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Zaev – Vucic: Support to Positive Solutions Extended

Serbia does not interfere in the name referendum and Macedonia supports positive solution to the dispute with Kosovo, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Macedonian PM Zoran Zaev said at the Tabanovce-Presevo border crossing where they promoted the concept of integrated border management. At the area between the crossings between Macedonia and Serbia, Tabanovce and Presevo, the two officials promoted the ...

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DPMNE Protest March in Kicevo

Opposition VMRO-DPMNE held a protest march in Kicevo against the government. VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski said the name agreement was undermining the Macedonian national identity. Moreover, he noted it was not up to him to tell the people how to vote. He criticized the incumbents of working for their own interests instead of the national ones. However, there is still ...

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Palmer: I Trust Macedonian Citizens will Make Right Decision

I trust the wisdom of the Macedonian citizens and I am confident that they will know to make the right decision in the upcoming referendum, Matthew Palmer, US Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, said at a meeting Saturday in Dubrovnik with Macedonia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Andrej Zernovski. Palmer and Zernovski met on the sidelines ...

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FM Dimitrov Addresses Vienna Informal FMs Meeting

The only sustainable vision of a stable Balkans is the European one. We all work on democratic and rule of law reforms in order to share a borderless European future. Time for us in the region and the member states to step it up, Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov tweeted after the informal meeting of foreign ministers of EU members and ...

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Coalition for European Macedonia Launches Pre-referendum Campaign

The coalition ‘United for European Macedonia’ launched Friday the pre-referendum campaign in the town of Kocani. At a public gathering, dubbed ‘Come out FOR European Macedonia’, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev referred to the overall benefits of the country’s accession to the European Union and NATO. Voting ‘in favour at the referendum will mean access for the country to the European ...

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International Conference ‘Macedonia Looking Forward’

Macedonia has made great strides in the past year. Progressive forces solved difficult issues, including the name dispute, in order the country to prosper. Benefits from being a member of the EU and NATO are huge both for the state and the citizens and thus, the moment must be seized. These are some of the conclusions of participants in Friday’s ...

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PM Zaev starts Campaign for name Referendum

The campaign for the name referendum by the coalition “Together IN FAVOUR OF a European Macedonia” was promoted on Thursday. “Only one event in the newer history can compare to the challenge facing us. That is the event that took place 27 years ago, that is the day when all of us voted in favour of an independent Republic of ...

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Around 30 parties Unite to support Positive answer in Name referendum

Around 30 political parties that support a positive answer in the name referendum have united to support in the coming period the name deal and EU and NATO integration for Macedonia. Led by SDSM, they will urge citizens to participate and vote in favour. In their view, the deal is opening Macedonia’s doors for NATO and EU membership. They reserve ...

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President Ivanov to reportedly not be in Macedonia on referendum Day

President Gjorge Ivanov will not be in Macedonia on referendum day, 30 September, several media reported on Thursday. His Cabinet didn’t reveal an official stand. Based on the reports, according to the Cabinet, Ivanov will represent Macedonia at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. “His absence from the country is a result of the agreed-upon so-called rotation system, ...

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US Ambassador Baily underlines Importance of referendum

During a visit to Prilep on Thursday, where he held several meetings, US Ambassador to Macedonia Jess Baily underlined the importance of the referendum. “My main message for the young is for them to seize this opportunity and become the EU and NATO future. After the referendum, you’ll become North Macedonia and when you become a member of NATO and, ...

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