Wednesday, 18 September 2019
Macedonia 18.09.19 | 23:28

Nikoloski: At least one honorary consul was target of blackmail or racketeering

Aleksandar Nikoloski at Wednesday’s duel with Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Dimitrov said that so far, all the corruption scandals in the public involved people directly from the government. The Vice President of VMRO-DPMNE said that there were reports that an attempt was made to racketeer...

Macedonia 18.09.19 | 22:57

SDSM knows we will not get a date, that’s why isn’t interested in reaching agreement on PPO law

Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov and VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski had a debate on TV 24 on Wednesday. They faced off their views on what is happening in Macedonia, whether we will get a date for EU negotiations, corruption scandals, talks on PPO law. The vice-president of the main opposition...

Macedonia 18.09.19 | 22:39

Nikoloski: Negotiations on PPO law stuck because Zaev wants amnesty for himself

Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov and VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski had a debate on TV 24 on Wednesday. They faced off their views on what is happening in Macedonia, whether we will get a date for EU negotiations, corruption scandals, talks on PPO law. No day passes without some corruption...

Macedonia 18.09.19 | 21:38

Kiracovski’s lawyer is the businessman who hijacked the Facebook page “Vets for Trump”

Lawyer Trajche Arsov, who represents former SDSM secretary-general Aleskandar Kiracovski in his threats of lawsuits against media outlets reporting about accusations against Kiracovski, has been referred to in a Washington Post article on alleged manipulation with Facebook groups in the U.S.. The Washington...

Macedonia 18.09.19 | 19:45

Joveski gives “Talir 2” to prosecutor Lence Ristovska

Public prosecutor Ljubomir Joveski has authorized former SPO prosecutor Lence Ristova to handle the “Talir 2” case. The “Talir 2” trial is set to begin tomorrow after the previous hearing was adjourned due to the absence of the defendants’ lawyers. Nikola Gruevski and Kiril...

Macedonia 18.09.19 | 18:53

“Racket 2” on the horizon: Did Dеn Doncev lead smear campaign to prevent Swedish investment in Macedonian healthcare?

Criminal charges have been filed against Health Fund Director Den Doncev and current Minister of Health Venko Filipce, in which the damaged Vera Ivanova from Skopje alleges they both committed the crime of abuse of office and power under Article 353 of the Criminal Code. The report alleges that they...

Macedonia 18.09.19 | 18:02

Bardovci fire localized, no room for panic

The fire in the village of Bardovci has been completely localized and there is no danger to the population for their houses and properties, the City of Skopje Firefighting Department informed on Facebook. They deny eyewitnesses’ statements that houses in Bardovci were burning and that residents...

Economy 18.09.19 | 17:38

Close friend of Zaev and Spasovski transferred 300,000 euros from the Association of Tobacco Producers to private accounts

Kire Nedelkovski, a former SDSM official and a close friend of Zoran Zaev and Oliver Spasovski, embezzled nearly 300,000 euros, money from the Association of Tobacco Producers, transferring them from the account of the association to his own account and the accounts of his close relatives. These are...

Macedonia 18.09.19 | 17:04

Aleksandar Nikoloski and Nikola Dimitrov to face off in TV duel tonight

Tonight at 20:45h on TV 24 News we will have a duel with Nikola Dimitrov on a number of topics. We will have a duel on Macedonia’s disintegration, the collapsing economy, the disastrous realization of reforms, the disastrous policies and lies of the Government. We will also debate the “Racket”...

Macedonia 18.09.19 | 16:46

Ivanov and Crvenkovski’s retirement privileges will not be reduced

The government will not terminate the office lease agreements of former Presidents Gjorge Ivanov and Branko Crvenkovski, as requested by the Anti-Corruption Commission. According to the government spokesperson, until the legislation on rights and privileges is amended, they will act in accordance with...

Macedonia 18.09.19 | 15:59

Kalajdziev: Janeva’s actions were biased and illegal

Criminal law professor Gordan Kalajdziev says that the cases initiated by the Special Prosecutor’s Office were biased and that Katica Janeva’s team was acting illegally in a number of its investigations. I have no idea why is there such pressure to continue investigating these cases, especially...

Macedonia 18.09.19 | 15:51

Political crisis in Spain may postpone Macedonia’s NATO membership

The political crisis in Spain will likely derail hopes that Macedonia joins NATO in time for the early December summit in London. Spain is yet to ratify Macedonia’s membership into NATO, but because of the inability of its parties to agree on the next Government, it will probably have to hold early...

Macedonia 18.09.19 | 15:47

Fire spreading through Bardovci, north of Skopje

A fire is threatening the houses in the village of Bardovci, north of Skopje. A number of firefighting units are in the village, and the citizens are also working to protect their homes. Some have reportedly refused to evacuate. The fire is spreading amid the dried out grass and shrubs. Several houses...

Macedonia 18.09.19 | 15:42

Janeva will remain in detention for additional 30 days

A Skopje court ordered that disgraced former Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva will remain in detention for additional 30 days. Janeva’s defense team pledged her property as guarantee that she will remain in the country if she were to be released or sent into house arrest. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev...

Macedonia 18.09.19 | 14:11

VMRO: Zaev’s Government conducts political persecution at 1947 levels

VMRO-DPMNE compares the levels of political arrests in Macedonia to that of the Communist era, listing the many opposition officials, activists and members of Parliament who are charged and arrested. In less than three years Zoran Zaev was able to fully abolish the rule of law. Members of the opposition...

Macedonia 18.09.19 | 13:54

Northern winds will bring a noticeable drop in morning temperatures

Morning temperatures will drop to near zero in the comings days, forecasters warn, announcing the end of summer. Daily highs will remain in the high 20ies, but the mornings will be noticeably colder, including the forecast lows of 0 degrees on Saturday morning. The drop in temperaturs will be caused...

Macedonia 18.09.19 | 13:48

Public sector doctors protest after a series of attacks

Public sector doctors staged a protest in Skopje today after a series of physical attacks in hospitals in Tetovo and Skopje. Representatives from the Association of young specialists warned that, unless steps are taken to end the attacks coming from disgruntled patients, they will continue to leave the...

Macedonia 18.09.19 | 13:42

State prosecutors say they are investigating Zaev’s Secretary General Dragi Raskovski

State prosecutors informed today that they have already initiated criminal charges against Dragi Raskovski, Secretary General of the Government, over the tapes which revealed his involvement in a procurement contract worth 7.5 million EUR. Following the reactions in the public calling on the prosecutors...

Macedonia 18.09.19 | 13:25

“The Special Prosecutor’s Office was created in order to destroy VMRO-DPMNE”

Lawyer Pance Toskovski, who is part of the VMRO-DPMNE team negotiating on the fate of the Special Prosecutor’s Office, said that it is now clear that this institution was created for the purpose of destroying VMRO-DPMNE as a political party. Based on illegal orders given by former Special Prosecutor...

Economy 18.09.19 | 13:18

Many are investing in cannabis in Macedonia, but no exports are being made yet, Reuters reports

Reuters reports on the growing marijuana business in Macedonia, adding that while investments amount to tens of millions of EUR, very little of the product has been exported yet. Macedonia legalised the growth of cannabis for medicinal purposes in 2016, and since 2017, 28 licences for growth and production...

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