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VMRO-DPMNE Yet to Decide Whether to Boycott Referendum

Zaev has decided to force an issue that is meaningless and equivocal, just to cover up the capitulation in the negotiations with Greece while the acceptance of this agreement of capitulation fulfils Greece’s red lines. No politician in the history of the Republic of Macedonia has made such concessions, said General Secretary of VMRO-DPMNE Igor Janushev, at Tuesday’s press conference. ...

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Audio Agency Recommendations for Reporting during Referendum Campaign

Media should report professionally without taking sides regarding the referendum, refrain from broadcasting messages for violent toppling of the country’s constitutional order, stimulating and calling for military aggression, hate speech, national, religious, racial and ethnic hatred, xenophobia or other forms of hatred, urged the Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services on Tuesday.  “Taking into account this is an exceptionally ...

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PS Xhaferi on Start of Referendum Campaigning

The official start of campaigning for the referendum will begin on 10th of September, and all those who want to participate in the campaign will do so, in whatever context they choose, whether they will support or boycott it, or call to vote against it, it depends on them, said Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi at Tuesday’s press briefing. According to ...

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Diaspora Minister Reacts to Call for Boycott

The desire of some organisations to carry the aureole of a single organisation that represents all others in the Diaspora is simply impossible. This is the statement of Minister of Diaspora Edmond Ademi saying the citizens of Macedonia will decide on the future of the country and it is irresponsible for anyone to oppose the expression of the will of ...

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Parliament Adopts Decision for Announcing Referendum on 30 Sep.

The Macedonian parliament with 68 votes in favour and no abstentions or against adopted decision for announcing name referendum on 30 September 2018 which will be of consultative nature. The decision for calling the referendum was adopted by absolute majority of the total number of MPs. The referendum question will read as follows: ‘Are you in favour of EU and ...

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British Ambassador Meets PM Zaev

PM Zoran Zaev hosted new Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Macedonia H.E. Rachel Galloway wishing her welcome and successful work. He expressed assurance she would continue the activities for further solidifying the bilateral ties. “The PM acquainted Ambassador Galloway with the current political situation in the country, with special emphasis on the creation of best conditions towards holding the ...

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Vice PM Osmani Meets Dutch Ambassador Plomp

Vice-Premier for European Affairs Bujar Osmani and Dutch Ambassador to Macedonia Wouter Plomp discussed Monday the activities for preparing the country to start the EU accession talks and new developments related to the upcoming referendum on the (name) agreement with Greece. “We (the government) have been working intensively on preparing the team for starting the (EU) accession talks, while keeping ...

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EU Commissioner Hahn Calls for Work toward Successful Referendum

The European Commission is satisfied with its Western Balkans strategy as it has triggered a new dynamic in the region, EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn says in an interview. Speaking to Euractiv Germany, Hahn notes that Macedonia in the past year has made a significant breakthrough alongside the remaining countries in the region, which have also registered a notable progress ...

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PM Zaev Meets Japanese Ambassador Haneda

Japan’s Ambassador to Macedonia H.E. Keiko Haneda on Monday congratulated Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on the name agreement reached with Greece. After its signing, the international community considers the two countries as two great friends, Haneda told Zaev at their joint meeting in Skopje. Japan has always been a great friend of Macedonia, PM Zaev said adding that he appreciated ...

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Stip Court of Appeals Lengthens Detention Measure against Novo Selo Mayor

The Stip Court of Appeals accepted the complaint lodged by the Strumica Prosecution about the annulment of the detention measure against Novo Selo Mayor Boro Stojcev and other people convicted of smuggling of cigarettes, issuing fresh detention measure. Namely on 25 July this month, the Strumica Basic Court sentenced the incumbent Novo Selo mayor Stojcev to prison term of 18 ...

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