Author Archives: Sasko Golov

Name issue Deal reached, Greek PM Tsipras tells President Pavlopoulos

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday that Athens and Skopje had reached a historic agreement over the name issue. “I have good news, a while ago we reached an agreement with the Prime Minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on an issue which has been on our minds for many years,” Tsipras told Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos ...

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Mogherini and Hahn congratulate Zaev and Tsipras on reaching Name deal

OK  “We wholeheartedly congratulate Prime Ministers Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev for their determination and leadership in reaching this historic agreement between their countries, which contributes to the transformation of the entire region of South-East Europe. This achievement belongs to the leaders of the two countries and their teams, but first and foremost it belongs to all the citizens of ...

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NATO Sec Gen Stoltenberg describes Name agreement as Historic

“I warmly welcome the agreement reached between Prime Ministers Tsipras and Zaev on a solution to the name dispute between Athens and Skopje,” NATO Sec Gen Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday. He described the agreement as historic. “This historic agreement is testament to many years of patient diplomacy, and to the willingness of these two leaders to solve a dispute ...

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UN mediator Nimetz welcomes Name agreement

UN mediator Matthew Nimetz welcomed on Tuesday the name issue deal. “I would like to congratulate the parties for reaching a successful conclusion to the talks and for resolving the difference between them. I have no doubt this agreement will lead to a period of enhanced relations between the two neighbouring countries and especially between their people. In that context, ...

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VMRO-DPMNE Leader Criticises Government over Name Deal

On Tuesday, the leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski, described the agreement over the name dispute as capitulation and defeat. “The whole situation about the competences of the institution for running the processes needs to be clarified, i.e. which institution has the competence to sign such international types – the government or the President of the country. VMRO-DPMNE’s stands are known, ...

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Museums

There are more than several worthwhile museums around Skopje.   The Museum of the City of Skopje   Museum of Macedonia   Archaeological Museum of Macedonia   Macedonian Museum of Natural History

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Buss routes

Skopje has good bus coverage with reasonable fees. An electronic payments system is used, available with either a prepaid card or by phone payment. The full bus schedule can be found here: http://jsp.com.mk/VozenRed.aspx or here: http://jsp.com.mk/PlanskiVozenRed.aspx  

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Zaev and Tsipras have Telephone conversation

PM Zoran Zaev and Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras had a one-hour-long telephone conversation on Monday. As the Macedonian government explained, Zaev and Tsipras talked about the remaining issues and reviewed several ideas for solutions. The conversation, the Macedonian government added, lasted from 2 to 3 p.m. local Macedonian time. Following the one-hour-long conversation, they agreed to talk again on Tuesday. ...

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PM Zaev hopes Name deal will be Reached on Tuesday

On Monday, PM Zoran Zaev told the Top Tema TV show that he hoped a deal over the name would be reached on Tuesday. “Our final goal is for us to reach a fear deal that will be based on facts,” he said, among other things. The PM reiterated the already known stand that there will be no European Union ...

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Parliamentary debate on EC Report on Macedonia’s progress

Within the frameworks of Parliament’s debate on the EC’s Report on Macedonia’s progress, the Deputy PM for European Affairs, Bujar Osmani, said that two weeks away from the EU Summit, the moment of the document’s practical valorisation was getting closer in terms of the recommendations to start negotiations. “It will surely in the end be a political decision burdened also ...

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