Category: News
Macedonia 21.01.20 | 22:36

Macedonian environmentalists surprised after Swedish diplomats list Skopje as a model city in fighting air pollution

Green Front, an association of environmental groups, wrote to the Swedish embassy in Bosnia regarding their Facebook post in which they declared Macedonia and its capital Skopje as models for reducing air pollution. Both Skopje and Sarajevo are frequently featured among the most polluted capital cities...

Culture 21.01.20 | 22:23

Hatidze will be going to the Oscars

The Macedonian Government announced it will pay for Hatidze Muratova and the team of the Honeyland documentary film to travel to the Oscars ceremony. The movie which portrays the hardscrabble life of wild bee keeper Hatidze has been nominated in two categories – the best documentary film and best...

Balkans 21.01.20 | 22:16

V4: Record numbers of migrants arrive from Turkey

Frontex has revealed that the number of migrants arriving to the EU from Turkey in 2019 increased by 46 percent compared with the previous year , the V4 news agency reported. According to a report published by Frontex, the EU’s Coast and Border Agency, 2019 saw a drastic increase in the number...

Macedonia 21.01.20 | 22:05

Milososki: Zaev is trying to preserve Katica Janeva’s team

Antonio Milososki from VMRO-DPMNE said that one of the problems in the negotiations for a new law on state prosecutors is that the ruling SDSM party demands secure posts for the deputies of now disgraced former Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva. Janeva is charged with a spectacular amount of corruption...

Economy 21.01.20 | 21:58

Zaev asks for another mandate so he can focus on the economy

Former Prime Minister Zoran Zaev asked the voters for another four year mandate, promising that this time he will focus on the economy. Zaev used broad terms about his economic program, but promised to grow the economy. I will personaly dedicate myself with enormous dominance in the economy, so there...

Macedonia 21.01.20 | 20:33

Jasmin Rexhepi denies reports of his terrorist ties, claims that the Gaza flotilla he participated in was a humanitarian operation

Jasmin Rexhepi, the husband of SDSM activist Mersiha Smailovic, confirmed that he was part of the 2010 Gaza flotilla incident, but still announced that he will sue journalist Ljupco Zlatev who revealed this. VIDEO: Anti-Semitic SDSM official married to Gaza flotilla terrorist In an interview with a...

Macedonia 21.01.20 | 20:12

Siljanovska on the “North Macedonian cuisine” label: Every day brings another humiliation

Former presidential candidate Gordana Siljanovska Davkova strongly condemned the way Macedonian food and cuisine were presented at the recent Green Week fair in Berlin, where the term “North Macedonian cuisine” was used. The presentation caused strong adverse reactions in Macedonia, where...

Macedonia 21.01.20 | 20:02

New manager appointed at Skopje’s main dump site after fears it is being used to burn imported garbage

The main Skopje waste dumping and management site – Drisla – was placed under a new management today after the scandalous revelation that its previous manager was importing garbage from Italy to Bulgaria. Goran Angelov was replaced with a new manager, Kosta Nacevski, after Bulgaria initiated...

Macedonia 21.01.20 | 19:53

VMRO will prepare its own law on state prosecutors

VMRO-DPMNE will prepare its own draft law for state prosecutors. This was announced after party representatives, Timco Mucunski from VMRO and Bojan Maricic from SDSM, met today to discuss the SDSM proposal which was already floated around. Adopting this law again became an important issue, after the...

Macedonia 21.01.20 | 17:11

ELEM plans to hire 200 political activists in time for the elections, VMRO claims

The state run ELEM energy company, which has frequently been accused of hiring the close relatives of SDSM and DUI party officials over the past several years, is preparing to add 200 people to its rolls before the April 12 elections. This is clear political abuse and nepotism on the part of the outgoing...

Macedonia 21.01.20 | 17:02

Woman from Bosilovo near Strumica has been missing since Saturday morning

A 28 year old woman from the village of Bosilovo near Strumica was declared missing by her husband. Marija Brzakova as last seen on Saturday morning, but she was only reported missing on Monday afternoon. The police called on anybody who sees her to report it immediately.

Macedonia 21.01.20 | 16:57

Sekerinska promotes the pre-election defense salary hikes

Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska is busily promoting salary hikes and benefit perks for soldiers and Ministry employees, which are being approved just in time for the April 12 elections. This is the second salary increase, starting at the end of this month,and salaries for civilian will go up by 10...

Macedonia 21.01.20 | 16:48

VMRO: Interior Ministry officials refused to sign off on the illegal passport procurement contract

VMRO-DPMNE held a press conference today to demand answers about the highly suspicious contract for new passports from the German Veridos company worth 20 million EUR. Serious violations reported in a passport printing contract rushed by the Interior Ministry The contract was rushed through the Interior...

World 21.01.20 | 15:39

Greta Thunberg in Davos: ‘Nothing has been done’ to tackle the climate crisis

Greta Thunberg took the stage at the World Economic Forum Tuesday to admonish world leaders for doing “basically nothing” to reduce carbon emissions despite evidence of a looming climate catastrophe, CNN reported. Speaking just hours before President Donald Trump’s appearance at...

Macedonia 21.01.20 | 14:54

Dimitrov in Davos: It is high time to start accession negotiations

It is high time for our country to take a step forward on its European path – the opening of the deserved accession negotiations with the EU, Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov said Tuesday during the “Diplomatic Dialogue on the Western Balkans” session, held as part of the World Economic...

World 21.01.20 | 14:38

Deadly new virus spreads across China as international concern rises

A new strain of coronavirus is spreading across China, where medical authorities said on Tuesday that at least 291 people had been infected and six had died. Seventy-seven new cases were identified on Monday alone, according to the National Health Commission. Another 54 patients were suspected of carrying...

Macedonia 21.01.20 | 14:11

Dimitrov met with Borisov in Davos

At a meeting with Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov on the sidelines of the Davos World Economic Forum 2020 on Tuesday, Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has reaffirmed his country’s support for start of EU accession talks with Macedonia. Borisov expressed the expectation that the work...

Macedonia 21.01.20 | 13:45

Minister Mizrahi visits mother and son from Veles who live in terrible conditions

Minister of Labor and Social Policy Rasela Mizrahi visited a mother and son in Veles who live in dire conditions and are in urgent need of state help. They are beneficiaries of reduced mobility assistance but the funds are not sufficient for medicines, food or heating. We visited Jordan Jovanov’s...

Macedonia 21.01.20 | 13:22

Osmani: Elections to be held according to European standards, show that the state deserves to be part of the EU

Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Bujar Osmani met with SEC President Oliver Derkovski and said after the meeting that the most important thing now is to hold fair and democratic elections because of the European integration process. This is really the case this time. All the member states will...

Macedonia 21.01.20 | 13:16

Which European statesman welcomed Zaev in their capital – no one!

VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski said Tuesday morning on TV Alfa that if the court did not complete its work on the SPO and the “Racket” case, then VMRO-DPMNE said it will disclose new revelations on the case. He added that he hopes that after April 12, Macedonia will have a...

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