Author Archives: Sasko Golov

Defendants in “27 April Incidents” Case Revoke Witnesses, Evidence

The MPs which are defendants in the judicial case focusing on the incidents that occurred in the Parliament of Macedonia on 27 April 2017, Ljuben Arnaudov, Krsto Mukoski, Saso Vasilevski, Ljupco Dimovski and Johan Tarculovski gave up on the opportunity to provide defence before the court in this case. The lawyer of Mukoski informed that his client has withdrawn on ...

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Road Conditions, 28.11.2018

Poor driving conditions are reported throughout the country on wet roads. Poor visibility reported around the mountain pass Straza because of fog, with up to 80m visibility, and Pletvar, with up to 50m visibility. Drizzling rain is possible throughout the country. Certain roadways passing through valleys and canyons can be susceptible to light rockslides, such as Kocani – Makedonska Kamenica ...

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Russia Demands Prespa Agreement to be Discussed in UN Security Council

The Russian Mission to OSCE announced via their Twitter profile that the dialogue and final agreement in accordance with Section 3 from the Resolution 845 on the name dispute between Macedonia and Greece should be discussed by the Security Council of the United Nations (UN), following the latest report of OSCE on Macedonia. “We hope that the name issue can ...

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Draft-amendments for Constitutional Changes Delivered to Parliament

The draft-amendments for changes to the Constitution of Macedonia in accordance with the Prespa Agreement between Macedonia and Greece were officially delivered to the Parliament of Macedonia on Monday. The amendments include the notices from the independent MP group of VMRO-DPMNE of 8 MPs that previously supported the necessity of these amendments. The Amendment XXXIII will replace the words “(Republic ...

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DW: Gruevski left Macedonia via Illegal Border Crossing

The service of Deutsche Welle (DW) in Macedonian reports that former PM Nikola Gruevski has left Macedonia illegally, through an illegal border crossing. As DW reports, Gruevski cannot be seen on any of the recordings from the security cameras of the border crossings on the border between Macedonia and Albania. The recordings from the Albanian control points are yet to ...

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Parliament rejects Draft-Law on Full Amnesty for 27 April Parliament Incidents

The Parliament officially rejected the draft-law on full amnesty for participants in the Parliament Incidents on 27 April 2017, filed by VMRO-DPMNE. “This law focuses on amnesty for all participants in the incidents; those charged and convicted for violence, for the attempted murder of MP Zijadin Sela, and for terroristic organising and endangering of the state’s security. If the government ...

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Ivanov: EU Should Start Accepting New Members as Soon as Possible

The President of Macedonia Gjorge Ivanov attends the 9th Bosporus Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. At the summit, Ivanov spoke about the challenges Macedonia faces, including the integration in the EU. “The EU was the most successful peace project that mobilised the countries in the Balkans. We are voluntarily changing our societies in order to become a part of this union. ...

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Road Conditions, 27.11.2018

Good driving conditions are reported throughout the country on mostly dry roads, with wet patches at times. 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 ...

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Politico Europe: Hungarian Intelligence Involved in Gruevski’s Escape

Citing two individuals involved in Nikola Gruevski’s escape to Budapest, Brussels-based news agency “Politico Europe” reports that Hungarian intelligence services are involved in Gruevski’s escape from Macedonia to Hungary. From the Government of Hungary they still do not comment on these claims, while the country’s Foreign Minister previously confirmed that Hungarian diplomats accompanied the former Macedonian PM on his way ...

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Zaev: I have not Contacted Gruevski Before his Escape

The PM Zoran Zaev denies the claims in certain media that he contacted former PM Nikola Gruevski moments before he escaped from Macedonia. “Ever since I became PM, I have not contacted Gruevski. The last contacts we had were before the events on 27 April 2017 in the Parliament took place, and we spoke about unblocking the political processes in ...

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