Monday, 10 August 2020
Macedonia 10.08.20 | 23:11

Zaev said that a meeting could also take place among “non-Albanian citizens”

I regret that we cannot say today that an agreement has been reached between the two sides. Discussions will continue in the coming days, said SDSM leader Zoran Zaev after a meeting with DUI leader Ali Ahmeti in the Parliament on Monday. He repeated that the invitation that Ahmeti extended to the party...

Macedonia 10.08.20 | 22:52

Geroski: Zaev became Prime Minister without winning the elections

Journalist Branko Geroski said Monday on the “Samo vistina” show that the idea of an Albanian Prime Minister brought votes to DUI in the elections and that it is now one of the demands for a coalition with SDSM. Geroski believes that in connection with that topic we should face the reality. I...

Macedonia 10.08.20 | 21:09

Is the Parliament constituted or nor: Pendarovski and Xhaferi with opposing views

The last few days are running in which President Pendarovski is to give the mandate for government formation in accordance with the results of the 15 July elections. Under the Constitution, once the new Parliament is constituted, the President has 10 days to give the mandate to a candidate of a party,...

Macedonia 10.08.20 | 20:17

Unsuccessful Zaev – Ahmeti meeting: No agreement on government formation reached

SDSM and DUI leaders, Zoran Zaev and Ali Ahmeti respectively, met in the Parliament on Monday, within the negotiations over the formation of a parliamentary majority and a government, but no agreement has been reached yet. Asked if the obstacle for successful negotiations is DUI’s request for an...

Health 10.08.20 | 18:47

109 new COVID-19 cases, 1 patient dies

There were 762 tests performed over the past 24 hours, with 109 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 422 patients have recovered, while one passed away, the Ministry of Health said on Monday. New cases were reported in Skopje-20, Kumanovo-16, Kavadarci-15, Stip-13, Gostivar-10, Kicevo-7, Sveti Nikole-5, Veles-4,...

Economy 10.08.20 | 17:32

Gasoline, diesel prices remain unchanged

As of Monday midnight, the price of crude oil will increase by MKD 0,412, while those of gasoline and diesel fuels remain unchanged, the Energy Regulatory Commission has said. The price of crude oil now stands at MKD 26,121 per kilogram. The price of EUROSUPER BS 95 is MKD 60 per liter, that of EUROSUPER...

Macedonia 10.08.20 | 17:10

Parliament sworn in once MP terms are verified, says Pendarovski’s office

A mandate for the formation of government should be handed over ten days after Parliament is sworn in according to constitutional provisions. Parliament is sworn in the day the terms of MPs are verified, the President’s office tells MIA. Stevo Pendarovski’s office was asked for a comment after outgoing...

Macedonia 10.08.20 | 16:46

Health safety protocols for possible reopening of schools still not adopted

Commission for Infectious Diseases and Education Ministry officials earlier today had a meeting to discuss health safety protocols that should be adopted ahead of a possible reopening of schools on September 1. No conclusions were passed today on the matter, the Ministry of Health said. Talks will continue...

Macedonia 10.08.20 | 16:38

MoI says regulation on bilingual police uniform emblems should be sent to the government

Interior Minister’s post is in relation to the signing of regulation that should be sent to the government, the Interior Ministry (MoI) says Monday in a statement after Agim Nuhiu revealed he had signed regulation on bilingual police uniform emblems. Explaining the process further, the Ministry says...

Macedonia 10.08.20 | 15:50

After snubbing the Karpalak commemoration, Sekerinska personally laid a wreath in honor of the soldiers killed in Ljubotenski Bacila

After causing outrage last week with her no-show at a ceremony marking the ambush in which Albanian terrorists killed 10 Macedonian army reservists in Karpalak, Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska made sure to come in person for the honoring of the eight soldiers killed in Ljuboteski Bacila. The two...

Macedonia 10.08.20 | 15:34

Zaev sees Ahmeti’s pan-Albanian gathering as a form of pressure against him

Zoran Zaev responded to the move by DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti, who invited all other leaders of ethnic Albanian parties but Zaev, as a form of pressure. Since the chaotic July 15 elections Ahmeti has been eager to present himself as the top Albanian leader in Macedonia, after winning 15 seats from...

Macedonia 10.08.20 | 15:26

Flashback to when Zaev said that using the Albanian language on police uniforms is unconstitutional

The announcement from interim Interior Minister Agim Nuhiu, who is an ethnic Albanian DUI party nominee, that he has signed bylaws that will make the police uniforms bilingual – Macedonian and Albanian, is in stark contrast with what SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev promised would happen when he introduced...

Macedonia 10.08.20 | 14:05

VMRO calls for an investigation into the origin of the money SDSM poured into its election campaign

VMRO-DPMNE calls for an investigation into the funding of SDSM election campaign, as the party did not account for the source of its spending. VMRO spokesman Dimitar Arsovski called on the Anti-Corruption Commission to initiate an investigation for violation of campaign finance laws. SDSM spent over...

Macedonia 10.08.20 | 13:56

Mother and daughter attacked by armed robbers in their apartment in Tetovo

A mother and daughter were attacked by armed robbers in their apartment in the center of Tetovo yesterday. Several attackers carrying pistols broke into the apartment, attacked the 47 year old woman and her daughter, and grabbed money, a phone and gold jewelry. The incident happened on Sunday evening.

Macedonia 10.08.20 | 13:49

SDSM made to look weak as Pendarovski delays the decision on who will get the first shot at forming a Government

Even though the SDSM party holds the Presidency of the country, through its candidate Stevo Pendarovski, and claims that it has won the inconclusive and chaotic July 15 elections, Pendarovski is still not moving ahead with giving the mandate to form the next Government. Since mid last week Pendarovski...

Macedonia 10.08.20 | 12:56

Ahmeti summons other Albanian leaders to a gathering to celebrate the Ohrid peace treaty

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti is trying to reintroduce his proposal for a pact among all ethnic Albanian parties in Macedonia, by inviting their leaders to a joint celebration of the 2001 Ohrid peace treaty, that ended the civil war sparked by Ahmeti months before. The treaty was signed on August 13 2001,...

Macedonia 10.08.20 | 12:23

Interim Interior Minister Nuhiu uses the gap between Governments to add the Albanian language to police uniforms

Interim Interior Minister Agim Nuhiu, who leads the department until the creation of a new Government, said that he has signed bylaws that will regulate the use of the Albanian language on police uniforms. Nuhiu comes from the DUI party that represents mainly ethnic Albanians, and which insists on a...

Macedonia 10.08.20 | 11:47

Macedonia marks 19 years since the killing of eight soldiers by the Albanian UCK/NLA

Macedonia marks 19 years since the killing of eight army reservists near the village of Volkovo, killed by a landmine planted by the UCK/NLA Albanian terrorist organization during the 2001 war. Soldiers Tome Badarovski, Goce Cankulovski, Branko Janev, Tomislav Nastevski, Marjanco Boskovski, Ivica Zlatevski,...

Macedonia 10.08.20 | 11:39

Alfa: Sekerinska refused the offer of ambassadorship to Washington

Alfa TV reports that Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska turned down the offer of ambassadorship to Washington in hope she will get to become Speaker of the Parliament. Macedonia has been without an ambassador to the US, among other key posts, despite the fact that the SDSM party holds both the Presidency...

Economy 10.08.20 | 11:30

Textile companies call for a new Government that will approve an urgent rescue package

The Association of employers called for an urgent creation of a new Government that will then immediately approve a new stimulus package to fight the economic pressure of the coronavirus crisis. Association head Angel Dimitrov said that the crucial textile industry is especially badly hit, even as it...

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