Tag Archives: SDSM

Zaev: I Tend to Secure Greater Support for Prespa Agreement by MPs

The PM Zoran Zaev confirmed he recently met VMRO-DPMNE MPs Mitko Jancev and Nikola Todorov in order to discuss their support in the Parliament for the implementation of the Prespa Agreement. “I tend to secure the greatest support possible till the end of this process. I believe that by the time the entire process is over, we will have a ...

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VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM Trade Accusations Over Amnesty Issue

Commenting on the Government’s negative opinion about its draft amnesty law, VMRO-DPMNE said that was expected. “We expected such developments because the law itself, once we submitted it in accordance with the Parliament’s Rules of Procedure, wasn’t put on the first session, that is, it was rejected by the majority. So, all of this leads to a conclusion that this ...

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Gruevski Says on Facebook he’s Been Granted Political Asylum in Hungary

On his official Facebook profile, on Tuesday, former PM Nikola Gruevski said he’d been given granted political asylum in Hungary due to political persecution in Macedonia from the SDSM-led government. According to Gruevski, he has received information that preparations are underway to kill him in prison. The former VMRO-DPMNE leader added he continued the struggle for the “Macedonian cause”. The ...

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Amnesty Draft Law to be Prepared at Meeting Held by Week’s End

By mid-December, the Reconciliation Commission will need to propose a draft law concerning an amnesty in relation to the 27 April 2017 attacks in Parliament. The first draft version will be prepared at a meeting it will held by the end of the week. The idea, according to the independent parliamentary group of VMRO-DPMNE, upon whose demand the law is ...

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Reactions in Macedonia to Former PM Gruevski’s Escape

According to VMRO-DPMNE, the authorities should be held accountable for former PM Nikola Gruevski’s escape. “The political theatre on Monday took place in order to cover up their own powerlessness and incompetence. We disagree with his decision to go to Budapest. That is not an option even when everyone knows that it’s about political persecution because, that way, the others ...

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VMRO-DPMNE Leader Mickoski: Macedonia Living Darkest Moments

In an interview with the Kurir portal, VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski levels fierce accusations against the SDSM-led government. “Macedonia is living its darkest moments,” he says. According to Mickoski, the economy is faced with a huge number of problems because of several reasons, including failure to open factories. “We’re only seeing a confrontation between oligarchs for finding room under the ...

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Gruevski’s MP Mandate not Taken Away

On Friday, Nikola Gruevski’s MP mandate wasn’t taken away because there were just 58 votes, that is, 22 fewer than what was needed. The eight MPs from the opposition who had at the end of October supported the constitutional changes procedure weren’t present during the vote. 29 VMRO-DPMNE MPs voted against, but nobody wanted to discuss the matter. “We don’t ...

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Commission Against Discrimination: Gruevski’s Right to Fair Trial Violated

Judge Dobrila Kacarska has violated Nikola Gruevski’s right to a fair trial, the Commission for Protection against Discrimination decided on Monday, in response to the former PM’s complaint. The Commission, headed by Aleksandar Dastevski, had made in September an identical decision on former Interior Minister Jankuloska. Afterwards, an initiative to dismiss Dastevski was submitted before the Criminal Court. SDSM criticised ...

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VMRO-DPMNE submits Draft-law on Amnesty to Parliament

The coordinator of the MP group of VMRO-DPMNE Dragan Danev presented on Monday the Draft-law on Amnesty for persons involved in the 27 April Parliament Incidents. “Igor Durlovski, Vlado Jovanovski, Bogdan Ilievski, Boris Damovski and the other people involved in this case are not terrorists. That is a fact that we, the people from the government and the entire population ...

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Parties and MPs still Consulting over Constitutional Changes

The constitutional amendments that the Parliament decided to endorse last week are currently being drafted. There are ongoing consultations over the possible engagement of VMRO-DPMNE MPs in their preparation. The draft-amendments could be forwarded to the Parliament over the weekend or early next week. SDSM MP group says time is left for opposition deputies to get involved, although they voice ...

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