Ambassador Baily Q&A with Media after OSCE/ODIHR Press Conference

Ambassador Baily Q&A with Media after OSCE/ODIHR Press Conference October 1, 2018 Q: [unintelligible about the referendum]  Ambassador Baily:  As you know, the United States put out a statement last night where we welcomed the result of the consultative referendum in which a strong number of citizens came out in support of Macedonia’s path forward ...
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Macedonia’s Referendum on the Prespa Agreement

Press Statement Heather Nauert, Department Spokesperson Washington, DC September 30, 2018 The United States welcomes the results of the Republic of Macedonia’s September 30 referendum, in which citizens expressed their support for NATO and European Union (EU) membership by accepting the Prespa Agreement between Macedonia and Greece. The United States strongly supports the Agreement’s full implementation, ...
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Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev of the Republic of Macedonia

The White House September 20, 2018 Vice President Mike Pence met today with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev of the Republic of Macedonia to congratulate him on the historic Prespa Agreement with Greece to resolve the long-standing name issue between the two countries and to thank him for his leadership in securing the agreement. The Vice President ...
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A/S Mitchell Press Walk-Out, September 13, 2018

A/S Mitchell: I would like to thank PM Zaev for his hospitality.  It’s a joy to be back in Macedonia.   I have had very productive conversations today with the Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Dimitrov, VMRO President Mickoski, other Members of Parliament, the Speaker of your Parliament, heard from Macedonians from the business community and civil ...
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ACTING DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE VISITS MACEDONIA

July 31, 2018 Matthew Palmer, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, will visit the Republic of Macedonia August 1-3 to express U.S. support for the country’s conclusion of the Prespa Agreement with Greece and the country’s progress toward NATO and EU membership. Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary Palmer will meet with ...
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Agreement on Macedonia Name Issue

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC June 12, 2018 The United States congratulates Prime Ministers Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev and welcomes the historic agreement to resolve the name dispute. This resolution will benefit both countries and bolster regional security and prosperity. Prime Ministers Zaev and Tsipras demonstrated vision, courage, and persistence in ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts Education Fair with U.S. Universities, April 18, 2018

The U.S. Embassy in Macedonia, in cooperation with EducationUSA Macedonia, will host the Southeast European tour of EducationUSA on April 19, 2018, from 17:00 to 19:00 at the Skopje Marriott Hotel. Ten representatives of U.S. universities will be available to answer questions about higher education in the United States and their institutions.  This event is free ...
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U.S. Government Accountability Office Review of U.S. Democracy Assistance to Macedonia

Analysts from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) are in Macedonia to conduct fieldwork related to GAO’s review of U.S. democracy assistance to Macedonia. GAO is conducting this work at the request of Representative Chris Smith, Chairman, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, Committee on Foreign Affairs, and six of ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on October 2017 Municipal Elections

October 31, 2017 The U.S. Embassy commends the citizens of Macedonia who exercised their right to vote in the October 2017 municipal elections. We welcome OSCE/ODIHR’s preliminary conclusions that the elections were competitive and that respect for fundamental freedoms contributed towards a democratic process.  These findings are consistent with what the U.S. Embassy teams observed ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on the October 15 Local Elections

The upcoming October 15 local elections are important for Macedonia’s future as a prosperous, stable democracy fully integrated in Euro-Atlantic institutions.  We encourage all citizens to exercise their right to vote and to express their views on issues within their communities and to reaffirm their commitment to democratic values and the rule of law. We ...
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2019 Diversity Visa Program

October 2, 2017 Diversity Visa-2019 opens for electronic entries at noon, Eastern Daylight Time, Tuesday, October 3, 2017, and closes at noon, Eastern Standard Time, Tuesday, November 7, 2017.   Applicants can access the electronic DV entry form (E-DV) at the official website www.dvlottery.state.gov , which has complete instructions. There is no fee to enter the program. ...
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Macedonia National Day, Remarks by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson: September 7, 2017

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC September 7, 2017 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I am pleased to extend our best wishes to the people of Macedonia as you mark 26 years of independence. The United States is proud to be Macedonia’s friend and strategic ...
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Bulgaria and Macedonia Sign Treaty of Friendship

