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Robertson: Country’s Progress Owes to Courageous Leadership and Reforms

Macedonia’s progress would not be possible without the courageous leadership and the successful reforms, said members of the Ohrid Group, friends and supporters of Macedonia, led by Sir George Robertson, at Tuesday’s meeting with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev at the sidelines of the EU-Western Balkans Summit in London. Former NATO Secretary General Robertson said members of the Ohrid Group endorsed ...

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FM Dimitrov Addresses EU – Western Balkans Summit in London

Addressing the Western Balkans Summit in London Macedonian FM Nikola Dimitrov underlined Macedonia’ main objective is not formal membership to the EU, but becoming a country with European values. He added that regarding the rule of law reforms more time will be required. “If we wish to have functional European democracy in our countries we need strong institutions and this ...

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German Minister Roth on Name Agreement Significance

The historic agreement between Greece and Macedonia over the name dispute proves that it is possible to overcome deep bilateral differences, if confidence is increased and political will exists, Minister of State for Europe at the German Federal Foreign Office, Michael Roth said Monday. In the statement, prior to his participation at the meeting of foreign ministers of Western Balkans ...

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Single Macedonia Submits Draft Law for Amnesty of 27 April Perpetrators

Party Single Macedonia has submitted a draft law on amnesty for the 27 April events in parliament. Today we are submitting the draft law for amnesty also to the VMRO-DPMNE MP Group,” said Dragan Ugrinoski, member of Single Macedonia Executive Committee and President of MZP Hard-cores. He voiced expectations that the DPMNE MPs will launch the procedure since the Rules ...

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SDSM – VMRO-DPMNE Bickering over Tragic Loss of Life

Every day Mickoski shows that the defence of crime and Nikola Gruevski’s faith is more important to him, than the future of Macedonia and its citizens. SDSM accuses VMRO-DPMNE of blocking the State Election Commission formation, which brings into question the holding of referendum. Moreover, SDSM reacted to DPMNE’s statement on the death of young Nikola Sazdovski who was battered ...

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DM Sekerinska Meets Chinese Official Qingli

Deputy PM and Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska met Monday in Skopje with Zhang Qingli, Vice-Chairman of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). The two interlocutors reaffirmed the excellent relations between the two countries and nations, based on mutual trust and respect, the MoD said in a press release. Minister Sekerinska welcomed the cooperation fostered ...

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Romeo: Macedonia to Receive NATO Membership Invitation

Macedonia will receive the NATO membership invitation at the coming Alliance summit in Brussels and the accession process will be duly completed, said Italian Ambassador Carlo Romeo at Monday’s meeting with Minister for the Diaspora Edmond Ademi. Ambassador Romeo showed interest for the Government’s activities regarding the country’s Euro-Atlantic integration, expressing Italy’s full support to the process, Ademi’s Office said ...

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PM Zaev Meets Chinese Counterpart

Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev had a meeting with Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang at the sidelines of the 7th Summit of Heads of Government of Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) and China (16+1), which took place in Sofia. PM Zaev extended gratitude for China’s continuous support of Macedonia since its independence, saying that official Skopje would keep supporting the ...

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VMRO-DPMNE Anti-Government Protest in Strumica

Opposition VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski reaffirmed Sunday his party’s demand for granting amnesty to those involved in the violent incidents at Macedonian Parliament on 27 April 2016. The political revanchism, divisions must come to end, and therefore the amnesty is needed for Macedonia to move forward, Mickoski told reporters after a protesting march in Strumica, organized by VMRO-DPMNE against ‘the ...

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Ministers Pledge Zero Tolerance on Corruption

Zero tolerance on corruption, measures to fight corruption and its elimination in all spheres, actions taken by all executive stakeholders in close cooperation with the non-governmental sector was pledged by government representatives attending Friday’s event with civil organizations. The event, the second in a row, is part of the government’s efforts to organize regular ‘open day’ meetings with civil organizations. ...

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