Author Archives: Sasko Golov

Vetting process at Interior Ministry most Likely to start Next year

Though the vetting process for the Interior Ministry has been announced for some time, it will most likely be carried out next year. A law needs to be prepared first, Minister Oliver Spasovski points out, adding that it is a serious process that should end well for the institution. According to him, the process, which will not be easy and ...

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Rama announces Free movement Between Macedonia and Albania in near Future

2019 will be a year when there will be no border between Kosovo and Albania, Albanian PM Edi Rama said in his New Year’s address. Also, he announced free movement between Macedonia and Albania in the near future. “I believe that the border between Albania and Kosovo will in the spring be according to the Schengen Agreement criterion. In the ...

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Road Conditions, 03.01.2018

Poor driving conditions are reported throughout the country on wet roads, with patches of muddy snow at times. Heavy road vehicles bans are in effect on the Mavrovo-Debar, Gostivar-Kicevo roadways and the mountain pass Straza and Struga-Kjafasan. Certain roadways passing through valleys and canyons can be susceptible to light rockslides, such as Kocani – Makedonska Kamenica – Delcevo, Vinica – ...

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Three protest Leaders receive Amnesty over 27 April case

On Friday, three of the leaders of the protests in 2017, Vlado Jovanovski, Boris Damovski and Bogdan Ilievski, received an amnesty within the frameworks of the process concerning the 27 April 2017 attacks in Parliament. That means that 15 persons, including the MPs, were amnestied. The remaining 14 didn’t meet the conditions. According to the Criminal Court, the process to ...

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House arrest for Mijalkov, Janakieski, Bozinovski, Arsovska and Josifovic

Judge Vesna Dimiskova didn’t make a decision on Friday to replace the detention measure with house arrest for the former Director of the Security and Counter-Intelligence Administration (UBK), Saso Mijalkov, because the Special Prosecutor’s Office’s (SPO) proposal to annul the measure was incomplete and she returned to the SPO to be amended. Once an appropriate proposal is filed, a decision ...

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Politicians deliver Video addresses on Occasion of New Year’s

In a video address on the occasion of New Year’s on Sunday, President Gjorge Ivanov said that everyone wants to forget 2018 as soon as possible and 2019 to be a year when the wishes and dreams of all citizens come true. In it, he underlines the importance of fundamental human values. “Let’s be brave before the call of responsibility ...

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President Ivanov urges MPs to reject Name deal in Address before Parliament

In his last annual address before Parliament, on Friday, President Gjorge Ivanov urged MPs to reject the name deal and not to support the constitutional changes. According to him, the price of solving the name dispute is legal and historical humiliation of the Macedonian people. Regarding the name deal with Bulgaria, Ivanov said it deconstructed Macedonia’s history. As far as ...

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Reactions to Ivanov’s speech in Parliament

Commenting on Gjorge Ivanov’s address to Parliament, the Government said the President continued to divide Macedonia’s citizens and obstruct their progress by spreading lies and hate. As it was added in the press-release, Ivanov can only talk about his mandate’s failure because Macedonia is set on the success road. “Ivanov is a politician that isn’t committed to Macedonia’s strategic interest,” ...

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Ktozias Optimistic about Skopje-Athens relations and Name deal Ratification

Former Greek FM Nikos Kotzias is convinced that the most friendsly relations between countries in Europe will be the ones “between North Macedonia and Greece”. According to him, the Prespa Agreement will have a positive effect on both countries once it is ratified. Kotzias adds that will likely meet Macedonian FM Nikola Dimitrov at a conference in March in Athens. ...

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Road Conditions, 31.12.2018

Good driving conditions are reported throughout the country, on mostly dry roads. Certain roadways passing through valleys and canyons can be susceptible to light rockslides, such as Kocani – Makedonska Kamenica – Delcevo, Vinica – Berovo, Gostivar – Straza, Mavrovo – Debar – Struga, Demir Kapija – Udovo, Katlanovo – Veles, Krusevo – Demir Hisar, and Resen – Bukovo. Motorists ...

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