Saturday, 27 February 2021
Macedonia 27.02.21 | 22:41

Albanian opposition parties demand release of detained violent protesters, remind Zaev of his own riots during the Colored Revolution

Two Albanian protesters have been detained after the violent protests in downtown Skopje yesterday. Protesters threw rocks at the police, injuring a dozen officers, while demanding that the sentences of a group of Albanian islamists who carried out the 2012 Good Friday massacre are revoked. Zaev’s...

Macedonia 27.02.21 | 22:30

In what is likely a message from Zaev to Bulgaria, Ljubco Georgievski publishes a set of proposals to resolve the dispute

Former Macedonian Prime Minister Ljubco Georgievski, who obtained a Bulgarian citizenship while he and other VMRO-DPMNE officials were persecuted after he lost power in 2002, came out with proposals for additional concessions to Bulgaria. According to Georgievski, Macedonia and Bulgaria are at a dead-end...

Macedonia Economy 27.02.21 | 18:43

Nikoloski: Central Bank ban on dividend payments indicates that Macedonia is moving toward bankruptcy

The Central Bank order to commercial banks and insurance companies not to pay dividend to their shareholders indicates that the country is in serious financial trouble and faces bankruptcy, said VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski. The unprecedented order came on Friday and shocked the financial...

Macedonia 27.02.21 | 18:26

Mijalkov is kept alone in a cell, under an increased security protocol

Filip Andonov, warden of the Sutka prison, informed the public that the former state security chief Saso Mijalkov has been placed alone in a cell, in line with the existing coronavirus protocols. Mijalkov was ordered into 60 days detention after he was sentenced to 12 years in prison in the first instance...

Macedonia 27.02.21 | 18:09

New problems reported with the Chinese coronavirus contract

VMRO-DPMNE spokesman Dimitar Arsovski said that the party was notified that the Chinese coronavirus vaccine manufacturers have paid back the advance Macedonia paid for the purchase of 200,000 vaccines. According to Arsovski, this indicated that the contract is about to go south. The vaccines from China...

Macedonia 27.02.21 | 17:59

Daily corona report: Seven deaths, 721 new cases

Seven patients have died of the coronavirus infection during the past day. The Healthcare Ministry informed that these include a 43 year old patient from Delcevo, a 49 year old from Tetovo, two patients from Skopje (aged 68 and 81), a 73 year old patient from Prilep, a 72 year old from Kocani and a 76...

Macedonia 27.02.21 | 15:59

Kocarev: The Government is undermining the work of Koneski and the Macedonian language

Macedonian Academy President Ljupco Kocarev condemned the plans by the Education Ministry to abolish the Macedonian language and literature studies at the main public Ss. Cyril and Methodius university in Skopje. The two courses will be rolled in with other literature and language studies. According...

Macedonia 27.02.21 | 15:46

One fifth of all Macedonian farmland goes on sale in the second half of the year

A specialized farming news site estimats that the proposed large scale sale of arable land in the secodn half of 2021 will cover up to 20 percent of all farmland in Macedonia. Pressed with huge financial problems, the Zaev regime hopes to net between 500 and 600 million EUR from the sale of state owned...

Macedonia Economy 27.02.21 | 10:33

Stock market hit by Central Bank ban on payment of dividends by commercial banks

Shares of all major banks dipped in the Macedonian stock exchange yesterday after the Central Bank (NBRM) ordered them not to pay out dividends to their shareholders. The Central Bank explained this order, which also applies to insurance companies, with the need to preserve their liquidity in light of...

Macedonia 27.02.21 | 10:19

VMRO-DPMNE: Is Zaev’s new deal with Mijalkov to release him after 60 days?

Former state security chief Saso Mijalkov was given 60 days of detention yesterday, after his escape to Serbia over the weekend and the subsequent return to Macedonia. What just happened!? But the very fact that he was allowed to escape, and his extensive ties with the Zaev regime and continued usefulness,...

Macedonia 27.02.21 | 10:01

Chinese vaccines delivery about to become another fail for Zaev and Filipce

With February almost over, another vaccine announcement is about to be broken. The Zaev regime and his Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce announced that a significant quantity of Chinese vaccines will arrive by the end of the month. But yesterday Filipce confirmed that that will not happen. So far, Macedonia...

Macedonia 27.02.21 | 09:49

Another drop in temperatures expected tomorrow

After several days of warm, springtime weather, temperatures are expected to drop starting tomorrow. Morning lows will drop below zero again, and the daily highs will still reach up to 13 degrees.