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Sekerinska: World Supports Positive Change in North Macedonia

During her visit of Bitola, Vice-PM and Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska spoke about the governmental efforts and successes in the integration of Macedonia in NATO and EU. “Last year, when the government announced an intense NATO agenda, many people underestimated us and did not believe us, but today we proved that we fulfill our promises. In a very short period ...

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New meeting over SPO Law on Tuesday

The Justice Ministry informs that a new round of negotiations between the government and the opposition over the Laws on the Basic and the Special Public Prosecutions (PPO and SPO) will take place on Tuesday at 03:00 p.m. The previous meetings resulted in no agreement whatsoever, and things heated up after VMRO-DPMNE delivered 65 amendments to the laws, for which ...

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Presidential Candidates sign Code for Fair and Democratic Election

The candidates in the upcoming presidential election, Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova, Stevo Pendarovski and Blerim Reka signed on Sunday the Code for Fair and Democratic Election at the premises of the State Electoral Commission (SEC). Candidate of the Albanian opposition parties Blerim Reka said that it does not matter who will win the election, as long as they are conducted properly and ...

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Xhaferi: Parliament works by Code, not by Dictation

The government and the opposition are yet to reach agreement over the draft-laws concerning the regulation of the Special Public Prosecution (SPO) both as an independent institution and as a part of the Basic Public Prosecution (PPO). In the latest developments, the Justice Minister and the head of the governmental negotiating team Renata Deskoska said that the draft-laws and law ...

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Government reveals Agenda for Tsipras’s visit on Tuesday

On Tuesday, a Greek delegation led by PM Alexis Tsipras is to pay an official visit to Macedonia, the Macedonian government’s press service reports, revealing details of Tsipras’s agenda for 2 April. “We will discuss around 30 issues in different areas, but special attention will be paid to economic cooperation. Many countries previously did not cooperate with us, but now ...

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Sekerinska: We replaced Hostility with Friendship with our Neighbours

The Vice-PM and Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska attended on Friday in Tirana a celebration marking the 10-year anniversary of Albania becoming a full-fledged NATO member-state. Sekerinska addressed the guests at this event, speaking about the importance of the integration of Macedonia and the rest of the West Balkans in NATO. “For a year and a half, the government successfully restored ...

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Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo hold Joint Police Exercise

The police forces of the Interior Ministries of Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo held on Friday a joint exercise dubbed “West Balkan’s Flash”. The exercise was attended and viewed by the Interior Minister of Macedonia Oliver Spasovski, his Kosovo counterpart Ekrem Mustafa, and the deputy Interior Minister of Albania Rovena Voda. “The joint demonstration exercise of the special police units of ...

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Government, Opposition still without Agreement over Law on SPO

The working groups of the government and the opposition held another meeting at the Justice Ministry on Thursday in order to attempt to reach an agreement over the final version of the Laws concerning the status of the Special Public Prosecution (SPO). However, later in the night, from the Justice Ministry they confirmed that the meeting ended without any agreement ...

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EU Delegation Head issues Statement on amendment of Public Prosecution Law

On Thursday, the Head of the EU Delegation to Macedonia, Samuel Zbogar, issued a statement on the amendment of the Law on Public Prosecution. “The EU follows closely the preparations to amend the law on public prosecution to incorporate the functions of the Special Prosecution Office (SPO) as a part of the Public Prosecution Office. We recall that the SPO ...

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US President starts Procedure for ratification of Macedonia’s Accession Protocol

US President Donald Trump has started the procedure for ratification of Macedonia’s Accession Protocol. In a letter to Congress, he says: “I am providing the report on the Republic of North Macedonia’s Accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, prepared consistent with section 3(2)(E)(ii) of the Resolution of Advice and Consent to Ratification of the Protocols to the North Atlantic ...

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