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Pimen: Ilievski could not provoke Violence on 27 April 2017

In the latest hearing over the “27 April Parliament Incidents” case, Bishop Pimen from the Macedonian Orthodox Church provided his testimony of the Parliament Incidents, as a witness called by the defence of Bogdan Ilievski – Betmen. Pimen said that he is a close friend and spiritual father of Ilievski. “Bogdan was not doing this for some kind of material ...

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Government: Joint Session of Macedonia, Bulgarian governments not under Risk

The Government does not think that the recent statements by Bulgarian officials concerning the Macedonian language do not put under risk the joint session of the Macedonian and Bulgarian governments. This was announced by Governmental Spokesperson Mile Bosnjakovski at a press conference in the Government of Macedonia. “We are finishing up the details, whereas the precise date of the meeting ...

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Government adopts Prespa Agreement Amendments for Constitutional Changes

The Government adopted during the session held on Wednesday afternoon the Draft-amendments for changes to the Constitution of Macedonia, the core segment of the Prespa Agreement. From the Government they inform that after the adoption, the draft-amendments were officially submitted to the Parliament of Macedonia. According to the Government, after the public debates and the suggestions by the MPs, only ...

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Tzanakopoulos: Majority for adoption of Prespa Agreement secured

The Spokesperson of the Greek Government Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said in an interview for Greek radio “Real FM” that he believes the Greek Parliament has the necessary majority for ratification of the Prespa Agreement. “Concerning the recent statements of Zoran Zaev about the language, I must say that this is a very difficult battle of his, which he conducts in an ...

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Hungarian journalists locate Gruevski in local Restaurant

The Hungarian web portal 24.hu published a video in which the former Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski is seen having lunch in a local restaurant in Budapest. The video reveals that Gruevski was joined in the restaurant by four other people, which the Hungarian journalist believes are his personal security, and one driver. While Gruevski was exiting the restaurant, the journalist ...

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Kammenos: Prespa Agreement is dead

The Greek Defence Minister and leader of the party Independent Greeks Panos Kammenos said during a session in the Greek Parliament that he and his party will never support the Prespa Agreement. “The Prespa Agreement is officially dead. It died the very moment when the Skopje PM Zoran Zaev made statements that negate the agreement itself. Who knows, maybe there ...

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DM Sekerinska meets Allied Joint Force Commander Foggo

The Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska and the Chief of Staff of the Macedonian Army (ARM) Vasko Gjurcinovski met on Wednesday Admiral James Foggo, the Commander of the Allied Joint Force Command in Naples, Italy. At the meeting, Sekerinska pointed out the excellent cooperation between the Macedonian Defence Ministry and ARM and the Allied Joint Force Command, adding that it contributes ...

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Reconciliation Committee completes Draft-law on Amnesty

The parliamentary Committee on National Reconciliation has finalised the draft-law on amnesty concerning the “27 April Parliament Incidents” case. “We reached a consensus that was accepted by all the members of the committee. The draft-law predicts amnesty for people involved in the incidents who have neither committed violence or were the organisers of the incidents. The defendants will be given ...

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Photograph of Gruevski in Budapest appears on Internet

A photograph depicting the former PM Nikola Gruevski in Budapest, Hungary, appeared on the internet on Tuesday evening. At the photograph, Gruevski is walking around an unknown location in Budapest. Hungarian journalist Daniele Noland reported for Kanal 5 that the photograph is indeed authentic, but did not reveal who made it. The photograph also depicts VMRO-DPMNE member Aleksandar Trajkovski, who ...

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Jordanov: There is no such thing as Macedonian language

Recent statements of the former Bulgarian Ambassador to Macedonia Aleksandar Jordanov are the newest addition to the series of claims against the Macedonian identity and language, following those of Bulgarian DM Krasimir Karakachanov and MEP Andrey Kovachev. “From a scientific point of view, there is no such thing as Macedonian language. There is no doubt that what the people in ...

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