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FA Minister Dimitrov takes part in at OSCE’s informal ministerial meeting in Slovakia

On invitation from the Slovakian Minister of Foreign and European Affairs and OSCE's President Miroslav Lajchak, the Head of Diplomacy Dimitrov will be taking part in at the OSCE's informal ministerial meeting that will be happening today and tomorrow in Slovakia, informs the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Ministry further informs that at the informal meeting of ministers of...

OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Lajčák will visit North Macedonia on June 18-19

OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Slovak Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Miroslav Lajčák will visit North Macedonia on June 18th and 19th. "Lajčák is scheduled to meet with President of North Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, Deputy Prime Minister Bujar Osmani, and Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov. He will also meet VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski. The OSCE Chairperson will meet...

First round of the presidential elections was peaceful and transparent, conclude foreign observers

The presidential elections in North Macedonia were well implemented but the legal framework needs further improvement, stated the international observers, who presented their first reports. – The fundamental freedoms of gathering and expressing were respected and the election day was peaceful and transparent. But, there is still a need for wider election reform - stated the observers. According to...

Telephone line 0800-11-011 for reporting attacks on journalists will work 24/7

OSCE's Mission in Skopje in partnership with the Syndicate of Journalists and Media Workers (SSNM) promoted today at a press conference the free phone line 0800-11-011 зto help journalists in case of threats, attacks, and violence. The free phone line will function 24/7 and will provide help and support to journalists and media workers in case of threats both...

Russia: Foreign interference into Macedonia must stop

Russia has called for foreign interference into Macedonia’s internal affairs to stop, said the Russia's Ambassador to the OSCE, Aleksandar Lukashevich. "It is necessary to stop external interference in the internal affairs of Macedonia and to respect the right of Macedonian citizens to independently decide their own destiny in accordance with the fundamental democratic principles. We call upon all political forces...

Zannier tweeted: The political crisis mustn’t spill into inter-ethnic tensions

The political leaders must rise above party interests and resolve the political crisis and make sure it doesn't spill into inter-ethnic tensions. That was the main message that OSCE General Secretary, Lamberto Zannier passed to President Gjorge Ivanov and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikola Poposki. “This morning I met with the President and the Foreign Minister. My key message was...

Poposki and Kurz visited “Border Stone 59” but they avoided camp “Vinojug”

The chief of Austrian diplomacy and chairman of OSCE, Sebastian Kurz, arrived today in Macedonia, and this afternoon, along with his host, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikola Poposki paid a visit to border stone 59 at the Macedonian- Greek border crossings, near Gevgelija. During the visit of border stone 59, only Poposki gave a...

Ahmeti: The time has come for truth and justice to come to light

Today, DUI leader Ali Ahmeti, met with the Ambassador of the OSCE Mission in Macedonia, Nina Suomalainen, which, the party announced that the two discussed "the post-election situation in Macedonia" and the "views of DUI regarding the situation." "Ahmeti spoke about the tendentious campaign organized against him and DUI in the last two years and the time has come for...

SEC to use date-bases of 13 institutions to cross-check electoral roll data

The State Election Commission (SEC) at tonight's session adopted a decision to use the cross comparison of data, and to use the databases of 13 institutions, including the Health Insurance Fund, Pension (PIOM), Public Revenue Office (PRO), the National Bank, Land Registry, Ministry of Labour and Social Policy and others. The meeting of the SEC, which was scheduled for 17:45...

OSCE: Gruevski and Zaev to redouble efforts for a lasting compromise

All lost yesterday: the parties, the people of Macedonia, as well as the international community that cares about the future of your country, reads the response of US Ambassador to OSCE Daniel Baer in his the address to Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki. "We deeply regret that, despite Commissioner Hahn’s efforts, key players did not come to a common position on...

Escaped terrorist Osmani: In Kumanovo, we fought for Albanian state in Macedonia

Sulejman Osmani, terrorist who escaped the police day after the action in Kumanovo, in an interview for Kosovo television RTK said that the aim of the group was creation of an Albanian state in Macedonia, following the principle of Republic of Srpska in Bosnia and Herzegovina, reports "B92". According to him, the group had more than 2,000 fighters. He denied...

OSCE reacts to hate speech of Milenko Nedelkovski

OSCE Mission reacted with a letter to the Council on Ethics in the media regarding the statement of Milenko Nedelkovski given at an event of "Civil Movement of Macedonia" on 26th of February in Kavadarci, as well as with his regular weekly broadcast on TV "Kanal 5", reported today the Council through a written statement to the public,...

Mijatovik: Urgent investigation for the wiretapping of journalists

Representative for media freedom at OSCE Dunja Mijatovik today called for an urgent investigation for the wiretapping of journalists in Macedonia, reports "Nova TV". - Eavesdropping and surveillance of journalists is unacceptable. This further weakens the already fragile press freedom in the country - said Mijatovik. She is informed that on 25th of February, several journalists received folders from the wiretaps. -...

Mijatovik: Kezharovski’s imprisonment is a message for the daunting censorship in Macedonia

On her Twitter account, High Representative of the OSCE on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovik wrote that the imprisonment of journalist Tomislav Kezharovski is a dangerous precedent for freedom of the media in Macedonia, reports portal “Lokalno.mk”. She says that “the decision of the Skopje court for imprisonment of journalist Kezharovski sends a message for daunting censorship”. Two days ago,...

More than half of the citizens satisfied with the work of the police

More than 50 percent of citizens are satisfied with the work of the police, and a high percentage, 64.2 percent, trust and respect the guardians of order, the survey of public opinion about police work that is carried out by OSCE mission in this country in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior every two years. As it was stated at...