Sunday, 2 August 2020
Macedonia 02.08.20 | 19:45

Zaev’s coalition partner Kasami is the only party leader not to send out an Ilinden message

While most political parties and their leaders sent out at least courtesy statements congratulating Ilinden, even if not being affiliated with the push for Macedonian national statehood, a notable omission was the BESA party. SDSM’s coalition partner did not send out a statement congratulating...

Macedonia 02.08.20 | 19:42

Pendarovski calls for reconciliation, acknowledges the collapse of SDSM’s anti-corruption push

President Stevo Pendarovski called for reconciliation, as part of his Ilinden address. Macedonia remains deeply divided as result of the years long political crisis and the imposed name change. I hope and expect that my initiative for reconciliation will be supoprted by the next Government and opposition...

Macedonia 02.08.20 | 19:37

Death toll of the coronavirus epidemic nears 500

Four patients died of Covid-19 over the past day, the Healthcare Ministry informed. The deceased patients are from Kicevo, Skopje, Stip and Bitola. This brings the death toll of the epidemic to 497. The Ministry also diagnosed 166 new cases, out of the 1,419 tests that were conducted. Of them, 47 were...

Macedonia 02.08.20 | 14:25

VMRO officials honor Metodija Andonov – Cento

VMRO-DPMNE officials Vladimir Misajlovski and Timco Mucunski honored Macedonia’s first President Metodija Andonov – Cento, who chaired the WW2 ASNOM assembly when Macedonia was declared a state. The Government toned down its honoring of Cento, who was persecuted by the Yugoslav Communist...

Macedonia 02.08.20 | 14:22

Mickoski: Coalition talks will be held with the reputation of VMRO and of the state in mind

This fight will be fought until the last minute, said VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski about the on-going coalition making negotiations. VMRO and SDSM are virtually tied after the chaotic July 15 elections and none of the parties has a clear path to forming a Government. We play this competition...

Macedonia 02.08.20 | 14:17

Ten illegal migrants stopped near the border with Serbia

Ten illegal migrants were found in a car near the village of Vaksince near Kumanovo, on the border with Serbia. The group included people from Pakistan, Syria and Bangladesh. The driver fled once he spotted the police. Vaksince is one of the main centers for illegal transit over the border into Serbia....

Macedonia 02.08.20 | 14:08

Sekerinska booed in Krusevo

Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska and Transportation Minister Goran Sugareski were booed as they arrived at Meckin Kamen near Krusevo, the site of the central Ilinden celebration. This is a place for heroes, not traitors, people in the crowd shouted at the outgoing Government officials. The celebration...

Macedonia 02.08.20 | 14:05

Mickoski: We must take our country back and rededicate it to the ideals of Ilinden

peaking at the Ilinden celebration in Tasmarunista, VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said that the Macedonian struggle for freedom was hard fought and that it compels the new generations to protect it. Both then and now we face injustices, sneak attacks and currents meant to discourage us and...

Macedonia 02.08.20 | 11:04

LIVE VIDEO – Ilinden address of VMRO President Hristijan Mickoski

Live video of the Ilinden address of VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski in Tasmaruniste –

Macedonia 02.08.20 | 11:03

LIVE VIDEO – the Ilinden celebration

The celebration of the Ilinden Uprising anniversary can be followed live – [🔴Во живо] Свеченост по повод државниот празник Ден на Републиката – 2 август Илинден 2020 Свеченост по повод државниот...

Economy 02.08.20 | 11:00

Tourism vouchers sold online at half price

Alsat-M TV reports about cases where citizens are selling their “tourism vouchers” online, at half price. The vouchers were given before the elections, as part of a coronavirus stimulus package, with a nominal value of 6,000 denars (100 EUR) that can be used at tourist resorts across Macedonia. As...

Macedonia 02.08.20 | 10:33

Pendarovski says that joining EU and NATO accomplishes the goals of Ilinden

President Stevo Pendarovski said that joining NATO meant the realization of the strategic goals set out by the Ilinden Uprising. Owing to the known and unknown heroes of the past we now live in freedom and in an independent country. Thanks to them, we now have an internationally recognized country. We...

Macedonia 02.08.20 | 10:27

Mickoski: We must preserve the ideals of Ilinden from which we have now strayed

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski urged the public to hold dear the ideals of Ilinden and the struggle for Macedonian independence. We still hear the roar of the komiti who fought for a free, independent and autonomous Macedonia 117 years ago, and of the second Ilinden 76 years ago which sealed...

Macedonia 02.08.20 | 10:17

Low key Ilinden and ASNOM celebrations

Macedonia marks the 117th anniversary of the Ilinden Uprising and the 76th anniversary of the ASNOM assembly in World War Two – both pivotal moments in the creation of the Macedonian state. The main event – the gathering at the Meckin Kamen in Krusevo, which was the place of the last stand...