Author Archives: Sasko Golov

Still Unknown Whether Russia’s Lavrov will Attend OSCE Event

It’s still not known whether Russian FM Lavrov will come to Skopje for the OSCE Ministerial Council. Lawyer Toni Menkinoski tells Sitel that if North Macedonia doesn’t allow Lavrov to enter, it will both violate the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and send a message that it has a hostile rhetoric towards certain countries. According to information the lawyer has, ...

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Democratic Party of Turks of Macedonia in Favour of Simultaneous Elections

The Democratic Party of Turks of Macedonia believes that the two election processes should be held simultaneously. “Instead of seeing the big picture, unfortunately, the narrow-party interest of the major political parties from the ruling majority and from the opposition will ultimately lead to the people paying the biggest price,” the Party said on Monday. According to it, the parliamentary ...

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Working Group for Judicial Council Holds Second Meeting

The working group for the Judicial Council is focusing on the manner of election of all Council members. On Monday, it held its second meeting. “There was a discussion on the problems facing the Council,” the head of the group, academician Vlado Kambovski, told Kanal 5. The plan is also to fill the legal void over the Council members’ liability. ...

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Road Conditions 20.11.2023

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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Spasovski: Expansion of US Blacklist Expected

According to Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski, the expansion of the US blacklist is expected. As he said on Friday, he believes new names will be added in the future, too. The Minister considers that the latest changes to the blacklist should also result in concrete measures domestically, such as laws to ban the participation of blacklisted entities in tenders to ...

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Nikoloski: Spasovski has Zero Credibility about Blacklist-Related Ideas

Asked about Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski’s statement regarding a legal framework for companies designated by the US Department of the Treasury not to be able to participate in public procurement, VMRO-DPMNE Vice-President Aleksandar Nikoloski said on Saturday he agreed with that. “I think that’s something that should be given serious thought. In the first part, I think it’s a good ...

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New Reactions to US Blacklist

On Friday, asked about the part of the press-release by the Department of the Treasury concerning ex-PM Zoran Zaev and ex-Government Secretary-General Dragi Raskovski in relation to Montenegro’s Miodrag Davidovic, Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski said he didn’t have such information. Asked whether it had been aware or acted upon information about bribery, highlighted in the Treasury’s decision, the Public Prosecutor’s ...

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PM Kovacevski: VMRO-DPMNE Opposing Continuation of EU Path

According to PM Dimitar Kovacevski, VMRO-DPMNE is responsible for halting the EU path of North Macedonia. “There was a VMRO-DPMNE-led government for 11 years. During that period, there was no step forward, no decision regarding NATO and EU membership. It always postponed solutions, which resulted in us having more difficult and worse ones,” he said in an interview with Kanal ...

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Mickoski Expects Elections to Be Held Simultaneously

Even though there is no confirmation, VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski expects the elections to be held simultaneously. He believes that will happen due to previous statements by members of DUI’s leadership about the issue of simultaneous elections. According to VMRO-DPMNE, if the parliamentary elections are held in the so-called regular period, that should be done on 8 May while the ...

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New Reactions to Popova Sapka Cross

The reactions to the Popova Sapka cross have continued. Tetovo Mayor and BESA leader Bilall Kasami, together with his coalition partners from the ethnic Albanian coalition, have called on the Ohrid Archdiocese to immediately remove it. In their view, DUI and SDSM are exploiting religious facilities to score political points. When it comes to DUI Vice President Bujar Osmani, however, ...

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