Author Archives: Sasko Golov

French Ambassador Baumgartner: Enlargement in 2030 Possible

In an interview with Telma’s Utrinska (Morning) show, French Ambassador Cyrille Baumgartner says that it’s up to North Macedonia to assume obligations and continue the path to EU membership. In his view, enlargement by 2030 is possible, but time shouldn’t be wasted on that road. Regarding the Criminal Code changes, he notes that the situation is closely being followed. What’s ...

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Road Conditions 28.09.2023

Traffic on state roads runs smoothly, at some places roads are wet. 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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Opposition to Submit Numerous Amendments to Pardon Draft-Law

Regarding the Pardon Draft-Law, the opposition has announced it will be blocking the adoption in Parliament by filing amendments. The process to file amendments is enabled by the fact that the shortened procedure will be used in Parliament, not the so-called EU flag one. On Wednesday, VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski said opposition MPs would submit numerous amendments in order to ...

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Joveski: Public Prosecutor’s Office has Duty to Apply Criminal Code Changes

Chief Public Prosecutor Ljubomir Joveski said on Wednesday that Parliament had adopted the Criminal Code changes in a legal procedure, adding that his Office had the duty to apply them. Though the Government didn’t consult the Office, Joveski’s stand is that his institution’s stand is irrelevant because the adoption of the changes was a will of MPs. According to him, ...

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Constitutional Court Annuls Instructions over Certificates with Ethnicity Graph

The Constitutional Court has annulled the Instructions concerning certificates including an ethnicity graph. As the Court explained on Wednesday, Justice Minister Krenar Lloga violated the Constitution because the Instructions, signed on 29 May, were published 17 days after that, instead of within the one-week deadline. Commenting on the developments, Lloga welcomed the decision. As he added, he expects the Court ...

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PM Kovacevski Responds to Reactions to New Casino Companies Issue

Commenting on the reactions to the decision on new casino companies, PM Dimitar Kovacevski said on Wednesday it was being done in order for there to be responsible and controlled organisation of games of chance by the state. As he added, citizens bet online on foreign platforms, while now, the money will stay in the country. The PM also asked: ...

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Employees at Prosecutor’s Offices Start Strike

Employees at prosecutor’s offices have started a strike. As they said on Wednesday, they demand an increase of salaries by 78% and a salary supplement rise of 35%. Employees at all 28 offices in the country will not do their job. Exceptions will be made only for urgent matters, detention cases, and appeals that cannot be delayed. “Our demands are ...

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Justice Minister Lloga Meets UK Ambassador Lawson

On Wednesday, Justice Minister Krenar Lloga met with UK Ambassador Matthew Lawson. The support from the UK for achievement of the strategic goals, such as full- fledged EU membership, will continue in the period ahead too, it was said in the meeting. The constitutional changes process, Pardon Draft-Law, the new Criminal Code that should be adopted, judicial reforms, and upcoming ...

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Road Conditions 27.09.2023

Traffic on state roads runs smoothly, at some places roads are wet. 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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Pardon Draft-Law to Be Submitted to Parliament in Shortened Procedure

The Justice Ministry said on Tuesday that the Pardon Draft-Law would be submitted to Parliament in the shortened procedure. As the institution added, the document was adopted at the previous session of the Government. “The text of the Draft-Law that was adopted at the previous session was aligned and given for an opinion, after which the Government gave the green ...

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