Author Archives: Sasko Golov

Macedonian delegation Attends NATO Summit in London

A Macedonian delegation headed by PM Zoran Zaev and including Deputy PMs Bujar Osmani and Radmila Sekerinska and Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov, is attending the NATO Summit that takes place in London, UK. On the first day of the Summit, PM Zaev attended and addressed the conference “NATO Engages”, focusing on the latest decision against Macedonia at the EU Summit ...

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Trial over “Racketeering” Case officially Started

Tuesday saw the start of the trial over the “Racketeering” case, in which defendants Bojan Jovanovski, Zoran Mileski-Kiceec and former Head of the Special Public Prosecution (SPO) Katica Janeva are charged with extortion, money laundering and abuse of official position. The hearing started with reading of the bill of indictment against the defendants, but was soon interrupted after the defendant ...

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Mitsotakis: We support Integration of North Macedonia in EU

The Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis, in an interview for Financial Times, reiterated the support of the Greek government for integration of Macedonia in EU, and blamed France for obstructing Macedonia’s integration process. “I honestly hope that this error done by the EU will be corrected as soon as possible. My party “New Democracy” openly opposed the Prespa Agreement when we ...

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Radev: Bulgaria should Protect air Space over North Macedonia

The Bulgarian President Rumen Radev believes that the Bulgarian air fleet should take part in the guarding of the air space over Macedonia. “This is not only our national interest, but also a debt we have to pay to friendly and neighbouring North Macedonia. While we were waiting for “better times” for the Bulgarian army, Greece already concluded an agreement ...

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Government approves Opinion on Article 11 from Law on Pardoning

The Government of Macedonia held on Tuesday its 168th session, in which it adopted the opinion of the Justice Ministry for authentic interpretation of the Article 11 from the Law on Pardoning. “The Law on Pardoning underwent changes back in 2009, when the Article 11, which contained the authorisation for the President of North Macedonia to provide abolition to suspects, ...

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Road Conditions, 04.12.2019

Poor driving conditions are reported throughout the country on wet roads. Certain roadways passing through valleys and canyons can be susceptible to light rockslides, such as Kocani – Makedonska Kamenica – Delcevo, Vinica – Berovo, Gostivar – Straza, Mavrovo – Debar – Struga, Demir Kapija – Udovo, Katlanovo – Veles, Krusevo – Demir Hisar, and Resen – Bukovo. Motorists are ...

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Pisonero: EC to focus on EU Membership talks with North Macedonia, Albania

The newly appointed Spokesperson of the European Commission (EC) for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Ana Pisonero said on Monday that the goal of the new assembly of EC is to bring the West Balkans closer to the EU. “There is an ongoing debate in several EU member-states concerning the possible changes to the enlargement methodology, and EC will make its comments ...

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Samaras: Getting rid of Prespa Agreement is Political matter

The former Greek PM Andonis Samaras said during a congress of the Greek ruling party New Democracy that the possibility for Greece to get rid of the Prespa Agreement without facing consequences is a political matter. “This is an agreement that is going nowhere, and we are aware that we cannot eliminate or change it overnight, but also it is ...

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Dendias: New methodology Shouldn’t Delay EU integration of North Macedonia

In an interview for the Greek newspaper “To Vima” the Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias believes that an eventual debate over a new methodology for enlargement of the EU should not delay the decisions for start of membership negotiations with Macedonia and Albania. “We support the position of France for reviewing and changing of the methodology for enlargement ...

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Justice Ministry: Information that Gruevski was arrested in Hungary not true

The Ministry of Justice came out with an announcement on Monday, after several media reported of an alleged arrest of former PM Nikola Gruevski in Budapest, Hungary, and that the Justice Ministry did not demand his extradition back to Macedonia. “We would like to clarify that this information is not true. On 31 October 2019 the Hungarian Ministry of Justice ...

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