Tuesday, 14 August 2018 | News today: 19

Macedonia

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VMRO-DPMNE: Gov’t calls referendum on key issue without consultations with opposition

The inferior, sterile press conference of (Prime Minister Zoran) Zaev cannot conceal the tragic developments in Macedonia for the last 14 months, which reached its peak yesterday when the parliamentary majority decided to call a referendum...
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Zaev: If the citizens stay home, the institutions will decide for them

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev calls on the citizens of Macedonia to vote in the name referendum that is staled for September 30 stressing that ‘now is the time for every citizen of the country to take responsibility for the future.’ “Every...
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Referendum campaign begins on September 10, MPs on summer break up to August 20

The Parliament will operate until September 10, when the campaign for the September 30 referendum is expected to begin. Although the MPs filed the referendum decision, political parties, the Government, even the Parliament could act as campaign...
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U.S. official Matthew Palmer visits Macedonia

Matthew Palmer, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, will visit the Republic of Macedonia August 1-3 to express U.S. support for the country’s conclusion of the Prespa Agreement with Greece and the...
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Bushati: US engagement in implementation of Prespa Agreement is critical

Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati says US engagement in the Balkans is critical to ensure that there will be no derailment of the effort by Greece and the Republic of Macedonia to normalize relations that would pave the way for the latter...
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VMRO-DPMNE did not vote: Referendum question is imprecise, ambiguous and manipulative

VMRO-DPMNE MPs left the parliament hall after deputy Nikola Micevski elaborated the party’s position that the referendum question is imprecise, ambiguous and manipulative, while the consultative aspect leaves the result open for interpretation. VMRO-DPMNE...
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Successful referendum ‘an essential step’ on EU, NATO integration path, says Hahn

The European Commission is satisfied with its Western Balkans strategy as it has triggered a new dynamic in the region, EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn says in an interview. Speaking to Euroactiv Germany, Hahn notes that Macedonia...
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Referendum cost at EUR 3,5 million

The costs for administering the referendum on the name agreement slated for September 30 stand at EUR 3,5 million. The funds will be secured from the national budget through reallocation among budget beneficiaries and funds, decided the Parliament...
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Parliament endorses decision on referendum, slated for September 30

The Parliament endorsed Monday the decision over a consultative referendum on the name agreement to take place on September 30. Sixty-eight MPs supported the decision, with the opposition deputies absent from the vote. The referendum question...
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Janusev: Zaev and SDSM have responsibility for the anti-state and capitulation agreement

VMRO-DPMNE MPs have not signed the referendum initiative that is set to be discussed at a session in Parliament on Monday afternoon. Opposition deputies will attend the session and present their arguments against the referendum question. VMRO-DPMNE...