Press Statement: Heather Nauert, Department Spokesperson Washington, DC | August 1, 2017 The United States congratulates Bulgaria and Macedonia on the signing of the Treaty of Friendship, Good-neighborliness and Cooperation. This important, forward-looking agreement recognizes the already strong ties between the two countries and opens the door to even closer cooperation going forward in areas as diverse as ...
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U.S Embassy Statement, July 27, 2017

The U.S. Embassies in Bulgaria and Macedonia welcome the approval of the draft Bulgaria-Macedonia friendship agreement.  The agreement acknowledges the close ties between the countries and celebrates a will by both sides to enhance cooperation in the interest of their citizens.  Such engagement sets an encouraging example for resolving issues between neighbors and enhances political ...
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Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Prime Minister of Macedonia Zoran Zaev

The White House Office of the Vice President For Immediate Release July 10, 2017 The Vice President called Prime Minister of Macedonia Zoran Zaev today. On behalf of President Trump, the Vice President congratulated Zaev on his May 31 assumption of the role of Prime Minister. The Vice President underscored continued U.S. support for Macedonia’s ...
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Statement of Congratulations to New Government in Macedonia

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC May 31, 2017 The United States congratulates Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and the parliamentary majority on the formation of a new government in Macedonia. As a friend and partner of Macedonia, the United States looks forward to working with the new government as it strives to fulfill ...
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United States Welcomes Mandate for New Government in Macedonia

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC May 18, 2017 The United States welcomes the decision of Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov to give the mandate to form a government to Mr. Zoran Zaev. This decision represents an important step forward for Macedonian democracy and the people of Macedonia. We look forward to working with ...
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U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State visits Macedonia, April 29, 2017

Hoyt Brian Yee, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, will visit the Republic of Macedonia April 30 and May 1, 2017.  Deputy Assistant Secretary Yee will meet with President Gjorge Ivanov, Speaker of Parliament Talat Xhaferi, political party leaders Nikola Gruevski, Zoran Zaev, Ali Ahmeti, Bilal Kasami, Vesel Memedi, and ...
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Joint statement on yesterday’s incidents at the Parliament

Joint statement of the Heads of EU Delegation, US Embassy, OSCE Mission and NATO Liaison Office in Skopje on yesterday’s incidents at the Parliament Skopje, 28 April 2017 Today, we met to discuss yesterday’s very serious incidents at the Parliament and review the security situation. We condemn in the strongest possible terms the organised attack on the ...
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Violence in Macedonian Parliament

The United States strongly condemns the violent attacks on members of the Macedonian parliament which followed the election of Talat Xhaferi as Speaker of Parliament. We will work with the new Speaker to support democracy and to help Macedonia move forward on its European path. The United States strongly condemns the violent attacks on members ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts Southeast European Tour of EducationUSA

April 3, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Macedonia, in cooperation with EducationUSA Macedonia, will host the Southeast European tour of EducationUSA on April 4, 2017, from 17:00 to 20:00 at NOVA International Schools – Skopje. Ten representatives of U.S. universities will be available to answer questions about higher education in the United States and their institutions. ...
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Government Formation Progress in Macedonia

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Washington, DC February 28, 2017 Together with our NATO allies and EU partners, the United States has been closely following the process of government formation in Macedonia triggered by the December 11, 2016 parliamentary elections. The United States calls on Macedonia’s leaders to form a new government without further ...
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Opening Remarks by POL/ECON Chief David Stephenson at the International Judicial Conference

Respected colleagues, Good Morning.  On behalf of America, I would like to welcome you this morning, and I am honored to join you. I applaud Judge Nanev, Judge Saiti, and the Supreme Court for initiating this conference on judicial independence, accountability, and ethics.  The organizers came to us and urged us to support this event, ...
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Ambassadors remarks at the ribbon-cutting for the renovation of primary school in Cair, supported USAID’s Interethnic Integration in Education Project

