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PM-Designate Mickoski Says He hasn’t Changed Stand on Name Use Issue

On Wednesday, PM-designate Hristijan Mickoski said he hadn’t changed his stand on the issue concerning the use of the country’s name. “As you’ve been able to hear, I’ve used ‘Macedonia’ the whole time and will continue to do so. However, we, as the government, cannot ask for citizens to respect the laws and Constitution as we calculate and have double ...

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PM-Designate Mickoski Comments on Several Topics

On Wednesday, asked about the balancer issue, PM-designate Hristijan Mickoski said it was the EU that was recommending for the tool to be abolished. The country, he stressed, should progress on the basis of competences, not according to a person’s gender and ethnic or religious affiliation. Asked whether he’d received a positive opinion from VLEN for Ivan Stoiljkovic to be ...

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Mickoski to Use Constitutional Name during Swearing-In Ceremony

In an interview with Sitel on Tuesday, PM-designate Hristijan Mickoski said he would use the country’s constitutional name during his swearing-in ceremony. “The constitutional name of the country is clear. We shouldn’t have double standards, feel irresponsible before citizens or mislead them. It is known what the constitutional name is, the one with the adjective,” he said. Mickoski will also ...

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PM-Designate Mickoski Responds to Nimetz’s Message on Prespa Agreement

Several hours before the interview with Sitel, commenting on the message from mediator Matthew Nimetz, sent from Athens the previous day, that people who are in authority should respect the Prespa Agreement and not live in a fantasy world, PM-designate Hristijan Mickoski said that he lived in a reality that was painful and stung, where 600,000 citizens had just 150 ...

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International Conference on Peace and Sustainable Growth in Athens Starts

The two-day International Conference on Peace and Sustainable Growth, taking place in Athens on the occasion of the sixth anniversary of the signing of the Prespa Agreement, started on Monday. The event is a joint platform of the Zaev – One Society for All Foundation and Alexis Tsipras Institute. The two former PMs, Zoran Zaev and Alexis Tsipras, presented the ...

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Mickoski: VMRO-DPMNE Now United and Strong

At Monday’s marking of VMRO-DPMNE’s 34th birthday, party leader and PM-designate Hristijan Mickoski said the party was now united and strong. “It remains what it has always been, a party of the people,” he stated. Mickoski, who’s expected to submit the government formation proposal to Parliament on Tuesday, said that the party would form the new cabinet in several days. ...

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Mickoski Announces Names of Coalition’s Candidates for Government Members

On Sunday, VMRO-DPMNE leader and PM-designate Hristijan Mickoski announced the names of candidates for Government members from the Your Macedonia coalition, after he’d received unanimous support for them from his party’s Central and Executive Committee. Gordana Dimitrieska-Kocoska, Aerodrom Mayor Timco Mucunski, and former caretaker Interior Minister Pance Toskovski are the candidates to head the Ministries of Finance, Foreign Affairs and ...

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Alternative’s Murtezani – Candidate for Position of EU Affairs Minister

On Saturday, Alternative’s Central Presidency held a meeting where it was unanimously decided for spokesperson and former MEPSO head Orhan Murtezani to be the candidate of the party, which is part of VLEN, for the position of EU Affairs Minister. The position of deputy Education and Science Minister was discussed too. In that regard, Alternative unanimously decided for the Secretary ...

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SEECP Summit: Siljanovska Davkova and Counterparts Hold Press-Conference

After the end of the South East Europe Cooperation Process (SEECP) Summit of Heads of State and Government in Skopje, on Thursday, President Gordana Siljanovska Davkova and her counterparts, Montenegro’s Jakov Milatovic and Albania’s Bajram Begaj, whose country is the new holder of the SEECP presidency, held a press-conference. “We’re aware there is enlargement fatigue, but there is even greater ...

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North Macedonia’s SEECP Presidency Ends

North Macedonia’s one-year presidency of the South East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) has ended. On Thursday, outgoing Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani praised the reaching of consensus over two important matters, that is, the nomination of Amer Kapetanovic as Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretary General and the Skopje Summit Declaration, which, as he said, was supported by Ministers and will be ...

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