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Jotova: Bulgaria is under strong European pressure for a veto on Northern Macedonia

“Bulgaria continues to be under strong European pressure to lift its veto on Northern Macedonia ‘s EU membership talks,” Bulgarian Vice President Iliyana Yotova told Bulgarian Public Radio BNR. At the same time, the Bulgarian vice president asserted that “the EU is showing a growing understanding of Sofia’s demands on Skopje, mainly related to the…

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Kosovo North Macedonia

G2G Northern Macedonia – Kosovo

The Government of the Republic of Northern Macedonia, headed by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, today receives the Government of the Republic of Kosovo, which arrived in Skopje today in full composition, led by Prime Minister Albin Kurti, on the occasion of the joint intergovernmental meeting with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev received his counterpart Albin Kurti…

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North Macedonia

Northern Macedonia: Designing the future of energy discussed at “MEF 2021” in Skopje

For the second day, the “Macedonian Energy Forum 2021: Designing the Energy Future” (“MEF 2021”) continues in Skopje, focusing on the energy future of the Western Balkan countries. The Prime Minister of Northern Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, in his opening speech said that the Forum, which is an initiative to strengthen the dialogue with the US…

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Northern Macedonia: Zaev, Bytyqi and Besimi meet with World Bank delegation

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Northern Macedonia Zoran Zaev, together with the Vice President for Economy, Coordination of Economic and Investment Departments Fatmir Bytyqi and the Minister of Finance Fatmir Besimi, received today a World Bank delegation represented by the Director General for the Balkans, Linda Van Gelder and the bank’s director for…

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Bulgaria North Macedonia

Radev: Pressure on Bulgaria for Northern Macedonia will intensify

“In the coming months, the pressure on Bulgaria for northern Macedonia will intensify,” said President Rumen Radev, who is on an official visit to Slovenia to attend the Bled Strategic Forum. “The parties on which the formation of a regular Bulgarian government and parliament depends should take this into account and elect representatives to defend…

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North Macedonia

Northern Macedonia: The first Afghan refugees arrived

The first group of citizens from Afghanistan arrived today at Skopje International Airport in northern Macedonia, Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani announced on Twitter. “Tonight, Northern Macedonia welcomes the first group of Afghan refugees. It is a humanistic act, but also our obligation to provide these people with a safe haven. We stand with our allies…

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North Macedonia

Zaev: The EU has a moral obligation to Northern Macedonia

All EU countries agree that Northern Macedonia has given what was required of it and the Union now has a moral obligation to fulfill what it promised, said Prime Minister Zoran Zaev today at the Alpbach European Forum, to which this year was dedicated to three issues: “Securing Europe ‘s future”, “Financing Europe’ s future”…

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North Macedonia

Nikos Dendias in Northern Macedonia on Tuesday

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, accompanied by Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy Costas Frangogiannis, will travel to Skopje on Tuesday (August 31st) at the invitation of counterpart Bujar Osmani. After the meeting of the two Foreign Ministers, the statements are expected to be made around 11:45 Greek time. Afterwards, the Foreign Minister will have…

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North Macedonia

Northern Macedonia: The candidacy for the local elections will be submitted by August 30th

The State Election Commission (SEC) announced at today’s 17th session that so far 15 independent candidates for mayor have collected the necessary signatures to run in the local elections and 30 independent lists of councilors in different municipalities in the regional offices. of the SEC have collected signatures. The collection of signatures for the candidates…

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North Macedonia

Northern Macedonia: Normally the census from 5-30 September

The Prime Minister of Northern Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, stated today that the census in Northern Macedonia will be carried out normally, as planned, from September 5th to 30th, adding that there is no reason for a new postponement. The 19-year-old census would take place from April 1st to April 21st, but was postponed to September…

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North Macedonia

Northern Macedonia: Sekerinska, Akar sign five-year military-economic agreement

In Istanbul on Tuesday (August 17th), Northern Macedonian Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska and Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar signed a five-year agreement on military-economic co-operation and a protocol on its implementation, with the support of both governments. Me countries The agreement envisions a gradual allocation of funds on an annual basis, which will be used…

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North Macedonia

Northern Macedonia ready to receive Afghan refugees

Northern Macedonia has expressed readiness to accept the US request to host a civilian population from Afghanistan. The country’s prime minister, Zoran Zaev, said yesterday that northern Macedonia had informed the United States that it was available to help rescue civilians from Afghanistan. “Afghanistan is facing a humanitarian catastrophe and that is why we, as…

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North Macedonia Slovenia

Slovenia helps Northern Macedonia fight fires

A unit of 51 Slovenian firefighters and members of the civil defense left for the Berovo area in northern Macedonia. They are expected to stay there for the next six days. Of these, 43 are firefighters and 9 are members of the Civil Protection, who will ensure that firefighters on the ground perform their duties…

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North Macedonia

Turkey demands extradition of 86 “Gulenists” from northern Macedonia

Turkey expects the extradition from northern Macedonia of 86 people – Turkish citizens – whom they consider to be linked to the organization of self-exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen, Turkish Ambassador to Skopje Hasan Mehmet Sekizkök said today. The Turkish ambassador in a press conference on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the failed coup…

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North Macedonia

Northern Macedonia: VMRO-DPMNE resolution supported by SDSM, DOM, LDP and DS, while Albanian bloc abstains

Following the support of the VMRO-DPMNE resolution on the national red lines of Northern Macedonia, which was supported by the parties SDSM, DOM, LDP and DS, also entered into discussion by the parties of the Albanian bloc. DUI demands harmonization of the text between all parliamentary parties, while AA (Alliance for Albanians) and Alternativa await…

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Von der Leyen calls for the start of talks with Northern Macedonia, Albania

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, today from Strasbourg called on the EU to start accession negotiations with Northern Macedonia and Albania. Von der Leyen addressed the European Parliament after a speech by Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša outlining Ljubljana’s priorities for the next six months. Janša also called on the…

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North Macedonia

Zaev: On Monday I will be the first to apply for the new passport which means the Republic of Northern Macedonia

Zoran Zaev gave a full interview to TV21, referring to the implementation of the Prespa Agreement, the new passport for which he will apply first on Monday and will list the Republic of Northern Macedonia, the pending memoranda, the change of names in country federations and the opening of new border crossings. There are many…

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Northern Macedonia: Zaev and Tsipras met in Ohrid

SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance President Alexis Tsipras met with Northern Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, who is in Ohrid to attend the first Prespa Dialogue Forum to be held on July 1st and 2nd. During their conversation, Alexis Tsipras reportedly stressed Zoran Zaev on the importance of the faithful implementation of the Prespa Agreement, especially with regard…