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Zaev: Political Negotiations with Bulgaria After Their Elections

The MPs and the public will have the opportunity to find out details of the Action Plan for which talks are being held between Macedonia and Bulgaria, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev confirmed on Monday. After several months of calls from the opposition, Foreign Minister Osmani responded to the invitation from the President of the Foreign Affairs Committee Antonio Milososki and ...

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Fouere: EU Has Instruments at Disposal

Former Ambassador of the European Union to the country, Erwan Fouere, called on the European Union to get involved in resolving the Macedonian-Bulgarian dispute, because otherwise he thinks that the country might get stuck in this situation for some time. “I think that the elections in Bulgaria, unfortunately, will not bring anything new, so there is no point in EU ...

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Health Minister Filipce Comments on Several Coronavirus-Related Topics

Health Minister Venko Filipce said on Thursday that the doses of vaccines from Pfizer had already been reserved, adding that the first shipment was expected to arrive in February. As he added, vaccines through the COVAX system are expected to arrive in the same period as well. Asked why the doses expected through the European Commission’s mechanism for solidarity hadn’t ...

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New Accusations over Draft Census Law

According to VMRO-DPMNE, the Government should immediately withdraw the Census Draft Law from Parliament, which should then be followed by political and societal consensus. As opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski said on Wednesday, if that doesn’t happen, there will be a citizens’ initiative to collect signatures to annul the law. VMRO-DPMNE’s Executive Committee’s conclusion is that though a census process is ...

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Parliament Elects New SEC Composition

Parliament has elected the new composition of the State Election Commission (SEC). At Tuesday’s session, Aleksandar Dastevski, nominated by VMRO-DPMNE, was elected President. DUI’s Ditmire Shehu will be the Vice-President. SDSM supported the nominations of current SEC members Boris Kondarko and Radica Risteska, as well as the one of Oliver Ristovski. Boban Stojanovski, who’s an attorney at Parliament, is the ...

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Osmani Claims There Isn’t Annex to Skopje-Sofia Treaty

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani claims that there isn’t a 12-item annex to the Skopje-Sofia Treaty. Macedonia’s Foreign Ministry says the stand of the institution and Government is remains unchanged, that is, that all possibilities to find a proper, mutual resolution and to restore trust in the efficiency and successfulness of the 2017 deal should be found. Towards the end of ...

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Skopje-Sofia Exchange of Proposals over Action Plan Agreed

This week, Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani communicated with Bulgarian counterpart Ekaterina Zaharieva. It was agreed for proposals from both sides to be exchanged over the Action Plan, Macedonia’s Foreign Ministry said on Saturday. As it was added, Special Representative Vlado Buckovski’s role is to regularly travel to Bulgaria in order to follow the Action Plan and encourage cooperation of line ...

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PM Zaev, President Pendarovski Condemn Riot in Washington D.C.

PM Zoran Zaev reacted via Twitter to the riots that occurred on 6 April 2021 in front of and inside the building of the US Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. in the US, caused by a group of supporters of US President Donald Trump who oppose the election of new President Joe Biden. “Violence must be condemned. We ...

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PM Zaev Says He’s Creating Dialogue, Not Conflict, with Bulgaria

In an interview with MIA, PM Zoran Zaev says he’s creating dialogue, not conflict, with Bulgaria, as well as calm and readiness for cooperation instead of nationalism for domestic use and new isolations. The communication with the eastern neighbour continues and aims to find a solution, according to him. The PM’s stand is that bilateral issues shouldn’t be an obstacle ...

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First Doses of Pfizer’s Vaccine to Arrive in Macedonia in February

Macedonia will get the first doses of Pfizer’s vaccine in February. Wednesday afternoon saw a direct deal reached with the company. The amount will be known in the coming weeks. The following doses will arrive in March and April. The Health Ministry is continuing talks to secure vaccines also through negotiations with EU members and through the COVAX mechanism, from ...

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