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MoI: Мan from Bitola admits destroying Border markers on South Border

The Regional Centre for control of the South border of Macedonia at the Macedonian Interior Ministry revealed that a 36-year old man from the village of Germijan near Bitola is responsible for the destruction and relocation of the stone border markers at the Macedonian-Greek border. The incident was first registered by Greek authorities on 23 November. As MoI reported, the ...

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Gjosevski: Crowd wanted to Attack Parliament President Veljanoski

The new hearing over the “27 April parliament Incidents” case held on Thursday saw the testimony of Goran Gjosevski, the Chief of Security of the former President of the Parliament of Macedonia Trajko Veljanoski. “In one moment, the crowd started looking for Veljanoski, with some people calling him a traitor for allowing intonation of a foreign country’s anthem in the ...

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MEPs Demand reaction of EC for Case with Gruevski’s Asylum

The MEP from the GreenLeft Judith Sargentini, who is the author of the amendment filed to the European Parliament (EP) concerning the asylum granted by Hungary to former PM of Macedonia Nikola Gruevski, says that if the amendment is adopted, it will be the official position of the EP concerning this issue. “It is very important for us to open ...

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Priebe: Macedonia willing to Implement Reforms

In an interview for Deutsche Welle (DW) in Macedonian, the German Law Expert and the Head of the Expert Groups in the European Commission for Macedonia Reinhard Priebe says that he is convinced that Macedonia is willing to implement all recommendations in terms of rule of law. “As a witness from the side, I am getting an impression that the ...

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Criminal Court determines 30-day Detention for Gruevski in “Thaler” case

The Criminal Court decided to adopt the request of the Special Public Prosecution (SPO) and determined a measure of 30 days of detention for the former PM of Macedonia Nikola Gruevski in the case “Thaler”. This decision follows the decision of the Parliament of Macedonia to strip Gruevski from his MP immunity. The defence of Gruevski has the right to ...

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Parliamentary Committee on Reconciliation holds First Meeting

The Parliamentary Committee for Integration, Reforms and Reconciliation held on Wednesday its first meeting. At the meeting, the members of the committee adopted a decision to divide it into three groups in order to accelerate the processes. This was revealed at a press conference by the committees Co-chairwoman and Vice-president of the Parliament of Macedonia Frosina Remenski at a press ...

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VMRO-DPMNE protests in front of Government

VMRO-DPMNE held on Wednesday the first of the series of anti-governmental protests they announced a few days ago.  The protest march started in front of the headquarters of the party in the centre of Skopje, and then through the streets ended up in front of the Government of Macedonia. Once the crowd arrived in front of the governmental building, the ...

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Parliament Strips Gruevski from his MP Immunity

With 62 votes in favour, and no votes against or abstaining from voting, the Parliament of Macedonia officially stripped MP Nikola Gruevski from his MP immunity. The MPs from VMRO-DPMNE did not attend the session. The President of Macedonia was also invited to attend the session, but he did not show up. Previously, the Parliamentary Committee on Rules of Procedure, ...

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Zaev: I Tend to Secure Greater Support for Prespa Agreement by MPs

The PM Zoran Zaev confirmed he recently met VMRO-DPMNE MPs Mitko Jancev and Nikola Todorov in order to discuss their support in the Parliament for the implementation of the Prespa Agreement. “I tend to secure the greatest support possible till the end of this process. I believe that by the time the entire process is over, we will have a ...

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Orban: I did not Meet Gruevski when he Came to Hungary

The decision of Hungary to grant asylum to former PM of Macedonia Nikola Gruevski was one of the main topics up for discussion in the Hungarian Parliament on Tuesday. The Hungarian PM Viktor Orban addressed the Parliament to answer several questions. “Hungary granted asylum to Gruevski, who is a very good friend of our country, and we need to thank ...

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