Author Archives: Sasko Golov

Supreme Court’s Ademi Receives Commission’s Report from EU’s Geer

On Thursday, Supreme Court President Besa Ademi officially received the European Commission’s 2023 Report on Macedonia from the Head of the EU Delegation, Ambassador Geer. In his address, as the Court said in a press-release, the Ambassador welcomed the Court’s activities and pledges that are positively noted, stressing that the rule of law and the judiciary’s independence, efficiency, and transparency ...

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Marija Janiceska Nominated as OTA Director

The Committee on Election and Appointment Issues nominated on Thursday Marija Janiceska as Director of the Operational-Technical Agency (OTA). Janiceska, who has a law degree, has so far worked as an expert associate on general and common affairs at the OTA. The proposal was determined unanimously. For her to be elected, she will need a two-thirds majority at a plenary ...

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BESA’s Kasami Meets Czech, Polish, Hungarian and Slovak Ambassadors

On Thursday, BESA leader Bilall Kasami met with the Ambassadors of the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia, Jaroslav Ludva, Krzysztof Grzelczyk, Andras Klein, and Henrik Markus, respectively. As the party said, the meeting saw a discussion on the political situation in the country, stagnation of integration processes, steps that must be taken, and necessary reforms that must be implemented ...

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PM Kovacevski Delivers Address at UNESCO General Conference in Paris

On Thursday, PM Dimitar Kovacevski delivered an address at the 42 nd General Conference of UNESCO in Paris, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of North Macedonia’s membership. “It’s a huge honour for me to be the first PM from the Republic of North Macedonia delivering an address from this rostrum. The pleasure is even greater because this address ...

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Road Conditions 09.11.2023

Traffic on state roads runs smoothly, on somewhat wet 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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European Commission Report: Criticism of Judiciary and Work of Parliament

The European Commission’s 2023 Report on North Macedonia includes fierce criticism over several areas, including the judiciary and corruption. “The country is in between some and moderate level of preparation in the prevention and fight against corruption. No progress was made. Corruption remains prevalent in many areas and is an issue of concern. Delays and reversals in trials of high-level ...

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European Commission Adopts Growth Plan for Western Balkans

On Wednesday, the European Commission adopted the Growth Plan for the Western Balkans. As it said, the aim is to bring some of the benefits of membership to the region in advance of accession, boost economic growth, and accelerate much needed socio- economic convergence. Commission President von der Leyen described the Plan’s potential as extraordinary.

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Reactions to European Commission’s 2023 Report on North Macedonia

Expectedly, the European Commission’s 2023 Report on North Macedonia sparked accusations between ruling parties and the opposition. Foreign Minister and DUI Vice-President Bujar Osmani said on Wednesday that one of the major problems was that Parliament was blocked and there was no adoption of laws. As he added, the opposition is blocking Chapters 23 and 24, which concern the fight ...

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DUI’s Osmani Comments on Several Topics

DUI Vice-President Bujar Osmani stated on Wednesday that there was a created perception that in every institution where ethnic Albanians worked, it meant DUI was present there. Regarding the accusations from the ethnic Albanian opposition about alleged political influence of DUI on the judiciary and links with Supreme Court Judges, he stated that not all ethnic Albanians working at institutions ...

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Dabovic-Anastasovska Nomination Supported by Parliament Committee

On Wednesday, Parliament’s Committee on Election and Appointment Issues supported SDSM’s nominee for Constitutional Court Judge, university professor Jadranka Dabovic- Anastasovska. As opposition MPs said, unlike other nominees by the ruling party, Dabovic-Anastasovska is a prominent attorney. They, however, stated that the ruling coalition was rushing the nominees and exerting pressure for them to be elected without them being presented ...

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