Tag Archives: Gjorge Ivanov

Tank Case: Committee Recommends Revocation of Gruevski’s MP Mandate

On Wednesday, the Committee on Mandatory-Immunity Issues, with a majority votes in favour, accepted the Court’s request and recommended Parliament to take away Nikola Gruevski’s MP mandate because of the two-year sentence in the Tank case. Five of the nine Committee members voted in favour. The vote wasn’t attended by the VMRO-DPMNE members. Though they had come for the session, ...

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President Ivanov Opens Conference on Samuel State

President Gjorge Ivanov opened Thursday a conference organized by the National Committee on Byzantine and Medieval Studies titled “The Samuel State – 1,000 Years later”, making a parallel between the circumstances that had led to the collapse of the Samuel empire and the current developments in Macedonia.  “A millennium ago, the Samuel state had faced similar challenges as the contemporary ...

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President Ivanov Message on Revolution Day

President Gjorge Ivanov extended Tuesday greetings on October 23-Day of Macedonian Revolutionary Struggle. “The greatest goal of one nation is to create its own state. This day is key in the Macedonian revolutionary struggle for achievement of that goal. On this day 125 years ago, several brave Macedonians established the Macedonian revolutionary committee that gave hope to the people, while ...

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President Ivanov Meets Czech Leaders

President Gjorge Ivanov, on day two of his official visit to the Czech Republic, met with Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, Chairman of the Lower House of Parliament Radek Vondráček, and Milan Štěch, President of the Senate of Parliament of the Czech Republic. At their joint meeting, Ivanov and Babiš confirmed their commitment to improving mutual friendship and support at ...

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Czech President Welcomes Macedonian Counterpart in Prague

The low turnout in the referendum may be a result of boycott, indifference or poorly defined question and it’s up to Macedonia to come to a conclusion on the matter, Czech President Milos Zeman said Thursday in Prague at a joint press conference with his Macedonian counterpart Gjorge Ivanov. It’s a fact, Ivanov said, that the referendum in Macedonia was ...

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President Ivanov Receives Credentials from UK and Saudi Arabia Ambassadors

President Gjorge Ivanov on Thursday in Ohrid was presented with the credentials of the new ambassadors of the UK and Saudi Arabia to Macedonia. While receiving the credentials of British Ambassador Rachel Galloway, President Ivanov said there was joint interest to further strengthen the excellent ties between the two countries, especially in terms of business cooperation and trade, his office ...

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President Ivanov Meets Moldovan Officials

President Gjorge Ivanov met Wednesday with Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip and Parliament Speaker Andrian Candu. Ivanov and Filip welcomed the friendly relations between the two countries, expressing interest to boosting overall bilateral cooperation, Ivanov’s office said in a press release. They also examined the opportunities to increase economic cooperation through use of present potentials and improving the agreed framework ...

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Parliament Revote on Name Issue Agreement Ratification scheduled for 5 July

A session in which MPs will vote again for the law ratifying the name agreement has been scheduled on Thursday (July 5), it was agreed Monday in a coordination meeting of Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi and coordinators of parliamentary groups. Last week, a decision of President Gjorge Ivanov was forwarded to the Assembly saying he would not sign the decree ...

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Vice-PM Osmani: Team for Screening Process to be complete by 17 July

The Vice-PM for European Affairs Bujar Osmani announced at a press conference on Saturday that Macedonia will complete its team for the screening process for M accession in the EU by 17 July 2018. “We will have to produce names by July 17, when the screening process is to be launched. This includes the chief political negotiator and the technical ...

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Reactions to President Ivanov’s Decision not to Sign Decree for Name Deal

Government spokesperson Mile Bosnjakovski said on Tuesday that President Gjorge Ivanov’s decision and non-signing of the decree for ratification of the name agreement would not impact the deal’s implementation. “As far as Ivanov’s decision is concerned, it had been expected. However, it doesn’t affect the steps, i.e. the implementation of the stages of the agreement. The Greek government has already ...

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