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SEC President Derkoski: No phantom Voters in voter List

Over 2,600 citizens have checked their data in the State Election Commission’s (SEC) regional offices, while over 1,110 members of the diaspora have applied to vote in the referendum, the SEC said on Friday. Most of the diaspora members’ applications have been accepted. There have been no problems with the insight into the voter list. According to SEC President Oliver ...

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ODIHR to send Observation mission for Referendum

ODIHR will send an observation mission to Macedonia for the name referendum. Following the assessment, ODIHR’s experts recommended 250 short-term and 20 long-term observers for the process on 30 September. The decision, according to ODIHR, aims to raise the trust in the way the referendum is held because the election observation boards will include no representatives of the political parties. ...

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Referendum: 862 applications Filed by Diaspora members so far

Through the web application 862 applications by citizens for voting at Macedonia’s diplomatic-consular missions abroad were filed by 2 pm on Wednesday. 836 have been accepted, 19 have been rejected, while the rest are being processed. Most of the applications were filed for voting in Bern, 72, London, 69, Toronto, 57, Ljubljana, 48, and Canberra, 36. Until Tuesday, 1,967 citizens ...

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Velkovski dismissed as Public Security Bureau Head at Government’s session

Within the frameworks of the session it held on Tuesday, the government dismissed Lazo Velkovski as Public Security Bureau Director, upon a proposal from Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski. It remains unknown who will succeed him. Until the successor is appointed, the Bureau will be headed by Deputy Director Besir Deari. Spasovski had filed the dismissal proposal because of the use ...

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17th anniversary of Ohrid Framework Agreement marked

The marking of the 17th anniversary of the signing of the Ohrid Framework Agreement saw the Secretariat for European Affairs organise on Monday the panel “The road to Brussels via Ohrid”. Participants underlined the importance of the document as an instrument and example of resolving conflicts in the region and beyond. Also, they said they were sure that it had ...

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PM Zaev Responds to Reactions in Bulgaria about Comments on Ilinden Uprising

“The friendship and cooperation between Macedonia and Bulgaria are honest,” PM Zoran Zaev writes on Facebook in response to the debate in the neighbouring country, following his comments that the Ilinden Uprising is Macedonian. According to him, both citizens and criticisers in the two countries should have no dilemmas regarding the positive development of the relations between the two sides ...

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PM Zaev meets NATO Supreme Commander Scaparrotti

The Prime Minister of Macedonia Zoran Zaev met on Thursday afternoon the Head of the US European Command and NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, General Curtis Scaparrotti. At the meeting, as reported by the Government via a press release, Zaev thanked Scaparrotti and the entire NATO Alliance for the invite for Macedonia to become its 30th member-state. “The invite for NATO ...

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Sekerinska: We Believe Majority of Citizens will Vote “Yes” in Referendum

Vice-PM and Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska says in an interview for Kanal 5 that she believes the citizens would support the referendum on the Prespa Agreement in order to provide better future for their children. “We are organising this referendum in order to consult the citizens about our further steps in the ratification of the Macedonia-Greece Name Issue Agreement. The ...

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Fouere: Debate Necessary for Successful Referendum

Former EU Ambassador to Macedonia Erwan Fouere believes that the Macedonian Government should start an intense information campaign before the referendum concerning the Macedonia-Greece Name Issue Agreement and the country’s integration in EU and NATO. “An inclusive public debate at both national and local level will be essential to ensure that citizens are given all the information needed to determine ...

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Joseph: Macedonia-Greece Name Issue Agreement Worthy of Nobel Prize

In an interview for the Greek Athens-Macedonia News Agency (ANA-MPA), political analyst and former member of the International Crisis Group Edward Joseph says the agreement on the name issue reached between Macedonia and Greece deserves a Nobel Prize because it has created a new model for resolution of international disputes. “The real reason why this agreement deserves the Nobel Prize ...

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