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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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Government Decides to Send 100,000 Euro Aid to Greece

Macedonia’s government has decided Tuesday to send MKD six million (about EUR 100,000) as urgent help for neighbouring Greece to battle wildfires that killed dozens of people near Athens. It has furthermore decided to set up a body to monitor the situation and coordinate humanitarian assistance, the government said in a press release. A decision has been also made on ...

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Committee on European Affairs Concludes Debate on Need for Amending Code

The amendments to the Electoral Code were adopted at the Committee for European Affairs without reviewing single amendments of the total 400 amendments filed by opposition VMRO-DPMNE. Committee Chair Artan Grubi said the debate had to be ended within two days. Next the amendments are either to be voted at a plenary session or an agreement is to be reached ...

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Leaders Meeting in Shortened Format Held, Still no Agreement

The leaders’ meeting on Thursday, taking place in shortened format i.e. the leaders and one representatives from the four biggest political parties, was concluded after nearly four hours, but no agreement was reached around the issues related to the coming referendum and the formation of the State Election Commission. The meeting was attended by the leaders of SDSM, DUI, VMRO-DPMNE ...

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Mickoski Leaves Leaders’ Meeting; Possible Referendum Question Presented

‘Are you in favour of EU and NATO membership by accepting the Agreement between the Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Greece’ is the possible referendum question as stated by PM Zoran Zaev following the leaders meeting held in the MPs Club.At the meeting which lasted for more than four hours the leaders of parliamentary parties with more than ...

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Parliament Votes in Need for Amending Electoral Code Related to SEC

The parliament voted in the need for amending the Electoral Code. The amendments were sought by the government in order to prevent the obstruction from the opposition regarding the election of composition of the State Election Commission. The law was drafted with European flag and the procedure is to be led in shortened procedure. Opposition VMRO-DPMNE fiercely reacted to the ...

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