Category: News
Macedonia 14.11.19 | 11:51

“Merkel kept Macedonia coupled with Albania to avoid being labeled Islamophobic”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacted emotionally at the proposal to decouple Macedonia from Albania and said it would make the EU look Islamophobic, writes former Portugese State Secretary for Europe Bruno Macaes. Macedonia’s best chance to open EU accession talks in October was a stand-alone...

Macedonia 14.11.19 | 11:20

Three journalists attacked by a large group of thugs yesterday evening in Skopje

Three journalists were attacked by a group consisting of eight people yesterday evening in Skopje. Ljupco Cvetanovski, who works in the Alfa TV – an outlet outspokenly critical of the Zaev regime, Dejan Andonovic and Petar Serafimovski were assaulted as they were leaving a restaurant in the Vlae...

Macedonia 14.11.19 | 10:59

Zaev meets with Mitsotakis and Borisov in Solun

Zoran Zaev is attending the regional summit with Greece and Bulgaria taking place in Solun/Thessaloniki. This afternoon Zaev will meet with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov. The summit is organized by the Greek and American chambers of commerce and Zaev...

Macedonia 14.11.19 | 10:14

VMRO list of candidates will underline that the party is under a new management

VMRO-DPMNE will nominate fresh candidates to lead the party’s six lists for the early general elections, and most of the candidates will also be nominated for the first time, said opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski. The party underwent a major overhaul over the traumatic events of the past several...

Economy 13.11.19 | 22:07

VMRO leadership announces urgent economic reforms during meeting with regional IMF representatives

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski met with a delegation from the IMF, led by the Stephanie EBle, head of the newly founded Western Balkan IMF office, and Bergljot Barkbu who leads the Macedonian office. The opposition party discussed the political and economic situation in Macedonia with the IMF...

Macedonia 13.11.19 | 20:59

Mickoski raised the issue of corruption and stalled EU integrations during his meeting with German Foreign Minister Maas

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski met with the German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas today, to discuss the situation in Macedonia, including the major corruption scandals involving the Zaev Government and the EU integration process, the opposition party said in its press release. Mickoski pointed...

Macedonia 13.11.19 | 19:30

Afghan migrant woman reported raped in the village of Lojane

Two Iranian migrants reported to Kumanovo police that they witnessed the rape of an Afghan woman in the village of Lojane, on the border with Serbia. The two men approached police officers in the migrant center at the Tabanovce border crossing. They reported that several men attacked them in Lojane,...

Culture 13.11.19 | 19:23

Actors kicked out from the Gostivar theater claim they’re pressured for political reasons

Visar Viska, the Colored Revolution activist who was appointed acting director of the Gostivar theater, called the police on two actors after an incident erupted during a rehearsal. The actors claim that they were part of the play, but Viska removed them. We came for the rehearsal, but we were led out...

World 13.11.19 | 19:08

Ton of cocaine washed ashore in France

In the one month since mid-October, when the first small and strange, black packages appeared on the Atlantic coast of France, more than a tonne of cocaine has been washed ashore. Authorities have launched an investigation to find out where the huge amount of particularly pure cocaine (83 per cent purity)...

Macedonia 13.11.19 | 19:03

German Foreign Minister Maas says that the French demand to change the enlargement process should not block Macedonia’s EU accession talks

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas supports the proposal that Macedonia is allowed to open EU accession talks while the changes to the EU enlargement process which France insists upon are agreed and implemented. Macedonia made this request after France vetoed the opening of EU accession talks, citing...

Macedonia 13.11.19 | 18:42

Zekir Ramcilovic elected as Deputy Parliament Speaker as his former VMRO colleagues ask him: was it worth it?

Members of Parliament elected Zekir Ramcilovic, the Bosniak party representative who was initially elected on the VMRO-DPMNE ticket, as the next Deputy Parliament Speaker. Ramcilovic is there to replace Vesel Memedi, who withdrew from the Parliament. Ramcilovic was expelled from VMRO-DPMNE along with...

Macedonia 13.11.19 | 17:58

Boki 13’s lawyer says his client can die if he remains in prison

Saso Dukovski, the lawyer defending accused high level extortionist Bojan Jovanovski, made a dramatic appeal to the public today, insisting that Boki 13 has a number of serious health issues and that he is in danger of dying if he remains detained. Boki 13 had a gastric bypass surgery which he claims...

Macedonia 13.11.19 | 17:46

Zaev was not on the plane as it developed a technical issue, pilot managed to land safely in Skopje

Airport authorities confirmed that the Government jet had an emergency landing at the Skopje airport. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev was not in the plane at the time, which only carried the flight crew. Acording to the MIA news agency, the pilot observed an urgent issue with the front wheel of the plane and...

News Macedonia 13.11.19 | 17:37

Mickoski: SDSM left a long list of ignored education reforms and undercuts teacher salaries

Following his press conference in which he outlined all the unfulfilled promises the SDSM party made regarding the energy sector, VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski today pointed to dozens of reforms SDSM said will initiate in the education sector, but never did. Mickoski presents a long list of...

Macedonia 13.11.19 | 17:03

Zaev’s plane returned to the Skopje airport after take-off due to an unspecified issue

The Government’s plane carrying Prime Minister Zoran Zaev to the Solun/Thessaloniki regional summit returned to the Skopje airport after take-off due to an unspecified issue. The Veer daily reports that the plane took off as scheduled, bugt then unexpectedly returned. Greece is hosting a summit...

Macedonia 13.11.19 | 15:28

Man who says 450,000 Macedonians are “the greatest evil” most likely to be new ambassador to NATO

Government adviser Dane Taleski has angered the citizens on social networks after insulting VMRO-DPMNE voters on the “Samo vistina” show in which he debated with Timco Mucunski. He said that “Macedonia’s largest party and its 450,000 voters are “the greatest evil”. Taleski...

Macedonia 13.11.19 | 15:15

Expensive feasibility study not valid: Sekerinska will not give the pilot training center to the Swedish helicopter company

Uncertainties over the public-private partnership between the government and the “Swedish helicopter consortium” company for the formation of a helicopter unit for medical purposes continue. This particularly refers to the Pilot Training Center which, according to a government-commissioned...

Macedonia 13.11.19 | 14:47

Pendarovski on meeting with Soros: Productive meeting

President Stevo Pendarovski informed on Facebook about the meeting with the son of billionaire George Soros Alexander Soros as part of the Paris Peace Forum. Productive meeting with Alexander Soros during my visit to Paris and exchange of views on the current situation in the region. Alexander briefed...

Macedonia 13.11.19 | 14:27

Zekiri: SDSM resurrected DUI, and it used to say they were criminals

SDSM Vice President and MP Muhamed Zekiri thinks his party has resurrected DUI, and the Albanian electorate is also very angry and disappointed with them. He emphasized that SDSM particularly revived DUI during the 2017 local elections when it formed a pre-election coalition with the Albanian party. Zekiri...

World 13.11.19 | 13:46

Creator of “Colored Revolution” in Macedonia behind Morales’s downfall in Bolivia

The leader of the CANVAS organization, Srdjan Popovic is behind the downfall of the Bolivian President Evo Morales, Republika.rs writes. The former leader of the “Otpor” organization that “democratically” overthrew many governments around the world is also behind the Bolivian...

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