Tag Archives: Prime Minister

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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Journalist Associations React to Incident with Photographers at Leaders Meeting

Photographer Borce Popovski was able freely to take pictures at the leadership meeting. Unlike the day before when journalists were labelled as security threat outside the entrance of the MP Club at Thursday’s meeting there were no obstacles. The journalists levelled harsh criticism at Marjan Zabrcanec, advisor to the PM, who accused journalists of being silent for 11 years and ...

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Mickoski Leaves Leaders’ Meeting; Possible Referendum Question Presented

‘Are you in favour of EU and NATO membership by accepting the Agreement between the Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Greece’ is the possible referendum question as stated by PM Zoran Zaev following the leaders meeting held in the MPs Club.At the meeting which lasted for more than four hours the leaders of parliamentary parties with more than ...

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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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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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National EU Integration Council Session Attended by Commissioner Hahn

Macedonia’s National Council for EU Integration held a session Tuesday, dedicated to the country’s institutional preparedness for the EU accession talks. At the session, also attended by EU Enlargement Negotiations Commissioner Johannes Hahn, members of the council representing the ruling and opposition parties voiced different opinions on the matter. The Council’s chair and member of the opposition VMRO-DPMNE, Nikola Poposki, ...

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Russian Embassy Calls for Investigations into Allegations

The Russian Embassy calls for calls for an investigation into the Government’s allegations that Russian businessmen paid people to protest against the NATO admission. “We expect that the Macedonian side, within the legal field of its state and international practice, will conduct a detailed and objective investigation of the allegations that the stated members of the Government of the Republic ...

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PM Zaev on Referendum and other Pressing Issues

PM Zoran Zaev expects the process around the date, question and character of the name referendum to be encircled by the end of this week. “We expect as political leaders and representatives of political parliamentary parties to define these issues as deadlines are piling if we wish to choose 23 September or 7 October as projected dates,” said Zaev. Talks ...

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Russian Embassy Assesses Zaev Statement as Irresponsible

The Skopje-based Russian Embassy said Monday the statement of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev that Russian businessmen stoked fans ‘Komiti’ to protest is politically irresponsible. “The statement puts into question the sincerity of the commitment by the Macedonian government to build good relations with Russia. We regretfully note that the russo-phobia is increasingly becoming a tool in foreign and domestic policy,” ...

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