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Amnesty requests Start to arrive After publication of Law in Official Gazette

The Amnesty Law was published on Friday in the Official Gazette, following President Gjorge Ivanov’s signing. That means a start of the five-day deadline that defendants in the 27 April case have to file a request to be covered in the procedure. Goran Angelov and Ivan Cvetanovski will be among those that will file an amnesty request. Their lawyer said ...

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Reactions in Greece to latest Developments in Name process Continue

In his congratulatory message to Greeks in the diaspora on the occasion of the New Year’s and Christmas holidays, Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos reiterated his stand on the relations with the northern neighbour. As he pointed out, in the period leading up to the defining of the name deal and, certainly, before its ratification, Greece isn’t ready to accept interpretations ...

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Osmani optimistic Macedonia will Start EU talks Next year

Following the end of the constitutional changes process and ratification process, Macedonia will automatically activate the NATO membership invitation. The Deputy PM for European Affairs, Bujar Osmani, is optimistic that Macedonia will next year start EU membership talks. At a briefing on Sunday, he described 2018 as a historic year. In Osmani’s view, the reform process, Prespa Agreement and good-neighbourliness ...

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VMRO-DPMNE stages Protests in Skopje and Prilep

On Friday, VMRO-DPMNE staged a protest in Skopje. “The first battle that will be won and the first punishment from the people for the anti-people’s work will be the victory in the presidential elections, which will also mean an announcement of early parliamentary elections,” party leader Hristijan Mickoski pointed out. The party will publish the competition for candidates for the ...

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Atila Rexhepi appointed DUI Sec Gen

Atila Rexhepi is DUI’s new Sec Gen, it was decided at Saturday’s session of the party’s highest bodies, the Council and Central Assembly. Artan Grubi is the new Organisational Secretary. Spokesperson Bujar Osmani said on Saturday both would need to help DUI and party leader Ali Ahmeti with the preparation of DUI’s congress which should be held next year. According ...

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Turkish Language Education Day: High delegation Visits Macedonia

A high delegation from Turkey paid a visit to Macedonia on Friday, on the occasion of Turkish Language Education Day. The delegation, consisting of Ibrahim Kalin, Presidential Spokesperson, Sabri Demiri, Western Balkans Adviser to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Tulin Erkan Kara, Ambassador to Macedonia, and Serdar Cam, TIKA President, met Stevo Pendarovski, National Coordinator for NATO Integration, Petar Atanasov, Deputy ...

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Parliament Committee adopts 3 of 7 amendments to Constitutional Changes

The Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional Affairs adopted three of the seven amendments to the constitutional changes prepared by the government. The committee adopted the amendment filed by the group of independent MPs from VMRO-DPMNE, which claims that the amendments from 33 to 36 will not come into force if Greece does not immediately fulfil its obligation for signing the Protocol ...

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Deskoska: Recommendations of Venice Commission fully implemented

The Justice Minister Renata Deskoska said in a press conference on Thursday that after four years, all recommendations of the Venice Commission concerning laws on judiciary are fully implemented. “In its announcement, the Venice Commission expresses satisfaction with the good cooperation with the Government of Macedonia. They pointed out that the new text of the Law on Courts is now ...

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AA to file Initiative for Evaluation of Constitutionality of Law on Amnesty

The Alliance for Albanians announced that it will file an initiative to the Constitutional Court of Macedonia for evaluating the constitutionality of the Law on Amnesty. “The law will provide amnesty for people which were directly involved in the incidents that took place in the Parliament on 27 April 2017. The Alliance for Albanians did not provide support for this ...

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Ruskovska expresses Dissatisfaction with Law on Amnesty

The Public Prosecutor that processes the “27 April Parliament Incidents” case Vilma Ruskovska expressed dissatisfaction with the Law on Amnesty for this case. “I have invested a lot of hard work in this case and I am not satisfied with the final text of the law. The law predicts that the judge in the case will make the decisions in ...

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