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Pope Francis pays official Visit to Macedonia

The Sovereign of the Vatican City State and the Head of the Catholic Church Pope Francis visited Skopje on Tuesday. The Pope was welcome at the Skopje Airport by the PM Zoran Zaev, after which he headed towards the presidential residence on Vodno Mountain in Skopje, where he met the current President of Macedonia Gjorge Ivanov and the newly elected ...

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Stevo Pendarovski wins 2019 Presidential Election

With 100 % of processed ballots in the 2nd round of the 2019 presidential election, the State Electoral Commission (SEC) came out with the preliminary results of the election. The turnout of the citizens in the 2nd round of the election was 44.55 %, overpassing the required threshold of 40 % necessary for making a presidential election legitimate. Around 843,760 ...

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Zaev: Date for start of EU Membership Talks this June or July

The PM Zoran Zaev remains optimistic that this June the EU will determine a date for start of the membership negotiations with Macedonia. “Some media report that this decision may as well be postponed for September or October 2019. However, I can tell you that our government completed the entire Plan 18 of reforms which brought our country closer to ...

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France publishes Strategy for West Balkans

The French government published on Tuesday its Strategy for West Balkans. The publication follows the informal summit of EU and West Balkans in Berlin, co-organised by the French President Emanuel Macron, who at the moment opposes the enlargement of the EU with Macedonia and Albania. The analyses of the strategy confirm that the countries of the West Balkan (Albania, Bosnia ...

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Merkel, Macron praise Prespa Agreement and Macedonia’s Progress

  The informal summit of the EU and West Balkans kicked off in Berlin on Monday afternoon. The summit is organised by the heads of state of France and Germany, Emanuel Macron and Angela Merkel respectively. At the opening of the summit, both Merkel and macron welcomed the progress made by Macedonia processes for its integration in the EU. “We ...

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IRC: Court made Decision about Grand Mufti based on False Documents

The Basic Court Skopje 2 published on Wednesday the decision which declares that Skender Buzaku is to replace Sulejman Rexhepi as grand Mufti of the Islamic Religious Community of Macedonia (IRC). “The court acted upon a request filed on 3 April 2019 by IRC, which requires change of the person representing IRC. Acting upon the request, the Court decided on ...

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Zaev: Possible Cabinet Reshuffle after Poor Results in 1st Round of Election

After the conclusion and the poor results of the ruling alliance in the 1st round of the 2019 presidential election in Macedonia, the PM Zoran Zaev announced there is possibility of cabinet reshuffle. “I am open with you and I don’t want this to be interpreted as a simple threat. We have received our message on the first round. Many ...

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SEC: Turnout in 1st Round of Presidential Election 41.85 %

The State Electoral Commission (SEC) presented at a press conference on Monday the final results of the 1st round of the 2019 presidential election in Macedonia that took place on Sunday. “755.816 citizens out of 1.808.131 registered voters exercised their right to vote in Sunday’s press conference whereat turnout was 41.85 %. The conclusion on publishing the final results of ...

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Presidential race Continues

Three days before the first round of the presidential elections, the candidates continued their activities. The candidate supported by the SDSM-led coalition, Stevo Pendarovski, in Skopje, described the elections as a can’t-miss opportunity. “On 21 April and 5 May, citizens have a chance they mustn’t miss. That is a chance for us to stop a return towards the dark past. ...

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Presidential elections: Campaign continues

Four days before the first round of the presidential elections, the candidates continued their activities. The candidate supported by the SDSM-led coalition, Stevo Pendarovski, paid a visit to Kratovo, Probistip and Karbinci. As he said in Probistip, if somebody wants to vote for the candidate supported by the VMRO-DPMNE-led coalition, Gordana SIljanovska Davkova, that will mean a third mandate for ...

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