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Parliament unanimously Adopts Code of Ethics

Within the frameworks of the 47th session, Parliament, unanimously, with 84 votes, adopted on Monday a Code of Ethics. The document’s goal is to strengthen MPs’ ethics and increase trust in parliament as a representative body of citizens and carrier of the legislative power. The final adjustment of the documents had been reached by ruling majority and opposition MPs at ...

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27 April case: Aleksandar Vasilevski turns Himself to Criminal Court

Aleksandar Vasilevski, one of the suspects in the case concerning the 27 April 2017 parliamentary incidents, turned himself in to the Criminal Court on Monday, the institution confirmed the same day. “He reported to the Court on his own, with a judge in a previous procedure. Once he received the decision on the detention measure, he was sent to the ...

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Everyone interpreting Name deal Differently, says Deputy PM Osmani

Everyone is interpreting the name deal differently, which is the reason for the halt in the negotiations, Deputy PM for European Affairs Bujar Osmani said on Friday regarding the issue of why the telephone conversation between PMs Zoran Zaev and Alexis Tsipras still hasn’t taken place. “These are the last metres of the 25-year-long marathon and they are usually most ...

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Government remains Committed to finding Name issue solution

Macedonia’s government remains committed to finding a solution that protects and strengthens the Republic of Macedonia’s citizens’ dignity and identity, government sources said on Saturday following reports in Serbia media, including newspaper Kurir that the name talks have failed. “The speculations in these sensitive times cannot contribute towards this strategic goal of national interest. It’s most important to reach a ...

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Name issue: Macedonian government denies Greek media reports on Divisions

Skopje and Athens have continued their silence regarding the name issue developments. The latest speculations in the Greek media are that there are serious divisions in Skopje’s government regarding the agreed framework to resolve the dispute. According to Ta Nea, which cites own sources, FM Nikola Dimitrov is the main reason for the halt. The information shows that there are ...

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Zbogar believes Skopje and Athens will find Good solution to Name issue

The solution to the name issue will be good for the two countries, the region and the whole of Europe, according to the Head of the EU Delegation, Ambassador to Macedonia Samuel Zbogar. In his view, patience and trust is needed in order for that to happen. “All of us here are eagerly expecting the results of the very intensive ...

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Osmani presents Plan 18’s draft Version before NGOs and VMRO-DPMNE

Judicial reforms are one of the dominant sectors in Plan 18, whose draft version was presented on Friday by Deputy PM for European Affairs Bujar Osmani before NGO sector members. It will continue to focus on the basic pillars of Plan 3-6-9, which, in addition to judiciary, includes reforms in public administration and security services, but will also focus on ...

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Defence Minister Sekerinska partakes in Atlantic Council meeting in Brussels

Macedonia has walked a long road and made a big leap in terms of its integration processes, which underlines its credibility is a full-fledged NATO member in the near future, Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska told NATO counterparts at Friday’s meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Brussels, led by the Alliance’s Sec Gen, Jens Stoltenberg. “We hope for NATO membership, ...

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Macedonian – Greek FMs Agree on Framework for Name Resolution

Macedonia and Greece are very close to final settlement of the name row, FMs Nikola Dimitrov and Nikos Kotzias say. At Monday evening’s meeting in Brussels they have managed to agree on a framework for compromise on the name which is to be completed by experts from both countries. According to Dimitrov, talks between the countries’ PMs is expected by ...

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Titanic Case Resumes with Introductory Remarks by Part of Defendants

The trial in the Titanic case resumed with the introductory remarks of the defence and part of the defendants in the Titanic case. Defendants Gordana Jankuloska and Ilija Dimovski claim that the pardoning by President Ivanov, though withdrawn, is still effective. Their lawyer Petar Vasilev stressed that the investigation into this case should be stopped as the pardon cannot be ...

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