Macedonia

New ambassadors in Hungary and Qatar

MACEDONIA Zoran Kostovski and Fuad Hasanovic are the new government propositions for Ambassadors in Hungary, actually Qatar, Makfax news agency reported. Kostovski, who is the General Director of the Consulting House “Motiva” and Hasanovic, who is former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, have been proposed on yesterday’s government session.

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August 28, non-working day for Orthodox believers

MACEDONIA August 28 will be a non-working holiday for believers of Orthodox religion who celebrate the national holiday Assumption of Holy Mother of God. Macedonian Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare said the non-working day is in line with the law on national holidays. The Ministry also congratulates the holiday …

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“Essential Progress” In Macedonia Name Spat

MACEDONIA Essential progress has been achieved in the Athens-Skopje UN talks over Macedonia’s official name, but a final resolution is still a long way off, Macedonia’s president says. Greece and Macedonia responded last week to the latest set of ideas on the naming dispute put forward by UN mediator Matthew …

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Skopje Reportedly Favours “Northern Republic of Macedonia”

MACEDONIA Macedonia remains committed to the Athens-Skopje name talks, the country’s negotiator, Zoran Jolevski, said after his Thursday meeting with UN mediator Matthew Nimetz. In their meeting, Jolevski presented Macedonia’s positions on a set of ideas to resolve the dispute tabled by Nimetz in July. Greece presented its responses earlier …

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Skopje Likely to Respond Today on Name Proposals

SKOPJE, Macedonia Today, Zoran Jolevski, Macedonia’s negotiator in the Athens-Skopje name talks, is expected to give his country’s response to the latest set of proposals tabled by UN mediator Matthew Nimetz. On Wednesday, Greece said that it would not accept the latest Nimetz proposals if a compromise formulation of Macedonia’s …

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Crvenkovski urges for substantial negotiations over name

SKOPJE, Macedonia Branko Crvenkovski, the leader of the opposition SDSM encouraged the government to engage itself in substantial negotiations over the name in order to reach a settlement on the perennial dispute with Greece. Crvenkovski sent a message that SDSM will not take populist approach and called the Government “to …

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Greek Naming Dispute Reply “Not Positive”

MACEDONIA UN mediator Matthew Nimetz’s has expressed pessimism regarding the Greek response to his recently proferred proposals for solving the Athens-Skopje naming dispute. So far there is no official information on the content of the Greek response. A brief UN press release on the meeting between Nimetz and Greek representative …

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Ivanov: ARM is one of the greatest Ambassadors of Macedonia

MACEDONIA Macedonia builds a professionally, well trained army as a guarantee of the territorial integrity and state sovereignty and therefore ARM is one of the greatest Ambassadors of our country, the President Gjorge Ivanov said. After 2001, Macedonia become security importer, but now it became security exporter, due to it …

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Incident Stirs Macedonia’s Ethnic Genie

SKOPJE, Macedonia A racially motivated scuffle involving ethnic Macedonian football fans and Albanian residents of Skopje’s Nerezi district has drawn strong condemnation from all sides. Women and children were reportedly among the seven people injured in the incident, which took place late on Sunday. A standoff ensued between groups of …

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Macedonia’s Parliament Pushes Reform Despite Boycott

MACEDONIA Macedonia’s parliament adopted a new Law on Parliament after heated debate on Monday night, in a session boycotted by an opposition ethnic Albanian party. The Democratic Party of Albanians, DPA , kept its pledge to boycott parliament from this week, in lieu of the collapse of the ruling coalition. …

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