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New round of Negotiations on SPO status to be held Thursday

The new round of negotiations on the part of the Public Prosecutor’s Office Draft Law concerning the Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) will take place at the Justice Ministry on Thursday. VMRO-DPMNE said on Wednesday that its amendments were based on the three principles announced by it previously: implementation of international standards, protection of fundamental human rights, as well as independence, ...

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Zaev-Mickoski televised Debate marked by Different stands on Many issues

As expected, Tuesday’s televised debate between PM and SDSM leader Zoran Zaev and VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski was marked by different stands on a huge number of issues. Regarding the part of the Public Prosecutor’s Office Draft Law concerning the Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO), despite both politicians saying they wished for compromise to be reached, they have different views on ...

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New name to be put on Government’s building in both Macedonian and Albanian

The procedure to put the country’s new name on the Government’s building will be carried out after the elections. According to Government Sec Gen , the procedure requires procedures concerning tenders. “You can expect that to happen after the elections, considering that tender procedures that are not in the Annual Plan for Public Procurements cannot be implemented during elections,” he ...

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IRC threatens Government over Denationalisation process

On Friday, the Islamic Religious Community threatened the government, that is, it said the authorities had 10 days to solve the processes for denationalisation of the waqf property. If not, it will inform Muslims in 700 mosques before the start of the election campaign that there is a slow, selective and discriminatory denationalisation process for the IRC’s property. It asked ...

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SEC confirms Candidacies filed by Pendarovski and Siljanovska Davkova

On Thursday, the State Election Commission (SEC) confirmed the candidacies filed by Stevo Pendarovski and Gordana Siljanovska Davkova. That means that there are now three official candidates in the presidential race, those two and Blerim Reka. The same day, Macedonia Blocks filed a criminal charge against the SEC members. According to the movement, several crimes were committed by them that ...

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Mickoski and Siljanovska Davkova hold Meetings in Brussels

Within the frameworks of their visit to Brussels, VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski and his party’s presidential candidate, Gordana Siljanovska Davkova, met on Wednesday with MEPs Eduard Kukan and Marijana Petir. As Mickoski said, the legal state and rule of law have been endangered in Macedonia, which is also faced with widespread corruption. “That has also been noted in relevant reports ...

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EC praises Macedonia, but Also reiterates Reforms aren’t Finished

Praise for the reforms, but also a reminder that they’re still not finished were the messages sent by the European Commission after the 15th meeting of the Stabilisation and Association Council between Macedonia and the European Union, held on Tuesday in Brussels. Despite the very positive reaction of the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, ...

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Working breakfast: Dutch FM Blok underlines Importance of reforms

The Netherlands and France are still reserved in terms of whether Macedonia is genuinely ready to start EU membership negotiations. The two countries were greatly reserved also during in June 2018. However, after Monday’s working breakfast with EU FMs, it became clear that, finally, seriously fighting crime and corruption as well as genuine implementation of reforms will be of key ...

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27 April case: 16 defendants Given combined Sentence of 211 years in Prison

The verdicts in the trial over the 27 April 2017 attacks in Parliament were announced on Friday. Former Public Security Bureau Director Mitko Cavkov was sentenced to 18 years in prison. Dusko Lazarov, Mitko Pesov, Goran Gjosevski, Munir Pepic, Jane Cento, Vlatko Trajkovski and Nikola Mitrevski were each given 15 years. Vilijam Mihajlovski was sentenced to 14 years in prison, ...

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Laskarci crash: Six faced With investigative Procedure

On Thursday, the Prosecutor’s Office launched an investigative procedure against six persons over the bus crash near Laskarci. Seven people were detained. An investigation was launched into six of them, while a precaution measure was requested for the seventh person. Prosecutor Saso Rajcev stated at a press-conference that the driver, who was among the suspects, had been driving over the ...

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