Author Archives: Sasko Golov

SDSM leader Zaev meets Coalition partners

SDSM’s coalition partners agree that the Europeanisation of the country must continue despite the negative outcome in Brussels. At Sunday’s meeting that PM and SDSM leader Zoran Zaev had with coalition partners, they supported the decision on 12 April as a date for early elections. After the meeting, Zaev said he believed he would get a clean mandate, adding that ...

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Ambassador Zbogar: EU remains Committed to country and Region

“You delivered everything asked of you, you did your part. However, in the EU, decisions on these matters are made unanimously, while we, unfortunately, delayed this matter,” EU Ambassador Samuel Zbogar says in an interview with MIA. As he adds, though the citizens’ and politicians’ disappointment is understandable, the EU remains committed to Macedonia and to the region. The Ambassador ...

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Italy to be Bringing back Negotiations issue to Table in November

Italy will be bringing back the issue of membership negotiations for Macedonia and Albania to the table at the 19 November General Affairs Council. The Government also confirmed for Telma TV on Monday that PM Zoran Zaev had been invited to Rome. The same day, Italian PM Guiseppe Conte said his country would propose next month for enlargement talks with ...

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Stoltenberg: ‘Good call’ With Zaev to reaffirm NATO’s Commitment

NATO Sec Gen Jens Stoltenberg tweeted on Monday that he had a good phone call with PM Zoran Zaev to reaffirm NATO’s commitment to Macedonia’s accession. “The ratification process is well on track & I look forward to North Macedonia joining our Alliance soon,” the NATO Sec Gen added in the tweet. In the call, Zaev expressed gratitude for NATO’s ...

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Simovski: Census not to be held in April

There will be no possibility to hold the census planned for April 2020 because it overlaps with a pre-election campaign, according to Apostol Simovski, Director of the State Statistical Office. As he said on Monday, the statistical operation is vast and there will be no possibility of holding it before April, when the elections will take place. Simovski added that ...

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Road Conditions, 22.10.2019

Good driving conditions are reported throughout the country on predominantly dry 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 ...

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Road Conditions, 21.10.2019

Good driving conditions are reported throughout the country on predominantly dry 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 ...

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Chances of unanimous Decision not good, Says German Chancellor Merkel

In a speech at the German Bundestag, Chancellor Angela Merkel reiterated her country’s stand for support of Macedonia’s and Albania’s European perspective. According to her, there were attempts to convince EU Member States that are still reserved over that course. “Those countries want to make the accession process more transparent,” Merkel said. As the Chancellor added, in any case, the ...

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Enlargement to be discussed at Summit in Brussels

European Council President Donald Tusk has determined the agenda of discussions at the two-day summit in Brussels, it was reported on Thursday morning. Enlargement will be discussed during dinner, following the Brexit discussions, which are supposed to take place more quickly than expected as a result of the reached deal. According to a high EU official involved in the preparation ...

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PM Zaev reiterates Stand on negotiations Date

The EU should now take the decisive step and make a decision on a start of membership negotiations for Macedonia, which will send a strong message to other countries in the region, too, that making difficult and responsible decisions, as well as the deep reform processes, are a stake for a better future, PM Zoran Zaev and Frans Timmermans, First ...

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