Tuesday, 12 November 2019
Macedonia 12.11.19 | 23:19

Granpa Ljube, the elderly man who killed a robber who attacked him and his wife, found not guilty of murder

Ljubomir Mitev (79) from the village of Kojkovo near Kratovo was found not guilty in the murder charges against him, after he shot two robbers in 2013, killing one of them. The two men ransacked Mitev’s humble house and assaulted him and his wife for hours, demanding that they reveal where they...

Macedonia 12.11.19 | 23:09

Still reeling from the arrest of Katica Janeva, her prosecutors refuse to give Kamcev his passport back

State prosecutors refused the request from the defendants in a large money laundering case that is directly linked to Katica Janeva’s racketeering scandal to be given temporary passports so they can leave the country. Businessmen Jordan Orce Kamcev and Cvetan Pandeleski asked the prosecutors in...

Macedonia 12.11.19 | 20:59

Frckoski sees SDSM losing the elections, says the party is in a bad mood

Ljubomir Frckoski, the controversial former Interior Minister who was also the SDSM party presidential candidate in 2009, predicts that his party will lose the April 2020 general elections. In a TV interview, Frckoski conceded that the mood in SDSM is bad and that the party is trailing in the polls behind...

Economy 12.11.19 | 20:39

Zaev will ask the chambers of commerce to nominate a replacement for Angusev, who is leaving after his profits allegedly nosedived

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said that he will turn to the chambers of commerce and ask them to propose a replacement for his outgoing Deputy Prime Minister Koco Angusev. Angusev, who was in charge of economic development, announced he will leave the Government following the early general elections scheduled...

Economy 12.11.19 | 18:54

Levica demands action against textile factory manager who plans to fire 250 employees

A report was filed with the Veles labour inspectors by the far left Levica party, which claims that the owner of a textile factory broke the law when he announced the firing of 250 employees. The news comes as the Zaev Government plans yet another hike in the minimum wage which hits the textile industry,...

Macedonia 12.11.19 | 18:43

Mickoski discussed the lack of reforms and the high levels of crime and corruption during meetings with the ambassadors of China and Greece

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski met with the Ambassadors from China and Greece today. The opposition party issued a joint press release following the meetings Mickoski had with Greek ambassador Dimitris Yannakakis and Chinese ambassador Zhang Zuo. I underlined that for the Republic of Macedonia,...

Macedonia 12.11.19 | 18:23

From name issue to emoji issue – Zernovski expresses gratitude to Yemen instead of the Netherlands over Macedonia’s NATO accession

With the pressure exerted over the issue Greece has with Macedonia’s name, many social media users have turned to using flag emojis when talking about Macedonia. Deputy Foreign Minister Andrej Zernovski did the same today, as he wanted to express his gratitude to the Netherlands for its ratification...

Macedonia 12.11.19 | 17:13

VMRO members of Parliament blast corruption in the public healthcare sector as they prepare to remove corrupt Deputy Minister Musa

VMRO-DPMNE representatives piled criticism on the Zaev Government as Parliament finally got around to discuss the removal of Deputy Healthcare Minister Asim Musa. Musa was filmed in October as he as taking a bribe from an Albanian citizen who wanted to receive treatment in a Macedonian public hospital,...

Macedonia 12.11.19 | 16:56

Sekerinska joins Zaev in warning that the election can be postponed over the delay in NATO accession

Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska expressed hope that the delays in Macedonia’s NATO accession will not affect the early general elections planned for April 2020. We’ve worked on EU and NATO membership for 30 years and these priorities come above all. I absolutely believe that we should...

Macedonia 12.11.19 | 16:45

Pendarovski says he received no guarantees from Macron, and that he offered a model under which Macedonia could be expelled from the EU even after joining

President Stevo Pendarovski said that he received no guarantees from French President Emmanuel Macron that Macedonia will be allowed to open EU accession talks soon. Pendarovski met with Macron at the Peace Forum in Paris, after the French President vetoed Macedonia and Albania at the October European...

Macedonia 12.11.19 | 15:56

Vucic: Macedonia to get date for EU negotiations before April elections

After meeting with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in Paris, Serbian President Zoran Zaec responding to journalists’ questions said he expected EU membership negotiations with Macedonia and Albania to open in March unless the Zagreb Summit is expected in May. They will do it in March, because...

Macedonia 12.11.19 | 15:42

Zaev to meet Mitsotakis on Thursday

We’re using the time until the discussion for opening accession talks with Macedonia and Albania is back on the agenda, to cooperate with Western Balkan leaders in order to achieve the best possible outcome at the next meeting, said Greek government spokesman Stelios Petsas at a press briefing,...

Macedonia 12.11.19 | 15:20

Zaev, Ahmeti attended opening of Shefshet’s factory in Vizbegovo, whom Serbia arrested for espionage

Media in Serbia pay great attention to the spy affair involving the security services and in which a citizen of our country has been arrested. Most probably it is businessman Shefshet Demirovski who owns the ATC factory. He is suspected of illegally obtaining documents for weapons production in Serbia. This...

Economy 12.11.19 | 14:46

Shining economy blinded businessman Koco

Koco Angjuhev is also leaving Zoran Zaev. The Deputy Prime Minister in charge of economic affairs said that no matter what the outcome of the election, he is withdrawing from politics, returning to his own companies and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. What is the reason for this decision of the...

Economy 12.11.19 | 13:51

Mickoski meets “Macedonia 2025”: Time for reforms after April 12 elections

VMRO-DPMNE leader, Hristijan Mickoski, met Tuesday with representatives of the “Macedonia 2025” organization. The meeting focused on the current political situation, economic situation and strategic priorities that are crucial for the progress of the Republic of Macedonia. I pointed out that...

Macedonia 12.11.19 | 12:54

Ker-Lindsay: Seriously? This is not diplomacy, but humiliation

Seriously!? After what he’s just done to your country? You pitch up to his event and even pose for a photo op. There’s being diplomatic. And then there’s being humiliated. Perhaps better to have made your polite excuses and given it a miss this year, eh?,  London School of Economics professor James...

Economy 12.11.19 | 12:21

2020 budget amounts to 3.9 billion euros

The 2020 budget will amount to 3.615 billion euros, and the focus will be on human capital, better healthcare, education and social system and strong support for real sector growth. Fifty-six percent of total budget spending will go to areas that rely on human capital. This is the proposal that received...

Balkans 12.11.19 | 11:59

Erdogan threatens to release ISIS prisoners back to Europe

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday issued a chilling threat to Europe over looming sanctions over Ankara’s unauthorized drilling in the Mediterranean: penalize us and we’ll release ISIS prisoners back to European countries. “You should revise your stance toward...

Macedonia 12.11.19 | 11:36

Pendarovski to meet Vucic in Belgrade on November 22

Macedonian President Stevo Pendarovski is paying an official visit to Serbia on November 22. In Belgrade, Pendarovski will be welcomed with the highest state and military honors from the Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic. After a meeting of the two presidents and a plenary meeting, Pendarovski and Vucic...

Macedonia 12.11.19 | 11:19

100 new buildings to be built in Gjorce Petrov?

The Municipality of Kisela Voda has proposed a detailed urban plan that foresees the construction of over 100 buildings in Rasadnik on an “empty” place where the buildings should start from scratch. But just days before the topic became relevant, the municipality of Gjorce Petrov adopted...

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