Saturday, 15 February 2020
Sport 15.02.20 | 22:12

Vardar beats Motor Zaporozhye 38:28

Vardar beat Motor Zaporozhye 38:28 today, which secures a place for the Macedonian and European champion at the next stage of the EHF Champions League. The win is all the greater given the growing difficulties Vardar faces as its main sponsor, businessman Sergey Samsonenko, is pulling out of the club...

Macedonia 15.02.20 | 22:02

Albanian citizen attacked a French border agent at the Skopje airport

A French border agent deployed at the Skopje airport was attacked by an Albanian citizen after he refused his request to fly to Barcelona. The incident occurred when an Albanian family tired to fly to Spain to seek treatment for their child. Albanian citizens have visa free travel to most EU member states,...

Macedonia 15.02.20 | 21:53

Another indignity – the Army of Macedonia to be renamed into the Army of North Macedonia

The ruling majority intends to have another item to what is expected to be the last session of this Parliament – amendments to the defense law that would rename the Army of the Republic of Macedonia into the Army of the Republic of North Macedonia. The proposal will be put up for a vote on Sunday,...

Macedonia 15.02.20 | 17:26

Mizrahi’s removal causes outrage

The removal of Rasela Mizrahi from the Government sparked outrage, especially on the right, as many activists and opinion-makers came to her support. A police state punishing a person for her free speech? The interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski trampled the Constitution with the vote held in the...

Macedonia 15.02.20 | 17:05

Another Macedonian citizen has the coronavirus

The Healthcare Ministry informed that a second Macedonian citizen was diagnosed with the coronavirus. It is a woman who was evacuated from China into France, as part of the evacuation of French citizens. She is kept in quarantine in a French hospital. The other citizen is an employee who was working...

Macedonia 15.02.20 | 17:01

Casino guard killed this morning was a young wrestler

The Tefejuz wrestling club informed that one of the men killed in the brutal armed robbery in a casino north of Skopje this morning was its member Bunjamin Nuishi. Nuishi (20) was working as a guard in the casino that was attacked by four armed robbers. They machine-gunned a Kosovan citizen and then...

Macedonia 15.02.20 | 16:51

Geroski: Good work proposing a law to protect yourselves from the consequences of your crimes

Journalist Branko Geroski, did much of the early reporting in the major Racket scandal, declared the proposed law on state prosecutors to be an attempt by the ruling SDSM party to secure impunity from prosecution. The law would entrench SDSM loyailsts as top prosecutors and would prevent the use of wiretaps...

Macedonia 15.02.20 | 16:06

Voting on the law on state prosecutors postponed for Sunday

The ruling majority in the Parliament did not try to put the controversial PPO law on state prosecutors to a vote. Shortly after beginning today’s session, Speaker Talat Xhaferi announced that the vote will take place on Sunday, and moved on to other items. The Parliament remained assembled even...

Macedonia 15.02.20 | 15:54

Struga police files charges against the killers of notorious mafia boss Dilaver Bojku – Leku

Struga police issued criminal charges against two men suspected of killing notorious prostitution boss Dilaver Bojku – Leku. The two were named as K.L. (33), who is suspected of killing Bojku, and his accomplice E.O. (39), both from the village of Livada near Struga. Bojku (58) was gunned down...

Macedonia 15.02.20 | 15:47

Macron says he may lift his veto for Macedonia and Albania, but warns that the negotiations may last very long

French President Emmanuel Macron indicated that he might lift his veto for the opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia and Albania. France blocked the two countries in October, and Macron now says that he is satisfied with the changes to the EU enlargement methodology, but also that new candidates...

Macedonia 15.02.20 | 14:00

Two young men killed in a brutal armed attack on a casino near Skopje

Two young men were killed early this morning during an armed robbery in a casino near Skopje. The attack happened at the northern exit from Skopje. Four armed attackers entered the casino and opened fire. They shot a 22 year old man from Kosovo, identified by the police as V.H., killing him on the spot....

Macedonia 15.02.20 | 13:53

Hungarian Ambassador denies allegations that it is funding anti-NATO propaganda in Macedonia

Hungarian Ambassador to Macedonia Laszlo Dux denied the allegations published in the Slovenian press and from Belgian MEP Guy Verhofstadt that Hugnary is funding “anti-NATO” propaganda in Macedonia. Hungary strongly supports this country’s NATO membership. You are aware that, in the...

Macedonia 15.02.20 | 10:15

Parliament changes the electoral code to give several more seats to the ethnic Albanian parties

During the late night session in the Parliament, the majority adopted changes to the electoral code which will give an even greater over-representation to ethnic Albanian voters. Under the request put forward by the DUI party, and accepted by SDSM which is hoping itiwill help them adopt a law that increases...

Macedonia 15.02.20 | 10:09

Dissident for loving Macedonia

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski posted a photograph with Rasela Mizrahi, shortly after she was removed as Labour and Welfare Minister. The caption said “Dissident for loving Mother Macedonia”. Mizrahi, who became an instant sensation in Macedonian politics after being nominated by...

Macedonia 15.02.20 | 09:44

“I am a proud Jewish woman from Macedonia”, Rasela Mizrahi declares before being removed from office

With a late night vote, held way past midnight, the ruling SDSM party removed interim Labour and Welfare Minister Rasela Mizrahi from her position. Mizrahi was removed after she defiantly refused to use the imposed name “North Macedonia” during official events. I am a proud Jewish woman from...

Macedonia 15.02.20 | 09:13

Even with the “Gang of eight”, SDSM couldn’t push their law through – Parliament meets again today

The Macedonian Parliament failed to hold a vote yesterday evening on the proposed PPO law on state prosecutors. The law requires 81 votes, and around 9 in the evening it became apparent that the ruling SDSM party doesn’t have the votes. The session was postponed for today at 13h as the Parliament...