Tag Archives: Parliament

JPC Meeting: Country Notes Huge Breakthrough after years of Stalemate

Macedonia should fully implement the reforms deemed necessary for full-fledged membership into the European Union. The country has noted a huge breakthrough after years spent in the Union’s waiting room and now it is faced with a vital moment for its future following years of political turmoil. These are some of the recommendations of the 15th meeting of EU-Macedonia Joint ...

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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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Referendum Likely to be Scheduled on Monday

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev has said that the referendum should be scheduled by July 30 in order to take place on September 30, especially after the formation of the State Election Commission (SEC), which members are to be sworn in on Monday. PM Zaev has voiced belief that the Parliament would take a decision over the referendum even without the ...

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Derkoski: SEC to Work in Line with Laws

New State Election Commission (SEC) president Oliver Derkoski has told MIA that the Commission will first be constituted and afterwards implement the name referendum. “The first step will be SEC’s constitutive session, followed by the implementation of a referendum. I hope we will be successful in responding to the tasks at hand, in compliance with the laws and the Constitution,” ...

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VMRO-DPMNE: SEC Composition after Agreed Laws are Passed

First all things that were agreed at the leaders’ meeting should pass in the parliament i.e. the law on funding of parties, law on technocratic government and afterwards the SEC composition will be elected. This is the reaction of VMRO-DPMNE as to why the SEC has not been formed as yet as previously it was agreed that the SEC composition ...

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53rd Parliament session; Amendments Adopted

Within the 53rd session MPs without a debate adopted the Law on amending the law on training and examination of principles of primary schools, secondary schools, school centres and open civil universities for lifelong learning in an urgent procedure. With 58 votes in favour and 15 against the Parliament upheld the amendments to the Law on judges and public prosecutors ...

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Parliament Adopts Declaration for NATO Membership

Parliament at its Thursday’s continuation of the 53rd session unanimously adopted the Declaration on supporting Macedonia’s accession process for NATO membership. The Declaration was adopted by a vote of 76 in favour without any votes against or abstained. SDSM’s MP Hari Lokvenec said that NATO admission directly brings security and stability, and also indirectly affects not military but economic benefits. ...

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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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Single Macedonia Submits Draft Law for Amnesty of 27 April Perpetrators

Party Single Macedonia has submitted a draft law on amnesty for the 27 April events in parliament. Today we are submitting the draft law for amnesty also to the VMRO-DPMNE MP Group,” said Dragan Ugrinoski, member of Single Macedonia Executive Committee and President of MZP Hard-cores. He voiced expectations that the DPMNE MPs will launch the procedure since the Rules ...

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Zaev: Macedonian Identity finally recognised thanks to Name Issue Agreement

Тhe PM Zoran Zaev addressed the MPs in the Parliament of Macedonia at the Monday session dedicated to MP questions. Zaev spoke about the Name Issue Agreement with Greece and Macedonia’s integration processes for EU and NATO. “After being humiliated with the reference FYROM for more than 25 years, we have finally secured and solidified the Macedonian language and identity. ...

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