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Mickoski Urges Kovacevski and Pendarovski to Support Referendum Organisation

On Friday, VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski urged PM Dimitar Kovacevski and President Stevo Pendarovski to support the process to organise the referendum initiated by his party. As he added, they shouldn’t obstruct it in Parliament through Speaker Talat Xhaferi and should instead allow 150,000 signatures to be collected in order for citizens to be able to freely express their stand. ...

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VMRO-DPMNE: Process to Collect Signatures to Start Wednesday

Until the deal with Sofia is abandoned, VMRO-DPMNE will not support constitutional changes, opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski said at a press-conference on Tuesday. He is adamant that his party is not against Bulgarians being part of the Constitution. However, Mickoski described the deal as assimilatory, adding that it should be abandoned. The collection of signatures will start on Wednesday afternoon. ...

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VMRO-DPMNE Executive Committee Adopts Referendum Question

At a session on Monday, VMRO-DPMNE’s Executive Committee decided to adopt a referendum question. Citizens answering will say whether they are in favour of abandonment of the Law on Ratification of the Treaty on Friendship, Good-Neighbourliness, and Cooperation between Skopje and Sofia. At a press-conference, opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski said he supported EU integration, but he didn’t support assimilation and ...

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Open Balkan: Meetings Held and Deals Signed in Belgrade

On the sidelines of the Open Balkan summit in Belgrade, Justice Minister Nikola Tupanceski held a meeting with his Serbian counterpart, Maja Popovic. The meeting was attended by Livija Pavicevic, State Secretary at the Serbian Justice Ministry, and Dejan Carevic of Serbia’s Administration for Enforcement of Penal Sanctions. The Ministers agreed to hold joint conference at which experiences will be ...

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Kovacevski: Citizens Can Recognise Who Truly Works for Them

According to PM and SDSM President Dimitar Kovacevski, his party’s win in the extraordinary local elections in all places where it had a candidate is a message that citizens look forward and manage to unmask, as he says, the cheap populism. “Several things are clear from the elections. First and foremost, in tough times, citizens can recognise who truly works ...

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Severe Weather in Skopje Causes Major Problems

Multiple cars have remained stuck as a result of the heavy rainfall in Skopje on Tuesday afternoon. Fire-fighters and police teams are participating in extracting citizens from the vehicles, it was reported in the evening. Most problems were registered at the critical points of the underpasses near the Aleksandar Palace and Continental hotels, and near the former Most department store. ...

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Von der Leyen: Western Balkans Part of European Family

At the Bled Strategic Forum on Monday, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the Western Balkans are part of the European family. “Let there be no doubt: Our friends from the Western Balkans are part of our European family. The Danube, the Adriatic and the Balkan mountains have always been a link, never a border. Our economies are ...

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Kovacevski Urges All MPs to Support Integration Process

PM Dimitar Kovacevski urged, as he said on Friday, all MPs to be up to the task and support the integration process. He called for support for the constitutional changes that should be made after the end of the screening process. Through them, the Bulgarian and other communities should be part of the Preamble. According to the PM, EU membership ...

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Government Declares State of Energy Crisis Starting from 1 September

The Government of North Macedonia adopted on Thursday evening a decision to declare a state of energy crisis on the entire territory of the country. The state of energy crisis will become effective on 1 September 2022 and will last for 30 days. The government also reached a decision for declaring a state of crisis in the City of Skopje ...

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SEC Open for Appeals by Parties over Results from Saturday’s Local Elections

The State Electoral Commission (SEC) informed that political parties and candidates at the local election that was held on Saturday in Tetovo, Mavrovo-Rostuse and Centar Zupa can file appeals over the results as late as 07:00 p.m. on Monday. If appeals are filed, SEC would process them as late as Wednesday, while parties and candidates can file lawsuits over the ...

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