Author Archives: Sasko Golov

8 May as Election Date Acceptable Option for VMRO-DPMNE

According to VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski, holding presidential and parliamentary elections on 8 May is an acceptable option for his party. As he said on Tuesday, the country is already in a constitutional crisis regarding the elections because the State Election Commission (SEC) is without one member that needs to be nominated by the opposition from the ethnic Albanian bloc, ...

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Ex-Minister Filipce Quizzed by Oncology Clinic Committee of Inquiry

On Tuesday, ex-Health Minister Venko Filipce was quizzed by MPs who are part of the Oncology Clinic Committee of Inquiry. As he said, he wasn’t aware of the CATO system, which has for years not been used at the Clinic. Regarding the Clinic’s former head, Nino Vasev, Filipce described him as a top professional. However, he called on institutions to ...

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Road Conditions 18.10.2023

Traffic on state roads runs smoothly, on dry roads. At certain roads going through ravines, minor rockslides are possible. The MAKEDONIJAPAT PE calls for careful driving and adjustment of the speed to the conditions of the road. The MAKEDONIJAPAT PE’s on-call teams are constantly on-site and keep all roads passable.

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Issue of Working Group for Election Dates Raised at Coordination Meeting

The topic of working groups for discussing election dates was raised at Monday’s coordination meeting of Parliamentary Group heads, convened by Talat Xhaferi. The Parliament Speaker explained the legal procedures for scheduling elections to MPs and discussed also potential dates. According to unofficial information, he again said 5 May was the only option for the presidential and parliamentary election processes ...

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Berlin Process Leaders’ Summit Held in Tirana

Strengthening the economic performances for countries from the region, encouragement for continuing reforms, and a clear call to overcome disputes through dialogue were the messages from Monday’s Berlin Process Leaders’ Summit in Tirana. “This is a very special Summit. We have today the 10 th Berlin process, but for the very first time in the Western Balkans. And I think ...

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OSCE Chairperson Osmani Meets Ukraine’s Kuleba in Kyiv

During his visit to Ukraine in the capacity of OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani met on Monday with Ukraine’s Foreign Minister, Dmytro Kuleba. Ukraine and the protection of the Ukrainian people as an OSCE priority, the concrete activities being taken by the OSCE’s Support Programme for Ukraine, and the situation concerning the three OSCE members imprisoned in Donetsk and ...

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Additional Funds for TRIKAFTA Secured by Health Insurance Fund

On Monday, Health Minister Fatmir Mexhiti met representatives of the Cystic Fibrosis Association. “Last week, the Health Insurance Fund secured additional funds for TRIKAFTA for an additional number of cystic fibrosis patients,” the Ministry said in a press-release. As it added, that additional budget will significantly increase the number of patients that will receive therapy on the basis of a ...

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Oncology Clinic: Committee Continues Debate on Audit Office’s Report

  Parliament’s Finance and Budget Committee continued on Monday the debate on the State Audit Office’s report on the Oncology Clinic. The cytostatics case, too, was discussed again. VMRO-DPMNE MP Zaklina Pesevska stated that in addition to the CATO system not functioning, it was also symptomatic why the Public Prosecutor’s Office had opened the investigation following media reports, not after ...

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Committee on European Affairs Adopts Games of Chance Draft-Law

On Monday, Parliament’s Committee on European Affairs adopted the Games of Chance Draft-Law. The opposition once again accused the ruling majority of abusing the so- called EU flag procedure, adding that the law aimed to see money from gambling end up in companies close to DUI. On the other hand, the ruling majority’s representatives pointed out that it was about ...

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Road Conditions 17.10.2023

Traffic on state roads runs smoothly, on dry roads. At certain roads going through ravines, minor rockslides are possible. The MAKEDONIJAPAT PE calls for careful driving and adjustment of the speed to the conditions of the road. The MAKEDONIJAPAT PE’s on-call teams are constantly on-site and keep all roads passable.

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