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Reactions to EC Progress Report continue

SDSM is satisfied with the EC Progress Report on Macedonia. “We received yesterday the most positive Report. The European Commission gave a clean, unconditional recommendation for a start of EU negotiations for the Republic of North Macedonia. Our country is pointed out as ‘a shining example’ in the entire region,” SDSM MP Hari Lokvenec says. Commenting on the matter, VMRO-DPMNE, ...

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EC recommends Unconditional start of Negotiations for Macedonia

The European Commission (EC) has recommended an unconditional start of negotiations with the country, but everything depends on the European Council’s decision, the EU’s Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, and the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, explained at a press-conference on Wednesday, presenting the 2019 Progress Report on the ...

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New reactions to Staff-related developments at SDSM and announced Reshuffle

“SDSM is essentially changing itself in the interest of the country and citizens,” Kostadin Kostadinov, spokesperson for the ruling party, said on Tuesday regarding the latest developments within the frameworks of SDSM. He also announced the start of the process for new heads of municipal organisations. “Through a public, open call, the process for self-nomination of heads of SDSM’s municipal ...

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Reactions to decisions Announced after Sunday’s SDSM Central Board session

Commenting on the decisions announced after the session of SDSM’s Central Board on Sunday, Skopje Mayor Petre SIlegov, who’s among the six persons that are no longer Vice Presidents of the party, said there should be a distinction between the words “dismissed”, “replaced” and “resigned”. “I, together with the other friends, SDSM Vice Presidents, had offered our resignations last week ...

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Zaev: SDSM Executive Board, Vice Presidents and Secretaries dismissed

SDSM’s whole Executive Board, all six Vice Presidents of the party, the Organisational Secretary, the Sec Gen, the Women’s Forum Coordinator and the International Secretary were dismissed during the session of the ruling party’s Central Board on Sunday. This was announced by PM and party leader Zoran Zaev after the end of the session. He thanked everyone for their terms. ...

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Zaev describes Statements made by Officials from DUI as ‘Rashomon effect’

The statements made by officials from DUI about the so-called broom process were described on Wednesday by PM and SDSM leader Zoran Zaev as “a Rashomon effect”. In his view, officials from all parties will be dismissed. “I will not allow an impression to be created that parties are stronger than the state,” he added. Zaev didn’t comment on the ...

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PM Zaev and Commissioner Hahn present Positive expectations About EU path

  “Today, we’re ready both politically and institutionally. We firmly believe we deserve a merit-based decision and believe that the EU, too, will deliver,” PM Zoran Zaev said on Monday, within the frameworks of the Vienna Economic Forum. The PM expects the country to get a date to start membership negotiations because it has shown how long-lasting problems can be ...

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Committee reportedly not to Debate Gruevski’s mandate Issue

Parliament’s Committee on Mandatory-Immunity Issues will reportedly not debate the issue of former PM Nikola Gruevski’s MP mandate. According to reports, MP Pavle Bogoevski, Chairperson of the Committee, announced there would be a session but afterwards said he would schedule it after the end of the session of the Defence Committee at which amendments to the laws concerning the new ...

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PM Zaev: Changes related to Reshuffle to be Finished by month’s End

PM Zoran Zaev said on Wednesday that the changes in terms of the announced reshuffle would be finished by the end of May. He announced changes within the frameworks of his party, SDSM, too. In the coming days, Zaev will meet coalition partner Ali Ahmeti, leader of DUI, for consultations over the issue. The PM still doesn’t know how many ...

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Ambassador Zbogar holds Meetings with Pendarovski and Siljanovska Davkova

The EU Ambassador to Macedonia, Samuel Zbogar, held a meeting on Monday with new President Stevo Pendarovski, expressing hope for successful cooperation in the days and months ahead on Macedonia’s road to EU integration. As Zbogar added, he’s encouraged by Pendarovski’s messages about reconciliation, extending an arm and unification of all political forces in the country. Pendarovski, according to the ...

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