Tag Archives: Talat Xhaferi

Parliament Strips Gruevski from his MP Immunity

With 62 votes in favour, and no votes against or abstaining from voting, the Parliament of Macedonia officially stripped MP Nikola Gruevski from his MP immunity. The MPs from VMRO-DPMNE did not attend the session. The President of Macedonia was also invited to attend the session, but he did not show up. Previously, the Parliamentary Committee on Rules of Procedure, ...

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Reconciliation Commission Formed

The Reconciliation Commission was formed on Tuesday in Parliament. It will be chaired by Deputy PS Frosina Tasevska-Remenski and MP Emilija Aleksandrova of the independent group of VMRO-DPMNE. The initiative was reviewed at a coordination meeting PS Talat Xhaferi had with coordinators of parliamentary groups and deputy PSs. The first meeting after the decision on the members needs to see ...

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Reconciliation Commission still not Formed

The formation of a Reconciliation Commission issue will be discussed at the coordination meeting that will most on Tuesday. PS Talat Xhaferi’s regular coordination meeting on Monday with deputy heads and coordinators of parliamentary groups wasn’t attended by the coordinator of the independent group of VMRO-DPMNE and the Coalition, Elizabeta Kanceska Milevska, due to obligations related to the visit by ...

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New MP Group meets PM Zaev, discusses Constitutional Changes

The Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi informed Monday the coordinators of the MP groups and the Vice-Presidents of the Parliament that a new MP group has been formed by the MPs that were recently excluded from VMRO-DPMNE. The group consists of 8 MPs, coordinated by former Culture Minister Elizabeta Kanceska-Milevska, which were excluded from their party VMRO-DPMNE after voting in favour ...

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Parliament Committee to Discuss Termination of Gruevski’s MP Mandate

Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi has forwarded to the Parliamentary Committee on Rules of Procedure and Mandatory-Immunity Issues the court motion for termination of the MP mandate of former PM and VMRO-DPMNE leader Nikola Gruevski. The motion follows the recent sentencing of Gruevski to 2 years imprisonment after being found guilty in the case “Tank” processed by the Special Public Prosecution ...

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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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PS Xhaferi: Uncertainty over Reconciliation Commission Persists

Uncertainty still lingers involving the formation of a reconciliation commission. Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi said he expected those behind the initiative for the formation of such body to organize a meeting in order to further elaborate this idea. The initiative was put forward by the eight MPs of the opposition coalition who voted in favor of initiating constitutional changes. “The ...

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Constitutional Amendments to be Discussed on Monday

Members of the Parliament’s Committee on Constitutional Issues adopted Friday the government’s motion for constitutional revision stemming from the Prespa Agreement by 10 votes ‘for’ and seven ‘against’. The Committee also tasked the government to draft and submit the constitutional amendments to the Parliament in 15 days. A two-third majority is necessary for the Parliament to launch the legal procedure ...

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Government Forwards Text for Amending Constitution to Parliament

At Monday’s extraordinary session the government reviewed the proposal for amending the Constitution of the Republic of Macedonia and defined the text. It was afterward forwarded to the Parliament as confirmed by PS Talat Xhaferi. As Government spokesperson Mile Bosnjakovski informs the government proposes adding the adjective North in the name of Republic of Macedonia before the word Macedonia. It ...

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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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