Sunday, 4 June 2023
Tag: Kate Byrnes
The public doesn’t trust the judiciary, reforms are needed, Byrnes tells judges
Kate Byrnes, the US Ambassador to Skopje, told a conference of judges today that Macedonian citizens do not trust the judiciary. Referring to a recent Eurotink poll that only 8% of citizens trust the judiciary, she said it was necessary to restore citizens’ trust to see the system work. It is no...
Maricic-Byrnes: US remains strong supporter of Macedonia’s EU integration
The Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs, Bojan Maricic, met Friday with the US Ambassador to Macedonia, Kate Marie Byrnes. The meeting focused on the US support in the process of European integration of our country, and the importance and necessity of the progress of the Western Balkans in the...
Byrnes: Participation in the democratic process is essential to a strong, resilient and inclusive democracy
Participation in the democratic process is essential to a strong, resilient and inclusive democracy, US Ambassador to Macedonia Kate Byrnes wrote on Twitter. The people of Macedonia are going to the polls today to cast their votes in municipal elections across the country. Participation in the democratic...
Zaev-Byrnes meeting: 26th anniversary of U.S.–Macedonian diplomatic ties
Prime Minister Zoran Zaev hosted Monday U.S. Ambassador to Macedonia Kate Byrnes, who on the behalf of the American people offered her condolences over the Tetovo modular covid hospital fire. According to the government’s press release, PM Zaev told Ambassador Byrnes a comprehensive investigation...
Byrnes: Macedonian economy showed it can adapt and thrive
While large companies are able to maneuver through bureaucracies and make significant investments in Macedonia, smaller companies find this business environment difficult. So ensuring that procurement processes are transparent and establishing a professional bureaucracy that’s able to work with companies...
Osmani-Byrnes: Macedonia and US enjoy strong and friendly bilateral ties
Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani met Thursday with the US Ambassador to Macedonia Kate Marie Byrnes and briefed her about latest political developments involving activities related to country’s European perspective in the coming period. The interlocutors assessed the bilateral relations between the two...
US Ambassador Byrnes attends Galicnik Wedding Festival
US Ambassador Kate Byrnes visited Galicnik during the weekend to see the Galicnik wedding (Galicka svadba), a great tradition going back hundreds of years, the US Embassy informed. The US Embassy shared photos from the visit. A memorable day in Galicnik witnessing the Galicka Svdba, a beautiful cultural...
US disappointed Macedonia didn’t open EU negotiations
The United States is disappointed after Macedonia wasn’t allowed to open negotiations for membership in the EU, US Ambassador Kate Byrnes said Monday, answering a reporter’s question whether the United States expects intensified meetings between politicians and enhanced Skopje-Sofia communication...
US donates NBCD equipment for decontamination to Macedonia
Defence Minister Radmila Shekerinska and US Ambassador Kate Byrnes will attend the handover of American donation – NBCD equipment for decontamination at the Cojlija military barracks near Petrovec. The equipment is donated under the US Program 333 (three-three-three) and consists of two mass decontamination...
Action Plan between Macedonia and Bulgaria in final stage, US urges that bilateral issues remain apart from EU integration process
After the Government announced that the harmonization of the joint action plan with Bulgaria is in the final stage, the US Ambassador to the country, yesterday Kate Byrnes referred to the dispute between Macedonia and Bulgaria, reiterating that the US is committed to resolving bilateral issues between...
Byrnes condemns government’s tolerance, says fighting corruption begins with accountability
According to Transparency International’s 2020 Corruption Perceptions Index, Macedonia received the worst rating in history. With a drop of 5 spots, the country is on the 111th stop in the company of BiH, Panama and Mongolia. Criticism of the government’s poor response to corruption also...
US Ambassador Byrnes: Transparency International report is a clear signal that fighting corruption remains a critically important task
US Ambassador to Macedonia Kate Byrnes wrote on Facebook that corruption threatens trust in each other and in government, in equitable justice, and the confidence to build, grow, and innovate economies. Corruption threatens all elements that bind our societies—trust in each other and in government,...
US Ambassador Byrnes disappointed with Bulgaria’s veto
We are disappointed with Bulgaria’s veto for a number of reasons, first because we believe that Macedonia was ready to begin the process of opening and closing chapters with the EU, said U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia Kate Byrnes. In an interview with VOA, she said the veto posed...
US Ambassador Byrnes says she is pleased that the Census Law was supported by two opposition parties
The U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia Kate Byrnes, supported the adoption of the Census Law in the Parliament. In an interview with the Voice of America, she said that this is an important step forward, because in the country the population and property have not been counted for almost 20...
Zaev-Byrnes meeting: Our common goal is start of Macedonia’s EU negotiations by the end of the year
Prime Minister Zoran Zaev met Friday with United States Ambassador Kate Byrnes, discussing developments related to the country’s EU integration, strategic bilateral cooperation and challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Both interlocutors, the government press service stated that the two...
US Ambassador Byrnes congratulates Macedonian football team on EURO qualification
US Ambassador to Macedonia, Kate Byrnes, congratulated via Twitter on Friday the Macedonian national football team for qualifying for the European Football Championship. Congratulations for the historic achievement in qualifying for the European Football Championship! Great passion and efforts from...
US Ambassador Byrnes: I am pleased to see citizens of this country take part in democratic process
I am pleased to see citizens of this country take part in the democratic process. Teams from US Embassy Skopje are joining the OSCE, civil society, and other international observers to observe elections, and I will be there alongside them, US Ambassador Kate Byrnes tweeted.
US Ambassador Byrnes: It is reasonable to expect elections to be held as soon as conditions allow, bearing in mind the health and well-being of voters
“360 Degrees” asked the US Embassy and the EU mission in Macedonia about their position regarding the political developments in the country. We are closely following the discussion between the political leaders. Discussion should continue for the country to be able to organize elections and...
Mickoski – Byrnes: Fair and democratic elections key to Macedonia’s future
VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski, along with party vice president Aleksandar Nikoloski and international secretary Timco Mucunski, met Wednesday with US Ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia Kate Byrnes. Mickoski informed on Facebook about the meeting where the current developments were discussed. At...
Zaev: The U.S. continuously supports the realization of our strategic interests
SDSM leader Zoran Zaev met Tuesday with US Ambassador to Macedonia Kate Byrnes. Zaev thanked the US Ambassador for the support that the United States has continuously given to the Republic of Macedonia in building a modern democratic society, as well as in the process of realizing our country’s...
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