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PM Zaev meets NATO Supreme Commander Scaparrotti

The Prime Minister of Macedonia Zoran Zaev met on Thursday afternoon the Head of the US European Command and NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, General Curtis Scaparrotti. At the meeting, as reported by the Government via a press release, Zaev thanked Scaparrotti and the entire NATO Alliance for the invite for Macedonia to become its 30th member-state. “The invite for NATO ...

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Scaparrotti: I am Looking Forward to Macedonia Becoming NATO’s 30th Member

The Head of the US European Command and NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, General Curtis Scaparrotti met Thursday Macedonian Vice-PM and Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska, attending with her a tactical exercise of Macedonian Army (ARM). The NATO official praised ARM for its readiness to deal with difficult situation, adding that NATO praises their high professionalism, demonstrated through the participations of ARM ...

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GRECO: No Significant Progress in Struggle against Corruption in Macedonia

The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) at the Council of Europe has issued the latest report about Macedonia, noting that Macedonia has made no significant progress when it comes to this field. “Macedonian authorities should implement reforms and start necessary processes determined with the recommendations issued more than four years ago. No meaningful progress was made in the field ...

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AJM Representatives meet OSCE/ODIHR Delegation

Representatives of the Association of Journalists of Macedonia (AJM) met Thursday with the delegation of the Mission of OSCE/ODIHR in Macedonia. AJM President Naser Selmani said that both the government and the opposition abuse the current Electoral Law in order to receive public finance for funding their electoral campaigns, thus jeopardising the freedom of the media. “This way of funding ...

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Austrian Kurier: Russia Attempts to Sabotage Referendum in Macedonia

The Austrian newspaper Kurier writes about the Russian influence in Macedonia with purpose to sabotage the upcoming referendum and the implementation of the Macedonia-Greece Name Issue Agreement. “Russia sees Macedonia as very important transiting country for delivery of Russian natural gas to Europe, but if the country resolves the name dispute with Greece and as consequence of that becomes a ...

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Sekerinska: We Believe Majority of Citizens will Vote “Yes” in Referendum

Vice-PM and Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska says in an interview for Kanal 5 that she believes the citizens would support the referendum on the Prespa Agreement in order to provide better future for their children. “We are organising this referendum in order to consult the citizens about our further steps in the ratification of the Macedonia-Greece Name Issue Agreement. The ...

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Kammenos: Independent Greeks Leaves Government before Agreement Adoption

The Leader of the Greek political party “Independent Greeks” and current Greek Minister of Defence Panos Kammenos said that his party will leave the Greek government once the Name Issue Agreement is set up for discussion and ratification in the Greek Parliament. “Once the agreement reaches the parliament, if all procedures in Skopje are completed, Independent Greeks will leave the ...

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Greek Media Рeport of Pre-Referendum Poll in Macedonia

The Greek media are massively reporting of one of the first polls in Macedonia that examines the public opinion about the upcoming referendum about the Macedonia-Greece Name Issue Agreement. “According to this poll, 41.5 % of the citizens of FYROM will give their support to the agreement, which is 6.4 % more than those that will most probably vote against ...

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Levica Files Imitative against Name Issue Referendum to Constitutional Court

The political party Levica filed Wednesday an initiative to the Constitutional Court of Macedonia for evaluation of the constitutionality of the Parliament decision to hold a referendum concerning the Macedonia-Greece Name Issue Agreement. “We expect that the Constitutional Court will reach a decision upon our initiative after the summer holidays. In case the referendum is already held, the court can ...

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Criminal Charges Filed against GROM Leader Jakimovski for Abuse of Office

Former mayor of Skopje’s Karpos municipality Stevco Jakimovski was charged Wednesday with abuse of office and authority. Jakimovski, along with four other former co-workers of his, are charged of abuse of office, under suspicion of misusing their position to allow two companies to acquire wrongful gains estimated at 595,000 euros, thus damaging the budget of the Municipality of Karpos. A ...

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