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Macedonia 04.06.20 | 19:59

EU Ambassador Zbogar says public health should be taken in consideration while determining the date for elections

European Union Ambassador to Macedonia Samuel Zbogar said that the country should have a legitimate Government soon, but acknowledged that the coronavirus crisis won’t allow holding elections too soon. The ruling SDSM party is demanding that elections take place on July 5, despite the fact that...

Macedonia 23.04.20 | 12:34

Tweet from EU Ambassador to Macedonia promising aid in blankets and tents backfires

European Union Ambassador to Macedonia Samuel Zbogar was widely mocked yesterday after he announced a package of coronavirus assistance made of a 1.000 blankets, some tents and five generators. Zbogar’s comments on the social media were immediately swamped with ironic replies from people expressing...

Macedonia 20.02.20 | 20:13

EU Ambassador Zbogar warns that Macedonia will need to fix its economy, institutions, before it can join the EU

European Union Ambassador to Macedonia Samuel Zbogar warned that the country has a lot of work to do still before it can join the EU. Zbogar pointed to issues with the economy, the environment, the functioning of institutions, and said all these need to be fixed before Macedonia can join the EU. This...

Macedonia 27.01.20 | 14:43

Ambassador Zbogar asked about Zaev’s attempt to tailor the marijuana laws to his own ends, using the EU as an excuse

VMRO-DPMNE official Antonio Milososki asked the European Union to respond to the attempt by the ruling SDSM party to use a procedure designed specifically to adopt laws that bring Macedonia closer to the EU to amend that drug law in a way that benefits Zoran Zaev’s family businesses. The Zaev family...

Macedonia 16.12.19 | 12:38

EU Ambassador Zbogar opposes Zaev’s request for vetting of the judiciary

EU Ambassador to Macedonia Samuel Zbogar rejected the request from outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev to have vetting of judges and prosecutors. The proosal would examine the work of the judicial officials and their wealth status, and those found to be corrupt would be dismissed. A similar move in Albania...

Macedonia 27.09.19 | 11:16

EU Ambassador Zbogar acknowledges that the SPO scandal can affect Macedonia’s EU talks

EU Ambassador to Macedonia Samuel Zbogar acknowledged that the disappointment with the spectacular fall of the Special Prosecutor’s Office can affect the request that Macedonia is allowed to open EU accession talks in October. Accordign to the Ambassador, the disappointment can have a negative...

Macedonia 16.07.19 | 23:16

EU Ambassador to Macedonia comes out in support of the criminal investigation which led to the resignation of Katica Janeva

European Ambassador to Macedonia Samuel Zbogar expressed support for the state prosecutors Ljubomir Joveski and Vilma Ruskoska, who initiated an organized crime case that led to the resignation of Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva. In his remarks, Zbogar said that the move by the two prosecutors was “decisive”...

Macedonia 04.07.19 | 14:58

Mickoski tells Zbogar that the prosecutor’s disinterest in the Government’s crimes is shocking

It’s shocking how disinterested state prosecutors are about crimes perpetrated by the Government, VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said during his meeting today with the EU Ambassador to Macedonia Samuel Zbogar. Zaev’s Government shows no interest to remove the obvious defects which...

Macedonia 13.05.19 | 15:28

EU Ambassador meets Pendarovski and Siljanovska, Pendarovski demands opening of EU accession talks

European Union Ambassador to Macedonia Samuel Zbogar met with the newly elected President Stevo Pendarovski, as well as with the opposition candidate Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova. In a statement after meeting Pendarovski, Zbogar said that he encourages the “healing of rifts” in the...