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Court of Appeals Session in Absence of Gruevski

SPO prosecutor Gavril Bubevski, following the end of the public session in the Court of Appeals regarding the appeals to the first-instance verdict in the case dubbed Tank against Nikola Gruevski and Gjoko Popovski, voiced hope the Court will soon adopt a decision, within six days at the latest. At the session Bubevski assessed as unfounded all complaints filed by ...

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Mediator Nimetz: Waiting for other Agreement Very Risky

Twenty-five years have passed and as many can pass for a new agreement is this one does not go through, says UN envoy in the name dispute, Matthew Nimetz, in an interview with the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) regarding the Macedonia-Greece treaty. Nimetz believes the idea of waiting and failure to implement the agreement is very risky. “To those ...

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Visit of High-Ranking Officials Proof of Support, Sekerinska

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg’s second visit in the space of eight months is proof that our country can become a member of the Alliance, said Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska while visiting the Army’s Airforce Brigade on Wednesday. “The world is on our side,” Sekerinska said. “It’s a first to have a NATO Secretary-General visit our country twice in a year, ...

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Danish Ambassador Extends Support for EU, NATO Membership

Macedonia enjoys Denmark’s support on its road to the EU, NATO membership, Danish Ambassador to the country Anders Hougard said Wednesday at a meeting with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. Ambassador Hougard commended Macedonia for making tangible progress after the political crisis. PM Zaev thanked Denmark on its support of Macedonia in vital periods for the country, such as the upcoming ...

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Interior Minister and Civil Representatives Discuss Referendum Safety

The violent extremism related with the hate speech phenomenon ahead of the 30 September referendum in Macedonia, was a subject of discussion at a meeting of Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski with the representatives of the Center for Freedom ‘Civil’ and National Coordinator for Prevention of Violent Extremism Borce Petrovski. “We have tackled the upcoming referendum, namely the significance of providing ...

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Conference on Balkan Migration Route

There is no risk from reactivation of the so called Balkan migration route. This was the conclusion from the Conference on migrants and refugees ‘Responsibilities and answers, held in the organisation of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). “At the moment a shift in the migrant route can be noted with increased number of refugees and migrant in Bosnia and ...

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Former PM Gruevski Press Conference

Former PM and leader of VMRO-DPMNE Nikola Gruevski assessed as ‘futile attempts of the government and nonsense’ the information published by Wikileaks that Macedonian authorities back in 2008 accepted the name ‘Republic of North Macedonia’. “They are now in campaign and we shall probably hear a lot of other such nonsensical things. It is clear why I am in court ...

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PM Zaev: Wikileaks Document Reason More to Vote at Referendum

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Tuesday’s release of a Wikileaks document, according to which name Republic of North Macedonia had been accepted back in 2008, is a reason more to vote at the referendum and secure the country’s future. “I believe this evidence will be another reason for us to stand together and secure Macedonia’s future,” PM Zaev told reporters. ...

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Spanish Ambassador Convinced Macedonia to Join EU

It’s difficult to predict a date, but I’m sure that the Republic of Macedonia or the Republic of North Macedonia will become a full-fledged EU member.  It’s important to strengthen administrative capacities, and also to align the country’s laws with the EU legislation. This was stated by Spanish Ambassador Emilio Lorenzo Serra at a closing event of the EU-funded twinning ...

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Roundtable on NATO Membership Benefits

NATO membership benefits include security, democracy, freedom and economic growth. An accession to the Alliance paves the way toward future membership in the EU. Integration into these two organizations is key for the future development of Macedonia – these are some of the conclusions of Tuesday’s debate on ‘Implementation of NATO Principles in Macedonia’, organized in Skopje by the Friedrich ...

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