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Association of Journalists of Macedonia’s Selmani meets Diplomats

Association of Journalists President Naser Selmani and Director Dragan Sekulovski held meetings on Wednesday and Thursdday with diplomats accredited in Skopje. They met French Ambassador Christian Thimonier, Dutch Ambassador Wouter Plomp, Lukas Holub of the EU Delegation to Macedonia and Paul Graddon of the US Embassy in Macedonia. At all meetings, Selmani said he was very worried about the latest ...

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VMRO-DPMNE Preparing new Statute

Each VMRO-DPMNE candidate for the post of MP, mayor or council will need to deposit their resignation before taking office. It will be activated if they leave to another party or decide to act independently. This is one of the potential solutions to ensure party loyalty, envisaged by the party’s new Statute, about which the municipal committees have the most ...

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Referendum: 862 applications Filed by Diaspora members so far

Through the web application 862 applications by citizens for voting at Macedonia’s diplomatic-consular missions abroad were filed by 2 pm on Wednesday. 836 have been accepted, 19 have been rejected, while the rest are being processed. Most of the applications were filed for voting in Bern, 72, London, 69, Toronto, 57, Ljubljana, 48, and Canberra, 36. Until Tuesday, 1,967 citizens ...

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PM Zaev holds Meeting with Diaspora representatives From several Countries

PM Zoran Zaev met on Wednesday representatives of Macedonia’s diaspora in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, the United States, Slovenia Croatia and Luxembourg. Support was expressed for the government’s policies for Macedonia’s EU and NATO membership. The meeting focused on several current issues, including the importance of the name referendum and the need for proactive role from all citizens, the diaspora included, ...

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FM Dimitrov: No parallels Between Bojkotiram and Colourful Revolution

Drawing parallels between the movement for boycotting the name referendum, Bojkotiram (I’m boycotting), and the Colourful Revolution is the same as putting an equals sign between courage and fear, between the active citizen who dared to start to see in the dark and the passive obedient citizens who are afraid to open their eyes when there is light, FM Nikola ...

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Sekerinska and Schweitzer-Blum underline Importance of NATO membership

NATO membership is a chance for a safe region and calm citizens, Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska and the Deputy Ambassador of the United States, Micaela Schweitzer-Bluhm, said during Wednesday’s visit to Krivolak, answering a journalist’s question about the latest security challenges, especially those regarding new border changes in the Balkans. Since its independence, the Minister pointed out, Macedonia has paid ...

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VMRO-DPMNE calls for criminal Responsibility for Velkovski and Spasovski

On Wednesday, VMRO-DPMNE criticised the government over the developments related to the case concerning dismissed Public Security Bureau Director Laze Velkovski. “Political responsibility is pointless without legal responsibility, i.e. Velkovski and Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski, as his superior, must be held also criminally responsible due to the already admitted and established abuse of official duty,” the party pointed out. SDSM ...

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Hashim Thaci praises Xhaferi on Occasion ex-DPA leader’s death’s Anniversary

On the occasion of the 6th anniversary of former DPA leader Arben Xhaferi’s death, Kosovan President Hashim Thaci reminded on Wednesday about his role in terms of improving Albanians in Macedonia’s rights. According to Thaci, Xhaferi, is among the greatest Albanian politicians and intellectuals. “His contribution as a leader of Albanians in Macedonia for advancement of their rights was exceptional. ...

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Velkovski dismissed as Public Security Bureau Head at Government’s session

Within the frameworks of the session it held on Tuesday, the government dismissed Lazo Velkovski as Public Security Bureau Director, upon a proposal from Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski. It remains unknown who will succeed him. Until the successor is appointed, the Bureau will be headed by Deputy Director Besir Deari. Spasovski had filed the dismissal proposal because of the use ...

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Interior Ministry: Alfa Chief Dimovski was Using vehicle for official Purposes

The Interior Ministry has been informed about the movement of the Chief of the Unit for First Response and Intervention – ALFA, Primislav Dimovski, and about the way in which he was using the official vehicle. Dimovski was using the vehicle, a Skoda, to perform official tasks, the institution said on Tuesday, in response to media reports that Dimovski had ...

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