Macedonia

Macedonia Campaign Correct So Far, OSCE

The political rhetoric at the presidential and local poll campaign in Macedonia has so far been correct with only minor incidents occurring, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, OSCE, said Sunday. In its second pre-election report for the campaign before the March 22 presidential and local election, the …

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Macedonia Ruling Party Holds Rally

Macedonia’s capital Skopje ground to a halt late Sunday as thousands of supporters poured in from across the country to attend the central election rally of the ruling conservative VMRO DPMNE party and its coalition “For a Better Macedonia”, ahead of presidential and local elections. The party organised buses and …

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Macedonians plant 5 million trees in one-day reforestation campaign

A total of 5 million trees were planted across Macedonia on Saturday in a one-day reforestation campaign to revive forests destroyed by wildfires in the past two summers. Thousands of people from all walks of life across the tiny western Balkan country took part in the mass reforestation activity under …

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Bocevski: EP resolution – a victory of Macedonia’s diplomacy

Skopje – European Parliament’s resolution, adopted Thursday in Strasbourg, presents a victory for Macedonia’s diplomacy as its recommends launching of the country’s EU entry talks and free visa regime for its citizens, Vice-Premier for European Affairs Ivica Bocevski said on Thursday. – Today, the Republic of Macedonia scored a small …

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Bulgaria Government Searches for Bulgarian Gorans

Before the incoming census in both Kosovo and Albania, the Bulgarian Government has mobilized and is on a quest to find Bulgarians among the Gorans (Macedonian muslims) in Kosovo. For this purpose offices have been opened in both Kosovo and Albania where Bulgarian citizenship is offered to anyone who walks …

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EU Parliament Urges Accession Talks For Macedonia

The European Parliament in Strasbourg, Thursday expressed its support for Macedonia’s EU candidacy and urged the EU to grant the country a date for the start of accession talks by the year end, local media report. In the progress report for the country that was adopted, MPs expressed regrets that …

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Insults at Macedonia’s Presidential Breakfast

A joint breakfast for the candidates for president in Macedonia’s up coming elections that was supposed to add a positive tone to the campaign was somewhat undermined after one of the contestants verbally attacked his opponent. As three of the candidates were waiting for the other four to arrive, Georgi …

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Ivanov Leads Elections Polls, Selmani Runner Up

Imer Selmani, the head of the freshly formed New Democracy party has a serious chance of becoming the first ethnic Albanian to ever enter the second round of Macedonia presidential election, the latest opinion poll shows. The presidential candidate of the main ruling VMRO DPMNE party, Georgi Ivanov leads the …

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Macedonia Stages Most Complex Election Ever

The voting process in Macedonia’s presidential and local election to be held on March 22 – with a likely second round on April 5 – will be the most complex ever staged in Macedonia’s democratic history, the head of the State’s Election Commission said on Thursday. The situation will be …

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As Elections Near, Euro-skepticism on the Rise in Macedonia

Two years after the European Union’s last enlargement brought Bulgaria and Romania into the European bloc in 2007, the EU’s appeal in the immediate neighbourhood seems to be on the wane. Applicant and potential applicant countries, always the most enthusiastic supporters of EU integration, are becoming less so as domestic …

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