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Hutchinson: US Senate to ratify NATO Protocol for Macedonia this Summer

In an interview for Sitel TV, the US Permanent Representative in NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison says she expects the US to ratify the NATO Protocol for Accession of Macedonia this summer. “All NATO member-states’ ambassadors already signed the Protocol, and we hope that North Macedonia will become the 30th NATO member state by the end of this year. I can ...

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Pendarovski: North Macedonia has no Plan B for EU Membership Negotiations

The President of Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski, who is paying an official visit to Germany, met on Tuesday with the German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. At the meeting, the interlocutors exchanged opinions on the ongoing political events, focusing on the cooperation between Macedonia and Germany, with both of them estimating that the bilateral relations are very good. Pendarovski thanked Steinmeier for all ...

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Zaev: I took over Finance Ministry to control Ultimate Financial Measures

The PM Zoran Zaev, in an interview for Sitel TV, commented on the cabinet reshuffle he announced during the presidential election, after he revealed the official list of ministers to be replaced on Sunday. “I see that must of the reactions from the public come about me taking over the position of Minister of Finance, despite keeping the PM position. ...

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Sekerinska: The PM can also take over Ministerial Position

The Vice-PM and Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska sees nothing irregular in the intention of the PM Zoran Zaev to also take over the position of Minister of Finance, as part of the cabinet reshuffle he announced two months ago. “This is neither the first, nor the last time for a PM of a state to also take over a ministerial ...

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PPO files Bill of Indictment against El Cheka

The Kicevo-based Public Prosecution (PPO) has filed a bill of indictment against Sheqerim Ahmeti, known on social networks as El Cheka. PPO charges El Cheka for violation of the Article 151 Section 2 of the Criminal Law, unauthorised wire-tapping of communications and recording of phone conversations. From PPO they remind that this criminal act is punishable by law with a ...

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Dimitrov: No start of Membership Talks means No EU Perspective for WB

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Dimitrov pays an official visit to Stockholm, Sweden, where on Monday he took part in a discussion focusing on the political events in the West Balkans (WB) and the EU perspectives of those countries. “The European Commission issued its 10th, and this time unconditioned, recommendation for the EU to start the membership talks with ...

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Bulgarian Politicians react to Pendarovski’s Statement on Goce Delcev

The former Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov welcomes the statements of Macedonian President Stevo Pendarovski that revolutionary Goce Delcev used to claim himself Bulgarian. “This is a rather outstanding statement of Pendarovski’s which takes official Skopje in the right direction when it comes to our bilateral relations. However, that statement only is not enough. We cannot toy with historical figures; today ...

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Tsipras: North Macedonia fulfilled all Conditions to Start EU Membership Talks

In an interview for the Greek public broadcaster ERT the Greek PM Alexis Tsipras commented on the latest developments in the EU and the fact that the EU leaders postponed the decision for date of start of membership negotiations with Macedonia till October. “The postponing of the decision for determining a date for North Macedonia is not because the country ...

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President Pendarovski meets German FM Maas in Berlin

The Macedonian President Stevo Pendarovski started on Monday his official visit to Germany by having a meeting with the German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas. At the meeting, Pendarovski and Maas exchanged opinions on the ongoing political events in Macedonia, with Pendarovski estimating that Germany is a crucial partner of Macedonia in its integration in EU and NATO. “North Macedonia invested ...

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Deputy Education Minister Atanasov announces Resignation from his Position

The deputy Minister of Education Petar Atanasov announced via his Facebook profile that he is resigning his position in the Education Ministry. In his post, Atanasov personally addresses PM Zoran Zaev, informing him of his resignation. “In the past 10 months I was working in a ministry which in the past years was rather neglected. I was very glad when ...

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