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Parliament Strips Gruevski from his MP Immunity

With 62 votes in favour, and no votes against or abstaining from voting, the Parliament of Macedonia officially stripped MP Nikola Gruevski from his MP immunity. The MPs from VMRO-DPMNE did not attend the session. The President of Macedonia was also invited to attend the session, but he did not show up. Previously, the Parliamentary Committee on Rules of Procedure, ...

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Zaev: I Tend to Secure Greater Support for Prespa Agreement by MPs

The PM Zoran Zaev confirmed he recently met VMRO-DPMNE MPs Mitko Jancev and Nikola Todorov in order to discuss their support in the Parliament for the implementation of the Prespa Agreement. “I tend to secure the greatest support possible till the end of this process. I believe that by the time the entire process is over, we will have a ...

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Orban: I did not Meet Gruevski when he Came to Hungary

The decision of Hungary to grant asylum to former PM of Macedonia Nikola Gruevski was one of the main topics up for discussion in the Hungarian Parliament on Tuesday. The Hungarian PM Viktor Orban addressed the Parliament to answer several questions. “Hungary granted asylum to Gruevski, who is a very good friend of our country, and we need to thank ...

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Voutsis: Greek Parliament to Adopt Prespa Agreement by Middle of March 2019

In an interview for the Greek Public Broadcaster ERT, the Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament Nikos Voutsis spoke about the adoption and ratification of the Prespa Agreement. “It is evidential that by the middle of January 2019 Skopje will complete the processes for implementation of the Prespa Agreement, after which the Greek Parliament takes over the stirring wheel, probably at ...

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Appeal Court Decision: Janakieski and Bozinovski Remain in Detention

The Criminal Council at the Appeal Court of Macedonia reached a decision to reject the appeals filed by the defence teams of former Transport Minister Mile Jakankieski and former Sec Gen of the Government of Macedonia Kiril Bozinovski for abolishment of the detention measures determined for them by the Criminal Court. Janakieski and Bozinovski are charged by the Special Public ...

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Defendants in “27 April Incidents” Case Revoke Witnesses, Evidence

The MPs which are defendants in the judicial case focusing on the incidents that occurred in the Parliament of Macedonia on 27 April 2017, Ljuben Arnaudov, Krsto Mukoski, Saso Vasilevski, Ljupco Dimovski and Johan Tarculovski gave up on the opportunity to provide defence before the court in this case. The lawyer of Mukoski informed that his client has withdrawn on ...

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Russia Demands Prespa Agreement to be Discussed in UN Security Council

The Russian Mission to OSCE announced via their Twitter profile that the dialogue and final agreement in accordance with Section 3 from the Resolution 845 on the name dispute between Macedonia and Greece should be discussed by the Security Council of the United Nations (UN), following the latest report of OSCE on Macedonia. “We hope that the name issue can ...

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Draft-amendments for Constitutional Changes Delivered to Parliament

The draft-amendments for changes to the Constitution of Macedonia in accordance with the Prespa Agreement between Macedonia and Greece were officially delivered to the Parliament of Macedonia on Monday. The amendments include the notices from the independent MP group of VMRO-DPMNE of 8 MPs that previously supported the necessity of these amendments. The Amendment XXXIII will replace the words “(Republic ...

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DW: Gruevski left Macedonia via Illegal Border Crossing

The service of Deutsche Welle (DW) in Macedonian reports that former PM Nikola Gruevski has left Macedonia illegally, through an illegal border crossing. As DW reports, Gruevski cannot be seen on any of the recordings from the security cameras of the border crossings on the border between Macedonia and Albania. The recordings from the Albanian control points are yet to ...

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Parliament rejects Draft-Law on Full Amnesty for 27 April Parliament Incidents

The Parliament officially rejected the draft-law on full amnesty for participants in the Parliament Incidents on 27 April 2017, filed by VMRO-DPMNE. “This law focuses on amnesty for all participants in the incidents; those charged and convicted for violence, for the attempted murder of MP Zijadin Sela, and for terroristic organising and endangering of the state’s security. If the government ...

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