Macedonia

Macedonia’s opposition says the country’s PM does not want democratic elections

Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski does not want fair and democratic elections, said Radmila Sekerinska, MP with opposition Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM). In Sekerinska’s words, the elections should be based on a compromise between the ruling and the opposition. According to her, the elections were such when Gruevski’s …

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Turkey supports Macedonia’s EU and NATO bids

Macedonia should continue with reforms aimed at securing NATO and EU membership, Turkish EU Minister Egemen Bagis said Friday (March 25th) after meeting Deputy Prime Minister for EU Integration Vasko Naumovski in Skopje. The two officials welcomed friendly relations between their countries and lauded their ongoing co-operation in the field …

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Macedonia, Kosovo presidents confirm friendly ties

Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov and Kosovo counterpart Behgjet Pacolli on Wednesday (March 23rd) reaffirmed their countries’ friendly bilateral ties. Ivanov said Macedonia is ready to support Kosovo’s Euro-Atlantic bids and share its experiences. The two presidents also discussed ways to boost bilateral economic co-operation, during this, Pacolli’s first visit to …

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Greece to present counter-arguments on Macedonia’s suit

Greece is set to present Thursday its counter-arguments within the public hearing before the Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Macedonia’s suit against Greece for violating the 1995 bilateral Interim Treaty by objecting to Macedonia’s application to join NATO. The Greek team is led by Maria Telalian, legal advisor …

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Greek PM to meet Macedonian counterpart in Brussels

Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski will meet with Greek counterpart Giorgeos Papandreou in Brussels on Monday. The Macedonian government announced that the two will discuss issues of mutual and regional interest. The meeting, which will be held in the frames of the European council, is part of the process aiming …

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Macedonia: no election deal after political leaders meeting

Thursday’s meeting of Macedonian political leaders ended without agreement. After starting late and convening for less than an hour, the leaders came out with no agreement whatsoever on how to end the political gridlock caused by the opposition parliament boycott and a dispute over the date for the forthcoming election.

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Early elections in Macedonia most likely on June 12

Leaders of the four biggest parties in Macedonia’s government and opposition VMRO-DPMNE, the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM), the Democratic Party for Integration (DSI) and the New Democracy on Tuesday are to meet at the office of President Gjorge Ivanov to clear discuss about the early elections. At the …

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