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Former UBK Director Atanasovski arrested

The former Director of the Administration for Security and Counter Intelligence (UBK) Vladimir Atanasovski was arrested on Tuesday night. The arrest is requested by the Public Prosecution for Organised Crime and Corruption, in order to prevent Atanasovski from escaping the country, demanding the court to determine detention measures for him. Several of the defendants in the “27 April Parliament Incidents” ...

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Pavlopoulos: Prespa Agreement Interpretations full of Irredentism unacceptable

Greece will not accept a frivolous interpretation of the Prespa Agreement on behalf of Skopje, Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos said during his meeting with Slovenian counterpart Borut Pahor. “In times when the Prespa Agreement is still a subject of debating and implementation, we cannot accept interpretations of its segments which are full of irredentism,” Pavlopoulos said, without specifying what interpretation ...

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Palmer: Russia cannot decide about Macedonia’s integration in NATO

During his visit of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the US Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe and Eurasia Mathew Palmer said that Macedonia can become a NATO member by mid-2020 if the Prespa Agreement is implemented. “Macedonia can become a NATO member in 18 months, and that goal is quite achievable. However, we are deeply concerned of the influence of Russia ...

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FM Dimitrov meets MEPs, Foreign Ministers in Brussels

The Foreign Minister of Macedonia Nikola Dimitrov presented on Tuesday before the group of MEPS “Friends of Macedonia” the current progress of the government in the implementation of the Prespa Agreement. Dimitrov reiterated the strong dedication of the Macedonian government to proceed with the implementation of all necessary reforms and secure its integration in NATO and EU, and said that ...

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PM Zaev attends Government Leaders’ Summit in Zagreb

The PM of Macedonia Zoran Zaev is taking part in the Summit of Government leaders of the Central-European initiative in Zagreb, Croatia, hosted by Croatian PM Andrej Plenkovic. “We are ready to broaden the cooperation with the entire region and maintain good neighbourly relations with all our neighbours, like in the cases with Greece and Bulgaria, through the Prespa Agreement ...

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President Ivanov holds Lecture at Wroclaw University

The President of Macedonia Gjorge Ivanov, during his visit of Poland on occasion the COP 24 Summit, held a lecture at the University in Wroclaw. During the lecture, Ivanov spoke about the implementation of the Prespa Agreement in the Macedonian Parliament. “Macedonia is facing at the moment one of its greatest challenges and that is renouncing the right of self-determination. ...

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Parliament adopts all Draft-Amendments from Prespa Agreement

At the session held on Monday afternoon, the Parliament of Macedonia adopted the last two draft-amendments for changes to the Constitution of Macedonia. The amendments for constitutional changes are the core of the Prespa Agreement which resolves the name dispute between Macedonia and Greece and secures the Greek support for Macedonia’s integration in NATO and EU. With 64 votes in ...

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Stoltenberg: NATO ready to accept Macedonia as New Member

The Sec Gen of NATO Jens Stoltenberg stated before the start of the NATO Foreign ministers’ Meeting in Brussels that at the moment it is all up to Macedonia to complete all steps for integration in the alliance. “The Parliament of Macedonia managed to provide 2/3 majority for the first stage of the implementation of the Prespa Agreement. I cannot ...

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Katrougalos convinced that Greek Parliament will adopt Prespa Agreement

The Greek Alternative Minister of Foreign Affairs Georgios Katrougalos reiterated his confidence that the Greek parliament will adopt and implement the Prespa Agreement. “I am aware of the impact of the recent protests of high school students in Greece, but I do not think they will affect the atmosphere in the Parliament. I am still deeply convinced that we have ...

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Mladenovski: 27 April parliament Incidents were organized by UBK

At the new hearing over “27 April Parliament Incidents” case in the Criminal Court in Skopje, one of the defendants, Mihail Mladenovski, revealed that the intrusion in the Parliament has been organised by the then management of the Department for Security and Counter-intelligence (UBK). “All the instructions we got came from then Head of UBK Vladimir Atanasovski, and organised by ...

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