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Parliament Committee adopts 3 of 7 amendments to Constitutional Changes

The Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional Affairs adopted three of the seven amendments to the constitutional changes prepared by the government. The committee adopted the amendment filed by the group of independent MPs from VMRO-DPMNE, which claims that the amendments from 33 to 36 will not come into force if Greece does not immediately fulfil its obligation for signing the Protocol ...

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Parliament adopts Law on Amnesty for 27 April Parliament Incidents

With 95 votes in favour and 3 votes against the Parliament of Macedonia adopted the Law on Amnesty prepared by the Parliamentary Committee for National Reconciliation. Previous to the voting, the Reconciliation Committee delivered to the Parliament the final version of the law, which will provide amnesty for participants in the Parliament incidents that occurred on 27 April 2017, but ...

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Zaev and Tsipras to be Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize by Bouchamaoui

PM Zoran Zaev and his Greek counterpart, Alexis Tsipras, will on Tuesday in Skopje be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by 2015 winner Ouided Bouchamaoui. Three years ago, Bouchamaoui was one of the four recipients representing the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet. The nomination will be presented at a ceremony that will be held at 11 am at FON University, ...

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Zaev: Maximum efforts Being invested to Vote through Amendments’ finality

“We’re investing maximum efforts to vote through the finality of the constitutional amendments by the middle of January,” PM Zoran Zaev said on Friday. According to him, there’s nothing scary when it comes to the draft amendments. “The Macedonian identity and language are guaranteed,” the PM added. Zaev considers that Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos should give the name deal ...

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Greek Gov’t: Amendments in Skopje in accordance with Prespa Agreement

The Greek government claims that the amendments for constitutional changes adopted by the government in Skopje are in the spirit of the Prespa Agreement, MIA reports citing sources from within the Greek government. “The changes made to the amendment XXXVI where now stands the word “diaspora” are in accordance with the text and the spirit of the Prespa Agreement. This ...

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Government adopts Prespa Agreement Amendments for Constitutional Changes

The Government adopted during the session held on Wednesday afternoon the Draft-amendments for changes to the Constitution of Macedonia, the core segment of the Prespa Agreement. From the Government they inform that after the adoption, the draft-amendments were officially submitted to the Parliament of Macedonia. According to the Government, after the public debates and the suggestions by the MPs, only ...

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Photograph of Gruevski in Budapest appears on Internet

A photograph depicting the former PM Nikola Gruevski in Budapest, Hungary, appeared on the internet on Tuesday evening. At the photograph, Gruevski is walking around an unknown location in Budapest. Hungarian journalist Daniele Noland reported for Kanal 5 that the photograph is indeed authentic, but did not reveal who made it. The photograph also depicts VMRO-DPMNE member Aleksandar Trajkovski, who ...

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Zakharieva: Macedonia’s NATO, EU membership is Bulgaria’s National Interest

The Bulgarian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zakharieva stated for the Bulgarian National Television that Macedonia’s membership in NATO and EU is part of the Bulgarian national interests. “The signing of the Good-neighbourliness Agreement does not mean that all is over and that all issues between the two countries are resolved. I hope that the joint committee of Macedonian and ...

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Defendant Vasilevski provides testimony for “27 April Parliament Incidents” case

Aleksandar Vasilevski – Nindza, a defendant in the trial focusing on the Parliament Incidents from 27 April 2017, provided his testimony of the events at the hearing held on Thursday. Vasilevski said in his testimony that people from VMRO-DPMNE have organised the events leading to the incidents and the intrusion in the Parliament itself. “VMRO-DPMNE formed “For Joint Macedonia”, and ...

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Stoltenberg: Macedonia full NATO member by 2020

NATO Sec Gen Jens Stoltenberg expressed a strong support for the Prespa Agreement to be finalised and implemented during the Summit of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of NATO member-states in Brussels. “The integration of West Balkans in NATO is very important for the stability of the entire Balkan region, which is why we welcome the efforts made by Skopje so ...

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