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New Democracy’s Bakoyiannis on ‘Macedonians’ and ‘Macedonian’ Language

Greek opposition New Democracy feels FM Kotzias has committed a mistake in allowing for the nationality ‘Macedonian’ and the ‘Macedonian’ language. Former FM Dora Bakoyiannis in a statement with Radio 24/7 said the nationality item could be ‘citizens of…’ instead of ‘Macedonians’. “All in New Democracy agrees that it was a big mistake by Mr Kotzias to grant the nationality ...

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Greek Government Spokesperson Assures Parliament will Ratify Name Deal

It is obvious that the name agreement will pass in the Greek parliament, otherwise we would not have signed it, says government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos. In an interview with Greek radio Real FM, Tzanakopoulos explains that the government wants a larger majority “for this important agreement, which closes a 25-year-long issue in the best possible way”. “Independent Greeks have filed ...

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PM Zaev Meets Outgoing Australian Ambassador Feeney

Opportunities for enhancement of bilateral cooperation, especially in the field of investments and economy, were in the focus of Monday’s farewell meeting between Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Australian Ambassador Julia Feeney.  Ambassador Feeney expressed support for Macedonia’s integration processes, which open the opportunities for a better life of country’s citizens, the Government said in a press release. Interlocutors also ...

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SDSM Dismisses Boro Stojcev from Post of Novo Selo Branch President

Dismissing Boro Stojcev from the post of President of SDSM Novo Selo branch is a smoke screen for the true crimes and their perpetrators within the ranks of SDSM. This was VMRO-DPMNE’s reaction following SDSM’s announcement about the dismissal. They point out that Zaev could be heard asking for bribe of 200,000 euro and SDSM has become synonymous with crime. ...

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Government Organises Celebration of NATO Invitation across Macedonia

Under the slogan “Moving Ahead, Macedonia in the EU and NATO”, Macedonia on Saturday celebrated getting the invitation for talks to join NATO. The celebration, organized by the government in 15 cities across the country, including the capital Skopje, featured concerts by 40 Macedonian music artists, including rock and pop bands, pop singers, hip-hop performers, DJs, etc. “Macedonia has a ...

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Greek PM Wishes for Successful Name Process

The neighboring country should first meet its obligations arising from the agreement and then, in January or February, we will hold talks with our coalition partner in order to move the process forward, said Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in reference to the opposite stance with junior coalition partner Panos Kammenos over the name deal. “Now we are waiting to ...

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Greek FM Assures Name Deal will be Ratified in Parliament

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias has expressed confidence that the name agreement would get the green light from members of the Greek Parliament, including MPs from the junior coalition partner Independent Greeks. “The agreement with North Macedonia will be passed in Parliament. But, I want to make this clear – we are aiming at a majority of over 150 votes ...

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Screening Process to Start Next Week

The 14th meeting of EU-Macedonia Stabilisation and Association Council, chaired by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, was held Friday in Brussels. The meeting was also attended by Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn as the European Commission representative, while Macedonia’s delegation, led by Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov, also included the Vice-Premier for European Affairs, Bujar Osmani. ...

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DM Sekerinska Partakes in US Adriatic Charter Defence Ministerial

Minister of Defence Radmila Sekerinska on Friday in Zagreb took part in the US-Adriatic Charter Defence Ministerial, the first such meeting in which Macedonia – one of the founding countries of the initiative – participates after being invited to join NATO. Minister Sekerinska was congratulated on Macedonia’s NATO breakthrough by US Secretary of Defence James Mattis, and by the co-chairs ...

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DPMNE Protest March in Kavadarci

In the organisation of VMRO-DPMNE Sunday in Kavadarci a protest march was held. The present were addressed by party leader Hristijan Mickoski who said that Macedonia is the name that resonates proudly and distinguishes from all others. “We have no alternative and this is how it must be. Looking in the past we shall see that the only choice is ...

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