Tag: Dimitrov
Macedonia 04.05.21 | 15:46

Dimitrov warns the EU that he will become more outspoken in demanding a date for accession talks

Deputy Prime Minister Nikola Dimitrov again implored the European Union to allow Macedonia to begin accession talks, as reports are coming that Albania may be allowed to advance while Macedonia is held behind. Dimitrov was speaking today during a meeting with Austrian Minister Karoline Edtstadler, who...

Macedonia 02.05.21 | 08:27

Foreign Affairs Ministry still hasn’t recovered from the abuses of former minister Dimitrov, union states

The MDS union that represents diplomats in the Macedonian Foreign Affairs Ministry condemned the state of labour relations in the Ministry, and said that the consequences from the term of Nikola Dimitrov are still felt. The union said that Dimitrov, who was recently moved from this department to the...

Macedonia 15.04.21 | 23:29

Austrian Minister Edstadler offers Vienna as “neutral site” for talks between Macedonia and Bulgaria

Austrian Minister for Europe Karoline Edtstadler offered Vienna as a place for talks between Macedonia and Bulgaria, as two countries remain locked in a historical dispute over which Bulgaria blocks Macedonia’s EU accession talks. Edtstadler met with her Macedonian counterpart Nikola Dimitrov and...

Macedonia 05.04.21 | 12:37

Days after Zaev’s helicopter joyride, rescuers helping a badly injured shepherd were denied an airlift request

The testimony of a doctor from Kratovo embarrassed the Zaev regime, and prompted some rare criticism from within the ranks. Doctor Pavle Zafirov described how last week he received no help while desperately trying to get a frozen shepherd from a remote village to hospital. The elderly man, who had prior...

Macedonia 10.03.21 | 09:18

Zaev and Dimitrov announce another of their EU integration plans

Faced with the loss of EU perspective, at least in the near term, Zoran Zaev and his Deputy Prime Minister charged with EU integration Nikola Dimitrov announced a new “agenda”. Like the “3-6-9 Agenda” (referring to tasks in the first 3, 6 and 9 months in office) he announced after...

Macedonia 04.02.21 | 17:44

Nikola Dimitrov survived the vote of no confidence, but the ruling majority was shown as weaker than expected

Nikola Dimitrov survived the vote of no confidence in the Parliament yesterday, but the number of votes he got – 55 in favor of him remaining as Deputy Prime Minister, was 7 votes short of the nominal majority of the SDSM – DUI – BESA coalition. Aleksandar Nikoloski from VMRO-DPMNE,...

Macedonia 03.02.21 | 22:42

Dimitrov accused of giving away the term “Macedonian” to Bulgaria and Greece

During the discussion in the Parliament over the proposed vote of no confidence in Deputy Prime Minister Nikola Dimitrov, Antonio Milososki from VMRO-DPMNE accused Dimitrov of giving away the identity designation “Macedonian” to neighboring countries. Only in the past ten days we were informed...

Macedonia 03.02.21 | 17:50

You should’ve resigned after the Bulgarian veto, Nikola Dimitrov told during his no-confidence discussion in the Parliament

Deputy Prime Minister for EU affairs Nikola Dimitrov, who’s been largely out of public eye after Bulgaria vetoed Macedonia’s EU accession talks, defended his policies in the Parliament today. Dimitrov faces a vote of no confidence initiated by VMRO-DPMNE, as his signature treaties with Greece...

Macedonia 13.01.21 | 09:30

Dimitrov and Osmani given an open-ended invitation to come to the Parliament and explain the annex they are negotiating with Bulgaria

VMRO member of Parliament Antonio Milososki, who heads the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Parliament, gave an open-ended invitation to the two main diplomatic Government officials to come and explain the latest twist in the dispute with Bulgaria. Through Bulgarian media it was revealed that the two...

Macedonia 07.01.21 | 22:04

Dimitrov says the Government will “take a break” from the problem with Bulgaria until their elections are over

Zaev’s Deputy Prime Minister Nikola Dimitrov said that Macedonia wants to see the dispute with Bulgaria put on the back burner until March, when Bulgarians go to the polls. Dimitrov told the MIA news agency that with the elections there, it is not a productive time to engage Bulgaria in talks. Let’s...

