Tuesday, 13 August 2019
Macedonia 13.08.19 | 23:19

Zaev says he is not considering a resignation or holding early elections

Sidelined by the shocking homophobic and threatening statement Zoran Zaev made this afternoon were his political announcements. The Prime Minister said that he is not considering a resignation or early general elections, despite the major corruption scandal that is rocking his Government. Zaev uses...

Macedonia 13.08.19 | 23:12

Even Zaev’s long standing supporters condemn his homophobic slur

A number of supporters of Zoran Zaev and his Colored Revolution condemned his shocking statement in which he threatened a journalist who reported on the corruption scandal and used a hateful slur for the main defendant, Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13. This is a very gay move, Prime Minister, very gay....

Macedonia 13.08.19 | 22:59

MAN association of journalists, AVMU media regulator call on Zaev to withdraw his threat against a critical journalist

The Macedonian Association of Journalist (MAN) called on Zoran Zaev to apologize for the threatening statement he made about journalist Branko Geroski, who was instrumental in publishing the initial reports about the major corruption scandal which is dragging down the Government. In a shocking statement...

Macedonia 13.08.19 | 22:11

Zaev tweets out a partial apology for his statement, says he used “faggot” to denote a “character trait”

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev used Twitter to send out a partial apology for the shocking statement he made this afternoon, in which he threatened a journalist who is reporting on crimes that cut close to his Government, and referred to the chief suspect in the racketeering case Boki 13 as a “faggot”. Zaev...

Macedonia 13.08.19 | 22:00

VMRO strongly condemns Zaev’s shocking and threatening statement, demands that he apologizes

VMRO-DPMNE called on Prime Minister Zoran Zaev to apologize for the shocking statement he made this afternoon, in which he insulted the journalist Branko Geroski who is reporting on the major corruption scandal he is facing, and referred to his long time associate Bojan Jovanovski Boki 13, who is now...

Macedonia 13.08.19 | 21:47

Journalist Branko Geroski asks Zaev: Are you threatening me?

Following today’s shocking statement by Zoran Zaev, journalist Branko Geroski asked the Prime Minister if he is threatening him? Zaev said that he will not allow criminals, one “vain journalist” (a clear refference to Geroski), and one “faggot” (an even clearer reference...

Macedonia 13.08.19 | 21:18

Zaev and Hahn discussed what to do next regarding the fast growing corruption scandal

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev spoke on the phone with European Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn to discuss the latest blows delivered by the major corruption scandal he is facing. Zaev’s office issued a press release saying that the “Prime Minister informed the Commissioner about the efforts...

Macedonia 13.08.19 | 21:06

Seasoned crime reported dismisses the new “operational team” meant to fight crime and corruption

Seasoned investigative journalist Snezana Lupevska, who was an outspoken supporter of Zoran Zaev’s Colored Revolution, reacted with dismay at the announcement that a separate operational team is set up to fight crime and corruption. After his Facebook posts were seen as insufficient, Zaev ordered...

Macedonia 13.08.19 | 20:56

The Government orders municipalities to begin removing the Kutles / Vergina star symbol from all public spaces

The Zaev Government sent out a recommendation to municipal authorities to begin removing the Kutles / Vergina star from all public spaces. This is one of the most controversial articles of the Prespa treaty, under which the symbol, often found in medieval structures, must be removed from all public spaces...

Macedonia 13.08.19 | 20:39

Zaev uses a hateful slur, says he won’t allow a “faggot” like Boki 13 to bring down his Government

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev dug in his heels with a shocking statement, insisting that he will not allow a “faggot” like Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13 to topple his Government. Zaev was speaking at an event held to celebrate the signing of the 2001 Ohrid peace treaty, while his Government...

Macedonia 13.08.19 | 16:53

Janusev asks the courts how was Boki 13 able to known which judge will take which case, and what the final decision will be ahead of time?

VMRO-DPMNE Secretary General Igor Jansuev demanded that the courts respond how was a low level showman such as Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13 able to know which judge will be making decisions in cases of interest for his extortion campaign. This was one of the most interesting features of the tapes...

Macedonia 13.08.19 | 16:42

The Alliance of Albanians calls for early elections to be held as soon as possible

The Alliance of Albanians urged that early general elections are held as soon as possible, in order to restore hope in the country after the spectacular collapse of the Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO). The SPO was the last hope that we will finally remove politics from the judiciary and we’ll...

Macedonia 13.08.19 | 16:36

After his Facebook posts were seen as insufficient, Zaev ordered the creation of a team which will fight corruption

Pressed on all sides to finally begin tackling the Katica Janeva corruption scandal, Zaev’s Government responded mainly with declarations – his SDSM party adopted a resolution against corruption, and Zaev and his deputy Radmila Sekerinska issued passionate social media pledges that they will...

Macedonia 13.08.19 | 16:27

Court orders Boki 13 and his accomplice to remain in detention for another month

The court ordered additional 30 days detention for Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13 and Zoran Mileski – Zoki Kicheec, the only defendants in the massive corruption scandal that has shaken Macedonia. The two were arrested nearly a month ago, on the suspicion that they extorted 1.5 million EUR from...

Macedonia 13.08.19 | 15:54

Lile Stefanova: I said everything I had to say

I was questioned as a witness for five hours, and I said everything I knew about the case before the competent public prosecutor. Given my witness status and the secrecy of the investigation, I cannot make any further statement about what I have already shared. I said everything I had to say, special...

Macedonia 13.08.19 | 15:20

Gaiser: I am nobody’s extended arm

La Verità journalist Laris Gaiser, the man who published the tapes related to the “Racket” case, today in an interview with Italian Radio Capodistria made an analysis of the events and reactions of the general and political public in Macedonia, as well as foreign embassies and the EU after...

Macedonia 13.08.19 | 14:55

Pendarovski to the PPO: I do not discredit, I provide support

President Stevo Pendarovski did not discredit the Public Prosecutor’s Office on any grounds; neither did he intend to attack any institutions nor meddle in any legal proceedings, the President’s Cabinet wrote in a press release. We emphasize that President Pendarovski in his address expressed...

Macedonia 13.08.19 | 14:37

Karleusa: Boki 13 is a scapegoat of a much more serious group of people

After Macedonian media reported Serbian Kurir’s reports that Boki 13 extorted 1.5 million EUR from businessman Orce Kamcev because he owed Jelena Karleusa that much money, the popular Serbian singer exclusively told Reporter that she denies lending money to Bojan Jovanovski and says that the...

Macedonia 13.08.19 | 13:57

Zaev asked me to influence the Judicial Council, Shilegov to demolish only one platform

Mayor of Saraj Blerim Bexheti announced at Tuesday’s press conference that he is preparing criminal charges against the president and certain members of the Anti-Corruption Commission. Bexheti made accusations against Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Skopje Mayor Petre Shilegov, adding that he had...

Macedonia 13.08.19 | 13:29

Extraordinary inspection at Zan Mitrev Clinic after several doctors resign

The State Sanitary and Health Inspectorate conducted Monday extraordinary inspection at the Zan Mitrev Clinic and found that the health care activities were carried out in accordance with the decision on the license to conduct activities issued by the Ministry of Health. This comes after pediatric cardiac...

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