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Spasovski Signs EC Joint Action Plan on Counter-Terrorism

The Deputy PM and Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski signed on behalf of Macedonia in Brussels the Joint Action Plan on Counter-Terrorism, along with the European Commissioner on Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos. “North Macedonia at the moment is not facing any terroristic threats. However, its strategic geographic position in the region poses a security challenge. This agreement with the European Commission will ...

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Thimonier: We Monitor Situation in North Macedonia Closely

The French Ambassador to Macedonia Christian Thimonier says that France looks at the processes for European integration of the West Balkan countries through a regional perspective, underlining there are visible differences between countries in that context. “It is important to compare and contrast the opinions of all member states on this issue and to take a step forward. The one ...

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Bulgaria Adopts Declaration for Support of Macedonia’s Integration in EU

The Bulgarian Parliament has adopted a Declaration on the enlargement of the EU, voicing support for the integration of Macedonia and Albania in EU. In the declaration, Sofia advises Skopje to implement the Good-neighbourliness agreement efficiently with good will and without any delays. “Bulgaria pledges for acceptance of the historical truth of the mutual history our country and North Macedonia ...

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Pendarovski: Bulgaria will not Obstruct Our Integration in EU

The President of Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski is convinced that Bulgaria will not obstruct the process for integration of Macedonia in the EU. “First of all, we need to be provided with a date for start of the membership negotiations, and then we can discuss conditions for further processing, when all EU member-states establish a framework for the negotiations from their ...

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Osmani Talks on the Phone with French Minister Montchalin

The Deputy PM for European Affairs Bujar Osmani spoke on the phone on Tuesday with the French Minister for Europe Amelie de Montchalin. As the Secretariat for European Affairs reports, Osmani discussed with Montchalin the integration of Macedonia in the EU and the French support necessary for that process. “The membership talks between North Macedonia and EU represent an opportunity ...

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DM Sekerinska Pays Official Visit of Romania

The Deputy PM and Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska paid an official visit to Bucharest, Romania, where she had meetings with the Romanian PM Viorica Dancila and the Romanian Defence Minister Gabriel-Beniamin Les. As the Defence Ministry of Macedonia reports, Dancila congratulated Sekerinska on the progress realised by Macedonia towards integration in NATO and EU, underlining that Romania voices support for ...

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Zaev: Snap Election Possible by End of October 2020

The PM Zoran Zaev said during his visit of the factory “Makkart” in Veles that there is possibility for having an early parliamentary election in October 2020. “At the moment we are going through a very important period when our country is being integrated in NATO and is about to start membership talks with the EU, which is why we ...

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“Racketeering” Suspect Jovanovski Taken to Hospital due to Health Issues

The suspect in the “Racketeering” case Bojan Jovanovski was taken from the Sutak Prison to the Public Prosecution for Organised Crime (PPOC) to provide a statement in relation to the case. However, such thing did not occur because once he came to PPOC, Jovanovski’s health condition complicated. His lawyer Saso Dukovski told the media that his client was in a ...

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Venice Commission Recommends Changes to Law on Languages

The web portal Plusinfo.mk published on Sunday an unofficial draft-version of the letter delivered from the Venice Commission to the Government of Macedonia concerning the content of the Law on Languages. In the letter, the Venice Commission warns that the Law on Languages in its current form may jeopardise the judicial system of Macedonia. “The Law on Languages must undergo ...

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Austrian FM Schallenberg Visits Macedonia

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Austria Alexander Schallenberg paid on Monday an official visit to Macedonia. Schallenberg was welcomed to Skopje by his Macedonian counterpart Nikola Dimitrov, with whom he held a mutual press conference. Schallenberg reiterated the support Austria voices for the integration of Macedonia in the EU. “Austria believes that both North Macedonia and Albania should be ...

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