Macedonia

National Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia dissolves

National Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia is to be dissolved today by the chairman of parliament Trajko Veljanovski. Dissolution of parliament was made possible after it was elected President of the State Election Commission for early parliamentary elections – Boris Kondarko and was voted amendments to the electoral laws. …

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Macedonia: Parliament selects State Electoral Commission chairperson

The Macedonian parliament has selected Boris Kondarko for State Electoral Commission chairperson. Kondarko was nominated by the opposition Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM), whose MPs did not attend the session, because they were boycotting the institutions’ work. The move fulfills all requirements for dissolving the parliament and organizing early …

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EC President Jose Manuel Barosso: Macedonia needs to push on with reforms

Macedonia needs to boost its reform process and reach a name agreement with Greece in order to avoid slowing down its EU bid, the head of the European Commission said during his visit to Skopje. “Now is the time to settle the name issue, and the new climate of confidence …

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EP calls for immediate start of EU-Macedonia talks

The European Parliament (EP) requires immediate start of the pre-accession talks with Macedonia and expressed its pity that the Council of the EU has not observed the recommendations of the EP and of the European Commission (EC). This is the basic message in the EP resolution for Macedonia, passed in …

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Macedonia: Democratic Union concerned about the new EP rapporteur on country

The Democratic Union, which is part of the ruling coalition, is concerned about the appointment of Kristian Vigenin as European Parliament rapporteur on Macedonia, the local media announced. According to the Democratic Union Vigenin will not be impartial when presenting the reports on Macedonia. The party voiced concern also about …

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EP says accession talks with former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia should start now

Parliament on Thursday called on EU Member States to begin accession negotiations immediately with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Regretting that the name dispute with Greece is causing deadlock, MEPs also expressed concern over the growing inter-ethnic tensions in the country, as well as corruption and recent

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