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European Council President Michel Visits Skopje

According to European Council President Charles Michel, Macedonia’s fate is European. On Friday, at the joint press-conference in Skopje with President Stevo Pendarovski, he said he expected the 26 March meeting to see EU countries adjust a joint stand on the new methodology and manner of enlargement, as well as in terms of the need for a clear strategy for ...

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Zaev and Mickoski Continue to Present Different Stands on PPO Draft Law

On Thursday, VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski said he would neither negotiate on nor accept the Public Prosecutor’s Office (PPO) Draft Law. As he added, its only goal is to pardon crime through full control of the PPO. According to VMRO-DPMNE, it’s unacceptable for prosecutors from the former Special Prosecutor’s Office to become part of the Prosecutor’s Office for Organised Crime ...

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PPO Law: Deskoska Says Chances of Adoption Depend on Opposition’s Will

According to Justice Minister Renata Deskoska, the chances of the Public Prosecutor’s Office (PPO) law being adopted depend on VMRO-DPMNE’s genuine will. As she said on Wednesday, the possibility of the document being adopted without Hristijan Mickoski’s party isn’t being ruled out. “I expect support for the law from all MPs,” the Minister stated, adding that it would be good ...

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Meeting over PPO Law between SDSM and VMRO-DPMNE Held

On Tuesday, SDSM’s Bojan Maricic and VMRO-DPMNE’s Timco Mucunski held a meeting at which they talked about potential solutions and unblocking the dialogue over the Public Prosecutor’s Office (PPO) law issue. According to both parties, a deal was reached according to which VMRO-DPMNE’s teams will file by the end of the week proposals and remarks about the document, after which ...

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Zaev Comments on Possibility of VMRO-DPMNE Annulling Prespa Deal

At a press-conference on Monday, SDSM leader Zoran Zaev said annulling the Prespa deal with Greece would be dangerous and take the country 25 years back. Though he doesn’t believe VMRO-DPMNE will win these elections and, even less, get a two-thirds majority to change the deal, Zaev stated that citizens should now what would happen if that took place. “Is ...

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PPO Law: Mickoski-Zaev Meeting to be Held if Groups Approximate Positions

SDSM and VMRO-DPMNE aren’t ruling out the possibility of a meeting between their leaders, Zoran Zaev and Hristijan Mickoski, respectively, over the Public Prosecutor’s Office (PPO) law issue. However, that will happen only if the working groups approximate their positions. Zaev said on Saturday SDSM is ready to change even the latest text if the opposition makes constructive proposals. He ...

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Caretaker PM Spasovski Meets German Ambassador Gerberich

Caretaker PM Oliver Spasovski held a meeting on Thursday with German Ambassador Thomas Gerberich. Skopje and Berlin have excellent bilateral relations, they assessed. Spasovski thanked the Ambassador for Germany’s continued support, especially in the field of the efforts to join the EU and NATO. Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi’s visit brought moderate optimism about a positive decision of the Union for ...

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Enlargement Commissioner Varhelyi Visits Skopje

At a joint press-conference with caretaker PM Oliver Spasovski in Skopje on Wednesday, Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi said that Macedonia and Albania were ready to start negotiations. He added that the Western Balkans’ EU integration would continue. According to the Commissioner, enlargement is a priority for the new European Commission. As Varhelyi also pointed out, Macedonia has already done a ...

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Stavrevski case: Culev doesn’t Need Petrovska’s Signature

Interior Minister Nakje Culev doesn’t need Additional Deputy Minister Slavjanka Petrovska’s signature to appoint Risto Stavrevski as Chief of the Skopje Internal Affairs Sector. The State Election Commission (SEC) unanimously has decided that it doesn’t have competence to decide on the issue. According to the Commission, it the appointment is not related to the elections. According to the Law on ...

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Interior Minister: Culev and Petrovska Overcome Most Misunderstandings

At a meeting on Monday, Interior Minister Nakje Culev and Additional Deputy Minister Slavjanka Petrovska overcame most of the misunderstandings resulting from the former’s withdrawal, through a telegram, of the orders for reallocation of police officers issued by predecessor Oliver Spasovski. They’ve also overcome the issue of the Skopje Internal Affairs Sector head. Petrovska told Kanal 5 TV they had ...

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