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President Ivanov Address on Ilinden; Opposition to ‘Greek Agreement’

Macedonia is not private property, with its attributes and values to be traded by some. It is not personal property to be sold, Macedonia is not a no man’s land that anyone can claim. Macedonia belongs to the people who have created it, President Gjorge Ivanov said in Krusevo. In an address at the site Meckin Kamen at a ceremony ...

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PMs Zaev and Borissov Joint Ilinden Celebration in Blagoevgrad

Only a year after signing the agreement on friendship, cooperation and neighbourliness, a positive result is being felt in our mutual relations, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said at a meeting with his Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev in Blagoevgrad, where the two heads of government marked the 115th anniversary of the Ilinden Uprising. Borissov praised ‘the fresh spirit of cooperation’ ...

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PM Zaev Addresses Ilinden Celebration in Pelince

PM Zoran Zaev addressed the Ilinden Uprising celebration in Pelince, appealing to citizens to vote ‘Yes’ at the 30 September referendum. “I call on you to proudly say ‘yes’ and seize the opportunities offered by the EU. To say ‘yes’ to NATO, to recognised and affirmed Macedonian identity, culture and language. It is time that Macedonia create history. This is ...

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PS Xhaferi Address on Ilinden in Skopje

The Republic of Macedonia, and I would say all of us as citizens, are faced with a decision that would determine our fate, whether to continue toward integration or remain stuck in the dead Balkan end which leads nowhere. This was the message of Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi in front of the monument of Metodija Andonov Cento, in Skopje. In ...

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Palmer: Citizens of Macedonia to Seize Opportunity to Vote at Referendum

Matthew Palmer, US Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, voiced belief Wednesday that the citizens of Macedonia would seize the opportunity and express their opinion at the upcoming referendum, which bears historic significance for the country’s future. “In the conversations I’ve had I’ve emphasized the US support for the Prespa Agreement and for Macedonia’s future ...

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Deputy PM Osmani Presents Negotiating Structure with EU

Deputy PM for European Affairs Bujar Osmani presenting negotiating structure of Macedonia’s accession to EU told Wednesday’s press conference that the main function of the negotiating process is Macedonia’s preparedness for membership. It is one of the most important administrative political operations through which all EU member states had passed. The transformation should result in creation of a European society. ...

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PM Zaev Appeals to Citizens to Vote at Referendum for their Future

At a press conference Tuesday Prime Minister Zoran Zaev appealed to citizens of the Republic of Macedonia to go out at the referendum slated for 30 September, highlighting now is the moment for each citizen to take responsibility for the future. “Each of you is obliged to take responsibility for their future and the future of own country. Your vote ...

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VMRO-DPMNE Yet to Decide Whether to Boycott Referendum

Zaev has decided to force an issue that is meaningless and equivocal, just to cover up the capitulation in the negotiations with Greece while the acceptance of this agreement of capitulation fulfils Greece’s red lines. No politician in the history of the Republic of Macedonia has made such concessions, said General Secretary of VMRO-DPMNE Igor Janushev, at Tuesday’s press conference. ...

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Audio Agency Recommendations for Reporting during Referendum Campaign

Media should report professionally without taking sides regarding the referendum, refrain from broadcasting messages for violent toppling of the country’s constitutional order, stimulating and calling for military aggression, hate speech, national, religious, racial and ethnic hatred, xenophobia or other forms of hatred, urged the Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services on Tuesday.  “Taking into account this is an exceptionally ...

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PS Xhaferi on Start of Referendum Campaigning

The official start of campaigning for the referendum will begin on 10th of September, and all those who want to participate in the campaign will do so, in whatever context they choose, whether they will support or boycott it, or call to vote against it, it depends on them, said Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi at Tuesday’s press briefing. According to ...

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