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Macedonia 20:19

VMRO-DPMNE will submit proposal to dissolve Parliament and hold early elections

VMRO-DPMNE will submit a proposal to dissolve the Parliament on Monday and called on Prime Minister Zoran Zaev to resign. Macedonia was never more bitterly divided, politically or nationally. The Macedonian society is at what is probably the worst situation it has been since our independence, due to...

Macedonia 20:16

Failed PR stunt from Healthcare Minister Filipce further erodes trust in vaccines

It is the second PR stunt Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce pulled to blow up in his face and to only further inflame anti-vaccination activists in Macedonia. First there were the billboards his Ministry ordered ahead of the September 2018 referendum to rename Macedonia, which declared that if the people...

Macedonia 20:28

Video contrasts what Macedonia was called before and after Zaev

A video contrasting the widespread use of the official name of Macedonia in the past with the quick reversal to North Macedonia after the treaty signed by Zoran Zaev and Alexis Tsipras was widely shared across Macedonian social media accounts. “Despite all the pressure against us, we proudly self-declared...

Macedonia 19:44

Fleet of luxury public vehicles used to chauffeur SDSM officials on party business

TV 21 reports that nearly all officials from the ruling SDSM party used vehicles provided by the Government to attend party business. SDSM held an inconclusive meeting on Friday evening to decide whether to accept the challenge from the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party and agree to holding early general elections...

Macedonia 19:32

Greek President signs Prespa deal allowing it to enter into force

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos signed the law to ratify the Prespa agreement, under which Macedonia is renamed into North Macedonia, after which it was published in the Greek Official Gazette the same day it was approved in the Parliament, with a narrow majority of 153 votes (out of 300 in total). Under...

Macedonia 23:10

SYRIZA member of Parliament explains how half of Macedonia became Greek

During the heated debate on the ratification of the deal to rename Macedonia, Nikos Filis from the Greek ruling SYRIZA party said that when Greece first captured this region in 1912, it was majority ethnic Macedonian and was ethnically cleansed throughout the decades to make it Greek. Filis, who is known...

Macedonia 19:43

Pompeo welcomes decision to rename Macedonia

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo welcomed the ratification of the deal to rename Macedonia into North Macedonia in the Greek Parliament. The United States welcomes the decision by Greece’s Parliament to ratify the Prespa Agreement. The leaders of Greece demonstrated vision, courage and persistence...

Macedonia 16:53

Likely next Prime Minister of Greece again reiterates he will veto Macedonia’s EU accession

Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the likely next Prime Minister of Greece, said that he will do all he can to block the opening of European Union accession talks for Macedonia, despite the ratification of the deal under which the country has to rename itself into North Macedonia. I spoke about the immense difficulties...

Macedonia 15:35

NATO and most of the EU congratulate Greece on the Macedonia renaming deal

Following the vote in the Greek Parliament to ratify the deal under which Macedonia would have to be renamed into North Macedonia, several EU officials congratulated to the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras over Twitter. They had imagination, they took the risk, they were ready to sacrifice their own...

Macedonia 14:51

Greece ratifies Macedonia name-change agreement

Greek lawmakers ratified the agreement changing Macedonia’s name to North Macedonia after a heated debate on Friday. 153 MP’s out of 300 voted in favor the agreement, 146 against and there was one abstention. There is an ongoing count, after which the Parliament Speaker will announce the official...

Macedonia 13:15

Greek Parliament prepares to vote on the Macedonia name deal after a day of emotional debates

After yesterday’s delay, the Greek Parliament is preparing to vote on the proposed ratification of the Macedonia name deal today early afternoon. The one comment from the debate on Thursday which caused concern in Macedonia was made by New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis who, as the likely...

Macedonia 12:33

VMRO appoints Janusev to lead its election preparations, while SDSM deliberates on holding early general elections

VMRO-DPMNE appointed its Secretary General Igor Janusev as head of the party’s electoral HQ in the run up to the presidential and possible early general elections in April/May. At a meeting of the Executive Committee, it was again reiterated that the country faces many and deepening problems under...

Macedonia 17:13

Zaev meets Soros in Davos to discuss further steps away from a Macedonian nation state and toward multiculturalism

While attending the elitist retreat in Davos, Zoran Zaev met with billionaire financier George Soros, whose organization was actively supportive of his coming to power. During the meeting, it was agreed that having the Republic of Macedonia join NATO and integrated with the European Union are key steps...

Macedonia 11:15

Xhaferi defends the way in which the Prespa deal was ratified, as Greece prepares to vote on it

As Greek Parliament begins final round of discussions ahead of the vote on the Macedonia name deal, Speaker Talat Xhaferi said that he expects the deal to be approved in Athens. Despite the reactions of the opposition in both countries, the Prespa Agreement is good, it will contribute to stability inside...

Macedonia 11:06

Time reports on bribes, blackmail and unintended consequences surrounding the Macedonia name deal

Time published an editorial detailing how members of Parliament in Macedonia, but also in Greece, were blackmailed and bribed in order to support the name change deal. Author Angelos Chryssogelos also expects that the forcible imposition of the deal will have unexpected consequences in both countries...

Macedonia 14:34

Zaev says he will be the first to receive a bilingual “North Macedonia” passport

Zoran Zaev announced that he will likely be the first Macedonian citizen to receive a bilingual Macedonian – Albanian passport stating the name of the country as “North Macedonia”. In an interview with the primarily Albanian language Alsat TV, Zaev was using the name “North Macedonia”. He...

Macedonia 12:25

MINAreport: Ahmeti and Zaev near agreement to nominate Oliver Spasovski as their presidential candidate

According to the MINAreport news site, Zoran Zaev and Ali Ahmeti are close to agreement that Oliver Spasovski will be their consensual candidate for President at the upcoming elections in late April. The site reports that Ahmeti and Zaev had a meeting last night at which the main topic of discussion...

Economy 11:34

Mickoski: Zaev prepares to cut retirement incomes

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski warned retirees that they can expect to see real life cuts to their incomes as the Zaev Government moved to reduce the rate of increase. There has been no increase in retirement incomes in the two years they’ve been in power, and now the Zoran Zaev Government...

Macedonia 11:15

Albanian man who stabbed his wife to death in Austria was a violently jealous gambler and possibly an Islamist

Xhemail M., a 36 year old ethnic Albanian citizen from Macedonia who stabbed his 32 year old wife Zemira K. to death in the Austrian city of Tulln, was a gambler and violent spouse who was also interested in Islamist ideology, Austrian police informed. Yes, I wanted to kill her, Austrian police spokesman...

Macedonia 11:06

When Zaev says “nationality” it means one thing translated in Albanian and Greek and another in Macedonian

In an interview with Alsat TV, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev stated that the word “nationality” which in his deal with the Greeks is defined as “Macedonian/citizen of the Republic of North Macedonia”, refers only to citizenship and not to the ethnic background of the Macedonian citizens....

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