Tag: State Department
Macedonia 01.04.21 | 21:39

Justice Minister Maricic claims that the State Department report is positive, VMRO notes its critical objections

Justice Minister Bojan Maricic tried to put a positive spin on the annual human rights report prepared by the US State Department. Maricic insisted that this is another “encouraging report about the human rights situation”. In response, Stefan Andonovski from VMRO-DPMNE pointed to the fact...

Macedonia 22.02.21 | 22:03

State Department: Closely monitoring Mijalkov situation

We are familiar with the reports and closely monitoring the situation, a State Department spokesperson told Voice of America over the escape of former secret police chief Saso Mijalkov. An international arrest warrant was issued after Saso Mijalkov, has not been available to law enforcement officials...

Macedonia 18.11.20 | 22:14

State Department: Skopje and Sofia to resolve the dispute outside accession process

The United States urge Bulgaria and Macedonia to resolve outstanding bilateral disputes outside the accession process to achieve the shared goal – EU membership for Macedonia. We are clear in our desire to see Macedonia’s candidature enter the negotiating framework by the end of this year,...

Macedonia 12.09.20 | 11:48

Mickoski: Government wants to hide State Department’s report that corruption and bad economy are Macedonia’s main issues

The US State Department published a report on Macedonia which lists a number of negative phenomena, but some media outlets close to the government greatly ignored the report or their reports fabricated milder forms to define the real situation listed in the report, said the leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan...

Macedonia 19.10.19 | 11:24

US State Department disappointed over EU’s decision not to open accession negotiations with Macedonia, Albania

The U.S. State Department expressed disappointment at the EU’s failure to move forward on membership talks with Macedonia and Albania. The United States supports North Macedonia and Albania’s commitment to Transatlantic integration and aspiration to join the European Union. We are disappointed...

Macedonia 14.03.19 | 14:41

State Department: Corruption in North Macedonia yet to be tackled

The latest report on human rights practices in North Macedonia released by the U.S. Department of State says the country’s media landscape and the judiciary have somewhat improved, but “there were numerous cases of corruption by high-level officials.” Citing the European Commission’s April...

Macedonia 23.02.19 | 18:23

Former US Ambassador to Macedonia Reeker will be named Assistant Secretary of State, Kathimerini reports

Greek daily Kathimerini reports that former US Ambassador to Macedonia Philip Reeker will be appointed as the next Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, after the departure of Wess Mitchell in March. Reeker served in the US Embassy in Macedonia during the Kosovo War, was made...

World 24.12.18 | 14:20

State Department warns of possible holiday terrorist attack in Barcelona

The US State Department has issued a warning to tourists planning to travel to Barcelona, Spain over the holiday season of an increased chance of a terrorist attack around Christmas and the New Year, RT reported. The State department tweeted its travel warning on Sunday, suggesting that visitors to...