Thursday, 14 March 2019
Macedonia 23:43

Nikoloski expects that Siljanovska will win, says all responsibility for the conduct of the elections falls on Zaev

VMRO-DPMNE deputy President Aleksandar Nikoloski said that a victory for the opposition candidate Gordana Siljanovska Davkova at the presidential elections will mean the fall of the Zoran Zaev Government. Nikoloski added that he is certain Siljanovska will win and it will shortly lead to early general...

Macedonia 23:29

Defense tries to dismiss expert report in ethnically charged murder trial

Defense attorneys for the two killers charged in the brutal murder of young football fan Nikola Sazdovski – Sazdo in 2017 tried to overturn the psychiatrist testimony commissioned to determine the level of suffering which was inflicted on Sazdo in the days between the attack and his death in hospital. The...

Macedonia 22:50

Mickoski raised the issue of persecution of the opposition during his meeting with Czech Minister Petricek

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski met with Czech Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek today, and Mickoski outlined the systemic political persecution which the opposition is facing in Macedonia. A basic element of the functioning of this Government is the lack of respect for the rule of law. The Government...

Macedonia 22:35

Noticeable lack of Macedonian flags during Zaev’s visit to Albania

On top of the issue of Edi Rama’s proposal to erase borders between Macedonia and Albania, Zoran Zaev’s Albanian visit also raised the question of protocol. Zaev was welcomed with two Albanian flags during his meeting with Rama, something that flies in the face of the protocol used during...

World 19:42

British Parliament votes to delay Brexit until June 30th

Members of the British Parliament voted 412 votes to 202 to delay leaving the European Union until June 30th, as Prime Minister Theresa May requested. The vote comes after the Parliament previously rejected May’s proposal of a post-Brexit agreement with the EU and also rejected holding a new referendum. It...

Macedonia 19:34

SDSM led police structures file charges against four UBK officials and employees

Police has arrested four officials and employees of the UBK – the main security service in the Macedonian Interior Ministry, on charges of embezzlement. According to media reports, these include people from the staff of former UBK director Saso Mijalkov, who was himself recently detained on one...

Macedonia 18:27

Parliament adopts amendments making abortion easier to obtain at later time in the pregnancy

The Parliament adopted the changes to the law on abortion, which make it easier to terminate the baby at a later date in the pregnancy. According to the changes, expectant mothers will be able to terminate the pregnancy with a medically induced abortion until the ninth week. Generally abortions can be...

Macedonia 17:58

Government walking on egg-shells when asked about the Macedonian minority in Greece

According to the Prespa treaty, the Zaev Government insists, Greece has agreed to allow Macedonians to call themselves Macedonians. But, the treaty also forbids the Government of Macedonia to interfere in Greek internal affairs, especially over the rights of the Macedonian minority, whose very existence...

Macedonia 17:15

Prosecutors now investigating whether the organised crime unit was also wiretapped

Prosecutor Saso Rajcev said that the OJO state prosecutors are now investigating whether, besides their office, the organised crime department was also being investigated. Conversations OJO state prosecutors had on their fixed line phones were possibly tapped since September 2016, up to until a few months...

Macedonia 17:08

After initial reluctance, Zaev agrees to debate Mickoski

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski welcomed the move by Zoran Zaev to accept to debate him, after being called out by Mickoski twice. It’s good that after two requests, the Prime Minister finally agreed to debate me. Obviously the Government’s results are not as they expected and they...

Macedonia 16:03

Osmani: Fair and free elections – one of the conditions for a positive decision from the EU

The upcoming presidential elections should be fair and democratic, without even the slightest remarks that would cast a dark shadow. They should be a game in which the best person will win. This will show the maturity and democratic capacity of the state, which will largely depend on the decision of...

Technology 15:32

Facebook’s catastrophic blackout could cost $90 million in lost revenue

Facebook suffered its worst-ever outage on Wednesday 13th March. The downtime, which also hit related products Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp, lasted for at least 14 hours, CNN reported. The blackout hit millions of users across the globe and caused Facebook stock to tumble 2 percent in after-hours...

World 15:19

Reputed Gambino crime family boss shot to death outside his home

The reputed leader of the Gambino crime family, once headed by infamous mobster John Gotti, was gunned down outside his New York City home late Wednesday — sparking an investigation into whether the hit was sanctioned in a revived “mob war,” sources told ABC News. Francesco “Franky...

Macedonia 15:11

Siljanovska meets artists and actors

Presidential candidate, Professor Gordana Siljanovska Davkova met Thursday with artists and actors to discuss the current developments in art. I met with our artists and actors. They are worried about all the scandals in the Culture Ministry. I guarantee you that as a president I will establish a fundamental...

Macedonia 14:41

State Department: Corruption in North Macedonia yet to be tackled

The latest report on human rights practices in North Macedonia released by the U.S. Department of State says the country’s media landscape and the judiciary have somewhat improved, but “there were numerous cases of corruption by high-level officials.” Citing the European Commission’s April...

Macedonia 14:06

Zaev: If Stevo loses presidential elections to Siljanovska, we will call early parliamentary elections

Answering a question about the upcoming presidential election, Zoran Zaev said that early parliamentary elections may be called, but only after the presidential elections. If SDSM’s candidate Stevo Pendarovski loses in the upcoming presidential elections to VMRO-DPMNE’s candidate Gordana...

Macedonia 13:48

Four people, four different statements about Pendarovski’s safety

Is Stevo Pendarovski being followed by secret intelligence services or not? A video shared by the leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski, shows four different versions of this question. According to Mickoski, the video shows the Zavism in practice. The government faced with defeat is getting increasingly...

Culture 13:27

‘100 Years of Trebenishte’ to open at Archaeological Museum

100 Years of Trebenishte, an exhibition dedicated to a century’s worth of excavations at the archeological site near Ohrid, will open at the Archaeological Museum of North Macedonia on Thursday and run through late August. The exhibit features the golden masks discovered at the Trebenishte necropolis...

Macedonia 12:08

Brake defects and driving above speed limit main causes for Laskarci bus accident

Brake defects and driving above the speed limit are the main causes for the bus accident near Laskarci, which led the Basic Prosecutor’s Office to initiate proceedings against seven people who were detained in a police station. Owner of “Durmo Tours” company and bus driver detained Public...

Macedonia 11:27

Owner of “Durmo Tours” company and bus driver detained

Six people were detained in relation to the bus accident near the village of Laskarci, which happened a month ago, on February 13, on the Skopje-Tetovo highway. Among them are the bus driver and the owner of the bus company “Durmo Tours”. The Basic Public Prosecutor’s Office is expected...

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