Author Archives: Sasko Golov

Court Administration Members Organise New Protest

Court administration members staged a new protest on Tuesday. They reiterated their demands: a salary increase of 78% (a raise identical to the one officials received) and reintroduction of the supplements of 35%. If their demands fall on deaf ears, they will block the whole court system. They also insisted on a meeting with PM Dimitar Kovacevski to present their ...

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Experts Voice Stands on Amnesty Law

Constitutional law professor Svetomir Skaric says that though the amnesty process is needed and prisons are overcrowded, constitutional and criminal law suffer because Parliament enters the judicial power. His stand is that such laws destroy the judiciary. Academician Vlado Kambovski agrees that prisons in North Macedonia are below international standards. However, he adds that it should be examined whether the ...

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Bytyqi Announces Law to Change Legislation concerning Salaries of Officials

In an interview with 24 TV on Monday, Deputy PM Fatmir Bytyqi announced a law to change the legislation concerning salaries of officials. As he explained, the goal is to adopt a more just law that would free funds that will be intended for anti-crisis measures for the most vulnerable categories. The decision was made after the Government had made ...

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8 May as Election Date Acceptable Option for VMRO-DPMNE

According to VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski, holding presidential and parliamentary elections on 8 May is an acceptable option for his party. As he said on Tuesday, the country is already in a constitutional crisis regarding the elections because the State Election Commission (SEC) is without one member that needs to be nominated by the opposition from the ethnic Albanian bloc, ...

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Ex-Minister Filipce Quizzed by Oncology Clinic Committee of Inquiry

On Tuesday, ex-Health Minister Venko Filipce was quizzed by MPs who are part of the Oncology Clinic Committee of Inquiry. As he said, he wasn’t aware of the CATO system, which has for years not been used at the Clinic. Regarding the Clinic’s former head, Nino Vasev, Filipce described him as a top professional. However, he called on institutions to ...

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Road Conditions 18.10.2023

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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Issue of Working Group for Election Dates Raised at Coordination Meeting

The topic of working groups for discussing election dates was raised at Monday’s coordination meeting of Parliamentary Group heads, convened by Talat Xhaferi. The Parliament Speaker explained the legal procedures for scheduling elections to MPs and discussed also potential dates. According to unofficial information, he again said 5 May was the only option for the presidential and parliamentary election processes ...

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Berlin Process Leaders’ Summit Held in Tirana

Strengthening the economic performances for countries from the region, encouragement for continuing reforms, and a clear call to overcome disputes through dialogue were the messages from Monday’s Berlin Process Leaders’ Summit in Tirana. “This is a very special Summit. We have today the 10 th Berlin process, but for the very first time in the Western Balkans. And I think ...

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OSCE Chairperson Osmani Meets Ukraine’s Kuleba in Kyiv

During his visit to Ukraine in the capacity of OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani met on Monday with Ukraine’s Foreign Minister, Dmytro Kuleba. Ukraine and the protection of the Ukrainian people as an OSCE priority, the concrete activities being taken by the OSCE’s Support Programme for Ukraine, and the situation concerning the three OSCE members imprisoned in Donetsk and ...

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Additional Funds for TRIKAFTA Secured by Health Insurance Fund

On Monday, Health Minister Fatmir Mexhiti met representatives of the Cystic Fibrosis Association. “Last week, the Health Insurance Fund secured additional funds for TRIKAFTA for an additional number of cystic fibrosis patients,” the Ministry said in a press-release. As it added, that additional budget will significantly increase the number of patients that will receive therapy on the basis of a ...

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