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Osmani promotes EU knowledge competition at SEEU Law Faculty

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Deputy Prime Minister in charge of European Affairs, Bujar Osmani, will visit the Faculty of Law at the South East European University (SEEU), Tetovo, to promote a competition “With European Knowledge toward European Metropolis”.

The competition is being organized by the Secretariat for European Affairs.

In the course of the visit, Deputy PM Osmani will provide the students updates on North Macedonia’s European integration process. Representatives of the Secretariat for European Affairs will speak about the ongoing integration process and the usage of EU funds – Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA).

With the visit to the South East European University on Thursday, Deputy PM Osmani wraps up his tours of universities for social science degrees.

The social science students will be eligible to embark on competition “With European Knowledge toward the EU Capital”. They will be tasked to write an essay showing a wider knowledge of the European Union. The competition offers the 12 best Social Sciences students (two of each university) the opportunity to feel the Brussels atmosphere through a three-day study visit, tour the EU’s key institutions and get acquainted with their work.

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Arrest warrant issued for Spasov

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Former special police officer Igor Spasov, who has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for murdering Martin Neskoski, is wanted on recall to prison after going missing.

Macedonian police issued an arrest warrant on Tuesday after he failed to show up to begin his sentence. The arrest warrant has been published on the web-site of the Ministry of Interior.

The former member of special police force vanished after ignoring summons to serve time after he was sentenced in prison on murder charges.

The man had probably fled justice to avoid serving a 14-year jail sentence for a murder conviction. He was to report to Idrizovo correctional facility on 18 October.

The murder took place during a late-night celebration of VMRO-DPMNE’s victory in 2011 parliamentary elections.

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Matthew Palmer due in Skopje today

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The US Secretary of State’s Special Representative for the Western Balkans, Matthew Palmer, will visit North Macedonia on Tuesday.

Special Representative Palmer is scheduled to meet with Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov, Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press release.

The two are expected to discuss the bilateral relations between North Macedonia and the United States, including the US support for the country’s integration into the Euro-Atlantic community. They will exchange views on the situation in the country and the region.

In late August, the U.S. State Department appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary Palmer as special envoy for the Western Balkans with a mandate to help integrate the region into Western institutions.

US Secretary of State has appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary Matthew Palmer  as his Special Representative for the Western Balkans.  In this role, Palmer will lead our efforts to strengthen U.S. diplomatic engagement in support of peace, stability, and prosperity in the region and focus on integration of the Western Balkan countries into Western institutions.

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Zaev: We can give argument to reassure Macron

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We can give arguments to reassure President Macron that “methodology prior to enlargement” proposal could be converted into “enlargement along with change in methodology”, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev wrote on his Facebook page, alluding to France’s Emmanuel Macron’s initiative for new enlargement methodology.

“We are not only a strategic interest, we are Europe. It means we will become a member of the European Union once we wrap up the comprehensive reform at home. The pre-accession process and closure of chapters will help us make it happen. The accession negotiations will help us wrap up domestic reform,” Zaev wrote on his Facebook page.

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