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Macedonia 17:21

Zaharieva: No EU membership for Macedonia if it steals Bulgarian history

Bulgarian Foreign Minsiter Ekaterina Zaharieva said that Bulgaria will make no compromises with the conditions Macedonia will have to meet in order to open its EU accession talks. Zaharieva said that Bulgaria considers having Macedonia join EU and NATO as being in the Bulgarian national interest, but...

Macedonia 17:16

SDSM open to early elections, DUI hesitant

Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska said that her SDSM party is open to holding early elections, as the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party requested, while her colleague Bujar Osmani from the DUI party was less welcoming to the idea at the press conference on Sunday. Sekerinska said that the call for elections...

Macedonia 17:12

Kammenos calls for referendum on the name treaty in Greece

As part of his resignation remarks today, Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos called on Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to hold a referendum on the name deal he signed with Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. Macedonia held a referendum to approve the deal, and it failed due to boycott from votes angry...

Macedonia 12:14

Kammenos resigns over Macedonia, vote of no confidence in Tsipras’ Government next week

Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos resigned today as result of the push to ratify the Prespa treaty that renames Macedonia into North Macedonia in exchange for Greece ending its veto for Macedonia’s NATO and EU membership. This deal is a capitulation. It recognizes the artificial creation of...

Macedonia 16:57

Mickoski blasts Zaev for using the name “North Macedonia”, demands the Parliament is dissolved on Monday

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski blasted Zoran Zaev for using the name North Macedonia in his remarks today and called that the Parliament is dissolved on Monday and that early elections are held in spring, along with the regularly scheduled presidential elections. Like the majority of our citizens,...

Macedonia 16:44

Zaev insists the constitutional changes don’t need President Ivanov’s signature, will publish them without one

According to Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, there is no need for the constitutional amendments and the accompanying law to be signed by President Gjorge Ivanov for them to enter into force. Even though the Constitution provides that all laws have to be signed by the President, Zaev said that with the adoption...

Macedonia 16:40

Zaev begins pushing “North Macedonia” as the name of the country

Zoran Zaev began promoting North Macedonia as the name of the country today. At a press conference, called to celebrate the ramming of the constitutional amendments through Parliament, Zaev shouted “long live North Macedonia”. I said Republic of North Macedonia so the citizens could hear...

Macedonia 11:24

Handball star Stoilov: For me it will always remain MACEDONIA

Handball star Stojance Stoilov blasted the Parliament for renaming Macedonia only hours after leading the Macedonian team to victory over Japan. – We are all mentally unstable if we allow them to do this to us. Shame on all of us. For me it will always remain MACEDONIA, Stoilov wrote on his Facebook...

Macedonia 11:16

Cento: Long live the Republic of Macedonia

Jane Cento, heir to the Cento family name and political prisoner of the Zaev Government, called on the Macedonians not to give up after the vote to rename the country. No man is defeated while he still has courage. No country either. The people make the country and we are the people. The struggle for...

Macedonia 20:46

VMRO-DPMNE rejects the renaming process, Mickoski calls for early spring elections

In response to the vote in the Parliament to amend the Constitution and rename Macedonia, VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski said that the process was unconstitutional and called for the Parliament to be dissolved and early general elections to be held along with the presidential elections next spring. The...

Macedonia 19:21

Parliament approves amendments that rename the country

In a series of rapid fire votes the Parliament approved the four constitutional amendments that rename the Republic of Macedonia into the Republic of North Macedonia with 81 votes in favor, just over the required two thirds majority. It was the ultimate goal of the years long international move to remove...

Macedonia 17:41

Zaev’s Government confirms he reached a deal with BESA

The Government officially confirmed that Zoran Zaev reached an agreement with BESA party leader Bilal Kasami, and that the two members of Parliament who support Kasami will vote in favor of the amendments to rename Macedonia into North Macedonia. Kasami objected to an article of the deal Zaev negotiated...

Macedonia 16:38

Zaev’s judiciary is moving forward with additional charges against VMRO-DPMNE to secure him more votes in Parliament

VMRO-DPMNE Secretary General Igor Janusev accused the Government of completely subverting the judiciary to its will and using it for political persecution after the Criminal Court in Skopje accepted the charges for alleged improper financing of the main opposition party, precisely as Prime Minister Zoran...

Macedonia 12:13

Manfred Weber denies supporting the Prespa treaty

The likely future President of the European Commission Manfred Weber denied yesterday that he supports the Prespa deal to rename Macedonia into North Macedonia. Weber, who is the head of the European People’s Party group in the European Parilament, was quoted by a left leaning Brussels news site...

Macedonia 11:56

Resolution praising the renaming of Macedonia withdrawn from the US Senate

The US Senate withdrew from consideration resolution 602, submitted in August by senators Chris Murphy and Ron Johnson, which declared support for the push to rename Macedonia into North Macedonia. United Macedonian Diaspora declared a win after the resolution was withdrawn, given that it labeled all...

Macedonia 19:59

Mickoski: We will get back what is ours

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski again attended the protest in front of the Parliament and said that “Northern” would not be my homeland, only Macedonia is. He told the assembled supporters that VMRO-DPMNE will fight to stop the Prespa deal and, if it fails now, to eventually get back...

Macedonia 19:01

Nikola Gruevski calls on the members of Parliament to reject the Prespa treaty

Nikola Gruevski called on the members of Parliament to reject Zaev’s proposal to rename MAcedonia into North Macedonia. The former Prime Minister and VMRO leader, who is now a political emigre in Budapest, says that he has supported Macedonia’s EU and NATO accession, but only with a reasonable...

Macedonia 18:43

Zaev fails again, Parliament session postponed for Friday at noon

For a second day in a row, the Parliament session where the four amendments that rename Macedonia into North Macedonia was postponed. It is now scheduled to resume on Friday at noon. The decision follows a day in which Prime Minister Zoran Zaev acknowledged he still doesn’t have the necessary two...

Macedonia 16:06

Parliament delays vote as Zaev tries to secure majority

Today’s session in the Macedonian Parliament was postponed from 13h to 15h and still hasn’t started. Previously Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said that he still doesn’t have the necessary two thirds of the votes to push forward a vote on the four amendments that would rename Macedonia into...

Macedonia 12:51

VMRO-DPMNE: Macedonia faces the final act of Zaev’s dark scenario

Opposition VMRO-DPMNE party considers the upcoming vote in the Parliament to rename Macedonia into North Macedonia as the “final act of the dark scenario initiated by Zoran Zaev and the SDSM party”. This treaty will change the name of the country, our identity, the language, culture and history....

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