Author Archives: Sasko Golov

British Ambassador Meets PM Zaev

PM Zoran Zaev hosted new Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Macedonia H.E. Rachel Galloway wishing her welcome and successful work. He expressed assurance she would continue the activities for further solidifying the bilateral ties. “The PM acquainted Ambassador Galloway with the current political situation in the country, with special emphasis on the creation of best conditions towards holding the ...

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Vice PM Osmani Meets Dutch Ambassador Plomp

Vice-Premier for European Affairs Bujar Osmani and Dutch Ambassador to Macedonia Wouter Plomp discussed Monday the activities for preparing the country to start the EU accession talks and new developments related to the upcoming referendum on the (name) agreement with Greece. “We (the government) have been working intensively on preparing the team for starting the (EU) accession talks, while keeping ...

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EU Commissioner Hahn Calls for Work toward Successful Referendum

The European Commission is satisfied with its Western Balkans strategy as it has triggered a new dynamic in the region, EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn says in an interview. Speaking to Euractiv Germany, Hahn notes that Macedonia in the past year has made a significant breakthrough alongside the remaining countries in the region, which have also registered a notable progress ...

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PM Zaev Meets Japanese Ambassador Haneda

Japan’s Ambassador to Macedonia H.E. Keiko Haneda on Monday congratulated Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on the name agreement reached with Greece. After its signing, the international community considers the two countries as two great friends, Haneda told Zaev at their joint meeting in Skopje. Japan has always been a great friend of Macedonia, PM Zaev said adding that he appreciated ...

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Stip Court of Appeals Lengthens Detention Measure against Novo Selo Mayor

The Stip Court of Appeals accepted the complaint lodged by the Strumica Prosecution about the annulment of the detention measure against Novo Selo Mayor Boro Stojcev and other people convicted of smuggling of cigarettes, issuing fresh detention measure. Namely on 25 July this month, the Strumica Basic Court sentenced the incumbent Novo Selo mayor Stojcev to prison term of 18 ...

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Road Conditions 30.07.2018

Good driving conditions are reported throughout the country on dry roads.   Motorists are generally advised to drive carefully, adjust their speed according to the weather conditions and respect road signalization.   Landslides are possible along the roads of Kocani-Makedonska Kamenica – Delcevo, Vinica – Berovo, Gostivar-Straza, Mavrovo – Debar – Struga, Demir Kapija – Udovo, Katlanovo-Veles, Krusevo-Demir Hisar and ...

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Romanian PM Dancila Meets Macedonian Counterpart

The NATO membership invitation for Macedonia is very important for you, but it is also important for us. We support the country’s EU integration process, which in fact requires the name referendum in late September to be successful, Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă told a news conference in Skopje alongside her Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev. “My visit here several months ...

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Referendum Likely to be Scheduled on Monday

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev has said that the referendum should be scheduled by July 30 in order to take place on September 30, especially after the formation of the State Election Commission (SEC), which members are to be sworn in on Monday. PM Zaev has voiced belief that the Parliament would take a decision over the referendum even without the ...

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FM Dimitrov Special Guest at Salzburg 2018 Festival Opening

Macedonia’s Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov was a special guest at the opening ceremony of the Salzburg Festival 2018 on an invitation of Karin Kneissl, Federal Minister for Europe of Austria – current holder of the EU Presidency. The guest list also included the Portuguese President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the Prime Ministers of the Czech Republic and Estonia, Andrej Babis ...

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Nikoloski: We will Reach Better Agreement if this Agreement Fails

VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski in an interview with Radio Free Europe says the order of priorities for Macedonia’s admission to NATO and EU are reforms and afterward solving of the name spat. Nikoloski assesses that much better deal can be struck with Greece as compared to the current one. “I am absolutely convinced that a better deal can be ...

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