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Counterspin: Russia Was Not Forced To Attack Ukraine to Defend Itself

From the very beginning of his column in the daily newspaper “Nova Makedonija”, Russian Ambassador Sergei Baznikin points out that Russia is committed to a quick cessation of hostilities and finding a solution through diplomacy, at the negotiating table. Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly stated that Russia is ready for a diplomatic solution to the situation with Ukraine....

Ambassadors Geer and Galloway express condolences on victims in hospital blaze in North Macedonia

The tragedy that struck Tetovo, North Macedonia, last night, when blaze destroyed the modular COVID-19 hospital killing 14 of the 26 patients that were treated in the premises, is breaking news in the region and condolences are arriving from all sides. The EU Ambassador to North Macedonia, David Geer, expressed sorrow over the tragedy that struck the people of Tetovo. "Our...

Macedonian Interior Minister Spasovski and UK Ambassador Galloway talk about the cooperation between the countries

The Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski and the Ambassador of the United Kingdom to North Macedonia, Rachel Galloway, had a meeting today at the ministry's offices where they discussed the successful cooperation regarding the fight against illegal immigration on a regional and international level, informs the Ministry of Interior (MoI) of North Macedonia. "At the meeting, among other issues, there were...

The new EU Ambassador Geer gave the letter of credence to Macedonian President Pendarovski

The new Head of the European Union Delegation in Skopje, Ambassador David Geer handed over the letter of credence to President Stevo Pendarovski. "Ambassador Geer promised that during his mandate he will work with the institutions, the political forces and all actors and sectors in the society nationwide. The President and Ambassador Geer exchanged opinions about the North Macedonia's EU...

The case of Jamaica and the (non) recognition of Kosovo: How to verify the politicians’ claims?

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Jamajka recognized the independence of Kosovo - the news that yesterday echoed throughout the media in Kosovo and the region, just a few hours later proved as incorrect. The media almost identically broadcasted the news, quoting the announcement found on the Twitter-profile of the Kosovo President Hashim Thaçi, announcement followed by notifications from the highest Kosovo officials. It took nine...

Galloway: North Macedonia has done a lot, but must do more to reestablish the trust in the judiciary

The ambassador of the United Kingdom in North Macedonia, Rachel Galloway in the interview for Portalb.mk speaks about the reforms of the public administration and the judiciary. She stresses that the implementation of the laws and the plans is crucial for reestablishing the trust of the people in the institutions, and that North Macedonia has to strive towards that...

Gerberich: Government and opposition to implement will of the people and come out of EU and NATO waiting room

With over 91% of the votes 'for', voters in Macedonia have clearly voted for the European path and further EU and NATO perspective for their country. Even though, unfortunately, only 37% of the official number of voters took part in the referendum and did not achieve the official quorum, German Ambassador Thomas Gerberich said on the occasion of the National...

THP against new controversial Kosovo ambassador, Gjergj Dedaj

The Macedonia Turkish Movement Party (THP) has sent a letter to President Gjorge Ivanov and Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov asking that they prevent the appointment of current Deputy Foreign Minister of Kosovo, Gjergj Dedaj, as ambassador to Macedonia. "The Macedonian Turkish Movement Party, as well as the entire Turkish population in Macedonia, and beyond, with a great deal of disappointment...

“Yahya Kemal” college a terrorist organization, claims Turkish Ambassador

"Let's fight this terrorist organization", said Turkish ambassador to Macedonia, Tulin Erkal Kara when referring to the private school "Yahya Kemal". Her comments came while she promoted the "Marif" Foundation yesterday in Skopje, reports Portalb.mk. She went further as she appealed to parents to enroll their children in the "Marif" Foundation, warning "if they do not want to be terrorists...

Stoltenberg: Russia does not decide on Macedonia’s NATO membership

Today, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that only Macedonia and the 29 Alliance members can decide on the country's membership in the Alliance, reported MIA. At a press conference the day before the meeting between NATO foreign ministers in Brussels, Secretary-General Stoltenberg asked to comment on the statements of the Russian ambassador to Macedonia that the country would become...

