Category: News
World 22:13

Dutch police detains the Utrecht attacker

Gokmen Tanis, the 37 year old Turkish Islamist who killed three people in the Dutch city of Utrecht today, was arrested after a police operation lasting several hours which caused considerable fear in the city. Following initial reports that Tanis perpetrated an Islamist attack in revenge for the Christchurch...

Macedonia 22:03

Siljanovska: SDSM failed to stop the exodus of young people away from Macedonia

VMRO-DPMNE presidential candidate Gordana Siljanovska called the SDSM led Government for failing in its promise to stop the exodus of young Macedonians from the country, and actually intensifying it instead. The most frequently asked question, as far as our dearest ones are concerned, is if we can stop...

Macedonia 21:35

USAID video promoting migrant integration causes concern in Macedonia

A video informing migrants about their rights in Macedonia published by the USAID agency caused a lot of pushback on social media and raised concerns that the country can be pushed to accept migrants for permanent settlement. The video is produced by USAID and MYLA, a left wing activist organization...

Macedonia 21:17

Russia will begin referring to Macedonia as “North Macedonia”

Russia informed the Macedonian Foreign Ministry that, in the future, it will use the name “Republic of North Macedonia. In the Russian note it is stated that it has received the information from the Macedonian Foreign Ministry that under the Prespa treaty and in line with the constitutional amendments,...

Macedonia 21:05

Mickoski calls on the voters to punish Zaev

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski called on the voters to punish Zoran Zaev and his Government for their lies and betrayed expectations. Mickoski blasted Zaev for the trial of opposition officials and activists who were sentenced to a record setting 211 years in prison for terrorism, over the April...

Macedonia 20:50

Forest fire spreads north of Skopje

A fire broke out in Skopska Crna Gora, the mountain north of the capital Skopje, amid forests and low vegetation. It is spreading in a difficult terrain, with little road access, and could endanger the villages Nikustak, Vistica and Matejce. A fire-fighting team from the forest management company has...

World 18:12

Dutch police still searching for the Turkish Islamist who killed three, wounded nine in Utrecht

The number of fatalities in the Islamist attack in the Dutch city of Utrecht rose to three, while the suspected gunman, Turkish immigrant Gokmen Tanis (37), is still at large. Tanis opened fire on the passengers of a tram, hitting a total of 12 people. Besides the three who he killed, one more remains...

Macedonia 18:03

Protest in Ohrid against the rebuilding of the Ali Pasha mosque minaret

The Svest organization from Ohrid is planning to hold protests in the ancient city’s bazaar against the construction of a large minaret at the Ali Pasha mosque. The mosque was built in the late XV or early XVI century, following the Ottoman conquest of the city, and the minaret, which used to tower...

Macedonia 17:45

Serbia sees Macedonia as base used to organize protests against its Government

A series of links between Zoran Zaev and business people close to the Serbian opposition, as well as a recent meeting in Skopje, are at the fore-front of Serbian official allegations that Zaev’s Government is involved in the unruly protests in Belgrade over the past several days. Serbian President...

Macedonia 15:56

France and the Netherlands still reluctant to back start of EU negotiations with Macedonia

Regardless of an overwhelming support amongst EU countries for the start of negotiations with our country, several Western European countries – most notably France and the Netherlands – are still reluctant to back this process, Hungary’s Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó has said after a working...

Macedonia 14:52

Zaev: I publicly say and I’m not running away from the fact that the amnesty happened when the state needed a two-thirds majority

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Monday that there are no announcements of a new amnesty, neither from the Ministry of Justice nor from the President, who, as he said, no longer has a legal possibility to do so. As Zaev said, the Law on amnesty of people accused of the events of 27 April was passed in...

Macedonia 14:19

Zaev: If Stevo loses from Siljanovska we will call for early parliamentary elections

Answering a question about the upcoming presidential election, Zoran Zaev announced that it is possible to call for early parliamentary elections, but only after the end of the presidential elections. If SDSM candidate Stevo Pendarovski loses in the upcoming presidential elections from VMRO-DPMNE’s...

World 12:54

Utrecht shooting: ‘One dead’ as man opens fire in tram

A gunman has opened fire inside a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht, killing one person and injuring several others, reports say, BBC reported. The area in the west of the city has been cordoned off by authorities, and emergency services are at the scene. Authorities said the gunman is still at large....

Economy 12:46

Average families will not even notice: VAT return will only be felt by the richest

With the VAT return measure, the poorest households will be able to return only 738 denars. The effects of the newly announced measure, which is to be launched by mid-year, will only be felt by the richest households that spend 1.2 million denars annually. With the VAT return, they will be able to return...

Economy 11:19

Tevdovski confirmed that the policies of VMRO-DPMNE in the economy were good

Yesterday, Dragan Tevdovski confirmed that the policies of VMRO-DPMNE in the economy were good, VMRO-DPMNE said, adding that Zoran Zaev and SDSM manipulate with the citizens. The fact that there are foreign investments that reinvest profit is a result of the successful policies of VMRO-DPMNE in the past....

Macedonia 11:01

Government and opposition kick off talks on SPO’s future

Working groups, set up after an agreement was made by PM Zoran Zaev and VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski at their joint meeting a week ago, will convene Monday in a bid to find a joint solution to the draft-law on the Public Prosecution’s Office and the future status of the Special Public Prosecution...

Macedonia 10:25

Cavkov’s daughter: They want to make my father look like a criminal in every way

Mitko Cavkov’s daughter says that the claims that her father had staged processes during his term as  Minister of Interior and as BJB director are lies and slander. She reacted to the comment of the former director of the Financial Intelligence Unit, Vane Cvetanov, that Cavkov destroyed families...

World 10:10

Flash floods, landslides in Indonesia’s Papua province leave 73 dead

The death toll from flash floods and landslides that hit Papua province in eastern Indonesia has increased to 73, as search-and-rescue personnel continue to scour debris for victims and survivors, officials said Sunday. “Most of the bodies were found under damaged houses and buried under materials...

Macedonia 09:47

Siljanovska: I do not have headquarters like Stevo and party soldiers who follow orders

I, unlike Stevo, do not have headquarters. I do not have people who carry out party orders as soldiers, hoping that if they do it well, the party will help them get employment, promotion or position in a management board. I have a team of people that are united by the love for the homeland and the desire...

Macedonia 09:35

Nominations for the presidential elections should be submitted to SEC by March 21

Nominations for the April 21 presidential elections should be submitted to the State Election Commission (SEC) by March 21 at the latest, whereas the campaign starts on April 1. In order to formalize the presidential nomination, candidates should submit 10,000 citizen signatures or 30 parliamentary...

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