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Mogherini and Hahn congratulate Zaev and Tsipras on reaching Name deal

OK  “We wholeheartedly congratulate Prime Ministers Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev for their determination and leadership in reaching this historic agreement between their countries, which contributes to the transformation of the entire region of South-East Europe. This achievement belongs to the leaders of the two countries and their teams, but first and foremost it belongs to all the citizens of ...

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NATO Sec Gen Stoltenberg describes Name agreement as Historic

“I warmly welcome the agreement reached between Prime Ministers Tsipras and Zaev on a solution to the name dispute between Athens and Skopje,” NATO Sec Gen Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday. He described the agreement as historic. “This historic agreement is testament to many years of patient diplomacy, and to the willingness of these two leaders to solve a dispute ...

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UN mediator Nimetz welcomes Name agreement

UN mediator Matthew Nimetz welcomed on Tuesday the name issue deal. “I would like to congratulate the parties for reaching a successful conclusion to the talks and for resolving the difference between them. I have no doubt this agreement will lead to a period of enhanced relations between the two neighbouring countries and especially between their people. In that context, ...

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VMRO-DPMNE Leader Criticises Government over Name Deal

On Tuesday, the leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski, described the agreement over the name dispute as capitulation and defeat. “The whole situation about the competences of the institution for running the processes needs to be clarified, i.e. which institution has the competence to sign such international types – the government or the President of the country. VMRO-DPMNE’s stands are known, ...

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Zaev and Tsipras have Telephone conversation

PM Zoran Zaev and Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras had a one-hour-long telephone conversation on Monday. As the Macedonian government explained, Zaev and Tsipras talked about the remaining issues and reviewed several ideas for solutions. The conversation, the Macedonian government added, lasted from 2 to 3 p.m. local Macedonian time. Following the one-hour-long conversation, they agreed to talk again on Tuesday. ...

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PM Zaev hopes Name deal will be Reached on Tuesday

On Monday, PM Zoran Zaev told the Top Tema TV show that he hoped a deal over the name would be reached on Tuesday. “Our final goal is for us to reach a fear deal that will be based on facts,” he said, among other things. The PM reiterated the already known stand that there will be no European Union ...

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Parliamentary debate on EC Report on Macedonia’s progress

Within the frameworks of Parliament’s debate on the EC’s Report on Macedonia’s progress, the Deputy PM for European Affairs, Bujar Osmani, said that two weeks away from the EU Summit, the moment of the document’s practical valorisation was getting closer in terms of the recommendations to start negotiations. “It will surely in the end be a political decision burdened also ...

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Deputy PM Osmani meets Assessment Mission experts

The Deputy PM for European Affairs, Bujar Osmani, held a meeting on Monday with the experts that are part of the EU-organised Assessment Mission. The Mission aims to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the administrative law system in two segments: administrative procedure and administrative disputes. According to Osmani, the rule of law is fundamental when it comes to building ...

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Parliament unanimously Adopts Code of Ethics

Within the frameworks of the 47th session, Parliament, unanimously, with 84 votes, adopted on Monday a Code of Ethics. The document’s goal is to strengthen MPs’ ethics and increase trust in parliament as a representative body of citizens and carrier of the legislative power. The final adjustment of the documents had been reached by ruling majority and opposition MPs at ...

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27 April case: Aleksandar Vasilevski turns Himself to Criminal Court

Aleksandar Vasilevski, one of the suspects in the case concerning the 27 April 2017 parliamentary incidents, turned himself in to the Criminal Court on Monday, the institution confirmed the same day. “He reported to the Court on his own, with a judge in a previous procedure. Once he received the decision on the detention measure, he was sent to the ...

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