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Kotzias: Greece leads the game with Name Issue with Skopje

The Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias stated that Greece is the more victorious side in the Prespa Agreement, because the country on the north of Greece will never again be called Macedonia, but Republic of North Macedonia. This statement of Kotzias follows the series of reactions in Greece after the US president Donald Trump referred the country as “Macedonia” in ...

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Hearing for 27 April Parliament Incidents held

PM Zoran Zaev, former Health Minister Nikola Todorov, Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski and MP Vesel Memedi testified at a hearing in a Skopje court about the incidents in the parliament of Macedonia that occurred on 27 April 2017. The defendants also attended the hearing, in order for he witnesses to be able to state whether or not they were in ...

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Asselborn: We are waiting for you in EU and NATO

“We’re waiting for you to join us in the EU and NATO,” said Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Jean Asselborn of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg during the meeting with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on Thursday. During the meeting, Asselborn and Zaev agreed that the referendum outcome would determine not only Macedonia’s but also the future of the region. ...

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Stoltenberg – Zaev Meeting; Wishes for Successful Referendum Conveyed

In a few weeks’ time, Macedonia will hold a referendum on the name agreement, so I encourage voters to turn out in strong numbers, as becoming a full member of the international community with all the benefits that this will bring is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday in Skopje at a joint press conference with ...

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US President Trump Letter to Ivanov on 8 September – Independence Day

The historic Prespa Agreement resolves the long-standing name issue with Greece and paves the way for Macedonia’s membership in both NATO and the European Union, US President Donald Trump says in a note of congratulations to his Macedonian counterpart Gjorge Ivanov on the country’s Independence Day – 8 September. “On behalf of the American people, I congratulate you and the ...

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MP Zeqiri Testifies on Parliament Incident Case

SDSM MP Muhamed Zeqiri gave his testimony in court about the 27 April parliament incident claiming the mob was shouting and looking specifically for him to kill addressing insulting words at him. During the riot the now MP was closed in the translation booth along with four other MPs. He said from what he saw one person was holding a ...

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Greek Opposition Leader Criticises Government over Name Deal

Greek opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis reiterated the position that the Prespa deal is negative for Greece and it represents ‘political defeat for FM Nikos Kotzias and PM Alexis Tsipras. In his address at the meeting in Thessaloniki with representatives of organisations of producers and scientific organisations he levelled fierce criticism at the government about the economy and the name issue. ...

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Court of Appeals Session in Absence of Gruevski

SPO prosecutor Gavril Bubevski, following the end of the public session in the Court of Appeals regarding the appeals to the first-instance verdict in the case dubbed Tank against Nikola Gruevski and Gjoko Popovski, voiced hope the Court will soon adopt a decision, within six days at the latest. At the session Bubevski assessed as unfounded all complaints filed by ...

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Mediator Nimetz: Waiting for other Agreement Very Risky

Twenty-five years have passed and as many can pass for a new agreement is this one does not go through, says UN envoy in the name dispute, Matthew Nimetz, in an interview with the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) regarding the Macedonia-Greece treaty. Nimetz believes the idea of waiting and failure to implement the agreement is very risky. “To those ...

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Visit of High-Ranking Officials Proof of Support, Sekerinska

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg’s second visit in the space of eight months is proof that our country can become a member of the Alliance, said Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska while visiting the Army’s Airforce Brigade on Wednesday. “The world is on our side,” Sekerinska said. “It’s a first to have a NATO Secretary-General visit our country twice in a year, ...

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