Monthly Archives: August 2023

Bled Strategic Forum: Maricic and Osmani Continue Activities

On the side-lines of the Bled Strategic Forum, Deputy PM for European Affairs Bojan Maricic met on Tuesday with Slovenian Foreign Minister and Deputy PM Tanja Fajon. The message sent is that the EU is creating a positive political momentum, which is favourable for swift progress of North Macedonia on the EU path. The same day, at the panel “Goodbye ...

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President Pendarovski Holds Meetings in Prague

In the frames of his visit to Prague, President Stevo Pendarovski held a meeting with Jitka Seitlova, Vice-President of the Czech Parliament’s Senate, and Marketa Pekarova Adamova, Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies. The meetings focused on the Prague- Skopje bilateral cooperation. Readiness was expressed to deepen it in all spheres of common interest, including also inter-parliamentary cooperation. President Pendarovski ...

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Justice Minister Lloga on Guidelines concerning Certificates Issue

Justice Minister Krenar Lloga has said he approached all Constitutional Court Judges regarding the case in which the constitutionality and legality of the Guidelines concerning certificates has been challenged. Over the matter, on 5 July, the Court temporarily stopped execution of individual acts arising from the Guidelines until, as it was said, it makes a final decision in that case. ...

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Road Conditions 29.08.2023

Traffic on state roads runs smoothly, on dry roads. At certain roads going through ravines, minor rockslides are possible. The MAKEDONIJAPAT PE calls for careful driving and adjustment of the speed to the conditions of the road. The MAKEDONIJAPAT PE’s on-call teams are constantly on-site and keep all roads passable.

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Bulgarian PM Denkov: Constitutional Changes no Longer Skopje-Sofia Issue

Asked in an interview with 24 Casa (24 Hours) whether Sofia’s stance on Skopje could change under potential pressure from the EU, Bulgarian PM Nikola Denkov adamantly said it couldn’t. In fact, he explained, the issue of constitutional changes was no longer an issue between North Macedonia and Bulgaria. “In fact, the conversation is no longer between Bulgaria and North ...

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SDSM and VMRO-DPMNE still Divided over Constitutional Changes

The government has lost its credibility and political legitimacy among the people because its main policy to adopt constitutional changes “under a Bulgarian dictate” has hit a wall, VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski said on Monday. He added that the session of Parliament held on 18 August had confirmed that. As Mickoski pointed out, though 10 days have passed, there aren’t ...

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Bled Strategic Forum: PM Kovacevski Delivers Address and Holds Meeting

At the Bled Strategic Forum, PM Dimitar Kovacevski said on Monday that though 80% of citizens of North Macedonia were in favour of EU membership, they were also discouraged by the blockades coming one after another from EU members. Regarding the relations with Skopje, Bulgarian PM Nikolai Denkov said the chance for making the constitutional changes should be used in ...

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Deputy PM Maricic and Ministers Aliu and Osmani Part of Bled Forum too

Deputy PM For European Affairs Bojan Maricic, who is in Bled, said on Monday the EU should in the months ahead should make the key decisions on enlargement, speeding up reforms, and facilitating the enlargement process in the frames of European rules. Minister of Information Society and Administration Azir Aliu is in Slovenia too. In the frames of the Bled ...

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Mickoski: Accountability for Tender for OSCE Event after Change of Government

Commenting on the Foreign Ministry’s tender for organisation of an OSCE event, won by the company owned by the relative of a former deputy PM from DUI, which is also a party donor, VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski said on Monday every minister that was from DUI had his own company. “Basically, the organiser, Bujar Osmani, is legitimising himself in the ...

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