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VMRO-DPMNE leader Mickoski in Interview with Sitel TV

“The people that will support the name referendum are within the frameworks of a statistical error, our sociological analyses show,” VMRO-DPMNE leadеr Hristijan Mickoski says in an interview with Sitel TV. Asked about VMRO-DPMNE’s plans for the referendum, he points out that the consultation process with citizens is still underway. “The debate has started from an intra-party standpoint. It has ...

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FM Dimitrov describes Meeting with Pompeo as Great encouragement

In an interview with MIA, FM Nikola Dimitrov said that the fact that his meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had been held shortly before the start of the referendum campaign was a message that the US backed the Euro-Atlantic path chosen by Macedonia and supported the closure of the final bilateral issue, the name dispute. As he ...

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Donchev: Health Ministry respected All legal Procedures in Eva Krstanoska case

In the case of Eva Krstanoska, the young girl from Pestani who died of leukaemia yesterday, the Health Insurance Fund respected all legal procedures, according to its Director, Dan Donchev. He explained on Thursday the details of the procedure. The consiliary opinion reached the Fund on 25 June. The professional service received three offers, i.e. two from Turkish hospitals and ...

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Government plans to Spend around 80 Million denars for Referendum campaign

The government will provide around 80 million denars (around 1.3 million euros) for the referendum campaign. If all money isn’t spent, the rest will be returned to the budget. When it comes to social media, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube, the plans are for it to spent 400,000 denars (around 66,000 euros) from the General Secretariat’s regular budget. As ...

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Parliament to Form coordination Body for Referendum

Parliament will form a coordination body for a public campaign and for implementation of the name referendum, it was concluded at Wednesday’s coordination meeting hosted by PS Talat Xhaferi. Xhaferi himself will head the body, whose members will be the parliamentary groups’ presidents and vice-presidents. Parliament will give an opportunity to all those MPs that are for, against and in ...

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PM Zaev and German Chancellor Merkel have Phone conversation

PM Zoran Zaev had a phone conversation on Wednesday afternoon with Angela Merkel. The German Chancellor expressed support for the efforts by both the government and the societal-political public in Macedonia to strengthen the European and Atlantic perspectives of the country’s citizens. Also, she confirmed the support for the name deal. As it was jointly concluded in that regard, the ...

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Hahn describes Referendum as choice Between future Towards EU and Isolation

In an interview with MIA, the EU’s Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, says he regrets the lack of national unity regarding the name referendum. He urges citizens to exercise their right to vote in order to shape both their and the country’s future. In Hahn’s view, the referendum represents, among other things, a choice between ...

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Trial over 27 April case Starts

Prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska’s opening statement marked on Wednesday the start of the court process against 33 defendants over the parliamentary incidents on 27 April 2017. As she said, the group was led by defendants Aleksandar Vasilevski and Nikola Mitrevski. They, Ruskoska noted, were able to count on both the remaining people that were present and the Interior Ministry members, who, ...

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Referendum: 1,725 applications Filed by diaspora Members so far

Until Tuesday at noon, 1,725 applications were filed by diaspora members for participation in the name referendum, scheduled for 30 September. 1,612 applications have been accepted, 27 have been rejected, while the rest are being processed. Until Monday, 3,996 citizens in Macedonia had conducted insight into the voter list. French Ambassador to Macedonia Christian Thimonier paid a visit to the ...

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Government receives Guidelines from NATO for Fulfilment within 18 Months

Judicial reforms, implementation of the internal procedures of the name deal, provision of greater accountability and appropriate supervision over intelligence and security services, check-up of the internal procedures for sending armed forces abroad. Those are part of the guidelines NATO has sent to the government, which should be fulfilled within 18 months. In addition to the political matters, the document ...

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