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PM Zaev: One Amendment to Change four Items in Constitution

In the capacity of guest at TV Telma show Top Tema, PM Zoran Zaev said four things will change in the constitution through adoption of a single amendment in agreement with the Prespa deal. The first change, he said, is adding the geographic modifier; the second is in the Preamble by strengthening the constitutive elements of the statehood through ASNOM, ...

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Macedonia to Host China CEE Countries Culture Forum in 2019

Macedonia will host the Ministers’ Forum for Cultural Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European countries in 2019, Culture Minister Asaf Ademi announced on Monday evening during an event promoting Chinese culture and cuisine at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje. Yin Lixian, China’s Ambassador to Macedonia, also attended the celebration held to observe the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival. ...

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Slovenian PS Welcomed by Macedonian Host

Macedonia in every sense of the word belongs in the family of European nations. I hope that the citizens will seize the historic opportunity and will make a mature, courageous and responsible decision for their future and for the future of coming generations, Dejan Zidan, Speaker of the National Assembly of Slovenia, said Tuesday after a meeting with his Macedonian ...

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Media Agency First Report on Referendum Campaign Coverage

The Agency for Audio and Audio-Visual Media Services published the first report from the monitoring of media coverage of the referendum 2018 encompassing period 10-18 September 2018. “In conditions when there were no clear and equally active lines of agitation (for as opposed to against and/or boycott), it was hard for broadcasters to secure variety of views to their audience. ...

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Government Accepts Information on Austria’s EU Presidency

At Tuesday’s government session ministers reviewed and accepted the information for the programme and priorities of the Austrian Chairmanship with the Council of EU, with calendar for holding informal ministerial meetings of EU. At the session, competent ministers were tasked to participate at informal meetings if invited and afterward notify the government thereof. Moreover, the MoFA was tasked with coordinating ...

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Delegation Taking Part at 73rd UNGA

A delegation consisting of President Gjorge Ivanov and Deputy Foreign Minister Andrej Zernovski has been taking part in the 73rd UN General Assembly in New York. Although the two Macedonian state officials are part of the same delegation, Zernovski says he is ignored by Ivanov. In a Facebook post, Zernovski said that Monday he sat next to the President at ...

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FM Dimitrov on Prespa Agreement Aspects

We have matured as society to face the reality – the road to EU and NATO leads through the agreement with Greece on the name and this is the reality. All world leaders starting from NATO Sec Gen Jens Stoltenberg to German Chancellor Angela Merkel have noted there is no plan B for a seat on the table where they ...

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Draft Law for Prevention of Corruption Debated

Establishing transparent procedure in the selection of members of the State Commission for Prevention of Corruption (DKSK) and putting in place criteria that will separate the DKSK from politics are part of the novelties anticipated with the draft law on prevention of corruption and conflict of interests. “One of the criteria for selection of members or president of the anti-corruption ...

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President Ivanov Reiterates Position on Referendum

No politician has the mandate to negotiate over the identity of a nation. The majority of Macedonian citizens have not voted for a programme that includes constitutional revision for the purpose of changing the country’s name. Therefore, the incumbent authorities have no mandate from the people and the voters to change the identity, give up on the Diaspora, erase history ...

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Koumoutsakos on Upcoming Referendum

By voting for the referendum the Skopje citizens get to keep their identity and go to sleep as a small country in the Balkans, but wake up as NATO members, George Koumoutsakos, person in charge of foreign policy in Greek opposition New Democracy, says. In an interview with Greek Skai TV he says the neighbours have a big motive to ...

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