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With the closure of the Special Prosecutor’s Office, Macedonia’s hope for State of law will be lost

The Supreme Court of Macedonia, as the highest legal instance in the country, with the latest controversial legal opinion seems to have eradicated all hope that the regime of the fugitive Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski will face justice. After this decision, to all those thousands of citizens who chanted “No Justice – No Peace" while marching in the "Colorful...

Zaev: Gruevski must not form a new government

Nikola Gruevski’s regime mustn’t form a government, as was said by the leader of SDSM, Zoran Zaev at the press conference held his afternoon and he called the parties which candidates received mandates not to coalition with VMRO-DPMNE in order to form a new government. -We defeated the regime with a pencil and a vote. The regime must not form...

Games with numbers or with seats: 51:51, 51:49 or 51:50?

Even though the State Election Commission announced the results according to the number of votes (VMRO DPMNE has won 452.709 votes or 38, 06 % and SDSM has 436.469 votes or 36, 69) no one, even the political parties do not dare to make a projection how that will precisely will be translated into a number of mandates i.e....

Constitutional Court makes first steps towards the annulment of the the decision to dissolve Parliament

Constitutional judges unanimously voted for the decision to launch an initiative to assess the constitutionality of the dissolution of Parliament. The final decision on whether the dissolution of Parliament is constitutional will be announced by the Constitutional Court next week, and until then temporary measures have been applied to stop all actions arising from the disputed decision of the Parliament to...

DUI file a motion to the Constitutional Court over the decision to dissolve Parliament

The DUI party has filed a motion to the Constitutional Court to assess the constitutionality of the decision to dissolve Parliament, confirmed the party's spokesperson Bujar Osmani, for "Meta". They have requested that the Constitutional Court assess the dissolution of Parliament as unconstitutional, which would allow Parliament to convene again. Sources within the Constitutional Court told "Meta" that time is too...

Government requests lustration to be stopped from September

The parliamentary groups of the VMRO-DPMNE and DUI in the Assembly submitted a draft law on termination of the Law on lustration, which should be canceled from 1st of September this year. Commission for verification of facts from the first of September has the mandate to initiate new proceedings on lustration. The law stops all started procedures for which decisions...

Petkovski: Commission for supervision of wiretapping is a farce and theater

According to former MP and current NSDP leader Tito Petkovski, activation of the parliamentary Commission for supervision of monitoring communications, and that for control of the work of the Security and Counterintelligence Agency (UBK) and the Intelligence Agency (IA) is "a farce and a theater with which the government simulate a reaction after the remarks of the special report...

Assembly adopts amendments to the Law on Asylum

With 69 votes "for," the Assembly this afternoon passed amendments to the Law on Asylum, with which immigrants are allowed to legally reside on the territory of the state for 72 hours, after which they will have to leave it or seek asylum. The Assembly adopted the amendments by shortened procedure. Democratic Alliance MP Pavle Trajanov said it was good that...

Government adopts Law on Asylum, it’s the Assembly’s turn now

At yesterday's session, the government adopted draft amendments to the law on asylum and temporary protection by urgent procedure, stated government spokesman Aleksandar Gjorgjiev for META. Law was sent to the Assembly and, as the Government informed, it will be reviewed at its next session, which will take place during this or next week. Sources of the Assembly say for META...

Chavkov will push the Law on Asylum to be adopted in shorted procedure

On Tuesday next week, at a session of the Government, the draft amendments to the Law on asylum and temporary protection, which should facilitate the transit of immigrants across the country, will be reviewed. Amendments to the Law, which was proposed by the Ministry of Interior (MOI), were prepared and placed into procedure at the beginning of May, but after...

Assembly woke up to a camp settlement as well

After yesterday’s great national gathering, which was organized by VMRO-DPMNE, ended, a larger group of citizens set up tents in front of the Assembly. They say they are guardians of democracy and the electoral will. There was movement in the camp in front of the Assembly this morning, the campers were playing football.

MPs voted: Chavkov and Misajlovski – new ministers in Gruevski’s government

With majority votes, the Assembly today appointed new Ministers of Interior and of Transport and Communications, after previous Gordana Jankuloska and Mile Janakieski, submitted their irrevocable resignation yesterday. 81 present MPs, voted "for", 71 voted "against" and two were neutral for the appointment of Mitko Chavkov as new Interior Minister. Vlado Misajlovski was elected Janakieski’s successor also with 71 votes "for",...

Assembly to form an inquiry committee on wiretapping

At the Assembly, the parties agreed a committee of inquiry to determine the aspects and the allegations related to the case of tapped conversations to be formed. According to the announcements, this committee would function when opposition MPs will return to the Assembly and it would be led by opposition MP, said Assembly Speaker Trajko Veljanoski. "At today's coordination meeting...

Peaceful protest ended with a request for resignations from Gruevski, Jankuloska and Mijalkov

On tonight's peaceful protest outside the Assembly were requested resignations of Interior Minister Gordana Jankuloska, head of SIA Sasho Mijalkov, and Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski. Activist Ognen Janeski told citizens to be informed for future activities through Facebook group "Stop police brutality" and give ideas for further development. A small group is still in the park in front of the Assembly. Once...

The protest in front of the Assembly ended peacefully

Although there were several attempts for provocation by fifteen protesters, protest for justice for Martin Neshkovski, which instead of in front of the Government was held in front of the Assembly, ended peacefully. The last attempt of part of the protesters to initiate violence was prevented by group of female activists, who stood between them and the police. A dozen protesters...

Hoyt Yee repeated the appeal case “Puch” to be clarified

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Hoyt Yee reiterated the appeal to the Macedonian authorities to deal with the wiretapping case, as well as the appeal to the opposition to return to the Assembly, reports "24 News". "We support Macedonia's aspirations for membership in NATO and the EU. We appeal to the government to deal with the intercepted material in...

The new composition of the Anti-Corruption Commission in front of the MPs

On tomorrow’s 43 parliamentary session, MPs will decide on the draft decision on the appointment of members of the State Commission for Prevention of Corruption that were proposed by the Parliamentary Committee on Election and Appointment. As members of the State Commission for Prevention of Corruption were proposed Goran Milenkov, lawyer from Skopje, Igor Tanturovski, graduate economist from Skopje, Najdo...

Poposki for RFE: Recommendation is threatened due to the blockade of the Assembly

Accession high-level dialogue between Macedonia and the European Union has never ceased. It takes place just as the reforms in all areas covered take place, says Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki in a statement on "Radio Free Europe". Asked whether the recommendation for Macedonia to join the EU is threatened, Poposki replied: "Certainly, the recommendation is threatened. Macedonia won’t start negotiations without...

DPA and DUI blocked the Law on Identity Cards

DUI and DPA today opposed the adoption of amendments to the Law on Identity Cards and residence. - We will not vote on these laws. Our position is that we have conceptual differences with our coalition partners. In the coming days we will discuss these issues - said MP from DUI Rafiz Aliti. In that respect, he and MP Xhevat Ademi...

Trajanov demands the Assembly to discuss the political situation in the country

President of the Democratic Alliance and MP Pavle Trajanov submitted request to Speaker of the Assembly Trajko Veljanoski, to convene a plenary session to discuss the current political situation in the country, after the action "Puch" and after recordings of wiretapped conversations released by opposition leader Zoran Zaev. "Through public presentation of audio recordings, the credibility and integrity of some...