

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia Gabriel Escobar said on Friday that the US will continue to support the EU integration processes for North Macedonia and Albania. “North Macedonia is a very good bilateral partner of ours and a very good NATO ally too. This country well-deservedly started the process for integration in the European family. ...

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SCPD: Possible Attempt of Bulgarian Consul over Our Work

The State Commission for Prevention of Discrimination (SCPD) came out with a reaction over the presence of Bulgarian Consul Dimitar Ivanov at the Ivan Mihajlov Bulgarian Cultural Centre in Bitola while SCPD were conducting a search and taking statements over a discrimination case. “We were surprised to find that Mr. Ivanov was present in the culture centre during our investigation, ...

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IPSOS Poll: VMRO-DPMNE Would Win Next Election

A poll conducted by the IPSOS for the necessities of VMRO-DPMNE reveals that the party would win the next parliamentary election. According to the results from the poll conducted between 1 and 18 July upon 1,014 interviewees, if only single parties and not alliances would be in the running on the next parliamentary election, 19.7% would support VMRO-DPMNE, 9.5% would ...

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IDC: New Measures Against COVID-19 Not Necessary at Present

The Infectious Diseases Committee (IDC) held a meeting on Friday at which they discussed the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic in the country and the latest surge of the number of new cases, especially in Skopje. IDC decided that at the moment there is no necessity of introduction of new measures or restrictions against COVID-19, and called upon the ...

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Road Conditions 08.08.2022

Dry road conditions are reported across the country, with increased traffic outside urban areas. No delays are reported at border crossings. A ban for heavy cargo vehicles over 7.5 tons on the weekends enters into force as of July 1 through Sept. 1 on the A2 highway, section Skopje-Ohrid-Skopje. The ban is introduced over the summer so as to avoid ...

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Lukarevska: I Believe Constitutional Changes Will Be Adopted in Parliament

Vice-president of SDSM and Director of the Public Revenue Office (PRO) Sanja Lukarevska said in an interview for Kanal 5 TV that she is optimistic about the constitutional changes that are to be adopted as part of the processes for accession of North Macedonia in the EU. “The main goal is the European agenda, henceforth I believe that there are ...

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Justice Ministry Reacts to Levica’s Demands for Dismissal of Andov

The Ministry of Justice came out with a reaction after the calls by the political party Levica for dismissal of the Director of the Sutka Prison Filip Andov, accusing him for alleged harsh treatment of their activists during the Ilinden celebration in Krusevo. “The correctional facility department at the Justice Ministry is aware of the requested of Levica published in ...

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Group of MPs to Propose Constitutional Changes, Telma Reports

Telma TV, citing sources from within the Government of North Macedonia, reports that the constitutional changes which are to include the Bulgarian, Croatian and Montenegrin minorities in North Macedonia in the Preamble of the Constitution, will not be proposed by the government, but by a group of MPs. These constitutional changes are agreed upon between official Skopje and Sofia, and ...

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US Embassy Reacts to Ruskovska’s Statements over Row with Muaremi

The US Embassy in Skopje came out with official reaction after Main prosecutor at the Public Prosecutor’s Office for Organised Crime (BPPOOC) Vilma Ruskovska called upon all international institutions and the Embassies of the US and the EU in the country for, as she said, a major fact-check about who does the crime in the country and who is fighting ...

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Kovacevski: Referendum Would Demote Country in EU Accession Process

Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski said in an interview for Kanal 5 TV that a referendum over the French proposal would demote North Macedonia in the process of EU accession talks. “We have clearly determined that we want an independent Macedonian state which is member of NATO and the EU. If you look at the Constitution, that national interest is right ...

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