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SDSM Executive Committee Session

The process is serious, we shall try to secure 2/3 majority with MPs and we will do everything we can, SDSM leader and PM Zoran Zaev said late Thursday following the meeting of the party executive committee. The SDSM Committee concluded that MPs should follow the clearly expressed will of the majority of over 600,000 citizens for membership to the ...

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Balfour: Regional Destabilisation Possible if Name Deal Fails

Rosa Balfour, Senior Fellow at the Germany Marshall Fund (GMF) of the US and Acting Director of its Europe Programme, warned Wednesday of possible destabilization of Macedonia and the region if the Parliament fails to proceed with the implementation of the (name) agreement with Greece. “Prospects are not good if the agreement goes down the drain. History says that without ...

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VMRO-DPMNE Executive Committee Session

VMRO-DPMNE does not acknowledge the referendum results and considers the Prespa agreement as politically void, VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikolovski stated late Thursday following the Executive Committee session discussing the referendum and political situation in the country. He called on the government to stop the pressure again those that voted against or did not go out to vote at the ...

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Three-Day Conference on Safe Communities Kicks-off

A three-day 6. Regional European Conference on safe communities ‘Attaining goals of sustainable development-toward violence-free community’ opened in Skopje. Health and Labour Ministers Venko FIlipce and Mila Carovska respectively pointed out the efforts invested by authorities for creating safe community and for preventing violence. Filipce noted that community free of violence is a major public-health challenge. “We witness various types ...

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RCC Seminar on Prevention of Violent Extremism

In the region, we are not exporters of instability toward Europe, but we are indeed a transit zone when it comes to smuggling of drugs, weapons as well as radicalization. Thus, we want to contribute to full stabilization and increasing the level of security across the European territory all the while making a clear distinction that the issues aren’t produced ...

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NATO Sec Gen: No Alternative Way for NATO integration

The agreement with Greece is the only way for joining NATO or the international community, but citizens and institutions of the country should make a decision to that effect, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told a press conference Wednesday. “What I can say is that membership in NATO is only possible if the name agreement with Greece is implemented. There ...

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Kathimerini Publishes Minutes from Leaders’ Meetings in Macedonia

Under the title “Minutes of FYROM Leaders’ Deliberations” the Greek daily Kathimerini published Tuesday extensive extracts from the minutes of the two meetings of Macedonia’s political party leaders, held on 27 January 2018 and 19 May 2018, about the negotiations with Greece before the name deal was signed later in June. In several texts dedicated to the leaders’ meeting, Kathimerini ...

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Former Bulgarian President Advises Macedonia’s Constitutional Name Use

The situation in Macedonia following the referendum these days is a hot topic in neighbouring countries. Ex Bulgarian President Georgi Prvanov, in an interview with Bulgarian Television BNT, assesses that the ‘pushing’ of agreement in parliament, after the low turnout at the referendum, would not result in reconciliation and attaining national consensus, but it would heighten differences. Prvanov comments that ...

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Three Models Looked at for UBK Reform

Three models are currently mulled within the broader process of reforms in security-intelligence services and the attempts to put an end to partisan-political or other influences on the work of this sector, said Minister of Interior Oliver Spasovski and Administration for Security and Counterintelligence (UBK) director Goran Nikolovski on Tuesday.  Minister Spasovski told a press conference that a report on ...

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MoFA Files Report about Misinformation of FM Dimitrov’s alleged Resignation

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has filed a report to the Interior Ministry and the Public Prosecutor’s Office involving a forgery and possible misuse of an institution and a manner for communication in connection to a fake resignation letter of Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov, which was leaked on Monday, Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski told a news conference Tuesday. 24 News ...

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