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FM Dimitrov Issues Statement on Latest Developments Related to Gruevski

“Nikola Gruevski is the one who managed to reduce Macedonia to a captured state under his reign, as per the report of the European Commission back in 2016,” FM Nikola Dimitrov said in a statement on Wednesday on the latest developments related to the former PM. The FM pointed to the content of the wire-tapped materials. “All of us here, ...

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Constitutional Issues Committee adopts 2nd, 3rd and 4th draft Amendment

On Friday, the Parliament’s Constitutional Issues Committee adopted the text of the second draft amendment, according to which ASNOM’s decisions in the Constitution will be replaced with the Proclamation. The Ohrid Framework Agreement, too, is becoming part of the Constitution. At the session, VMRO-DPMNE’s MPs criticised the text, whereas SDSM considers that there is nothing problem with the inclusion of ...

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Slovenian FM Says Process in Parliament is Legitimate

Slovenian Foreign Minister Miro Cerar at Wednesday’s joint press conference with FM Nikola Dimitrov said that he is aware that the consultative referendum did not meet the fundamental legal requirements to be valid, however Slovenia considers that the result brought convincing message to continue the political processes for EU integration, i.e. for joining NATO.  We consider that the process happening ...

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FM Dimitrov Letter to Kotzias on Resignation

Macedonia’s FM Nikola Dimitrov wished success to Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias, who resigned on Wednesday and promised commitment in the process of finalizing the Prespa Agreement.  “In only one year, we managed to achieve something that in the past 27 years was considered to be impossible – we brought our two countries closer and we signed the historic Prespa ...

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Greek PM Tsipras Encourages Macedonian Officials to Continue Process

I encourage the neighbor to proceed with determination and courage and to make the decisive step while completing the obligations stemming from the historic Prespa Agreement, because there will be no other opportunity, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said speaking to reporters after accepting the resignation of FM Nikos Kotzias. In a four-minute statement Tsipras conveyed several messages referring to ...

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Kotzias – Mass Discuss Prespa Agreement

The Greek Parliament has a majority to ratify the Prespa Agreement, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said Thursday after a meeting with his German counterpart Heiko Maas. FM Maas visited Macedonia earlier this week as part of his regional tour, where he held talks with top state officials. Maas and Kotzias discussed the Prespa Agreement calling it ‘historic’ and ‘a ...

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FM Dimitrov Special Guest at Salzburg 2018 Festival Opening

Macedonia’s Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov was a special guest at the opening ceremony of the Salzburg Festival 2018 on an invitation of Karin Kneissl, Federal Minister for Europe of Austria – current holder of the EU Presidency. The guest list also included the Portuguese President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the Prime Ministers of the Czech Republic and Estonia, Andrej Babis ...

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FM Dimitrov Report in Parliament Delayed Again

The Parliament’s foreign policy committee, where Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov was supposed to deliver a presentation of Macedonia’s foreign policy, didn’t open a discussion for a second day in a row after committee chairman Antonio Milososki kept on insisting that the MPs holding security clearance should be given classified documents from two meetings of top government officials and the President ...

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FM Dimitrov Report on Foreign Policy Delayed

Chair of the Committee for Foreign affairs from the ranks of VMRO-DPMNE Antonijo Milososki did not allow FM Nikola Dimitrov to address Wednesday’s session before they have insight into the classified documents from the leaders’ meetings held in January and May this year about the name issue. Thus, the address of the FM was delayed. Namely, Milosoksi demands that MPs ...

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Minister Roth Meets PM Zaev and Opposition Leader Mickoski

Head of the Government Zoran Zaev welcomed a delegation from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs led by Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth. At the meeting PM Zaev reflected on the current political situation in the country with special accent on the process of attaining political consent around basic principles and issues related to realisation of the referendum ...

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