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Saiti: Amnesty issue not in Jurisdiction of Courts

The amnesty issue is discussed at a political level and is in the jurisdiction of the Parliament and other institutions, said Judges’ Association president Xhemali Saiti on Wednesday. Regarding reports over a possible amnesty of defendants in the April 27 trial, Saiti said judges and courts are doing their job regarding the initiated procedures. “The courts will continue to try ...

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Slovenian FM Says Process in Parliament is Legitimate

Slovenian Foreign Minister Miro Cerar at Wednesday’s joint press conference with FM Nikola Dimitrov said that he is aware that the consultative referendum did not meet the fundamental legal requirements to be valid, however Slovenia considers that the result brought convincing message to continue the political processes for EU integration, i.e. for joining NATO.  We consider that the process happening ...

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VMRO-DPMNE Excludes Members Working against Party Interests

VMRO-DPMNE decided late Monday to dismiss vice-president Mitko Jancev and Executive Committee member Kostadin Bogdanov from their posts, initiated disciplinary procedures for the exclusion of Saso Mijalkov and Nikola Todorov from the party, and urged MPs who voted for the constitutional revision to return their mandates. “President Hristijan Mickoski filed a motion for a confidence vote at an urgent session, ...

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Palmer: Macedonia can Count on US Support in Future processes

The eighty votes in favor of the Prespa Agreement in Parliament represent a historic turning point, which opens the path forward for a European future for Macedonia and its people, said Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U. S. Department of State Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Matthew Palmer during a press conference with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on Monday. ...

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PM Zaev Message on Revolutionary Struggle Day

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev congratulated October 23-Day of Macedonian Revolutionary Struggle on Tuesday, saying togetherness is the key for all future challenges of peace, stability and better life. “The bravery of the activists of the Macedonian revolutionary struggle to whom we bow today is our incentive to make Macedonia a dignified country. We are learning from history and moving boldly ...

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President Ivanov Message on Revolution Day

President Gjorge Ivanov extended Tuesday greetings on October 23-Day of Macedonian Revolutionary Struggle. “The greatest goal of one nation is to create its own state. This day is key in the Macedonian revolutionary struggle for achievement of that goal. On this day 125 years ago, several brave Macedonians established the Macedonian revolutionary committee that gave hope to the people, while ...

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MoFA Rejects Claims by Russian Authorities on Irregular Vote

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has strongly rejected claims by the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the Parliament’s decision to initiate constitutional revision. “MoFA considers the claims as completely unfounded and untrue, and as having clear tendency to compromise the political process of historic significance for Macedonia and its citizens,” the MoFA ...

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Former NATO Sec Gen Robertson Appeals for Look to the Future

Former NATO secretary-general, Lord George Robertson, addressed the Atlantic Council on Monday, saying time has come for everyone in Macedonia to look to the future and defend the country’s national interest. “Remember the courage of your politicians during the 2001 crisis. They saved their country from certain bloodshed. Certain politicians are now demonstrating such courage,” said Robertson. According to him, ...

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Decision for Initiating Constitutional Revision Endorsed

The Parliament endorsed late Friday the decision to initiate constitutional revision arising from the Prespa Agreement by the required two-third majority. Eighty out of 120 MPs voted in favor of the decision. Afterwards, VMRO-DPMNE MP group coordinator Dragan Danev asked for an individual vote, which concluded with the same result – 80 MPs saying ‘Yes’ and 39 ‘No’. Among those ...

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PM Zaev Address Following Decision for Constitutional Revision

Today is a historic day for our country. We have made history together. Our visions for a better life in a better country will become a reality, said Prime Minister Zoran Zaev after Friday’s vote in Parliament for endorsement of the initiative for constitutional revision arising from the Prespa Agreement.  He thanked the MPs who supported the motion, especially those ...

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