Tag: parliament
Macedonia 08.09.21 | 13:52

Pendarovski decorates the members of the first democratically elected Parliament

President Stevo Pendarovski awarded the 8th of September medal to the members of Macedonia’s first democratically elected Parliament. This Parliament adopted the declaration of independence in 1991, and organized the referendum on September 8th. More than anyone else, you are credited with the...

Macedonia 07.09.21 | 15:53

VMRO-DPMNE will block the Parliament unless SDSM stops its fast-track procedure to approve the marijuana law and other controversial laws

VMRO-DPMNE announced that it will block the work of the Parliament if the SDSM led coalition persists in its plan to ram 12 laws through, abusing the so-called “European flag” procedure. This procedure allows the majority to adopt a law with only brief debate and limited possibility to file...

Macedonia 08.08.21 | 11:24

There is no other case in Europe where the Prime Minister deserted during a crisis, Parliament to hold urgent session on the wildfires

The deserter Zoran Zaev left his own people, said VMRO-DPMNE on Sunday, adding that there is no other case in Europe where the Prime Minister deserted his country in the midst of a major crisis. He entered the country yesterday, took pictures wearing expensive clothes, and then left the country again...

Macedonia 29.07.21 | 15:53

Parliament adopts the resolution on the negotiations with Bulgaria

The Macedonian Parliament adopted the resolution that sets red lines in the negotiations with Bulgaria, with 95 votes in favor and one abstained. Before the vote, the ruling majorities amended the resolution by introducing the imposed name “North Macedonia” in it. Mickoski presents the resolution...

Macedonia 29.07.21 | 13:53

Macedonian Parliament adopts the VMRO proposed resolution that draws red lines in the negotiations with Bulgaria

The Macedonian Parliament voted today to adopt the resolution proposed by VMRO-DPMNE, on the future conduct of the negotiations with Bulgaria. The resolution draws red lines that will bind this and future Governments, as Bulgaria makes demands aimed at Macedonian history and national identity. Mickoski...

Macedonia 22.07.21 | 19:52

Ruling majority gives up on its attempt to push ahead with the identity cards bill

The proposal to amend the law on identity cards was postponed today at the Political System Committee. VMRO-DPMNE protested the proposal, and accused Speaker Talat Xhaferi of abusing his position to advance the bill. After a heated debate, the ruling majority was forced to give up in its attempt, but...

Macedonia Economy 19.07.21 | 18:32

SDSM tries to avoid including the public in the debate on its proposal to close shops and businesses on Sunday

Members of Parliament from the VMRO-DPMNE led coalition say that the SDSM led ruling majority is refusing to allow a public debate on their proposal that shops and businesses are closed on Sunday. SDSM’s proposal is facing resistance in the public, and some industries were given exemption from...

Macedonia 08.07.21 | 09:05

VMRO-DPMNE’s resolution in Parliament by Friday, Albanian parties still reserved

VMRO-DPMNE will submit the resolution in relation to the European integration path of the country and the red lines regarding the national issues to the Parliament by tomorrow at the latest. The opposition party expects it to be accepted by all parliamentary groups in Parliament. The document was supported...

Macedonia 01.06.21 | 15:42

Mickoski: We are constantly working on securing a new majority in the Parliament

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said that the party is working to secure a new majority in the Parliament that would bring down the Zaev Government. Zaev has only 62 seats in the 120 seat Parliament and has often been unable to convene a session of Parliament. The main purpose of the opposition...

Macedonia 18.05.21 | 16:04

Gridlock expected in the Parliament as the ruling coalition rejects VMRO proposals

VMRO-DPMNE will continue to block three laws in the Parliament after the SDSM led coalition refused to support the opposition’s proposals, said the party Vice President Vladimir Misajlovski. VMRO has submitted thousands of amendments to the three laws, which blocks their progress through Parliament,...

Macedonia 11.05.21 | 21:32

New round of legalization of unlawfully built homes begins

The Parliament adopted a new law for legalization of unlawfully built homes, which will also allow the legalization of houses built in national parks, nature reserves and other protected areas, even including the vicinity of major water sources. The only exception is the Ohrid area, which is considered...

Macedonia 29.04.21 | 17:12

Mizrahi: The opposition can’t continue to provide quorum to the SDSM coalition

VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Rasela Mizrahi said that the opposition can’t continue to provide quorum to the thin SDSM led majority. SDSM asked VMRO for help to get to 61 votes so that sessions of Parliament can begin, and VMRO agreed to this, provided the urgent bills are put first and that...

Macedonia 26.04.21 | 21:01

After silencing the opposition, the Parliament votes to keep Oliver Spasovski as Interior Minister

After the main opposition party VMRO-DPMNE was not allowed to discuss the proposal for a vote of no confidence in Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski, the SDSM led majority in the Parliament put the motion to a vote and rejected it with 60 votes against and 11 in favor. The votes in favor came from the...

Macedonia 24.04.21 | 09:58

Two thirds of Parliament members were given Sputnik vaccines

About two thirds of Parliament members were vaccinated yesterday, when the Healthcare Ministry organized a priority vaccination drive. The institution was barely functioning in the past months, as frequent outbreaks often prevented the slim SDSM led majority from even convening a session of Parliament,...

Macedonia 23.04.21 | 10:29

Members of Parliament are being vaccinated

Members of Parliament are being vaccinated today in the Boris Trajkovski sports hall in Skopje. This is being done to ensure the smooth working of the body, especially as the narrow ruling majority is often unable to even convene the Parliament if several of its representatives contract the virus.  

Macedonia 21.04.21 | 16:06

Speaker Xhaferi prevented the Parliament from initiating a debate on the corruption crisis

Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi did not allow the start of the vote of no confidence process against Government ministers Ljupco Nikolovski and Bojan Maricic. The procedure was initiated by VMRO-DPMNE after Macedonia’s dismal ranking in the latest Transparency International report and over the...

Macedonia 21.04.21 | 15:40

Prosecutors are investigating Speaker Xhaferi and two SDSM members of Parliament who violated their isolation orders

The OJO office of public prosecutors announced that it is already investigating the criminal charges proposed by the opposition VMRO-DPMNE and Levica parties against Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi and two members of Parliament from the SDSM led coalition. The charges come after the members of Parliament...

Macedonia 20.04.21 | 11:55

Levica also proposes charges against the two infected SDSM members of Parliament who came to vote in hazmat suits

The Levica party also submitted criminal charges against two coronavirus infected SDSM members of Parliament who came to vote dressed in hazmat suits. Bisera Kostadinova – Stojcevska and Miroslav Bogdanovski violated their isolation orders to come to the Parliament in an attempt by the ruling majority...

Macedonia 19.04.21 | 12:09

Infected members of Parliament who came to vote in biohazard suits violated the law

The two SDSM members of Parliament who came to vote yesterday in hazmat suits while positive to the coronavirus, abused a security protocol that was put in place for different cases. The protocol from last summer allows members of Parliament to vote from a separate hall in the Parliament and to arrive...

Macedonia 17.04.21 | 20:28

Bringing MPs infected with Covid-19 in the Parliament is a criminal act punishable by law

Parliament Speaker, Talat Xhaferi, scheduled the 32nd session with 21 items for tomorrow at 2 pm, including the National Strategy for Fight against Corruption. It will be followed by the 36th session, at which the fifth package of economic measures should be voted so that companies can pay their workers. So...

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