If leaders agree tonight, the laws will be in parliamentary session tomorrow

Skopje, 5 November, 2015 - 17:24 (META) 

In the MPs Clubhouse the meeting began of the Presidents of VMRO-DPMNE, SDSM, DPA and DUI, Nikola Gruevski, Zoran Zaev, Ali Ahmeti and Menduh Thaci.

It is expected that party leaders signatories to the Przino Agreement to have the last word on the disputes on the Law on Government and the Privacy Act.

The meeting was attended by the Ambassador of the United States (US) in the country Jess Bailey, and Belgian facilitator Peter Vanhoutte.

If party leaders agree tonight on outstanding issues related to the Przhino Agreement,the law will find its way tomorrow in a parliamentary session.

US Ambassador, Jess Bailey waited for Gruevski for 50 minutes

Skopje, 15 October, 2015 - 12:13 (META) 

US Ambassador to Macedonia, Jess Bailey, waited for Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski for 50 minutes at the beginning of the opening of the new school building at the school for rehabilitation of children and youth with impaired vision “Dimitar Vlahov”.

Nikola Gruevski’s Cabinet announced today that the Prime Minister would be visiting the Municipality of Kisela Voda. In the announcement it was stated that he will attend the opening of a new school building in the state school for rehabilitation of children and youth with impaired vision “Dimitar Vlahov”.

Later on, according to the statement, within its agenda, Gruevski is scheduled to meet with citizens from Pripor, Usje, Pintija and Drachevo. Then he will go on to inspect construction work during the construction of a single tennis court in the elementary school “Kuzman Shapkarev “and will then meet with residents of Dracevo.

Bailey: Macedonia won

Skopje, 15 July, 2015 - 12:52 (META) 

The leaders put the interests of citizens before the interests of the party, US Ambassador Jess, welcoming the reached agreement for exit of the political crisis.

– Macedonia won. I want to commend the leaders for reaching an agreement last night and put citizens before the interests of political parties. The agreement will mean a lot of work and the fulfillment of the provisions of this agreement will mean that Macedonia will strongly move toward NATO and the EU – said Bailey, adding that the US together with the EU and the OSCE would help Macedonia’s progress.

The US ambassador praised the efforts by Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn and other EU officials who helped in overcoming the crisis.

Chavkov and Baily visit Kumanovo

Kumanovo, 28 May, 2015 - 14:40 (META) 

Divo Naselje, Kumanovo was today visited by Interior Minister Mitko Chavkov, and the US Ambassador to Macedonia, Jess Baily, who were greeted by the Mayor of Kumanovo, Zoran Damjanovski.

After the meeting, Chavkov said it was his first visit as Minister of Internal Affairs of SIA Kumanovo after the events of 9 and 10 May, but said he was previously here as a director of the Public Security Bureau.

According to Baily, the most important thing is that despite what they went through, citizens remained and stood together and rejected the idea that this is an ethnic conflict and that violence is acceptable for them.

Leadership meeting: SDSM demands transitional government and guarantee for the agreed

Skopje, 18 May, 2015 - 15:32 (META) 

No progress was made in the second part of the second leadership meeting, inform sources from SDSM.

According to them, they propose two ways out of the political stalemate: first, an agreement for obligatory formation of a transitional government and second, guarantee for conditions that would be specified in the eventual agreement.

We learned that VMRO-DPMNE, DUI and DPA have a common position that formation of parliamentary committees to clarify the wiretapped conversations and alleged indications of corruption is necessary.

Also, we learned that ambassadors of the US and EU, Jess Bailey and Aivo Orav, are still only monitoring the talks.

The terrorists became alleged for the foreigners!

Скопје, 12 May, 2015 - 11:09 (META) 

Twenty-four hours after the action of the police in Kumanovo Divo naselje, the ambassadors of United States, the European Union and the Western media, began to speak and write in quotes or use the term “alleged terrorists” regarding the group MOI qualified as terrorist.

US Ambassador to the country Jess Bailey, who, along with the ambassadors of the European Union, Britain, Germany, France and Italy, was at meeting with Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski yesterday, put terrorists in quotes in the joint statement.

The renowned US newspaper “New York Times” wrote that “Gruevski’s government on Saturday, early morning, ordered a police action against ethnic Albanian “terrorists” in the ethnically mixed northern city of Kumanovo, in which eight police officers and 14 alleged “terrorists” were killed.

In the text dedicated to the atmosphere (political and on the field), British “Guardian” referred to the group that was the target of the police as “terrorists”, but with quotes.

“Details of the attack remain unclear (foggy), but the conservative government of Nikola Gruevski faced emergency calls from NATO and the European Union for “transparent investigation” of what happened”, writes “Guardian”, in the text entitled “Violence between Macedonian police and “terrorists,” put Prime Minister under scrutiny.”

Zhernovski on a meeting with Bailey: Political crisis to be resolved by an independent prosecutor

Скопје, 12 March, 2015 - 12:12 (META) 

The first step to resolve the political crisis could be naming a person who will be an independent prosecutor in Macedonia, said Mayor of Municipality of Centar Andrej Zhernovski after the meeting with US Ambassador Jess Bailey.

– All of us, domestic and external factor, are entering a sensitive stage in which we will have to find solutions to the deep political crisis and to sit at the table and negotiate. The first step, which is very important, could be naming person who will be an independent prosecutor in Macedonia. I’m sure there is a support for such an idea, and the whole process can be observed from outside in order for the citizens to have the impression that the entire process will be honest and I am very optimistic that it is taught in this respect and that we can find a solution – said Zhernovski.

He believes that it would be good the prosecutor to be a person from abroad because he will not be able to restore confidence in the institutions.

– I understand that it will be very difficult to find such a person in our country who will cause and have the confidence of all factors, but we have to find that person, because there are such people. Not even we, as opposition, can go out with the attitude that no one is good enough. We need to get to such a man and he to have support and an open situation that he can work honestly and independently – says Zhernovski.

He added that they discussed with Ambassador Bailey Zoran Zaev’s proposal for transitional government and said that it is taught in this direction, but that it would be fair for him to give his opinion.

Ivanov receives credentials of new US Ambassador

Скопје, 12 February, 2015 - 16:27 (META) 

President Ivanov today received credentials of newly appointed ambassador of the United States, Jess Bailey.

At the ceremony, President Ivanov wished Ambassador Bailey success in his diplomatic duties in the country, adding that the Republic of Macedonia continuously gives great importance to the development and improvement of relations with the US, which are connected by the mutual commitment to respect for universal values of peace, freedom, democracy and regional and global security.