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Xhaferi Convenes Urgent Coordination Meeting After Incident at Parliament

Parliament Speaker, Talat Xhaferi, convened an urgent coordination meeting to which all coordinators and representatives of the political parties at Parliament were invited. Although invited, representatives of the opposition parties VMRO-DPMNE and the Alliance of Albanians were not present. At the coordination it was concluded that the Parliamentary Rules of Procedure provide all opportunities for the work of Parliament and ...

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DUI: VMRO-DPMNE and AA Are Defending Crime at Parliament

The Democratic Union for Integration strongly condemns the violence committed at the session of the Committee on European Affairs in the Parliament by the MPs of VMRO-DPMNE together with the MPs of the Alliance for Albanians. “Whenever the topic of debate and on the agenda in the Parliament is the establishment of justice in the country, VMRO-DPMNE and the Alliance ...

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Varhelyi: There Are No More Obstacles for North Macedonia

EU Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi said that the first EU intergovernmental conference with North Macedonia and Albania could be held in the coming days, correspondent reports from Brussels. “Many efforts have been made to resolve the dispute between Bulgaria and North Macedonia. Now is the time for all stakeholders to take the last step. I have high hopes that the ...

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Macron’s Cabinet: Use of Adjective with Macedonian, Unintentional Mistake

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani had a telephone conversation with the Cabinet of French President Emmanuel Macron, where he was assured that an unintentional mistake was made in using the adjective for the citizens of North Macedonia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, during Osmani’s conversation, the official position of France for full respect ...

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Petkov: Skopje Now Has Choice for Its Future

“Skopje now has a choice for its future, Bulgaria cannot be responsible for everyone,” said outgoing Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov in an interview with Bulgarian National Radio (BNR), commenting on Sofia’s position following the National Assembly’s decision to accept the draft proposal by the French Presidency with the EU for unblocking the European path of North Macedonia. According to ...

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Osmani: French Proposal Is Acceptable if Solution Is Found for Protocols

“The only contentious issue in the French proposal is the bilateral protocol, and if a solution is found for it, the rest of the proposed negotiating framework is acceptable,” said in a recent television interview Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani. Regarding the protocol, he confirmed that progress had been made during a meeting with Gencovska in June, but that the text ...

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Kyuchyuk: Bulgaria Becoming Problematic Country in EU Development

“Our place should not be among the obstacles, but in the development space – to set an agenda, to impose different views that will make the EU much more efficient and to be in the Bulgarian national interest. One of the topics to be addressed by Bulgaria was related to EU enlargement and how Albania and North Macedonia should be ...

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Protest in Front of Government Against French Proposal

Several citizens gathered in front of the Government to express their dissatisfaction with the so-called French proposal to unblock European integration for North Macedonia. Attendees, organized through social networks, believe that the proposal is based on Bulgarian demands and is to the detriment of Macedonian national interests. They came to the protest with Macedonian flags, flags with the sun from ...

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Kovacevski: Clear Formulation for Protection of Macedonian Identity Crucial

Kovacevski on his Facebook page once again confirmed that the Government has not formally received a proposal that is harmonized at the level of all 27 member states, and that any solution will have to be consulted with the institutions of North Macedonia. “Whatever the final harmonized text of the French proposal, I point out that, for it to be ...

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Varhelyi Welcomes GERB Decision to Support “French Proposal”

EU Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Oliver Varhelyi on his Twitter account welcomed the decision of the former Bulgarian Prime Minister and chairman of the opposition Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB), Boyko Borissov, to support the “French proposal” to unblock the EU integration process of North Macedonia. “We thank the leader of the opposition GERB Boyko Borissov ...

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