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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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Stevo Pendarovski inaugurated as President

At a ceremony in Parliament on Sunday, Stevo Pendarovski was officially inaugurated as President. In his speech, he said he would respect all citizens, not just those that had voted for him. “As President, I will get engaged in the diplomatic efforts for full-fledged NATO membership of ours, as well as for a start of negotiations with the EU,” Pendarovski ...

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SCPC opens Cases against PM Zaev, Vice-PM Angjusev and other Officials

The State Commission for Prevention of Corruption (SCPC) held a public session on Thursday in which it opened several cases against current and former state officials. SCPC opened cases against the PM Zoran Zaev related to the business complexes “Carevi Kuli” and “Global”, as well as the recently closed bribery case in which Zaev demands bribery from a businessman for ...

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Government, Opposition still with no Agreement over Law on SPO

The teams of the government and of the opposition held a new meeting for negotiations over the draft-law on the Special Public Prosecution (SPO), but once again failed to reach agreement over the law. The head of the governmental team, Justice Minister Renata Deskoska said that the government will never accept changes to the law text that contain a concealed ...

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