|THE MACEDONIAN ENGLISH LANGUAGE NEWS AGENCY||January 21, 2017, Issue 710|
PoliticsForeign Ministry Urges Serbia to Use Constitutional Name of Macedonia
Macedonia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) using diplomatic means has demanded that the state authorities in the Republic of Serbia urgently correct their use of the name of the Republic of Macedonia. read
PoliticsVMRO-DPMNE Expects Advancement of Macedonia-US Strategic Partnership under Trump's Presidency
VMRO-DPMNE has extended congratulations to Donald Trump on his inauguration for US President, wishing for the Macedonia-US strategic partnership to advance, party's Executive Committee member Vlatko Gjorcev told a press conference on Friday. read
FOREIGN MINISTRY URGES SERBIA TO USE CONSTITUTIONAL NAME OF MACEDONIA
Macedonia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) using diplomatic means has demanded that the state authorities in the Republic of Serbia urgently correct their use of the name of the Republic of Macedonia.
The move comes as a result of the use of the reference "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia", and the abbreviation FYROM, in pay toll receipts in the Republic of Serbia. read more
VMRO-DPMNE EXPECTS ADVANCEMENT OF MACEDONIA-US STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP UNDER TRUMP'S PRESIDENCY
VMRO-DPMNE has extended congratulations to Donald Trump on his inauguration for US President, wishing for the Macedonia-US strategic partnership to advance, party's Executive Committee member Vlatko Gjorcev told a press conference on Friday.
He also extended congratulations to Antonio Tajani over his election for new President of the European Parliament, expressing belief that during his tenure the Macedonia-EU cooperation would gain in intensity and turn the country's strategic goal - the EU membership - into reality. read more
DEFENSE MINISTER ZORAN JOLEVSKI ATTENDS DONALD TRUMP'S INAUGURATION IN WASHINGTON
Minister of Defense Zoran Jolevski as of Friday is paying private visit to the United States city of Washington, where he will attend Donald Trump's inauguration, the 45th president of United States.
On Monday the minister is expected to kick off his working visit to the US, Ministry of Defense said on Friday. read more
DUI LEADER MEETS GRUEVSKI AND ZAEV, POSITIONS REMAIN SAME
In just two days, DUI leader Ali Ahmeti met with heads of VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM, Nikola Gruevski and Zoran Zaev. DUI party that won the most votes among the ethnic Albanians, is the key to forming the new government.
Without the ten DUI MPs neither Gruevski nor Zaev cannot form a government, so now Ahmeti is in a position to choose a coalition partner. As DUI highlighted, in the basis of the talks on forming a government lies the platform that was agreed with the Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama. read more
VMRO-DPMNE BLASTS JANEVA FOR DECISION TO DROP CHARGES AGAINST ZAEV AND VERUSEVSKI
VMRO-DPMNE Executive Committee met on Thursday afternoon and issued a press release in which it declares the recent decision by the Special Public Prosecutor (SPO) Katica Janeva to drop charges against the SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev, former spy chief Zoran Verusevski and other accused organizers of the wiretapping affairs as scandalous and political.
"This is the second time that Zoran Zaev has avoided criminal responsibility even after being caught red handed. After examining the legal merits of the case, we conclude that the SPO is no longer an institution that fights crime, but is an SDSM led partisan institution tasked with protecting Zaev and the criminal enterprise centered around him. This decision also sets a precedent in that, at no time before, have we seen a prosecutor drop a case at this stage, when it has been accepted by the council of judges. Katica Janeva additionally shamed herself considering the confession of one of those who were charged", VMRO-DPMNE said in its press release. read more
LARSEN ICE CRACK CONTINUES TO OPEN UP
The crack that looks set to spawn a giant iceberg in the Antarctic has continued to spread, the BBC reports.
The rift in the Larsen C Ice Shelf has grown a further 10km since 1 January. read more
PREMIERE OF "FRANKENSTEIN #ALCHEMY OF LIFE" AT SKOPJE "DRAMSKI THEATER"
"Frankenstein #Alchemy of Life", based on the novel "Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus" by English author Mary Shelley, will have its premiere on Saturday, at the Skopje-based "Dramski Theater".
The idea behind the play is whether the modern man is able to find an answer to the question 'Who am I?', to find the meaning of life, to know love and to acknowledge death, according to the play's director Lilia Abadjieva. read more
DONALD TRUMP DELIVERS PRESIDENT'S SPEECH
President Donald Trump's speech after taking the oath of office lasted approximately 16 minutes, the BBC reports. Here is the full text:
"Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: Thank you. read more
PRESIDENT TRUMP VOWS TO TERMINATE 'AMERICAN CARNAGE'
President Donald Trump has painted a bleak picture of a broken country after being sworn in as US president, the BBC reports.
He decried abandoned factories, crime and a failed education system as problems of the past, pledging that his presidency would bring about change. read more
GAMBIA'S JAMMEH 'TO QUIT AND LEAVE'
The Gambia's leader Yahya Jammeh will step down and leave the country, his elected successor Adama Barrow says, the BBC reported.
Adama Barrow read more, after hours of talks aimed at persuading Mr Jammeh to recognize the result of the presidential election.
RESCUE CONTINUES INTO NIGHT AFTER BUILDING COLLAPSE IN TEHRAN
Rescue operations continued late on Thursday in the Iranian capital Tehran following the collapse of a shopping center which had caught fire, Euronews informed.
The mayor said at least 20 firefighters were killed as they tried to put out the inferno. read more
BALKANS AND TRUMP: NEW US PRESIDENT BRINGS FRESH UNCERTAINTIES TO MACEDONIA
With expectations bigger than ever, the Balkans are expecting the inauguration of US president-elect Donald Trump. The most powerful man of the most powerful world nation is officially becoming head of state on Friday. His presidency divided the US, disappointed the European Union, brought joy to Russia, while the region expects him to directly change the US policy of interfering in the interior affairs of the Balkan countries, or through the non-government organizations under their control. This implies the post-electoral period when US embassies to certain states openly picked sides, and made a party or a candidate their favorite.
Ambassadors played key roles here, so Trump announced that one of the first things he does will be change ambassadors assigned by his predecessor Barack Obama. read more
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