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President Pendarovski Meets EU Ambassador Zbogar

On Monday, President Stevo Pendarovski held a meeting with the Head of the EU Delegation, Ambassador Samuel Zbogar. They talked about the current situation in the country since the formation of the new Government and about Macedonia’s EU path. Pendarovski said he expected the first intergovernmental conference to be held during the German Presidency. Also, he thanked Zbogar for his ...

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PM Zaev Holds Meeting with Commissioner Varhelyi via Video Conference

On Wednesday, PM Zoran Zaev held a meeting via video conference with Oliver Varhelyi upon a request from the EU Enlargement Commissioner. They talked about several issues, including good-neighbourly policy and the possibility of holding a first inter-governmental conference with the EU. According to Varhelyi, the European Commission remains committed to assisting Macedonia both financially and from a human resources ...

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PM Zaev Delivers Speech at Event Marking Independence Day

The country has acquired a special reputation and aspires to advance its democratic environment, PM Zoran Zaev said at Tuesday’s marking of Independence Day, 8 September, in Skopje. In his speech, he added that the EU and NATO had helped a lot during its development. The PM also mentioned the deals with Greece and Bulgaria, which, in his view, resulted ...

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Deal to Form Parliament’s Working Bodies still not Reached

The ruling majority still hasn’t reached a deal to form Parliament’s working bodies, without which laws basically cannot be adopted. Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi’s Cabinet said on Friday it still hadn’t received nominations for the composition of the bodies. Therefore, a session still hasn’t been scheduled. Once nominations arrive, Xhaferi will be able to convene one. The opposition from the ...

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PM Zaev Hands over Mandate Letters to New Ministers in Government

PM Zoran Zaev handed over the mandate letters to the newly elected ministers in the Government of Macedonia. Zaev addressed all ministers, saying that they must do their best to serve the citizens and meet their needs, regardless of ethnicity, age, gender, religion, race or sexual orientation. “In the parliamentary elections held in July, the citizens of the Republic of ...

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US President Trump Extends Greetings for Day of Independence of Macedonia

US Ambassador to Macedonia Kate Marie Byrnes met on Wednesday President of Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski, to whom she handed over a letter of greetings on occasion the Day of Independence of Macedonia (8 September) which was signed by US President Donald Trump. “This year’s celebrations are taking place against the backdrop of a global pandemic. Despite this historic challenge, North ...

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PM Zaev and Ministers Meet President Pendarovski

PM Zoran Zaev and the 19 ministers of the newly elect government held an official meeting on Monday with President of Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski. The new Government of Macedonia was elected by the Parliament on Sunday evening, after a 2-day-long debate over the proposal for the governmental programme submitted by Zaev. “We have very strong arguments to convince President Pendarovski ...

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Parliament Elects New Government of Macedonia

The Parliament of Macedonia officially elected the new Government of Macedonia after a 2-day-long session which concluded on Sunday before midnight. Of the MPs present in the hall, 62 voted in favour of the new government while 51 voted against it. One MP from DUI voted from a separate room in the Parliament after it was revealed that he is ...

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PM-Designate Zaev Submits to Parliament Proposal for New Government

SDSM leader and PM-designate Zoran Zaev submitted to the Parliament of Macedonia the official proposal for election of the new government. The session for election of the new government was scheduled by Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi for Saturday 29 August. PM-designate Zaev said that the new government will be efficient, stable and responsible and will focus on dealing with the ...

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Parliament Accepts Resignations of Zaev and Other MPs

The Parliament of Macedonia confirmed at Tuesday’s session the resignation of SDSM leader Zoran Zaev from the position of MP. Zaev submitted his resignation to the Parliament because he is the PM-designate in the new Government of Macedonia that is yet to be elected by the Parliament. Resignations from the MP positions are also expected by all MPs that are ...

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