Tuesday, 7 December 2021
Macedonia 07.12.21 | 23:38

Gruevski says that his former chief of staff Protoger is pressured by the regime to “remember” things that didn’t happen

At a hearing in the Skopje court, in one of the numerous politically motivated cases the Zaev regime initiated against the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party, officials close to former VMRO leader Nikola Gruevski today testified against allegations of irregular party financing and purchasing land with party...

Macedonia 07.12.21 | 22:37

German FAZ reporter blasts Bulgarian demands that Macedonia rewrites its WW2 history

Writing in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, experienced German reporter from the Balkans Michael Martens writes that, if Macedonia accepts Bulgarian demands to rewrite its historic narrative, it will falsify history. In his article, Martens focuses on the Bulgarian demand that Macedonia plays down...

Macedonia 07.12.21 | 22:23

Next Bulgarian PM Kiril Petkov announces that the veto against Macedonia will remain in place for at least six more months

The likely next Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Kiril Petkov, dashed the hopes of the Zaev regime that he will authorize the speedy opening of Macedonia’s EU accession talks. In an interview with Der Spiegel, Petkov said that Macedonia will have to wait at least six more months, until committees are...

Macedonia 07.12.21 | 20:59

Macedonian citizen detained on the Kosovo – Albania border carrying Bitcoin equipment

Albanian border police detained a Macedonian citizen who was carrying Bitcoin mining equipment. The 33 year old man was arrested at the Kukes border crossing with Kosovo. He had 39,000 EUR in cash and a device that is likely used to mine Bitcoin. He is charged with failure to report cash and valuables.

Macedonia 07.12.21 | 20:53

Energy crisis: Electricity bills for households will go up by at least 10 percent

Economy Minister Kreshnik Bekteshi is announcing a 10 percent rise in electricity prices. Bekteshi reportedly made this announcement in an Alsat TV interview that will be aired tomorrow evening. I can confirm that the ultimate price, under all estimates made by the energy team in the Government, will...

Macedonia 07.12.21 | 20:44

Inspectors unable to enter the Besa bus company

Agents from the state transport inspection service are unable to conduct new investigations in the Besa Trans company in Skopje, whose bus crashed in Bulgaria two weeks ago with the loss of 45 lives. According to inspection director Rufat Huseini, the owner of the company could not be reached, and its...

Macedonia 07.12.21 | 20:40

Tetovo: Mayor Kasami temporarily suspends all public transport

Tetovo city hall announced that it is temporarily halting the recently introduced public bus transport lines. According to the administration of newly elected Mayor Bilal Kasami, the public company created by his predecessor Teuta Arifi was not formally registered and a number of irregularities were...

Macedonia 07.12.21 | 20:35

Huge afternoon gridlock in Skopje, Mayor Arsovska says it was caused by the Interior Ministry which turned the traffic lights off

Skopje Mayor Danela Arsovska is demanding answers from the Interior Ministry after the capital downtown suffered complete traffic gridlock this afternoon. Arsovska said that the situation was caused by an unannounced decision by the Interior Ministry to turn off traffic lights. This move caused chaos...

Macedonia 07.12.21 | 17:37

Corona report: Nine deaths, 375 new cases

The Healthcare Ministry informed that nine patients died of coronavirus infection over the past day. The patients were aged between 59 and 87. Additional seven patients, whose deaths occurred since late November, but were not reported as they happened, were added to the total death toll, which now stands...

Macedonia 07.12.21 | 17:30

Zaev’s Turkish partner also feels cheated after his deal with Gashi

After reservations expressed from Zaev’s smaller partners LDP, DOM, NSDP and DS over his new coalition agreement with the Alternative party, critical comments also came from his other ethnic coalition partners. Zaev’s coalition partners dissatisfied with his deal with Gashi, but are unlikely...

Macedonia 07.12.21 | 17:00

Rain and snow expected over the weekend

Strong rains are expected during the weekend, forecasters warn. The rains, which will turn to snow in the mountains, will be strongest on Saturday. Forecasters expect this period of wet and cold weather to persist for days.

Macedonia 07.12.21 | 15:45

Nikoloski: Macedonia deserves a date for EU negotiations, citizens must not be held hostage to Zaev’s failures

During my visit to Paris, I participated in the work of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights of the Council of Europe. One of the key points being discussed today is the implementation of the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights. One of the countries that least implements these...

Macedonia 07.12.21 | 15:20

Mickoski in Stip: Projects are being implemented for which we have committed ourselves before the citizens

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski continues his visits throughout Macedonia. Today in Stip, we were on the field to see several ongoing projects that are being implemented or to be more precise that are starting to be implemented, because we have promised and undertaken an obligation to the citizens...

Macedonia 07.12.21 | 15:11

Mickoski: I expect start of EU negotiations in just over a week

I expect the country to start negotiations with the EU in just over a week from today, because it deserves it not only because of the reforms, but simply because of everything the Macedonian citizens did and Macedonia deserves to have the start of negotiations, the leader of VMRO DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski...

Macedonia 07.12.21 | 15:00

Mickoski: The new coalition is the last act of the attempt to destroy Macedonia directed by Zoran Zaev

When asked by the press during his to Stip to comment on the new coalition which included Alternative and the distribution of director and ministerial positions, VMRO-DPMNE leader, Hristijan Mickoski, said that this resembles the last act of the attempt to destroy Macedonia, directed by Zoran Zaev and...

Macedonia 07.12.21 | 13:28

Did a ton of drugs leave the Skopje airport accompanied by customs officers with rotating lights?, Kovacki asks MoI and Customs

Complete silence by the competent institutions over the scandal that we informed about yesterday, in relation to the smuggling 1 ton of narcotics through the Skopje airport, says Dragan Kovacki, MP and member of the EC of VMRO-DPMNE. The Public Prosecutor’s Office is silent, Oliver Spasovski and...

Macedonia 07.12.21 | 12:48

Buckovski is bothered by Serbization in Macedonia, but not by Bulgarization

The process of Serbization, as you call it, took a long time, Vlado Buckovski, the special representative of the government for overcoming the dispute with Bulgaria, told BGNES. Macedonia has been independent for 30 years. But let us not forget that from 1941 to 1991 we were part of the Yugoslav federation....

Macedonia 07.12.21 | 12:03

Thaci: I expect Alliance to slowly disappear from the political scene, and DPA to return

When agreements are made, everyone interprets them as they want. It is important for me to know that the Albanians do not win, and the Macedonians do not lose positions. Some say that Alternative took over many positions, but that is not true. We are far from the percentage agreed in the Ohrid Agreement....

Macedonia 07.12.21 | 11:45

Zaev after meeting with coalition partners: No need for early elections

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev had a meeting with leaders of parties in the government coalition, where he introduced them to the agreement reached with Alternative, which ensured a stable majority in Parliament and a stable government with the entry of this party in the executive branch, the Government informed. Zaev...

Macedonia 07.12.21 | 11:24

Dimitrov: I do not rule out a negative solution

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Gabriel Escobar has made it clear that the US priority for the Balkans is the integration of Albania and Macedonia into the EU. Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Nikola Dimitrov said in an interview with “Morning Briefing” that his message was...

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