Monthly Archives: July 2024

Road Conditions 12.07.2024

The traffic on the state roads is uninterrupted, on dry roads. All road routes in the country are passable. Smaller landslides may occur on certain road routes that pass through gorges and cuts. JP Makedonijapat appeals for careful management of the vehicles, respect for the posted traffic signals, as well as adjustment of the speed according to the road conditions. ...

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Prespa Agreement: Greek PM Mitsotakis Reiterates ‘Pacta Sunt Servanda’ Stand

During the NATO Summit in Washington, at the first session of leaders, US President Joe Biden pointed to the importance of the Western Balkans to the Alliance’s security. Touching on his comments, Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis, however, said progress, security, and prosperity was founded on respecting international law and international agreements, a reference to the Prespa Agreement. As he added, ...

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PM Mickoski on Activities during Day 2 of NATO Summit

After the end of Day 2 of the NATO Summit, PM Hristijan Mickoski said his country’s delegation had had a dynamic day that had seen many meetings on the sidelines of the event. “Today, we talked to the Montenegrin PM, Croatian President, and Hungarian PM. Sure enough, I would highlight in this regard also the meetings with Italian PM Meloni, ...

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Mickoski-Orban: North Macedonia to Get 500-Million-Euro Loan from Hungary

On Thursday, PM Hristijan Mickoski met Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban. They agreed for the two countries to immediately start a process that will see North Macedonia borrow 500 million euros, with the interest rate being 3.25%, as well as with the grace period and payment deadline being three and 12 years, respectively. Half will be for municipalities for capital projects, ...

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Summit Declaration: Western Balkans of Strategic Importance for NATO

In the Washington Summit Declaration issued by the Heads of State and Government participating in the meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Washington on 10 July 2024, the Western Balkans is described as a region of strategic importance for the Alliance. “The Western Balkans and the Black Sea regions are of strategic importance for the Alliance. We remain strongly ...

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Foreign Minister Mucunski in Interview with VoA Macedonian

In an interview with VoA Macedonian, Foreign Minister Timco Mucunski, asked about the so-called double formula issue over the Prespa Agreement, said there was no double formula, adding that VMRO-DPMNE had voiced its stand. “From a political standpoint, as a representative of VMRO-DPMNE, we’ve said it is a shameful and undignified act. However, at the same time, we’re aware of ...

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Fatmata Case: Police Officer Markov Acquitted

On Thursday, police officer Igor Markov was acquitted in the case concerning last year’s death of 23-year-old Fatmata, the migrant from Sierra Leone. The officer had been charged with grave crimes against general safety. Fatmata’s husband said he was disappointed. Gligorie Kjatoski, who represents the damaged parties, stressed that he hoped the Prosecutor’s Office would appeal the verdict. The incident ...

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Road Conditions 11.07.2024

The traffic on the state roads is uninterrupted, on dry roads. All road routes in the country are passable. Smaller landslides may occur on certain road routes that pass through gorges and cuts. JP Makedonijapat appeals for careful management of the vehicles, respect for the posted traffic signals, as well as adjustment of the speed according to the road conditions. ...

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PM Mickoski: Country Ready to Contribute to Everything that Represents Value

On Wednesday, ahead of the start of the working part of Day 2 of the NATO Summit in Washington, PM Hristijan Mickoski said his country was ready to contribute at the event to everything that represented value. “We are here together with our Allies to confirm our commitment, both so far and in the future, to promoting peace, stability, and ...

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Parliament Speaker Gashi in Interview with VoA Macedonian

In an interview with VoA Macedonian, Parliament Speaker Afrim Gashi described North Macedonia-NATO relations as excellent. Asked what he’d heard from the US regarding the Prespa Agreement and constitutional changes issue, he said the messages were unchanged. “There hasn’t been some change of our partner’s stand. The US remains a strong strategic partner of ours. As the new authorities, we ...

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