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Zbogar believes Skopje and Athens will find Good solution to Name issue

The solution to the name issue will be good for the two countries, the region and the whole of Europe, according to the Head of the EU Delegation, Ambassador to Macedonia Samuel Zbogar. In his view, patience and trust is needed in order for that to happen. “All of us here are eagerly expecting the results of the very intensive ...

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Osmani presents Plan 18’s draft Version before NGOs and VMRO-DPMNE

Judicial reforms are one of the dominant sectors in Plan 18, whose draft version was presented on Friday by Deputy PM for European Affairs Bujar Osmani before NGO sector members. It will continue to focus on the basic pillars of Plan 3-6-9, which, in addition to judiciary, includes reforms in public administration and security services, but will also focus on ...

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Defence Minister Sekerinska partakes in Atlantic Council meeting in Brussels

Macedonia has walked a long road and made a big leap in terms of its integration processes, which underlines its credibility is a full-fledged NATO member in the near future, Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska told NATO counterparts at Friday’s meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Brussels, led by the Alliance’s Sec Gen, Jens Stoltenberg. “We hope for NATO membership, ...

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Macedonian – Greek FMs Agree on Framework for Name Resolution

Macedonia and Greece are very close to final settlement of the name row, FMs Nikola Dimitrov and Nikos Kotzias say. At Monday evening’s meeting in Brussels they have managed to agree on a framework for compromise on the name which is to be completed by experts from both countries. According to Dimitrov, talks between the countries’ PMs is expected by ...

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Titanic Case Resumes with Introductory Remarks by Part of Defendants

The trial in the Titanic case resumed with the introductory remarks of the defence and part of the defendants in the Titanic case. Defendants Gordana Jankuloska and Ilija Dimovski claim that the pardoning by President Ivanov, though withdrawn, is still effective. Their lawyer Petar Vasilev stressed that the investigation into this case should be stopped as the pardon cannot be ...

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Number of Skin cancer Patients Rising; New Treatment Strategy Announced

The number of patients with skin cancer in Macedonia and the world is on the rise. This year total 480 patents with the most lethal type of cancer – the malign melanoma, were diagnosed in Macedonia. Doctors demand improvement in diagnostics and timely information by citizens. Health Minister Venko Filipce announced preparation of strategy for prevention of malign melanoma, new ...

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Poll on Citizens’ Satisfaction with Government Work

Citizens have divided opinion on the work of the government in its first year of rule. 49 % are satisfied, whereas 47.4 % are unsatisfied with its work, the poll of Telma TV and MCMS suggests. Fully satisfied are 16.5 %, whereas 35.4 % are completely dissatisfied. Based on party affiliation, 11.9 % of SDSM supporters and 38.4 % of ...

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Albanian FM to be Held Liable for Insult of Macedonian People

The Administrative Court in Tirana demands initiating procedure against Albanian FM Ditmitr Bushati for insult against the Macedonian people. The Court has upheld the appeal by Macedonian association Sonce which has asked for public apology form Dushati for the interview where he used the term Slavic-Macedonian. “Feeling that the terminology used by Minister Bushati is offensive and degrading for Macedonians, ...

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Commissioner Hahn: Name Solution a Game Changer for next EU Steps

Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn says the EU is encouraged by the latest round of name talks between Skopje and Athens. Hahn, who attended Monday an informal breakfast organized by Bulgaria and Austria alongside Macedonia’s Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov and his European counterparts, tweeted that the meeting was fruitful and everyone expressed wholehearted support to ...

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