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PM Zaev meets US Vice-President Pence in Washington

PM Zoran Zaev paid an official visit to the United States on Thursday, where he met US Vice-President Mike Pence. As reported by the Macedonian government, Zaev and Pence spoke about the upcoming referendum on the Prespa Agreement in Macedonia, and the country’s integration in NATO. Zaev introduced Pence to all activities the government conducts concerning the 30 September referendum. ...

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British Ambassador Meets PM Zaev

PM Zoran Zaev hosted new Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Macedonia H.E. Rachel Galloway wishing her welcome and successful work. He expressed assurance she would continue the activities for further solidifying the bilateral ties. “The PM acquainted Ambassador Galloway with the current political situation in the country, with special emphasis on the creation of best conditions towards holding the ...

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Romanian PM Dancila Meets Macedonian Counterpart

The NATO membership invitation for Macedonia is very important for you, but it is also important for us. We support the country’s EU integration process, which in fact requires the name referendum in late September to be successful, Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă told a news conference in Skopje alongside her Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev. “My visit here several months ...

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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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PM Zaev Responds to MP Questions

Speaking of reforms taken in all spheres prior to the EU accession talks in June 2019, PM Zoran Zaev at the MP Q&A session called on the parliament to unblock the Law on Media and the Law on Agency for Audio and Audio-Visual Media Services (AAVMU). According to Zaev, reforms in the public administration should lead to depoliticised and professional ...

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PM Zaev: Referendum Ideally by 30 September

PM Zoran Zaev believes that the parliament is to adopt a decision for announcing the referendum by 30 July so as it can be held on 30 September. Answering a journalist question, the PM said if needed the referendum is to be organised without opposition VMRO-DPMNE in case talks prove fruitless. According to him, VMRO-DPMNE must clearly present its stand ...

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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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Leaders Meeting: Despite Progress no Agreement on Referendum Question

Leaders of the four biggest political parties in Macedonia after almost a six-hour debate reached agreement on part of the issues on the table in the first part of the Monday leaders’ meeting. Despite initial statements that agreement was reached on SEC composition, party funding law and technocratic government ahead of elections party leaders failed to align on the referendum ...

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Hungarian PM Congratulates Zaev on Name Deal

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has sent a letter to congratulate Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on the agreement solving the Macedonia-Greece name issue and establishing strategic partnership between the two countries. In the letter, signed by PM Orban also on behalf of the Visegrad Group, he welcomes the agreement reached by Macedonia and Greece to settle the name dispute, the ...

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Leaders Meeting in Shortened Format Held, Still no Agreement

The leaders’ meeting on Thursday, taking place in shortened format i.e. the leaders and one representatives from the four biggest political parties, was concluded after nearly four hours, but no agreement was reached around the issues related to the coming referendum and the formation of the State Election Commission. The meeting was attended by the leaders of SDSM, DUI, VMRO-DPMNE ...

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