Thursday, 13 December 2018 | News today: 24

Macedonia

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Corfu: Greek neo-Nazi killed an elderly Albanian man after argument over Macedonia

Petrit Zifle, a 63 year old ethnic Albanian man who lived on the Greek island of Corfu, was killed last Sunday after apparently getting into an argument with Greek nationalists over the name of Macedonia. Greek news site Pressroom and Albanian...
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All four amendments meant to rename Macedonia into North Macedonia advance in the next stage

With 66 votes in favor and 7 opposed, the Macedonian Parliament adopted the fourth and final draft amendment that will lead to renaming Macedonia into North Macedonia and to implementing the deal with Greece, in the second stage of its adoption. This...
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NATO chief says they are ready to sign accession protocol with Macedonia as soon as Prespa treaty is implemented

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the Alliance is preparing to sign the accession protocol with Macedonia but that he can’t speculate whether Zoran Zaev’s Government will have the necessary two thirds majority to...
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Parliament moves third of the four proposed amendments to the next stage

In the Macedonian Parliament, 64 members voted in favor of the third of the constitutional amendments proposed in accordance with the Prespa treaty. This is enough to advance the amendment in the next stage. Amendment 36 alters, for the second...
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Amid new wiretapping scandal, Environment Protection Ministry purchases equipment to listen in on its employees

In the midst of a developing scandal over wiretapping the fixed phones of the Public Prosecutors Service (OJO), it Ministry for Environmental Protection purchased a telephone switching board which also has the ability to record phone conversations. The...
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Two proposed amendments, including one renaming Macedonia into North Macedonia, inch ahead in Parliament

Over the weekend, the Macedonian Parliament voted to approve the text of the proposed amendments 33 and 34 of the Constitution, which, if adopted at the end of the process, would rename the Republic of Macedonia into the Republic of North Macedonia....
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Stojan Andov accuses Frckoski of playing role in Gligorov assassination attempt

Serious allegations against former Interior Minister Ljubomir Frckoski were raied at the promotion of the collected works of former Parliament Speaker Stojan Andov on Friday, including about Frckoski’s alleged involvement in the assassination...
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BNT: Macedonian – Bulgarian historic committee reached agreement on Ss Cyril and Methodius, poet Prlicev, but divided over Tsar Samoil

Bulgarian National Television (BNT) reports that the Macedonian and Bulgarian members of the expert committee set up to align the interpretation of history agreed that Ss Cyril and Methodius and 19 century poet Grigor Prlicev should be honored...
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Machine gun shoot – out in Tetovo, DUI official allegedly involved

Two groups of armed men exchanged fire from automatic rifles in Tetovo on Friday evening. According to local media, one of the participants is a top tax office official from the ruling DUI party, and several men were injured. Tetovo police...
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Hungary rejects EP amendment calling for the extradition of Nikola Gruevski

A minister of the Hungarian Government dismissed a resolution from the European Parliament on Macedonia, which includes a call from the Green Party to have former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski extradited back to the country. Gruevski...