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PM Zaev reveals new Ministers as part of Cabinet Reshuffle

The PM of Macedonia Zoran Zaev revealed on Sunday the list of names of new ministers in the government which are part of the cabinet reshuffle he announced during the campaign for the 2nd round of the presidential election held in April. Zaev revealed that he officially submitted the suggestions for the new Ministers to the Macedonian Parliament, which is ...

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Ambassadors Gerberich, Thimonier make no Guarantees about Date

On Thursday, German Ambassador Thomas Gerberich and his French counterpart, Christian Thimonier, praised Macedonia’s results, but made no guarantees about a date in the autumn. At the debate of the National European Integration Council, both said there would be a date without specifying when one would come. Thimonier also reiterated that a reform of the EU was a priority for ...

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PM Zoran Zaev answers Journalists’ questions About several Topics

“The Council of Ministers’ conclusion is an absolute guarantee, October will be October and it will not be later, no country is against North Macedonia,” PM Zoran Zaev said on Wednesday, answering a journalist’s question about the unofficial information that seven EU countries were against a date for Macedonia and for Albania. On his Twitter account, VMRO-DPMNE’s Antonio Milososki had ...

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Conclusions for Macedonia adopted – EU to revert to Issue by October

“In light of the limited time available and the importance of the matter, the Council will revert to the issue with a view to reaching a clear and substantive decision as soon as possible and no later than October 2019,” reads a conclusion of the General Affairs Council (GAC) that was held on Tuesday in Luxembourg. EU Member States didn’t ...

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Zaev says Signing of Prespa Agreement was Worth it, considering Benefits

On the occasion of the Prespa Agreement’s first anniversary, PM Zoran Zaev said the signing of the deal had been worth it, considering the benefits. “Today, 17 June, one year since Prespa, we’ve first gotten a new friend. Not that we had had some serious hostilities with Greece, but the feeling, really, was bad, bitter, when we were stopped in ...

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New composition of SDSM’s Executive Board elected

Renata Deskoska, Dragan Tevdovski, Frosina Remenski and Petre Silegov are among those that will be members of SDSM’s new Executive Board, the party decided at the Central Board session in Ohrid on Sunday. The Executive Board will also include Blagojce Bocvarski, Kostadin Kostadinov, Esras Alihi, Gjoko Tanasoski, Vesna Gersan, Vasko Talevski, Tanja Stojanovska-Ivanova, Ljatifa Sikovska, Stefan Bogoev, Keti Vasilevska, Nina ...

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Parliament Accepts Resignation of Gruevski and Bogoevski

The Macedonian Parliament accepted the resignation of former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski today. Gruevski resigned as member of Parliament after a procedure was initiated to strip him of his mandate due to his absence for more than six months. Over this period, he’s been in Hungary, where he received political asylum after the campaign of persecution aimed at him and ...

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PM Zaev: Information about Merkel’s stand on Date issue Old

According to PM Zoran Zaev, the information that German Chancellor Angela Markel disagrees with Macedonia being given a date for negotiations is old. As he said on Friday, conversations about this issue at the highest level, but also with parliamentarians, are still underway. The PM announced a meeting with Merkel, too. “I’m glad that a message for an exact term ...

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Zaev to return PM mandate if Macedonia fails to Get date for Negotiations

If Macedonia doesn’t get a date to start membership negotiations with the EU by this summer, PM Zoran Zaev will return the mandate. On Thursday, he also announced that among the options are early parliamentary elections and assuming responsibility for an unsuccessful process, too. The PM remains optimistic that EU members will at the Summit in July reward the reforms ...

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Zaev: Potential delay of Decision on negotiations to Put government in Danger

According to PM Zoran Zaev, the EU potentially delaying the decision on membership negotiations will put the government in Macedonia in danger. As he said in Brussels on Wednesday, when it comes to each decision concerning enlargement, the Bundestag must previously give a green light. “The Bundestag must send a message, if they don’t make a decision at the session ...

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