2 July 2020
Sofia – Two conceptually different election campaigns are underway in North Macedonia – country to return where it was three years ago or country to continue on its EU path, Bulgarian MEP and European Parliament rapporteur for North Macedonia Ilhan Kyuchyuk assessed.
Skopje – The European Commission has completed the draft negotiating framework for North Macedonia, and presented it to the Council of the European Union. This is just a draft-document and I expect the final-document to be adopted by October. It is good that this process is happening during the German EU presidency, which strongly supports our European path, Deputy PM for European Affairs Bujar Osmani said at Thursday’s news conference.
Skopje – The fact that the European Commission adopted the draft-negotiating framework and has delivered the document to member states confirms once again that we’re moving in the right direction. North Macedonia is fast approaching EU membership, the integration process is speeding up, SDSM leader Zoran Zaev said Thursday on the occasion of the presentation of the draft-negotiating framework for North Macedonia to the EU Council.
Skopje – Another important step for North Macedonia on the road to the EU. The European Commission sent a draft Negotiation Framework to the EU Council for consideration of the member states, EU Ambassador to North Macedonia Samuel Žbogar tweeted on Thursday.
Skopje – Realization of total tax revenue in June is better than expected, noting a 9.6% decrease compared to 2019, in contrast to the projected 20%, Finance Minister Nina Angelovska told a press conference Thursday.
Skopje – The Ministry of Information Society and Administration and the European Policy Institute (EPI) signed Thursday memorandum for continuation of the cooperation in the area of public administration reform and the implementation of the WeBER project.
Skopje – Progressive tax and luxury tax, revision of the privatization process, socially positive discrimination for employment instead of ethnic discrimination, a new way to distribute goods, establishment of a state agricultural bank to aid farmers and decriminalization of cannabis for recreational use are some of the pledges in Levica’s program ahead of the July 15 early parliamentary polls, Recep Ismail, first candidate on Levica’s list in the second electoral district, tells MIA in an interview.