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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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PM Zaev: Macedonia needs Wise Politicians to Provide a Better Future

In these crucial moments Macedonia needs unity, responsible politicians that will enable citizens to voice their opinion on the country’s future at a referendum, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev says in an interview with 1TV. “President Gjorge Ivanov and the opposition VMRO-DPMNE have been staunch advocates of a referendum for over a decade and now oppose the process, which is a ...

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President Ivanov Address on Ilinden; Opposition to ‘Greek Agreement’

Macedonia is not private property, with its attributes and values to be traded by some. It is not personal property to be sold, Macedonia is not a no man’s land that anyone can claim. Macedonia belongs to the people who have created it, President Gjorge Ivanov said in Krusevo. In an address at the site Meckin Kamen at a ceremony ...

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PM Zaev Appeals to Citizens to Vote at Referendum for their Future

At a press conference Tuesday Prime Minister Zoran Zaev appealed to citizens of the Republic of Macedonia to go out at the referendum slated for 30 September, highlighting now is the moment for each citizen to take responsibility for the future. “Each of you is obliged to take responsibility for their future and the future of own country. Your vote ...

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Parliament Adopts Decision for Announcing Referendum on 30 Sep.

The Macedonian parliament with 68 votes in favour and no abstentions or against adopted decision for announcing name referendum on 30 September 2018 which will be of consultative nature. The decision for calling the referendum was adopted by absolute majority of the total number of MPs. The referendum question will read as follows: ‘Are you in favour of EU and ...

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Romanian PM Dancila Meets Macedonian Counterpart

The NATO membership invitation for Macedonia is very important for you, but it is also important for us. We support the country’s EU integration process, which in fact requires the name referendum in late September to be successful, Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă told a news conference in Skopje alongside her Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev. “My visit here several months ...

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PM Zaev Responds to MP Questions

Speaking of reforms taken in all spheres prior to the EU accession talks in June 2019, PM Zoran Zaev at the MP Q&A session called on the parliament to unblock the Law on Media and the Law on Agency for Audio and Audio-Visual Media Services (AAVMU). According to Zaev, reforms in the public administration should lead to depoliticised and professional ...

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Parliament Forms SEC; Amends Government and Party Funding Laws

Within its 56th session the Parliament of Macedonia with 100 votes in favour and without any against or abstentions elected the President, Vice President and members of the State Election Commission. The continuation of the session also saw adoption of amendments to the Electoral Code with 99 votes in favour and the laws on Government and funding of political parties ...

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