Expelled Russian diplomat leaves Macedonia to the sound of ‘Proshchaniye Slavyanki’ patriotic march

The Russian diplomat who was expelled by Macedonian authorities over the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, UK, left this morning through Skopje International Airport, reports TASS. The expelled diplomat and his family were escorted from the Embassy of the Russian Federation to the sound of the patriotic march "Proshchaniye Slavyanki". They arrived at Skopje Airport accompanied by a...

Shcherbak: Russia disappointed by VMRO-DPMNE’s reaction to expulsion, counter measures to be expected

The statement made by VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Nikoloski, is an expression of the inconsistent policy of part of the leadership of that political party, and as a result of such a policy, VMRO-DPMNE lost the elections. However, I know that more than a handful of members of one of the biggest parties are actually sincerely determined to develop constructive...

Hoyt Yee dismisses rumors that he will be the next US Ambassador to Macedonia

One of the main interests of the United States in the Western Balkans is to help the countries of the region to integrate with the rest of Europe and build a prosperous, democratic and stable future, said US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Hoyt Brian Yee. At the same time, he dismissed articles of certain media outlets that he would...

Thimonier: France supports Macedonia in building a lawful state and unitarity

A quarter of a century, France has been supporting Macedonia to strengthen the state and its unitarity and helping them building a lawful state, which is a condition that applies to all future integrations into which the country legitimately has been striving for, the Ambassador of France in Macedonia said in his speech at the official reception of the...

Dimitrov: The procedure to send Nikolovski as an Ambassador to the EU will be stopped

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikola Dimitrov announced that the procedure for sending Aleksandar Nikolovski as an Ambassador at the EU's headquarters in Brussels has been stopped. -The procedure will be stopped. Basically, the procedure has been stopped, as this is more political folklore or political-party folklore. Who will he be representing if at the moment he is a secretary...

Ahmeti – Baily: The reforms and the rule of law are the priorities of the new government

DUI is dedicated to the reforms in the country, starting strongly from the reforms in the judiciary and the rule of law. Through the implementing the reforms, Macedonia will help in the returning of the international focus and the urgent integrations of the country into NATO and commence the negotiations for a membership in the European Union. The other...

Žbogar’s statement for Meta Agency: A lot of time was already lost, the forming of the institutions to continue

The chief of the EU delegation in Skopje, the Ambassador Samuel Žbogar, today at the parliament was the first person who met the newly elected president of the parliament, Talat Xhaferi, to whom he has expressed the EU’s readiness for a cooperation with him and the Parliament. In a statement given to Meta Agency, when the meeting was over,...

Ahmeti – Thimonier: VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM to find a solution for the crisis without further delay

Today, in Tetovo, DUI’s party leader, Ali Ahmeti had a meeting with the Ambassador of France, Christian Thimonier, during which, as was announced by the party, the political situation in Macedonia was discussed, the geopolitical circumstances and the possibilities for solving the both the political and the institutional crisis During the meeting, Ahmeti had stated that “all constructive steps that...

Plomp: There is no time to lose, we expect a pro-reform, accountable and responsible government

There is no time to lose and it is solely up to Macedonian politicians to decide the future of their country, said the Ambassador of the Netherlands, Wouter Plomp, at today's presentation of the research "Legal and budgetary implications of unjustified detainment" at the EU Info Centre in Skopje . “If you are asking me to comment on recent developments...

The Department of State has full confidence in the U.S. Embassy and the Ambassador in Macedonia

The U.S. Department of State supports the work of ambassador Jess Baily, as was said in the reply to the question when asked by the “Voice of America” in Macedonian, after the speculations in certain media that the U.S. Embassy in Skopje doesn’t speak in the name of the US administration. The Department of State’s spokesperson, Mark Toner, was...