Macedonia 19.12.20 | 12:18

Sela: I suggested a grand coalition to Zaev, but he refused

Alliance of Albanians leader Ziadin Sela said that he suggested to Zoran Zaev that the country would be best lead by a grand coalition, especially given how narrow the results of the July 15 elections were, but that Zaev refused.  “They insisted that their majority is sufficient”, Sela said. Zaev...

Macedonia 18.12.20 | 13:32

Vote of no confidence in Nikola Dimitrov initiated in the Parliament

Members of Parliament from VMRO-DPMNE, their coalition partners, and the Levica party, officially submitted a proposal for a vote of no confidence against Deputy Prime Minister Nikola Dimitrov. VMRO official Antonio Milososki detailed the proposal at a press conference. Nikola Dimitrov twice refused...

Macedonia 16.12.20 | 10:55

Nikola Dimitrov is siding with the SDSM faction against Zaev?

Reports that Deputy Prime Minister Nikola Dimitrov was bragging that he prevented Zoran Zaev from signing another, even more harmful treaty with Bulgaria, have opened the prospect of Dimitrov’s siding with the faction in SDSM that calls for Zaev’s ouster. In his infamous BGNES interview, Zaev announced...

Macedonia 15.12.20 | 09:35

Nikola Dimitrov believes that the vote of no confidence in him is an attack on the state

Deputy Prime Minister Nikola Dimitrov equated the vote of no confidence which the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party announced against him to a threat aimed at the stability of the country. VMRO leader Hristijan Mickoski said that this vote will be the first step in bringing down the Zaev regime, as even some...

Macedonia 15.12.20 | 08:05

Bozinovski: Zaev and Dimitrov wanted all the glory for themselves and now own the failure of the EU negotiations

The Zaev Government bet it all on the issue of EU integration, refused to include the opposition in the process, and now suffered a complete failure, said pollster and commentator Vladimir Bozinovski in an interview with TV24. The veto from Bulgaria is a failure that Zaev and Dimitrov need to own up...

Macedonia 14.12.20 | 14:55

Mickoski announces vote of no confidence in Nikola Dimitrov as first step toward bringing down the Zaev Government

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski announced that the first step toward bringing down the Zaev Government will be a vote of no confidence in Deputy Prime Minister Nikola Dimitrov, for his total failure to advance the EU accession process. These are the worst 100 days any Government has had so far....

Macedonia 07.12.20 | 21:45

Dimitrov resurfaces ahead of the Bulgarian veto, says that Macedonia will not react to it emotionally

After staying out of the public eye for days, as Buglaria made it clear it will block Macedonia from opening EU accession talks, Deputy Prime Minister Nikola Dimitrov resurfaced to say that the country will not reach emotionally to the latest blockade. This is nothing to run away from. We will face the...

Macedonia 03.12.20 | 09:08

Desperate to achieve some progress, Macedonian historians will meet with their Bulgarian counterparts today

The joint committee of historians between Macedonia and Bulgaria will meet online today and tomorrow, to discuss aligning the historic narratives of the two countries on the medieval period and the time of the early Ottoman conquest. This period is relatively less contentious, compared to the period...

Macedonia 02.12.20 | 15:17

Dimitrov goes missing as his foreign policy fails big time

With the appointment of former Prime Minister Vlado Buckovski as Zaev’s envoy to Bulgaria, Deputy Prime Minister Nikola Dimitrov took a back seat role in what should be the main task of his mandate – opening the EU accession talks. Dimitrov has avoided several scheduled hearings in the Parliament,...

Macedonia 29.11.20 | 20:46

One sacrificial lamb nominates another: Kiracovski believes that Nikola Dimitrov should resign

Aleksandar Kiracovski, the SDSM party official who was removed as the party’s Secretary General due to his alleged involvement in the major Racket scandal, asked that Deputy Prime Minister Nikola Dimitrov resigns if Macedonia fails to open EU accession talks. I’m speaking about a heroic and...

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