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PM Kovacevski: VMRO-DPMNE Blocking Parliament for Political Reasons

According to PM Dimitar Kovacevski, VMRO-DPMNE is blocking Parliament for political reasons, in order to secure intra-party positions. As he said on Monday, a difficult year is ahead, which is why the blockades should stop, so that the laws to improve the standards are adopted. Kovacevski’s stand is that VMRO-DPMNE is the only opposition party with an irresponsible approach. “I ...

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Borislavova: Petkov Not to Visit Skopje 22 May

Skopje and Sofia are negotiating but they are far from a solution on paper. On Sunday, information arrived from Bulgaria that there will be no visit. Bulgarian PM Kiril Petkov and Government representatives will not visit North Macedonia on 22 May. The reasons are neither technical nor the agenda of the two PMs, but rather expectations not fulfilled by Skopje, ...

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SDSM-VMRO-DPMNE Accusations in Parliament Continue

“The opposition’s blockades of Parliament have failed. The agenda has been voted through,” SDSM said on Thursday. As the party’s Parliamentary Group Coordinator, Jovan Mitreski, said, SDSM will not allow Hristijan Mickoski and VMRO-DPMNE to take the country back. On the other hand, VMRO-DPMNE said it would expose with the active blockade all policies of the Government it tried to ...

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Kovacevski Holds Meeting with Borrell in Brussels

Arriving at the dinner he organised for the six leaders of the Western Balkans in Brussels, Josep Borrell, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, stated on Wednesday that he expected a collective, strategic, open, and substantial conversation with the “closest partners and future members of the EU” over the need for unity so ...

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VMRO-DPMNE Blockade of Parliament Starts

The active blockade of VMRO-DPMNE and its coalition partners in Parliament has started. On Tuesday, they were holding banners in front of the rostrum. Also, they criticised the ruling coalition partners for being constantly late to the plenary session. “You accuse us of blocking, whereas you are the ones actually doing that. You are the blockade of the country. You ...

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Ecumenical Patriarchate Recognises Ohrid Archdiocese as Canonical

The recognition of the Ohrid Archdiocese took place today by the Ecumenical Patriarchate, during the meeting of the Holy Synod, and after an in-depth discussion, Orthodox Times reported on Monday. As the Ecumenical Patriarchate announced, it accepts in Eucharistic communion “the hierarchy, clergy, and people of this Church under Archbishop Stephen.” In this way, as argued in the communiqué, it ...

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There Will Be No Leadership Meeting for Early Parliamentary Elections

Prime Minister Kovacevski rejected the offer of the opposition leader Mickoski to sit at the table and discuss the topic of when to hold early parliamentary elections. He reiterated that it is irresponsible for him to impose this issue, when the country is facing numerous crises, rising food and energy prices, but also at a time when war is taking ...

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119th Anniversary of Goce Delcev’s Death Marked by State

President Stevo Pendarovski laid flowers at the grave of Goce Delcev in the church “St. Spas”, on the occasion of the 119th anniversary of his death. “Today we mark 119 years since the death of the Macedonian revolutionary and visionary #GoceDelcev. He is not only the apostle of the Macedonian revolution, he is a world humanist with high international and ...

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Landsbergis: Two More Months for Positive Result During French Presidency

“No country can hold the entire accession process hostage and I have mentioned this very clearly,” said Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis at a news conference after meeting with Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani. EU member states will support the start of negotiations with the Republic of North Macedonia. According to him, it is high time to ask questions about the ...

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VMRO-DPMNE Adamant with Request for Leadership Meeting

“VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski’s offer for a leadership meeting is still valid, although Prime Minister Kovacevski expressly rejected it,” said Vice President of VMRO-DPMNE Aleksandar Nikoloski. Meanwhile, the opposition party demands the inclusion of their teams in the creation of state strategies, which according to them would be helpful in resolving crises, and as soon as possible a date for ...

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