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Parliament endorses law ratifying name agreement in second vote

The Parliament endorsed Thursday the law ratifying the name agreement with 69 votes ‘in favor’ and one ‘abstained’. This was the second vote on the law after President Gjorge Ivanov failed to sign the decree for its...
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PM Zaev urges President Ivanov to sign law ratifying name agreement

President Gjorge Ivanov should sign the law ratifying the name agreement, followed by its confirmation at a referendum, said Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on Thursday. PM Zaev said citizens get a chance for the first time after 27 years to decide...
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Ambassador Charles Garrett’s farewell message to Macedonia: Goodbye Macedonia

On Wednesday I shall pack the car, drive up the road to Tabanovce and on out of Macedonia. The end of a posting prompts retrospective thoughts. And this time, leaving a country which has generated so much history in the last four years, is...
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Sela attackers get lengthy prison sentences

Judge Slavica Andreevska of the Skopje-based Criminal Court delivered Thursday the verdicts to seven individuals indicted for the attempted murder of MP Zijadin Sela during the Parliament incidents on 27 April 2017. Kire Gjorgjievski has been...
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Greek Foreign Ministry reprimands Zaev: Your Army is no longer Macedonian, urgent implementation of the Prespa Agreement

Greek daily Kathimerini conveys the reaction of the Greek Foreign Ministry to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia, Zoran Zaev. On Wednesday, a solemn ceremony was held, where Prime Minister Zaev and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister...
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Verdict in trial over Sela attack

The verdict for the seven defendants over the attempted murder of MP Zijadin Sela in the Parliament events of 27 April 2017 will be delivered on Thursday. Ten persons were initially indicted in the case, but prosecutors withdrew the indictment...
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Tsipras: Prespa agreement gives new prospects to region

A year ago it probably seemed impossible to achieve but the Prespa agreement is a fact and gives new prospects to the region, said Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras after the completion of the 4th quadrilateral meeting of Greece, Bulgaria,...
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Macedonian-Bulgarian joint multidisciplinary commission holds first session

In accordance with the obligations for implementing the Treaty of Friendship, Good-Neighborliness and Cooperation, a joint Macedonian-Bulgarian Multidisciplinary Commission for Historical and Educational Issues held its first session on 2-3...
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Parliament revote of law on ratification of name agreement

A session in which MPs will vote again for the law ratifying the name agreement has been scheduled on Thursday, it was agreed Monday in a coordination meeting of Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi and coordinators of parliamentary groups. Last...
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Bosnjakovski: No confirmation for Zaev-Tsipras meeting in London

The government is still not confirming whether Premier Zoran Zaev will hold bilateral talks with his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras on the sidelines of the Western Balkans Summit, held next week in London. “Next week, we are traveling...