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Macedonia 30.10.19 | 12:25

Parliament will dissolve on February 11th, likely postponing the NATO ratification for after April

Speaker Talat Xhaferi announced that he will put the dissolution of Parliament to the vote on February 11th, after party leaders agreed to hold elections on April 12th. This means that this Parliament likely won’t vote to ratify the expected NATO accession of Macedonia. The ratification is stuck...

Macedonia 25.09.19 | 15:24

Ali Ahmeti takes his Deutsche Telekom case to the Supreme Court

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti and his one time deputy Musa Xhaferi are suing the former spy chief Slobodan Bogoevski before the Supreme Court, demanding that he is held responsible for libel. Ahmeti and Xhaferi lost the case before the Appeals Court. Bogoevski revealed information about the 2005 Deutsche...

Macedonia 10.09.19 | 16:46

Xhaferi says the Parliament will be ready to act on whatever agreement the leaders reach this evening

In anticipation of the late evening meeting between the leaders of the two largest parties – Hristijan Mickoski (VMRO-DPMNE) and Zoran Zaev (SDSM), Speaker Talat Xhaferi said that he will be prepared to put any solution before Parliament as early as tomorrow. Xhaferi said that it is possible the...

Macedonia 24.07.19 | 11:51

Xhaferi intends to change Parliament rules without opposition approval to expand use of the Albanian language

Speaker Talat Xhaferi announced that he will propose amending the rules of the Parliament, a move that is usually done with consensus of all major parties, in order to expand the use of the Albanian language. This is proposed under the controversial law on the use of the Albanian language, which Zoran...

Macedonia 30.05.19 | 13:55

Wiretaps scandal: Xhaferi fumes after being compared to Pavle Bogoevski

Speaker Talat Xhaferi blew a fuse today when a journalist asked him if he will resign as a new series of wiretaps are being released into the public. The tapes have not yielded any major revelations so far, but it is clear they are aimed that the DUI party and contain conversations of DUI officials. A...

Macedonia 30.05.19 | 13:26

Parliament will vote on Gruevski’s mandate in 10 days

The Parliament is set to vote on revoking the mandate of former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski between June 10th and 15th, Speaker Talat Xhaferi said today. A Committee voted on Wednesday to revoke his mandate, using the legal option to do this after a six months long absence from the legislative body....

Macedonia 29.05.19 | 12:58

Xhaferi expects NATO membership by the end of the year

During an event organized by the George Marshall center, Talat Xhaferi said that he is certain Macedonia will join NATO by the end of the year. I believe that at the NATO summit in London in December, the flag of the Republic of North Macedonia will be raised along with the flags of the other Alliance...

Macedonia 22.05.19 | 14:42

Xhaferi given a map of Greater Albania during a TV show in Kosovo

Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi was given a map of Greater Albania while attending a TV show in Kosovo. The promotional video for Xhaferi’s appearance shows him meeting a man wearing the Albanian skullcap who hands him a map of Greater Albania. Among Albanian nationalists, Greater Albania is the...

Macedonia 17.05.19 | 18:33

Xhaferi wants to protect the members of Parliament from mandatory drug tests

Talat Xhaferi dismissed the growing calls to have members of the Macedonian Parliament tested for drugs use. The calls are growing after one of the top SDSM members of Parliament Pavle Bogoevski was secretly recorded ordering what appears to have been cocaine from his dealer. According to the law, there...

Macedonia 15.05.19 | 15:51

Xhaferi wants to deprive Nikola Gruevski of his parliamentary mandate

Talat Xhaferi has begun a procedure to revoke the mandate of former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski. Gruevski is in exile in Hungary after being charged in a series of politically motivated criminal cases whose goal was to bring down his Government. After being absent from Parliament for more than six...

Macedonia 30.04.19 | 20:14

In Xhaferi, Zaev could gain an interim President, but lose an important vote in the Parliament

After Talat Xhaferi insisted that a failed presidential election would make him the acting President, the pro-Government Telma TV speculates that this move would reduce the ruling majority, as Xhaferi would be denied his vote in Parliament. The presidential elections are on a knife edge – a turnout...

Macedonia 29.03.19 | 14:53

Xhaferi rejects Deskoska’s request to keep the Parliament open throughout the election campaign

Speaker Talat Xhaferi rejected Justice Minister Renata Deskoska’s request that the Parliament meets to discuss the proposed law on the Special Prosecutor’s Office, if the necessary two thirds majority is agreed. The Parliament of the “Republic of North Macedonia” operates under...

Macedonia 28.03.19 | 15:19

Despite EU Embassy intervention, law on the special prosecutors will be postponed after the presidential elections

Talat Xhaferi announced today that he will not allow a vote in Parliament on the Special Prosecutor’s Office until the presidential elections are over on May 5th. Xhaferi said that the talks on the controversial unit are being abused by the parties and that he will wait until the elections are...

Macedonia 15.03.19 | 15:26

Xhaferi will publish some of the laws rejected by Ivanov, will return most of them to Parliament

Following President Gjorge Ivanov’s refusal to sign laws passed through Parliament stamped with the name “Republic of North Macedonia”, Speaker Talat Xhaferi said that those laws adopted with a two thirds majority will be sent to the Official Gazette for publication, while the rest...

Macedonia 01.03.19 | 19:43

Xhaferi called out for his terrorist past in the Parliament of Montenegro

Members of Parliament in Montenegro called out Macedonian Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi as being a terrorist – due to his defection from the Macedonian Army in 2001 to take over the commanding role in the Albanian NLA/UCK terrorist organization which started a civil war in Macedonia. Mr. Xhaferi...

Macedonia 25.02.19 | 15:20

Zaev “extremely angry” after Parliament failed to allow him to arrest yet another VMRO representative

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said that he wishes the Parliament stripped former Speaker Trajko Veljanoski from his immunity during yesterday’s session and expressed his disappointment that the session as ended without a vote. Procedures should apply to all members of Parliament, regardless if someone...

Macedonia 25.02.19 | 15:14

Xhaferi blames Muhamed Zekiri from SDSM for yesterday’s chaos in the Parliament

Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi blamed SDSM member of Parliament Muhamed Zekiri for the chaotic end of the Parliament session on Sunday evening, when Xhaferi adjourned before putting to vote the proposal to strip yet another opposition member of Parliament of his immunity. The target this time was Trajko...

News 14.02.19 | 20:08

Xhaferi celebrates with Rama: Without Albanians there would be no “North Macedonia”

Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi welcomed the unanimous decision of the Albanian Parliament to ratify Macedonia’s NATO accession, while Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said that, if it weren’t for the Albanians in Macedonia, the country would never have changed its name to “North Macedonia”. We...

Macedonia 08.02.19 | 17:21

His brother’s keeper: Speaker Xhaferi gets his brother in law appointed to the Anti-Corruption Commission

Macedonia has been without the key Anti-Corruption Commission for almost a year after its members were pushed to resign after being called out by US Ambassador Jess Baily. The Commission is charged with following property changes and business ties of public officials and can recommend criminal investigations...

Macedonia 26.12.18 | 20:01

SDSM and DUI are considering a boycott of the presidential elections as a way to maneuver Xhaferi into the Presidency

A report in pro-Government news site SDK has raised speculations that ruling SDSM and DUI parties may be preparing to drag down the turnout in the presidential elections expected next April, in a ploy to have Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi appointed as interim President, and get him to sign on the...

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