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Criminal Charges Filed against GROM Leader Jakimovski for Abuse of Office

Former mayor of Skopje’s Karpos municipality Stevco Jakimovski was charged Wednesday with abuse of office and authority. Jakimovski, along with four other former co-workers of his, are charged of abuse of office, under suspicion of misusing their position to allow two companies to acquire wrongful gains estimated at 595,000 euros, thus damaging the budget of the Municipality of Karpos. A ...

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MCIC Poll: SDSM with Гreater Trust from Citizens than VMRO-DPMNE

The Macedonian Centre for International Cooperation (MCIC) published a new poll asking the citizens which party they would support if early parliamentary election were to be held tomorrow. 24.4 % of respondents said they would support SDSM, while 24 % said they would support VMRO-DPMNE, DUI would get the support of 7 % of citizens, Besa would get support from ...

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Fouere: Debate Necessary for Successful Referendum

Former EU Ambassador to Macedonia Erwan Fouere believes that the Macedonian Government should start an intense information campaign before the referendum concerning the Macedonia-Greece Name Issue Agreement and the country’s integration in EU and NATO. “An inclusive public debate at both national and local level will be essential to ensure that citizens are given all the information needed to determine ...

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Poll: 41.5 % Would Vote “Yes” in 30 September Referendum

The Macedonian Centre for International Cooperation (MCIC) conducted a poll concerning the upcoming referendum about the Name Issue Agreement between Macedonia and Greece. According to the results, 41.5 % of the interviewees said that they would vote “yes” on the referendum for the question “Are you in favour of EU and NATO membership by accepting the Agreement between the Republic ...

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Mickoski: Our Position about Referendum to be Known by 10 September

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski says in an interview for Kanal 5 that his party will announce its position concerning the Prespa Agreement referendum by 10 September, when the campaign for the referendum is scheduled to start. “It is true that I was offered ministerial positions in the government, but the claims that I have demanded amnesty and changes to Criminal ...

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SEC: Referendum to Cost 2.7 Million Euros, No Bonuses for SEC Members

The State Electoral Commission (SEC) revealed that the referendum on the Macedonia-Greece Name Issue Agreement would cost the country 2.7 million euros. “SEC is obliged to adopt the financial plan and its first draft sets the total sum of the referendum expenditures at 2.7 million euros, cutting for 20 % the funds approved by the Parliament for the upcoming plebiscite,” ...

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THP: Dedaj is Persona Non Grata for Turkish People

The Party for Movement of the Turks (THP) reacted to the news that Kosovo has appointed Gjergj Dedaj as Ambassador to Macedonia. “Dedaj in several previous occasions has made scandalous, offensive and utterly fascistic statements concerning the Turkish people, making him a persona non grata for us, and all the Turkish people in the world. We think that a person ...

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MoI: Motion for Dismissal of Velkovski filed

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski will file a motion to the government on dismissal of the head of the Public Security Bureau (PSB), the Ministry of the Interior (MoI) reported. “A MoI official state car, Land Rover Discovery Sport, was sent on a trip to Greece on 2 August 2018 after an approval was issued by the PSB head, Lazo Velkovski. ...

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Joseph: Macedonia-Greece Name Issue Agreement Worthy of Nobel Prize

In an interview for the Greek Athens-Macedonia News Agency (ANA-MPA), political analyst and former member of the International Crisis Group Edward Joseph says the agreement on the name issue reached between Macedonia and Greece deserves a Nobel Prize because it has created a new model for resolution of international disputes. “The real reason why this agreement deserves the Nobel Prize ...

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Skopje Observes Anniversary of 2016 Great Floods

The Municipality of Gazi Baba and the City of Skopje observe the two-year anniversary since the great floods in parts of Skopje and the villages of Stajkovci, Singelic and Smilkovci. The floods occurred on 6 August 2016, and 28 people lost their lives and the homes of hundred others were partially or completely destroyed. From SDSM they levelled accusations at ...

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