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Mickoski Open Letter to Zaev

SDSM rejected, the Prime Minister is silent. Masks have fallen and the true face of the government was revealed. In an open letter to PM Zoran Zaev, VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski said Zaev has shown three things. Firstly, through not accepting the proposal and his silence about the formation of an independent prosecution that will fight crime he has acted ...

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MEPs Share Opinions on Developments in Macedonia

Members of the European Parliament shared opinions Monday on developments in Macedonia following the referendum on the name agreement. Tuesday, the EP Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) should vote on the report on the 2018 European Commission Report on Macedonia, as well as a vocal amendment presented by EP’s rapporteur for Macedonia Ivo Vajgl. The amendment refers to the referendum ...

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Mickoski: Two Options for Emerging from Crisis

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski met on Saturday with representatives of political parties from the Coalition for Better Macedonia. At Sunday’s press conference Mickoski said the options are early elections with formation of Przino-style government and public prosecutor at the proposal of the opposition or rejecting the agreement and elections after which national prosecutor is to be elected via consensus of ...

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Court of Appeals Affirms 2 Year Prison Term for Gruevski

The Appellate Court in Skopje dismissed an appeal by former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, as being ‘groundless’, against a ruling over a two-year prison sentence. The Skopje court partially upheld an appeal by a defendant, namely the former associate interior minister, Gjoko Popovski. It changed a section of the sentencing decision and sentenced him to a 4.6 years in prison ...

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Macedonian – German Forum on Politics and Economy

Macedonia and Germany have close and deep cooperation and share excellent business relations, which is a stable foundation for the future, it was concluded by participants in the second Macedonian-German forum “Building Bridges – Politics and Economy”. The forum was organized Friday in Skopje by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Institute for Social Research – MK 91. Last year, ...

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President Ivanov Meets Czech Leaders

President Gjorge Ivanov, on day two of his official visit to the Czech Republic, met with Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, Chairman of the Lower House of Parliament Radek Vondráček, and Milan Štěch, President of the Senate of Parliament of the Czech Republic. At their joint meeting, Ivanov and Babiš confirmed their commitment to improving mutual friendship and support at ...

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Church Upholds Decision for Maintaining Name

The Archbishopric Council of the Macedonian Orthodox Church – Ohrid Archbishopric (MOC-OA) reaffirmed its position that the name of the MOC should not be changed and that the name of the country should not be changed as well. This decision was reached after the MOC Council held its annual session on Friday and Saturday in a monastery in the village ...

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Novo Selo Mayor Stojcev Tenders Resignation

Novo Selo Mayor Boro Stojcev has tendered irrevocable resignation from his post, citing moral reasons. SDSM previously appealed to Stojcev to renounce his post, noting a procedure was launched for Stojcev’s exclusion from the party. The Strumica Prosecution demanded that the conditional sentence against Stojcev dating back to 2015 be activated after he was apprehended on 10 July this year ...

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VMRO-DPMNE Central Committee Session: Referendum Rejected

VMRO-DPMNE’s Central Committee does not recognise the referendum result, assessing it as fabrication wherefore on Friday the party will lodge criminal charges with the Prosecutor’s Office against 200 people, presidents, deputies and members of election boards in Struga, Centar Zhupa, Kicevo, Zhelino, Bogovinje, Plasnica and Saraj. As the vice president of the party Aleksandar Nikolovski stated following the session, VMRO-DPMNE ...

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DUI Central Presidency: Time for solutions not Elections

This is not the time for early parliamentary elections, but for finding solution that will allow implementation of the Prespa Agreement in parliament. This was concluded by the DUI Central Presidency following the session in Mala Recica. The possible snap polls would interrupt the dynamic of the Prespa Agreement implementation and might lead to serious blockade of the integration processes ...

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