Prime Minister Zoran Zaev spent Friday and Saturday on a working visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). On Friday, Zaev held a series of meetings with the delegation of the Council of Minister of BiH, and released a joint statement with Member of the Presidency Denis Zvizdic where the intended to initiate the flight route: Sarajevo-Podgorica-Skopje. Zaev spoke at the Regional Summit of PES Leaders on Friday giving advice for proper government leadership. (Government of Macedonia)

There is an extremely busy week for Macedonia this week. The schedule looks as follows, according to Meta and Press24:

  • 20/21 November (Monday-Tuesday) – Prime Minister Zoran Zaev will pay an official visit to Serbia, where he will meet with Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic.
  • 20/21 November (Monday/Tuesday) – EU Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn will arrive in Macedonia, after meeting this week in Brussels with Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs, Bujar Osmani and Macedonian Foreign Minister, Nikola Dimitrov. “I look forward to my visit to Skopje next week, through political meetings and meetings with civil society”, wrote Hahn on Twitter.
  • 20/21 November (Monday/Tuesday) – President of Albania Ilir Meta will pay an official visit pay to Macedonia at the invitation of Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov. Ivanov and Meta tomorrow (Monday) and  have a tete-a-tete meeting at the presidential “Water Villa” for it is the plenary meeting of the delegations of both countries.
  • 20 November (Monday) – The “Bribe” case is scheduled in the Criminal Court, where Zaev is expected to appear, however, on the same day he has a meeting with Hahn, and he is meant to be travelling to Belgrade, so there is a possibility that the hearing might be postponed.
  • 20 November (Monday) – At the “Aleksandar Palace” Hotel, there will be a public discussion on the draft amendments to the Law on Audio and Audiovisual Media Services, which will be attended by the Minister of Information Society and Administration Damjan Mancevski and the Minister without Portfolio in charge of Communication, transparency and accountability, Robert Popovski.
  • November 21 (Tuesday) – There will be hearings on the SPO’s cases, “Trust” and “Trista”.
  • November 22 (Wednesday) – The second reading of the Law on the use of languages will be put forward to the European Affairs Committee.
  • November 22 (Wednesday) – Day of the Albanian Alphabet.
  • November 23 (Thursday) – A joint session of the governments of Macedonia and Bulgaria where ten new agreements will be signed.
  • November 23 (Thursday) – The trial for “Sopot” is scheduled for the Criminal Court.

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