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VMRO-DPMNE’s Gruevski meets with EU official Danielsson

VMRO-DPMNE president Nikola Gruevski held Friday talks with Christian Danielsson, the European Commission’s Director General for Enlargement. The interlocutors discussed current political topics and developments as well as the challenges...
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Criminal Court reduces bureaucratic procedures to shorten waiting time

The Criminal Court in Skopje, or the Basic Court Skopje I, is introducing a one-stop-shop that should greatly reduce red tape in issuing certificates from the court. In the future, certificates that a person has not been sentenced in the past...
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UNHCR concerned about conditions of evacuees from Idomeni

The U.N. refugee agency is expressing concerns that migrants and refugees who have been moved to several sites with “sub-standard conditions” after being evacuated from a makeshift camp near Greece’s border town of Idomeni, AP reports. UNHCR...
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Divo Naselje terror group trial postponed

Due to illness of the judge, today’s hearing in the terrorism case against the armed group that attacked Kumanovo a year ago was postponed. The next hearing was scheduled for 31 May. On trial are 29 members of the group and eight people...
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EU’s Danielsson meets party leaders

European Commission Director General for Enlargement Christian Danielsson is paying a visit to Macedonia, meeting with party leaders-signatories of the Przino Agreement. Danielsson met late Thursday with SDSM leader Zoran Zaev and DUI’s...
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Court case against Divo Naselje attackers continues

Following several delays, the Basic Court Skopje I continues the case against the 29 members of the armed that attacked Kumanovo a year ago. Delays in the trial were caused by problems with providing a large enough courtroom for both the group...
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Refugee crisis is ‘global challenge’, G7 leaders say

The refugee crisis gripping Europe is a problem that the whole world must deal with, G7 leaders said Friday, as it called for beefed-up efforts to tackle the root causes of mass migration, AFP reports. Last year, some 1.3 million refugees,...
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Macedonia opens its pavilion at 15. Venice Architecture Biennale

The Macedonian pavilion was formally opened Thursday at the 15. Venice Architecture Biennale – the most prestigious international event on the architectural calendar. This year Macedonia is represented at the world exhibition of architecture...
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Greek authorities finish evacuating Idomeni camp

Greek authorities say they have completed the evacuation of the country’s biggest informal refugee and other migrant camp on the Macedonian border. Public Order Minister Nikos Toskas says the Idomeni camp is now empty, AP reported. At...
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Nearly 960 killed in attacks on hospitals in 2 years, WHO finds

Nearly 960 people have been killed worldwide in attacks on medical facilities in conflicts over the past two years, the World Health Organization said in a report Thursday that highlighted an alarming disrespect for the protection of health...