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Court of Appeals Session in Absence of Gruevski

SPO prosecutor Gavril Bubevski, following the end of the public session in the Court of Appeals regarding the appeals to the first-instance verdict in the case dubbed Tank against Nikola Gruevski and Gjoko Popovski, voiced hope the Court will soon adopt a decision, within six days at the latest. At the session Bubevski assessed as unfounded all complaints filed by ...

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Former PM Gruevski Press Conference

Former PM and leader of VMRO-DPMNE Nikola Gruevski assessed as ‘futile attempts of the government and nonsense’ the information published by Wikileaks that Macedonian authorities back in 2008 accepted the name ‘Republic of North Macedonia’. “They are now in campaign and we shall probably hear a lot of other such nonsensical things. It is clear why I am in court ...

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PM Zaev Meets British Official Page

PM Zoran Zaev met Andrew Page, Director of the British Foreign Office Western Balkans Department accompanied by British Ambassador Rachel Galloway. At the meeting Mr Page stated that the region is facing a new momentum and this positive climate is largely due to the accomplishments of Macedonia, while the next steps the country needs to make are progress in the ...

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Zaev – Vucic: Support to Positive Solutions Extended

Serbia does not interfere in the name referendum and Macedonia supports positive solution to the dispute with Kosovo, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Macedonian PM Zoran Zaev said at the Tabanovce-Presevo border crossing where they promoted the concept of integrated border management. At the area between the crossings between Macedonia and Serbia, Tabanovce and Presevo, the two officials promoted the ...

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PM Zaev starts Campaign for name Referendum

The campaign for the name referendum by the coalition “Together IN FAVOUR OF a European Macedonia” was promoted on Thursday. “Only one event in the newer history can compare to the challenge facing us. That is the event that took place 27 years ago, that is the day when all of us voted in favour of an independent Republic of ...

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ODIHR opens Observation mission for Name referendum in Macedonia

The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) formally opened on Monday a referendum observation mission (ROM) for the 30 September referendum in the Macedonia.  The mission’s deployment follows an invitation from the country’s authorities. The mission is led by Ambassador Jan Petersen and consists of a core team of 13 experts based in Skopje and 20 long-term ...

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SEC deadlines for Insight into Voter list and Diaspora applications Expire

The State Election Commission’s (SEC) deadlines for insight into the voter list and applications by diaspora members have expired. 5,641 citizens conducted insight, while 16,805 checked whether they are part of the list through the SEC’s website. Regarding the diaspora, just 2,855 people applied. 100 applications were rejected. On Friday, the SEC voted through the Code of Conduct for Referendum ...

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Trial over 27 April case Continues with Defence’s opening Statement

The trial over the parliamentary incidents that took place on 27 April 2017 continued on Thursday. Lawyer Donco Nakov, in his opening statement, said it would be proven that his four clients, Ljuben Arnaudov, Vlado Jovanovski, Bogdan Ilievski and Abdulfeta Alimi, had carried out neither a general dangerous activity nor an act of violence. As he explained, the four defendants ...

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Government plans to Spend around 80 Million denars for Referendum campaign

The government will provide around 80 million denars (around 1.3 million euros) for the referendum campaign. If all money isn’t spent, the rest will be returned to the budget. When it comes to social media, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube, the plans are for it to spent 400,000 denars (around 66,000 euros) from the General Secretariat’s regular budget. As ...

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Referendum: 1,725 applications Filed by diaspora Members so far

Until Tuesday at noon, 1,725 applications were filed by diaspora members for participation in the name referendum, scheduled for 30 September. 1,612 applications have been accepted, 27 have been rejected, while the rest are being processed. Until Monday, 3,996 citizens in Macedonia had conducted insight into the voter list. French Ambassador to Macedonia Christian Thimonier paid a visit to the ...

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