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Tsipras: Prespa Agreement to resolve nearly Three Decade Long Issue

Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that Greece has “turned the page” after eight years of austerity and economic depression during his speech at the annual Concordia Summit in New York. Referring to the Prespa agreement between Greece and Macedonia, he said that it would help make the Balkans “a region of peace and stability.” Tsipras said the two countries ...

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PM Zaev Appeals for Unity towards EU

The time has come to bring Europe to Macedonia and the 30 September referendum will decide on the direction our country should take, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev told a public gathering in Krusevo on Wednesday. “On 30 September we are to make a historic decision. Our people established the first republic in the Balkans and the second in Europe here ...

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New Democracy Vice President Criticises Prespa Deal

We maintain our position. The statement of Kyriakos Mitsotakis is crystal clear on this issue and we will not change our position. This was stated by new Democracy Vice President Kostis Chatzidakis in an interview with Greek radio. “We are waiting to see what the government will do after the referendum and its epilogue. Mr Tsipras and Mr Kotzias say ...

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EPP President Paul urges no Boycott of referendum

President of the European People’s Party (EPP) Joseph Daul urges the citizens of Macedonia to ‘avoid boycotts’ of the Sunday name referendum. “Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s people will be given a historic chance to decide on their future in this Sunday’s referendum. EPP always supported the region’s Euro-Atlantic path, as well as citizens using their democratic right to express ...

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President Ivanov at Reception organised by Donald Trump

Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov was accompanied by the first lady, Maja Ivanova at a reception, organised by US President Donald Trump for the heads of delegations attending the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York, his office said in a press release. Deputy FM Andrej Zernovski, on his part, attended the traditional annual Transatlantic Dinner in New ...

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Vice PM Osmani Meets New OSCE Mission Head Koja

Vice-Premier for European Affairs Bujar Osmani met Wednesday with the new Head of OSCE Mission to Skopje, Ambassador Clemens Koja. At the meeting, Osmani emphasized the important role of the OSCE Mission in Skopje in supporting the government’s reform processes, the Secretariat for European Affairs said in a press release. “The OSCE Mission has played an important role in overcoming ...

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PM Zaev: One Amendment to Change four Items in Constitution

In the capacity of guest at TV Telma show Top Tema, PM Zoran Zaev said four things will change in the constitution through adoption of a single amendment in agreement with the Prespa deal. The first change, he said, is adding the geographic modifier; the second is in the Preamble by strengthening the constitutive elements of the statehood through ASNOM, ...

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Macedonia to Host China CEE Countries Culture Forum in 2019

Macedonia will host the Ministers’ Forum for Cultural Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European countries in 2019, Culture Minister Asaf Ademi announced on Monday evening during an event promoting Chinese culture and cuisine at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje. Yin Lixian, China’s Ambassador to Macedonia, also attended the celebration held to observe the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival. ...

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Slovenian PS Welcomed by Macedonian Host

Macedonia in every sense of the word belongs in the family of European nations. I hope that the citizens will seize the historic opportunity and will make a mature, courageous and responsible decision for their future and for the future of coming generations, Dejan Zidan, Speaker of the National Assembly of Slovenia, said Tuesday after a meeting with his Macedonian ...

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Media Agency First Report on Referendum Campaign Coverage

The Agency for Audio and Audio-Visual Media Services published the first report from the monitoring of media coverage of the referendum 2018 encompassing period 10-18 September 2018. “In conditions when there were no clear and equally active lines of agitation (for as opposed to against and/or boycott), it was hard for broadcasters to secure variety of views to their audience. ...

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