Author Archives: Sasko Golov

Pendarovski: Chances of Skopje Getting Date in June Below 50%

According to President Stevo Pendarovski, the chances of North Macedonia getting a date for negotiations in June are less than 50%. In an interview with Euronews Bulgaria, the President says that the negotiations are more complex than before. According to Pendarovski, over the past years, Bulgaria has unexpectedly presented demands related to history, the ethnic origin, which it has tabled, ...

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Bulgarian MEP Kyuchyuk not in Favour of Decoupling

A solution to lift the Bulgarian veto for Skopje and Tirana is parallel integration inside the Union and resumption of enlargement. That was Bulgarian MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk’s message at a debate “Liberals on the Future of Europe – from Conference to EU Reform” in Sofia. “If we don’t succeed, Europe will come down,” the European Parliament’s Rapporteur on North Macedonia ...

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VMRO-DPMNE to File No-Confidence Motion against Speaker Xhaferi

The Parliamentary Group of VMRO-DPMNE and its coalition will file a no-confidence motion against Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi. “MPs were locked in the plenary hall on an order of his,” Coordinator Nikola Micevski said on Thursday. According to Hristijan Mickoski’s party, all of that happens with SDSM’s knowledge and approval. The opposition’s stand is that Parliament is no longer a ...

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Biden Nominates Angela Price Aggeler as Ambassador to North Macedonia

US President Joe Biden has decided to nominate Angela Price Aggeler as the Ambassador to North Macedonia. “Angela Price Aggeler, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor, served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan. Previously, she served as Chargé d’Affaires ad interim. Aggeler formerly served as Minister ...

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Road Conditions 27.05.2022

Traffic on state roads runs smoothly, on wet 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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Road Conditions 26.05.2022

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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Kyuchyuk: Demand for Bulgarians to Be Integral Part of Constitution is Fair

The EP Rapporteur on North Macedonia, Bulgarian MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk, has said it’s illogical and difficult to explain the thesis that Albania will be allowed, whereas regarding North Macedonia, the issue will be seen from a historical standpoint. “It’s very hard to explain this thesis. Europe is hard-pressed to understand the intricate historical talks because it must open the Pandora’s ...

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Foreign Minister Osmani: No Progress towards Solution with Sofia

There is no progress towards a solution with Sofia, but the talks continue, according to Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani. As he said on Wednesday, after June, the capacity to find a solution is exhausted. Afterwards, it will be considered which future steps will be taken. According to the Minister, there is no official state stand whether membership in the new ...

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Dendias Expresses Strong Support for Skopje’s EU Path

Strong support for North Macedonia’s EU integration pat has been expressed by Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias. At Wednesday’s press-conference in Skopje with his counterpart, Bujar Osmani, the Greek politician stated that the negotiations should start immediately. “We are sure and deeply believe the negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania should start right away,” he said. According to Osmani, a ...

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Xhaferi Feels no Need to Apologise over Audio

At a briefing with media, Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi has said he doesn’t feel a need to apologise to the employees for the words heard in the audio. “I don’t have an explanation for that in terms of an explanation. I am the Parliament Speaker and my competence is prescribed in the Rules of Procedure of Parliament. Among the other ...

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