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Debates over Prespa Agreement held in Tetovo and Stip

The last two debates organised by the government focusing on the Prespa Agreement and the constitutional changes were held on Monday, one in Tetovo and one in Stip. At the debate in Tetovo, the Speaker of the Macedonian parliament Talat Xhaferi explained the further procedures in the adoption of the amendments for changes to the Constitution of Macedonia. “The public ...

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PM Zaev meets Portuguese Counterpart Costa

The PM Zoran Zaev, during his official visit to Portugal for the Congress of the Party of European Socialists, met the Portuguese PM Antonio Costa, making this the first ever meeting between PMs of the two countries. At the meeting, Zaev informed Costa about the ongoing political events in Macedonia and the entire Balkan region, accenting the positive approach of ...

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Karakachanov: Macedonian language does not exist

The Bulgarian Vice-PM and Defence Minister Krasimir Karakachanov reacted with a Facebook post to the statement of Macedonian PM Zoran Zaev that the Prespa Agreement is undisputable and that it will allow Macedonian language to be taught in Greece. “I will not allow compromises on behalf of Bulgaria which will result in falsification of history. The Macedonian language does not ...

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Mitsotakis: Recognising Macedonian Language is National Setback

The leader of the Greek opposition party New Democracy Kyriakos Mitsotakis accused Greek PM Alexis Tsipras and his government for “making a setback where no other Greek politician dared to make it,” insinuating to the Prespa Agreement and the recognition of Macedonian ethnicity and language. “In a situation where all previous Greek governments were saying “no”, this one headed by ...

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Sekerinska: NATO membership will help us, but will not resolve our problems

The Vice-PM and Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska opened on Friday the debate organised by the Institute for European Policies titled “Between facts and fiction – what NATO membership will bring to Macedonia”. “All 29 NATO member-states agree that Macedonia is ready to become the alliance’s 30th member. This is definitely something we are to be proud of, but still the ...

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President Ivanov: I am not involved in 27 April Parliament Incidents

The President of Macedonia Gjorge Ivanov addressed the nation on Friday evening, following the testimonies of some of the defendants in the “27 April Parliament Incidents” case, which claimed that he is involved in the entire scenario for the incidents. “As President of Macedonia, I pointed out the Administration for Security and Counterintelligence (UBK) as the centre that generates all ...

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Defendant Vasilevski provides testimony for “27 April Parliament Incidents” case

Aleksandar Vasilevski – Nindza, a defendant in the trial focusing on the Parliament Incidents from 27 April 2017, provided his testimony of the events at the hearing held on Thursday. Vasilevski said in his testimony that people from VMRO-DPMNE have organised the events leading to the incidents and the intrusion in the Parliament itself. “VMRO-DPMNE formed “For Joint Macedonia”, and ...

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Kotzias: I would apply more pressure over Zaev for his recent statements

Macedonian PM Zoran Zaev’s recent statements damage the process of implementation of the Prespa Agreement, said the former Greek FM Nikos Kotzias in an interview for the Greek TV Antenna. At the debate in the Macedonian parliament over the constitutional changes predicted with the Prespa Agreement, PM Zaev commented that the agreement will open the possibility for Macedonian language to ...

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Debate on Prespa Agreement held at FON University

The second debate on the Constitutional Changes included in the Prespa Agreement was held on Thursday at the premises of the FON University in Skopje. The main speakers of the debate were PM Zoran Zaev, FON Rector Nano Ruzin and university professor Temelko Ristovski. “I am aware that the citizens have negative feeling for the change of the name of ...

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