Monday, 11 February 2019
Culture 22:20

Buzalkovska on the culture program review: The Ministry wants to throw a few hundreds our way to shut us up

Director Zoja Buzalkovska dismissed the announcement that the scandal plagued annual program proposed by the Culture Ministry will be reviewed. The review was announced after it was determined that Culture Minister Asaf Ademi and the commissions who operate under him slashed funding for some of the best...

Macedonia 22:06

Siljanovska demands investigation after dozens of relatives of Government officials were hired in public sector jobs

Law professor Gordana Siljanovska, who is running for the VMRO-DPMNE presidential nomination, demanded that the Ombudsperson begins an investigation in the recent series of public sector hirings of close relatives to officials from the SDSM and DUI led Government. I appeal that an investigation is initiated...

Macedonia 21:53

Outrage after Minister Mancevski openly endorses hiring of SDSM loyalists in the public sector

A statement from Minister Damjan Mancevski, who is primarily tasked with the workings of the public administration, caused additional outrage today after a relentless torrent of reports that close relatives of public officials were hired in the public sector. Those hired include relatives of former Prime...

Culture 21:28

Plans underway to unite the five golden masks of Ohrid for a joint exhibition

A museum exhibition of the four golden masks of Trebeniste, unearthed in 1918 and then split between Serbia and Bulgaria, is planned later this year. The masks would be reunited with the fifth one, found by archaeologist Pasko Kuzman in 2011. The golden funeral masks used by nobles date back to the 6th...

Macedonia 21:03

New measures to fight the measles epidemic put in place after three children died in three days

Following a number of deaths of children and infants caused by measles, the Healthcare Ministry repeated its order that all parents of children over 6 months living in Skopje must vaccinate their children immediately. Usually the MMR vaccine was given after the first year, but the Ministry is moving...

Macedonia 20:07

Book dedicated to mountain climber who tragically died on Kajmakcalan

The Diary of a Mountaineer, a book dedicated to Kalina Velevska who tragically died while climbing the Kajmakcalan peak, will be premiered this evening at the Youth Cultural Center in Skopje. The book contains articles written by Kalina describing her mountain tours of Macedonia and across the Balkans. She...

Macedonia 19:56

First documents with “Republic of North Macedonia” will be issued by the end of the year

According to the Interior Ministry, the first identity cards and passports which will be stamped with “Republic of North Macedonia” will be issued by the end of this year. The Ministry informed that in the coming months the documents being issued will still be stamped as issued by the Republic...

Macedonia 19:33

Greece officially notifies Macedonia that it ratified the NATO protocol, demands new steps in our name change

Greek officially notified Macedonia that the Greek Parliament ratified Macedonia’s NATO membership, as part of the treaty under which Macedonia should be renamed into North Macedonia. Under the treaty, Macedonia is supposed to publish the date when the treaty enters into force in its Official Gazette,...

Macedonia 19:26

Mickoski: Zaev and Filipce’s incompetence in running the healthcare system is costing lives

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski called on Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce to resign after yet another fatality caused by the measles outbreak. Filipce eroded trust in the vaccination process with several disastrous public relations stunts, as well as by distributing vaccines who were past their...

Macedonia 18:22

World Macedonian Congress calls on President Ivanov to inform UN members that the name change is unlawfully ratified

The World Macedonian Congress calls on President Gjorge Ivanov to urgently inform all UN member states that the so-called Prespa agreement is null and void, given that it was not signed by the Presidents of the two countries but by Foreign Ministers Nikola Dimitrov and Nikos Kotzias. President Ivanov...

Macedonia 17:24

No charges filed against DUI official who assaulted a policewoman who was later likely forced to lie about the attack

The Public Prosecutor’s Office (OJO) announced it will not initiate charges against Bekir Asani, official of the ruling DUI party who attacked a policewoman who was ordering the removal of his improperly parked jeep. According to eyewitnesses, Asani hit officer Jasmina Janackova. Interior Minister...

Macedonia 16:57

Nepotism watch: “Mira Diesel”, member of Parliament famous for collecting 12.000 EUR in travel expenses, got her son a public sector job

Mira Stojcevska, SDSM member of Parliament nicknamed “Mira Diesel” after she collected an incredible sum of nearly 12.000 EUR in 2017 for alleged travel expenses, got her son Viktor hired at the public ELEM company. VMRO-DPMNE revealed today that Viktor Stojcevski got a job at the public...

Macedonia 16:39

1TV drama: Boki 13’s mother appointed to a state commission, Ordanoski given a security clearance

Jasminka Jovanovska, mother of owner of the pro-Government 1TV station Bojan Jovanovski, was appointed to the Commission for Freedom of Access to Information.  Jovanovska was nominated by Aleksandar Kiracoski, Secretary General of the ruling SDSM party. The appointment raises eyebrows over nepotism,...

Balkans 16:10

Haradinaj and Rama have the highest salaries in the region

The prime ministers of Kosovo and Albania, Ramush Haradinaj and Edi Rama, have the highest salary compared to their counterparts in other countries in the region, the World Bank said in a report. However, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic has the lowest salary in the region. The prime ministers of Macedonia...

Life 15:42

Holders of Bulgarian passport in the UK without visas until 2021

The rights of Bulgarian citizens in the UK will also be guaranteed even after a hard Brexit. This was assured by the head of the Labor and Social Affairs Office at the Bulgarian Embassy in London Vassil Assenov, Novinite reported. He reminded us that our compatriots, who live on the territory of the...

Macedonia 15:02

Gjorgji Filipov submits presidential nomination to SDSM

Former Ambassador Gjorgji Filipov announced that he submitted a presidential nomination to SDSM. He thinks he will be a good consensual president, although he said that “consensual” is not yet a clearly defined term, which should mean support from 75 percent of the population. “I will...

World 14:40

Prince Philip, 97, gives up driving licence

The Duke of Edinburgh is to voluntarily give up his driving licence, Buckingham Palace has said, BBC reported. It comes after the 97-year-old duke apologised over a car crash near the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, in which his Land Rover Freelander landed on its side after a collision with a Kia. Two...

World 14:26

Lagarde warns global economic storm is looming

The International Monetary Fund yesterday warned governments to gear up for a possible economic storm as growth undershoots expectations. “The bottom line — we see an economy that is growing more slowly than we had anticipated,” IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde told the World Government...

Macedonia 14:10

Parliament will choose 2020 Census questions

Parliament will have the final say in the matter when it passes the 2020 Census Law, the State Statistical Office said in a press release dismissing speculation that no ethnicity questions will be asked in the next census. As preparations for the 2020 Census are underway, the Office has prompted a public...

Culture 14:05

Ministry of Culture to reconsider rejections in its annual call

The Ministry of Culture on Monday will be reviewing the submissions rejected in its 2019 annual open call for funding cultural projects of national interest. Minister of Culture Asaf Ademi said on Sunday all entries the public has raised questions about will be reopened and reconsidered. Should any of...

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