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Commissioner Hahn: Quality Reporting Vital for Making Proper Choices

Less than two weeks ahead of the referendum in Skopje EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn said the quality reporting is vital for citizens to be able to make proper choice based on relevant information. “This specific political context can serve as example why quality information is so important. I think that all media should intensify the joint efforts to inform ...

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Greek Politicians on Name Accord

Conviction that the Greek parliament has political forces to ratify the Prespa accord, despite the stand of junior coalition partner Panos Kammenos, was voiced by Greek Government Spokesperson Dimitris Tzanakopoulos in an interview with Greek radio News 24/7. Monday, leader of the Independent Greeks Kammenos said he would do everything in order for the deal not to reach the parliament. ...

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Italian DM Trenta meets Counterpart Sekerinska

Macedonia is ahead of a vital referendum that will determine the country’s Euro-Atlantic future, Italian Defense Minister Elisabetta Trenta said Monday after meeting her counterpart Radmila Sekerisnka. “Italy has always believed that the two countries should be side by side within the Euro-Atlantic community to share the common values, principles of democracy, rule of law and solidarity in responding to ...

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German MP Sarrazin Reaffirms Germany’s Support to Macedonia

Manuel Sarrazin, representative of the Green Party in Germany’s Bundestag, reaffirmed Monday in Skopje his country’s support of Macedonia’s bid to join the European Union and NATO.  The citizens of Macedonia should seize the historic opportunity and by a successful referendum and implementation of the Prespa Agreement, to ensure Euro-Atlantic future for their country, Sarrazin said at a meeting with ...

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PM Zaev: No evidence of Russian Influence in Macedonia

PM Zoran Zaev answering journalists’ questions at the conference dedicated to media freedom in the Western Balkans, said that there is no evidence of Russian influence in Macedonia. “I have no evidence on any Russian influence. Russian Federation is a friend of Macedonia and it has nothing against Macedonia’s integration in the EU, however it is against our integration into ...

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Coalition for European Macedonia March in Skopje

We have been dreaming for 27 years and today we are a step from achieving our dream – securing the European future for our children and future generations, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev told a crowd in downtown Skopje on Sunday. Coalition Together FOR European Macedonia staged a march FOR European Macedonia that started near the Parliament and finished in front ...

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VMRO-DPMNE Allegations and Criminal Charges against PM Zaev

VMRO-DPMNE Sec Gen Igor Janusev, who visited Probistip said PM Zoran Zaev was the true enemy of the Macedonian citizens. “What is evident is the position of citizens that Zaev divides the Macedonian people to friends and enemies, those that support or those that oppose the agreement,” said Janusev. Igor Bozinovski, member of VMRO-DPMNE’s Executive Committee at a press conference ...

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Greek Opposition Leader Opposes Name Deal

Regarding the Macedonia name deal, Greek opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis condemned it as “shameful” and repeated that ND would vote it down in Greece’s Parliament.  If it fails to be ratified, Skopje should know that “negotiations will start from scratch,” Mitsotakis said, to a standing ovation. He reiterated the position that under the deal the Macedonian language and identity are ...

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SPO Publishes Six-Month Report

The Special Prosecutor Office (SPO), authorized to persecute criminal offences related to the unlawfully wiretapped conversations, published Friday a report on its activities from 15 March to 15 September 2018, plus a special report, which pinpoints four judges, including incumbent Supreme Court President Jovo Vangelovski, for improper conduct.  “The unlawfully wiretapped conversations, covered by this report, show an interaction between ...

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European Socialists urge EPP to Urge DPMNE in Favour of Name Deal

The Socialists and Democrats (S&D) group in the European Parliament called on European People’s Party (EPP), to urge Macedonia’s VMRO-DPMNE and Greece’s New Democracy parties, which are affiliated with the centre-right EPP, to support the name deal. “We call on the political opposition from the EPP parties in both countries to demonstrate responsibility and to support the agreement,” the leader ...

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