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Pre-electoral Campaign for Presidential Election commences

The candidates for the upcoming presidential election officially started on Monday their pre-electoral campaign. The presidential candidates, along with members of their electoral headquarters and the political parties backing their bids, will take part in numerous tribunes, press conferences and other activities throughout Macedonia till 19 April. The candidate supported by the ruling alliance of SDSM and DUI Stevo Pendarovski ...

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Tsipras: Zaev and I to show Citizens their Gains from Prespa Agreement

  One day before his official visit to Macedonia, in an interview for the Macedonian Informative Agency (MIA) the Greek PM Alexis Tsipras spoke about the benefits both countries can experience from the bilateral cooperation intensified after the signing of the Prespa Agreement. “Greece and North Macedonia must be partners and allies. Athens needs a stable and secure northern neighbour, ...

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Zaev: We are Ready to Deal with Modern Challenges at Borders

A conference titled “Strengthening of the Capacities of Coordinative Centres for Integrative Border-crossings’ Management” was held on Monday in Skopje, attended by representatives of customs administrations of Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, Kosovo, Romania and Turkey. The conference was open by the PM Zoran Zaev. “In the modern world, in order to have maximum efficiency of free trade ...

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Sekerinska: World Supports Positive Change in North Macedonia

During her visit of Bitola, Vice-PM and Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska spoke about the governmental efforts and successes in the integration of Macedonia in NATO and EU. “Last year, when the government announced an intense NATO agenda, many people underestimated us and did not believe us, but today we proved that we fulfill our promises. In a very short period ...

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New meeting over SPO Law on Tuesday

The Justice Ministry informs that a new round of negotiations between the government and the opposition over the Laws on the Basic and the Special Public Prosecutions (PPO and SPO) will take place on Tuesday at 03:00 p.m. The previous meetings resulted in no agreement whatsoever, and things heated up after VMRO-DPMNE delivered 65 amendments to the laws, for which ...

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Presidential Candidates sign Code for Fair and Democratic Election

The candidates in the upcoming presidential election, Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova, Stevo Pendarovski and Blerim Reka signed on Sunday the Code for Fair and Democratic Election at the premises of the State Electoral Commission (SEC). Candidate of the Albanian opposition parties Blerim Reka said that it does not matter who will win the election, as long as they are conducted properly and ...

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Xhaferi: Parliament works by Code, not by Dictation

The government and the opposition are yet to reach agreement over the draft-laws concerning the regulation of the Special Public Prosecution (SPO) both as an independent institution and as a part of the Basic Public Prosecution (PPO). In the latest developments, the Justice Minister and the head of the governmental negotiating team Renata Deskoska said that the draft-laws and law ...

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Government reveals Agenda for Tsipras’s visit on Tuesday

On Tuesday, a Greek delegation led by PM Alexis Tsipras is to pay an official visit to Macedonia, the Macedonian government’s press service reports, revealing details of Tsipras’s agenda for 2 April. “We will discuss around 30 issues in different areas, but special attention will be paid to economic cooperation. Many countries previously did not cooperate with us, but now ...

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Sekerinska: We replaced Hostility with Friendship with our Neighbours

The Vice-PM and Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska attended on Friday in Tirana a celebration marking the 10-year anniversary of Albania becoming a full-fledged NATO member-state. Sekerinska addressed the guests at this event, speaking about the importance of the integration of Macedonia and the rest of the West Balkans in NATO. “For a year and a half, the government successfully restored ...

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Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo hold Joint Police Exercise

The police forces of the Interior Ministries of Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo held on Friday a joint exercise dubbed “West Balkan’s Flash”. The exercise was attended and viewed by the Interior Minister of Macedonia Oliver Spasovski, his Kosovo counterpart Ekrem Mustafa, and the deputy Interior Minister of Albania Rovena Voda. “The joint demonstration exercise of the special police units of ...

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