Wednesday, 12 June 2019
Macedonia 12.06.19 | 22:52

Teacher apologizes to his students after he was forced to use “Republic of North Macedonia” on their year end report cards

A teacher from Radovis apologized to his pupils for signing their year end report cards printed with the name “Republic of North Macedonia”. He says it was done only after serious harassment aimed at him. I apologize to all my students, to their parents and guardians, that I was forced, against...

Macedonia 12.06.19 | 22:45

Can’t risk angering the Greeks: Skopje Mayor Silegov slaps “Republic of North Macedonia” even on his birthday cake

If you thought that Zoran Zaev is going too far putting the “Republic of North Macedonia” name on anything and everything, turns out the Prime Minister has nothing on Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov. Silegov today showed that he had the imposed name written in icing onto his birthday cake as...

Sport 12.06.19 | 22:40

Macedonian handball team beats Turkey 24:26

The Macedonian national handball team beat Turkey in an away qualifier, which sets the stage for the final showdown against Greece on Sunday. It was a thrilling game, and Macedonia was done two goals at the half time (13:11).  In the second half, Nikola Mitreski was placed at the goal and this made...

Macedonia 12.06.19 | 22:31

After his meeting with Merkel, Zaev will announce the next steps on Sunday

The SDSM party is set to hold a meeting on Sunday to decide on its next steps, guided by the outcome of the meeting Prime Minister Zoran Zaev will have with German Chancellor Angela Merkel tomorrow. With the highly likely loss of the expected date to open accession talks, Zaev placed his last hopes on...

Macedonia 12.06.19 | 15:39

Judge Kacarska recused herself from the renewed April 2017 trial

Dobrila Kacarska, a judge closely associated with the Zaev regime, recused herself from the expanded trial of the April 2017 incident in the Parliament. Kacarska was selected to lead the original trial, which ended in lengthy prison sentences for 16 political prisoners. She opposed the selective amnesty...

Macedonia 12.06.19 | 15:24

Skopje Mayor Silegov begins the procedure to build a tunnel under the Kale hill

Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov announced the construction of a tunnel underneath the Kale hill, which should connect the city center with the Cair district. The completion of the project will allow us to begin the bidding procedure next year. This will allow the citizens of Skopje to go from the Vodnjaska...

Macedonia 12.06.19 | 14:58

SDSM amuses the public with claim it built 480 kilometers of roads in two years

A video posted by Zoran Zaev’s SDSM party to celebrate the second anniversary of their seizure of power went viral online, mainly for such over the top claims such as the one about “building 480 kilometers of roads” across Macedonia. Facebook users flooded the SDSM party page to remind...

Macedonia 12.06.19 | 14:30

Zaev’s Government hopes that the Goce Delcev issue with Bulgaria will be resolved

As more senior officials in Zaev’s Government remain silent on the Bulgarian ultimatum over Goce Delcev, it fell to spokesman Muhamed Hoxha to take questions from the press. Bulgaria yesterday officially warned Macedonia that there will be no NATO membership or EU accession talks, unless Macedonia...

Macedonia 12.06.19 | 14:24

Tusk tells Pendarovski that some EU member states are opposed to opening EU accession talks with Macedonia

Outgoing European Council President Donald Tusk said that there is opposition to open EU accession talks with Macedonia. Tusk met President Stevo Pendarovski in Brussels today. I don’t want to prejudge EU decisions. You have done everything that was expected of you. But I want to be honest with...

Macedonia 12.06.19 | 13:57

Powerful DUI party official completes work on his illegal construction site in downtown Ohrid

Nefi Useini, the powerful DUI party Council member in Ohrid, completed what will likely be a new cafe he built unlawfully in the city center. Useini’s men kicked inspectors from the site, just across the iconic 11 centuries old Cinar (sycamore) tree, telling them that he was given permission to...

Macedonia 12.06.19 | 13:45

Young couple from Skopje killed in a car crash in Italy, their baby survived

A young Macedonia born couple living in France has died in a car crash in Italy, leaving their six month old baby orphaned. Ebubekir Sulejmani and Egzona Maksuti, both in their mid 20-ies, were killed in a late night crash on the Piacenza – Turin highway when they hit a truck parked at a rest-stop....

Macedonia 12.06.19 | 13:36

Prosecutor Ruskoska says she is working on corruption investigations against current Government officials

Vilma Ruskoska, head of the organized crime division of the OJO state prosecutor’s office, and normally a reliable supporter of the Zaev Government in its campaign of political persecution against the opposition, announced today that she is working on several investigations against current Government...

Macedonia 12.06.19 | 12:36

Jovan Stefanovski – Zan, one of the leading Macedonian architects, has died

Jovan Stefanovski – Zan, one of the best known Macedonian architects, has died. Stefanovski is the author of the Millennium Cross, built in 2002 on the top of Mt. Vodno to commemorate the two millenniа of Christianity in Macedonia. He also helped bring back to life the Macedonian National Theater...

Macedonia 12.06.19 | 12:26

“What did you think is going to happen?” – bitter reactions in Macedonia after Bulgaria presents an ultimatum over Goce Delcev

The Bulgarian request that Macedonia must designate legendary VMRO leader Goce Delcev as a Bulgarian, not a Macedonian, sparked outrage yesterday. Bulgarian politicians are using the 2017 Zaev – Borisov treaty to demand that Macedonian historians rewrite history books to acknowledge the Bulgarian...

Macedonia 12.06.19 | 11:42

Mijalkov faces the alleged intelligence agency whistleblower Kostovski in court

During a cross examination on Tuesday, former UBK intelligence service director Saso Mijalkov questioned its office Zvonko Kostovski about the 2015 wiretapping affair which caused the political crisis in Macedonia. Kostovski is the UBK officer who initially admitted to abusing the wiretapping equipment...

Macedonia 12.06.19 | 11:13

Zaev appoints an SDSM party loyalist as head of the powerful new intelligence agency

The Zaev Government is appointing a party loyalist – Viktor Dimovski – as the head of the newly founded National Security Agency. The powerful domestic intelligence apparatus is supposed to replace the current UBK agency and will be removed from the Interior Ministry and placed directly under...

Macedonia 12.06.19 | 11:01

Warden who allowed political prisoners to be beaten up replaced with the brother of a suspected drug runner

Zaev’s Government took months to dismiss Gjoko Kotevski, the warden of the Shutka prison where political prisoners were attacked with impunity. On Kotevski’s watch, the Albanian terrorist group which perpetrated the 2015 attack on Kumanovo, beat up two former Ministers – Mile Janakieski...

Macedonia 12.06.19 | 10:33

Zaev admits accession talks will not begin in June, says it’s all up to Merkel now

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev conceded that Macedonia will not be given a date to open EU accession talks in June, but still held out hope for July, adding that it is “up to Merkel” to decide. We will probably have more detailed information after the meeting with Chancellor Merkel. I’m...

Macedonia 12.06.19 | 10:20

Geroski publishes additional allegations of racketeering by SDSM party officials through a media outlet they control

A day after publicly accusing a major pro-Government media outlet of racketeering businesses, journalist Branko Geroski wrote up additional allegations about the group. Geroski again conceals the names of the media outlet and of the SDSM party officials involved in racketeering, but they are easily recognizable...