Author Archives: Sasko Golov

Trade Union and M-NAV Directors Reach Deal, Strike Postponed

Yesterday, the strike announced by flight controllers for today was put on hold. After five-hour negotiations at the Transport and Communications Ministry, on Wednesday, the Trade Union of Flight Controllers and the three M-NAV heads reached a deal to put the strike announced for 12 October to be put on hold. However, according to the deal, all demands by the ...

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Osmani Delivers Address at OSCE Dialogue Academy for Young Women

In the capacity of OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani delivered an address at the OSCE Dialogue Academy for Young Women, organised by the OSCE Missions in Kosovo and Serbia, which is taking place in Struga. 12 young women from Kosovo and as many from Serbia are part of the ten-day Academy, which represents a unique confidence-building model of the ...

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Road Conditions 10.10.2023

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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PM Kovacevski: No Danger of Constitutional Crisis

Commenting on opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski’s comments that if the presidential and parliamentary elections are not held simultaneously next year, the presidential election process threshold will be uncertain, which will result in a repeat of procedures, PM Dimitar Kovacevski has said there is no danger of a constitutional crisis. According to the PM, Parliament has all competences to schedule elections. ...

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Israel Situation: Kovacevski Adamant Crisis Staff Doing Everything

Regarding the Israel situation, PM Dimitar Kovacevski is adamant that the Foreign Ministry’s Crisis Staff is doing everything to rescue all nationals of North Macedonia. “Part of citizens, around 50, have been located. There are still ones with whom contact hasn’t been established. Work on that and on them leaving Israel and safely returning home is underway,” he points out. ...

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Rule of Law among Topics Discussed at Parliamentary Committee Debate

Governance in the function of citizens is impossible without consistent separation of powers, efficiently fighting corruption, and human rights protection, it was said at Monday’s debate at Parliament’s Committee on European Affairs, in the frames of the National Development Strategy. Deputy PM Bojan Maricic said that the rule of law was a key part on the integration path. According to ...

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Justice Ministry Responds to Blueprint Group’s Decision

The Justice Ministry has voiced a stand on the Blueprint Group for Judicial Reform’s decision to leave the working group for the new criminal code. As the institution said on Monday, the group is independent in its work and so far, no pressure has been exerted over any provision on the body’s head or members. “Regarding Blueprint’s stand, we consider ...

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OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Osmani Meets Turkmenistan’s Meredov

OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Bujar Osmani, in the frames of his visit to Turkmenistan, met with the country’s Foreign Minister, Rashid Meredov. They discussed OSCE-related topics of common interest, as well as regional affairs concerning Turkmenistan and the wider OSCE region. The Central Asia region is affected also by the economic and social instability in Afghanistan, which is another situation for which ...

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Games of Chance Draft-Law Criticised by Associations

According to the Association of Organisers of Games of Chance and the Association of Sports Betting Shops, the changes to the games of chance law will result in domestic betting shops and slot machine clubs closing up shop. At a protest on Monday, the Associations’ representatives pointed out that if legal casinos were shut down, illegal ones would be opened ...

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Kovacevski and Mickoski still Divided over Issue of Need for Leaders’ Meeting

PM Dimitar Kovacevski and VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski are still far from finding common ground. The former said on Saturday a leaders’ meeting was not needed because there were laws with regards to election processes. According to him, though institutions cannot be ignored and parties can discuss topics over which laws exist at a leaders’ meeting, too, that can be ...

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