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Vice-PM Osmani meets State Officials from Ireland, Finland

The Vice-PM for European Affairs Bujar Osmani hosted on Tuesday delegations from Ireland and Finland, headed by Irish Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee and the State Secretary at the Finnish Foreign Ministry Samuli Virtanen. “Ireland and Finland are both great friends and supporters of Macedonia, having in mind the fact that Ireland managed the EU presidency back ...

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VMRO-DPMNE reveals Names of potential Presidential Candidates

The Vice-president of VMRO-DPMNE Vlado Misajlovski revealed at a press conference on Tuesday the names of candidates that applied on the open call of the party for election of presidential candidate for upcoming election. The 9 candidates in the run for VMRO-DPMNE’s presidential candidate are: university professor Nikita Sekutkovski, president of the Energetics Chamber at the Economic Chamber of Macedonia ...

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Freedom House: Macedonia partially free country

In its “Freedom in the world 2019” report by Freedom House, Macedonia has been listed among partially free countries. These countries also include other countries of the region such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia. The report says that government in Macedonia is attempting to root out corruption and other systematic abuses that were present during the previous ...

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PM Zaev meets Bulgarian Counterpart Borisov in Sofia

The PM Zoran Zaev paid an official visit to Bulgaria on Monday, where he met his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borisov. The PMs had a meeting where they discussed several possibilities for cooperation between Macedonia and Bulgaria in different fields, and they surmised it all at a mutual press conference. Zaev thanked Borisov for the Bulgarian support in the integration of ...

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Mitsotakis threatens to block Macedonia’s Accession in EU, NATO

At a party meeting of New Democracy in Lamia, Greece, the opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that he name dispute is not closed yet, and that his party will use all means available to block the membership of Macedonia in NATO and EU. “Once New Democracy comes to power, we shall use all means available to block the opening and ...

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Dimitrov: Macedonia recognises Guaido as President of Venezuela

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Dimitrov wrote on Twitter that Macedonia officially recognises Juan Guaido as President of Venezuela. “The Republic of Macedonia, in line with its European partners, supports and considers the President of the Venezuelan Assembly, Juan Guaido as Interim President, in accordance with the Constitution, in order to organize free, fair and democratic presidential elections,” Dimitrov ...

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SDSM opens Call for Presidential Candidate

SDSM opened on Monday a public call for potential presidential candidates for the upcoming presidential election scheduled for 24 April and 5 May. The call for candidates of SDSM lists four criteria that the candidates must fulfil: to have favourable social reputation, to be capable for doing high-profile state jobs, the enjoy great confidence among members and supporters of SDSM ...

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Court freezes Assets of 4 former Agriculture Ministers

The Criminal Court in Skopje, on request by the Basic Public Prosecution (PPO), froze the assets of the 4 former Agriculture Ministers that were arrested on Friday. Former Agriculture Ministers Mihail Cvetkov, Krstijan Delev, Aco Spasenovski and Ljupco Dimovski were arrested after PPO filed charges against them for abuse of official position related to leasing agriculture land, resulting in losses ...

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Parliament Session over MP Dimovski’s Immunity interrupted

The Parliament of Macedonia started on Monday the discussion which is to conclude with a vote over the immunity of MP and former Agriculture Minister Ljupco Dimovski, who was arrested on Friday along with three other former Agriculture Ministers. The debate started with the speech of MP Pavle Bogoevski, the President of the Parliamentary Committee on Mandatory-Immunity Issues, which on ...

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First Interview of Gruevski after his Escape to Budapest

The former PM of Macedonia Nikola Gruevski appeared on a national television for the first time since his flight to Budapest, giving an interview for Sitel TV. “I only used my ID to reach Hungary. I was able to cross from Macedonia to Albania, and when I arrived in Tirana, I filed asylum application to the Hungarian Embassy there, and ...

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