Tag: parliament
Macedonia 13.01.20 | 11:01

Bill that reverses the lustration of Communist era police collaborators sent before a Parliament Committee

The leftist SDSM party is pushing its draft law that would reverse the process of lustration through Parliament, and today it will be up for debate in the Political System Committee. SDSM demands “nullification” of the process under which a broadly based committee decided to open the files...

Economy 22.12.19 | 12:14

First Macedonian budget proposal that approaches four billion EUR set to be approved today

The Macedonian Parliament is expected to vote on the 2020 budget proposal, which is projected at 3.615 billion EUR of revenue – an incrase of 5.6 percent compared to last year. Spending is at 3.898 billion EUR – an increase of 5 percent and the deficit is projected at 2.3 percent of GDP. The...

Macedonia 18.12.19 | 11:13

Parliament meets over the blocked SDSM election request

In the Macedonian Parliament, a debate is scheduled on the several thousand amendments which the DUI party submitted to the Electoral Code proposed by its coalition partner SDSM. Since it’s impossible to go through all the amendments, the DUI move effectively blocks any debate on the SDSM proposal...

Macedonia 27.11.19 | 12:11

Xhaferi expects Zaev to resign on January 3rd, as agreed, and tells him there is no time to change the electoral model

Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi said that he expects an interim government to be elected, as planned, on January 3rd. According to the agreement made between the main political parties, the outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev will resign on January 3rd, making way for an interim Prime Minister from his...

Economy 25.11.19 | 10:55

Parliament to discuss 2020 draft-budget

The Parliament’s Finance and Budget Committee will discuss Monday the 2020 draft-budget. The 2020 budget will total 3.615 billion euros, and the focus will be on human capital, better health care, education and social system and strong support for real sector growth. Capital investments are projected...

Macedonia 15.11.19 | 19:03

Pendarovski: Parliament’s ratification of NATO accession protocol is a technical, not political issue

President Stevo Pendarovski said Friday he refrains from speculating whether Parliament will reconvene if Spain ratifies Macedonia’s NATO accession protocol. This is a technical, and not a political issue, Pendarovski underlined. I suggest that we do not go into further legal implications of...

Macedonia 07.11.19 | 23:23

Xhaferi: Dissolved Parliament cannot be convened again

Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi rejects the possibility of convening Parliament for ratification of the NATO Protocol after it will already be dissolved in accordance with the deadline for early elections scheduled for April 12. Xhaferi said in an interview with the Macedonian Radio Television that...

Macedonia 06.11.19 | 10:35

Parliament to elect Vice-Speaker

The Parliament is set to elect a Vice-Speaker on Wednesday and discuss the 2019 European Commission report on Macedonia. The ruling SDSM and DUI parties have proposed Zekir Ramcilovik from the Bosniak Cultural Unification party, a member of Parliament originally elected on the VMRO-DPMNE ticket, to be...

Macedonia 05.11.19 | 16:55

SDSM and DUI nominate an expelled VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament as the next Deputy Speaker

The ruling SDSM and DUI parties have proposed Zekir Ramcilovik from the Bosniak Cultural Unification party, a member of Parliament originally elected on the VMRO-DPMNE ticket, to be the next Deputy Speaker after Vesel Memedi from the Albanian National Democratic Renewal resigned. Ramcilovik informed...

Macedonia 05.11.19 | 09:57

EP President Sassoli to address Parliament

European Parliament President David Sassoli is set to address the Parliament on Tuesday, and previously he will meet with Talat Xhaferi and coordinators of parliamentary group and representatives of other political parties. On Monday the EP President had a meeting with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and...

Macedonia 30.10.19 | 12:25

Parliament will dissolve on February 11th, likely postponing the NATO ratification for after April

Speaker Talat Xhaferi announced that he will put the dissolution of Parliament to the vote on February 11th, after party leaders agreed to hold elections on April 12th. This means that this Parliament likely won’t vote to ratify the expected NATO accession of Macedonia. The ratification is stuck...

World 24.09.19 | 18:51

Suspension of British parliament was unlawful, Supreme Court finds

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom ruled that the prorogation of the British parliament was unlawful and that the decision to suspend it was was null and of no effect. “This is the worst outcome for the Prime Minister,” BBC’s home affairs correspondent Dominic Casciani...

Macedonia 14.09.19 | 15:52

Parliament overwhelmingly votes to dismiss Katica Janeva from her office

With 102 votes in favor of 105 present, the Parliament voted today to dismiss Katica Janeva as Special Prosecutor. The disgraced prosecutor was appointed in 2015, with huge promises that she will restore justice and the rule of law in Macedonia. She quickly subverted her office to the orders coming from...

Macedonia 13.09.19 | 16:01

Parliament will finally vote on Janeva tomorrow

Speaker Talat Xhaferi called for a Parliament session to dismiss Katica Janeva for Saturday, September 14th – one day before the mandate of the disgraced Special Prosecutor is about to expire anyway. Despite Janeva’s offer to resign that she first made in mid July, after the initial arrests...

Macedonia 11.09.19 | 14:54

SDSM and DUI vote against VMRO proposal to remove Katica Janeva from her office

VMRO-DPMNE members of Parliament proposed a start to the discussion on dismissing disgraced hat Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva from her office, but the proposal was rejected by the most members from the ruling SDSM and DUI parties. The two ruling parties previously supported the Committee proposal...

World 03.09.19 | 23:26

Boris Johnson’s plan for a “no deal Brexit” defeated in Parliament

The Boris Johnson Government faced a defeat in the British House of Commons today as the majority voted to put forward a bill to delay Brexit beyond October 31st. Prime Minister Johnson threatened early elections if this happens, but 328 MPs defied him, defeating the 301 members of Parliament who voted...

Macedonia 02.09.19 | 11:24

Parliament receives report calling for Janeva’s dismissal

The Parliament should receive today the report prepared by the Council of public prosecutors, which calls for the dismissal of Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva. This should serve as the basis for the dismissal of Janeva, who offered her resignation a month and a half ago, when the news first broke about...

Macedonia 30.08.19 | 11:09

Parliament to elect new ministers, deputy ministers, vice-governor

As part of its 110th session, the Parliament will elect on Friday two new government ministers and three deputy ministers nominated by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. Nina Angelovska is nominated for a new finance minister, and Hisen Xhemaili as minister without portfolio in charge of improving the investment...

Macedonia 29.07.19 | 20:13

Zaev’s coalition loses its majority in an important Parliament Committee

The ruling coalition was unable to reach the majority it needs in the Parliament Commission on Appointments today, as BESA member of Parliament Fadil Zendeli sided with VMRO-DPMNE. Zendeli would usually vote with Zaev – Ahmeti coalition, allowing it to move forward many of the appointments it wanted...

Macedonia 28.07.19 | 13:52

Xhaferi plans to have Parliament discuss the law on state prosecutors in late August

Despite Zoran Zaev’s urgency in pushing for a new law on state prosecutors in light of the spectacular corruption scandal involving the Special Prosecutor’s Office, Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi decided that the draft law Zaev proposed will be discussed on August 27th. It was initially...

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