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Government: Curfew to Last from 9 pm to 5 am as of 28 April

From Wednesday (28 April) to 15 May, the curfew will last from 9 pm to 5 am. The exception to that will be Easter (1/2 May) and Eid al-Fitr (13/14 May). At its session on Tuesday, the Government changed several other measures concerning the COVID-19 situation. Hospitality venues will be able to work only in the open parts, that is, ...

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No-confidence Motion against Interior Minister Spasovski Rejected

Parliament rejected on Monday the no-confidence motion against Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski filed by Alliance for Albanians and Alternative MPs. 60 MPs voted against, 10 were in favour, while there were no abstentions. “The motion is strange because it concerns the successful operation to arrest former Security and Counter-Intelligence Administration Director Saso Mijalkov,” Spasovski said. According to him, the motion ...

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Protest Staged Demanding Release of People Convicted in 27 April Case

Several patriotic associations organised a protest on Sunday, demanding a release of those convicted and imprisoned in the case concerning the 27 April 2017 storming of Parliament. Describing those in prison as defenders of the Constitution, protesters also demanded early parliamentary elections, which would be held simultaneously with the local ones. “We demand for the Supreme Court of Macedonia to ...

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Zaev Announces Renewal in SDSM Leadership

Prime Minister and leader of SDSM Zoran Zaev said that he will continue to cooperate with Radmila Sekerinska despite her announcement that she does not intend to run for a third term as party Vice President, adding that she and a large percentage of the leadership agreed to renew the party leadership. Regarding the information that Sekerinska rejected the position ...

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Parliament Declares State of Emergency in Part of Country

Wednesday afternoon, Parliament adopted several draft decisions and one amended draft law, which refers to the fourth package of economic measures, within the 39th session. Initially, with 92 votes in favour, none abstained or against, the decision was made to declare a state of emergency in part of the territory, due to the high risk of increased entry and transit ...

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Portugal Hopes to Move Forward with North Macedonia by End of June

During Tuesday’s session of the General Affairs Council of the European Union, North Macedonia and Albania were discussed in the context of the possibility of starting negotiations soon. The current chair of the Union, Portugal, hopes that North Macedonia-EU intergovernmental conference could be held by early July. This was stated by Ana Paula Zacarias, Portugal’s Secretary of State for European ...

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Parliament Adopts Fifth Package of Economic Measures

SDSM MP Biljana Kostadinovska Stojcevska was transported by private institution’s ambulance, although infected with coronavirus, to the Parliament on Sunday, in order to secure the necessary majority to attend the 32nd and 36th parliamentary sessions. Before the beginning of the sessions, she wrote on social networks that she will participate in the session. “My duty as an MP is permanent ...

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Edtstadler Does Not Understand Blockade by Bulgaria and Urges It Be Lifted

Deputy Prime Minister in charge of European Affairs Nikola Dimitrov started his working visit to the Republic of Austria Thursday morning with a meeting with the Federal Minister for the EU and Constitution, Karoline Edtstadler. The interlocutors stressed the need to effect last year’s unconditional decision of the EU General Affairs Council (GAC) to start accession negotiations. “North Macedonia must ...

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Raskovski Resigns from Government, Zaev Accepts

One month after the scandal with the disputed software for traffic violations, Dragi Raskovski resigned from the position of secretary for monitoring and support of the Government institutions. In a letter submitted on 12 April, addressed to Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, who expressly accepted his resignation, Raskovski said the reasons for his withdrawal were related to preserving his dignity and ...

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VMRO-DPMNE and AA/A Withdraw Amendments

A day after Prime Minister Zoran Zaev met with the leaders of the Albanian opposition parties and announced that progress had been made on a final agreement on the Citizenship Law, VMRO-DPMNE and the Alliance for Albanians and Alternative withdrew the amendments. The Macedonian opposition party will release the Law on Citizenship, and the Albanian opposition will clear the way ...

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