Tag Archives: Parliament

27 April Case: Materials from Mobile Phone Taken Away from Popovski Reviewed

The trial over the 27 April 2017 attacks in Parliament continued on Monday. Evidence materials from the expertise of the mobile phone taken away from defendant Oliver Popovski were reviewed. The video taken with the mobile phone shows the crowd starting to storm Parliament’s Press-Centre, where MPs and part of their security details are located. They’re using swear words and ...

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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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Parliament Rejects Request to Put Draft Amnesty Law on Agenda

On Friday, Parliament rejected the request from VMRO-DPMNE parliamentary group coordinator Nikola Dimovski for the party’s draft law to pardon persons charged, suspected and convicted in the case concerning the 27 April 2017 attacks to be part of the 65th session. “Six-seven laws in a shortened procedure about which we weren’t informed have become part of the agenda, but our ...

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Constitutional Issues Committee adopts first Draft amendment

On Thursday, the Constitutional Committee Issues adopted the first draft amendment for a change of the Constitution, with 10 votes in favour and five against. The draft amendment proposes a replacement of “the Republic of Macedonia” with the new name everywhere in the Constitution except in Article 36, where there is a historical aspect. The debate on the second draft ...

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Constitutional Committee Starts Debate on Draft Amendments

The Parliament’s Committee on Constitutional Issues started on Wednesday the debate on the four draft amendments to the Constitution that will last a maximum of 12 days. PM Zoran Zaev presented the four draft amendments and said they were the price that Macedonia should pay for the Euro-integration process. According to him, the fact that they will apply once Greece ...

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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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Reconciliation Commission Formed

The Reconciliation Commission was formed on Tuesday in Parliament. It will be chaired by Deputy PS Frosina Tasevska-Remenski and MP Emilija Aleksandrova of the independent group of VMRO-DPMNE. The initiative was reviewed at a coordination meeting PS Talat Xhaferi had with coordinators of parliamentary groups and deputy PSs. The first meeting after the decision on the members needs to see ...

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VMRO-DPMNE submits Draft-law on Amnesty to Parliament

The coordinator of the MP group of VMRO-DPMNE Dragan Danev presented on Monday the Draft-law on Amnesty for persons involved in the 27 April Parliament Incidents. “Igor Durlovski, Vlado Jovanovski, Bogdan Ilievski, Boris Damovski and the other people involved in this case are not terrorists. That is a fact that we, the people from the government and the entire population ...

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Parties and MPs still Consulting over Constitutional Changes

The constitutional amendments that the Parliament decided to endorse last week are currently being drafted. There are ongoing consultations over the possible engagement of VMRO-DPMNE MPs in their preparation. The draft-amendments could be forwarded to the Parliament over the weekend or early next week. SDSM MP group says time is left for opposition deputies to get involved, although they voice ...

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Saiti: Amnesty issue not in Jurisdiction of Courts

The amnesty issue is discussed at a political level and is in the jurisdiction of the Parliament and other institutions, said Judges’ Association president Xhemali Saiti on Wednesday. Regarding reports over a possible amnesty of defendants in the April 27 trial, Saiti said judges and courts are doing their job regarding the initiated procedures. “The courts will continue to try ...

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