Category: Macedonia
Macedonia 05.07.20 | 18:46

Mickoski calls on Ruskoska and Kacarska to act after the numerous attacks, threats and corruption scandals

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski responded to the latest leak showing a direct connection between the Zaev family and underworld figures plotting to silence opposition activists by burning their cars, and the protest from two top judiciary officials linked to Zaev after they were publicly named...

Macedonia 05.07.20 | 18:22

Incendiary bomb thrown at the house of Prilep police commissioner Spirkoski

The family home of Prilep police commissioner Kiril Spirkoski was firebombed overnight. Unknown attackers threw an incendiary device at about 3 in the morning. Spirkoski was able to extinguish the fire by himself. The attack did not cause serious damage to the house. Police said it is investigating the...

Macedonia 05.07.20 | 16:40

Seven deaths in one day, Skopje Covid-19 clinics remain full

Seven patients died of Covid-19 in the two key hospitals in Skopje over the past 24 hours, Five of them died in the “8th of September” hospital in Skopje, which provides mechanical ventilation to the most serious patients. They were aged 56, 62, 64, 65 and 82. Two more patients died in the...

Macedonia 05.07.20 | 16:18

Illegal construction at the site of the recent cafe fire in Skopje

A few months after the Fountain cafe in Skopje’s central Mavrovka mall was set on fire, there are signs of intense construction on the ruins. The cafe was targetted with an RPG last year, and was burnt down in an intense fire that blasted windows across the mall. Now, the area is enclosed and there...

Macedonia 05.07.20 | 16:08

VMRO on the latest audio leaks: The Zaev family made Macedonia a mafia state

The latest leaked audio conversation proves that Macedonia is ruled by a mafia family, that orders the torching of cars of opposition activists, and decides who gets to do business with cannabis, said VMRO-DPMNE spokesman Dimitar Arsovski, after the shocking leak that came out yesterday. In it, a mobster...

Macedonia 05.07.20 | 15:37

Thieves steal a million EUR in cash from a house in Skopje

Skopje police informed that they are investigating the reported robbery of a million EUR from a house in the Nerezi suburb. The homeowner reported a break-in that occurred on Saturday evening. He said that the thieves took 800.000 EUR he was keeping in his home, along with a significant amount of US...

Macedonia 05.07.20 | 13:08

Mass knife and gun fight in a village near Skopje – one killed, three injured

A man was killed and at least three were injured in a mass gun and knife fight that erupted yesterday evening in a restaurant in the village of Batinci, south-east of Skopje. Police said that the incident began as a heated argument, and at one point knives and guns were drawn. The casualty is S.P. (29),...

Macedonia 05.07.20 | 12:53

Doctor from Tetovo, who was months before his retirement, dies of the coronavirus

Arifikmet Deari (64), an urologist from Tetovo, is the first doctor to die from Covid-19 in Macedonia. The doctor had a prior neurological condition, said Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce. He died months before retiring. My condolences to the family. I urge medical professionals to take care of themselves,...

Macedonia 05.07.20 | 12:32

Janusev: Railway to Bulgaria, new border crossings and new motorways in the east

Igor Janusev, who leads the VMRO-DPMNE list of candidates in the 3rd, eastern electoral district, said that priorities for the party in the next four years will be completing the railway link to Bulgaria, and finishing several motorways that were initiated under the previous VMRO administration and left...

Macedonia 05.07.20 | 12:02

While the Macedonian healthcare system cracks under the coronavirus epidemic, Minister Filipce prioritises helping the SDSM election campaign

The opposition VMRO-DPMNE party called out Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce for intensifying his campaign events in support of the ruling SDSM party, while Macedonian healthcare is falling off the cliff, pushed to the brink by the Second Wave of the coronavirus epidemic. This past week Macedonia experienced...

Macedonia 05.07.20 | 11:11

VMRO-DPMNE campaigns in Prilep, Zaev – in Strumica

The opposition VMRO-DPMNE party will hold its central campaign event of the day in Prilep, where party leader Hristijan Mickoski will be joined with VP Aleksandar Nikoloski – who leads the party list in the Strumica – Prilep region. Mickoski will also visit Krusevo and Krivogastani, while...

Macedonia 05.07.20 | 10:52

Zaev revisits his controversial theory about the “multiethnic Macedonian nation”

In his MIA interview, SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev repeated his highly controversial position that the Macedonians are a “multiethnic nation”, which illustrates the confusion caused by the treaties Zaev signed with Greece and Bulgaria. We are friends with our five neighbors, the whole democratic...

Macedonia 04.07.20 | 23:09

From the hotbed of the Colored Revolution, Mickoski asks what happened with Zaev’s promises to fight corruption?

Speaking in Skopje’s downtown Centar district, which was the ground zero for the 2015 SDSM led Colored Revolution, VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski reminded the gathered citizens how Zoran Zaev betrayed the promises he made about ensuring the rule of law and a fight against corruption. When...

Macedonia 04.07.20 | 22:34

Zaev repeats his claim that the Macedonian language is becoming an official EU language

In an interview, SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev repeated his claim that the publication of a draft negotiating framework by the European Commission ensures that the Macedonian language is an official language of the European Union. The framework, which is subject to amendments from EU member states, declares...

Macedonia 04.07.20 | 22:25

Siljanovska shows off her dancing skills

Professor Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova, who leads the VMRO-DPMNE list in the 1st electoral district, took her campaign the TikTok route by posting a video of her dancing to Jailhouse Rock, while wearing the mandatory face mask. The young at heart candidate has also posted videos doing her yoga...

Macedonia 04.07.20 | 22:11

Streets flooded in Bitola after a torrential rain

A torrential summer rain caused flooding in parts of Bitola. Citizens are sharing pictures of cars half submerged in murky water and farmers are also reporting damages. Surprisingly, the rain affected even the higher areas of the city. It was a short but intense burst of rain, typical for the summer...

Macedonia 04.07.20 | 22:06

Nikoloski: We are ruled by bandits who destroy businesses and order cars to be set on fire

In Macedonia we have a ruling family that orders which businesses succeed and which fail, and that orders people’s cars to be set on fire, said VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski in Prilep, after the revelations in today’s leaked audio tape. Leaked tape shows henchmen of the...

Macedonia 04.07.20 | 21:46

Car torchings became common under the Zaev regime

The audio leak today, indicating involvement of the Zaev family in the burning of vehicles of opposition activists and political opponents turned the attention to the series of car torchings in the past several years that Zaev was in office. An early incident occurred in April 2017, when two cars were...

Macedonia 04.07.20 | 21:33

Mickoski asks voters to choose pride, economic renewal

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski asked the voters in Skopje’s Ilinden and Petrovec suburbs to choose whether they want to turn left and continue the humiliations and lack of justice, of to vote right and restore their pride. Do you want to vote for criminals who were given pardons, for people...

Macedonia 04.07.20 | 21:14

After asking VMRO for a minority Government, Zaev now says he’s open to coalition with DUI and/or AA

In an interview with the MIA state ran news agency, SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev said that he is open to a post-election coalition with DUI, but is also in talks with the Alliance of Albanians. Zaev said that he believes that SDSM and his Albanian coalition partner BESA will win the elections with enough...

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