Category: News
Macedonia 18.09.21 | 14:53

Tetovo remains on edge after the protests on Friday

The protests yesterday remain the main political issue in the city of Tetovo. Protesters clashed with the police that was preventing them from gathering in front of the office of the ruling DUI party, to demand accountability after the deadly hospital fire that killed 15 people. Four officers were injured...

Macedonia 18.09.21 | 14:33

Despite growing number of Covid cases in schools, Carovska insists that the in-person teaching is safe

Despite the growing number of coronavirus outbreaks in public schools, Education Minister Mila Carovska insists that the system is safe and that pupils should continue to attend in-person classes. There are some incidental cases in municipalities with minimum violations of the protocols, and we are intervening...

Macedonia 18.09.21 | 14:25

Two Cubans expelled after illegally entering Macedonia

Two Cuban citizens were expelled from Macedonia and banned re-entry for the next five years, after they were caught crossing into from Serbia illegally. The men were detained early on Friday morning and were promptly given the expulsion orders.

Macedonia 18.09.21 | 13:40

Rain causes flooding in parts of Veles

The rain this morning caused flooding in parts of Veles. Streets that do not have a developed rainwater collection system were particularly vulnerable and quickly turned into small lakes. Locals shared video of the flooding.

Macedonia 18.09.21 | 11:03

Prosecutor Ruskoska says she is investigating the crony contract to build the 19 improvised Covid hospitals

Organized crime prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska clarified that her department is only investigating the contract signed early this year to build the 19 improvised Covid hospitals. Ruskoska said that she is not interfering in the investigation into the catastrophic fire that killed 15 people in the Tetovo hospital...

Macedonia 18.09.21 | 10:55

Starting in October, only fully vaccinated people will be allowed into cafes and restaurants

Starting with October, citizens won’t be allowed into restaurants and cafes unless they are fully vaccinated. Up until now, those who have received only one dose of the vaccine were also allowed in, while the unvaccinated remain banned. We intend to have the vaccination certificate become a certificate...

Macedonia 18.09.21 | 10:53

Why was the Tetovo hospital built using flammable materials?, VMRO asks Zaev

As the Zaev regime is trying to deflect its responsibility for the deadly fire in Tetovo, that killed 15 people in a makeshift Covid hospital set up under a crony contract, the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party came out with a list of 12 questions that VMRO says need to be answered. Who is to blame for the...

Macedonia 18.09.21 | 10:48

Final deadline to confirm the candidates for the coming local elections

The deadline for the local electoral bodies to confirm the candidacies of political parties and independent candidates expires today. After today, the electoral committees will finalize the list of candidates for the October 17th local elections. On September 23rd, a draw will take place to determine...

Macedonia 17.09.21 | 23:04

Rural school teacher says she was forced to work for the SDSM party, and was eventually fired for political reasons

Biljana Dimitrova, an elementary school teacher from the rural municipality of Karbinci, spoke with Alfa TV about how she was pressured to become an activist for the ruling SDSM party and threatened with the loss of her job. After she eventually complied, the Mayor still got her fired and hired an SDSM...

Macedonia 17.09.21 | 22:52

Bishop Petar likens refusal of the vaccine to committing suicide

Bishop Petar likened the unvaccinated citizens to potential suiciders and warned them they will not enter Heaven. In a Alfa TV interview, the bishop of Prespa and Pelagonija added that the coronavirus is dangerous and should be taken seriously. All of us in the Holy Synod are vaccinated. Also, most of...

Macedonia 17.09.21 | 22:47

Zaev violates a UN Security Council resolution with his position on the Kosovo military

The announcement from Zoran Zaev that he will allow the military of Kosovo to move through Macedonia is a violation of the UN Security Council resolution regulating the status of Kosovo. Under resolution 1244, Kosovo was allowed to form a protection corps, but not an actual military. In 2018 Kosovo decided...

Macedonia 17.09.21 | 22:38

Two arrests and four officers injured in the Tetovo protests

Two arrests and four injured is the aftermath of the protests in Tetovo today, where families of the patients killed in the catastrophic Covid hospital fire, and hundreds of citizens, tried to rally in front of the DUI party office. A police unit tried to stop them, which led to clashes. Two men, a 52...

Macedonia 17.09.21 | 21:34

Outbreak in several schools in Ohrid forces 177 students into isolation

A coronavirus outbreak in Ohrid forced 177 elementary school students into isolation. The cases were diagnosed among Turkish language students in the school in the village of Leskajca, as well as in several Turkish language classes in the Bratstvo Edinstvo school in Ohrid. Other schools in Ohrid also...

Macedonia 17.09.21 | 21:20

20 days old baby is the youngest patient hospitalized in the Kozle hospital

A baby of only 20 years is the youngest coronavirus patient currently being treated in the Kozle hospital in Skopje. It contracted the virus from his mother. There are 20 children treated in the hospital, and five of them who had prior conditions are receiving supplemental oxygen.

Macedonia 17.09.21 | 21:12

Corona report: 29 deaths, including that of a two year old with serious prior ailments

The Healthcare Ministry reported 29 deaths from the coronavirus infection, and 561 newly diagnosed cases over the past day. Most deaths were reported in the capital Skopje – 13, with Kumanovo, Tetovo, Strumica and Ohrid with two deaths each. The ages of the deceased ranged from 39 to 88. A two...

Macedonia 17.09.21 | 18:34

Macedonian Canadians organize to demand that political candidates oppose the forced renaming of Macedonia

Macedonian Canadians are organizing ahead of the elections on Sunday, and call on candidates to openly support the right of Macedonians to free self-declaration. The Macedonian Human Rights Movement International is organizing a mass email campaign to warn candidates not to expect the Macedonian vote...

Macedonia 17.09.21 | 18:26

Starting in October, only fully vaccinated people will be allowed into cafes and restaurants

Starting with October, citizens won’t be allowed into restaurants and cafes unless they are fully vaccinated. Up until now, those who have received only one dose of the vaccine were also allowed in, while the unvaccinated remain banned. We intend to have the vaccination certificate become a certificate...

Macedonia 17.09.21 | 18:22

Chaotic scenes in Tetovo show that DUI is losing popular support

Citizens of Tetovo notably sided with the protesters today, during a demonstration aimed at the office of the DUI party and the city hall. Protesters demanded accountability from DUI, its leader Ali Ahmeti and Mayor Teuta Arifi, as well as from the Zaev regime, for the catastrophic fire in the Tetovo...

Macedonia 17.09.21 | 16:51

Association of teachers asks for shorter classes, more online teaching

An association of teachers is asking that classes are cut from 45 to 30 minutes, to better protect the teachers. The Teachers’ Plenum also asks that classes larger than 15 pupils are automatically allowed to go into a combined model of in-person teaching and online teaching. The Education Ministry,...

Macedonia 17.09.21 | 16:49

Worsening traffic gridlock causes a road rage incident in Skopje

With Skopje city authorities apparently determined to open as much road construction in the weeks leading up to the local elections in October as possible, the city is suffering from major gridlocks every workday. Yesterday a woman was filmed in tears, as she was unable to reach the Butel cemetery in...

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