Author Archives: Sasko Golov

Deputy PM Grkovska: Draft Changes to Restrictive Measures Law Prepared

The draft changes to the Law on Restrictive Measures, which is in procedure, on whose basis US, EU and other strategic partners’ sanctions will be processed in the frames of North Macedonia’s legislation, have been prepared, Deputy PM for Good Governance Policies Slavica Grkovska said on Wednesday. The UK will be added too as it is no longer part of ...

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Idrizovo Case: Ombudsperson Ziberi to Initiate Torture Charges against Police

Violent conduct by police against prisoners, non-compliance with rights of consumers, a violation of the right to equal education, paying for new travel documents even though citizens are not responsible for that were among the petitions highlighted by Ombudsperson Naser Ziberi on Wednesday. He described 2023 as especially unfavourable regarding the rights of children. Ziberi will initiate criminal charges concerning ...

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Petrovska and Jajaga on Popova Sapka Cross Issue

On Wednesday, the reactions to the developments related to the Popova Sapka Cross continued. Asked whether even Russian agendas for an unpeaceful Balkans were behind the Municipality’s decision to demolish it, Defence Minister Slavjanka Petrovska and the Deputy Minister, Tiron Jajaga, said the matter and ethnic relations as quasi-patriotism shouldn’t be used to score political-party points. On the other hand, ...

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Reactions to Decision on Popova Sapka Cross Continue

The Tetovo-Gostivar Diocese has already received the decision from Tetovo’s local authorities for a removal of the cross on Popova Sapka church property. The Diocese, however, said on Tuesday it would file a complaint over the matter. “We call on citizens not to fall for the increasingly frequent provocations and be dedicated to peace and good interreligious relations,” it said. ...

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Road Conditions 27.12.2023

Traffic on the state roads is ongoing in winter conditions, on wet roads in some places. JP Makedonijapat appeals for vigilance and adjustment of speed according to road conditions. Smaller landslides can occur along the cuts and ravines, which are regularly cleaned. The MAKEDONIJAPAT PE’s on-call teams are constantly on-site and keep all roads passable.

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SDSM Central Board Determines Caretaker Cabinet Candidates

On Tuesday, SDSM’s Central Board determined the caretaker cabinet candidates and authorised party leader Dimitar Kovacevski, on the basis of the initiative for a broad European front, to form a working group and talk to, as the party said, all political entities, NGOs, and all those who support the EU path and see the country’s future as a full-fledged EU ...

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Kovacevski Announces Vetting Process if SDSM wins Elections

If SDSM wins the elections, it will carry out a vetting process, according to PM and party leader Dimitar Kovacevski. As he said on Tuesday, that will cover not only named and elected officials, that is, everyone, from employees of courts to Customs Administration ones, will be part of the process. “There is a process that will be carried out ...

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Constitutional Court’s Kacarska Comments on Multiple Topics

On Tuesday, Constitutional Court President Dobrila Kacarska described the completion of the institution’s composition and the need to introduce the constitutional lawsuit mechanism as the main challenges for solving next year. The Court has eight judges though the foreseen number is nine. Regarding the constitutional lawsuit mechanism, Kacarska called on politicians to enable citizens to use it in order for ...

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Government Adopts Information Concerning Judiciary Strategy

At its session on Tuesday, the Government considered and adopted the Information concerning Development Sectoral Strategy on the Judiciary (2024-2028) with an Action Plan. The Strategy, according to the proponent, the Justice Ministry, is a strategic document whose adoption aims to lay down, plan, and employ policies for further development of the judicial system. During its final preparation, both experts’ ...

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Self-Determination Movement Issue Discussed at Holy Synod Session

The issue of announcements about participation of Kosovan PM Albin Kurti’s party, Self-Determination Movement, which would participate in the 2024 elections in North Macedonia was one of the topics discussed at the Holy Synod of the Ohrid Archdiocese’s session on Tuesday. “The Synod appeals to all Macedonian political factors, both government and opposition ones, as well as to well-intentioned Albanian ...

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