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Szijjarto reacts to Hahn’s statement on Gruevski’s case

The Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs Peter Szijjarto reacted to the statement of EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn concerning the possibility for extradition of former Macedonian PM Gruevski back to Macedonia. Hahn stated on Monday morning that Hungary will probably not extradite Gruevski to Macedonia. “The Commissioner should care more about the enlargement of EU, and not about legal processes ...

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Koumoutsakos: New Democracy would negotiate for New Agreement in future

The member of the Greek opposition Giorgos Koumoutsakos says in an interview for the Greek newspaper “Real News” that New Democracy will never support the Prespa Agreement. “If the current ruling majority in Greece fails to adopt the agreement, it will leave room for further negotiations, in which we can preserve our national interests better and remove any opportunity for ...

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Debates over Prespa Agreement held in Tetovo and Stip

The last two debates organised by the government focusing on the Prespa Agreement and the constitutional changes were held on Monday, one in Tetovo and one in Stip. At the debate in Tetovo, the Speaker of the Macedonian parliament Talat Xhaferi explained the further procedures in the adoption of the amendments for changes to the Constitution of Macedonia. “The public ...

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PM Zaev meets Portuguese Counterpart Costa

The PM Zoran Zaev, during his official visit to Portugal for the Congress of the Party of European Socialists, met the Portuguese PM Antonio Costa, making this the first ever meeting between PMs of the two countries. At the meeting, Zaev informed Costa about the ongoing political events in Macedonia and the entire Balkan region, accenting the positive approach of ...

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Karakachanov: Macedonian language does not exist

The Bulgarian Vice-PM and Defence Minister Krasimir Karakachanov reacted with a Facebook post to the statement of Macedonian PM Zoran Zaev that the Prespa Agreement is undisputable and that it will allow Macedonian language to be taught in Greece. “I will not allow compromises on behalf of Bulgaria which will result in falsification of history. The Macedonian language does not ...

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Mitsotakis: Recognising Macedonian Language is National Setback

The leader of the Greek opposition party New Democracy Kyriakos Mitsotakis accused Greek PM Alexis Tsipras and his government for “making a setback where no other Greek politician dared to make it,” insinuating to the Prespa Agreement and the recognition of Macedonian ethnicity and language. “In a situation where all previous Greek governments were saying “no”, this one headed by ...

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Sekerinska: NATO membership will help us, but will not resolve our problems

The Vice-PM and Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska opened on Friday the debate organised by the Institute for European Policies titled “Between facts and fiction – what NATO membership will bring to Macedonia”. “All 29 NATO member-states agree that Macedonia is ready to become the alliance’s 30th member. This is definitely something we are to be proud of, but still the ...

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President Ivanov: I am not involved in 27 April Parliament Incidents

The President of Macedonia Gjorge Ivanov addressed the nation on Friday evening, following the testimonies of some of the defendants in the “27 April Parliament Incidents” case, which claimed that he is involved in the entire scenario for the incidents. “As President of Macedonia, I pointed out the Administration for Security and Counterintelligence (UBK) as the centre that generates all ...

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Defendant Vasilevski provides testimony for “27 April Parliament Incidents” case

Aleksandar Vasilevski – Nindza, a defendant in the trial focusing on the Parliament Incidents from 27 April 2017, provided his testimony of the events at the hearing held on Thursday. Vasilevski said in his testimony that people from VMRO-DPMNE have organised the events leading to the incidents and the intrusion in the Parliament itself. “VMRO-DPMNE formed “For Joint Macedonia”, and ...

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