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Zaev: Potential delay of Decision on negotiations to Put government in Danger

According to PM Zoran Zaev, the EU potentially delaying the decision on membership negotiations will put the government in Macedonia in danger. As he said in Brussels on Wednesday, when it comes to each decision concerning enlargement, the Bundestag must previously give a green light. “The Bundestag must send a message, if they don’t make a decision at the session ...

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Juncker, Hahn: North Macedonia ready to start EU Membership Negotiations

The PM Zoran Zaev started on Tuesday his official visit to Brussels, where he met the President of the European Commission (EC) Jean-Claude Juncker and the EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn. At a mutual press conference, Juncker and Hahn congratulated Zaev on the progress made by Macedonia so far, pointing it out as the best progress example from the entire ...

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Conference “Two Years of Government” held in Skopje

The Macedonian government organised on Sunday in Skopje a conference titled “Two Years of Government – Responsibility before the Citizens”. At the conference, PM Zoran Zaev along with all Vice-PMs, Radmila Sekerinska, Oliver Spasovski, Bujar Osmani and Koco Angjusev, spoke about the accomplishments of the government in the past two years, i.e. the first half of their mandate. “Starting with ...

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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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