Tag: pendarovski
Macedonia 01.07.21 | 08:42

After slandering it as potentially dangerous, Zaev and Pendarovski now welcome the Slovenian Presidency of the European Council

Slovenia takes over the rotating EU Presidency, and with it, a role in the negotiations between Macedonia and Bulgaria. The Zaev regime is now putting its hopes in the Alpine Republic, even after Zaev and President Stevo Pendarovski were indirectly accusing Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa of having...

Macedonia 19.06.21 | 17:32

Pendarovski meets Bartholomew to discuss the church dispute

President Stevo Pendarovski met with the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Istanbul, to discuss the long standing request by the Macedonian Orthodox Church to be admitted as equal among other Orthodox churches. Bartholomew sent out a greeting to the faithful in “North Macedonia” but otherwise...

Macedonia 28.05.21 | 18:45

Bulgaria plans to invite Macedonian pupils for vacation and educational programs

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev announced a donation of vaccines to Macedonia, as the country is running out, and proposed an initiative to have children from both countries take joint vacations and get to know each other better. These public diplomacy moves are announced after the joint trip by Radev...

Macedonia 27.05.21 | 16:50

Radev rejected Pendarovski’s idea of adding neutral historians to the Macedonian – Bulgarian commission

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev dismissed the idea that neutral foreign interlocutors are included in the talks between Macedonia and Bulgaria. Radev made the statement after the honoring of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Rome, which he attended alongside President Pendarovski. We have no need of other European...

Macedonia 26.05.21 | 22:09

Pendarovski is happy that at least Radev is not openly insulting Macedonia as their joint flight to Rome brings no initial results

The Presidents of Macedonia and Bulgaria, Stevo Pendarovski and Rumen Radev, had a brief meeting at the Skopje airport today before they flew together, on Radev’s plane, to Rome for the annual honoring of Ss. Cyril and Methodius. With the relations between the two countries at a low, after Bulgaria’s...

Macedonia 18.05.21 | 10:18

President Pendarovski and Government officials will get vaccinated

President Stevo Pendarovski and a number of Government officials will be vaccinated today. Most of them will take the vaccine at the largest mass vaccination site – the Boris Trajkovski sports hall in Skopje. Deputy Prime Ministers Fatmir Bytiqi and Nikola Dimitrov and Ministers Bujar Osmani, Bojan...

Macedonia 17.05.21 | 13:40

Pendarovski asks Slovenia and Croatia to help Macedonia open its EU accession talks

President Stevo Pendarovski asked the presidents of Slovenia and Croatia, Borut Pahor and Zoran Milanovic, for help in ensuring that Macedonia finally opens its EU accession talks. Macedonia is blocked by Bulgaria, which demands serious concessions on issues of national identity and national history,...

Macedonia 14.05.21 | 21:18

Over 50,000 homeowners face uncertainty as Pendarovski vetoes the home legalization bill

President Pendarovski’s decision to veto the bill that would legalize unlawfully built homes puts some 50,000 houses into legal jeopardy. The law was adopted with support from much of the two main parties – SDSM and VMRO-DPMNE, although individual representatives on both sides voted against. It...

Macedonia 10.05.21 | 17:06

Pendarovski finally visits Delcev’s grave – to accompany a foreign head of state

After failing to visit the grave of Goce Delcev on May 4th – the anniversary of his death in 1903, President Stevo Pendarovski went to the hallowed site in Skopje’s church of St. Spas today, to accompany the visiting President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili. Prime Minister Zaev also didn’t...

Macedonia 07.05.21 | 15:25

LIVE: Statements after the Mickoski – Pendarovski meeting

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski and President Stevo Pendarovski are expected to address the public after their meeting today.  The topic of discussion is the April 27th trial, in which 16 defendants were sentenced to lengthy prison terms for the 2017 incident in the Parliament. Both Mickoski and...

Macedonia 07.05.21 | 09:42

Mickoski and Pendarovski meet to discuss the April 27th group of political prisoners

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski will have a rare meeting with President Stevo Pendarovski today, to discuss the case of the political prisoners from the April 27th trial. Pendarovski agreed with Mickoski that the defendants are sentenced under unreasonable charges – of terrorism. The meeting...

Macedonia 06.05.21 | 15:46

Zaev insists that no amnesty is given to the April 27th defendants, but is open to a retrial

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev urged President Pendarovski not to offer amnesties to the defendants from the April 27th trial, but said that he is open to the idea of having a retrial. Zaev abused the extensive process about the storming of the Parliament in 2017 to blackmail and pressure VMRO-DPMNE members...

Macedonia 06.05.21 | 11:03

Pendarovski welcomes initiative by Mickoski to meet, discuss the April 27th case

President Stevo Pendarovski welcomed the decision by VMRO-DPMNE to establish communication with him and to schedule a meeting at the top level – with VMRO leader Hristijan Mickoski, on Friday. The move comes after Pendarovski agreed with Mickoski’s position that the defendants in the April...

Macedonia 05.05.21 | 13:05

Mickoski will meet with Pendarovski to discuss the fate of the April 27th political prisoners

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski announced that he will meet President Stevo Pendarovski on Friday, and that the main item of discussion will be the fate of the political prisoners detained over the April 27th incident in the Parliament. Mickoski and VMRO-DPMNE joined a major rally a week ago in...

Macedonia 04.05.21 | 11:19

Zaev and Pendarovski did not come to pay their respects to Goce Delcev

Neither Zaev not President Pendarovski appeared at the Goce Delcev memorial in Skopje, on the 118th anniversary of his death. Both sent officials from their cabinets to the St. Spas church, where Delcev is buried, to represent them. It is common with the Zaev regime that its officials avoid honoring...

Macedonia 29.04.21 | 23:00

Pendarovski agrees that the April 27th defendants are not terrorists, should get a retrial

President Stevo Pendarovski agreed with the request from the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party and the protesters who poured out in Skopje on Sunday, that the defendants in the April 27th trial are not terrorists and that the sentences against them are Draconian. I asked what the charges are about and I knew...

Macedonia 29.04.21 | 20:48

Pendarovski: We’ll have to compromise with Bulgaria, chapeau to Vucic on his railroad deal

President Stevo Pendarovski said that Macedonia will have to reach compromise with Bulgaria, and that it remains to be seen how difficult it will be. Bulgaria is blocking Macedonia from opening EU accession talks as it demands serious concessions on issues of national identity and history. We want to...

Macedonia 28.04.21 | 17:28

Pendarovski: It’s unlikely that talks with Bulgaria resume before July

President Stevo Pendarovski warned that there is little chance Macedonia will resume talks with Bulgaria and talk about lifting the Bulgarian veto against Macedonia’s EU accession talks until July. Pendarovski was meeting top EU officials yesterday, at a time when Bulgaria is in a political crisis...

Macedonia 27.04.21 | 19:43

Pendarovski meets top EU officials, says Macedonia is ready to resume talks with Bulgaria any time

President Stevo Pendarovski met with EU officials in Brussels today to urge the opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia, and said that the country is prepared to resume negotiations with Bulgaria, who is vetoing the accession talks, as soon as possible. Bulgaria currently has no Government after...

Macedonia 08.04.21 | 15:02

President Pendarovski claims he was only informed about the passport scandal after the arrests

President Stevo Pendarovski was asked about the growing scandal in which it was revealed that the Interior Ministry was giving passports to top mobsters from the region. In response to PressingTV, Pendarovski’s office said that the President was merely informed about the situation, after the police...

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