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Zaev Thomas Gurber signed a memorandum on the reform program


The President of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia Zoran Zaev and Thomas Gurber, the Director of the Geneva Center for Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), today signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the implementation of the Reform Program of the Intelligence Services Sector of the Republic of Macedonia for the period 2017- 2020. “The Geneva Center for Democratic Control of the Armed Forces (DCAF) is an intergovernmental foundation in which the Founding Board, the Republic of Macedonia, has been a member since 2000. This foundation provides support to countries and international research and project factors in order to improve the governance and reforms of the intelligence and security sector, “said Prime Minister Zaev.

Stressing the exceptional importance of the Memorandum and the strategic partnership that DCAF has made after the changes to the Republic of Macedonia for the implementation of security sector reform and intelligence services and the institutions that have a mandate to oversee and control these services, Prime Minister Zaev noted: “This cooperation is crucial for us, above all, to restore the confidence of citizens in those security sector institutions, which in the past were marked as a symbol of the” captured state “we inherited as the main association for violating human freedoms and rights”, Prime Minister Zaev assessed.

Zaev-Gerberich: Germany supports Macedonia’s bid to join NATO and EU


The Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, met with Thomas Gerberich, Ambassador of the Republic of Germany to the Republic of Macedonia.The meeting welcomed the reform steps of the Republic of Macedonia and the good neighborly relations that lead to the realization of the strategic Euro-Atlantic goals of the country. German Ambassador Gerberich conveyed support from the Republic of Germany for the Euro-Atlantic aspirations of the Republic of Macedonia, informing that Macedonia has the majority support from the German Bundestag for joining the country in the European Union. Ambassador Gerberich announced that the German Bundestag MPs returned to Germany with positive impressions of the visit to Macedonia for the constructive policies through which the issues important for the progress of the Republic of Macedonia are being addressed.

Zaev presented programs from the Operational Plan for active measures for employment


In the framework of the working visit to Stip today, Zoran Zaev and the Minister of Labor and Social Policy Mila Carova, presented a working meeting with the employers from the region of Stip, the measures and programs from the Operational Plan for Active Measures for Employment and Services on the labor market. At the working meeting, opinions, ideas and suggestions from employers were shared about their needs from skilled staff and workers, and discussed the possibilities opened by the Operational Plan for Active Employment Measures to overcome the shortage of skilled labor. Prime Minister Zaev and Minister Carova called on employers to use the measures and support from the Government at their disposal and to be part of the process of creating professional and qualified staff for the development of the economy and job creation.

After the closing of the working meeting, Prime Minister Zaev and Minister Carova gave brief statements for the media. Finally, Prime Minister Zaev shared the experience of a recent visit to Austria where this problem, among other things, is solved by dual education, and said that the state will finance retraining and that the purpose of the measures is to gain practical experience and permanent employment.


Davos meeting between Zaev and Tsipras, of historic importance


In an interview with Greek newspaper Khatimerini, Matthew Nimetz, the special envoy for the name issue, stated that the Davos meeting between Prime Ministers Zoran Zaev and Alexis Tsipras is positive and of historic importance. He expressed optimism with regards to find a mutually acceptable solution, thanks to international community cooperation, and the coordination with the UN, US as well as UE. “It’s time that talks are intensified as regards the conditions for a final agreement while treating with caution the issues raised by the two premiers. I’m coming to Athens and Skopje for talks in order to accelerate the process. I believe now there’s a dynamic to find a solution”, declared Nimetz. As Khatimerini reports, Nimetz has proposed the wide use of the new name only once Macedonia integration process into the EU is concluded.  Before that, the new name can be used on the international stage.

PM Zaev calls referendums on refugee settlments ‘political manipulation’

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In the course of the day from Veles the Macedonian Prime Minister Zaev told to the reporters that the referendums on construction of apartment blocks to house of refugees, convened by several municipalities in Macedonia in the same day of local elections on October 15, are a manipulation to divert the public attention from the local elections. If the municipalities were to hold a refendum on refugees transfer in Macedonia , the party of  the Prime Minister Zaev ( SDSM ) would take part to prove that 100% of electors say would not to build refugee camps.

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