Monthly Archives: September 2022

Mickoski Invites Kovacevski to Debate on Energy and Heating Crisis

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski invited on Thursday PM Dimitar Kovacevski to a debate regarding his party’s proposal for overcoming the energy and heating crisis. According to the opposition leader, Kovacevski should name the time and place. The same day, answering a journalist’s question, Mickoski stated that he also demanded a meeting with the Government. Regarding the issue of parliamentary majority, ...

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Dissatisfied DUI Members Meet Ahmeti in Mala Recica

The dissatisfied members of DUI held a meeting with the party’s leader, Ali Ahmeti, in Mala Recica on Thursday. The first ones that met Ahmeti where the leadership and MPs from the Saraj branch. Those from Cair followed.  After the meeting, Saraj Mayor Blerim Bexheti posted a photo of him and Ahmeti, referring to the DUI leader as a friend. ...

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Western Balkans Discussed in Dendias-Borrell Phone Conversation

The developments in the Western Balkans and EU’s role, but also Greece’s readiness to contribute to stability in the region, were the topics discussed in the phone conversation between Josep Borrell, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, and the Greek Foreign Minister, Nikos Dendias. As Dendias said in a tweet, the EU should ...

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IPSOS Poll: VMRO-DPMNE with Rating of 19%, SDSM with 9%

According to an IPSOS poll on the parties’ ratings, VMRO-DPMNE is in the lead, with 19%. SDSM is second, with 9%. They are is followed by DUI (6%), Levica (5%), Alliance for Albanians (2%), BESA (1%), DPA (1%), and Alternative (1%). When it comes to the French proposal, 25.1% of respondents support it, whereas 61.8% said they didn’t. VMRO-DPMNE’s Hristijan ...

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Road Conditions 30.09.2022

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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Mickoski and SDSM Not to Comment on Referendum Initiative Now

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski wants to first see Levica’s referendum initiative before commenting on it. On 16 September, during a visit to Stip, Mickoski announced support for the referendum. “Every initiative that is in direction of what we demand will be supported by us,” he said then. When it comes to SDSM, the ruling party, too, will voice a stand ...

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Deputy PM Maricic Meets UK Ambassador Lawson

Deputy PM Bojan Maricic held a meeting on Wednesday with UK Ambassador Matthew Lawson. Maricic, who is also the Chief Negotiator with the EU, informed Lawson about the screening process, highlighting the efforts that North Macedonia would continue to invest in the all-encompassing process of reforms in society, which, as it was pointed out in the press-erase, is also important ...

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PM Kovacevski Meets US Embassy Chargé D’Affaires Meyer

The opportunities to advance cooperation between North Macedonia and the US in the field of cyber security were the focal point at Wednesday’s meeting between PM Dimitar Kovacevski and US Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Eric Meyer. North Macedonia already contributes to the coordinated action in the frames of NATO in order to strengthen resilience towards the rising cyber threats, in the ...

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Foreign Minister Osmani to Comment on Skopje-Sofia Relations after 2 October

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani will not comment on the Skopje-Sofia relations during the Bulgarian elections. “I will not comment on the relations with Bulgaria during the elections there because then all statements of ours become part of the political fight and I really wouldn’t want to affect that process. I will keep my comments for after 2 October,” he stated ...

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Majority in Parliament Stable, Says SDSM Spokesperson Kuzeska

The majority in Parliament is stable, while the Government is fully focused on managing the crisis, SDSM Spokesperson Bogdanka Kuzeska stated on Monday. “Those are intra-party affairs, the President of the aprty voiced a stand yesterday, I would not comment on him,” she pointed out as far as the developments in relation to Ali Ahmeti’s party, DUI, are concerned. As ...

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