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PM Zaev participates in Europa-Forum Wachau

On the third and last day of the Europa-Forum Wachau, held in Goettweig Abbey, PM Zoran Zaev said though Macedonia wasn’t demanding to become an EU member right away, the country wanted to be enabled to open pre-accession negotiations after all invested efforts. The discussion on the last day focused on the Western Balkans’ perspectives regarding its road to full ...

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VMRO-DPMNE celebrates 29th birthday

On Sunday, VMRO-DPMNE organised an event to mark the party’s 29th birthday. In his speech, the leader of the opposition party, Hristijan Mickoski, levelled fierce criticism at the current government. SDSM and its leader, PM Zoran Zaev, according to Mickoski, have embarked on a path from which they cannot return. “VMRO-DPMNE is getting stronger and stronger by the day,” the ...

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Statespersons congratulate Pendarovski on election

Statespersons from around the world have congratulated Stevo Pendarovski on his election as President. “Congratulations on your election as the President of North Macedonia. Today, our two nations are closer than ever. The United States strongly supports North Macedonia as it assumes its rightful place within Western institutions and, in particular, looks forward to welcoming North Macedonia soon as our ...

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Albanian President Rama reacts to Macedonian counterpart’s Stands

On his official Facebook page on Saturday, Albanian President Edi Rama reacted to Macedonian counterpart Stevo Pendarovski’s statement that decoupling Macedonia and Albania’s EU path, “by giving the green light to the former and holding the start of accession talks for the latter is not great, but is the only way forward”. According to Rama, this stand is astonishing. In ...

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Ambassador Kara: Erdogan to visit Ohird for Ceremony related to Mosque

Turkish Ambassador to Macedonia Tulin Erkal Kara paid a visit on Saturday to Ali Pasha Mosque in Ohrid, announcing that her country’s President, Recep Tayyip Erodgan, would come for the ceremony to promote the reconstructed religious facility. According to her, work is still underway on adjusting the date with the Macedonian authorities for presence of the formal opening. The Mosque ...

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Bundestag to approve by End of September Union starting Negotiations

The German Bundestag will by the end of September approve the European Union starting membership negotiations with Macedonia, while the first chapters would be opened by the end of the year. PM Zoran Zaev received this conviction by German Chancellor Angela Merkel at their meeting in Berlin on Thursday. At the meeting, the German Chancellor said that the country had ...

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FAZ Interview with Zaev

Macedonia’s PM Zoran Zaev in an interview with Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) expressed confidence that a Mitsotakis-led government will not challenge the accord that the New Democracy leader so bitterly opposed.  Zaev also said he expects Germany and the EU to honour their side of the bargain and to give Skopje a date for the beginning of EU accession ...

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German Bundestag members visit Macedonian Parliament

Macedonia deserves to start negotiations with European Union especially after solving the open disputes with the neighbours, however, Germany decided whether the country will start negotiation talks instead of June, German Bundestag members told Macedonian MPs. They said that the Government of German Chancellor Angela Merkel can have its own viewpoint for Macedonian euro-integration, however, the final decision is brought ...

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Janeva presents Report on SPO’s work Before Public Prosecutors Council

On Thursday, Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva presented the six-month Report on the work of the Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) before the Council of Public Prosecutors.  After the session, she said the Council’s members were satisfied with the work of the institution she headed, adding that they stated that the document was comprehensive and contained a lot of details. “We talked ...

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Ruling Parties: Early Parliamentary Election not necessary

The smaller political parties which are part of the ruling alliance led by SDSM and DUI call upon the government to not resign as a consequence to the decision for determination of date for start of the EU membership talks with Macedonia. “We are strongly convinced that by the end of 2019 our country will start the membership talks with ...

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