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Tevdovski: The budget is in excellent condition and income is according to plan

The budget has enough funds to implement all the projects, said the Finance Minister Dragan Tevdovski. This was announced after the Ministry of Finance signed the agreement with the World Bank. “The income is according to plan. Payment is going well. The rebalancing of the...

Stoltenberg, Hahn and Kurz congratulate Pendarovski

The new president Stevo Pendarovski was congratulated by the EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn, NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the Austrian chancelaur Sebastian Kurz. "I look forward to the continued cooperation on the EU reform agenda in view of last year’s Council Conclusions...

Macedonia’s Corruption Perception Index slightly improves

This year, Macedonia gained two more points in the Corruption Perception Index, according to the annual analysis that was published by Transparency International this morning. This year, the country was rated 37 on a scale of 100, where the higher the index, the lower the level of...

Coalitions partners support Gruevski, but are unpleased about the Albanian platform

The president of VMRO-DPMNE, Nikola Gruevski held a meeting with the leaders of political parties from the coalition "For a Better Macedonia", where the main topic were the results of the early parliamentary elections. “The main topic is the analysis of the election results, namely,...

Taleski Will Be Free During The Appeal Process At The Supreme Court

The Special Public prosecution are appealing to the Supreme Court after yesterday's ruling by the Court of Appeals after they declined the SPO’s request to extend the measure of house arrest for the Mayor of Bitola, Vladimir Taleski. Instead, they terminated the measure of...

Kocijancic: Obligations remain unfulfilled, EU will cut financial aid to Macedonia

"The deteriorating political context is one of the reasons why the government and the administration have unfortunately not been able, or willing, to deliver on reform commitments or to demonstrate the necessary preparedness to plan necessary reforms or implement EU funds in these areas",...

Constitutional Court again postpones the session regarding the cross in Butel

The Constitutional Court will again postpone the discussion on the initiative for assessing the constitutionality and legality of the decision to build the 55 metre cross in the Municipality of Butel, which caused tensions in late February and early March. The proposal to postpone a...

Hoyt Brian Yee met with the Attorney General Marko Zrlevski

The Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, Hoyt Brian Yee, met with the Attorney General of the Republic of Macedonia, Marko Zvrlevski. The meeting focused on combating terrorism and sanctioning participation in foreign armies, as well as the Public Prosecutor of the Republic...

Insisting only on a date for elections will lead to a deepening of the crisis

There are no conditions for holding fair, free and democratic elections on April the 24th 2016. Insisting only on the date for the election, without a clear timetable to meet the conditions, paves the way for a risk of a potential boycott by many...

Janeva sends Prosecutors to Bitola regarding the “bomb” over the school’s free transport

Special Public Prosecutor Katica Janeva sent Prosecutors from her personal team to investigate the "bomb" associated with the free school transport in Bitola. According to sources for "Meta", Janeva's Prosecutors visited several schools in Bitola and requested documents, lists and invoices for students who used...

“Come out for some air”: The Government’s measures for the air pollution are ridiculous

Organizers of the protest which is scheduled to take place before the building of the Government consider that the measures proposed yesterday are ridiculous and do not contribute to the reduction of air pollution. “I think the government yesterday come up with such ridiculous measures,...

Gay marriage referendum in Slovenia

Slovenia is getting ready for a referendum to change the law on marriage and family relations which provides for the right for same-sex marriages. At the 3.113 polling stations more than 1.7 million citizens will arrive and vote. The official results of the referendum will be...

Shilegov: The election of the members does not mean that the SEC are prepared for fair elections in April

The election of the members of the State Election Commission does not mean that everything is completely ready for fair elections in April next year, said today at a press conference MP from SDSM, Petre Shilegov. According to him, the SEC has many more...

“Koha Ditore”: At least seven ISIS fighters are hiding around Skopje

At least seven Kosovo citizens who fought for the of the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) in Syria, three weeks ago returned to the Balkans and took refuge in the region of Skopje, reports the Kosovo daily "Koha Ditore". Relying on information from intelligence...

Bailey: The resignations of Mijalkov, Jankuloska and Janakieski are not enough

The resignations of two Ministers and the Head of Counter-Intelligence services were important, but certainly not enough, and that is why the formation of a Special Prosecution is there to investigate the issue of legal liability arising from the wire-tapped conversations, said the Ambassador...

Vanhoutte stated today the topic for discussion is the Agency for the Media

Belgian facilitator Peter Vanhoutte released a press release to the media titled “Progress in the negotiations on the media." He says that today's meeting of the working groups the main topic of discussion was the law on audio and audiovisual media services, in particular the...

Tsipras hopes things begin to move between Athens and Skopje

The Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, hopes that measures to build confidence will help to speed up the process of resolving the name dispute. Speaking at the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN), the Greek Prime Minister said that Greece is working to...

Serbian Customs Officials : Travel through surrounding countries to enter Croatia

Customs and Border Protection of Serbia urged travellers from Serbia due to the closure of Croatia's border crossings to travel through the surrounding countries. According to their information, vehicles with Serbian license plates can not be missed on the Croatian border crossings. Serbia appealed to...

The Appellation court returned the “Rover” case back for another trial

The Appellation Court in Skopje revoked for the second time the verdict by the First-instance Court in the “Rover” case. The case is going back to the court. The Primary Court Skopje 1 had received the decision from the Appellation court regarding the case,...

Tsipras admitted he and Varoufakis had a Plan B for the possible Grexit

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras admitted openly that he had given an order to Yanis Varoufakis to prepare a Plan B, for a possible Greek exit from the Eurozone. Answering to the question posed by the leader of PASOK, Fofi Genimata, regarding the entire...