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FM Dimitrov participates in Fourth Delphi Economic Forum

FM Nikola Dimitrov delivered an address at the Fourth Delphi Economic Forum in Greece. “There is nothing more natural than our two countries being friends, being close, opening the future,” he said. As Dimitrov added, compared to his first visit to Athens on 14 June 2017, now, after the Prespa Agreement, he has more friends in Greece. On the sidelines ...

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MEPs underline Importance of Judicial reforms and Dealing with Corruption

Judicial reforms and dealing with corruption are the key goals that the Government should achieve on its path to EU membership. The leader of the seven-member delegation of MEPs, Tunne Kelam, said on Friday that those were the main conditions for the European Council to make in June a decision on a start of accession negotiations. As he added, it’s ...

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Jess Baily’s ambassadorial Term ends

On Friday, Jess Baily’s term as US Ambassador to Macedonia officially ended. He left Skopje on Friday. In a tweet, he thanked the country for its hospitality, friendship and kindness. The US Embassy, on its official Facebook page, wrote: “This morning, Ambassador Baily officially ended his assignment to North Macedonia. From everyone at the Embassy, we thank him for his ...

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French diplomat Le Roy praises Brave decisions by Macedonia’s leaders

French diplomat and ex-EUSR to Skopje Alain Le Roy says that the brave decisions made by Macedonia’s leaders and Prespa Agreement have enabled the country’s progress on the NATO road. Regarding ratification of the Accession Protocol by his country, he says he has no information. “I don’t know whether there is a concrete date when the NATO Protocol would be ...

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SCPC opens Another 42 cases of Suspicious employments

The State Commission for the Prevention of Corruption (SCPC) opened on Thursday 42 new cases as a result of suspicions of nepotism.  The list includes relatives of current and former state officials, MPs, ministers, mayors, ambassadors, directors of public institutions, heads of state companies and agencies, as well as members and Judicial Council members, secretaries general and advisers. All of ...

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Sanctions Directorate conducts Own insight into Attack on ex-ministers

The Directorate for Execution of Sanctions has conducted own insight and took minutes for the attacks in the Skopje Prison on former ministers Mile Janakieski and Spiro Ristovski, who are suspected of involvement in the 27 April 2017 attacks in Parliament. In its recommendations, the Directorate requests appropriate accountability for all official persons from the Prison that let the incident ...

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PM Zaev meets Counterpart Dancila in Romania

Within the frameworks of his official visit to Romania, PM Zoran Zaev held a meeting with his counterpart, Vlorica Dancila. “The procedures to ratify the Republic of North Macedonia’s NATO Accession Protocol, which has been voted through at the Chamber of Deputies, have started in Romania” the host said. According to her, what’s expected is for that process to be ...

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Political System Committee rejects Petrov’s additional Referendum initiative

On Thursday, the Political System Committee rejected the initiative filed by Todor Petrov to collect at least 150,000 voters in order for an additional referendum to be scheduled. In the initiative, backed by signatures from 157 citizens, Todorov had requested a referendum on whether citizens supported the change of the country’s name. The Chairperson of the Parliament’s Political System Committee, ...

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Matthew Palmer praises Prespa Agreement

According to Matthew Palmer, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, the Prespa Agreement is an exceptional diplomatic achievement. At a meeting with journalists in Greece, he added that the creativity, good faith and strong relations between the people in charge of the negotiations had helped in the achievement of the deal. Regarding Russia’s role, Palmer ...

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SDSM and DUI reach Deal on joint Presidential candidate

At their meeting on Wednesday, PM and SDSM leader Zoran Zaev and DUI leader Ali Ahmeti agreed on a joint candidate for the presidential race. The name will be announced on Friday. “We carried out an essential analysis, decided that we should set a standard in the country. Though there were attempts for that in the past, too, they weren’t ...

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