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French President Video Message to Macedonian Citizens

In a video message to the Macedonian citizens ahead of upcoming referendum, French President Emmanuel Macron said that agreement with Greece secures the future of the country and he believes in wisdom of the citizens. “Ladies and gentlemen, dear friends, I will take up a little of your time to address you directly. Our two countries have fostered diplomatic relations ...

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Lavrov: Russia not meddling in Macedonia’s Internal Affairs

Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov was in Banja Luka where he said Russia was not meddling with the outcome of the name referendum in Macedonia. “We are not saying anything that can be seen as meddling in (Macedonia’s) internal affairs,” Lavrov said in comment translated from Russian by an official interpreter. At meetings with President of Republika Srpska ...

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Tsipras – Kammenos to Revisit Prespa Agreement in March

Greek government coalition partners Alexis Tsipras and Panos Kammenos will revisit the Prespa Agreement in March of next year, ANA-MPA reports. Prime Minister Tsipras and Defence Minister Kammenos met on Friday and agreed that Greece now needs unity and political stability as it is the initial phase after which the country left its bailout, officials said. In regards to the ...

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PM Zaev meets US Vice-President Pence in Washington

PM Zoran Zaev paid an official visit to the United States on Thursday, where he met US Vice-President Mike Pence. As reported by the Macedonian government, Zaev and Pence spoke about the upcoming referendum on the Prespa Agreement in Macedonia, and the country’s integration in NATO. Zaev introduced Pence to all activities the government conducts concerning the 30 September referendum. ...

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German DM: ‘We want to Build Europe with You’

We want to build Europe together with you. I am convinced that the referendum will be successful and at the end you will move on the right path, German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said Thursday at the joint press conference with her Macedonian colleague Radmila Sekerinska. “The referendum is approaching. I know that it is related with the ...

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Kotzias – Mass Discuss Prespa Agreement

The Greek Parliament has a majority to ratify the Prespa Agreement, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said Thursday after a meeting with his German counterpart Heiko Maas. FM Maas visited Macedonia earlier this week as part of his regional tour, where he held talks with top state officials. Maas and Kotzias discussed the Prespa Agreement calling it ‘historic’ and ‘a ...

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Part of VMRO-DPMNE MPs not to Vote for Constitutional Changes

VMRO-DPMNE’s MPs who wrote on their FB profiles that they will not support constitutional changes do not resist the stance of the party leader Hristijan Mickoski, but they are showing the nation’s mood, replied the Vice president of VMRO-DPMNE, Aleksandar Nikoloski, when asked by a journalist whether these announcements are a reflection of a new party stance which stands against ...

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French Diplomat Le Roy Supports Name Referendum

French diplomat and former EU Ambassador to Macedonia, Alain Le Roy voiced his support Thursday in Skopje for the upcoming (name) referendum, as a precondition for Macedonia’s accession to the European Union and NATO. Official Paris is staunch supporter of Macedonia’s bid to join the Euro-Atlantic institutions, Le Roy said at a meeting with Deputy Foreign Minister Andrej Zernovski. The ...

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JPC Meeting: Country Notes Huge Breakthrough after years of Stalemate

Macedonia should fully implement the reforms deemed necessary for full-fledged membership into the European Union. The country has noted a huge breakthrough after years spent in the Union’s waiting room and now it is faced with a vital moment for its future following years of political turmoil. These are some of the recommendations of the 15th meeting of EU-Macedonia Joint ...

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Constitutional court Dismisses Initiative for Annulling Referendum

With 7 votes “against” and 2 “for”, the Constitutional Court decided that there are no constitutional obstacles regarding the process for announcing the referendum on September 30. The initiative was endorsed and championed by the constitutional court judge, Elena Goseva, proposing a procedure be launched involving the decision to schedule a referendum and to put a timely measure in place ...

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