Tag: parliament
Macedonia 15.07.22 | 23:06

Session on French proposal resumes tomorrow at 11 am

The debate on the Report on the content of the Proposal for the negotiating framework for the accession negotiations of the Republic of Macedonia with the European Union, proposed by the Presidency of France with the EU Council on June 30, 2022, will continue tomorrow at 11 am. According to the list...

Macedonia 14.07.22 | 14:44

Eggs thrown at Parliament building, “bloody” handprints left on asphalt

A group of citizens started throwing eggs at the Parliament building during the address of the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. Young boys throw eggs, while the rest of the citizens shout resignation and sing patriotic songs. Red handprints are left on the asphalt in front...

Macedonia 14.07.22 | 14:24

Von der Leyen: Europe is waiting for you, I believe that this is the moment for you to move ahead towards our common future

I wanted to be here today among you so that I may speak to you directly, so that you may hear from me how Europe is waiting for you. Waiting and hoping that you will take yet another step towards our Union, said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in her address to lawmakers on Thursday. “Your...

Macedonia 14.07.22 | 12:24

Police officers from all over Macedonia brought to Skopje due to high risk events in Parliament

Police officers from all over Macedonia have been deployed in Skopje today due to the assessment made by the security services that today’s events are of high risk, 4NEWS.mk learns.

Macedonia 25.05.22 | 23:08

DUI / SDSM dictatorship – Talat Xhaferi locks MPs in Parliament hall

Parliament Speaker, Talat Xhaferi, locked the doors of the Parliament Hall tonight. Locked MPs and chaos in the Parliament! The dictatorship of DUI / SDSM embodied in Talat shows the ugly face in Parliament!, informed VMRO-DPMNE MP, Mile Lefkov via Facebook. He says that whenever they have to present...

Economy 21.05.22 | 18:39

VMRO-DPMNE: Proposed budget changes will only add to the inflation and the economic downturn

VMRO-DPMNE reacted to the changes to the 2022 budget, that are being proposed by the DUI – SDSM coalition. According to the opposition party, which is blocking what it refers to as “harmful legislation” in Parliament, the proposal would only add to the economic chaos and backsliding. Macedonia...

Macedonia 19.05.22 | 11:31

In the midst of constroversy, Talat Xhaferi heads for Berlin

In the midst of a growing controversy at home, after Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi was recorded screaming obscenities at staff members, he went for a visit to Germany. In Berlin, Xhaferi will be accompanied by members of Parliament for meetings with their German counterparts. The opposition VMRO-DPMNE...

Macedonia 13.05.22 | 11:21

Parliament blockade enters its fourth day, tensions remain on the surface

The blockade of Parliament, put in place by VMRO-DPMNE, has entered in its fourth day. So far, the party has been able to prevent advancing legislation in Parliament and even mostly setting the agenda of the day, which has caused tense moments with Speaker Talat Xhaferi, as he tried to break the filibuster...

Macedonia 12.05.22 | 12:07

Unruly scenes during the oppositions’ filibuster in Parliament yesterday

The blockade of Parliament put in place by VMRO-DPMNE led to tense scenes yesterday, as Speaker Talat Xhaferi from DUI tried to break the filibuster. VMRO-DPMNE representatives are using the Parliament rules to protract the discussion on all legislation, by talking about the failures and the corruptions...

Macedonia 11.05.22 | 14:52

Misajlovski: Parliament blockade is only way to raise awareness to the crises we are facing

VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Vladimir Misajlovski said that the party has blocked bad legislation in the past, but that now, with the current blockade of Parliament, it wants to raise greater awareness of the disaster Macedonia is in. VMRO-DPMNE started filibustering the work of the Parliament yesterday,...

Macedonia 10.05.22 | 20:25

First day of Parliament boycott successful, Speaker Xhaferi couldn’t adopt the agenda

On the first day of the blockade of Parliament, VMRO-DPMNE representatives were able to prevent the adoption of the agenda and stopped the session from starting. Speaker Talat Xhaferi gave up in his attempt to convene the Parliament after 37 representatives from the opposition sought to speak and filibustered...

Macedonia 10.05.22 | 11:29

VMRO-DPMNE began the blockade of Parliament

VMRO-DPMNE formally began its blockade of Parliament, after the Government did not try to reach out over the past several days to discuss holding early elections. The party cited the economic disaster, huge inflation spikes, corruption and illegitimacy of the Government as their reasons to begin blocking...

Macedonia 15.03.22 | 16:12

VMRO representatives leave Parliament session as SDSM and DUI try to take over key committee

The VMRO-DPMNE group in Parliament walked out of today’s session as the thin ruling majority is trying to change the make-up of a key Parliament Committee. The Committee on appointments is key in nominating candidates to various positions. One of its members left the majority, along with the whole...

Macedonia 03.03.22 | 22:39

Almost unanimously, Macedonian Parliament adopts declaration condemning Russian aggression on Ukraine

With 100 votes in favor and only three opposed, the Macedonian Parliament adopted a declaration that condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It was supported by all major parties. Maja Moracanin from the small DOM party, who proposed the declaration, said that “the Russian aggression on Ukraine...

Macedonia 02.03.22 | 14:31

Constitutional Court postpones hearing on Xhaferi’s 2017 election as Speaker

As widely expected, the Constitutional Court postponed discussion on the challenge to the 2017 appointment of Talat Xhaferi as Speaker. The court is down to just five judges and is apparently using the case to pressure Xhaferi to speed up the election of new judges in the Parliament. Even though the...

Macedonia 02.03.22 | 11:58

VMRO-DPMNE: The ruling majority is obstructing the work of the Parliament

VMRO-DPMNE blamed the ruling SDSM – DUI majority of blocking the work of the Parliament, as the legislative body has struggled to appoint officials, including to the Constitutional Court. The majority is trying to remove a member of Parliament from the key committee on appointments after his party...

Macedonia 18.02.22 | 15:02

“We are not blocking the Parliament, the ruling coalition insists that they have majority”

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said that the opposition is not blocking the Parliament as initiatives, such as the appointment of new Constitutional Court judges, remain stuck. If you are asking me about the Committee on appointments, there are members of Parliament on it. As far as I know,...

Economy 10.02.22 | 14:13

Parliament approves the minimum wage hike proposal in its first reading

101 members of Parliament voted in favor, with no votes against, the proposed increase in the minimum wage to 300 EUR a month. The law passed in its first reading and is now sent before the Labour and Welfare Committee. The law would set the minimum wage to 57 percent of the average wage, leading to...

Macedonia 10.02.22 | 12:20

Macedonia and Bulgaria will discuss political issues on Friday

While the two countries are trying to divert their historic dispute, on Friday, a meeting of the expert group on political issues will be met. This group is made up of representatives of the two foreign ministries, and besides the joint historic commission, this will likely be the most difficult of the...

Economy 10.02.22 | 11:40

Parliament begins discussion on the 300 EUR minimum wage hike

The Parliament will open discussion today on the proposal to increase the minimum wage to 300 EUR a month. The proposal was agreed between the Government, the unions and the association of employers, and it provides public subsidies to companies to make up the difference for the remainder of the year. The...

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