Author Archives: Sasko Golov

Road Conditions 17.11.2023

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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U.S. Treasury Designates Samsonenko, his Wife, and Kamchev’s Mother

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated businessperson Sergey Samsonenko, his wife, Irina Samsonenko, and businessperson Jordan Kamchev’s mother, Ratka Kunoska Kamcheva, pursuant to Western Balkans-related Executive Order (E.O.) 14033. “Samsonenko, Irina, and Kamcheva are being designated pursuant to E.O. 14033 for having materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological ...

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US Ready to Contribute to Stability of Western Balkans, Says Wallander

At the US-Adriatic Charter (A5) Defence Ministerial Meeting in Skopje on Thursday, Celeste Wallander, US Assistant Secretary of Defence for International Security Affairs, said her country was ready to contribute to the Western Balkans’s stability. As she added, the US is very grateful to its allies and partners in the Western Balkans that are committed and act to reach compromise, ...

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European Commission’s Report Discussed in Parliament

At Thursday’s joint session of the National European Integration Council and the Committee on European Affairs of Parliament, the European Commission’s Report on North Macedonia was discussed. The Head of the EU Delegation, Ambassador David Geer, citing the document, said much more work was needed regarding judiciary, corruption, and human rights. According to him, there’s no progress in fighting crime, ...

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Osmani and Hungarian Counterpart Szijjarto Comment on Several Topics

On Thursday, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto paid a visit to Skopje, where he met his counterpart, Bujar Osmani. As the Hungarian politician said, it should be admitted that the EU has been seriously weakened, while its position should be solidified through reason. He pointed to Bulgaria as the main halter on North Macedonia’s EU path. According to Osmani, the ...

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SCPC’s Ivanovska: Impunity and Non-Rule of Law are Reasons for Report

At a lecture on fight against corruption and Goce Delcev Primary School in Tetovo and Perparimi Primary School in Recica, on Thursday, State Commission for Prevention of Corruption (SCPC) President Biljana Ivanovska said impunity and the non-rule of law in the system was the reason for the European Commission’s critical report. In her view, to change the situation, most changes ...

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Trade Union of Court Administration Starts Series of Protests

The Independent Trade Union of Court Administration started on Thursday a series of protests outside courts. The protests will last until Monday. Next week, a potential strike will be held. If it is staged, work of courts will be blocked. The Union demands a salary increase of 78% and criticises the fact that it is not part of the negotiations ...

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OSCE’s Osmani Expects All Ministers to Attend Ministerial Council

OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Bujar Osmani expects all ministers to attend the Ministerial Council in Skopje. As he said on Wednesday regarding the issue of participation of Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, the EU’s decision on overflights by Russian planes doesn’t concern events of multilateral nature such as the OSCE. He stated that all visa requests for countries for which visas were ...

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Road Conditions 16.11.2023

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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Osmani not Giving up on December as Deadline for Constitutional Changes

Though there is just one month to go until the European Council’s Summit, Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani is optimistic all conditions for a start of negotiations with the EU will be met. “I cannot say that we’ve missed the chance. We will work until the last minute. However, it’s clear that without the constitutional changes, neither the second intergovernmental conference ...

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