Saturday, 23 May 2020
Macedonia 23.05.20 | 23:00

Islamic Community head Rexhepi marries a woman 50 years his junior

Reis Sulejman efendi Rexhepi, the 74 year old controversial head of the Islamic Community in Macedonia, got married to Emina Jetishi from Skopje. Emina is 50 years younger than the Reis. Albanian language media outlets report that Emina is divorced with a daughter, and that she is politically active...

Macedonia 23.05.20 | 22:46

SDSM activists filmed distributing pre-election bribes in the Roma neighborhood in Strumica

A video revealing how SDSM party activists are buying votes in the poor Roma neighborhood in Strumica was shared online today. The video reveals a large number of food packages being distributed, and the name of SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev is heard in the tape. It’s clear that the shipment is...

Macedonia 23.05.20 | 20:33

Nation bows to the woman whose donated organs are helping save three lives

Emilija Dineva was the name of the woman who died in a traffic accident, and whose family agreed to donate her organs to patients in need. Her heart was transplanted into a 54 year old patient with serious heart disease, in the first heart transplant carried out in Macedonia. Dineva died in a crash while...

Macedonia 23.05.20 | 20:13

Prilep: Former fireman saves a woman from a burning house

Martin Stojanoski (31) from Prilep was praised for his heroism after he helped save an elderly woman a burning house today. Local media are reporting that the fire broke out around noon, in the eastern parts of the city. Neighbors were the first to the scene, and Stojanoski happened to be passing along....

Macedonia 23.05.20 | 20:05

SDSM campaigns in the midst of the epidemic, distributes packages with masks stamped with the party logo

Officials from the ruling SDSM party began distributing face masks in packages stamped with their party logo “We can”. Party official Mila Carovska herself posted a photo of an event she held in Skopje’s Karpos district. Despite recommendations to keep distance and reduce unnecessary...

Macedonia 23.05.20 | 19:52

Zaev again insists on elections in June, even if the opposition does not participate

SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev again insisted that the early elections must take place in June, before the summer starts. Zaev announced that he will go ahead with elections without the opposition if the VMRO-DPMNE party refuses to accept his preferred date in June. We want elections in which the opposition...

Macedonia 23.05.20 | 19:43

Group armed with Kalasnikovs opens fire on a man in Skopje, no casualties reported

A serious incident was reported in Skopje’s Butel district this afternoon. Citizens are reporting that a gang opened machine gun fire on a person, who was left unharmed. The police identified the target of the mafia style attack as O.I., who said that two vehicles approached him and several men...

Macedonia 23.05.20 | 14:08

One dead, 20 newly diagnosed Covid-19 patients

One patient has died and seven remain on mechanical ventilation, the Healthcare Ministry informed in its daily report on Covid-19 deaths. The deceased patient was 63, from Skopje, and was treated since May 6. There were also 20 newly diagnosed patients, out of 744 conducted tests. Almost all of the new...

World 23.05.20 | 12:54

French Navy filmed escorting illegal migrants to the British coast

As a sign that Britain’s immigration scandal is intensifying, a French Navy vessel was recently filmed escorting an illegal migrant boat into British waters. The ship’s transponder shows that this was not its first trip away from France and that it has carried out several similar missions,...

Macedonia 23.05.20 | 12:47

Debar city dump fire was started deliberately

The city dump site in Debar has been on fire since Friday evening, local citizens are reporting, and the municipal firefighting teams have not been able to put it out. It was set on fire by somebody. If it happened during the day it could’ve been the heat, but it happened in the evening. And it’s...

Macedonia 23.05.20 | 12:42

Nikoloski: SDSM demands elections even as the Covid-19 statistics are the same as when they asked for a state of emergency

VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski called the ruling SDSM party out for its push to hold elections in June, even as the coronavirus statistics remain as bad as ever. On March 17 we had 36 newly infected patients, and SDSM and its leader Zaev demanded that a state of emergency is declared....

Macedonia 23.05.20 | 11:21

First heart transplant surgery in Macedonia is a success

A team of doctors from several clinics performed the first heart transplant in Macedonia yesterday. The Healthcare Ministry shared photographs from the operation which, Minister Filipce later revealed, has been a success as he shared a photograph of a monitor showing the heart beat. The donor was a...

Macedonia 23.05.20 | 11:14

Officers arrest 28 citizens who were outside during the curfew without a permit

Police officers arrested 28 citizens who were violating the evening curfew order, and 24 more were given warnings after they were found outside without a permit. The curfew begins at 19h on Saturday as well, while on Sunday, because of the Eid/Ramadan Bajram Muslim holiday, it will begin at 11h. Officers...

Macedonia 23.05.20 | 10:50

NATO refers to Macedonians as “citizens of the Republic of North Macedonia”

Despite assurances from the SDSM party that the Prespa treaty they signed with Greece safeguards Macedonian national identity, examples of its intrusion come daily. One such example was shared online yesterday, and comes from the job vacancies portion of the NATO web site. It asks applicants to choose...