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MoFA Rejects Claims by Russian Authorities on Irregular Vote

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has strongly rejected claims by the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the Parliament’s decision to initiate constitutional revision. “MoFA considers the claims as completely unfounded and untrue, and as having clear tendency to compromise the political process of historic significance for Macedonia and its citizens,” the MoFA ...

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Former NATO Sec Gen Robertson Appeals for Look to the Future

Former NATO secretary-general, Lord George Robertson, addressed the Atlantic Council on Monday, saying time has come for everyone in Macedonia to look to the future and defend the country’s national interest. “Remember the courage of your politicians during the 2001 crisis. They saved their country from certain bloodshed. Certain politicians are now demonstrating such courage,” said Robertson. According to him, ...

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Decision for Initiating Constitutional Revision Endorsed

The Parliament endorsed late Friday the decision to initiate constitutional revision arising from the Prespa Agreement by the required two-third majority. Eighty out of 120 MPs voted in favor of the decision. Afterwards, VMRO-DPMNE MP group coordinator Dragan Danev asked for an individual vote, which concluded with the same result – 80 MPs saying ‘Yes’ and 39 ‘No’. Among those ...

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PM Zaev Address Following Decision for Constitutional Revision

Today is a historic day for our country. We have made history together. Our visions for a better life in a better country will become a reality, said Prime Minister Zoran Zaev after Friday’s vote in Parliament for endorsement of the initiative for constitutional revision arising from the Prespa Agreement.  He thanked the MPs who supported the motion, especially those ...

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Mogherini – Hahn Joint Statement Following Parliament Vote

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn welcomed in a joint statement the Parliament’s decision to initiate constitutional changes towards implementation of the Prespa Agreement.  “Today, the Parliament took a very important step towards the implementation of the Prespa agreement through the vote launching the ...

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NATO Sec Gen Welcomes Parliament Decision

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has welcomed the Parliament’s decision to initiate constitutional changes arising from the Prespa Agreement.  “I welcome the vote by parliament in Skopje on the proposed constitutional changes. It’s up to the government and political leaders to complete national procedures on the name agreement and seize this historic opportunity to bring the country into NATO,” tweeted Stoltenberg. ...

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Outgoing and Incoming Greek FMs Rejoice at Parliament Vote

Today is a day of joy for the incoming and the outgoing foreign minister of Greece following Friday’s outcome of the vote in the Macedonian Parliament over the initiative for constitutional revision. Despite the resignation, outgoing Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said they are happy, MIA reports from Athens. The handover of the post from Kotzias ...

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Skopje Basic Court 1 Receives Verdict against ex-PM Gruevski

The Basic Court 1, also known as Criminal court, announced Friday that it received the second-degree verdict from the Appellate Court Skopje regarding the Tank case i.e. the purchase of a Mercedes in the amount of almost 600.000 euros. The court states that the Appellate Court’s verdict will be sent for a further procedure at a judge for sanctions who ...

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Lungescu: Country has Historic Chance to Join NATO

NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu told MIA after the start of Macedonia’s Alliance accession talks on Thursday that the country now has the historic opportunity to become a part of the Euro-Atlantic family, provided it implements the Prespa Agreement. “The country made an important step today by starting the two-day accession talks at the NATO Headquarters. The negotiations cover security, defense, ...

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Tzanakopoulos: Government Committed to Prespa Deal

Greek government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos in an interview with Greek national broadcaster ERT on Thursday said that Prespa Agreement is not only alive, but is also the government’s main political goal. He said that the political message of government session on Tuesday is that the Greek government is committed to Prespa Agreement. “I consider both Mr. Zaev and Mr. Tsipras ...

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