Saturday, 20 October 2018 | News today: 6

Macedonia

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Stoltenberg: No membership without the name agreement, no Plan B for Macedonia

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday there is no Plan B for Macedonia, because the country has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of joining NATO if it implements the Prespa Agreement. “I firmly believe that the country must...
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Extraordinary session of the Government on the draft-amendments to the Constitution

The Government will hold Monday its 92. session, discussing draft-amendments to to the Constitution. The session is scheduled at 16:00h, the Government said in a press release. The draft-amendments arise from the agreement with Greece for settlement...
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Samaras: We cannot accept a Macedonian language and identity

We will not allow our Macedonia to be sold. I have always said that we cannot give Skopje the name Macedonia, because from that moment on they will officially be called Macedonians, not Northmacedonians or Uppermacedonians, says former Greek...
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This week the outcome for the uncertain Constitutional revision will be known

The next steps in the process of implementing the Prespa Agreement and Macedonia’s EU and NATO integration should be made public in the course of the week. Opposition VMRO-DPMNE says it will not support constitutional revision, the ruling...
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Mickoski has two options to prevent new political crisis

Early elections with formation of a Przino-style government and a public prosecutor proposed by the opposition or rejection of the Prespa Agreement and elections, followed by an appointment of a public prosecutor with partisan consensus are...
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Macedonia aligning with EU’s seasonal time change directive

Daylight saving time in Macedonia ends on October 28. As Macedonians dial clocks an hour back, the country is launching a process to adopt a proposed bill of the EU on scraping daylight saving time. Macedonia should align its national legislation...
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Juncker does not see Western Balkan countries in the EU before 2025

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday that Western Balkan countries must make further progress before joining the European Union. Juncker told the Austrian Parliament he does not see the countries of the Western...
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Who is lying: The employees or the Ministry of Culture?

Despite the fact that employees of the Ministry of Culture claim that they had been sent home earlier at 14:00h, the Ministry claims the opposite. On the journalist question asked in writing to the Ministry, we received the following answer: Yesterday...
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Gruevski: I will not let my people down, I will not vote for constitutional changes (video)

I will not support the constitutional changes. I will not let the people down, the people have said their opinion, this was stated by the former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski asked by the journalists whether he is likely to be saved from serving...
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Appellate Court confirmed Gruevski’s expectations – no crime, but there is a sentence

The Appellate Court in Skopje dismissed an appeal by former prime minister Nikola Gruevski, as being ‘groundless’, against a ruling over a two-year prison sentence. The Skopje court partially upheld an appeal by a defendant, namely...