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VMRO-DPMNE leader: Referendum campaign to be Rather ambiguous

According to VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski, the campaign for the referendum will be rather sterile and ambiguous in order to defocus citizens. As he says in an interview with Alsat-M TV, since the institutional identity is not protected in the name deal, the national identity, despite SDSM’s claims, isn’t protected either.  “However, I think the Republic of Macedonia’s citizens are ...

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Ceremony held to Mark ARM Day

A ceremony was held on Friday to mark Army of the Republic of Macedonia (ARM) Day, 18 August. The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Gjorge Ivanov, urged ARM members to maintain the impartiality, professionalism and thus-far level, as well as to continue to consistently fulfill their constitutional obligation. “Only that way will the ARM continue to be the main ...

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Trial over Titanic case Continues

The trial over the Titanic case continued on Friday. In one of the played conversations, the ex-Minister of Internal Affairs, Gordana Jankuloska, and the former Cabinet Chief of ex-PM Nikola Gruevski, Martin Protugjer, talk about checking information about former President Branko Crvenkovski’s wife in Korcula, Croatia. In the conversations, Jankuloska confirms to Protugjer that she received confirmation from Belgrade that ...

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ODIHR to send Observation mission for Referendum

ODIHR will send an observation mission to Macedonia for the name referendum. Following the assessment, ODIHR’s experts recommended 250 short-term and 20 long-term observers for the process on 30 September. The decision, according to ODIHR, aims to raise the trust in the way the referendum is held because the election observation boards will include no representatives of the political parties. ...

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Trial over Titanic case Continues

The trial over the Titanic case continued on Thursday. The continuation saw wire-tapped materials of Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) played. In 15 short audio materials, the ex-Minister of Transport and Communications, Mile Janakieski, and the former PM Cabinet Chief, Martin Protugjer, are making a plan for ambassadors to go from house to house in the United States, Australia and European ...

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PM Zaev meets Dutch Ambassador Plomp

On Thursday, PM Zoran Zaev met with Dutch Ambassador Wouter Plomp. Support was expressed at the meeting for the policies leading towards Euro-Atlantic integrations for Macedonia. “I expect the majority of citizens to vote in favour of a Euro-Atlantic future of the Republic of Macedonia in the coming referendum,” Zaev said. It’s very important for each citizen and political stakeholder ...

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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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