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Journalists from North Macedonia and Greece agree to fight disinformation together

The problems of disinformation and the steps to fight it was the topic of the workshop that took place on Tuesday and Wednesday in Thessaloniki, with the participation of 35 journalists, experts and NGO staff from North Macedonia and Greece. The workshop was co-hosted by the US Embassies in Greece and North Macedonia, the State Department’s Global Engagement Center (GEC),...

US Embassy will continue to issue visas despite the government shutdown

The US Embassy in Skopje stated that passports and their visa service, as well as urgent cases for US citizens, will continue operate despite the government shutdown.   Scheduled passport and visas services, and emergency services for U.S. citizens, will continue at the Embassy during the U.S. government shutdown. We will not be updating this account regularly, except in the event...

Baily: This is not a Twitter war, but another Russian pipeline will not bring clean air

After the president of the United Macedonian, Meto Koloski today on his Twitter account challenged the US Embassy and Ambassador Jess Baily, saying that “a Twitter war had begun between the embassies of the United States and Russia over air pollution problem in the country”.   Twitter war between U.S. and #Russian Embassies in #Macedonia over air pollution problem in the...

Russian Embassy answers US Embassy: “Turkish Stream” is the solution to the pollution

A “Turkish Stream” is the Russian Embassy’s answer to Macedonia’a problem with pollution, after the US Embassy posted on “Twitter” and “Facebook” if anyone had any ideas for cleaner air in Macedonia. The US Ambassador to Macedonia, yesterday posted on Twitter and Facebook whether anyone had any good ideas for cleaner air in Macedonia. #AirPollution in Skopje was so thick today,...

US Embassy: What ideas do you have for cleaner air in Macedonia?

Today, the US Embassy to Macedonia expressed concern over the large quantities over pollution in the air in Skopje and across the country. They posted statements on Facebook and Twitter. #AirPollution in Skopje was so thick today, you could hardly see the embassy! What ideas do you have for cleaner air in #Macedonia? pic.twitter.com/7sFKJRkIm0 — US Embassy Macedonia (@usembassymkd) December 14, 2017 As...

The US Embassy: Violence is not the way to resolve differences

The Embassy of the United States of America has condemned the acts of violence at the Parliament during which several MPs were injured and among them was SDSM party leader, Zoran Zaev. The Embassy stated that violence is not in accordance with democracy and is an unacceptable way of resolving differences. "We condemn the violence in Parliament in the strongest terms....

US Embassy: There should be no pressure, intimidation and threats towards journalists

Freely, peacefully expressing opinions is a vital part of any democracy, as is a vibrant, independent media free of intimidation, replied the US Embassy to the question from “Meta”, “How would you comment on the frequent inter-ethnic incidents and the attack on the news crew from ‘A1on’ during the protest organized by “For a United Macedonia”. The Embassy repeated yesterday’s...

MOI has brought criminal charges against a Skopje resident after threatening Baily on “Facebook”

The Department of Cybercrime and Digital Forensics have brought criminal charges against a 34-year-old man from Skopje TT, due to comments he made on "Facebook", indirectly threatening the US Ambassador to Macedonia, Jess Baily and his family. The Skopje resident, according to the Ministry of Interior, is suspected of the crime of damaging the reputation of a foreign country. "The Department...

The owner of the suspicious vehicle in front of the US Embassy has been identified

The Ministry of Interior has identified the owner of the "Zastava" vehicle which had anti-terrorism units mobilized yesterday from the MOI after the US Embassy in Skopje reported a suspicious vehicle, which was parked outside the embassy, and was believed to have explosives . "The owner has been identified, however we can not disclose any further details as it is...

US Embassy: Requests By SPO For Support And Independent Investigations Are Reasonable

The US Embassy to Macedonia is encouraging all political parties to abide by their commitments under the Pržino Agreement and the Agreement from July 20, and according to the Embassy, that includes the support of the work by the Special Public Prosecution. This was the reaction from the US Embassy after MPs from ruling majority today in Parliament would not...

