Author Archives: Sasko Golov

Relations with Sofia Key Topic at Session for Parliamentary Questions

The session for parliamentary questions, held on Thursday, expectedly focused on the relations with Bulgaria. PM Dimitar Kovacevski didn’t give a concrete answer to VMRO-DPMNE MP Antonijo Milososki’s question about whether the Government had debated the recommendation for banning entry to North Macedonia for some persons from Bulgaria on 4 February, when the 151st anniversary of revolutionary Goce Delcev’s birth ...

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Bulgaria to Take All Measures over Pendikov Case, Says Milkov

Bulgaria will take all measures in relation to the case of Hristijan Pendikov, the beaten-up Secretary of the Tsar Boris III Bulgarian club in Ohrid, and they are already underway, Nikolay Milkov, Bulgaria’s caretaker Minister, says. In a statement for BNT, he adds he has already informed EU Foreign Ministers in the frames of the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels. ...

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Pendarovski Responds to Milkov

President Stevo Pendarovski has responded to the comments by Bulgaria’s caretaker Foreign Minister, Nikolay Milkov. In an interview with Telma TV, which will be broadcast in full on Friday, he says that Milkov doesn’t know his history because people weren’t sent to Goli Otok because they were Macedonian or Bulgarian, but rather it was about whether they were pro-Tito or ...

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Deputy PM Maricic Meets Commissioner Varhelyi in Brussels

In the frames of his visit to Brussels, Deputy PM for European Affairs Bojan Maricic held a meeting on Thursday with EU enlargement commissioner Oliver Varhelyi. They talked about the tasks and obligations Skopje should complete in 2023 in relation to the integration process. According to Varhelyi, North Macedonia should make the reforms successfully and quickly, as well as guarantee ...

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Road Conditions 27.01.2023

Mostly dry road conditions are reported across the country with moderate traffic outside urban areas and no delays at border crossings. Fog reduces visibility from 50 to 100 meters on Skopje – Veles and Veles – Skopje route and from 100 to 150 meters on Gradsko – Negotino route. As of Nov. 15, 2022, winter equipment in vehicles is mandatory ...

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Government Makes Decision Regarding Marking of Anniversary of Delcev’s Birth

At its session on Tuesday, the Government decided for the Interior Ministry to take all measures regarding security at the event marking the 151st anniversary of revolutionary Goce Delcev’s birth, on 4 February, according to the recommendations announced at Monay’s session of the Security Council. North Macedonia’s delegation that will lay flowers at Delcev’s grave will consist of PM Dimitar ...

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Bulgaria’s Milkov and Vigenin Comment on Developments Related to Skopje

From Brussels, where he met Foreign Ministers of EU countries on Monay, Bulgaria’s caretaker Foreign Minister, Nikolay Milkov, didn’t rule out the possibility of a new veto for North Macedonia. However, he said he hoped it wouldn’t be used. The following day, in Sofia, the Deputy Speaker of the Bulgarian Parliament, Kristian Vigenin, urged authorities in Skopje to refrain, as ...

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Mayor Dimitrievski not Informed Bulgarian Club will Be Formed in Kumanovo

It has been announced that a Bulgarian club will be formed in Kumanovo. However, Mayor Maksim Dimitrievski says he hasn’t been informed that the Macedonia foundation will form a club. If there are provocations, he explains, there will be no tolerance. “All associations working in the interest of the city and its citizens are welcome. If it’s about potential associations ...

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VMRO-DPMNE Reiterates Stand on Early Elections

According to VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski, the energy should be directed at meeting European standards. “This is our priority,” he told the Serbian newspaper Politika. Mickoski believes in the mandate theory, which, in his view, means that a party participates in elections with programmes and promises to its voters over what work it will do in the period ahead. The ...

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US Ambassador Aggeler on Constitutional Changes and Sanctions Issue

Answering questions on Tuesday at the panel discussion on North Macedonia’s challenges and future, held at the Youth Community Centre in Gostivar, US Ambassador Angela Aggeler said the constitutional changes should be adopted in order for the country to move forward regarding the discussions and process EU integration process. In her view, that is key, because the successful future of ...

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