Tag: law on the use of languages
Macedonia 12.12.19 | 11:14

Ahmeti: We used Venice Commission to reduce tensions and prejudices among Macedonians

DUI leader Ali Ahmeti said yesterday that the Law on the Use of Languages was sent to the Venice Commission for an opinion only to reduce the then current tensions that arose among Macedonians. According to the leader of the government’s coalition partner, the legal solution was then agreed and...

Macedonia 11.12.19 | 20:38

Outgoing Prime Minister: Venice Commission’s recommendations must be respected

Outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, commenting on developments following the Venice Commission’s recommendations on the Law on Languages, said that as a government they do not intend to go back and intend to guarantee the rights they have been granted but to be practically applicable. The right...

Macedonia 10.12.19 | 20:39

Grubi: It is absurd to discuss the God-given right to speak Albanian with three Macedonians

The use of the mother tongue is a God-given right, says DUI’s Artan Grubi, who thinks there should be no discussion of the Law on the Use of Languages, especially with three Macedonians. I hesitated all day whether to participate in the show, as I find it unreasonable to talk about the use of the...

Macedonia 10.12.19 | 18:18

VMRO-DPMNE to submit amendments to the Law on Languages

VMRO-DPMNE lawmakers will submit amendments to amend the Law on the Use of Languages and its harmonization with the recommendations of the Venice Commission, said MP Dragan Danev on Tuesday. Danev urged SDSM to support VMRO-DPMNE’s amendments but did not specify what the opposition party’s...

Macedonia 06.12.19 | 20:30

Venice Commission: Law on Languages is imprecise and will cause collapse of the judiciary

In its opinion adopted on Friday, the Venice Commission has called on the Macedonian authorities to re-examine the Law on the Use of Languages and abandon provisions on bilingualism in judicial proceedings. According to a statement issued after Friday’s meeting in Venice, Council of Europe legal...

Macedonia 04.12.19 | 12:01

Pendarovski: The Law on Languages is not practical, but it will not destroy Macedonia

The Venice Commission has no authority to determine whether a law is in line with our Constitution, only the Constitutional Court has such powers, President Stevo Pendarovski said Tuesday evening on TV24, answering a question on a part of the Commission’s report referring to the Law on the Use...

Macedonia 07.10.19 | 23:22

Ziberi: Venice Commission cannot treat Albanian language as minority, because it is not

In Article 99 of the Venice Commission’s unofficial draft opinion on the 2018 Law on the Use of Languages, the Commission considers that “many provisions of the Law on Languages (from 2018) go beyond European standards as defined in particular in the Framework Convention for the Protection of...

Macedonia 05.09.19 | 10:43

Venice Commission to examine whether there is room for bilingual money and military uniforms

A delegation of the Venice Commission is paying Thursday a visit to Skopje for meetings with MP groups on the requested opinion over the Law on the Use of Languages. Representatives of the Venice Commission Delegation will meet with MPs from DUI, SDSM, VMRO-DPMNE and the independent parliamentary group...

Macedonia 16.01.19 | 11:36

Fine up to 5,000 euros for institutions that will not respect the law on the use of languages

Central institutions, public enterprises, agencies, directorates, institutions and organizations, commissions, legal entities with public powers according to law, as well as all other institutions will be fined 4.000 to 5.000 euros in denar counter value for non-compliance with the provisions of the...

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