Tag Archives: Skopje

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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City of Skopje and Karpos Donate Aid to Athens

At its emergency meeting held Thursday, the Council of the City of Skopje has agreed to send humanitarian aid amounting to MKD 2,000,000 to the victims in the recent wildfires in Greece. “Today is a sad day for our city,” Mayor Petre Shilegov said. “We are commemorating 55 years from the catastrophic earthquake that struck Skopje in 1963. “It was ...

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FM Dimitrov Report on Foreign Policy Delayed

Chair of the Committee for Foreign affairs from the ranks of VMRO-DPMNE Antonijo Milososki did not allow FM Nikola Dimitrov to address Wednesday’s session before they have insight into the classified documents from the leaders’ meetings held in January and May this year about the name issue. Thus, the address of the FM was delayed. Namely, Milosoksi demands that MPs ...

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Government Spokesperson Press Conference

The Government condemns the hate speech on social networks towards Greek citizens that were killed or injured in the wildfires near Athens. “We condemn every speech of hatred on social networks related to the tragic events in Athens. As a country Macedonia has mechanisms to tackle the hate speech. Once again we extend condolences to families of hurt ones,” said ...

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Prosecutor’s Office to Sanction Hate Speech Related to Athens Deadly Wildfires

The Public Prosecutor’s Office in Skopje has opened a case to investigate comments on social networks believed to be propagating racist and xenophobic views. The comments specifically target the devastating wildfires in the vicinity of Athens that claimed close to 80 lives so far, it said in a press release. Prosecutors will be investigating whether offences have been committed that ...

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DUI Leader Ahmeti Organises Reception in Honour of NATO Invitation

Political parties should work on ironing their differences so that Macedonia could realize the well-known goals – the implementation of the name deal with Greece, which opens the way for the country to join NATO and start the EU accession talks, DUI leader Ali Ahmeti said Wednesday. There is no other alternative for Macedonia but the EU, NATO membership, which ...

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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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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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Screening Process to Start Next Week

The 14th meeting of EU-Macedonia Stabilisation and Association Council, chaired by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, was held Friday in Brussels. The meeting was also attended by Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn as the European Commission representative, while Macedonia’s delegation, led by Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov, also included the Vice-Premier for European Affairs, Bujar Osmani. ...

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NATO Member States Invite Macedonia to Start Accession Talks

NATO member states have agreed to invite Macedonia to start the accession talks, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told a press conference on Wednesday. “We welcome the historic agreement between Athens and Skopje on the solution of the name issue and agreed to invite the government in Skopje to start accession talks. Once all national procedures have been completed to finalise ...

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