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The government condemns Reis-ul-ulema Suleiman’s hate speech

The government is condemning each hate speech on the territory of North Macedonia regardless whether it was expressed on social media, at the stands, at congresses, at press conferences, said today the government's spokesperson Mile Boshnjakovski. -We have always condemned the hate speech and we condemn it again in this case - replied Boshnjakovski when asked about the hate...

Zaev takes a selfie with Tsipras in front of Government building

Фото: Борче Поповски
Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev met with his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras on the plateau in front of the Government building and used the opportunity to take out his own mobile phone and take a selfie of the two. The Greek Prime Minister, together with his group arrived at the Government at around 10.15 am, from Skopje Airport and was...

Government decides to reduce VAT for gas from 18% to 5%

The government has decided to reduce the Value Added Tax (VAT) for gas from 18 to 5 percent, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said. As of February, the realization of the Negotino-Bitola gas pipeline, through Prilep, is 36 percent. Throughout the year, construction and machine works continue, as well as optics work and cathodic protection of the linear part of this section,...

Boshnjakovski: The academics will choose a longer name for MANU

The abbreviation MANU of Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts will remain unchanged even after the academy will be renamed and its new name will be decided by the academics themselves, said today the government's spokesperson Mile Boshnjakovski during the regular press conference at the government. He said that the new name for the army of Republic of Macedonia...

Government to rename ELEM, Macedonian Post and MIA and approves the reduction of roaming

At yesterday's 126th session, the government, among other points, accepted the draft of the Agreement for the further reduction of prices of roaming in the Western Balkans and renamed three state-owned enterprises. According to the obligations of the Prespa Agreement, the new name of AD Macedonian Information Agency - Skopje in state ownership (MIA) will now be called AD State...

Open Data Portal is a good step forward, but for full transparency there is still a lot of work to be done

The creation and launch of the new Open Data Portal for the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia is a good step forward, which gives a clear signal of commitment to transparency. However, in order to identify the real potential benefits, it is necessary to open data that will enable the creation of new products and services by...

Boshnjakovski: The consultations about the new name of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts are still underway

The renaming of state and public institutions financed from the Budget was done in accordance with three criteria. It remains to be seen how the new name will be for the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, with which the consultations are underway, said today the Government's spokesperson, Mile Boshnjakovski at the regular press conference. -The names of the...

An independent SPO, but under the auspices of the PPO: Government adopts the draft-law

At today's session, the Government adopted a draft law on the Public Prosecutor's Office, which regulates the status, autonomy and jurisdiction of the SPecial Prosecutor's Office (SPO), reports the Ministry of Justice. The bill provides for the SPO to be autonomous, but hierarchically lower-ranking to the state public prosecutor's office, and to represent itself in first and second instance cases...

The new seals will be with the new name and in accordance with Law on Use of Languages

On the orders of the Government, starting a few days ago, all state institutions have started to use the new name of the country - the Republic of North Macedonia, in their work and in various documents. Now, from Ilindenska number 2 a new task - to create new seals in accordance with the Law on Use of Languages. Government...

Government declares the 14th and 15th of February as national days of mourning

During the extraordinary session, the Government decided to declare the 14th and 15th of February to be days of national days of mourning because of the road c accident that happened on the road between Skopje - Tetovo. When the session was over, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev announced that the number of victims has risen to 14 and 6...

Constitutional changes come into force, from yesterday we are North Macedonia

Yesterday, the Prespa Agreement officially came into force and the implementation of its provisions began, with which Macedonia has changed its name to North Macedonia. The government also changed its name to the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia. The Government explained that the Prespa Agreement was published in the "Official Gazette" yesterday, and the constitutional amendments from 33. to 36. as...

Documents with new name will be received by citizens after Ministry of Interior completes purchase

The identification documents that contain the new name Republic of North Macedonia i.e., passports, id cards, driver's licenses will be acquired when the government announces in the Official Gazette the date when the constitutional amendments and the constitutional law enter into force. The protocol from Athens is expected to be sent today. When asked when can the citizens acquire...

“Government of the Republic of Macedonia” inscription removed from Government building

The Government building has been left without the inscription "Government of the Republic of Macedonia". It was most likely removed from the government building yesterday. At the site of the main building where the words "Government of the Republic of Macedonia" once were, now has been left a facade painted in white where the words once stood, and one can...

Iron fence in front of the Government building is removed

The iron fence in front of the Government is being removed today after a decision was passed during a government session. The goal is to completely clear out the public space around the Government building in order to become more available and accessible to the general public. Government spokesperson, Mile Boshnjakovski explained that the funds from the tax-payer will not be...

The first government session with interpretation to and from Albanian

The Government has announced that at its 117th session the Albanian ministers for the first time spoke Albanian, in accordance with provisions of the Law on the Use of Languages. This law was published in the "Official Gazette" even though it did not receive the President Gjorge Ivanov's signature. Government changes to the abortion law were accepted, while previous restrictions were abolished, and a...

Institutions, borders and state bodies to receive new “Prespa” signs

At the 117th Government meeting held yesterday, one of the first points was the Information on the implementation of the Prespa Agreement. The measures and activities that are in accordance with the amendments to the Constitution were considered and the Government will have to take over the obligations seven days after the Agreement comes into force, i.e. by ratifying the Protocol for...

Boshnjakovski: There are no conflicts in the government, as some media report

There are no conflicts or clashes in the government, as some media report, announced today the government's spokesperson Mile Boshnjakovski, when he replied to a question by a journalist about the way the government coalition functions, after the disparate statements by Prime minister Zoran Zaev and the Vice Prime Minister for European Affairs Bujar Osmani regarding the Law on...

The Government adopts program for reducing air pollution

At yesterday's regular session, the government adopted the program for the implementation of the Clean Air Plan for  2019. It is based on four components: measures for dealing directly with the causes of air pollution, building public awareness from pre-school age to retirement, regulatory changes necessary for the transition to a low-emission energy system and establishing a platform for...

Government sends the Law on Languages to the Venice Commission

The Government has sent the full content of the Law on the Use of Languages to the Venice Commission, together with the alternative text of Article 8, which is not an integral part of the Law, because, as the Government says, an issue surrounding its compliance with the Constitution was raised. The government informs that the letter sent to the...

Macedonian remains the only official language throughout the whole territory

The Law on Languages ​​promotes the rights of all minority communities and does not foresee new employment. The Macedonian language with the Cyrillic alphabet remains the only official language throughout the whole territory of the Republic of Macedonia and its international relations, said the Government in today's statement regarding fake news and untruths about the application of the Law on the Use of...