Tag Archives: Macedonia

Former PM Gruevski flees to Hungary and seeks Asylum

“In the last few days I have received countless threats to my life. I am in Budapest now and I have asked for political asylum from the Hungarian authorities. I will always remain true to the cause of Macedonia. I will never give up,” former PM Nikola Gruevski wrote on his official Facebook page at around 1 pm on Tuesday. ...

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Messages from Veljanoski’s Phone Presented at Trial Over 27 April Case

The trial over the 27 April 2017 attacks in Parliament continued on Tuesday. In the messages found during the expertise of former Parliament Speaker Trajko Veljanoski, Viber communication has been found in which the then-leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Nikola Gruevski, on 26 April 2017, forwarded a message to Veljanoski that he had received from the then-Director of the Public Security Bureau, ...

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Sekerinska Announces Finalisation of NATO Membership Protocol in February

The Government is in the final stage of the NATO integration process. The accession negotiations are over, while the remarks from them have been incorporated into the reform programme that should soon be adopted by the Government. The programme envisages reforms in the rule of law and fight against corruption fields. It also takes into consideration the military reforms adjusted ...

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Macedonian History Present Main Remarks about Bulgarian Textbooks

In parts of history textbooks in Bulgaria, the language of Macedonia and the language of Cyril and Methodius are treated as non-liberated Bulgarian territory and Old Bulgarian, respectively. Those are the main remarks of Macedonian historians arising from the meetings held so far of the Macedonia-Bulgaria Interdisciplinary Commission on Historical and Educational Issues. On the other hand, the Bulgarian team ...

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Trial over Titanic 2 Case Postponed for 3 December

Tuesday’s hearing over the Titanic 2 case, opened by the Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO), was postponed for 3 December. The hearing was supposed to see material evidence presented. Judge Ognen Stavrev said the defence had three days to say whether it would propose some of the defendants as witnesses. Also, he stated that he had accepted Ljupka Gugucevska, Admir Shabani ...

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PM Zaev: Money for Environment Projected

Following the O2 Coalition for Clean Air’s reactions on Tuesday about environmental protection not being mentioned anywhere in the 2019 budget projections, PM Zoran Zaev said the same day money for that purpose had been projected. As he added, the final part of the funds to that end will be announced once the draft-budget is adopted at a Government session. ...

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Empire Case: Court Freezes Companies’ Assets

The defence of businessperson Jordan Kamcev, who is detained within the frameworks of the Empire case, opened by the Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO), will request for the decision on the detention order to be re-examined because it considers that he was detained by the SPO without a court warrant and taken to court while his companies were being searched. According ...

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Deputy PM Osmani Visiting Brussels

On Monday, the Deputy PM for European Affairs, Bujar Osmani, who is also the Chief Political Negotiator and Head of the Macedonian Delegation for Negotiations with the EU, started a working visit to Brussels. There, he held an informal briefing with Working Party on the Western Balkans Region (COWEB) representatives. At the meeting, he informed about the current situation in ...

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Four Draft Amendments Pass Filters at both Committees

The four draft amendments in the constitutional changes procedure passed the filters at both the Constitutional Issues and Legislative Committees. The debate at both bodies was simultaneous and lasted five days instead of the envisaged 12. Now, the draft amendments need to be determined at a plenary session, which will require a simple majority of 61 votes. The draft amendments ...

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VMRO-DPMNE Leader Mickoski: Macedonia Living Darkest Moments

In an interview with the Kurir portal, VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski levels fierce accusations against the SDSM-led government. “Macedonia is living its darkest moments,” he says. According to Mickoski, the economy is faced with a huge number of problems because of several reasons, including failure to open factories. “We’re only seeing a confrontation between oligarchs for finding room under the ...

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