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Prosecutor Bubevski: Gjorcevska’s Father has Denied Involvement

The father of Vanja Gjorcevska, the 14-year-old missing girl killed on 27 November, has denied involvement in the case. “Perhaps something will change and has changed. The father still denies these activities. So, we still draw his involvement, which we still consider to be direct in this case, to the context of what the other people involved in the case ...

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Political Leaders React to Vanja Gjorcevska and Pance Zezovski Murders

Commenting on the murders of Vanja Gjorcevska and Pance Zezovski, PM Dimitar Kovacevski said on Monday that based on the explanations by Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski and Prosecutor Gavril Bubevski, “it’s about an isolated a case of criminals that should be punished most fiercely, according to the laws”. Both the Ministry and the Prosecutor’s Office, he added, managed to most ...

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OSCE has Been Saved, Says Chairperson-in-Office Osmani

“The OSCE has been saved,” Chairperson-in-Office and Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani said at the closing press-conference of the Ministerial, on Friday. The participating States had previously adopted, by consensus, decisions for Malta to be the holder of Chairpersonship-in-Office next year, for the terms of OSCE Secretary General Helga Maria Schmid, Representative on Freedom of the Media Teresa Ribeiro, and High ...

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Osmani Says Russia has Destabilised Region in Continuity

OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani responded on Friday to comments made by his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, saying it was Russia that caused problems in the region. As he added, the US and the EU are the only ones that are actively committed to and participate in the region’s democratisation and development, as well as with regards to ...

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OSCE Ministerial Council Continues

At the opening of the OSCE Ministerial Council on Thursday, PM Dimitar Kovacevski stated that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s presence didn’t represent a victory for Russian diplomacy. “This absolutely isn’t any diplomatic victory by Russia. This is a diplomatic victory by the OSCE, considering the OSCE functioning had been called into question. With this, the OSCE will continue to ...

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OSCE Ministerial: Part of Ministers Boycott Lavrov’s Speech

Part of ministers attending the OSCE Ministerial Council boycotted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s speech on Thursday, that is, they left the hall when it started. Lavrov started his speech by levelling accusations at EU and NATO members, stating that they had destroyed the OSCE’s military-political dimension. According to Lavrov, the Organisation is in a bad situation and was destroyed ...

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US Secretary of State Blinken Holds Meetings in Skopje

On Wednesday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Skopje, where he was welcomed by PM Dimitar Kovacevski. “A warm welcome to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. At the meeting this afternoon, we once again highlighted our excellent relations and discussed the support provided by the US in continuity on our path to full- fledged EU membership and ...

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State Department Official: Blinken-Lavrov Meeting not Expected

VoA Macedonian, citing VoA’s State Department correspondent, quoted a senior Department official as saying that they didn’t expect Secretary Antony Blinken to have any meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during the OSCE Ministerial Council in North Macedonia. “We don’t expect a meeting,” the official confirmed, answering a question about the possibility of any Blinken-Lavrov meeting. Asked about the ...

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Ministers of Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and Ukraine to Boycott OSCE Ministerial

The Foreign Ministers of Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia, Margus Tsahkna, Gabrielius Landsbergis, and Krisjanis Karins, respectively, have decided to boycott the OSCE Ministerial Council in Skopje due to the presence of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. “For the past two years we have witnessed how one OSCE participating State has actively and brutally tried to annihilate another. Let us be ...

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Interior Ministry Preparing Traffic Regime for OSCE Ministerial Council

On Tuesday, from 9 am to 10 am, the Interior Ministry closed Ilinden Boulevard and surrounding streets for traffic, which resulted in long lines of vehicles on streets and boulevards open for traffic. The Ministry’s activities were part of the preparatory activities for the special traffic regime for the OSCE Ministerial Council taking place from 29 November to 1 December. ...

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