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PM Zaev Invites Citizens for Celebration of NATO Membership

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev has invited citizens to join a celebration of the NATO membership invitation this Saturday. “We have received the invitation to become an ally to the most powerful alliance in the world. This is an invitation for full-fledged membership in the biggest alliance for peace and security on the international stage. We have achieved our common strategic ...

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FM Dimitrov Partakes in Meeting of Global Coalition against Terrorism

Thursday FM Nikola Dimitrov partook in a meeting of member states of the US-led Global Coalition for combating terrorism and the Islamic State, within the second working day of the NATO Summit at the invitation of NATO Chief Stoltenberg and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “On this occasion Minister Dimitrov, presenting the national activities for tackling threats from terrorism and ...

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Russian MoFA Reacts to NATO Invitation for Macedonia

NATO’s objective to expand across Europe mechanically cannot reinforce security and the sucking into NATO by force of Macedonia only confirms that the policy of ‘open doors’ has become an aim in itself, said a spokeswoman of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “In practice, the Alliance is restoring the atmosphere of the Cold War era, in which it may ...

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PS Xhaferi Attends Warsaw Summit of CEE Parliament Speakers

Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi who is participating in the Third Summit of Centarl and Eastern Europe Parliament Speakers in Warsaw marking the 550th anniversary since the first session of the Polish Sejm, held a meeting with Stanisław Karczewski, Marshal of the Polish Senate. Xhaferi, as his cabinet informs, voiced gratitude for the continual support from Poland to the reform activities ...

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Roundtable on Party Funding; Transparency and Oversight to be Boosted

Regulations for funding of political parties are good, but the problem lies in transparency and oversight of the process. Improvement of the situation requires strengthening of control by creating a competent institution, because party funding can be the door for the corruption’s entry in the system, heard a roundtable on Thursday. The event on improving the model for financing of ...

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NATO Member States Invite Macedonia to Start Accession Talks

NATO member states have agreed to invite Macedonia to start the accession talks, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told a press conference on Wednesday. “We welcome the historic agreement between Athens and Skopje on the solution of the name issue and agreed to invite the government in Skopje to start accession talks. Once all national procedures have been completed to finalise ...

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PM Zaev Addresses Conference ‘NATO Engages’

I am certain that majority of the citizens of Macedonia will cast a positive vote at the forthcoming referendum on the name deal with Greece, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Wednesday in Brussels at the conference ‘NATO Engages – The Brussels Summit Dialogue’. Wednesday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced the decision for Macedonia to start the accession talks, which ...

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FM Dimitrov Meets US State Department Counterterrorism Coordinator

Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov, who is a member of the Macedonian government delegation at the NATO Summit in Brussels, led by PM Zoran Zaev, held Wednesday bilateral talks with Nathan Sales, the US State Department’s Coordinator for Counterterrorism. The two interlocutors discussed international activities and the support of Macedonia to the global coalition for the fight against terrorism, the Foreign ...

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Greek Opposition Leader Accuses Authorities of Opening NATO Door to Skopje

New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has said Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Defence Minister Panos Kammenos open Wednesday the door for Skopje’s integration in NATO after the recent recognition of the Macedonian nationality and language in Prespa. “Today in Brussels, Tsipras and Kammenos open the NATO door to the neighbouring country of Skopje. In this way, they hand over ...

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Novo Selo Mayor Detained over Cigarette Smuggling

Police officers detained Novo Selo mayor Boro Stojcev late on Tuesday, the Strumica police have confirmed. The police stopped two vehicles near village Badilen and found boxes loaded with 10-packs of cigarettes. The Novo Selo mayor was the driver of one vehicle, also including another passenger, where 30 boxes filled with 10-packs of cigarettes were found. Another box and an ...

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