Author Archives: Sasko Golov

Joseph: Macedonia-Greece Name Issue Agreement Worthy of Nobel Prize

In an interview for the Greek Athens-Macedonia News Agency (ANA-MPA), political analyst and former member of the International Crisis Group Edward Joseph says the agreement on the name issue reached between Macedonia and Greece deserves a Nobel Prize because it has created a new model for resolution of international disputes. “The real reason why this agreement deserves the Nobel Prize ...

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Skopje Observes Anniversary of 2016 Great Floods

The Municipality of Gazi Baba and the City of Skopje observe the two-year anniversary since the great floods in parts of Skopje and the villages of Stajkovci, Singelic and Smilkovci. The floods occurred on 6 August 2016, and 28 people lost their lives and the homes of hundred others were partially or completely destroyed. From SDSM they levelled accusations at ...

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Roma Holocaust Memorial Day Observed

Macedonia marked Monday the Roma Holocaust Memorial Day – 2 August, which remembers the murders of hundreds of thousands of Roma by the Nazis and their allies during World War II. “The exact number of killed Roma is not known, because there are no data. As today, many of them did not have personal identification and were often counted only ...

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Taravari: AA to Support Name Issue Referendum

Gostivar Mayor and Alliance for Albanians (AA) Sec Gen Arben Taravari said that his party will support the referendum about the Name Issue Agreement between Macedonia and Greece and Macedonia’s integration in NATO and EU. “In principle, the Alliance for Albanians will vote “Yes” in the referendum. By not endorsing the referendum decision at a recent parliament session, our deputies ...

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Skopje to Donate 70 Artworks to Athens

Several Macedonian painters, sculptors and other artists joined the initiative of graphic designer Zoran Kadrula for donating artworks to Athens as solidarity after the great fires that recently caught the Greek capital. The City of Skopje will provide the transport of around 70 artworks to Athens. Skopje’s Museum of Contemporary Art houses a similar donation of artworks the city received ...

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Road Conditions 07.08.2018

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 Resen – ...

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PM Zaev: Macedonia needs Wise Politicians to Provide a Better Future

In these crucial moments Macedonia needs unity, responsible politicians that will enable citizens to voice their opinion on the country’s future at a referendum, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev says in an interview with 1TV. “President Gjorge Ivanov and the opposition VMRO-DPMNE have been staunch advocates of a referendum for over a decade and now oppose the process, which is a ...

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Organisations Launch Campaign for Boycott of Referendum

About thirty civic associations, political parties and NGOs signed Sunday a memo of cooperation in order to boycott the name referendum in Macedonia, scheduled for 30 September. Under the helm of United Macedonia party leader Janko Bacev, they set up a crisis headquarters for the campaign. The anti-referendum campaign brings together the ‘Hristijansko Bratsvo’ (Christian Fraternity); ‘Makedonium’; ‘Amenet 1903’ (1903 ...

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EC: All Politicians should aid Implementation of Macedonia-Greece Agreement

The European Commission expects for all political stakeholders in Macedonia to ensure the implementation of the (name) agreement with Greece by supporting the common strategic goal for the country’s EU-integration. Commenting the speech of President Gjorge Ivanov at the Republic Day celebration in Krusevo, EC officials reaffirmed Brussels’ support of Skopje-Athens agreement. “Brussels calls on the citizens of Macedonia to ...

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