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Ivanov will again address the nation at 18:45

The President of the Republic of Macedonia, Gjorgi Ivanov will today address the nation, announced the President’s Cabinet. In the statement, it does not imply what topic the President will be discussing at 18:45. This will be the fourth time Ivanov addresses the nation in the last two and a half months. His first address was on April the 12th when...

Commissioner Hahn welcomes the full withdrawal of the pardons and calls parties back for talks

European Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, on his twitter account, welcomed President Gjorgi Ivanov’s decision to fully revoke all 56 pardons he had granted to politicians and their associates and urges party leaders, signatories to the Przhino Agreement to go back to the negotiating table. https://twitter.com/JHahnEU/status/739872102489133060 https://twitter.com/JHahnEU/status/739873136661958656 https://twitter.com/JHahnEU/status/739873866059808768

SDSM: Under pressure from the citizens, Ivanov finally revokes all pardons

Under pressure from all open-minded citizens who have been fighting to restore freedom, democracy, and justice, the person Gjorge Ivanov has now completely annulled all of his shameful, illegal and unconstitutional pardons. This was the reaction today from the SDSM after President Ivanov fully withdrew all the pardons he had granted in April. "The decision to grants those pardons was...

Ivanov has annulled all pardons

The President, Gjorgi Ivanov decided to withdraw the remaining 34 pardons which he had granted on April 12 of this year, it said in a written statement by Ivanov, sent from his cabinet this afternoon. In the statement, it says that after the President had annulled 22 pardons, referring to the politicians, and none of the remaining 34 people who...

Ristovska: Still no answer on how Ivanov aquired information regarding the SPO’s confidential cases

“We expect and believe that the President will honour his constitutional obligations and will enable the realization of the rule of law. We still expect an answer to the question we have asked the President, regarding where and how Ivanov acquired information on our confidential cases”, said Lenche Ristovksa, spokeswoman, and prosecutor at the Special Prosecutor's Office. She noted that investigations...

Garret: Equality before the law, a full withdrawal of the pardons is needed

British Ambassador Charles Garret wrote on his Twitter page, equality before the law, all 56 pardons have to be annulled. https://twitter.com/BritAmbCGarrett/status/736833172126715904 We support a complete, not a partial annulment the EU and the US Embassies have said in Macedonia too. President Gjorgi Ivanov annulled 22 pardons out of the 56 he granted on April 12. The others who were not named in...

GDOM appears with counter-slogans against Najchevska and Pirovska outside police station

Several members of the Citizens` Association for Defence of Macedonia (GDOM) appeared outside “Beko” police station at the protest, with banners against Mirjana Najchevska and Uranija Pirovska, where they are meant to be questioned this morning. The police cordon prevented minors from GDOM  approaching the demonstrators from the "Colourful Revolution" but, after a small verbal altercation with the police, they...

Najchevska pours paint over the entrance of “Beko” police station

Professor Mirjana Najchevska appeared for her police interview this morning, however, before entering “Beko” police station she threw paint at the entrance of the station. Also, this morning, the Executive Director of the Helsinki Committee Uranija Pirovska is expected at the police station for questioning. Dozens of citizens gathered in front of the police station this morning to show their...

Brussels is closely following the questioning of members from the Helsinki Committee

The European Union is following developments regarding the representatives of the Helsinki Committee in Skopje being called for police questioning. “We are closely following developments, however, we are currently not in a position to comment on individual cases”, said a senior EU official for “Meta”, responding to the police interrogations of the top representatives of the Helsinki Committee and professor...

Ivanov quickly signs the laws on “partial pardons” and “bombs”

President Gjorgi Ivanov has already received and signed off on the laws which MPs approved in yesterday's session in Parliament. The laws will be enforced as soon as they are published in the Official Gazette. MPs at yesterday’s session voted on the Law on Pardons ("partial pardons"), the Law on Privacy (“Bombs” can not be published after July the 1st, 2017),...

Thaci and Robert de Groot discuss the political crisis in Tetovo

DPA leader Menduh Thaci today at the party headquarters in Tetovo met with a delegation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, led by the Director-General for European Cooperation of the Dutch Foreign Ministry, Robert de Groot. The meeting focused on the country's political crisis and the views of the DPA party to overcome the situation and other...

Parliament has postponed elections – No new date has been set

With 96 votes "for" and no MPs voted “against” the amendments to the Electoral Code, postponed the election, previously scheduled for June 5. A new date has not been determined as amended. The vote was preceded by a heated debate, which lasted for more than an hour and began by addressing the DUI MP Dzevad Ademi, who said today's decision by...

US Embassy: Re-convene Parliament and Cancel Elections

The fact that only one of the large political parties submitted candidate lists for the elections scheduled for June 5, indicates and reinforces concerns that the current conditions are not suitable for conducting credible elections, said the US Embassy, when "Meta" asked about the the ruling party's move to submit candidate lists of deputies to the State Election Commission...

Great Britain is concerned about Gruevski’s commitment to the democratic process

British Shadow Foreign Secretary, Hilary Benn, yesterday demanded an explanation from the British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Commonwealth what assessment he has made of implications for democracy and the rule of law in Macedonia, after the recent presidential pardon for politicians in the country. State Secretary for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Philip Hammond, referred to the statement...

“Financial Times”: Katica Janeva is Macedonia’s Beyonce

Prestigious London newspaper for business and economics “The Financial Times” under the title “Small-town graft warrior rattles Macedonia’s elite”, describes the Special Public Prosecutor, Katica Janeva as a “whip to Macedonia’s corruption-riddled elite and an unlikely icon of protest in the country’s political crisis”. According to FT  “Ms Janeva’s job is to pursue senior political figures accused of stealing elections...

“What elections? Are you joking?” – Ahmeti tells Vienna’s “Standard”

"What elections? Are you joking?" This was the reaction of the leader of the Democratic Union for Integration (DUI), Ali Ahmeti, when he answered the first question in an interview with the Austrian newspaper "Der Standard" about the elections. The DUI’s response explains the parties position on meeting all the criteria, according to them, the credibility of the elections has to...

State Department: We strongly urge Ivanov to rescind his decision

The US State Department once again have asked the President of Macedonia, Gjorge Ivanov to withdraw his decision on the pardons and to allow the Special Public Prosecutor's Office and the courts to do their job. At yesterday's briefing for journalists Elizabeth Trudeau, Director of the Press Office at U.S. Department of State said: "We and the EU have made our...

“Nikola, you can not escape prison” chanted citizens at the protest before Government

Today's protests came to a peaceful end where the public are still demanding the resignation of President Gjorge Ivanov and the withdrawal of his decision to pardon politicians under investigation. The final destination of protesters organized by the association "I protest" again was the the government, but tonight they did not throw paint, they only chanted "Nikola, you can not...

Howitt for “Meta”: Macedonia is in a dangerous and unstable position

MEP and one of the mediators of the Przino Agreement, Richard Howitt in an interview for "Meta", said that responsibility of the future of Macedonia is in the hands of the Macedonians politicians. He noted that the country is in a dangerous and unstable condition, and that politicians in Skopje, after yesterday's warnings from Brussels, should reconsider in which direction...

Civil movement “I protest” will continue will protests on Monday

The civil movement "I protest" which has now lasted for five consecutive days organized by citizens protesting and demanding the the resignation of President Gjorge Ivanov due to his recent decision to pardon a large number of politicians under investigation, have decided that today, they shall not protest. The next protest is scheduled for tomorrow at 18:00. The place of...