Speeches and Addresses
Friday, 2 March 2018
ADDRESS OF PRESIDENT XHAFERI AT THE SECOND MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE ON POLITICAL SYSTEM AND INTER-ETHNIC RELATIONS AND THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE BODIES AND INSTITUTIONS WHICH SUBMIT ANNUAL REPORTS TO THE ASSEMBLY
Maybe it may sound unusual that at the very beginning of today's meeting of the Committee on Political System and Inter-Ethnic Relations, I will ask all of us the question, or if you prefer, the dilemma - is the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia moving in a direction that ensures full realization of the principles of contemporary parliamentarism and parliamentary democracy? Of course, the dilemma, or the question, concerns primarily the exercise of the oversight role of the Assembly over the executive branch.
Sunday, 11 March 2018
Address of the President Xhaferi on the Occasion of 75 Years since the Holocaust of the Macedonian Jews – Deportation of 7144 Macedonian Jews to the Death Camp Treblinka
One of the darkest period of the last century, and I would say in of the human civilization, is the Holocaust, when in the Nazis’ Camps over 6 million men, women, children and elders were killed in a most brutal manner only because they were Jews.
Wednesday, 7 March 2018
Address of the President Xhaferi Marking the 15 Anniversary since the Establishment of the Women Parliamentarians’’ Club – Increased Political Participation of Women
Today, 15 years ago, in the eve of the International Women’s Day, the Women Parliamentarians’ Club was established in the framework of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia, as an informal group, comprised of all Women MPs’, regardless of their political background. Let us not forget that we still live in the so – called men’s world, and the Macedonian society still faces many prejudice and stereotypes when referring to the gender equality, place and role of women in the society.
Monday, 5 March 2018
Meeting of President Xhaferi with Mr. Miroslav Jenca, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General
The President of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia, Mr. Talat Xhaferi had a meeting with Mr. Miroslav Jenca, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs. The meeting was also attended by Resident Coordinator of the United Nations (UN) and the Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Ambassador Louisa Vinton.
Thursday, 1 March 2018
Address of President Xhaferi at the First Working Session of Working Group-III of the National Convention on European Union in the Republic of Macedonia
Ever since the beginning of my mandate, I clearly expressed my intention of changing the public's perception in relation to the legislature, and here, today, this event is a real proof of my intention.
Monday, 26 February 2018
Address of President Xhaferi at the 13th COSAP Conference
At the very beginning, as a President of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia allow me to express my pleasure that we are hosting the 13th Conference of the Committees on European Integration from the States Covered with the Process of Stabilization and Association of South East Europe – COSAP – a Conference, where the European Perspective of Western Balkan shall be debated.
Monday, 26 February 2018
Address of the President Xhaferi at the Interparliamentary Conference “The Power of the Purse: EP Budgetary Powers and Procedures”
It is my sincere please to greet this distinguished plenum and to welcome you in our Legislative House, as a President of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia. We are honored to host the Interparliamentrary Confenrence of the Members of the EU Member and Candidate States’ Parliaments, including a significant number of Members of the European Parliament.
Wednesday, 17 January 2018
ADDRESS OF THE PRESIDENT XHAFERI AT THE SOLEMN ACADEMY ON THE OCCASION OF THE 550TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF GJERGJ KASTRIOT SKANDERBEG
"I am a friend of virtue, not of fate", this is a quote from Gjergj Kastriot Skanderbeg's letter addressed to the Neapolitan king Ferdinand. I quote this saying of the Great Skanderbeg because in essence it reflects precisely his character and his system of values that pervades his whole life.
Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Address of the President Xhaferi at the Final Conference of the Euro – Atlantic Council of Macedonia for the Project “Strengthening the Youth Dialogue for Promotion of the Democratic Process in Light of the Euro – Atlantic Integration”
Allow me at the very beginning to congratulate you on your jubilee, 20 years since the establishment of the Euro – Atlantic Council in the Republic of Macedonia. A period in which, you as NGO have established as a significant social entity in the achievement of our strategic determination, overall integration in NATO and EU.
Wednesday, 11 December 2017
Address of the President Xhaferi at the Public Debate “70 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Overview”
We are here today, to mark 10 December, when in the distant 1948, the UN General Assembly adopted this Declaration. A Declaration, which in my opinion is the highest civilization benefit in the history of mankind.