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Latest developments Related to Name issue Process in Greece

Announcements started to arrive from certain Independent Greeks MPs that the party’s decision to leave the ruling coalition has already been adopted, even though a party spokesperson said that Independent Greeks would not vote in favour of the Prespa Agreement and that the issue of support for the coalition would be clarified following Friday’s meeting between party leader Panos Kammenos ...

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27 April case: Gjosevski’s lawyer Suspects ‘copy-paste’ Decisions were Made

In the decision rejecting Goran Gjosevski’s amnesty request in the 27 April case, the Criminal Court mistakenly wrote the name of Abdul Feta Alimi. The two persons, who were Parliament employees during the 27 April 2017 attacks, weren’t amnestied. However, Gjosevski’s lawyer, Ruzica Nikolovska, suspects it’s about so-called copy-paste decisions containing improper formulations that were adopted quickly without taking into ...

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Customs Administration employees That visited Gruevski transferred

The two Customs Administration employees that visited former PM Nikola Gruevski in Budapest have been transferred to different positions. That was confirmed also by the Administration’s Director, Gjoko Tanasoski. Aleksandar Trajkovski from the Control Sector has been appointed to a same level of work, which, according to Tanasoski, has been made in the interest of both the internal investigation by ...

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Parliamentary session for Constitutional amendments Starts

On Wednesday, PM Zoran Zaev explained the constitutional amendments at a parliamentary session. He reiterated the stand that it guarantees, among other things, the Macedonian language and identity. According to Zaev, voting against the changes means supporting isolation and uncertainty. As the PM added, the world is watching and expecting statesmanlike responsibility as opposed to party affiliation. “We’ve had an ...

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Independent group of VMRO-DPMNE against Changes to nationality

According to the independent group of VMRO-DPMNE, if any concessions are made during the constitutional changes process that concern the field of nationality, its eight members will not support the amendments because that exactly is considered a benefit for Macedonia during the signing of the name deal. When it comes to SDSM, the ruling party considers that VMRO-DMNE will not ...

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Taravari meets MEPs Vajgl, Kukan and Fleckenstein in Brussels

On Wednesday, Arben Taravari, who is part of Ziadin Sela’s Alliance for Albanians, held a meeting in Brussels with MEPs Ivo Vajgl, Eduard Kukan and Knut Fleckenstein. “It would have better had our party’s proposal for constitutional change in the field of languages been accepted. However, compromise means both sides yielding,” he pointed out. In order to overcome public speculation, ...

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Red lines in Independent Greeks new Logo and video

  Red lines are the central topic in both the video and the new logo of Independent Greeks. The messages in the video, published on Wednesday by the Panos Kammenos-led party, are being interpreted by Greek media as a farewell and announcement of withdrawal from the ruling coalition. “The red lines are our pride. The red lines write our history. ...

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Derkoski: State Election Commission ready for Presidential elections

The State Election Commission is ready for the presidential elections, its President, Oliver Derkoski, stated on Wednesday. Around five million euros will be spent. Most of the funds, around three million, will be used to compensate election boards, while the rest will be spent on transport and election material. 300,000 euros will be used for accommodation of the boards. Because ...

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BESA: Support for constitutional Changes to depend on Wednesday’s debate

Bilall Kasami’s BESA doesn’t know whether it will support the constitutional changes. “That will depend on tomorrow’s debate. The rules of the game have changed. That’s why we’ve filed amendments” MP Fadil Zendeli said on Tuesday. Among the party’s demands are officialisation of the Albanian language and replacement of the word “Macedonian” in the part concerning nationality with “Citizens of ...

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Osmani announces Intensive activities in Public administration Sector

The Deputy PM for European Affairs, Bujar Osmani, announced on Tuesday a kind of “state of emergency” in the public administration sector. As he added, it will cover absolutely everybody, with the goal being Macedonia getting a date for start of EU talks in June. According to the Deputy PM, all possible resources in the sector, but also outside it, ...

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