Ambassador Jess Baily’s remarks at the ribbon-cutting for the renovation of Rajko Zinzifov primary school in Cair, supported USAID’s Interethnic Integration in Education Project (IIEP) and EUCOM October 6, 2016 “Mr. Mayor, Director Agushi, teachers, parents, and students – Mirdita, Dobar Den, Good morning. I would like to begin my remarks with a big thank ...
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2018 Diversity Visa Program

The U.S. Embassy in Macedonia is pleased to announce that the Diversity Visa-2018 program opens for electronic entries at noon, Eastern Daylight Time, Tuesday, October 4, 2016, and closes at noon, Eastern Standard Time, Monday, November 7, 2016.   Applicants can access the electronic DV entry form (E-DV) at the official website www.dvlottery.state.gov , which has complete ...
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DAS Hoyt Brian Yee Press Availability

Thank you everyone. It is always wonderful to visit beautiful Skopje, to be back in Macedonia. This is my third visit in the last 13 months, and as you recall, the main topic of the discussions I have had here with the leaders of political parties, of the government, of other international community representatives, the ...
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U.S Embassy Press Statement

The Constitutional Court’s ruling clears the way for Parliament to reconvene and to cancel the June 5 elections. This in turn presents a renewed opportunity for the Parliament and the  political leaders to demonstrate through actions a firm commitment to the Przino Agreement and its principles — rule of law, accountability, inclusiveness, and credible elections. ...
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Ambassador Baily’s Remarks for the Conference on MENA Conflicts: the Rising Transnational Threat to the Security of the Western Balkan Countries

MFA (as prepared for delivery) Good morning, and thank you, Minister Poposki, Ambassador Althauzer, Ambassador Memedi, ladies and gentlemen.   It’s a pleasure to be here this morning. I would like first to thank the Institute for Geostrategic Research and Foreign Policy at the MFA, the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, and the ...
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A Joint Statement by EU Ambassador Aivo Orav and U.S. Ambassador Jess Baily, April 8, 2016

The political leaders of this country have a responsibility to their citizens to put their country back on the Euro-Atlantic path, by implementing their political agreements and urgent reform priorities. The EU and the U.S. have supported all parties and stakeholders in their work to create the conditions for credible elections. This includes cleaning the ...
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NATO before the Warsaw Summit: Challenges and Perspectives for SEE

Ambassador Baily’s Remarks for the Euro-Atlantic Council of Macedonia’s Press Conference for the NATO Day April 4, 2016 Good morning, and thank you.  Minister Jolevski, Ambassadors Solendil and Multanowski, Captain Radev, Mr. Ramadani, members of the Euro-Atlantic Council, ladies and gentlemen. It is a pleasure to be here at the Euro-Atlantic Council of Macedonia’s conference on future ...
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USAID Anti-Corruption Project Conference

Ambassador Jess Baily’s Remarks Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 10:30 AM Holiday Inn, Skopje Thank you Mr. Krzalovski.  Minister Jashari;  Mr. Zvrlevski, and Ms. Janeva and Ms. Kovesi; ladies and gentlemen, good morning. I’m pleased to participate in this important conference organized by the Macedonian Centre for International Cooperation as part of USAID’s Anti-corruption project, ...
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Ambassador Baily Statement to the Media

Thank you very much for waiting patiently here.  I am here in join today by my colleague from the European Union Mission, the Charge D’affaires, and by three Members of the European Parliament, Mr. Vajgl, Mr. Howitt and Mr. Kukan.  I want to thank them for all their efforts over these many, many months that ...
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Statement of the United States Embassy in coordination with the Delegation of the European Union

We just had a constructive meeting with Prime Minister Dimitriev, in which we reiterated our support for credible elections, and our commitment to offering continued technical and other assistance to help create conditions that will make such elections possible. The Przino Agreement set April 24 as a date.  It also committed the signatories to structural ...
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Joint Statement by the Ambassadors of the United States, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Germany, and the European Union

