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Deputy PM Osmani: Campaign for Name referendum to be Informative

The Deputy PM for European Affairs, Bujar Osmani, said on Monday the campaign for the name referendum would have two levels, adding that it would be informative, not propagandistic. The parties, together with the coalition partners, will be included. “Not knowing the accurate information about the agreement is the biggest problem,” he said during the marking of the Ohrid Framework ...

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Zaev urges All Macedonian and Bulgarian citizens to Contribute to Friendship

Commenting on the reactions from Bulgaria to his statement about the Ilinden Uprising, PM Zoran Zaev said on Monday that the political interests and sheer populism should be removed from the Macedonia-Bulgaria cooperation. “I urge all of us together to remove the political interests, the sheer populism or what really causes to be not enough careful because the deal on ...

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PM Zaev Responds to Reactions in Bulgaria about Comments on Ilinden Uprising

“The friendship and cooperation between Macedonia and Bulgaria are honest,” PM Zoran Zaev writes on Facebook in response to the debate in the neighbouring country, following his comments that the Ilinden Uprising is Macedonian. According to him, both citizens and criticisers in the two countries should have no dilemmas regarding the positive development of the relations between the two sides ...

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SEC: Two-week Deadline Enough for Credible Voter List to be Achieved

According to the State Election Commission (SEC), the number of 1.8 million voters that are part of the voter list is realistic. The two-week deadline is enough for a credible list to be achieved. SEC President Oliver Derkoski said on Friday that the updating activities were being carried out through the data from the State Statistical Office and from the ...

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SEC President Derkoski in Interview with Radio Free Europe

According to SEC President Oliver Derkoski, pressures are always possible. In an interview with Radio Free Europe, he nonetheless says that the current composition will show that things can function differently in Macedonia. In the interview, he was asked whether VMRO-DPMNE, i.e. the party that nominated him, would urge its supporters to boycott or participate in the referendum. “Here, I’m ...

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SDSM and VMRO-DPMNE trade Accusations over Referendum and Corruption

SDSM urged on Friday Hristijan Mickoski and VMRO-DPMNE to voice a stand on the referendum. “The choice is a bright future or a dark past. A historic agreement has been reached which brings EU and NATO membership for Macedonia, with a preserved identity. If they are in favour of a future, if they are in favour of EU and NATO ...

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VMRO-DPMNE Leader Praises five Strumica Students’ Deeds and Ideas

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski paid a visit to Belasica Mountain on Saturday. During the visit, he talked about the five Strumica students who were close to VMRO’s ideas and killed on 13 August 1951 near the village of Dorlombos by the then-authorities. “Pecev, Belev, Jaramov, Topcev and Kosturanov are the five young lives that were at that time dreaming about ...

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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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