Tag: Constitution
Macedonia 24.01.23 | 17:52

US Ambassador Aggeler calls on the parties to agree to the Bulgarian demands and amend the Constitution

US Ambassador to Macedonia Angela Aggeler called on the Parliament to accept the constitutional changes that Bulgaria requires, that would include the Bulgarian community in the preamble. Bulgaria says it will not allow Macedonia to continue its EU accession talks until this change is made. Speaking...

Macedonia 24.01.23 | 17:12

Mickoski: We don’t have mandate to amend the Constitution, early elections are needed

In an interview with the Serbian “Politika” daily, VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said that no member of Parliament has a mandate to amend the Constitution, since that was not an issue at the last elections, so a new election is needed before any such vote. Macedonia is under pressure...

Macedonia 25.12.22 | 19:58

Government suffers major setback in its push to amend the Constitution as BESA conditions its vote with holding early elections

Bilal Kasami, leader of the growing Albanian opposition party BESA and Mayor of Tetovo, conditioned his support for the proposed changes to the Constitution with new elections. The SDSM – DUI coalition is having serious difficulties finding the 81 votes it needs to add the Bulgarian nation in the...

Macedonia 30.11.22 | 13:45

Pendarovski changed three positions on changing the Constitution in one year!

President Stevo Pendarovski, at yesterday’s meeting with his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier, demanded that the constitutional amendments be adopted as soon as possible in order for Macedonia to start EU accession negotiations. The president said yesterday that all parties, regardless...

Macedonia 31.10.22 | 22:25

Albanian opposition parties turn on Ahmeti over the issue of the Albanian language

Albanian opposition parties demand a meeting with DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti, to coordinate on the proposed constitutional amendments. Macedonia is under pressure to amend the Constitution and include the Bulgarians in its preamble. But the Albanian parties, who otherwise strongly support the change,...

Macedonia 30.04.22 | 09:44

VMRO-DPMNE will not allow changing the Constitution because of Bulgaria without written guarantees

VMRO-DPMNE will never accept and allow the Macedonian Constitution to be opened within the negotiations with Bulgaria in order to change the preamble, without prior written guarantees for our history, for our Macedonian language, without artificial footnotes, for our uniqueness and cultural diversity,...

Macedonia 17.04.22 | 14:38

It’s not just that”: Bulgarian authorities acknowledge that inclusion of Bulgarians in Constitution is not the only condition

The Bulgarian delegation that paid a visit to Macedonia is adamant that the main demand that is being forced at the moment, which is the inclusion of the Bulgarian minority in the Macedonian Constitution, is not the only one, that later there will be new demands. Vice President Iotova is clear Bulgaria...

Macedonia 06.04.22 | 15:41

Prime Minister Kovacevski is willing to amend the Constitution and make the Albanian language co-official with the Macedonian

Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski expressed his readiness for new changes to the Constitution, based on demands from the Albanian parties that followed the controversial census. Albanian demands are that the clause of the Constitution that makes the Albanian a co-official language provided that the Albanians...

Macedonia 22.02.22 | 17:49

Levica: Macedonian Constitution once again turned into means of fulfilling chauvinistic wishes from neighboring countries

After the meeting between the Prime Ministers of Macedonia and Bulgaria at the Security Conference in Munich, Kiril Petkov announced the inclusion of Bulgarians in the Macedonian Constitution, and the Government of SDSM and DUI with a joint proposal to the European Commission will guarantee the new constitutional...

Macedonia 01.02.22 | 15:14

Pendarovski: No need to open the Constitution at the moment

President Stevo Pendarovski assesses that the Constitution of the country should not be opened at the moment. However, according to him, in case this happens in the near future, then it should be done by consensus of all political parties in Parliament. In the political part, it is always problematic...

Macedonia 23.12.21 | 09:33

Pendarovski to hand the mandate to the new prime minister, according to the Constitution

After today’s resignation of Zaev, the constitutional deadlines begin to run and the first step should be taken by the President. Here is what Pendarovski should do now. After Zaev’s resignation, President Stevo Pendarovski should hand the mandate to the new prime minister-designate. According...

Macedonia 17.12.21 | 09:12

Bulgarian President Radev tells Macedonia that it must change its Constitution

In an interview with Euractiv, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said that Maceodnia will have to amend its Constitution and include the Bulgarians, along the other ethnic groups in the country. It is one word, Radev told the Bulgarian Euractiv editor Georgi Gotev, while explaining the decision to maintain...

Macedonia 14.11.21 | 13:16

Zaev’s coalition partner Pavle Trajanov rejects Bulgarian demands without reciprocity for the rights of Macedonians in Bulgaria

Pavle Trajanov, leader of the DS party which is part of Zaev’s coalition, told the Bulgarian “Dnevnik” daily that changes in the Macedonian Constitution will only happen if Bulgaria also amends its Constitution. Bulgaria wants Macedonia to amend its constitutional preamble and to cite...

Macedonia 07.10.21 | 13:06

Osmani quickly agrees to the Bulgarian request for changes in the Macedonian Constitution – insists that with it, Bulgaria is dropping its claim on the Macedonian nation

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani promptly agreed to the Bulgarian demand that the Bulgarian nation is added to the Macedonian Constitution. This demand is not contrary to our interests, because I think that, with it, Bulgaria is moving away from its irrational position (that the Macedonians and Bulgarians...

Macedonia 07.10.21 | 12:57

Bulgaria is forcing Macedonia to amend its Constitution

The result of the much awaited meetings between Zoran Zaev and Bulgarian President Rumen Radev, mediated by Merkel, Macron, Michel, Jansa and Varhelyi, the Bulgarian position toward Macedonia has gotten significantly harder and more intrusive. In a lengthy interview from Slovenia, President Radev outlined...

Macedonia 15.09.21 | 14:51

Will the Constitution reopen for Sofia: Bulgarians demand to be included as constituent nation

The Bulgarians in Macedonia should be included in Macedonia’s Constitution as constituent nation, Pressing TV has learned. This, among other things, is demanded by the Bulgarian National Platform and the Foundation “Macedonia”, which at a joint press conference expressed concern that,...

Macedonia 09.03.21 | 16:37

Zaev to change the Constitution again: Not only Bulgarians, he will also include Egyptians, Austrians and Romanians in it

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev says that before the country joins the European Union, the Constitution will be opened to include smaller ethnic communities. Asked about the statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Bujar Osmani that the country is ready to include the Bulgarians in the Constitution, Zaev...

Macedonia 05.03.21 | 13:10

Osmani: If necessary, Bulgarians will be mentioned in the Constitution to feel like citizens with equal rights

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bujar Osmani told TV21 on Thursday evening that Bulgarians in Macedonia should feel like free citizens with equal rights. Bulgarians in Macedonia should feel like free citizens who can be organized as a collective community, and they will have all the rights, and if necessary,...

Macedonia 03.09.20 | 15:27

The Constitution does not allow members of Parliament to vote from home

According to the Constitution, the plan to have the Parliament work online, with representatives voting from home, is not possible. The SDSM – DUI led majority is trying to change the rules of the Parliament citing the coronavirus as a reason, but as VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Antonio Milososki...

Macedonia 24.07.20 | 09:49

What the Constitution says: The mandate is entrusted to the party that will secure a majority in Parliament

According to the Constitution, the Parliament should be constituted no later than 20 days after the elections and the deadline is already running. The President of the state is obliged to entrust the mandate to form a government to a candidate of the party, ie the parties that have a majority in Parliament,...

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