Tag Archives: VMRO-DPMNE

Part of VMRO-DPMNE MPs not to Vote for Constitutional Changes

VMRO-DPMNE’s MPs who wrote on their FB profiles that they will not support constitutional changes do not resist the stance of the party leader Hristijan Mickoski, but they are showing the nation’s mood, replied the Vice president of VMRO-DPMNE, Aleksandar Nikoloski, when asked by a journalist whether these announcements are a reflection of a new party stance which stands against ...

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Parliament Adopts Decision for Announcing Referendum on 30 Sep.

The Macedonian parliament with 68 votes in favour and no abstentions or against adopted decision for announcing name referendum on 30 September 2018 which will be of consultative nature. The decision for calling the referendum was adopted by absolute majority of the total number of MPs. The referendum question will read as follows: ‘Are you in favour of EU and ...

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Referendum Likely to be Scheduled on Monday

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev has said that the referendum should be scheduled by July 30 in order to take place on September 30, especially after the formation of the State Election Commission (SEC), which members are to be sworn in on Monday. PM Zaev has voiced belief that the Parliament would take a decision over the referendum even without the ...

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Nikoloski: We will Reach Better Agreement if this Agreement Fails

VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski in an interview with Radio Free Europe says the order of priorities for Macedonia’s admission to NATO and EU are reforms and afterward solving of the name spat. Nikoloski assesses that much better deal can be struck with Greece as compared to the current one. “I am absolutely convinced that a better deal can be ...

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PM Zaev: Referendum Ideally by 30 September

PM Zoran Zaev believes that the parliament is to adopt a decision for announcing the referendum by 30 July so as it can be held on 30 September. Answering a journalist question, the PM said if needed the referendum is to be organised without opposition VMRO-DPMNE in case talks prove fruitless. According to him, VMRO-DPMNE must clearly present its stand ...

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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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VMRO-DPMNE: SEC Composition after Agreed Laws are Passed

First all things that were agreed at the leaders’ meeting should pass in the parliament i.e. the law on funding of parties, law on technocratic government and afterwards the SEC composition will be elected. This is the reaction of VMRO-DPMNE as to why the SEC has not been formed as yet as previously it was agreed that the SEC composition ...

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Leaders Meeting: Despite Progress no Agreement on Referendum Question

Leaders of the four biggest political parties in Macedonia after almost a six-hour debate reached agreement on part of the issues on the table in the first part of the Monday leaders’ meeting. Despite initial statements that agreement was reached on SEC composition, party funding law and technocratic government ahead of elections party leaders failed to align on the referendum ...

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53rd Parliament session; Amendments Adopted

Within the 53rd session MPs without a debate adopted the Law on amending the law on training and examination of principles of primary schools, secondary schools, school centres and open civil universities for lifelong learning in an urgent procedure. With 58 votes in favour and 15 against the Parliament upheld the amendments to the Law on judges and public prosecutors ...

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Committee on European Affairs Concludes Debate on Need for Amending Code

The amendments to the Electoral Code were adopted at the Committee for European Affairs without reviewing single amendments of the total 400 amendments filed by opposition VMRO-DPMNE. Committee Chair Artan Grubi said the debate had to be ended within two days. Next the amendments are either to be voted at a plenary session or an agreement is to be reached ...

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