Macedonia

Macedonian political leaders reached some agreements, negotiations to continue

Some progress concerning the opposition’s demands regarding early elections was made during a leaders’ meeting Sunday (March 20th). Attending were Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, leader of the ruling VMRO-DPMNE, his coalition partner Ali Ahmeti, leader of the Democratic Union for Integration, as well as the leader of the opposition SDSM …

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Kosovo police take over border with Macedonia

Kosovo border police assumed complete control over the country’s border with Macedonia on Saturday (March 19th) after KFOR withdrew from the last sector of the boundary. The ceremony was attended by KFOR Commander General Erhard Buhler, representatives of Kosovo government and EULEX. Kosovo border police took over control over a …

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Macedonian PM, opposition leader fail to reach agreement

The main opposition party SDSM will not drop its boycott of parliament unless the ruling VMRO-DPMNE meets its key demands concerning the electoral code, updating voting lists and unfreezing the bank accounts of A1 TV, SDSM leader Branko Crvenkovski said on Tuesday (March 15th) after a marathon meeting wit

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Macedonian PM to dissolve parliament on March 31

Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski has decided to dissolve the Macedonian parliament on March 31 and call early parliamentary elections. He made the decision after a ten-hour talk with biggest opposition party Social-Democratic Alliance of Macedonia (SDSM) leader Branko Crvenkovski. The early elections would be called within the next 60 days …

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Macedonian PM says early elections will be held with or without opposition

Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski has called on the opposition to return to the parliament so that the necessary laws on organizing early elections could be put to the vote. “If they do not return to the parliament, we will call elections, no matter if they would boycott them,” said …

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UK armed forces’ delegation visits Macedonia

Delegation of the United Kingdom armed forces, led by British Army Chief of General Staff, General Sir Peter Wall, pays Wednesday an official visit to the Macedonian Army (ARM) General Staff, Sitel announced. General Wall is set to meet with host, Chief of ARM Staff, Lieutenant-General Miroslav Stojanovski, who will …

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