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FM Dimitrov Addresses Vienna Informal FMs Meeting

The only sustainable vision of a stable Balkans is the European one. We all work on democratic and rule of law reforms in order to share a borderless European future. Time for us in the region and the member states to step it up, Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov tweeted after the informal meeting of foreign ministers of EU members and ...

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Coalition for European Macedonia Launches Pre-referendum Campaign

The coalition ‘United for European Macedonia’ launched Friday the pre-referendum campaign in the town of Kocani. At a public gathering, dubbed ‘Come out FOR European Macedonia’, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev referred to the overall benefits of the country’s accession to the European Union and NATO. Voting ‘in favour at the referendum will mean access for the country to the European ...

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International Conference ‘Macedonia Looking Forward’

Macedonia has made great strides in the past year. Progressive forces solved difficult issues, including the name dispute, in order the country to prosper. Benefits from being a member of the EU and NATO are huge both for the state and the citizens and thus, the moment must be seized. These are some of the conclusions of participants in Friday’s ...

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PM Zaev starts Campaign for name Referendum

The campaign for the name referendum by the coalition “Together IN FAVOUR OF a European Macedonia” was promoted on Thursday. “Only one event in the newer history can compare to the challenge facing us. That is the event that took place 27 years ago, that is the day when all of us voted in favour of an independent Republic of ...

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Around 30 parties Unite to support Positive answer in Name referendum

Around 30 political parties that support a positive answer in the name referendum have united to support in the coming period the name deal and EU and NATO integration for Macedonia. Led by SDSM, they will urge citizens to participate and vote in favour. In their view, the deal is opening Macedonia’s doors for NATO and EU membership. They reserve ...

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President Ivanov to reportedly not be in Macedonia on referendum Day

President Gjorge Ivanov will not be in Macedonia on referendum day, 30 September, several media reported on Thursday. His Cabinet didn’t reveal an official stand. Based on the reports, according to the Cabinet, Ivanov will represent Macedonia at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. “His absence from the country is a result of the agreed-upon so-called rotation system, ...

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US Ambassador Baily underlines Importance of referendum

During a visit to Prilep on Thursday, where he held several meetings, US Ambassador to Macedonia Jess Baily underlined the importance of the referendum. “My main message for the young is for them to seize this opportunity and become the EU and NATO future. After the referendum, you’ll become North Macedonia and when you become a member of NATO and, ...

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Hearings over Two SPO cases Continue

Thursday’s hearing over the case concerning the 2013 violence in the Municipality of Centar ended after just one witness, New Alternative Councillor Nikola Gjeorgjievski, had testified. Lawyer Boro Tasevski, after the end of the hearing, complained of Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva’s stand, presented on Wednesday, that the Criminal Court should increase the dynamism of hearings over cases run by the ...

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Criminal Court comments on Reactions to scheduling of Hearings

Commenting on the stands presented by lawyer Boro Tasevski and Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva about the hearings over Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) cases, the Criminal Court said on Thursday the rights of the parties in the cases were fully respected. As it added, efforts are underway for precise and adjusted schedules for main hearings. “In September, there are 10 scheduled ...

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ODIHR opens Observation mission for Name referendum in Macedonia

The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) formally opened on Monday a referendum observation mission (ROM) for the 30 September referendum in the Macedonia.  The mission’s deployment follows an invitation from the country’s authorities. The mission is led by Ambassador Jan Petersen and consists of a core team of 13 experts based in Skopje and 20 long-term ...

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