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13 dead in Bus Crash on Skopje-Tetovo Motorway

A bus of the company “Durmo Tours” transferring passengers on the relation Skopje-Gostivar crashed and flipped over near the village of Laskarci on Wednesday around 05:00 p.m. The police and firefighting vehicles arrived immediately at the scene of the accident in order to extract passengers from the crashed bus. The latest official information states there are 14 dead and over ...

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Skopje, Athens notify UN on Effectiveness of “Republic of North Macedonia”

Official Skopje and Athens sent a mutual letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres, informing him that all obligations from the Prespa Agreement for both sides are fulfilled. The governments in Skopje and Athens are also to send notes to all UN members and observers, as well as other international organisations that the Prespa Agreement is ...

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DM Sekerinska attends NATO Meeting of Defence Ministers

The Vice-PM and Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska arrived in Brussels on Wednesday to attend the NATO Meeting of Defence Ministers, the first one ever to be attended by a Macedonian minister since the country started the process for acquiring full-fledged membership under its new constitutional name “Republic of North Macedonia”. Sekerinska met the Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg. “It ...

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Bulgarian Parliament to ratify NATO Protocol for Macedonia’s Accession

The Bulgarian news agency BGNES reported on Wednesday that the Bulgarian government has officially requested the Parliament of Bulgaria to ratify the Protocol for Accession of Macedonia in NATO under the name “North Macedonia”. The Ministerial Council of Bulgaria already approved the law on ratification of the Protocol, and now the Parliament is expected to do the same. Greece and ...

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Hahn: Prespa Agreement, Possibility for Strengthening of Bilateral Relations

The Prespa Agreement is an “example of reconciliation and an opportunity to strengthen good neighbourly relations,” says EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn in his recent answer to a question raised by SYRIZA Eurogroup head and European Parliament Vice President Dimitris Papadimoulis, the Greek news agency ANA-MPA reports. “The Prespa Agreement is an example of reconciliation and an opportunity to strengthen ...

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Greek Note received by Government, Decision published in Official Gazette

On Tuesday evening, the note verbale from the Greek Foreign Ministry notifying the Macedonian government that the Greek Parliament ratified the Protocol for Accession of Macedonia in NATO reached Skopje. The delivery of the note was followed with an announcement by the Macedonian government for the public. “We notify the public that today, 12 February 2019, the Prespa Agreement for ...

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Slovenia ratifies Protocol for Macedonia’s Integration in NATO

The Slovenian Parliament ratified on Tuesday the Protocol for Accession of Macedonia in NATO, making Slovenia the first country after Greece to ratify the Protocol. The Speaker of the Macedonia Parliament Talat Xhaferi attended the session in Ljubljana, and had his own address at the Parliament of Slovenia. He thanked on behalf of the Parliament and the citizens of Macedonia, ...

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Stoltenberg: It is good that we will have North Macedonia in NATO

The Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday that the enlargement of the alliance with countries from West Balkan will strengthen NATO and secure the peace and stability in the Balkan region. “NATO played a key role in the resolution of the armed conflicts in the Balkans in the 1990s. We are still facing many challenges, but it ...

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NATO Flag hoisted in front of Government Building

A special ceremony for raising of the flag of NATO in front of the building of the Government of Macedonia, attended by numerous politicians and diplomats, took place on Tuesday in Skopje. At the ceremony, PM Zoran Zaev addressed the guests, as well as all citizens of Macedonia. “Today we are raising the NATO flag, which will set the course ...

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Krivokapic nominates Zaev and Tsipras for Nobel Peace Prize

The leader of the Social-Democratic Party of Montenegro Ranko Krivokapic sent a formal nomination to the Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize Committee, nominating PMs Zoran Zaev and Alexist Tsipras for the adoption of the Prespa Agreement. “This agreement resolved a 27-year long and quite complex dispute between Macedonia and Greece. Zaev and Tsipras demonstrated political will and courage to overcome differences ...

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