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Zaev: These days we shall know whether an agreement can be reached with the opposition or there will be snap elections

In a matter of few days, we shall know whether there will be an ambiance for reaching an agreement with the opposition for a two-thirds majority that is necessary to vote for the constitutional changes in the Parliament that are a result of the Agreement with Greece. This was stressed by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev in a statement at...

SEC: 99.33% vote “For” in the referendum, voter turnout 36,27%

According to the 88.50% of the processed data, by the SEC, released at 23 o'clock, 569,871 voters cast their vote in the referendum. (36.27% of voters registered on the Voters List). 91.33% voted "For" (which is 520,461 voters) while 5.76% voted "Against" (which is 32,801 voters). This is unofficial data from the State Election Commission, however, officials are expected to announce...

Deskoska: We can not change the census for a referendum

We can not change the census for a referendum, said Justice Minister Renata Deskoska addressing at the third session of the Ohrid School of Natural Law on Good Governance and Legal Reform, organized by the Center for Strategic Research at the Macedonian Academy of Sciences science and arts. “The essential component that creates the mosaic of the rule of law...

Ahmeti: Albanians are in their place and in their own country

In the Republic of Macedonia, there are Macedonians, Albanians, Turks, Serbs, Vlachs ... We are part of the Constitution of the Republic of Macedonia and there is no dilemma whether the Albanians are in their place and in their country, said DUI leader Ali Ahmeti speaking on the show "The Road towards" on Alsat-M TV, answering a journalist question,...

534,910 citizens gave me a mandate not to sign the agreement with Greece, says Ivanov

I have made a decision based on Article 75 of the Constitution not to sign the Agreement with Greece, President Gjorge Ivanov said in a letter to Parliament, a copy of which was sent to the media today. He listed five reasons why he would not sign the Agreement and emphasized that his duty as being the President of the...

Ivanov refuses to sign deal “I will not be shaken by threats and blackmail”

The agreement between Macedonia and Greece does not unite the society, but additionally polarizes it. I will strive for a solution that will not violate the dignity of the Macedonian people and the citizens of the Republic of Macedonia, President Gjorge Ivanov said when he addressed the public and went on to announced that he did not intend to...

Ivanov to address the nation after storming out of meeting with Zaev and Dimitrov

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov tried to inform President Gjorge Ivanov of the name agreement reached with Greece, but the president's office say the meeting lasted two minutes. "Today, President Ivanov will address the people and citizens of Macedonia," announced Ivanov's office. In a statement sent by the government, it reads "Prime Minister Zaev and Foreign Minister...

Xhaferi: It would be frivolous to think about early parliamentary elections

It would be frivolous for anyone to think about early parliamentary elections this year, said Parliament Speaker, Talat Xhaferi during a regular press briefing. "There can be elections when MPs disband. However, in a serious country with serious issues, it would be frivolous for anyone to even consider early parliamentary elections. If someone is thinking about it, he would want...

Zaev: No constitutional change can be expected for any name

I am happy I was acquitted and finally I proved my innocence and I waited for justice, said Prime Minister Zoran Zaev after the verdict regarding the "Bribe” case was announced. He asked the institutions to release in public the entire record of the PI measures and said, if they submitted it, he would publish it himself in order to...

Zaev: I expect a solution to the name by the end of June, the constitution will be re-opened before EU entry

With these pro-democracy, pro-Western and pro-European manners that we are dealing with on both sides of the talks, we believe that we will be able to find the solution that will benefit the two sides to the very end. I believe that Macedonia together with Greece can reach a solution before the Council of Ministers or the Council of...

Zaev: A possibility SDSM will ask the Constitutional Court to decide over Ivanov’s signature on Law

One possibility, in the current situation whereby the president will not sign off on the Law on Languages, is for the SDSM parliamentary group to file an initiative with the Constituional Court, in order to consider whether president Gjorgi Ivanov is adhering to the Constitution, said prime minister Zoran Zaev, while responding to a journalist's question at today's press...

Zaev: Ivanov’s decision is a fragrant violation of the Constitution

The Law on the Use of Languages ​​will not change anything in Macedonia, nor will it disturb its common future. I appeal to everyone, let the law live, respect the institutions, and the Constitutional Court and the Venice Commission will have their say on the matter, said Prime Minister Zoran Zaev . "Let's leave the Law on the Use of...

Zaev: The law is constitutional, let’s reject the policies of divisions, strife and conflict

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, addressing the public, said that the Law on the Use of Languages is a serious contribution to building the concept of "one society for all citizens", which was supported by the majority of citizens in the last parliamentary and local elections, too. Zaev stressed that the Law is fully in order with the Constitution and amendment...

Ivanov: Constitution and my conscience do not allow me to sign the Law on Languages

Yesterday, when President Gjorge Ivanov addressed the citizens and MPs said, he would not sign the new adopted Law on the Use of Languages. Ivanov, with sharp words and rhetoric, spoke of "a law with repressive content, a law as an expression of the tyranny of the parliamentary majority, an unconstitutional, anti-state and essentially unjust law, which does not deserve...

Zaev: A change to the Constitution is not necessary because it will not mean a final guarantee

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, in an interview with the Financial Times, assessed that Macedonia and Greece are coming to a solution to the name dispute, and that this issue could be closed before the NATO summit in Brussels in July, this year. “I'm an optimist. It's very difficult, and we're aware of that. But it would be good for both...

Zaev: Headway made in three out of the seven points in the name dispute

From the start of the seven points in the negotiation process for resolving the name dispute, headway has been made on three points, announced Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, while answering a journalist questions during today's visit to Negotino. “Mediator Nimetz is leading the process; he knows what things can and can not pass. I am glad that all open issues have now been...

Zaev: We want a solution for the name, but not at all costs – we changed the Constitution once

The solution regarding the name dispute must guarantee the identity and dignity of both parties. We will do our best to find a solution to this firing 25-year problem, but not at all costs, said Prime Minister Zoran Zaev today, answering a journalist's question at a press conference in Government. “The Government's view is that the name is acceptable with...

Xhaferi: So far 17.000 amendments have been translated, submitted to block progress

Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi says that up until now, 17,000 amendments have been translated, out of the 35,569 amendments that the opposition submitted for the Law on the Use of Languages. "There are members who have about 300 amendments, such as the case of Article 5, which will take time to be translated. It is obvious that this is a...

Ivanov will address Parliament on December 26th

President Gjorge Ivanov will address MPs in Parliament next Tuesday (December 26th) at noon. It is the regular annual speech of the president of the country in front of Parliament, as anticipated by the Constitution of the country. "In accordance with Article 85, paragraph 1 of the Constitution of the Republic of Macedonia, I would like to address the representatives of...

Xhaferi: If I receive a request for the revocation of immunity, I will act in accordance with procedure

Parliament Speaker, Talat Xhaferi stated that he has not received a request to revoke the immunity of the MPs who were arrested today due to the violence in Parliament on April 27th. He said that if he received such a request, he would forward it to the competent parliamentary committee. “If a request is submitted to me from an appropriate competent...