Tag: zoran zaev
Macedonia 23.07.21 | 09:10

Important to Zaev the opposition to be satisfied with the date for local elections, and not whether the Constitution is respected

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Thursday SDSM is fine with holding the elections on October 17, as the opposition requires, if all parties agree to this, adding he had given the proposal to hold the elections on October 31 due to the overlapping of the election campaign with the Census. It is very important...

Macedonia 22.07.21 | 14:51

Zaev says SDSM fine with holding local elections on October 17

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Thursday SDSM is fine with holding the elections on October 17, as the opposition requires, if all parties agree to this, adding he had given the proposal to hold the elections on October 31 due to the overlapping of the election campaign with the Census. It is very important...

Macedonia 22.07.21 | 11:36

Zaev holds online meeting with Vučić and Rama ahead of regional economic forum

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on Thursday had an online meeting involving preparations for the Economic Forum for Regional Cooperation, organized together with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama and Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić. This morning I had a productive meeting dedicated to the preparations...

Macedonia 22.07.21 | 11:00

Zaev says he is very disappointed, but pledges there’s no alternative to EU membership

It is not just about EU membership, for us the key goal is Europeanization of our country. We have shown real commitment to this process, despite the fact that we have been a candidate country since 2005 and we have been waiting for the next step to take place for 16.5 years. We are clear that membership...

Macedonia 21.07.21 | 18:33

Zaev: I wish Albania good luck on its EU path if Bulgaria’s blockade continues

There is great disappointment and trauma among the citizens after the blockade of Macedonia’s European path, but the country will not look for alternatives, said Prime Minister Zoran Zaev in an interview with the “Conflict Zone” show on Deutsche Welle. In the interview, Zaev talks about...

Macedonia 21.07.21 | 16:55

Behind the poll in which Zaev leads is an advocate for opening Bulgarian University in Skopje

SDSM today boasted that it holds the lead in a poll conducted by “Brima Gallup”. However, it is important to note that Andrej Rajcev is behind this public opinion poll. Who is Andrej Rajcev? He became known to the public as an ideologue and advocate for the opening of a Bulgarian university...

Macedonia 20.07.21 | 15:51

Ahmeti sets ultimatum for Zaev: Either support for DUI candidates or early parliamentary elections together with the local elections!

Either SDSM support for DUI candidates in Tetovo, Gostivar, Struga, Kicevo, Cair in the first round of elections or holding early parliamentary elections along with the local elections because DUI leader Ali Ahmeti will break up the government coalition. Ahmeti will put this on the table in front of...

Macedonia 20.07.21 | 14:12

Zaev: We won’t vote for VMRO-DPMNE resolution if it still includes the name it was submitted with

We won’t vote for the resolution put forward by VMRO-DPMNE regarding the negotiations with Bulgaria if the name [of the country] remains as it is now in the document, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said responding to a journalist’s question. It is not about stubbornness or some whim. It is a matter of...

Macedonia 15.07.21 | 18:45

Zaev meets American investors from medical cannabis industry

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev met Thursday with Dušan Kovačević, the founder and CEO of EXIT, the region’s leading music festival, and with guests from the United States, namely American football players Lance Briggs, Turk McBride and Donnie Caldwell, who are successful medical cannabis growers in the...

Macedonia 14.07.21 | 18:51

Zaev meets Croatian Ambassador Tiganj

Croatia’s strong support to Macedonia’s European integration was reaffirmed at a meeting between Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Croatian Ambassador Nives Tiganj on Wednesday. It was assessed that our country has fulfilled its part of the obligations on the road to EU accession and that now it’s...

Macedonia 13.07.21 | 17:08

Zaev: Tonight we will decide on 20 candidates for mayors, some of them are real favorites

At tonight’s session of the Executive Board, SDSM will determine the twenty candidates for mayors for the local elections. SDSM leader and Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said today that the Executive Board of the party at the state level, makes decisions and recommends the candidates to the municipal...

Macedonia 09.07.21 | 14:31

Zaev and US Ambassador to Greece Pyatt discuss energy, economic initiatives

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev met with the United States Ambassador to Greece, Geoffrey Pyatt, at the sidelines of ‘The Economist’ conference in Athens. As the Government informed, Zaev expressed gratitude for the overall support that Macedonia receives from the United States continuously and said that...

Macedonia 08.07.21 | 11:23

Zaev to sign agreement on Alexandropolis gas pipeline during two-day working visit to Athens

The Prime Minister Zoran Zaev is paying Thursday a two-day working visit to Athens, Greece, where on Friday he will participate in the panel discussion within the Economist conference – 25th Roundtable with the Government of Greece on the topic: “From social distancing to social solidarity”. The...

Macedonia 04.07.21 | 13:14

Zaev congratulates US Independence Day: American democracy is an inspiration for all democracies

The tradition of the American democracy is a guide and inspiration for all progressive democracies in the world. President Biden’s administration has announced increased US presence in Europe, set to reaffirm and develop strong transatlantic partnership, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev wrote in a Facebook...

Economy 04.07.21 | 09:56

VMRO-DPMNE: The people will pay “green” taxes, while the government will spend money on luxuries

The opposition VMRO-DPMNE accuses the government that the introduction of green taxes and duties will impoverish the people, and the announced new “green tax” will hit the standard of the citizens and the economy. The fact that the supplementary budget envisages as much as 124 million euros...

Macedonia 02.07.21 | 23:20

I will be the first to apply for a passport with the country’s new name, says Zaev

During Friday’s interview with TV21, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said that the issuance of new passports with the name “Republic of North Macedonia” will begin on Monday, July 5. I will be the first to apply on Monday morning, I will get the first passport. These are prepared documents,...

Macedonia 02.07.21 | 23:13

Zaev: There is a solution with Bulgaria that is acceptable to both sides

During Friday’s interview with TV21, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said that they have a solution with Bulgaria that is acceptable to both sides. We have a solution with Bulgaria that is acceptable to both sides. I want to believe, I cannot confirm, but I want to believe that this time we did not get...

Macedonia 02.07.21 | 22:09

Zaev: Unfortunately, representatives from Bulgaria didn’t come to Ohrid, it’s not a good message!

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said in Friday’s interview with TV21 that, unfortunately, the Prespa Forum Dialogue was not attended by representatives from neighboring Bulgaria. He believes that it is not a good message. We sent invitations when the organization of the summit started. We had announcements...

Macedonia 02.07.21 | 21:53

Zaev rejects Mickoski’s invitation to a TV duel over the dispute with Bulgaria

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev rejected the invitation of VMRO-DPMNE leadr Hristijan Mickoski to a TV duel over the dispute with Bulgaria. I have accepted a duel five times, and now the reason is Bulgaria. We need to devote time to more specific things. Everyone knows the essence of the problem, the whole...

Macedonia 02.07.21 | 18:20

Zaev: Brussels should honestly face the situation for EU’s further enlargement in the Western Balkans

The opening of EU accession talks remains our strategic priority and I emphasize that what I believe is clear to Brussels that bilateral issues have no place in the negotiating framework, said Prime Minister Zoran Zaev at Friday’s joint press conference with US Acting Assistant Secretary Philip...

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