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PM Zaev Participates in Discussion at Delphi Economic Forum in Greece

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev participated on Thursday in a panel discussion at the Delphi Economic Forum that took place in Athens, Greece. PM Zaev spoke about the benefits from the Prespa Agreement, as well as the current events in scope of the EU-integration of official Skopje. “With the Prespa Agreement we removed the final obstacle on our way to becoming ...

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Zaev: Time for EU to Fulfil Promises Towards Country

We do not want to wait any longer for start of the accession talks with EU, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said at a press conference after a meeting with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell in Brussels. “Since March 2020 we have a confirmation that our country has meet all necessary conditions to start the ...

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Borrell: North Macedonia and Albania Will Not Be Decoupled

EU High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell stated during the Meeting of EU Foreign Ministers that they reached an agreement that there are no intentions for decoupling of Macedonia and Albania in the EU accession process. “For the first time after 2 years, the Western Balkans will once more be prioritised at the ...

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PM Zaev Meets EC President Von der Leyen in Brussels

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev held a meeting in Brussels on Monday with President of the European Commission (EC) Ursula von der Leyen, at which Zaev asked for more active participation of the EC in processes for unblocking the start of the accession talks between official Brussels and Skopje. “The Macedonian identity is a matter of facts, science, but also tradition, ...

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EC: Decoupling of Skopje and Tiran in EU Accession Process Possible

Spokesperson of the European Commission (EC) Ana Pisonero said at an online press conference that decoupling of official Skopje and Tirana in the EU-accession process is still an option if the blockade from official Sofia against Skopje remains. “We want to hold the inter-governmental conferences with both official Skopje and Tirana. However, the council needs to approve the accession negotiation ...

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PM Zaev Receives Sinopharm Vaccine

PM Zoran Zaev received on Thursday a Sinopharm vaccine at Boris Trajkovski Arena in Skopje. “I received the first dose,” he said, adding that he felt great. According to Zaev, as a result of the vaccines that arrived last week, as well as with all agreed-upon and confirmed doses that should arrive in the upcoming period, it’s possible for a ...

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PM Zaev Comments on Several Topics

According to PM Zoran Zaev, the country doesn’t need the EU if the price is the Macedonian identity and language. As he said on Wednesday, the right to self- determination is a feeling. Regarding the messages from the EU and US, which Zaev described as partners and friends of the country, the PM stated that “they are here to share ...

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Zaev, Varhelyi, and Edtstadler Visit Vaccination Point as EU Vaccines Arrive

On Tuesday, PM Zoran Zaev, the EU’s Enlargement Commissioner, Oliver Varhelyi, and Austria’s EU and Constitution Minister, Karoline Edtstadler, paid a visit to the Boris Trajkovski Hall, which is the largest vaccination point in the country. The first vaccines from the EU arrived as well. According to Zaev, it’s about 4,850 Pfizer doses of the total of 119,213 that should ...

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Orthodox Easter Observed throughout Macedonia

Orthodox Easter was observed throughout Macedonia on Sunday. There had been activities the previous day, too. In Skopje, the Head of the Macedonian Orthodox Church, HH Stefan, and members of the Holy Synod urged compliance with the measures against the pandemic. However, though they called on believers to maintain distancing, they didn’t change the communion practice, that is, a single ...

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Parliamentary Questions: Education and Vaccination among Discussed Topics

The session for parliamentary questions, held on Wednesday, started off with the opposition urging Minister of Education and Science Mila Carovska to explain comprehensively the plan for textbooks. VMRO-DPMNE’s stand is the print editions should be annulled, while people should have more options. In response, Carovska said parents and teachers would have an opportunity to choose between print and electronic ...

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