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SDSM and DUI reach Deal on joint Presidential candidate

At their meeting on Wednesday, PM and SDSM leader Zoran Zaev and DUI leader Ali Ahmeti agreed on a joint candidate for the presidential race. The name will be announced on Friday. “We carried out an essential analysis, decided that we should set a standard in the country. Though there were attempts for that in the past, too, they weren’t ...

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Gjoko Kotevski to remain Director of Suto Orizari prison

Gjoko Kostevski will continue to be Director of the Suto Orizari prison until the presidential elections. His resignation over the incident in which former ministers Mile Janakieski and Spiro Ristovski were attacked will be reviewed by the Government after the elections. The law says that it cannot be accepted right away, according to the Government, which sees nothing problematic with ...

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Reactions to developments Related to MP Veljanoski’s immunity

The Criminal Court considers that it has done its job because it already requested for MP and former PS Trajko Veljanoski’s immunity to be revoked. It will make a decision only if it gets some notification from Parliament or possibly from the Prosecutor’s Office, but one hasn’t arrived so far regarding Veljanoski’s immunity. Considering Sunday’s developments in Parliament, Veljanoski, who ...

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House arrest Measure for ex-Minister Janakieski

On Friday, former Minister of Transport and Communications Mile Janakieski’s detention measure within the frameworks of the case concerning the 27 April 2017 attacks in Parliament was replaced with a house arrest one. The detention measure for former Minister of Labour and Social Policy Spiro Ristovski remains, which means he will continue to be in the Suto Orizari prison.  Prior ...

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Former ministers Janakieski and Ristovski attacked in Prison

Former ministers Mile Janakieski and Spiro Ristovski, who are in detention in the Suto Orizari prison, were attacked on Wednesday. The prison’s management presented details. The incident had been preceded by a verbal argument caused by Spirovski towards an inmate, L.K., which later on turned into a light physical confrontation that was immediately broken up by the prison’s services. “Later ...

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27 April case: Ex-PS Veljanoski and Two former Ministers arrested

On Wednesday, MP and ex-PS Trajko Veljanoski and former ministers Spiro Ristovski and Mile Janakieski were arrested under the suspicion of being organisers of the 27 April 2017 attacks in Parliament. After the interrogation at the Criminal Court, a 30-day detention measure was issued for the ex-ministers. Veljanoski, however, will not be detained because of his MP’s immunity. Prosecutor Vilma ...

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Ruling majority Close to deal on Consensual presidential Candidate

The ruling majority is close to a deal on a consensual presidential candidate. Optimism was expressed following PM Zaev’s meeting on Tuesday with the leaders of Alternative and DPA, Afrim Gashi and Menduh Thaci, respectively. Names aren’t publicly being mentioned, but party sources told Telma TV that Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski, FM Nikola Dimitrov, Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska and NATO ...

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Professor Siljanovska Davkova to be VMRO-DPMNE’s presidential candidate

Professor Gordana Siljanovska Davkova was elected by VMRO-DPMNE’s delegates at Saturday’s convention in Struga to be the party’s presidential candidate. In her speech, she levelled fierce criticism at PM Zoran Zaev. As she added, the presidential elections are a genuine chance to “topple the hybrid regime”. The presidential candidate announced she would form a team of domestic and international experts ...

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Bus Accident Aftermath: 14 dead and over 30 injured

14 people died and over 30 were injured after a bust transporting passengers from Skopje to Gostivar crashed and flipped over just outside Skopje, near the village of Laskarci on Wednesday evening. The hospitals which provided medical assistance and interventions to the injured and who registered the deceased revealed late on Thursday the names of all 14 passengers that lost ...

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