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Ministerial Council debate in Luxembourg starts

In a heated atmosphere and environment of deep divisions, EU FMs have for three hours been trying to prepare the conclusions for Macedonia and for Albania, Kanal 5 TV reported at 3 pm on Tuesday. Neither yesterday’s Council, at a level of Ambassadors, nor the one today, at a level of Ministers, hasn’t revealed whether the country will get a ...

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Kate Marie Byrnes to soon Start term as Ambassador in Skopje

The new US Ambassador, Kate Marie Byrnes, will soon start her term in Skopje. According to unofficial announcements, she will arrive in Skopje in mid-July. On Monday, she was formally promoted to her country’s New Ambassador in Washington DC. At the ceremony, the US Acting Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Philip Reeker, who was the US ...

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Hearing over Target-Fortress case Continues

The hearing over the Target-Fortress case, opened by the Special Prosecutor’s Office, continued on Tuesday. Security and Counter-Intelligence Administration (UBK) employee Saso Trajkovski said in his testimony that there had been illegal wire-tapping at the UBK and that he had seen a court warrant only once. According to him, both ex-UBK Director Saso Mijalkov and the former head the Fifth ...

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Zaev says Signing of Prespa Agreement was Worth it, considering Benefits

On the occasion of the Prespa Agreement’s first anniversary, PM Zoran Zaev said the signing of the deal had been worth it, considering the benefits. “Today, 17 June, one year since Prespa, we’ve first gotten a new friend. Not that we had had some serious hostilities with Greece, but the feeling, really, was bad, bitter, when we were stopped in ...

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Pendarovski expects US to ratify Accession Protocol in August

President Stevo Pendarovski visited Krivolak on Monday for the Day for Senior Guests at Decisive Strike. He said he expected the US to ratify the NATO Accession Protocol in August. “The promise from that side is that most likely before the August recess of Congress, we will have full ratification, which means we’re going with great pace towards the Summit ...

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PM Zaev expects Positive and clear Conclusions at EU FMs’ meeting

On the eve of Tuesday’s meeting of EU FMs, Handelsblatt conveys PM Zoran Zaev’s optimism about a positive decision. “I expect positive and clear conclusions that will determine that we will start this year membership negotiations and, with that, get additional motivation for the reform process in North Macedonia,” Zaev tells the German newspaper. As far as the optimistic scenario ...

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Deskoska: Public Prosecutor’s Office Law praised by International community

On Monday, Justice Minister Renata Deskoska said the Public Prosecutor’s Office Law had been praised by the international community. She expects all political parties in Parliament to prioritise the country’s interests over personal ones. “Our obligation from the standpoint of preparing a quality law has been completed. I expect all political parties that are in Parliament to prioritise our country’s ...

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Reshuffle: List of names to be Sent to Parliament by Friday at earliest

Everything has already been agreed upon between PM and SDSM leader Zoran Zaev and DUI leader Ali Ahmeti regarding the reshuffle. The proposal containing the names will be sent to Parliament by Friday at the earliest. Asked whether his name was on the list, the Minister of Transport and Communications, Goran Sugareski, stated On Monday, that PM Zoran Zaev should ...

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VMRO-DPMNE: Zaev trading Country’s interests to Stay in power

According to VMRO-DPMNE, between the two rounds of the presidential elections, PM Zoran Zaev went to Tetovo to a meeting about redefining the country. “This is the conclusion that’s being imposed by the silence and by Zaev obviously running away from the topic of political bargaining at the expense of national interests. Zoran Zaev is trading the country’s interests in ...

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New composition of SDSM’s Executive Board elected

Renata Deskoska, Dragan Tevdovski, Frosina Remenski and Petre Silegov are among those that will be members of SDSM’s new Executive Board, the party decided at the Central Board session in Ohrid on Sunday. The Executive Board will also include Blagojce Bocvarski, Kostadin Kostadinov, Esras Alihi, Gjoko Tanasoski, Vesna Gersan, Vasko Talevski, Tanja Stojanovska-Ivanova, Ljatifa Sikovska, Stefan Bogoev, Keti Vasilevska, Nina ...

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