Author Archives: Sasko Golov

President Stevo Pendarovski Delivers Address at UN General Debate

President Stevo Pendarovski delivered on Friday an address at the UN General Debate, saying fear was the least common denominator with regards to the emotional state of humanity today. “Fear of wars, famine and poverty, environmental disasters; fear for the future of our next of kin. It is an undeniable fact that international order has been shaken to its core ...

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Osmani and Grubi Condemn Killing of Police Officer in Kosovo

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani has condemned the killing of the police officer in Kosovo, Afrim Bunjaku. “I strongly condemn the killing of a police officer in north of R. Kosovo. My heart goes out to his family & colleagues. Full support for justice bringing perpetrators of this heinous act to justice. Acts of violence won’t undermine Kosovo’s stability. Citizens’ safety ...

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Road Conditions 22.09.2023

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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Mickoski: VMRO-DPMNE’s never Been More United

VMRO-DPMNE has never been more united, the party’s leader Hristijan Mickoski has assessed. “Over the past two days, I have received huge support from the people. I am now convinced that we can win 61 MP seats in the next elections,” he said on Thursday, answering a journalist’s question about the developments in relation to ex-PM Nikola Gruevski. Regarding the ...

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Geer: Judicial Council Developments in Summer and Changes Serious Concern

The developments in relation to the Judicial Council in the summer and the manner in which the Criminal Code changes were adopted are a serious concern for Brussels, the Head of the EU Delegation, Ambassador David Geer, assessed on Thursday. According to him, though progress was registered regarding the rule of law, in certain areas, the situation has to improve. ...

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Constitutionality of Prespa Agreement not to Be Assessed

The Constitutional Court has unanimously decided not to launch a procedure to assess the constitutionality in the Prespa Agreement case. The initiative to assess the constitutionality of the decree promulgating the Law was rejected as well. The Law on Ratification of the Agreement is in accordance with the Constitution, Court President Dobrila Kacarska said on Thursday, adding that the decree ...

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Working Version of Confiscation Draft-Law Text to Be Submitted to EU

The working version of the text of the Draft-Law on Confiscation of Assets in Civil Proceedings, which was being prepared in August by the working group headed by Deputy PM for Good Governance Policies Slavica Grkovska, will be submitted to the EU and Venice Commission. After the received opinions, it will be considered at a public debate before the wider ...

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Two Cases of Skopje BPPO Stopped at Court due to Criminal Code Changes

Two cases of the Skopje Basic Public Prosecutor’s Office have stopped at the Criminal Court as a result of the Criminal Code changes. According to information from the Office, they concerned Paragraph 3 in relation to abuse of official duty. Previously, the longest prison sentence was 20 years. Now, following the changes, the maximum sentence is up to four years. ...

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Foreign Minister Osmani Participates in Transatlantic Working Dinner

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani, upon an invitation from US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, participated in the Transatlantic Working Dinner held in the frames of the 78th UN General Assembly. Counterparts of Osmani from NATO members participated as well, as did the alliance’s Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg. The meeting focused on the current challenges facing the Transatlantic community, especially in the ...

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VMRO-DPMNE Leader Mickoski Responds to Gruevski’s Comments

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski has responded to Nikola Gruevski’s reaction to his statement for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, according to which the ex-PM has a “dirty deal” with the current government and there are secret negotiations for divisions to be caused within the party. On Wednesday, commenting on Gruevski’s stand that Mickoski should present proof that such a “dirty game” ...

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