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Government and VMRO-DPMNE Still Divided over Early Elections Issue

PM Dimitar Kovacevski hopes the enlargement process, which is founded on a methodology of opening chapters, will not be affected by the adjustment of the Union to the new geopolitical surrounding. According to VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski, North Macedonia has done a lot for Europe and its values. As he added on Thursday, it deserved to start negotiations a long ...

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Macron Encourages Skopje and Sofia to Swiftly Continue Dialogue

The Elysee Palace has issued a press-release over French President Emmanuel Macron’s consecutive phone conversations with Bulgarian President Rumen Radev, Bulgarian PM Kiril Petkov, and Petkov’s counterpart from North Macedonia, Dimitar Kovacevski. The goal of the three conversations, during the French Presidency of the EU, was to encourage the two countries to swiftly continue the dialogue over the dispute. Macron ...

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Trade Union and Education Ministry Reach Deal on Salary Increase of 15%

On Tuesday, the Trade Union of Education, Science, and Culture held a new meeting with the Education and Science Ministry. Minister Jeton Shaqiri said both sides had accepted the mediator’s proposals regarding all open topics and reasons for the strike. The salary increase will be 15% and start in September. There will be no cuts for the period when the ...

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PM Kovacevski: VMRO-DPMNE Blocking Parliament for Political Reasons

According to PM Dimitar Kovacevski, VMRO-DPMNE is blocking Parliament for political reasons, in order to secure intra-party positions. As he said on Monday, a difficult year is ahead, which is why the blockades should stop, so that the laws to improve the standards are adopted. Kovacevski’s stand is that VMRO-DPMNE is the only opposition party with an irresponsible approach. “I ...

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Borislavova: Petkov Not to Visit Skopje 22 May

Skopje and Sofia are negotiating but they are far from a solution on paper. On Sunday, information arrived from Bulgaria that there will be no visit. Bulgarian PM Kiril Petkov and Government representatives will not visit North Macedonia on 22 May. The reasons are neither technical nor the agenda of the two PMs, but rather expectations not fulfilled by Skopje, ...

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SDSM-VMRO-DPMNE Accusations in Parliament Continue

“The opposition’s blockades of Parliament have failed. The agenda has been voted through,” SDSM said on Thursday. As the party’s Parliamentary Group Coordinator, Jovan Mitreski, said, SDSM will not allow Hristijan Mickoski and VMRO-DPMNE to take the country back. On the other hand, VMRO-DPMNE said it would expose with the active blockade all policies of the Government it tried to ...

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Kovacevski Holds Meeting with Borrell in Brussels

Arriving at the dinner he organised for the six leaders of the Western Balkans in Brussels, Josep Borrell, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, stated on Wednesday that he expected a collective, strategic, open, and substantial conversation with the “closest partners and future members of the EU” over the need for unity so ...

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VMRO-DPMNE Blockade of Parliament Starts

The active blockade of VMRO-DPMNE and its coalition partners in Parliament has started. On Tuesday, they were holding banners in front of the rostrum. Also, they criticised the ruling coalition partners for being constantly late to the plenary session. “You accuse us of blocking, whereas you are the ones actually doing that. You are the blockade of the country. You ...

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Ecumenical Patriarchate Recognises Ohrid Archdiocese as Canonical

The recognition of the Ohrid Archdiocese took place today by the Ecumenical Patriarchate, during the meeting of the Holy Synod, and after an in-depth discussion, Orthodox Times reported on Monday. As the Ecumenical Patriarchate announced, it accepts in Eucharistic communion “the hierarchy, clergy, and people of this Church under Archbishop Stephen.” In this way, as argued in the communiqué, it ...

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There Will Be No Leadership Meeting for Early Parliamentary Elections

Prime Minister Kovacevski rejected the offer of the opposition leader Mickoski to sit at the table and discuss the topic of when to hold early parliamentary elections. He reiterated that it is irresponsible for him to impose this issue, when the country is facing numerous crises, rising food and energy prices, but also at a time when war is taking ...

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