Monday, 6 December 2021
Macedonia 06.12.21 | 22:43

Interior Minister Spasovski endorses Dimitar Kovacevski as new SDSM party leader

Dimitar Kovacevski, the candidate handpicked by Zoran Zaev to lead his SDSM party, met with supporters today in his hometown of Kumanovo, where his father was Mayor. Kovacevski came supported by Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski, who earlier this year fought a bitter fight with Kumanovo Mayor Maksim...

Macedonia 06.12.21 | 22:32

Zaev’s coalition partners dissatisfied with his deal with Gashi, but are unlikely to rock the boat

Following their meeting with Zoran Zaev, several of his smaller coalition partners expressed reservations about his plan to include Afrim Gashi’s Alternative party in the Government, for a high price of three Government departments. The move is about to put the number of ethnic Macedonians and...

Economy 06.12.21 | 22:19

Inflation watch: Government now wants to freeze the price of pasta, eggs and rice

Economy Minister Kreshnik Bekteshi announced that the Government is planning to freeze the prices of new food staples, such as rice, pasta and eggs. The first round of these decisions included meat, milk and flour. Macedonia has been facing spiking food and other prices for months, and it has become...

Macedonia 06.12.21 | 22:13

Marijuana lab raided near Skopje

A marijuana growing lab was found in a house in Katlanovo, south-east of Skopje. During the police raid, 200 pots with marijuana stalks were found, along with air filtration systems and other equipment. Two kilograms of the drug were also found. The owner of the house, a 47 year old man from Katlaovo,...

Macedonia 06.12.21 | 21:44

Nikoloski urges the opening of EU accession talks for Macedonia during meetings in Paris

VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski, who is visiting Paris, met with Silvan Gioge, deputy director for European Affairs in the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs. During the meeting, Nikoloski urged for the need to finally allow Macedonia to open its EU accession talks. This is...

Macedonia 06.12.21 | 21:06

Commissioner Varhelyi warns that the delays in the EU accession of Macedonia and Albania affect trust in the EU

European Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi warned that the delays in EU integration of Macedonia and Albania are influencing trust in the EU in the Western Balkan region. Varhelyi spoke virtually at the Sofia Forum for the Western Balkans – the event was held in Bulgaria, the country that...

News 06.12.21 | 19:13

City of Skopje will introduce an open email line

The city of Skopje is introducing an open email line for citizens that will be active 24/7. The Skopje24 line will have operators ready to respond to emails, sent at [email protected], and intervene at any time. This is part of the push by new Mayor Danela Arsovska to make all bureaucratic services offered...

Macedonia 06.12.21 | 18:47

Stip: Construction company in trouble after a botched rainwater project

Stip Mayor Ivan Jordanov went after a company hired by the previous city administration that botched a rainwater pipe it was hired to put along the “Pance Karagjozov” street. Review of the work that was being done showed that the company completely disregarded the project and built a much...

Economy 06.12.21 | 18:10

Energy crisis: ELEM will power all households in 2022, but only after the Government proposes a new price

After several failed attempts by EVN Macedonia to get an offer to supply households from the state owned ELEM energy producer, ELEM director Vasko Kovacevski said that the company will finally make an offer to supply all households, but only after the Government makes a proposal for a new price. Macedonia...

Macedonia 06.12.21 | 17:53

Motorist who killed a cyclist in Skopje and fled the scene was drunk and had smoked marijuana

Prosecutors filed charges against a 25 year old man from Skopje who killed a cyclist in Cento on Saturday evening. The driver was drunk and had smoked marijuana during the crash. He hit the cyclist, killing him on the spot, and then fled the scene. Prosecutors demand that the court orders the driver...

Macedonia 06.12.21 | 17:49

The Besa company was using drivers from the Skopje public bus company for its tours to Istanbul

As Macedonia still awaits word from the Bulgarian investigators about what caused the disastrous bus crash on November 23rd that killed 45 people, Macedonian investigators have show that the Besa bus company was using drivers who worked with the Skopje JSP public bus company. The company had a convoy...

Macedonia 06.12.21 | 17:41

Judicial Council members concerned after Zaev says he will reopen several ethnically divisive cases, again

Sources in the Judicial Council told “Fokus” that to one of the key elements of the coalition agreement between Zoran Zaev and Afrim Gashi from the Alternative party could be problematic. Zaev and Gashi announced that they will invite international experts to examine several ethnically very...

Macedonia 06.12.21 | 17:28

After Zaev’s deal with Gashi, Macedonia could get a Government where ethnic Macedonians are in the minority

The deal Zoran Zaev reached with Afrim Gashi from the Alternative party to get their support for the fledging SDSM led coalition raised eyebrows in Macedonia for the scale of the concessions Zaev made, especially among Zaev’s other, older partners. Pavle Trajanov, leader of the DS party and one...

Macedonia 06.12.21 | 15:41

Grubi says every prime minister from SDSM is acceptable to him

The First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Political System and Inter-Community Relations, Artan Grubi, said today that DUI believes that Zoran Zaev should remain Prime Minister until the parliamentary majority is stabilized, the government reshuffle process is completed and of course the key strategic...

Macedonia 06.12.21 | 15:05

17 patients died, 101 new Covid-19 cases

Out of 1,299 COVID-19 tests carried out in Macedonia in the past 24 hours, 101 new cases were registered and 13 patients passed away, the Health Ministry said on Monday. The Ministry also added 4 deaths to the report that occurred in November and December. Since the outbreak of the epidemic, Macedonia...

Macedonia 06.12.21 | 15:02

ISPOS poll: Convincing lead of VMRO-DPMNE over SDSM of 7.2%

For the needs of VMRO-DPMNE, the ISPOS Agency from November 12 to 30, 2021 conducted a field survey on the territory of the entire country, on a stratified representative sample of 1,010 respondents. The results show: • Convincing lead of VMRO-DPMNE over SDSM of 7.2%. • The prevailing opinion is...

Macedonia 06.12.21 | 14:51

The “Colored Revolution activists” have a new “task” in Serbia: Zaev’s friend tries to overthrow Vucic

The images were were seeing in Serbia these days brought back the memory of what happened in Macedonia in 2016 and the Colored Revolution. What started out as a kind of discontent, first among the high school students and then with the students, turned into one of the best organized organizations for...

Macedonia 06.12.21 | 12:56

Kovacki: One month of silence from the Prosecution, the Ministry of Interior and the Customs for the smuggling of one ton of drugs through the Skopje airport

There is no end to the scandals and crimes of the hybrid regime. Every day we have a new scandal from the most criminal government. This new scandal related to the Ministry of Interior and Customs gives the full picture why the Republic of Macedonia is on the 111th place on the scale of the corruption...

Macedonia 06.12.21 | 12:35

PE Lajka stuck in debts: To whom were fees paid and on what grounds, asks the Anti-Corruption Commission

The Anti-Corruption Commission has suspicions about the operation of PE Lajka and the payments to external collaborators. Therefore, Lajka’s work and the payments that led to the increase in the debts of this public company will be inspected. The Anti-Corruption Commission asked the City of Skopje...

Macedonia 06.12.21 | 11:55

Escobar: US working with European partners for Macedonia’s quick EU integration

US Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Gabriel Escobar has pledged strong support for Macedonia’s fast EU integration and that they are working with their European partners to ensure that happens very quickly. I want to express the strong support of our administration...

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