Court issues arrest order for former PM Gruevski
The Skopje based Criminal Court issued an order this afternoon to arrest former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski who did not hand himself over to the authorities on Friday for serving his twoyear prison sentence in the Sutka penitentiary The court also asked to issue an arrest warrant for Gruevski and the Ministry of Interior as it is stated already acted upon the court orderWe are informing you that the Basic Court Skopje 1 issued an arrest order and on 12112018 at 1630 it was submitted to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Skopje and requested the issuance of an arrest warrant The Ministry of Interior immediately after being served acted on the order the court informed The court said that the arrest warrant for Gruevski was not an international oneThe Ministry of I...
Pensions issue and positive countermeasures to be decided on Thursday's EWG
The Greek government and the European Commission are expected to reach both the pensions issue and the positive countermeasures of 2019 at the crucial Euro Working Group next Thursday According to information the agreement is expected to be completed at Thursdays meeting before the Eurogroup on November 19Apart from the nonimplementation of the cuts in the pensions under discussion there are other positive measures that the Greek government wants to implement as a matter of priorityThis issue is expected to be put forward at the Euro Working Group on Thursday where the representatives of the Eurozone finance ministries will be informed ideally for the common position of institutions and Greek authorities In Mondays Eurogroup on which the key issue is the deepening ...
“Albania is  taking decisive steps to open accession talks with the EU”
Albania is taking decisive steps to open accession talks with the EUThis was the comment made by the Albanian deputy Minister of Interior Romina Kuko who was present in the meeting held with the European Commission to make the necessary preparations for this processThis process is also known as the screening process and today a meeting is being held in Brussels concerning chapter 24 Freedom Justice SecurityThis meeting will also be followed by others which will be held in Brussels for other chapters of the negotiations that Albania will be holding to become a full member of the European UnionLet us recall that the meeting held on 27 and 28 September marked the start of the technical process of accession talks ibna...
Kosovo’s president Thaci meets the Russian president
Kosovos president Hashim Thaci has met today with Russian president Vladimir Putin After the meeting president Thaci said that the main topic discussed between the two presidents was dialogue between Kosovo and SerbiaAccording to Thaci Putin was clear that if Kosovo and Serbia strike a deal then Russia will back this dealIn Paris I met President Putin focusing on dialogue for the normalization of relations between Kosovo amp Serbia for comprehensive binding agreement On this topic President Putin was clear If you Kosovo amp Serbia achieve a peaceful agreement Russia will support it Thaci posted on Twitter ibna...
Serbs enraged by the French protocol
Serbias political leadership as well as the public opinion are enraged of the way the countrys president Alexandar Vucic was treated in Paris at the 100th anniversary event of the end of the First World WarThe fact that Vucic was not on the main platform was considered if anything an attack on the victims of Serbia in the Great War Alexandar Vucic was placed by the organisers on the platform opposite the central one while generally speaking on the basis of Serbias role he should have stood next to French President Emanuel Macron Serbia in World War I suffered the largest losses in human resources in proportion to its population It lost 13 of the countrys total population and 62 of the male populationDuring the ceremony I had a knot on my throat I was consta...
Wake-up call for the future of Europe by Alexis Tsipras in Paris
The Greek prime minister spoke about the danger of the future of Europe with a speech at the Paris Peace Forum Alexis Tsipras who was yesterday at the French capital to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War spoke about the causes of the 1918 ceasefire which led 21 years later to an even bloodier period for Europe and the worldHe spoke of a historical dejavu pointing out that todays inequalities the division of societies the targeting of social groups the loss of trust in the institutions the lack of vision lead to the extreme right and to nationalisms A Europe in which inequalities the gap between the poor and the rich deepen fences are raised to those fleeing the technocrats take politics from the politicians and which is indifferent t...
FYROM: Parliamentary committees vote in favour of the constitutional amendments
Four constitutional amendments which enable the change of the countrys name from Republic of Macedonia to Republic of North Macedonia have received the green light during the weekend in the parliamentary committees Yesterday MPs held debates on the fourth amendment which relates to the DiasporaIn the past few days parliamentary committees have also approved other amendments Meanwhile after the approval by the committees the amendments will then be discussed in a plenary sessions which has been scheduled to take place on December 1The government has declared that the constitutional amendments are expected to pass at the beginning of next year in order for the country to receive an invitation for NATO membership and also to advance with the process of EU accession...
Those who are against peace are against the agreement between Kosovo and Serbia, says president Thaci
Kosovos PM Hashim Thaci has declared that he has requested supported in Paris for the strengthening of peace through dialogue between Kosovo and SerbiaThaci has declared that those who oppose peace are aware of the fact that a peaceful agreement between Kosovo and Serbia would ruin their destructive plansIn the Peace Forum organized in Paris I demanded for our efforts to be supported in order for dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia to be strengthened People of the Balkans are well aware of the conflict of interest influences and ideologies But the democratic world cannot allow destructive forces to defeat the Balkan and European capitals he declared ibna...
Kosovo’s PM warns that more economic measures may be introduced against Serbia
Prime Minister of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj has declared today that the decision taken by the government of Kosovo to introduce a 10 tariff on goods imported from Serbia and Bosnia was something that Kosovo was obliged to doSerbia exports hundreds of millions of euros worth of goods to Kosovo while at the same time it demonstrates a hostile approach against Kosovo The most serious hostilities involve the threats made against members of FSK If Kosovo allows these threats then they may also be produced against other people Haradinaj saidPM Haradinaj also said that the 10 tariff introduced on Serbian goods may increase if Serbia does not change its behaviour towards KosovoWere interestedon havingfree trade but this cannot be a onesided process What were doing i...
First American drilling off Cyprus a matter of days away
TheUnited States Assistant Secretary of State for Energy ResourcesFrancis Fannon is set to visit Cyprus Israel and Egypt this weekThis visit coincides with the arrival at the port of Limassol of the Exxon Mobil drilling rig Stena IceMax in preparation of the first drilling in block 10 in the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Republic of Cyprus nextweekThe Stena IceMax drill is expected to begin drilling on November 14th or 16th under Washingtons watchful eye However American firm Exxon Mobil has not released more information since it is company policy not to disclose exact dates of drilling in advanceThe US Foreign Ministry announced that Francis Fannon will meet government officials and representatives of the private sector to discuss issues related to energy security a...