Author Archives: Sasko Golov

SPO Opens Six New High-Level Crime Cases

The Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO), tasked with investigating high-level crimes, said Wednesday that it has opened six new investigations. They probe allegations involving financial damage to the national budget estimated at nearly €80 million. Each investigation has its codename, namely Gift, Propaganda, Design, Harmony, Base Stations and Patient. Former finance minister Zoran Stavreski and former transport minister Mile Janakieski and ...

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EPP Might Exclude VMRO-DPMNE from own Ranks

VMRO-DPMNE could be expelled from the European People’s Party (EPP) if it persisted with its non-constructive attitude towards the Prespa Agreement, EPP members say. The EPP is the largest and most influential political group in the European Union, bringing together almost all center-right parties of the EU member and candidate states. The EPP currently includes 77 parties and partners from ...

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Macedonia to Officially Launch Accession Talks on Oct. 18-19

Macedonia on Oct. 18-19 at the NATO headquarters in Brussels will officially launch accession talks to join the Alliance. The government yesterday at a session reviewed and passed an information on forming a working committee tasked with realizing the accession talks, government spokesman Mile Bosnjakovski told a news conference Wednesday. Macedonia, he said, is fully prepared for these talks. The ...

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Tsipras – Steinmeier Meeting: Prespa Agreement Brave Step

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at their Thursday’s meeting in Athens assessed the Prespa Agreement as courageous and brave step. Steinmeier welcomed the agreement between Macedonia and Greece, expressing regret for the outcome of the referendum, while Tsipras said that the Prespa Agreement is a model of understanding and mutual respect for two nations. “I hope ...

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Road Conditions, 12.10.2018

Good driving conditions are reported throughout the country on dry roads. Moderate traffic outside urban areas. No delays at border crossings, except the necessary period for customs formalities. Landslides are possible along the roads of Kocani – Makedonska Kamenica – Delcevo, Vinica – Berovo, Gostivar – Straza, Mavrovo – Debar – Struga, Demir Kapija – Udovo, Katlanovo – Veles, Krusevo ...

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PM Zaev: 2/3 Majority to be secured through Talks

PM Zoran Zaev stated on Tuesday he cannot confirm whether two/third majority was reached in parliament to adopt constitutional amendments, voicing optimism, however, that through inclusive debate the progressive element will prevail. “This cannot be stated by anyone. This can be said at the moment of decision making, of course through the debate in parliament. In the talks we saw ...

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AFET Adopts Report on Macedonia

The European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) by 47 votes ‘for’, nine ‘against’ and one ‘restrained’ adopted Tuesday the report of rapporteur Ivo Vajgl on Macedonia, which supports a launch of the country’s EU accession talks in June of 2019.  The EP report on the 2018 European Commission Report on Macedonia should now be adopted at the EP plenary ...

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Hearing in Parliament Incident Case

Nikola Vojminovski charged with murder attempt on AA leader Ziadin Sela in his testimony before the court said from what he could hear the plan was for President Gjorge Ivanov to declare state of emergency and some people to be arrested. Answering questions, he said he had entered the parliament with the intention to help the injured. He said that ...

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German Chancellor Merkel Extends Support to Zaev

The German chancellor, Angela Merkel has sent a letter to Macedonian Prime Minister, Zoran Zaev to express her support for his government. In this letter, Merkel says that time has come to take important decisions for the future of the country. Merkel also stressed that the Prespa agreement offers a historical opportunity for the country and strengthens relations with neighbouring ...

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Government: Report on Components for NATO Accession Talks Adopted

At its regular session Tuesday the Government reviewed and adopted a report on the components of the accession talks for NATO membership the Republic of Macedonia should join on October 18-19 in the Alliance’s headquarters in Brussels. The government also reviewed and adopted a report for establishing a Working Committee on Macedonia’s integration with NATO. At today’s session a report ...

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