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VMRO-DPMNE says SDSM blocks the municipal elections

VMRO-DPMNE said that since the illegal election of Talat Xhaferi as Speaker of Parliament no moves have been made to reduce the political crisis in Macedonia. The conservative party says that the Parliament is still deadlocked, even over the...

Largely sunny day, chances of rain in the south

Weather in Macedonia will be sunny and warmer. In southern parts partly cloudy with short rainfalls and weak northeast winds. The temperatures will range from 19C to 27C. Similar weather in Skopje with temperatures up to 26C.

VMRO-DPMNE’s Gruevski accuses SDSM of running ‘destructive’ policy

VMRO-DPMNE leader Nikola Gruevski urged a session of Parliament to be allowed to take place tomorrow and the MPs to vote in favor of extending the mandates of mayors. “It should be allowed Parliament to hold a session on Monday and to...

Zaev submits list of Government candidates, Parliament set to begin session on Tuesday

The Parliament is set to meet on Tuesday, after mandate holder Zoran Zaev submitted a list of nominees for a Government. Zaev’s SDSM party counts on its 49 seats in Parliament, as well as the 10 from DUI and three from the AA coalition...

Nimetz: Name row settlement should be top priority of new Macedonian government

A solution to the name issue should be high on the agenda of the new government in Macedonia, Matthew Nimetz has said. In an interview with a Greek newspaper, the UN name mediator said he expected a new government to be formed in Macedonia...

Bishop Gavril Svetogorec canonized by MOC-OA

Bishop Gavril Svetogorec was declared saint on Sunday by the Holy Synod of the Macedonian Orthodox Church – Ohrid Archbishopric. The decision was revealed at a church ceremony at the St. Nicolas church in Stip by the Archbishop of Macedonia...

BESA will not participate in the new government

BESA will not participate in Zoran Zaev’s government. On Sunday, after negotiations with BESA, the Social Democrats said in a press release indicating No agreement was reached over some of the issues. “Despite agreeing with...

Robin O’Neill: For peace in the Balkans, Macedonia should join NATO promptly

Macedonia should join NATO without any further delay, Robin O’Neill has stated. “I strongly support the initiative of former PM Nikola Gruevski regarding Macedonia’s prompt accession to NATO. Macedonia has already proven itself...

Foreign Ministry summons Serbian Ambassador over her diplomat’s presence at the Parliament incident

The Foreign Affairs Ministry called Serbian Ambassador to Macedonia Dusanka Divjak Tomic to ask for an explanation why was Embassy Councillor Goran Zivaljevic present during the Parliament incident on April 27th. The Foreign Ministry informed...

Total of 5.340 births, 6.132 deaths in first quarter of 2017

The State Statistics Bureau informed that there were a total of 5.340 births in the first quarter of 2017. It is a drop of 3,6 percent compared to the same period in 2016. Meanwhile, the number of deaths in the first three months of 2017 amounted...