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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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Majority Greek Citizens Oppose Prespa Name Deal

58 % of polled Greek citizens negatively assess the Prespa name deal. The latest public poll suggests that 30 % assess it positively. According to the results of the Ethnos commissioned poll 56 % of respondents feel the agreement should not be ratified in the Greek parliament after Macedonia completes its taken commitments, with 37 % saying otherwise. However, polled ...

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Parliament Endorses Law to Ratify Name Agreement for Second Time

The Parliament endorsed Thursday the law ratifying the name agreement with 69 votes ‘in favour’ and one ‘abstained’. This was the second vote on the law after President Gjorge Ivanov failed to sign the decree for its promulgation after the Parliament had initially passed it on June 20. The opposition did not attend the Parliament session. Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov ...

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Verdicts Reached in Sela Attempted Murder Case

Judge Slavica Andreevska of the Skopje-based Criminal Court delivered Thursday the verdicts to seven individuals indicted for the attempted murder of MP Zijadin Sela during the Parliament incidents on 27 April 2017. Kire Gjorgjievski has been sentenced to 13 years in prison, Andrej Micov 10.5 years, Oliver Osavkovski 10.5 years, Nikolce Dimitrievski 10.5 years, Aleksandar Janevski-Tosta 13 years, Nikola Vojmirovski ...

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Strengthened Fight against Corruption Needed, Conference

In Macedonia, corruption is not viewed as a key issue by the citizens. They have little to no resistance to corruption – when asked for a bribe, they usually give it. 36% were asked for a bribe with 31% saying they had paid a bribe. Therefore, public awareness about the fight against corruption should be raised and all mechanisms to ...

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