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PM Zaev meets Head of OSCE/ODIHR Mission Petersen

The Prime Minister of Macedonia Zoran Zaev met Monday the Head of the OSCE/ODIHR Mission to Macedonia Jan Petersen. As reported by the Government of Macedonia via a press release, the interlocutors spoke about the upcoming referendum on the Prespa Agreement and Macedonia’s integration in EU and NATO. “We are committed to implementing a regular, transparent and credible process. The ...

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Athens sent demarche to Washington over Mitchell statement

The Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent a demarche to the United States over the statement of the US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchel that the US played a leading role in the resolution of the name dispute between Macedonia and Greece. Mitchel made the statement on 21 August 2018, claiming that the US ...

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Russian Embassy: Foreign leaders tell Macedonians how to vote in Referendum

The Russian Embassy in Macedonia commented via their Twitter profile the recent events concerning the referendum in Macedonia, the country’s integration in NATO and EU and the visits of international political figures. “It is quite often these days for foreign leaders to suggest the citizens of Macedonia how to vote on the upcoming referendum in the country. What would have ...

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New Democracy calls Tsipras to declare Early Elections

The Spokesperson of the Greek political party New Democracy Maria Spiraki called upon the Greek PM Alexis Tsipras to declare early parliamentary election in Greece, referring the recent developments in the name issue with Macedonia. “When it comes to the issue with Skopje, instead of asking New Democracy what will we do if the Prespa Agreement is ratified by both ...

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Macedonia celebrates Independence Day

The institutions of the Government of Macedonia organised series of events on Saturday for the observation of Macedonia’s Independence Day, 8 September. On this day back in 1991, the citizens of Macedonia voted in a referendum whether they want Macedonia to become an independent state, or remain in alliance with Yugoslavia, with 95 % of the citizens supporting independence. During ...

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Merkel to Macedonian citizens: Don’t stay at Home on 30 September

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel paid an official visit of Macedonia on Saturday, becoming the first ever German Chancellor to visit Macedonia. Merkel was welcomed in the Government of Macedonia by PM Zoran Zaev and other ministers. Merkel and Zaev held a joint press conference, referring several ongoing issues concerning the Euro-Atlantic integration of Macedonia. “The decision that is to ...

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US Senator Johnson: Citizens should Vote in 30 September Referendum

US Senator and Chairman of the US Committee on Homeland Security Ron Johnson paid an official visit to Macedonia on Sunday, as part of his Balkan tour that also includes Greece, Kosovo and Serbia. Johnson called upon all citizens of Macedonia to vote in the referendum on the Prespa Agreement with Greece. “Come out and exercise your voting right, let ...

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Kotzias: Greece leads the game with Name Issue with Skopje

The Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias stated that Greece is the more victorious side in the Prespa Agreement, because the country on the north of Greece will never again be called Macedonia, but Republic of North Macedonia. This statement of Kotzias follows the series of reactions in Greece after the US president Donald Trump referred the country as “Macedonia” in ...

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Hearing for 27 April Parliament Incidents held

PM Zoran Zaev, former Health Minister Nikola Todorov, Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski and MP Vesel Memedi testified at a hearing in a Skopje court about the incidents in the parliament of Macedonia that occurred on 27 April 2017. The defendants also attended the hearing, in order for he witnesses to be able to state whether or not they were in ...

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Asselborn: We are waiting for you in EU and NATO

“We’re waiting for you to join us in the EU and NATO,” said Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Jean Asselborn of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg during the meeting with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on Thursday. During the meeting, Asselborn and Zaev agreed that the referendum outcome would determine not only Macedonia’s but also the future of the region. ...

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