Tag: government
Macedonia 09.08.20 | 10:51

President Pendarovski has four more days to give the mandate for forming a government

Due to the fact that the deadline for securing parliamentary majority and forming a new government is approaching, parties have intensified negotiations. However, they are keeping details of talks secret. SDSM reiterated in a press release on Saturday that they’re holding formal talks over forming...

Macedonia 07.08.20 | 19:53

SDSM and DUI say they have agreed the principled basis of a future Government

SDSM and DUI issued a press release stating that they have agreed in principle the policies of a future Government. The statement indicates that the two parties are close to agreement on renewing their coalition. According to the press release, the two parties will work toward a four year term for a...

Macedonia 07.08.20 | 15:21

Thimonier calls for rapid formation of government to continue with effective reforms

The French Ambassador in Skopje, Christian Thimonier, told “Koha” daily that he expects the new government to be formed soon and to continue consolidating the reforms towards the European path of the country. I hope that the new government will be formed soon, and to continue with efficient...

Macedonia 06.08.20 | 12:24

SDSM claims to have secured a majority to form a government

Sources from SDSM claim that they have secured a majority to form a government, writes “Fokus”. This SDSM reaction comes after the reports of “Lajm” and several other media outlets in Albanian language that DUI and VMRO-DPMNE are close to an agreement to form a new government...

Macedonia 06.08.20 | 11:25

SDSM: We are holding serious talks to form government

SDSM is holding serious talks for the formation of the government with a full four-year term, supported by a stable majority in Parliament, whose one of the main priorities will be the fight against crime and corruption at all levels, the party said. The task of the new government is to ensure order...

Macedonia 04.08.20 | 21:17

Ahmeti says he’s in no hurry to form a Government

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti, who holds 15 seats in Parliament and likely the key to the creation of the next Government, said that he is in no hurry to complete the coalition talks. The new Parliament convened today, but could not procede to electing a Speaker as there is no clear majority yet. This...

Macedonia 04.08.20 | 13:04

Snap elections – deadlines: Will Pendarovski wait for the last day to entrust the mandate or will he invite the leaders to a meeting?

SDSM led by Zoran Zaev demanded snap elections so that the country could deal with the coronavirus and a possible second wave. Snap elections took place, but instead of moving towards the rapid formation of the Parliament and the Government, deadlines were awaited. Such was the case with the Parliament’s...

Macedonia 02.08.20 | 14:22

Mickoski: Coalition talks will be held with the reputation of VMRO and of the state in mind

This fight will be fought until the last minute, said VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski about the on-going coalition making negotiations. VMRO and SDSM are virtually tied after the chaotic July 15 elections and none of the parties has a clear path to forming a Government. We play this competition...

Macedonia 01.08.20 | 15:35

US Ambassador calls on the parties to get together and quickly form a new Government

Despite the inconclusive outcome of the elections, US Ambassador to Macedonia Kate Byrnes said that she expects that a new Government will be formed within the provided deadlines, and as soon as possible. Before the vote, Byrnes called on the country to go ahead with the elections, even though many citizens...

Macedonia 31.07.20 | 12:12

Pendarovski hints at a Government without DUI

A government is possible without SDSM or without VMRO-DPMNE, but also without DUI, said President Stevo Pendarovski in an interview with “Fokus”. The constitutional norm is crystal clear – the mandate is given to the candidate of the party or parties that have a majority in Parliament...

Macedonia 30.07.20 | 22:59

Osmani: We haven’t discussed rotating premiership, I expect government of the two major communities

I expect institutions to be formed very soon with the representatives of the two major communities in the country, Deputy PM for European Affairs and DUI spokesperson told Sitel TV on Thursday. Osmani pointed out that the party has made it clear there should be one entry ticket for talks with political...

Macedonia 29.07.20 | 17:34

Zaev accepts Albanian Prime Minister

The framework for government cooperation for the next four years has already been set. “Koha” daily has learned that the SDSM-BESA coalition will take Ali Ahmeti’s coalition partner DUI, and Menduh Thaci will also be part of the government. With this, the parliamentary majority will...

Macedonia 28.07.20 | 20:26

Mickoski: We do not negotiate under dictation and blackmail

Election numbers impose many combinations, but we do not negotiate under dictates and blackmail. Anyone who wants to negotiate for the benefit of all citizens and for reforms, we are here to negotiate,  the leader of VMRO DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski said in an interview with TV Sitel. No negotiations...

Macedonia 19.07.20 | 12:36

Journalist predicts a short lived Albanian led Government that would sign off on another round of concessions

Journalist Sase Dimovski predicts that the next Government will indeed be formed by a Prime Minister nominated by the DUI party, under heavy influence from major EU powers like Germany and France. DUI conditions its participation in any coalition with electing an ethnic Albanian – Naser Ziberi...

Macedonia 07.07.20 | 19:58

Parents of young elementary school pupils told to go back to work

The Government ordered that parents of children under 10 years of age who go to school have to begin going back to work. These parents were exempt from going to work during the course of the epidemic because with the kindergartens closed, many parents had no other option to care for their children. Kindergartens...

Macedonia 29.06.20 | 11:16

DUI nominee Naser Ziberi holds an event in front of the Government building

Naser Ziberi, the DUI candidate for Prime Minister, is holding a noon event in front of the Government building. DUI has received a permit to cordon off the street before the Government building and is setting a stage where Ziberi will present the party program. DUI is campaigning on the issue of having...

Macedonia 23.06.20 | 11:54

An attack on the media: Five minutes before the end of the state of emergency, the government cuts marketing budget by half

The SDSM government has dealt another blow to the media. Five minutes before the expiry of the state of emergency, it decided to cut the marketing budget by half. They did so with an extraordinary decree that invaded the Electoral Code and the way the marketing budget is distributed. The decision to cut...

Macedonia 19.06.20 | 22:04

Government cuts EUR 4 million for political parties

The Government adopted Friday a decree on the financing of political parties in 2020, according to which EUR 4 million projected for this purpose will remain in the Budget. Instead of 0.15 percent from the Budget, political parties will get only 0.04 percent, i.e. instead of receiving MKD 320 million...

Macedonia 18.06.20 | 16:49

Macedonian Government distributes insulting caricature of Trump in an official press release

The Macedonian Government issued a press release that contained an insulting image of US President Donald Trump. The image was included in the material distributed after a press conference of the public inspection bureau. Photographs from the event were distributed but so was a side by side photo of...

Macedonia 15.06.20 | 22:18

Government to ask Pendarovski for a 7-day state of emergency

President Stevo Pendarovski to declare a state of emergency between June 15-22, reads the proposal that the Government adopted on Monday. The proposal is set forth for the purpose of administering the early parliamentary elections in North Macedonia, including measures to protect the public health during...

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