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VMRO-DPMNE Allegations at Government

The government is in panic, pressures and threats are a futile attempt to instil fear. This was VMRO-DPMNE’s reaction to SDSM appeal for support to the constitutional amendments. According to the opposition, the entire domestic and international public is witness that the SPO is used for apparent political persecution of former VMRO-DPMNE functionaries. The Public Prosecutor’s Office is also fully ...

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Vice PM Osmani on Charges against Him and Political Situation

Vice PM for EU Affairs Bujar Osmani is convinced in the honesty of his actions as Health Minister, saying the SPO procedure should prove this. He said that if there was any irregularity in his work he would have personally tendered resignation. “Regardless of the new situation my support to the SPO remains and I will do my best to ...

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Constitutional Amendments to be Discussed on Monday

Members of the Parliament’s Committee on Constitutional Issues adopted Friday the government’s motion for constitutional revision stemming from the Prespa Agreement by 10 votes ‘for’ and seven ‘against’. The Committee also tasked the government to draft and submit the constitutional amendments to the Parliament in 15 days. A two-third majority is necessary for the Parliament to launch the legal procedure ...

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Macedonia Marks National Uprising Day

The Macedonian people’s uprising – October 11 symbolizes our ancient desire for freedom and justice, a country that will defend these values and a future that will guarantee them. On this day 77 years ago, such ambitions and desires seemed completely impossible. Our cities, villages, our region, our Europe at those moments experienced the most difficult days, doomed to violence, ...

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EPP Might Exclude VMRO-DPMNE from own Ranks

VMRO-DPMNE could be expelled from the European People’s Party (EPP) if it persisted with its non-constructive attitude towards the Prespa Agreement, EPP members say. The EPP is the largest and most influential political group in the European Union, bringing together almost all center-right parties of the EU member and candidate states. The EPP currently includes 77 parties and partners from ...

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Macedonia to Officially Launch Accession Talks on Oct. 18-19

Macedonia on Oct. 18-19 at the NATO headquarters in Brussels will officially launch accession talks to join the Alliance. The government yesterday at a session reviewed and passed an information on forming a working committee tasked with realizing the accession talks, government spokesman Mile Bosnjakovski told a news conference Wednesday. Macedonia, he said, is fully prepared for these talks. The ...

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Tsipras – Steinmeier Meeting: Prespa Agreement Brave Step

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at their Thursday’s meeting in Athens assessed the Prespa Agreement as courageous and brave step. Steinmeier welcomed the agreement between Macedonia and Greece, expressing regret for the outcome of the referendum, while Tsipras said that the Prespa Agreement is a model of understanding and mutual respect for two nations. “I hope ...

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PM Zaev: 2/3 Majority to be secured through Talks

PM Zoran Zaev stated on Tuesday he cannot confirm whether two/third majority was reached in parliament to adopt constitutional amendments, voicing optimism, however, that through inclusive debate the progressive element will prevail. “This cannot be stated by anyone. This can be said at the moment of decision making, of course through the debate in parliament. In the talks we saw ...

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AFET Adopts Report on Macedonia

The European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) by 47 votes ‘for’, nine ‘against’ and one ‘restrained’ adopted Tuesday the report of rapporteur Ivo Vajgl on Macedonia, which supports a launch of the country’s EU accession talks in June of 2019.  The EP report on the 2018 European Commission Report on Macedonia should now be adopted at the EP plenary ...

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Hearing in Parliament Incident Case

Nikola Vojminovski charged with murder attempt on AA leader Ziadin Sela in his testimony before the court said from what he could hear the plan was for President Gjorge Ivanov to declare state of emergency and some people to be arrested. Answering questions, he said he had entered the parliament with the intention to help the injured. He said that ...

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