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Monday, 27 September 2021
Macedonia 27.09.21 | 23:27

Zaev concedes that early general elections are possible if he loses the local elections in October

Zoran Zaev acknowledged that a defeat for his SDSM party at the local elections in October could spark early election – which is the position of the VMRO-DPMNE party. In a Sitel TV interview, Zaev insisted that SDSM will win the elections, but left open the possibility that his Government will...

Macedonia 27.09.21 | 23:24

Ahmeti spoke about healthcare and the environment while presenting his DUI candidates in the local elections

The DUI party also held its first inaugural event, presenting its mayoral candidates at the October local elections this evening. Party leader Ali Ahmeti spoke at the event, while the candidates of the party that is trying to adopt a “green” image, sat around him in front of the Culture Center...

Macedonia 27.09.21 | 21:22

Zaev began the election campaign in Bitola

The ruling SDSM party began its local election campaign in Bitola. Zoran Zaev is trying to maintain his current near total domination over the majority ethnic Macedonian municipalities, and insisted that voting for SDSM will guarantee that the town or city will have “good cooperation” with...

Macedonia 27.09.21 | 20:55

VMRO-DPMNE calls on ethnic Albanian voters to support the opposition

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski called on the voters to turn out in large numbers and to vote out the SDSM candidates in the coming local elections, as the only sure way to put an end to the Zaev regime. Mickoski was speaking at the first campaign rally of the party, which traditionally takes...

Macedonia 27.09.21 | 20:53

“Change, projects and victories”

Opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski promised that VMRO-DPMNE will deliver change and concrete projects for the citizens, as well as victories in the local elections. The changes will include a change of the system of values that is in place now, and which results with mismanagement from the political...

Macedonia 27.09.21 | 20:03

VMRO-DPMNE begins the election campaign – Mickoski promises change and new values

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski called on the voters to turn out in large numbers and to vote out the SDSM candidates in the coming local elections, as the only sure way to put an end to the Zaev regime. Mickoski was speaking at the first campaign rally of the party, which traditionally takes...

Macedonia 27.09.21 | 19:12

Serbia: Two women from Macedonia tried to get certificates without taking the vaccine

Two women from Macedonia tried to obtain false vaccine certificates in Vranje, in Serbia. The women, aged 40 and 54, went to a vaccination center that is also open to foreign citizens, and got in the vaccination line. They were able to receive the certificate before being vaccinated, and then left the...

Macedonia 27.09.21 | 18:53

LIVE VIDEO: VMRO-DPMNE begins its local elections campaign with a rally in Ohrid

VMRO-DPMNE begins its campaign for the local elections in October in the traditional style – with a rally in Ohrid. There, party officials will present the mayoral candidate, doctor Kiril Pecakov. You can follow the rally live.

Macedonia Economy 27.09.21 | 18:28

Ahead of the elections, Zaev promises subsidies to Prespa apple farmers

Zoran Zaev campaigned in Resen and the Prespa area today, promising subsidies of 3 denars per kilogram to planters of apples for industrial use. The harvest is poor this year and many farmers will be forced to sell their apples for a lower price, to juice and baby food manufacturers. Zaev is eager to...

Macedonia 27.09.21 | 18:28

Corona report: 12 deaths and 112 new cases

The Healthcare Ministry informed that 12 patients died of Covid-19 over the past day. The ages of the deceased ranged from 37 to 84. Seven of the deaths were reported in the capital Skopje. The total death toll of the pandemic in Macedonia is now estimated at 6,607. The Ministry also informed that 112...

Macedonia 27.09.21 | 17:44

Danela Arsovska presents her program in the race for Mayor of Skopje

Danela Arsovska, the candidate for Mayor of Skopje who is supported by VMRO-DPMNE, presented her election program today. Arsovska promised to quickly put in place practical solutions for the capital, if she is elected as the first woman – Mayor of Skopje. Skopje needs more than partisan politics....

Macedonia 27.09.21 | 17:18

Crvenkovski dismissed Zaev’s claim that all Macedonia has to do is rely on EU and NATO

In his widely quoted remarks today, in which he heaped criticism on the Zaev regime, former President and Prime Minister Branko Crvenkovski also touched on Zaev’s often repeated promise that Macedonia will be kept safe and prosperous by NATO and the EU – if it accepts all demands that are...

Macedonia 27.09.21 | 16:42

Court allows controversial prosecutor Lile Stefanova to remain involved in her latest case against Orce Kamcev

The Skopje Court refused to remove prosecutor Lile Stefanova from the trial against businessman Jordan Orce Kamcev, despite clear indications that she was part of the large extortion ring that was pressuring Kamcev. During the Racket trial, it was revealed that Stefanova demanded office space from Kamcev,...

Macedonia 27.09.21 | 16:29

Police official close to SDSM, with a history of violent conduct, stabbed his son

Zvonko Cvetkovski, former Mayor of Petrovec near Skopje from SDSM, stabbed and injured his 22 year old son, the local police informed. Cvetkovski is now a powerful local police official. The attack followed an argument between the two – it’s not clear what about. In 2019, Cvetkovski’s...

Macedonia 27.09.21 | 16:22

Rains and a serious drop in temperatures expected over the coming days

A cold front is heading toward Macedonia, and is expected to cause a significant drop in temperatures. Some parts of the country can expect to see strong rains. All of Macedonia will experience a drop of temperatures of about 10 degrees that will last until the weekend.

Macedonia 27.09.21 | 15:50

Crvenkovski: Macedonia is a corrupt country

Macedonia today is a corrupt country, deeply divided and confronted internally, living on credit and one day that bubble will burst with catastrophic consequences, said former President Branko Crvenkovski at Monday’s formal academy “The Modern Macedonian State’s Two Formation Stages: 1941–1991...

Macedonia 27.09.21 | 15:26

The number of residents will be smaller than the number of voters, the “phantoms” voters disputed by SDSM when it was in opposition disappeared

The end of the census is near and according to the current figures, just over one million and six hundred thousand citizens have been counted. The number may be realistic because that is how many people really live in Macedonia given the large number of emigrants. But what stands out are the registered...

Macedonia 27.09.21 | 15:07

Possible ease of restrictions if protocols are observed

Economy Minister Kreshnik Bekteshi expects ease of restrictions in the coming winter period if citizens and hospitality facilities observe protocols. He did not specify whether there will be relaxation or possible lifting of measures, but reiterated that the government is sticking to the recommendations...

Economy 27.09.21 | 14:46

Gasoline prices down, diesel slightly up

As of Monday midnight, gasoline prices will go down by MKD 1 while diesel goes up by MKD 1 per liter, said the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC). The price of EUROSUPER BS 95 is MKD 72 per liter, that of EUROSUPER BS 98 is MKD 74 per liter. The extra light household fuel is MKD 65 per liter. The price...

Macedonia 27.09.21 | 14:18

Varhelyi to visit Skopje on Wednesday

European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi will pay a visit to Skopje on Wednesday, MIA reports from Brussels citing European Commission sources. The program of the visit is still being finalized, but it is certain that he will meet with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. Varhelyi...