Macedonia

European Parliament to discuss Macedonia’s progress towards EU membership

The European Parliament on Wednesday and Thursday will discuss and vote on a draft resolution on Macedonia’s progress towards EU membership. In the draft resolution that is likely to be adopted by the Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday, the Parliament once again recommends the start

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European integration is Macedonia’s priority, parliament speaker Trajko Veljanovski said

European integration is Macedonia’s priority, said Parliament Speaker Trajko Veljanovski at a conference in Brussels. “Macedonia’s priority is the successful completion of the European integration process and gradual reaching of the EU’s average incomes,” said Veljanovski.

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Bulgarian MEP Kristian Vigenin replaced Zoran Taller as the new EP rapporteur on Macedonia

Bulgarian MEP Kristian Vigenin is the new European Parliament rapporteur on Macedonia. He replaced the Slovenian Zoran Taller, who was involved in a corruption scandal and resigned from the EP. Vigenin has had a constructive approach to Macedonia and has openly supported the EU enlargement process.

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Macedonia, Kosovo to set up joint border patrols

Macedonia’s Interior Minister Gordana Jankulovska and her visiting Kosovo counterpart Bajram Rexhepi signed an agreement on Friday (April 1st) establishing joint patrols at the Macedonia-Kosovo border. The deal will enable better border management and contribute to increasing of the overall security, the two officials estimated. They also discussed the possibilities …

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Kosovo Interior Minister to visit Macedonia

Delegation from the Kosovo Ministry of Interior, headed by Minister Bajram Rexhepi, will pay a working visit to their Macedonian counterparts today. Macedonian Minister of Interior Gordana Jankuloska will have a tete-a-tete meeting with colleague Rexhepi, followed by a plenary session of the two delegations. The two will sign a …

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Macedonia to hold early elections on June 5

Macedonia will hold early parliamentary elections on June 5. That is the proposal of the ruling party that would be submitted to the parliament. The country’s Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski stated earlier that Macedonia has no alternative except for holding early elections. Earlier leader of the opposition Social Democracy Union …

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Macedonian opposition will participate in elections

The leader of opposition Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM) Branko Crvenkovski announced that his party would participate in the upcoming elections. “Nikola Gruevski (The Prime Minister) does not wish for a fair and democratic elections to take place. He wants no opposition at the elections, but we will not …

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Macedonian opposition seeks PM candidate

Skop Businessman Iliya Gechev from Kavadartsi is one of the names that would most likely be elected by Macedonia’s opposition for the Prime Ministerial post. The rest candidates are former minister for Euro Integration and former leader of the party of the Social Democracy Union of Macedonia (SDSM) Radmila Sekrerisnka …

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Macedonian PM: Parliament may dissolve on March 31

March 31 is the perfect date for the parliament to dissolve and to call early parliamentary elections, said Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski. According to him, it is within the authorities of the parliament’s chairperson to set a sitting and he expected it to be this week. 

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