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Authorities Start Action for removal of Vergina Sun from Public Surfaces

Macedonian state institutions officially started on Monday activities for removal of the Vergina sun symbol from public surfaces, monuments, plaques etc. This action was agreed upon by Macedonia in the Prespa Agreement which put an end to the naming dispute the country had with Greece. The agreement contains legal obligations which claim that six months after it enters into force, ...

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Hahn: All Crimes must be investigated, No One is above The Law

The EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn reacted via Twiter to the latest events in Macedonia related to the “Racketeering” case, and the recordings published by Italian newspaper “La Verita”. “#NorthMacedonia: the fight against high level corruption must continue uninterrupted. Concerning the latest revelations it is important to establish legal accountability for all crimes, including those arising from and surrounding the ...

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“La Verita” publishes New Recording about “Racketeering” Case

The web site of the Italian newspaper “La Verita” has published a new audio recording related to the “Racketeering” case on Saturday morning.  In the recording the voices of suspect Bojan Jovanovski, businessman Orce Kamcev and Head of the Special Public Prosecution (SPO) Katica Janeva can be heard, with Janeva providing guarantees to Kamcev in relation to the “Empire” case ...

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Janeva: I have never abused My Official Position in SPO

The Head of the Special Public Prosecution (SPO) Katica Janeva issued an official reaction to the publication of recordings by Italian newspaper “La Verita” and journalist Laris Gaiser related to the “Racketeering” case. The audio recordings indicate to involvement of Janeva in the case, while the video recording reveals suspects Bojan Jovanovski and Zoran Mileski leaving the house of businessman ...

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Rama: North Macedonia in EU before Albania may destabilise West Balkan

In an interview for the European TV network Euronews, Albanian PM Edi Rama warns that the Balkans may be destabilised if Macedonia becomes an EU member-state before Albania. “It would be rather bad for this entire region if North Macedonia starts the membership negotiations with the EU before Albania. Indeed, North Macedonia has achieved a lot and deserves to start ...

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Varvitsiotis: Putting Veto in Europe is not easy

In an interview for the Greek web portal GRTimes, the Greek Alterante Minister of Foreign Affairs Miltiadis Varvitsiotis speaks about the possibilities for Athens obstructing the integration of Macedonia in the EU and possible reasons for such actions. “If there is a case in which the bilateral relations between our countries deteriorate, and the principles on good-neighbourliness in the Prespa ...

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Reactions to Recording published by “La Verita”

After the publication of a video recording of Italian newspaper “La Verita” of “Racketeering” case suspects Bojan Jovanovski and Zoran Mileski taking from businessman Orce Kamcev 1.5 million euros in cash in his house, VMR-DPMNE demanded immediate resignation by the entire government led by PM Zoran Zaev. “This video is clear proof that there is no justice in Macedonia, and ...

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Joveski: Recording “La Verita” will not hinder “Racketeering” Investigation

The Head of the Basic Public Prosecutor of Macedonia (PPO) Ljubomir Joveski says in an interview for MIA that the video recording published by the Italian newspaper “La Verita” will not endanger the investigation over the “Racketeering” case. The Facebook page of “La Verita” published on Thursday a video recording from the security cameras in the home of businessman Orce ...

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Geiser: New Evidence on “Racketeering” Case on Friday

Italy-based journalist Laris Geiser, who published the video of “Racketeering” case suspects Bojan Jovanovski and Zoran Mileski taking from businessman Orce Kamcev 1.5 million euros in cash in his house, announced that he will publish new evidence of the case on Friday. “New details of the “Racketeering” case will be published on Friday, and everything shall become a lot clearer ...

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Sekerinska: Resolution of Issues more important than Snap Election

The Deputy PM and Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska says that resolution of major issues and criminal cases in Macedonia should be a greater priority rather than snap election. “The opposition led by VMRO-DPMNE is constantly demanding snap election in order to avoid discussions about the major issues that we need to resolve for the sake of our country’s integration in ...

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