Saturday, 22 January 2022
Macedonia 22.01.22 | 21:31

Covid spike: Kosovo introduced a strict border regime toward Macedonia

Due to the spining coronavirus infection rate in Macedonia, Kosovo urgently decided to impose a strict border regime. Starting today, the country will ban Macedonian citizens from entering unless they have received three doses of a coronavirus vaccine, or two doses and a PCR test. Unvaccinated people...

Macedonia 22.01.22 | 21:26

Over 400 SDSM and DUI officials received free parking permits – the city lost millions of euros in revenue

Documents from the Skopje parking company that were delivered to the VMRO-DPMNe party show that the management, under Mayor Silegov, allowed over 400 SDSM and DUI party officials to get free parking across the city. VMRO spokesman Naum Stoilkovski said that the financial cost of this abuse amounted in...

Macedonia 22.01.22 | 21:19

Mayor Danela Arsovska will give the money Mayor Silegov was spending on restaurants to feed the homeless

Skopje Mayor Danela Arsovska informed that she is ending the contract with three restaurants who received 32,000 EUR from previous Mayor Petre Silegov to entertain him and his guests. Instead of the lavish parties Silegov had, Mayor Arsovska said that the funds will be given to feed welfare recipients,...

Macedonia 22.01.22 | 21:12

Corona report: 16 deaths, near record 1,913 newly diagnosed cases, number of active cases rose over 20,000

The Healthcare Ministry informed that 16 patients died over the past day from the coronavirus infection. The ages of the deceased ranged from 61 to 84. This is a high death toll – so far, the current wave of the pandemic that started after New Year had a high infection rate but the death rate remained...

Macedonia 22.01.22 | 21:01

VMRO: It will be quicker if Interior Minister Spasovski tells us which regional mobsters did not receive a Macedonian passport

It would be easier if Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski said which regional mobsters were not given Macedonian passports, since that list will be shorter compared to the list who were given fake passports, said the VMRO-DPMNE party in a statement. The comment comes after it was revealed that Serbian...

Economy 22.01.22 | 16:17

Energy crisis: ELEM temporarily takes over the BEG heating company

The state owned ELEM/ESM energy company formally took over BEG – the main heating company in Skopje. BEG faces bankruptcy with the soaring gas prices and the regulated price they can charge from the 60,000 households they are supplying in Skopje. After brief negotiations with the Government, it...

Culture 22.01.22 | 16:09

Popular singer Aki Rahimovski dies aged 66

Popular singer Aki Rahimovski, who was best known as part of the Parni Valjak band, has died today aged 66. Rahimovski was born in Nish, but lived in Skopje during his youth, and considered Macedonia his home. He formed Parni Valjak in 1975 in Zagreb. The group quickly became popular across then Yugoslavia,...

Macedonia 22.01.22 | 12:25

Trafficker with nine illegal migrants stopped near Gevgelija

Gevgelija police arrested a human trafficker from Skopje who as transporting nine illegal migrants. The group included five people from Syria and four from India. They were all crammed into a Golf car, that was intercepted north of Gevgelija, along what is one of the main Balkan migrant routes.

Macedonia 22.01.22 | 11:50

Energy crisis: If we pay fuel subsidies, as the Government wants, the city of Kumanovo will have no money for infrastructure in 2022, Mayor Dimitrievski says

Kumanovo Mayor Maksim Dimitrievski dismissed calls from the Government that local authorities hand out fuel subsidies to the citizens, as Macedonia faces a major energy crisis. The Government mismanaged and corruptly led the REK Bitola coal plant, leading to a collapse of domestic production and over...

Macedonia 22.01.22 | 11:41

Mobster who was issued a fake Macedonian passport was plotting to kill Serbian President Vucic

Serbian authorities cite Europol data to inform that well known regional mobster Radoje Zvicer was planning to assassinate Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic. The case is closely watched in Macedonia, where the Zaev regime issued Zvicer a Macedonian passport – as part of a major scandal in which...

Macedonia 22.01.22 | 11:28

Luhrmann: EU accession talks with Macedonia and Albania should begin as soon as possible

German Minister of State for Europe Anna Lührmann considers that signals from the first meeting between the Macedonian Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski and his Bulgarian counterpart Kiril Petkov in Skopje are very positive and encouraging. I hope that bilateral issues will be resolved soon, she said. In...

Macedonia 22.01.22 | 11:24

VMRO-DPMNE: Kovacevski has seen the polls and is trying to avoid elections

The refusal of Dimitar Kovacevski and his SDSM party to agree to early elections is due to their collapse in the polls, said the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party. It’s leader Hristijan Mickoski is offering early elections without the requirement to form a technical Government that will include opposition...

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