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Dimitrov Talks on Bulgaria Issue

“There can be no progress in the talks with Bulgaria and unblocking of Macedonia’s European integration because official Sofia is blackmailing us and violating the Good Neighbor Agreement,” said Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Nikola Dimitrov. According to Dimitrov, Bulgaria has violated Article 2 of the Agreement, which stipulates that they would aid on the European path, will not ...

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Pendarovski: Breakthrough Urgently Needed in WB’s European Integration

“The Western Balkans face serious challenges in terms of its European integration aspirations. The stalemate in European integration frustrates the citizens, a stable Western Balkans requires a breakthrough, and we are ready for a constructive dialogue with Bulgaria,” said President Stevo Pendarovski in his 15-minute address to the 76th United Nations General Assembly in New York. “It is high time ...

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Zaev: Law on Use of Languages Remains Regardless of Census

“The law on the use of languages, the rights of Albanians and the smaller communities remain absolutely the same and it does not change depending on the total number of enumerated citizens, depending on residents or non-residents and we all understand that,” said Prime Minister Zoran Zaev at the press-conference at the Government, answering a journalist question which data arising ...

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Two MoFA Employees Did Not Pass Security Vetting

The initial results from the beginning of the vetting of the diplomats at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs show that the employment contracts of two people will be terminated because they do not have a security certificate from the security services, informed Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani. “A person during the security status check was denied the request for a security ...

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Third TV Duel Between Zaev and Mickoski Held

The fire in Tetovo and the death of 14 people, the census, and the elections were the topic of Monday’s duel between the Prime Minister and leader of SDSM, Zoran Zaev and the President of VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski on Kanal 5. Zaev called not to use the tragedy in Tetovo for daily political points. He reiterated that he would first ...

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Protest March in Tetovo Turns Violent, 4 Police Officers Injured

Protest march was held in Tetovo on Friday, from which the participants demanded responsibility for the 14 lives lost during the fire in the Tetovo modular hospital, which occurred on 8 September. The gathering place was the town square in Tetovo, where one of the citizens held an address, saying that he had come because his sister had died in ...

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Zaev: Joint Session with Kosovo Govt. Confirmation of Excellent Relations

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev opened the joint session of the governments of North Macedonia and Kosovo with another welcome to Prime Minister Albin Kurti, who is leading the government from Pristina on a working visit to Skopje. The first joint session of the two governments, said Prime Minister Zaev is another confirmation of the excellent friendly relations, close cooperation, continuous ...

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Parliament Adopts Amendments to Electoral Code

Parliament resumed its 50th session, on the agenda of which are about forty draft laws in the first and second reading, decisions, authentic interpretations, as well as annual reports and started working at a new 52nd session, with a single item on the agenda Draft-Law on Amendments to the Electoral Code, in a shortened procedure, proposed by a group of ...

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Merkel: Macedonia and Albania Have Met Conditions for Membership

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a joint news conference with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama that Albania and Macedonia had met the conditions for membership in the European Union. “Both Albania and Macedonia have met the set conditions to start membership negotiations. Unfortunately, this was not achieved due to the Bulgarian veto, but we promised to be close to this ...

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Zaev Did Not Make Statements Out of Respect for Days of Mourning

On Monday, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev broke the silence and answered questions related to the accident in Tetovo where 14 people passed away. He said that he respected the days of mourning, so he refrained from making statements. He said that the investigation will show the correctness of the facility where the patients were accommodated, and that he will wait ...

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