Tag Archives: President

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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President Ivanov Receives Credentials from UK and Saudi Arabia Ambassadors

President Gjorge Ivanov on Thursday in Ohrid was presented with the credentials of the new ambassadors of the UK and Saudi Arabia to Macedonia. While receiving the credentials of British Ambassador Rachel Galloway, President Ivanov said there was joint interest to further strengthen the excellent ties between the two countries, especially in terms of business cooperation and trade, his office ...

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AA Leader Sela Demands Constitutional Changes for citizenship of Albanians

President of the Alliance of Albanians Ziadin Sela assesses that his party is the true opposition party whose representative should have attended the leaders meeting and should have its member in SEC rather than the Besa wing led by Kasami. Sela extended support to the name agreement with Greece, but the Alliance will present amendments once the Constitution is open ...

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President Ivanov Meets Moldovan Officials

President Gjorge Ivanov met Wednesday with Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip and Parliament Speaker Andrian Candu. Ivanov and Filip welcomed the friendly relations between the two countries, expressing interest to boosting overall bilateral cooperation, Ivanov’s office said in a press release. They also examined the opportunities to increase economic cooperation through use of present potentials and improving the agreed framework ...

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SDSM Dismisses Boro Stojcev from Post of Novo Selo Branch President

Dismissing Boro Stojcev from the post of President of SDSM Novo Selo branch is a smoke screen for the true crimes and their perpetrators within the ranks of SDSM. This was VMRO-DPMNE’s reaction following SDSM’s announcement about the dismissal. They point out that Zaev could be heard asking for bribe of 200,000 euro and SDSM has become synonymous with crime. ...

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Croatian President Assesses Name Agreement as Very Good

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said Wednesday she hoped that the Yes vote would pass in the name referendum and called the name agreement ‘very good’. “For us, it is utterly important to stabilize southeast Europe, I’m glad that positive messages for Macedonia will be relayed after the country reached an agreement with Greece. I believe and I hope it will ...

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France Fully Supports Name Agreement

France fully supports the implementation of the agreement reached by Greece and Macedonia over the latter’s name, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has conveyed to his interlocutors at the EU-Western Balkans Summit in London, as part of the Berlin Process. Minister Le Drian is representing the President of France at the summit of eight EU countries (Germany, Austria, Croatia, ...

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President Ivanov Persists on Position not to Endorse Name Deal

The President’s Office on Friday denies claims by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev in an interview with Greece’s broadcaster ERT that Gjorge Ivanov will endorse the name deal reached with Greece. President Ivanov hasn’t changed his position and no pressure, blackmail and threat will make him change his mind, reads the statement. “Prime Minister Zaev with his inconsistent, contradictory and confusing ...

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Parliament Revote on Name Issue Agreement Ratification scheduled for 5 July

A session in which MPs will vote again for the law ratifying the name agreement has been scheduled on Thursday (July 5), it was agreed Monday in a coordination meeting of Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi and coordinators of parliamentary groups. Last week, a decision of President Gjorge Ivanov was forwarded to the Assembly saying he would not sign the decree ...

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