MOI Has Dismissed Those Responsible For Provocation at the US Embassy and “Vault” Case

Today, Minister of Interior, Oliver Spasovski dismissed 11 managers from various sectors of the Ministry. Senior sources from within the Interior Ministry confirmed for "Meta" that some of them have been dismissed over the incident involving the “Alfa” unit exercise near the US Embassy in Skopje and due to the investigation led by the Special Public Prosecutor, the "Vault" case. Among...

Exercise Conducted By “Alfa” Police Unit Activated Security Protocol at US Embassy

On September 15, just hours after the SPO submitted their first two indictments, an alarm went off at the US Embassy, ​​and repeatedly on the public address system played, "This is not a drill". The reason for the sirens was due to the presence of two dozen members of the “Alfa” police unit near the embassy, ​​which activated the US security...

USA: Partial revocations of the pardons threatens aspirations towards NATO and the EU

The US Embassy in Macedonia called for a complete withdrawal of the pardons in order to return the country on its Euro-Atlantic path. “As we said last week, partial or selective revocations of the pardons will add to a growing sense of impunity in this country and prevent Macedonia from making progress on its most important goals, including progress towards...

US Embassy: Next step is the immediate withdrawal of the pardons

The decision made by the Constitutional Court clears the way for Parliament to reconvene and to cancel the June 5 elections, said the US Embassy in Skopje. “This in turn, presents a renewed opportunity for the Parliament and the political leaders to demonstrate through actions a firm commitment to the Przino Agreement and its principles -- rule of law, accountability,...

US Embassy: Ivanov has raised serious concerns over the rule of law

The Embassy of the United States to Macedonia, expressed concern over the latest decision of President Gjorge Ivanov to stop all court procedures and cases against politicians in Macedonia. "We are seeking further detail and clarification. The president’s statement however raises serious concerns about Macedonia’s commitment to the rule of law", reads the statement from the US Embassy. Ivanov, in his speech,...

US Embassy tweeted, DUI changed its mind and will not vote for amendments to the LCP

The Democratic Union for Integration (DUI) will not vote on amendments to the Law on Criminal Procedure (LCP) if a political consensus between the major political parties is not reached. This was announced by the Vice-President of Parliament Rafiz Aliti, therefore reducing the chances of these amendments being voted in Parliament before its dissolution. The DUI party said that...

US Embassy: The Constitutional Court’s actions appear to be contrary to its own procedures

The speed of the Constitutional Court’s action and its non-transparent deliberation were largely unprecedented, the US Embassy stated for „Сакам да кажам“. “Institutions build trust through transparency and adherence to established procedures. The Court’s actions appear to be contrary to its own procedures. Moreover, to address concerns identified in the Priebe report regarding electoral irregularities, and to deliver ‘free and...

US Embassy: No-one should put political pressure on the Special Prosecutor’s Office

The US Embassy in Macedonia today again expressed its support for the work of the Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva and her team and asked the authorities to fully implement the highest standards of the rule of law. "The United States fully supports the Special Prosecutor’s Office and its role in investigating and prosecuting criminal conduct surrounding and arising from the...

US Embassy: We are concerned about the decision made by the Council of Public Prosecutors

There was a clear reaction to the decision of the Council of Public Prosecutors when they approved only seven of the fourteen candidates as assistant prosecutors to Katica Janeva from the American Embassy in Macedonia. The Embassy of the United States said they are concerned about the decision made by the Council. "We are concerned about the decision of the...

US Embassy: The law concerning the “Bombs” will go to the working groups, an agreement has to be reached by October the 20th

Today the Government and the opposition are to resume talks with working groups after last night they made progress on electoral reform and the threat about a law prohibiting the publication of the "Bombs," said the US Embassy in Macedonia. "Working groups who implement the Przino Agreement, last night made progress on issues related to elections and agreed again to...