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Government holds 130th session

At its 130th session, the Government made several decisions. It put the Foreign Ministry under the obligation to get in touch with its French counterpart institution for coordination regarding the international community’s help for restoration of the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, in order for most proper support from Macedonia to be determined as a sign of solidarity to renew the ...

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Presidential race Continues

The presidential race continued on Monday. The candidate supported by the SDSM-led coalition, Stevo Pendarovski, held a meeting with citizens in Rankovce, Kriva Palanka and Staro Nagoricane. “The doors towards the EU and NATO are open. Therefore, we must use this moment to continue the positive changes,” he stated. The SDSM-led coalition also held a rally in Kumanovo, where Pendarovski ...

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Minister Mancevski changes Stand on readiness for Negotiations issue

The Minister of Information Society and Administration, Damjan Manchevski, has changed his stand. On Monday, he said the administration sector would be ready once the negotiations with the European Union started, even though three days prior, in Brussels, he had stated that it had neither the capacity nor resources for such a thing. According to him, in cooperation with other ...

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Trial over Fortress 2 case Continues

Black bags full of documents and registers from the Interior Ministry’s third building were burned down at the Brest location, which is located at the airport in Skopje, in the military part.  This was stated at Monday’s hearing over the Fortress 2 case, opened by the Special Prosecutor’s Office, by Interior Ministry employee Mirce Micevski, in the capacity of witness. ...

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VMRO-DPMNE calls on Pendarovski to remove Galetanovski from Team

On Monday, VMRO-DPMNE called on the presidential candidate supported by the SDSM-led coalition, Stevo Pendarovski, to expel Gjorgji Galetanovski, who heads the Central HQ in Skopje, from his team for allegedly insulting the candidate supported by Hristijan Mickoski’s party, Gordana Siljanovska Davkova. As spokesperson Naum Stoilkovski pointed out, it’s about a comment posted by Galetanovski on his Facebook profile. “They’re ...

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Rating Agency poll: Pendarovski has 5.1% lead Over Siljanovska Davkova

The presidential candidate supported by the SDSM-led coalition, Stevo Pendarovski, would receive 38.3% of votes if the elections were held tomorrow, the results of the Rating Agency’s poll, published on Monday show. The candidate supported by VMRO-DPMNE, Gordana Siljanovska Davkova, would receive 33.2%, while the candidate supported by the Alliance for Albanians and BESA, Blerim Reka, would get 12.6%. According ...

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Presidential race and Candidates’ activities Continue

Another televised debate between the three presidential candidates was held on Friday. On MTV1 TV, the candidate supported by the SDSM-led coalition, Stevo Pendarovski, the candidate supported by the VMRO-DPMNE-led coalition, Gordana Siljanovska Davkova, and the candidate supported by the Alliance for Albanians and BESA, Blerim Reka, talked and answered questions about many issues, including the transition period in the ...

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OSCE PA to deploy Some 50 observers for Presidential Elections

The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (PA) is deploying nearly 50 observers, including 31 parliamentarians, to Macedonia next week for the 21 April presidential election. The OSCE Chairperson-in-Office has appointed French parliamentarian Sereine Mauborgne as Special Co-ordinator to lead the short-term OSCE observer mission. Austrian parliamentarian Reinhold Lopatka will lead the OSCE PA’s delegation of observers. “This election presents an opportunity for ...

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Reactions on Seventh anniversary of Smiljkovci killings

z Friday marked the seventh anniversary of the Smiljkovci killings. “Seven years later, we’re still waiting for justice for our children. We feel lied to and manipulated. The pain in our souls will never go away. It’s still unclear to us why they were killed and what their blame was. Where are those pieces of evidence? The silence and hiding ...

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FM Dimitrov Once again underlines Importance of deals With Sofia and Athens

The deals with Bulgaria and Greece represent a historic turning point when it comes to bilateral relations in the Balkans. They’re opening the opportunity to develop honest partnership, which will mainly benefit all citizens. This was stated by FM Nikola Dimitrov at the meeting with counterparts from Berlin Process members-states dedicated to EU enlargement. At the meeting with German counterpart ...

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