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Dimitrov with Moderate Optimism on Latest Brussels Announcements

The global pandemic and virtually frozen activities of European institutions is complicating Macedonia’s ability to receive the long-awaited negotiation date this month. At a virtual press conference with Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov, Germany’s Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth says he hopes Brussels will deliver on what has been promised, however it remains uncertain whether the General Affairs Council ...

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Government Adopts Additional Coronavirus Measures

The Government, at its 22nd session, proposed that the Parliament establishes a state of emergency on the territory of the country to prevent the introduction, spread and management of COVID-19. The Government, at the session held Wednesday, on the basis of Article 125 paragraph 1 of the Constitution, concluded that the Parliament should submit a Proposal to establish a state ...

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Leadership Meeting Tuesday at 12:00 at President’s Cabinet

Leadership meeting will be held at the Cabinet of President Stevo Pendarovski on Tuesday at 12:00 o’clock. The meeting will be attended by the presidents of the parliamentary political parties from the government and the opposition, who won parliamentary seats in the last parliamentary elections. According to the President’s Cabinet, the presidents of SDSM, Zoran Zaev, VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski, DUI, ...

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Lists of 15 Coalitions and Parties Submitted to SEC

15 coalitions and parties submitted candidate lists to the State Election Commission by midnight on 12 March, most of them submitting candidate lists for all six constituencies, and a few for diaspora voting. Candidate lists for the six constituencies and for the diaspora were submitted by the coalition “Never North, Always Macedonia”, DUI, the “We Can” coalition led by SDSM ...

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Leaders’ Meeting to Determine Course of Elections

Thursday at midnight is the deadline for the delivery of the lists for the early Parliamentary Elections on 12 April. SEC reports that by Wednesday, three parties have delivered their lists, and SEC Spokesperson, Admir Shabani stated that even with the coronavirus situation and the undertaken measures, SEC continues to work while respecting the Government measures and recommendations at the ...

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Dimitrov-Zaharieva: Region Prepared, EU to Fulfil Commitments

“The Western Balkans region has sent a message that it is ready to implement the essential reforms required by the European Union, and in return EU needs to fulfill its commitments to these countries. The Berlin Process encourages the resolution of bilateral issues between the countries in the region and although it helps, is not a substitute for the accession ...

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Palmer: Implementation of Prespa Agreement Key to Macedonia’s EU Progress

“The implementation of the Prespa Agreement is crucial to Macedonia’s progress towards European Union membership and these things are intertwined and mutually supportive,” stated US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia Matthew Palmer during an event in Athens by Delphi Economic Forum. Regarding the EU enlargement process and whether he expects a positive response in the near ...

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“Friends of Enlargement” Delegation in Skopje

The Foreign Ministers of Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and the Estonian Deputy Minister of European Affairs, as representatives of the EU Group Friends of Enlargement, met today with Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov where they expressed their support on Macedonia’s road to EU and NATO. Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said at a joint press conference that they appreciate the efforts Macedonian ...

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“Friends of Enlargement” Delegation in Skopje

The Foreign Ministers of Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and the Estonian Deputy Minister of European Affairs, as representatives of the EU Group Friends of Enlargement, met today with Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov where they expressed their support on Macedonia’s road to EU and NATO. Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said at a joint press conference that they appreciate the efforts Macedonian ...

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Key Witness to the Titanic 3 Case Testifies Via Video Link From Germany

The key witness in the Titanic 3 case has testified through Viber from Germany. Remzie Beslimovska, who was a member of the Election Commission in Cair during the 2013 local elections, answering the questions by Prosecutor Fetai recounted the actions taken by the defendants Ejup Alimi and Ismet Guri that day. “After the vote, Ejup Alimi and Ismet Guri came ...

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