Author Archives: Sasko Golov

Armakolas: Prespa Agreement Foundation for Future Friendship

The Prespa Agreement is the foundation for the friendship between the two countries. It is unpopular to a certain extent in both countries, but important for them and the region, said Ioannis Armakolas of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) on Tuesday. Armakolas expects the process of the agreement’s implementation to be sensitive in Greece, but expressed ...

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Government Forwards Text for Amending Constitution to Parliament

At Monday’s extraordinary session the government reviewed the proposal for amending the Constitution of the Republic of Macedonia and defined the text. It was afterward forwarded to the Parliament as confirmed by PS Talat Xhaferi. As Government spokesperson Mile Bosnjakovski informs the government proposes adding the adjective North in the name of Republic of Macedonia before the word Macedonia. It ...

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Ex Minister Jankuloska Sentenced to Six Years in Prison in ‘Tank’ Case

Former Interior Minister Gordana Jankuloska was sentenced to six years in prison for her part in the procurmeent of a Mercedes in value of over 600,000 euro.  Jankuloska is the third ex public office holder convicted for the disputable procurment of the Mercedes in the case codanamed Tank. Previously, former Assistant Interior Minister Gjoko Popovski was issued 6.5 years prison ...

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Stoltenberg: No Plan B for Macedonia

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg reiterated Monday that the implementation of the name agreement with Greece is the only way to Macedonia’s NATO membership, and that there is no other way or plan B for the country’s admission to the military alliance.  “NATO is ready to accept Macedonia as the 30th member very soon after the implementation of the name agreement, ...

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Samaras: Future Greek Governments to be free from Agreement Obligations

We will not let them sell our Macedonia. I always supported the idea that we cannot give to Skopje the name Macedonia because simply put, from that moment on, everyone will begin officially addressing them not as Northmacedonians, Uppermacedonians, but only as Macedonians, said the former Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, during his speech in front of the members of ...

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Mickoski Open Letter to Zaev

SDSM rejected, the Prime Minister is silent. Masks have fallen and the true face of the government was revealed. In an open letter to PM Zoran Zaev, VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski said Zaev has shown three things. Firstly, through not accepting the proposal and his silence about the formation of an independent prosecution that will fight crime he has acted ...

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MEPs Share Opinions on Developments in Macedonia

Members of the European Parliament shared opinions Monday on developments in Macedonia following the referendum on the name agreement. Tuesday, the EP Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) should vote on the report on the 2018 European Commission Report on Macedonia, as well as a vocal amendment presented by EP’s rapporteur for Macedonia Ivo Vajgl. The amendment refers to the referendum ...

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Mickoski: Two Options for Emerging from Crisis

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski met on Saturday with representatives of political parties from the Coalition for Better Macedonia. At Sunday’s press conference Mickoski said the options are early elections with formation of Przino-style government and public prosecutor at the proposal of the opposition or rejecting the agreement and elections after which national prosecutor is to be elected via consensus of ...

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Court of Appeals Affirms 2 Year Prison Term for Gruevski

The Appellate Court in Skopje dismissed an appeal by former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, as being ‘groundless’, against a ruling over a two-year prison sentence. The Skopje court partially upheld an appeal by a defendant, namely the former associate interior minister, Gjoko Popovski. It changed a section of the sentencing decision and sentenced him to a 4.6 years in prison ...

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Macedonian – German Forum on Politics and Economy

Macedonia and Germany have close and deep cooperation and share excellent business relations, which is a stable foundation for the future, it was concluded by participants in the second Macedonian-German forum “Building Bridges – Politics and Economy”. The forum was organized Friday in Skopje by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Institute for Social Research – MK 91. Last year, ...

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