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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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Pavlopoulos: NATO, EU Integration only After Name Issue Resolution

During a speech at an event organised by the Commander of the Greek Army’s Third Corps Dimitrios Bikos, Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos referred the name issue between Greece and Macedonia, and the recently signed Prespa Agreement. “We strive for cordial and good neighbourly ties and in practice, we have been demonstrating that we support membership into NATO and the EU, ...

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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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Stoltenberg: No Plan B for Macedonia

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg reiterated Monday that the implementation of the name agreement with Greece is the only way to Macedonia’s NATO membership, and that there is no other way or plan B for the country’s admission to the military alliance.  “NATO is ready to accept Macedonia as the 30th member very soon after the implementation of the name agreement, ...

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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 Says Referendum Failed

The silent majority has decided, the reality is that the referendum failed. Do not attempt to change this reality, President Gjorge Ivanov said in an address to the nation. “Do not attempt to change this reality, do not underestimate the sovereign will of the Macedonian people. A 36.9% turnout is not the will of the people, 63.1% that didn’t come ...

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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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FM Dimitrov Report in Parliament Delayed Again

The Parliament’s foreign policy committee, where Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov was supposed to deliver a presentation of Macedonia’s foreign policy, didn’t open a discussion for a second day in a row after committee chairman Antonio Milososki kept on insisting that the MPs holding security clearance should be given classified documents from two meetings of top government officials and the President ...

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