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Is There Possibility for Separation of Decisions for Skopje and Tirana

Macedonia survived the Netherlands Parliament vote, but not Albania. Two thirds from the Netherlands MPs considered that Albania, because of high degree of corruption and crime is not prepared to begin negotiations this year. Hague’s decision to block Tirana, but not Skopje is a positive signal for our country, according to experts. The Hungarian Ambassador to the country, László István ...

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Szijjarto: Gruevski provides us with Information about West Balkans

During a debate in the Hungarian Parliament, the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs Peter Szijjarto confirmed the information that he and other state officials are having meetings in Budapest with the former Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski. Gruevski currently resides in Budapest after he was granted political asylum after he fled Macedonia avoiding a prison sentence. “I was regularly meeting Gruevski, ...

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Parliament Accepts Resignation of Gruevski and Bogoevski

The Macedonian Parliament accepted the resignation of former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski today. Gruevski resigned as member of Parliament after a procedure was initiated to strip him of his mandate due to his absence for more than six months. Over this period, he’s been in Hungary, where he received political asylum after the campaign of persecution aimed at him and ...

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Bulgarian FM Zaharieva once Again comments on Goce Delcev issue

If no deal is reached regarding the date to jointly celebrate Goce Delcev, Bulgaria will withdraw from the further work in the Joint Commission with Macedonia. Bulgarian FM Ekaterina Zaharieva says that her country will make no compromise in this regard, adding that she will not agree with the Macedonian side’s proposal for Delcev to be celebrated on 7 October. ...

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Czech PM Babis meets Zaev in Skopje

“Skopje and Athens managed to find common ground, reached a compromise on the name dispute,” Czech PM Andrej Babis said at a joint press-conference in Skopje with counterpart Zoran Zaev on Tuesday. As he added, the European politicians that promised to the country that membership negotiations would be opened if the referendum was held, name was changed, reforms were implemented ...

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Zaev on Government Reshuffle

PM Zoran Zaev on Tuesday announced that political decisions in the country about whether there will be Government reshuffle or pre-electoral elections. “Today we received serious encouragement from a very influential EU member state regarding the new developments in the ALDE group, but also from Germany and regarding the message we expect from Angela Merkel and her clear announcement of ...

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Osmani: Preparations for DUI congress Central topic at Presidency session

DUI spokesperson Bujar Osmani, who is also the Deputy PM for European Affairs, said on Tuesday that the preparations for the party’s congress were the central topic at the session of the Central Presidency of DUI. Answering a journalists question about the announced reshuffle, he stated that the focus was on the foreign policy regarding the Euro-integrations, after which the ...

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Defence Minister Sekerinska Satisfied with Ratification Tempo

The Czech Republic and USA will soon ratify the protocol for Macedonian membership into NATO. Defence Minister, Radmila Sekerinska stated that she is satisfied with the tempo of ratification in the Alliance countries. Turkey will ratify the accession protocol after the local elections scheduled in 10 days, and tomorrow there will be a hearing at the Committee for Foreign Affairs ...

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Macedonia-Bulgaria Inter-governmental Commission holds First meeting

The Skopje-Sofia relations are at a highly progressed level, but the historical issues remain, especially those related to the honouring of Goce Delcev’s life and work. This was the conclusion presented on Monday by FM Nikola Dimitorv and his Bulgarian counterpart, Ekaterina Zaharieva, following the first meeting of the joint inter-governmental delegations. Dimitrov stated that the exact finding of an ...

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Debate on Draft Census Law postponed

The Census Draft Law has arrived at Parliament. However, Monday’s debate on the matter was postponed. Though DUI MP Artan Grubi, Chairperson of the European Affairs Committee, said the reason didn’t lie in inter-party disagreements, VMRO-DPMNE said it needed more time to review text “so that we improve it together, not in a procedure without a deep debate”. Otherwise, the ...

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