Author Archives: Sasko Golov

PM Zaev reveals new Ministers as part of Cabinet Reshuffle

The PM of Macedonia Zoran Zaev revealed on Sunday the list of names of new ministers in the government which are part of the cabinet reshuffle he announced during the campaign for the 2nd round of the presidential election held in April. Zaev revealed that he officially submitted the suggestions for the new Ministers to the Macedonian Parliament, which is ...

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Merkel: Full Support for North Macedonia to get Membership Talks Start Date

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that she will invest all her political power in the initiative for Macedonia to get a date for start of membership negotiations with the EU till October 2019. “I will do all I can to make this decision come true, because North Macedonia did an outstanding job with the Prespa Agreement. I discussed this ...

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Pendarovski: People organising Divo Naselje Shootings not yet prosecuted

The President of Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski said in an interview for show “360 Degrees” on Alsat TV that in the ongoing processes for the Divo naselje shooting in 2015 not all parties responsible are prosecuted. “I can assure you that all persons that caused security problems on terrain are covered by the investigation, but the people who have organised and ...

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Jean Monet Process proceeds in Macedonian Parliament

The MEPs Ivo Vajgl, Edward Kukan and Knut Fleckenstein visited the Parliament of Macedonia on occasion the proceeding of the Jean Monet Process, which focuses on establishing and improving the dialogue between the ruling parties and the opposition in the Parliament. The three MEPs had a meeting with the Speaker of the Macedonian Parliament Talat Xhaferi, who informed them on ...

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Gerberich: Macedonia to get Date for EU Membership Talks by October

The German Ambassador to Macdeonia Thomas Gerberich said during the national conference in the Macedonian government “No one left behind in EU integration process” that the current question is not whether, but when will Macedonia get the date for start of EU membership negotiations. “In the past few years the Macedonian government headed by PM Zoran Zaev achieved outstanding political ...

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Recording of Mayor Dudus assaulting Citizen published on Social Networks

A voice recording involving the Mayor of Suto Orizari Kurto Dudus surfaced on Social Networks on Friday, sparking reactions among the public as well as political parties. The medium that published the recording claims that the voice of Dudus is recognised in it, and that it reveals that he held an unknown citizen captured against his will, and that he ...

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Road Conditions 24.06.2019

Traffic on roads outside urban areas is increased. Mainly dry road conditions are reported throughout the country. No delays are reported on the border crossings when passengers exit the country, all but on the Bogorodica and Tabanovce border crossings. The estimated wait time is 30 minutes, says the Auto-Moto Association. Motorists are advised to drive carefully, adjust their speed to ...

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Ambassadors Gerberich, Thimonier make no Guarantees about Date

On Thursday, German Ambassador Thomas Gerberich and his French counterpart, Christian Thimonier, praised Macedonia’s results, but made no guarantees about a date in the autumn. At the debate of the National European Integration Council, both said there would be a date without specifying when one would come. Thimonier also reiterated that a reform of the EU was a priority for ...

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Government expects Parliament to adopt Proposal for reshuffle Next week

The Government expects Parliament to adopt the Proposal for the announced reshuffle at the start of next week. Spokesperson Muhamet Hoxha stated that the list should be submitted by PM Zoran Zaev at the end of this week. In the meantime, Zaev is continuing consultations with parties from the coalition. “We expect the start of next week, depending on Parliament’s ...

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Canada ratifies Macedonia’s NATO Accession Protocol

Canada has ratified Macedonia’s NATO Accession Protocol. As its Foreign Ministry said on its official Twitter account, the country looks forward to welcoming Macedonia as the 30th member of the Alliance in the near future. This means that there have so far been 18 countries that have ratified the Protocol.

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