Late Friday night, we met with Prime Minister Gruevski and expressed our disappointment at the failure to meet the October 20 deadline agreed to in the July 15 Przino Agreement for the exchange of ministers. We urge VMRO-DPMNE to demonstrate the required commitment and to implement the agreement in a constructive and urgent manner and with good faith.  ...
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Dedication Ceremony of U.S. Funded Project: New Building for the Public school for rehabilitation of children and youth with visual impairments

On Thursday, October 15, U.S. Ambassador Jess Baily will join the Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, the Minister of Education and Science, Abdilakjim Ademi, the Deputy Minister of Education and Science, Spiro Ristovski, the Minister of Labor and Social Policy, Dime Spasov and the Mayor of Kisela Voda Municipality, Biljana Belichanec – Aleksic, at a ceremony ...
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Joint Statement by United States Embassy and European Union Delegation

The United States Embassy and the European Union Delegation to Skopje commend the progress that has been made so far implementing the law on the Public Prosecutor to investigate intercepted communications, a key part of the political agreement.  The swift appointment of Katica Janeva as Public  Prosecutor to investigate intercepted communications; her timely proposal of ...
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U.S. Congratulates Parties on Agreement

We congratulate the parties on the agreement reached today on establishing a Public Prosecutor for investigation of crimes related and arising from the content of illegally intercepted communication and on nominating Katica Janeva to fill the position. This appointment represents a significant step toward establishing accountability.  The United States, with our European partners, remains committed to ...
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Press Statement: Macedonia Operation on Suspected ISIL Facilitators

The United States Embassy commends the Ministry of Interior on this morning’s operation against suspected terrorists and terrorist facilitators.  We understand this operation was the result of long and careful investigative work by the police, intelligence services, and the Prosecutor’s Office under Macedonia’s new anti-terrorism laws.  We support the Government’s use of criminal justice processes ...
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Release of U.S. State Department 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report

With the release of the U.S. State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons report, the United States commends Macedonia for again achieving ‘Tier One’ status.  The Government of Macedonia’s efforts to combat this terrible crime in the past year included prosecutions and convictions of police officers for complicity in trafficking crimes, an initiative to identify child ...
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Remarks at the Donation Ceremony for ICITAP Forensics Project on Renovation of the Evidence Storage Premises

Ambassador Jess Baily July 15, 2015 Thank you Minister Chavkov. I am pleased to be here today to honor the partnership the United States enjoys with Macedonia, in particular by our shared commitment to enhancing rule of law and law enforcement capacity in Macedonia. In October 2013, the Ministry of Interior and the U.S. Embassy’s ...
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President Obama on Iran

STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT ON IRAN State Floor 7:02 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Today, after two years of negotiations, the United States, together with our international partners, has achieved something that decades of animosity has not — a comprehensive, long-term deal with Iran that will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon. This deal demonstrates ...
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U.S. Export Control and Border Security (EXBS) Equipment Donation and Demonstration Ceremony

In a ceremony to be held at 13:00 on Tuesday, June 9, United States Deputy Chief of Mission Bart Putney will join Customs Administration Director General Natasha Radeska-Krstevska, Border Police Chief Marinko Kochovski, EXBS Regional Advisor George Clarke, and other officials in an equipment donation ceremony and equipment demonstration. The United States Embassy’s Export Control ...
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Urgent for Visa Applicants

The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our visa systems. This issue is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working urgently to correct the problem and restore full operability. Applications for a U.S. visa made after ...
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Dedication Ceremony of U.S. Funded Renovation Project at Gevgelija Health Center “Zdravstevn Dom”

On Thursday, April 30, U.S. Ambassador Jess Baily will join the Minister of Health, Nikola Todorov, and the Director of Gevgelija Health Center “Zdravstevn Dom,” Tomislav Petkov, at a ceremony to mark the completion of the project to renovate the Health Center in Gevgelija.  The U.S. European Command funded the project, valued at $323,000, to ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on Role of the Media in a Democratic Society

The U.S. Embassy notes with concern the February 3 statement made by the Public Prosecutor’s Office that “publishing of materials that may become the subject of further criminal proceedings is forbidden and punishable by law.” A free press is the cornerstone of a democratic society, and the media plays a critical role in presenting information ...
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