Thursday, 18 July 2019
Macedonia 18.07.19 | 23:13

SDSM appoints 2015 wiretapping suspect Zoran Verusevski as head of its Interior affairs committee

Following the meeting of its Central Committee, that was held in the shadow of the major corruption scandal involving Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva, the SDSM party appointed notorious former intelligence chief Zoran Verusevski as the head of its Interior affairs committee. Verusevski was reportedly...

Macedonia 18.07.19 | 23:04

Somebody stole the seat and handle of the bike statue erected in memory of the stolen bikes of Skopje

A large statue of a bike was placed recently in Skopje, on the Partizanski Odredi boulevard, to honor all bikes that are being stolen in the city. The artists said that an estimated 70.000 bikes were stolen in the Macedonian capital over the past 10 years. That was a month ago. Today it was reported...

Macedonia 18.07.19 | 22:51

SDSM meets to discuss the Katica Janeva scandal, press asked whether her suspected collaborators were present at the meeting

The SDSM party held a meeting of its Central Committee today to discuss the criminal scandal develpoing around outgoing Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva and suspected high level SDSM officials. Party Secretary General Ljupco Nikolovski was asked after the meeting whether the two top party officials,...

Macedonia 18.07.19 | 18:59

German audio expert says they were only given a brief piece of the Neskovski murder tape to examine

German audio engineering expert Fabian Scherer, who investigated some of the wiretaps that were used to spark the 2015 political crisis in Macedonia, told Pressing TV that it is possible that some of the materials were cut up. Pressing turned to the German expert after a full length recording of a phone...

Macedonia 18.07.19 | 18:44

Actor assaulted in meat cleaver incident tells his side of the story

Actor Milan Tocinovski was the person that was involved in the unprecedented meal cleaver incident in the Leptokarija mall in Skopje. Tocinovski got into an argument with the proprietors of a small Chinese restaurant, which started over the prices and the slow service. The man and the woman operating...

Macedonia 18.07.19 | 18:32

Hristijan Mickoski will not attend Zaev’s meeting of party leaders planned for Friday

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski will not attend the meeting of party leaders that Zoran Zaev was planning for Friday. VMRO-DPMNE official Blagica Lasovska said during a press conference that the decision was made given the opposition’s decision that they will only discuss holding early general...

Macedonia 18.07.19 | 18:28

Mayor Merko says he gives up on running the city of Struga after receiving a death threat

Ramiz Merko, the Mayor of Struga announced today that he is giving up on all his authority related to the management of the city because he received a death threat. Merko called on the Zaev Government to take over the management of the city and said that he has reported the death threat to the police....

Macedonia 18.07.19 | 15:30

Mickoski: Zaev is the top of the criminal enterprise

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said that after the scandals involving Special Prosecutor Katica Jnaeva, it is clear that Zoran Zaev is at the top of the criminal enterprise. Mickoski warned against attempts to designate a few fall guys in the major scandal which revealed that the most lauded...

Macedonia 18.07.19 | 15:12

Pendarovski disappointed after reports of Janeva’s crimes and corruption but insists that the SPO on the whole should remain

President Stevo Pendarovski, who was an outspoken supporter of the Colored Revolution and now disgraced Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva, said that he is disappointed in the report of her corruption and criminal activities, but also asked that the other activities of the SPO should still be considered...

Macedonia 18.07.19 | 15:02

Drug legalization activist sentenced to a year in prison for possession of 15 grams of marijuana

Monika Ristovska, who is an outspoken supporter of marijuana legalization, was sentenced to a year in prison. Ristovska has been held in detention since mid May, and the sentence includes the violation of her terms of her previous suspended sentence. She was arrest in Kumanovo with less that 15 grams...

Macedonia 18.07.19 | 14:56

Boki 13 would bring Katica Janeva’s son with him when he was extorting money from companies, MKD reports

The news site claims that Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13 was taking the employee from his 1TV television Lazar Janev, better known as the son of Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva, along with him when he was targeting companies for extortion. The extortion was couched in the form of an advertising...

Macedonia 18.07.19 | 14:48

Car plows into a funeral procession near Tetovo, a dozen people were injured

A dozen people from a funeral procession were injured today in Tetovo’s Mala Recica district, when a vehicle hit the procession. A 61 year old local was driving his car during the funeral and apparently lost control and hit the people. One person has sustained serious injuries in the incident.

Macedonia 18.07.19 | 14:44

Katica Janeva got sick leave from work, as rumors spread that she fled the country

Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva, who is in the center of racketeering allegations after the arrest of her associate Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13, asked that the SPO office she leads give her a “sick leave”. The SPO refused to specify what illness is Janeva sick from. She last went to...

Macedonia 18.07.19 | 11:35

Zaev discussed the racketeering scandal with prosecutors Ruskoska and Joveski in April

Following Zoran Zaev’s statement that he was approached by businessmen who complained that they are being targeted for extortion, organized crime prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska confirmed that the Prime Minister informed her about this. Ruskoska and Public Prosecutor Ljubomir Joveski revealed the racketeering...

Macedonia 18.07.19 | 11:10

Dragi Arsov, the man who had the courage to sign the Declaration of Independence, dies aged 82

Former Parliament Deputy Speaker who signed the Macedonian Declaration of Independence Dragi Arsov died yesterday aged 82. Arsov signed the Declaration in 1991, after then Speaker Stojan Andov was unwilling to do so and left the Parliament building. We, the VMRO-DPMNE members of Parliament, were guided...

Macedonia 18.07.19 | 10:48

Vladimir Pancevski, judge critical of the Zaev regime, was temporarily suspended from his office

Judge Vladimir Pancevski, who is an outspoken critic of the Zoran Zaev regime and its pressures over the judiciary, was temporarily suspended from office by the Judicial Council on Wednesday. A policeman came to lock my office. I haven’t been officially notified of anything, except through the...

Macedonia 18.07.19 | 10:36

As the public wonders “where is Katica?”, Milososki asks why hasn’t she been detained yet

Following the Boki 13 arrest and Katica Janeva’s resignation on Monday, the Special Prosecutor hasn’t been seen in public. Even as her former colleagues at the SPO office publicly denounced her, with Lile Stefanova washing her hands and reminding the shocked journalists that “I never...

Macedonia 18.07.19 | 10:25

Katica Janeva’s scandal will bring down the Zaev Government, journalist claims

Journalist Sase Dimovski, who a seasoned courthouse reporter, believes that the scandal developing over Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva will bring down the Zoran Zaev Government. Janeva is suspected of corruption after her associate Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13, and his accomplice Zoran Mileski...

Macedonia 18.07.19 | 10:17

Taravari from the Alliance of Albanians demands an expert Government, says it’s the only way to get an EU accession talks date

With the growing fallout from the Boki 13 – Katica Janeva scandal, Gostivar Mayor Arben Taravari, from the opposition Alliance of Albanians, said that it is necessary to form a technical Government immediately, so that Macedonia could still get the European Union accession talks date in October. Like...

Macedonia 18.07.19 | 10:00

Sunny weather today and for the rest of the week

Warm and sunny weather is expected today, as forecasters announce that we are out of the stormy and cloudy patch, and see proper July weather for the rest of the week. Temperatures will reach up to 33 degrees and the UV solar index is 8.