Saturday, 3 June 2023
Macedonia 03.06.23 | 21:56

Sterjovski: Bulgaria is using the poverty of Macedonians in Albania to get them to change their identities

Bulgarian activists are working in areas of eastern Albania populated by Macedonians, trying to get the locals to adopt a Bulgarian identity, informs member of Parliament Vasil Sterjovski. Sterjovski says that the Bulgarian side is preying on people using their poverty. Like Jehova’s witnesses,...

Macedonia 03.06.23 | 21:07

Faced with corruption allegations, DUI is trying to divide its critics

The DUI party responded to the barrage of allegations from VMRO-DPMNE by accusing the opposition party of “pathetic nationalism”. DUI has positioned itself as equal or even dominant party in the ruling coalition, and is involved in a long list of alleged corruption scandals, culminating with...

World 03.06.23 | 17:52

Orban: Hungary won’t be dragged into a war against Russia

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban dismissed the possibility that his country ever goes to war against Russia, or gets sucked into the Ukraine war. In an interview, Orban said that anyone discussing this possibility is out of his mind. “So long as this Government is in power, Hungary won’t...

Sport 03.06.23 | 17:19

Macedonia left without Etemi for the games against Ukraine and England

Macedonia won’t be able to count on Valon Etemi in the qualifiers against Ukraine and England in June. Etemi, who plays as striker for Istanbulspor, was injured. Macedonia welcomes Ukraine on June 16th, and plays against England, at Old Trafford, on the 19th.

Economy 03.06.23 | 16:46

Farmers block Kavadarci – Prilep road to demand urgent repairs to irrigation system

Farmers from Kavadarci blocked the Gradsko – Prilep road to protest the lack of repairs on a key irrigation canal. Much of this agricultural region was left without water for irrigation because of the damage to the Makarija system, that is part of the lake Tikves irrigation network. The system...

Macedonia 03.06.23 | 15:38

Still uncertain when or how will Mickoski and Kovacevski meet

It remains unclear when and in what form will the two main political leaders meet – Hristijan Mickoski (VMRO-DPMNE) and Dimitar Kovacevski (SDSM) are preparing for a meeting to discuss the Bulgarian demands for constitutional amendments and a solution needs to be found during the summer, or Macedonia...

Balkans 03.06.23 | 14:34

Cocaine seized in Greece was trafficked by a gang with ties in Macedonia

Over 160 kilograms of cocaine were seized in Greece, after a police operation coordinated with the United States and Macedonia. A total of 14 people were arrested in Macedonia and Greece, all allegedly linked to the drug transport. The raid is part of a broader operation that began in May, when 104 kilograms...

Economy 03.06.23 | 12:34

“The Bechtel deal can be renegotiated in mutual interest of both parties”

Discussing the Bechtel highway scandal, VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski blamed the Government for the widespread perception of corruption in the 1.3 billion EUR deal. He asked why wasn’t the Government able to organize an open competition for the bid, and to secure EU funding for the major...

Macedonia 03.06.23 | 11:33

“SDSM – VMRO meeting needs to be one on one”

The planned meeting of the leaders of the two main parties VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM will need to be held one on one, said VMRO leader Hristijan Mickoski. SDSM leader Dimitar Kovacevski is asking for a broader meeting, with additional representatives of the parties included. Mickoski and Kovacevski are expected...

Macedonia 03.06.23 | 10:15

Mickoski wants to see DUI spend some time in opposition

It would be good for the DUI party to spend some time in the opposition, after almost 20 years in power, said VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski in his 360 Degrees interview yesterday evening. DUI has become the dominant coalition partner under SDSM, and its people led the negotiations for the huge...

Macedonia 03.06.23 | 09:28

Mickoski: We will not amend the Constitution under pressure from Bulgaria

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski reiterated that the party will not allow constitutional change under Bulgarian pressure. The announcement comes as VMRO is under increased pressure from Western countries to accept the Bulgarian demands, while VMRO wants guarantees that there will be no further...

Macedonia 03.06.23 | 08:32

Mickoski: I stand for a government of Macedonian national unity, not one subordinate to DUI

The VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski said on Friday interview with Alsat TV that first we need o hold election, and than the results will decide what kind of Government we will have. MIckoski is for a government of a broad national unity, not a government subordinate to DUI. “I stand for a...