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Kovacevski Announces Changes in SDSM, Opposition Demands Early Elections

“Who will be the new Prime Minister should be decided by the citizens, not SDSM nominating the prime minister-designate elected by his predecessor Zaev, VMRO-DPMNE is against the formation of a government without holding early parliamentary elections,” at a rally at the party headquarters, some of the opposition MPs reiterated their request for a new election race, after which they ...

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Parliament Records Resignation by Prime Minister Zaev and Government

The Parlaiment of the Republic of North Macedonia at the session on MP questions confirmed the resignation of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. The resignation was accepted without Prime Minister Zaev orally explaining it. The resignation of the Prime Minister entails the resignation of the entire Government. In the submitted resignation, Zaev stated that he took this decision as a logical ...

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After Meetings with Radev and Petkov, Beaune Agrees Not to Set Date

Assured that North Macedonia and Bulgaria would soon find a solution to the dispute, but without setting deadlines, French Secretary of State for European Affairs Clément Beaune concluded his visit to Sofia, before Paris took over the presidency of the EU in ten days. At the moment, no specific date can be set for North Macedonia, said the French diplomat ...

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Several Police and Customs Officers Detained in Police Action

In the large police operation that has been carried out since the morning, the police detained ten people from Kumanovo, Skopje and Tetovo, including police and customs officers. Nine people are suspected of committing the crime of smuggling, three of them for unauthorized trade in precursors, and cocaine was found and confiscated from one of them. During November 2021, four ...

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Zaev, Vucic, and Rama Seek Support from Berlin for “Open Balkans”

The prime ministers of North Macedonia and Albania, Zoran Zaev and Edi Rama, and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, in an article for the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), called on the new German government to support the Open Balkans initiative. “We hope that the new government in Germany will accept and support the Open Balkans initiative as a contribution ...

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Zaev, Vucic, Rama: Open Letter on Open Balkans

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama in an open letter called to all countries in the region to join the Open Balkans initiative. “We take this opportunity to once again call on all our neighbours to join us in offering our citizens the benefits we offer to our citizens,” reads the open ...

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Zaev Will Resign Next Week

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev announced that he will resign as Prime Minister next week. He expects that after the formalization of the resignation in the Parliament, his successor as the new Prime Minister will be Dimitar Kovacevski, and the first success of the Government will be the holding of the first intergovernmental conference with the EU. “These days we are ...

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EU Ministers Adopt Conclusions, Skopje and Tirana Don’t Receive Date

There is no good news from Brussels. After an all-day meeting, the General Affairs Council of the European Union adopted the conclusions on enlargement, but there is no date for negotiations for North Macedonia. As expected, Bulgaria confirmed the veto of the General Affairs Council. Although the word blockade was not mentioned at all at the press conference, EU President ...

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Smaller Parties Are Again Asking for One Constituency

One constituency, no electoral threshold, open lists, proportional model – the smaller parliamentary parties again, this time in the run-up to the vote for a new government, are actualizing their demand for reform of the electoral legislation. However, they do not specify whether this will be a condition for the government in exchange for their parliamentary votes for the government, ...

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Convincing Victory by Kovacevski in SDSM Intra-Party Elections

The President of the Central Election Commission of SDSM, Viktorija Madic, announced the results of the intra-party elections of SDSM. Dimitar Kovacevski is the new president of SDSM. He was elected with 37,649 votes from the membership. The other two candidates were Jovan Despotovski who won 3,319 votes and Frosina Remenski who received 2,836 votes. 602 ballots were invalid. SDSM ...

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