Macedonia

60,000 join opposition meeting in Macedonia

Thousands of people from all over the country joined the meeting of the opposition Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM) in Skopje. The streets and parking lots in Skopje have been crowded with people.  According to the SDSM, around 60,000 people have joined the meeting, while according to the police, …

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Election campaign in Macedonia started

The election campaign for the June 5th parliamentary elections kicked off officially on May 15th. The election campaign will last for 20 days. The State Election Commission has confirmed 18 lists of candidates who will take part in the race from six electoral units. The voting process will be monitored …

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EU analyzes lifting visa-free regime for Macedonia and Serbia

The European Commission (EC) has worked out a proposal for lifting the visa-free regime for Macedonia and Serbia. The idea has been launched by Belgium. Europe is discussing changes of the Schengen rules because of the inflow of immigrants from North Africa and the non-observation of the visa-free regime of …

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Serbia and Macedonia open new border crossing

Serbian Interior Minister Ivica Dacic and his Macedonian counterpart Gordana Jankulovska opened on Friday (May 6th) a new border crossing near Bosilegrad. Dacic stressed that the opening of the Goles-Golema Crcorija border crossing is the best evidence of the two countries’ efforts to secure a better life for their people.

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for speedy resolution over name of former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for a speedy, effective and mutually acceptable resolution of the long-running dispute between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia over the latter country’s name, saying he was encouraged by recent steps taken by the two sides. 

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Macedonian FM Antonio Milošoski met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Macedonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Antonio Milošoski met with the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon late last evening. The two of them have discussed the naming dialogue between Greece and Macedonia and the latter’s application for UN Human Rights Council among other topics. Milošoski also presented the case …

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Macedonian FM to meet with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

Macedonian Foreign Minister Antonio Milososki is to pay a visit to New York to meet with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. The foreign minister will go to the UN headquarters immediately after his visit to Japan. He could also confer with the UN mediator in the Greek-Macedonian name issue Matthew …

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Cooperation between the Russia and Republic of Macedonia should be resumed, says Russian FM

Relations between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Macedonia are not at all marred by open political issues. Our duty is only to resume the cooperation, urged Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov after meeting with his Macedonian host and counterpart Antonio Milososki on Wednesday in Ohrid.

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