“Prime Minister Zoran Zaev believes in a full four-year term mandate and does not feel that there should be early parliamentary elections, but says that for such a decision, the opposition, Albanian political parties and, above all, Parliament are all important.

‘You know my position, unless it is urgently needed or necessary, only then would there be elections. I believe in a full mandate, mainly because of the economy, business, all the institutions, for the citizens to be able to plan for long time after a four years mandate, which means success and development and overall growth,’ said Zaev while answering journalist’s questions during the visit to Stobi.” (Meta)

“The Criminal Court in Skopje confirmed on Friday that it has handed a ‘referral act’ to ex-premier Nikola Gruevski, saying he should start serving his jail sentence at the prison in Shuto Orizari, near Skopje, on November 8 at the latest.

The court in a press release said that a courier today handed the act to Gruevski in person, while he was in front of the court for another trial, ‘after a previous unsuccessful attempt to deliver it at a home address.’

On October 5, the Appeals Court confirmed Gruevski’s two-year jail sentence in the case codenamed ‘Tank’, in which he was found guilty of illegally soliciting the secret purchase of a 580,000-euro Mercedes in 2012 from former Interior Minister Gordana Jankuloska, which he planned to use for his own purposes.” (Balkan Insight)

” Macedonia will send 12 servicemen to Afghanistan in November on a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)-led mission, Macedonian Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska said Thursday.

Speaking in front of the Parliament’s Defense and Security Committee, the defense minister said the servicemen will participate in the missions for six months in the Train, Advice and Assist Command-West, part of NATO’s Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan.” (Brinkwire)