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Public Reacts to Zaev’s Statement on Macedonian History

A statement made by PM Zoran Zaev in an interview for the Greek TV Alpha that Macedonia attempted in the past to present the history of certain Balkan countries as its own was met with a series of negative reactions by the public. “In the past, we had attempts to alter and deviate our entire history by appropriating elements of ...

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Government cancels Party Leaders’ Meeting

The Government of Macedonia announced that the party leaders’ meeting scheduled for Friday between PM Zoran Zaev, along with VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski, DUI leader Ali Ahmeti, Besa leader Bilall Kasami and AA leader Ziadin Sela has officially been cancelled. “Unfortunately, Mickoski decided to not attend the meeting. He decided to not discuss possible resolutions for current issues we need ...

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PM Zoran Zaev reforms SPO with Ruskovska as Head

The PM Zoran Zaev revealed on Friday at a press conference in the government that the new Law on Public Prosecution will be delivered to the Parliament of Macedonia from Monday onwards. “The text of the new law will first be submitted to all political parties and the media. This new law predicts merging of the Special Public Prosecution (SPO) ...

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Leyen reiterates Support for Macedonia’s Integration in EU

The newly elected President of the European Commission (EC) Ursula von der Leyen voiced in her first official interview support for the integration of Macedonia and Albania in the EU. “We need to start the membership negotiations with these two countries immediately after the European Council concludes they have fulfilled all criteria for start of the negotiations. We share the ...

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PM Zaev on Macedonian-Bulgarian Commission on History Issues

The Bulgarian President Rumen Radev demanded official Sofia to outline the red lines which cannot be crossed concerning the Bulgarian support for integration of Macedonia in the EU. “We need to be extremely careful, and both sides should stick to the Good-neighbourliness Agreement. We still have fresh wounds from the history and need more time to heal them. Macedonia and ...

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Mitsotakis: Skopje’s Conduct, Cooperation to define its Road to EU, NATO

The Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis said during a debate in the Greek Parliament that the conduct and cooperation of Macedonia will define its integration in NATO and EU. “As we have said on several occasions, a priority is to mitigate the negative effects of the Prespa Agreement. The main point here is the protection of Macedonian products in northern Greece ...

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Dulgarian: Mitsotakis to block Skopje as much as NATO, EU allow him to

The US analyst Jack Dulgarian says in an interview for Greek news agency Neos Cosmos that the Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis will try to influence alterations of the Prespa Agreement only as much as the NATO and EU will allow him. “So far Mitsotakis has agreed he will stick to the Prespes Agreement but will apply pressure on Skopje on ...

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Dimitrov: Greece will not obstruct North Macedonia’s Integration Processes

In an interview for MIA, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Dimitrov spoke about his recent visit to Athens after the change of government in Greece, and comments on will and how it will affect the integration of Macedonia in NATO and EU. “Both our countries are focusing on the implementation of the Prespa Agreement. It is normal for us ...

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EP establishes Inter-parliamentary Group for Cooperation with Macedonia

The European Parliament (EP) has completed and approved the inter-parliamentary delegations which are to maintain the relations with other countries, regions and organisations, among which Macedonia. These delegations are working on maintaining the relations and exchange of information between EP and the Macedonian Parliament, focusing on the fundamental principles of the EU: freedom, democracy, rule of law, human rights etc. ...

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Ruskovska: Zaev told us first about “Racketeering” Case

In relations to the “Racketeering” case, the Public Prosecutor for Organised Crime Vilma Ruskovska revealed on Thursday that it was PM Zoran Zaev who notified her of businesspeople complaining to him they are being blackmailed. “The PM notified us of these events, and said that if necessary, he is ready to file criminal charges. However, we advised him that it ...

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