Author Archives: Sasko Golov

Gashi’s Alternative doesn’t Intend to Join Government

Afrim Gashi’s Alternative doesn’t intend to become part of the ruling structure. As the party says, it doesn’t want to stop its fall, which started with the first round of the ruling elections. It is dumbfounded by the election calculations in its absence by the ministers from BESA and DUI, Arjanit Hoxha and Kreshnik Bekteshi, respectively, who said during a ...

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SEC Rejects All Complaints filed by Levica

At its session on Thursday, the State Election Commission (SEC) rejected all six complaints filed by Levica because the party didn’t include material evidence. Levica’s representative said that his party was aware of its oversight in terms of there not being evidence. However, as he added, Levica, as a smaller party without a lot of resources, cannot train its staff ...

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Skopje Mayoral Candidates Continue Activities

The mayoral candidates who will be part of the second round of the local elections have continued their activities. Danela Arsovska, the independent candidate for Skopje supported by VMRO-DPMNE, announced there would be procurement of 250 eco-buses instead of the BRT system. As she said, the system is unfeasible because that will require additional infrastructure projects such as expansion of ...

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Minister Sekerinska Meets EEAS Secretary-General Sannino

On Thursday morning in Brussels, Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska held a meeting with European External Action Service (EEAS) Secretary-General Stefano Sannino. “North Macedonia has delivered results. The Report of the European Commission, which praised our results in reforms, transparency, the fight against corruption, institutional development, confirmed that as well,” she said, adding that all those results had been painstakingly achieved, ...

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Road Conditions 22.10.2021

Dry road conditions are reported across the country, with moderate traffic outside urban areas. There are 30-minute – 45-munite delays at Bogorodica and Tabanovce border crossings to enter or exit the country. No delays are reporters on other border crossings. Landslides are possible along the routes of Katlanovo – Veles, Mavrovo – Debar – Struga, Vinica – Berovo and Kochani ...

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SDSM Leader Zaev: ‘We’ve Received a Yellow Card by Citizens’

According to SDSM President Zoran Zaev, citizens have levelled clear criticism, warning, and punishment at his party. “We are understanding and accepting that voice. There is no longer tolerance for repeating the same mistakes,” he said on Wednesday. Zaev added that the ruling party listened to citizens. “From Monday, we start a process to redefine and advance the channels to ...

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Simovski: Final Census Results Expected Six Months after End of Process

At the end, with the processing of data from the census, there will be no person left out, according to State Statistical Office Director Apostol Simovski. As he added, the method that was used provides a possibility to cover also those not covered by the census. For that, databases covering all citizens are used. Though there were situations, Simovski stated, ...

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Road Conditions 21.10.2021

Dry road conditions are reported across the country, with moderate traffic outside urban areas. There are 30-minute – 45-munite delays at Bogorodica and Tabanovce border crossings to enter or exit the country. No delays are reporters on other border crossings. Landslides are possible along the routes of Katlanovo – Veles, Mavrovo – Debar – Struga, Vinica – Berovo and Kochani ...

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Goal of Opening Negotiations as Soon as Possible Remains, Says Geer

For now, the EU isn’t thinking about what it will do with the case of North Macedonia if the country fails to open negotiations due to the bilateral dispute with Bulgaria. In a situation of increasingly fiercer rhetoric between Skopje and Sofia and a prediction from the Bulgarian President that the dispute will last years, the only message from EU ...

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Enlargement Package: Varhelyi Says Skopje has Fulfilled Conditions

North Macedonia and Albania have delivered on reforms and fulfilled the conditions for the opening of talks. That was the message sent by EU Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi at Tuesday’s press conference on the 2021 Enlargement Package in the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs. “Pending bilateral issues between North Macedonia and Bulgaria therefore need to be solved as a ...

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