Tag: law on languages
Macedonia 25.12.19 | 21:32

Osmani: Language Law will not be revised

Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Bujar Osmani said Wednesday that the Law on Languages will not be revised and that the recommendations of the Venice Commission refer to the lack of capacity in the institutions for its full implementation. The main idea behind the Venice Commission’s...

Macedonia 11.12.19 | 21:25

Ahmeti: Languages Law should not be politicized and used for election campaigns

DUI President Ali Ahmeti said Wednesday in Cair that he does not want the issue of the Law on Languages to be politicized and used for the election campaign. According to him, this law was adopted by consensus, had a great deal of debate, and is a law that derives from the Ohrid Agreement. The law as...

Macedonia 11.12.19 | 21:04

Outgoing Prime Minister vs Grubi: DUI knew that the entire law was sent to the Venice Commission

Perhaps Artan Grubi didn’t know, but DUI’s government coalition partners knew that the entire Language Law would be sent to the Venice Commission for review, the outgoing prime minister said after Grubi’s statement last night that DUI had expected only two articles of the law to be...

Macedonia 11.12.19 | 20:07

Constitutional Court accepts Levica’s initiative on the Law on Languages

Dimitar Apasiev informed on Facebook that the Constitutional Court accepted the initiative to asses the constitutionality of the Law on Languages. The court explained that they had accepted the initiative but did not say when and whether it would be put on their agenda. Levica believes that the law was...

Macedonia 11.12.19 | 16:52

Outgoing PM: Grubi did not know that the entire language law was sent to the Venice Commission because he was not part of the government

MP Artan Grubi probably did not know that the entire Law on Languages was sent to the Venice Commission because he is not a member of the government, says outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. The government has minutes and debate. We must all be sincere in our intentions when working for this country...

Macedonia 11.12.19 | 16:21

Albanian parties united in the position that the law on languages will not change

VMRO-DPMNE’s parliamentary group has announced that it will soon submit amendments to the Law on the Use of Languages, which, as the party says, will mean its compliance with the Venice Commission’s recommendations. Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi believes that MPs have the right to submit...

Macedonia 10.12.19 | 22:24

DUI did not want the entire Law on Languages to be sent to the Venice Commission

DUI did not know that the full law on the use of languages would be sent to the Venice Commission, but only expected parts of the law to be sent, party lawmaker Artan Grubi said on the ” Top tema” show. He also wanted to point out that the Venice Commission’s practice is to pass laws...

Macedonia 09.12.19 | 15:18

Mickoski: VMRO-DPMNE to submit amendments to Law on Languages, in line with Venice Commission recommendations

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski informed Monday that they will submit amendments to the Law on Languages, which will incorporate the recommendations of the Venice Commission. He urged the government to support these amendments and to make the unconstitutional law constitutional. If they are for...

Macedonia 09.12.19 | 10:28

Kulavkova: DUI / SDSM Law on Languages guarantees no society for all, no peace, no progress, on the contrary

Macedonians are discriminated with the Law on Languages, says academician Katica Kulavkova. DUI / SDSM’s Law on Languages guarantees no single society for all, neither peace, nor progress, on the contrary, society is fragmented, Macedonians are discriminated, institutions are ineffective, the budget...

Macedonia 09.12.19 | 10:08

How can there be a date when a deputy prime minister threatens with inter-ethnic armed conflict?

Who wants a potentially conflicting state in its ranks, says former Culture Minister Ganka Cvetanova, who reacted on Twitter after Vice Prime Minister Bujar Osmani’s statement on the Law on Languages. No date for negotiations ?! And how there can be when a deputy prime minister in the government...

Macedonia 21.10.19 | 19:33

Parliament in contrast to the Venice Commission

Parliament passed the Law on the Inspectorate on the Use of Languages as part of Monday’s afternoon work at its 114th session. During the debate, lawmakers from the opposition demanded that this item be postponed indefinitely until the final version of the Venice Commission report was received...

Macedonia 16.10.19 | 10:34

Osmani: No changes to law on languages without consensus

Contrary to the statements of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Justice Minister Renata Deskoska, who regarding the Venice Commission’s remarks on the Law on Languages said the institutions are ready to implement them, Deputy Prime Minister Bujar Osmani says that only the remarks in the action plans...

Macedonia 11.10.19 | 12:31

Rubin Zemon: Law on Languages and Framework Agreement are dysfunctional

I agree with the Venice Commission that the Law on Languages is dysfunctional, SDSM coalition MP Rubin Zemon said in an interview with “Lider”, adding that the Ohrid Framework Agreement is also dysfunctional and is in deep crisis. I think that a period has already come, and the main factors...

Macedonia 10.10.19 | 15:51

Ismail: Law on bilingualism is far more damaging than what the Venice Commission has observed

The Levica movement filed a motion against the law on languages to the Constitutional Court eight months ago. They then disputed the way it was adopted, with, as they say, an agreement between the ruling coalition DUI and SDSM, violating all procedures. Now, the Venice Commission’s remarks, according...

Macedonia 09.10.19 | 16:00

Zaev confirmed that they had requested the Venice Commission to postpone the decision on the Languages Law

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev reiterated that the government has requested the Venice Commission’s final opinion on the Law on Use of Languages to be postponed so that they have time to analyze the Commission’s remarks in the draft version and respond to them. In any case, he said, the Commission’s...

Macedonia 07.10.19 | 21:02

Jaceva-Ulcar: New Law on Languages avoids knowing Macedonian

Professor Elka Jaceva-Ulcar, one of the signatories of the letter from the Institute of Macedonian Language “Krste Petkov Misirkov” regarding the Law on Languages, said on TV Alfa that the language of communication in our country is Macedonian. She notes that even the Law on Use of the Macedonian...

Macedonia 07.10.19 | 16:44

Mileski: Venice Commission confirms violent and unconstitutional adoption of the Law on Languages

The Venice Commission only repeated what we had been warning about a year ago when the SDS  pushed the law on languages violently, unconstitutionally and out of any constitutional procedure. Nothing new for me, Robert Mileski wrote on Facebook.

Macedonia 06.10.19 | 22:24

Venice Commission assesses that the Law on Languages will jeopardize the functioning of the entire judicial system!

According to the document obtained by Plusinfo, the Venice Commission’s draft opinion is a strong criticism of the Law on Languages and, in some ways, it recommends a detailed study of the reasons behind the 2008 law change and the reasons for the shortcomings in its implementation. On December...