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Gerberich: Germany and France Synchronizing on Western Balkan Politics

The German Ambassador in Macedonia, Thomas Gerberich, after Monday’s commemoration at the German cemetery in Prilep for World War I soldiers, stated that Germany and France are synchronizing with the politics of the Western Balkans, with the mutual goal – to enable the start of the accession talks with the western Balkans countries. “There is close friendship between France and ...

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Von Der Leyen: Macron Opened Western Balkan Doors to Russia

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, stated from Berlin that with the blockade of the accession talks for Macedonia and Albania with the European Union, Macron opened the Western Balkans door to Russia. Von der Leyen called the European leaders to immediately start the accession talks with the two countries, otherwise, as she stated, “Russia and China ...

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Trilateral Meeting in Ohrid – Zaev, Rama, Vucic

PM Zoran Zaev, together with his Albanian colleague Edi Rama and the Serbian President, Aleksandar Vucic confirmed their declaration in Ohrid this weekend with the priority list and measures for improvement regional cooperation. The declaration follows their previous joint meeting held in Novi Sad. The Government informs that the basis of the declaration centres around cooperation, joint work and elimination ...

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10 Former FMs Call for EU to Remedy their Accession Talks Mistake

Ten former FMs write in an open letter that opposing the start of the accession negotiations for Macedonia and Albania is a strategic mistake which undermines the authority and credibility of EU. Nikola Popovski and Nikos Kotzias, former Chiefs of Macedonian and Greek Diplomacy respectively find themselves among the signatories of the letter, who call for the Union to overcome ...

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Environment Ministry: “Ohis” Spill Under Complete Control

Third day after the Ohis spill, there is still no information from the relevant institutions available on the quantity of methyl acrylate monomer has been released and what the air concentration is of the same. The methyl, stationed in three out of the tens of reservoirs at “Ohis” is being cleaned since this February, the chlorine barrels have been exported ...

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Pendarovski-Mattarella: European Integration for Regional Stability

Italy continuously supports the strategic goals of North Macedonia for EU and NATO membership, and at their initiative an extraordinary meeting will be held by the EU General Affairs Council where the North Macedonia and Albania accession negotiations date issue will be reopened, was told to President Pendarovski by his Italian colleague, Sergio Mattarella in Rome. During his official visit ...

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EU Returns Expansion on Agenda for 19 November Meeting

Macedonia once again will find itself on the Ministerial Council of EU’s agenda on 19 November in Brussels. Diplomatic sources from Brussels have confirmed for mediums that France will submit more detailed proposals for reforms toward the expansion process. EU representatives in the country say that it’s early to speak about the new methodology, and they notify that the funds ...

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Grubi: Electoral Code Changes Agreed Upon, Election Model Stays Same

DUI MP, Artan Grubi stated on Wednesday that the political parties have agreed on the Electoral Code changes, which does not foresee change of the election model. “Yesterday’s meeting was informal meeting of enthusiast. We remain with the formal composition which discusses changes in the Electoral Code which is within the Justice Ministry framework. This week we all met, political ...

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Government Holds 162th Sitting

At Tuesday’s sitting, the Government confirmed the budget for the construction of the pre-schools in Cair and Lozovo and for equipment for the Kumanovo, Brvence and Bosilovo pre-schools, as well as started the preparation of the pilot-program for sex education. At the 162nd regular sitting, the Government adopted the Information for approval of financial funds for the municipality of Gjorce ...

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Filipce: Clinic Centre Construction to Start Next Year

Health Minister, Venko Filipce announced that the third phase in the construction of the new Clinics Centre, is expected to end by the beginning of the following year and the construction of some of the local infrastructure to start. “We are coordinating with the municipality Gjorce Petrov, who need to grant access to power, water, roadways, which is what we ...

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