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Szijj谩rt贸: Gruevski crossed three borders legally, our diplomats did not smuggle him into Hungary

Former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski had to cross three borders to reach Hungary and did so in full compliance with the regulations in all three cases, Hungarian Foreign Minister P茅ter Szijj谩rt贸 said at a press conference in Budapest today. He also said his ministry was in no way connected to the case, bearing in mind that the body that...

Reuters: Russian diplomats in Greece involved in “many illegal activities” in protests against Macedonia

The Russian diplomats that Greece is due to expel regarding interference in Greece's聽domestic affairs, as well as an attempt to undermine the agreement for the name with Macedonia, have been involved in "many illegal activities" related to protests against the Agreement in Greece, reports Reuters News Agency. The agency reports that Greece had issued official warnings to Russian authorities on...

Greece to expel two Russian diplomats over attempts to undermine the name dispute Treaty

The Greek government has decided to expel two Russian diplomats and ban the entry of two others, accusing them of attempting to interfere in Greece's internal affairs, as well as undermining the Agreement regarding the name with Macedonia, reports the Greek daily 鈥淜athimerini鈥. Diplomats have been charged with attempts to obtain and distribute information, as well as the bribing of...

Robertson, Solana, Le Roy, Ischinger and Gelbard as the “Ohrid Group” will help with the EU and NATO

Today at a joint press conference, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and former NATO Secretary General, Lord George Robertson, promoted the "Ohrid Group" in support of Macedonia on its path to NATO and EU membership 鈥淭here are members in this group who have made a mark with their diplomatic careers and supported our efforts to build a democratic, stable and prosperous...

The new ambassadors will be known after they receive an “agr茅ment” by the receiving states

The names of Macedonian ambassadors that are going to fill in the vacant diplomatic outposts will be announced as soon as they are going to be approved by the countries that will be sent to, said the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikola Dimitrov. -The process of selecting ambassadors includes third-party countries in accordance with the practice and the respect...

Macedonian government wasn’t involved in the intelligence activities, both Dimitrov and Dachich conclude

The ministers of foreign affairs of Macedonia and Serbia, Nikola Dimitrov and Ivica Dachic, held a meeting in Nish about the latest occurrences between Belgrade and Skopje, after the accusations on part of the Serbian authorities about offensive intelligence activities against Serbia. The ministers, as was presented during the press conference, have analyzed the evidence thoroughly after which Belgrade...

Brnabi膰 will invite Zaev to a joint government session, announces Vu膷i膰

Serbia's Prime Minister, Ana Brnabi膰 will send an invitation to Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, to hold a joint session of the governments of both countries by the end of the year in Belgrade. This, among other things, was pointed out by the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vu膷i膰, at today's meeting with the Ambassador of Macedonia in Belgrade, Vera Jovanovska-Tipko. At...

Zaev and Vu膷i膰 had a “long and open” conversation and agreed on dialogue and cooperation

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Serbian President Aleksandar Vu膷i膰 had a "long and open" conversation on the telephone today, where they discussed all the "emerging circumstances" in the relations between the two countries. In a joint statement after the conversation, Zaev and Vu膷i膰 they had agreed on five points. They agreed that Macedonia and Serbia will resolve any eventual disagreement in...

Brussels has called upon Macedonia and Serbia to exercise restraint

The European Commission has called upon the authorities in Skopje and Belgrade to exercise restraint and to solve the issue with the withdrawal of the personnel of the Serbian Embassy in Skopje in a calm manner. The spokesperson of the European Commission said that the diplomatic incident is a bilateral issue for both countries that the European Union is...

Dimitrov: The government did not give orders for any intelligence activities against Serbia

The Government does not intend, nor did it give orders to carry out intelligence activities against and to the detriment of some of our neighbouring countries, including Serbia, said today Macedonian Foreign Minister, Nikola Dimitrov at a press conference commenting on the accusations of his Serbian counterpart Ivica Da膷i膰 that Serbian diplomats in Skopje had their telephones tapped, that...

What is missing on the session’s agenda are Serbia and the appointment of a new public prosecutor

The Government, at today's 24th session, will discuss 66 points that were stated in the announcement on its official web page. Among the subjects stated in the agenda is the proposal for changes to the Law for internal affairs, the proposal for a Law for ratification of the Paris Agreement for climate changes and annual reports by various state...

The Government will remain on its stance and will not discuss the situation with Serbia at the session

At today's session, the Government will not be discussing the diplomatic incident with Serbia, which withdrew its complete personnel from its embassy in Skopje in order to conduct consultations due to, according to statements issued by Serbian officials "offensive intelligence activities in Macedonia against Serbia." The Government confirmed for "Meta agency" that the situation with Serbia is not on...

Brnabi膰’s statement regarding the withdrawal of diplomats from Macedonia: It’s not a minor issue

The Serbian Prime Minister, Ana Brnabi膰 announced today that regarding the decision for the withdrawal of the personnel from the Embassy in Macedonia she had talks with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ivica Da膷i膰 and the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vu膷i膰. - This morning I had a meeting with Da膷i膰 and I had consultations with the President of Serbia and...

Dimitrov revokes the confidentiality of information regarding business trips made by diplomats

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikola Dimitrov, has issued a resolution revoking the confidentiality of all documents related to the Foreign Minister鈥檚 business trips and for all employees of the Foreign Ministry, announced the MFA today. This means that any documents related to business trips by employees from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will again become public information meaning that the...

“The Guardian”: Russia has been working for a decade to distance Macedonia from NATO

Russian spies and diplomats have been involved in a nearly decade-long effect to spread propaganda and provoke discord in Macedonia as part of broader efforts by the Kremlin to increase its influence all across the countries in the former Yugoslavia and to stop them from joining NATO and to pry them away from western influence, writes British newspaper "the...

Croatia and Slovenia show their support for Dimitrov

The first meeting between between diplomats and the new Minister for Foreign Affairs, Nikola Dimitrov took place yesterday, where he talked with the ambassadors of Croatia and Slovenia, Danijela Barisic and Milan Jazbec, announced the Foreign Ministry. At the meeting at the MFA, acting as co-organizers, the ambassadors Jazbec and Barisic invited Foreign Minister Dimitrov to the Ministerial meeting which...

Gruevski doesn’t want to be photographed with foreign dignitaries

No photos have been published in public from the last meeting between the British Minister of State, Sir Alan Duncan, and the leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Nikola Gruevski. Recently, Gruevski has not had his photo taken with any foreigners. The party only issues longer and more detailed statements - a practice that began with his meeting with German Ambassador, Christine...

Harassing diplomats is regular intelligence business from Moscow to Macedonia

Diplomats from the United States, staff in the embassies and their families in Moscow and in several other European countries in the past period have been targets of harassment and intimidation as part of an organized campaign orchestrated and systematically implemented by the Russian Intelligence and Security Services, reported in June the prestigious American newspaper the "Washington Post". Recently, in...

Janeva and SPO are avoiding media spotlight, with no comment on statements by EC, Hahn and Kukan

The Special Public Prosecutor's office has not commented on statements by European Commissioner Johannes Hahn and the findings of the European Commission鈥檚 report on Macedonia's progress, 聽the area of work of the SPO, as well as statements by MEP Eduard Kukan. On Wednesday, we contacted the SPO but did not receive a comment on the statements or the progress report...

Brussels is taking a break – Next progress report will be in 2018

Tomorrow the European Commission will publish their report on EU enlargement and the progress report on the Western Balkans, but the next report, instead of next year, will be published as late as 2018, according to "Meta" sources from Brussels. Unofficially, within the European Commission there is a sense of weariness surrounding the reports, especially considering that they do not...