Author Archives: Sasko Golov

PM Kovacevski Comments on Issue of Protests and Salaries

Meetings between the Government’s Social-Economic Team and representatives of trade unions will continue, while demands will be made according to what the Budget permits, PM Dimitar Kovacevski assessed on Thursday, answering journalists’ questions about protests being organised by multiple trade unions. “There has been dialogue so far too. Such meetings resulted in a new general collective agreement that increased public ...

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Dzhambazki and Mirakovska Confront Views on Skopje-Sofia Relations

Though topics concerning civil society, the environment, and the energy crisis were on the agenda of the session of the EU-North Macedonia Joint Parliamentary Committee in Strasbourg, Bulgarian MEPs used it to reiterate accusations towards North Macedonia over, as they said, violation of human rights and spread of hate speech. As MEP Angel Dzhambazki stated, the issue of hate speech ...

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Kumanovo Municipality Files Charge over Sopot Museum-Memorial Centre

Kumanovo Municipality has filed a criminal charge against an organised group of unknown persons suspected of appropriation of immovables and unlawful constructing at a location in Sopot village. As local authorities said on Thursday, the group, for a longer period of time, committed the crimes and built a museum-memorial centre. The group’s activities, the Municipality added, ended on 6 November ...

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Reactions to Evro-Kom Factory Fire Continue

Commenting on the Evro-Kom factory fire, Eco Guerilla called on Thursday on authorities to conduct controls and check whether there was compliance with all safety measures provided for such companies. Four fire-fighters that were part of the activities to put the fire under control received medical help in a hospital in Tetovo for breathing problems caused by the thick smoke. ...

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Road Conditions 23.11.2023

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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Meeting in Skopje: Stoltenberg Expresses Concern over Balkans’ Stability

The informal meeting bringing together NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenber, PM Dimitar Kovacevski, Albanian PM Edi Rama, Croatian President Zoran Milanovic, Montenegrin PM Milojko Spajic, and Slovenian PM Robert Golob, was held in Skopje on Wednesday. Stoltenberg expressed concern over the stability of the Balkans following the tensions in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo. As he assessed, the region is ...

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NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg: North Macedonia a Highly-Valued Ally

In an interview with MIA on Wednesday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg described North Macedonia as a highly-valued Ally. “North Macedonia contributes to our shared security and NATO membership is good for North Macedonia, but it’s also good for NATO and I’m impressed by the progress I’ve seen. I’ve also seen that NATO membership has enabled more investments, more foreign ...

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Deputy PM Maricic Meets Germany’s Sarrazin and Slovenia’s Franges

On Wednesday, Deputy PM for European Affairs Bojan Maricic met the German Government’s Special Representative for the Countries of the Western Balkans, Manuel Sarrazin, and Slovenia’s Special Envoy for the region, Anzej Franges. The meeting focused on North Macedonia’s EU path. Experiences and views were shared about using the benefits of the Growth Plan, constitutional changes, and other topics. “The ...

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Lloga Believes Elections will Be Held Simultaneously on 8 May

Joint election lists are still an open topic between ruling coalition partners. Alliance for Albanians is analysing and talking to SDSM and DUI. The party’s also consulting its members. However, even though it is not closing the issue, party leader Arben Taravari said on Tuesday that the stand for now was that “at this moment, it’s a little problematic for ...

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Debate on Constitutional Appeal Instrument

Air pollution, wire-tapping, violation of the right to inheritance, maternity, and ownership are among the constitutionally guaranteed rights of citizens over which they cannot start a procedure before the Constitutional Court because the instrument of constitutional appeal doesn’t exist in the country. As the Court’s President, Dobrila Kacarska, said on Wednesday, over the past three decades, hundreds of applications by ...

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