Category: Macedonia
Macedonia 24.07.21 | 22:34

Zaev’s Government pledges to get serious about fighting corruption after the highly critical State Department report

After the rarely critical US State Department report that pointed the high level of corruption in Macedonia, the Zaev Government issued a statement insisting that it is determined to fight corruption. The report pointed out that Macedonia reached a historic low in the Transparency International report...

Macedonia 24.07.21 | 22:10

Local elections: Zaev expects that BESA will join him and DUI in a coalition

Zoran Zaev said that he expects his small coalition partner BESA to become part of his coalition for the local elections, with his SDSM party and with DUI. BESA threatened the very survival of Zaev’s Government as it is trying to challenge DUI for the mayoral position in Tetovo. Zaev said that SDSM...

Macedonia 24.07.21 | 22:02

Macedonia marks the 64th anniversary of the death of its first President, while his family remains persecuted to this day

On the 64th anniversary of the death of Macedonia’s first post-war President Metodija Andonov – Cento, his great-grandson Jane Cento said that his ideals live on. Jane Cento is sentenced to 15 years in prison for terrorism by the Zaev regime, over the April 27th 2017 incident in the Parliament. Eternal...

Macedonia 24.07.21 | 14:01

Daily corona report: Number of new cases remains elevated with 37 reported

The number of newly diagnosed coronavirus cases continues to remain elevated, with 37 reported today, slightly reversing the period of lull in the pandemic. Tetovo and Skopje continue to lead with the number of new cases, with 13 and 12 diagnosed persons. The total number of tests for the day was 4,264....

Macedonia Economy 24.07.21 | 13:47

VMRO-DPMNE: The Government brags about paying back a half a billion EUR loan, while adding 1.5 billion

Macedonia will add 1.5 billion EUR in new debt only this year, and it will reach dizziying 66 percent of GDP at 8.5 billion EUR, said the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party in a press release. The statement is to respond to Finance Minister Fatmir Besimi, who was boasting about paying off the final tranche...

Macedonia 24.07.21 | 13:26

Misajlovski: The State Department report outlines the crime and corruption of the Zaev Government

The latest US State Department report confirms that Zoran Zaev has dragged Macedonia to the bottom, and mired it in crime and corruption, said VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Vladimir Misajlovski. The report, published yesterday, notes corruption among Government officials, and selective targeting of crimes. Zoran...

Macedonia 24.07.21 | 13:08

Education Ministry is hiring 500 assistants to work with special needs children

The Education Ministry is hiring 500 teacher’s assistants, who will work with children with impairment and disabilities. Applicants should meet criteria for employment as public school teachers or have completed courses in special education and childcare. The posts will be in two schools in Skopje,...

Macedonia 24.07.21 | 09:31

Zaev’s adviser nominated as an “expert” member of the powerful Judicial Council

The Zaev regime is pushing a loyalist of his SDSM party onto the Judicial Council, warned VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski. The candidate is Tanja Cacarova Ilievska, who was Zaev’s adviser and sat on the board of the Macedonian Telekom as representative of the Government. Now she is being “repackaged”...

Macedonia 24.07.21 | 08:50

SDSM security kicked out a woman from an event with Education Minister Carovska

A woman from Bitola was kicked out from a political event staged by the ruling SDSM party because she tried to ask Education Minister Mila Carovska some questions. Dragana Spasevska said that she was stopped by security who asked her to show her SDSM party card. Spasevska does not have one, and was ordered...

Macedonia Sport 24.07.21 | 08:29

Goran Pandev expected to remain in Genoa for one more year

Macedonia’s best football player Goran Pandev is expected to sign a new, one year contract with Genoa. Pandev withdrew from the Macedonian national team after the historic run at the European Championship, and said that is also re-considering whether to continue with his career in Italy. It now...

Macedonia 23.07.21 | 22:50

Filipce: Almost one percent of the population were vaccinated in one day

Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce said that the vaccination rate is picking up, and that “almost one percent of the population was vaccinated today”. Macedonia has outdated population statistics, but Filipce is probably referring to a number of about 20,000 doses. Normally, on a good day,...

Macedonia 23.07.21 | 21:36

Math genius from Stip wins silver medal at the IMO international olympiad

13 years old math wiz from Stip Damjan Davkov won the silver medal at the IMO International Math Olympiad, while Blaze Suklevski and Nikola Spirovski won bronze medals. Davkov’s mother says that this makes him the youngest silver medal winner in Europe and the sixth younger in the world. This is...

Macedonia 23.07.21 | 21:26

Ahead of the elections, the SDSM Government increased hiring in the public sector eight times

Transparency International – Macedonia warns that the SDSM led coalition is stuffing the public sector with new employees in the run up to the municipal elections in October. Many of the new openings are for party activists who expect to be reimbursed for supporting the ruling parties. There were...

Macedonia 23.07.21 | 19:18

City of Skopje denies request from disability activists to set up a protest camp across the Parliament

The Menuvame coalition, which brings together persons with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities, was denied its request to set up protest tents across the street from the Macedonian Parliament. The group was entirely ignored earlier this week when it staged a small protest, and now...

Macedonia 23.07.21 | 19:09

In his rush to begin infrastructure projects before the elections, Zaev announces he will flood still privately owned land

Zoran Zaev was in Stip today in to support his SDSM party ahead of the municipal elections, and touted the start of construction of a dam on the Otinja river. But the opposition noted that key preparatory steps have not been made. The value of the project is over 300 million denars (5 million EUR) and...

Macedonia 23.07.21 | 19:03

The small LDP party turns critical of its coalition partner SDSM as it tries to raise its profile before the mayoral race in Bitola

The LDP party issued stern criticism at the SDSM led Government for the treatment of the city of Bitola. Even though LDP leader Goran Milevski is Minister precisely in charge of working with municipalities in the Zaev Government, he is also hoping to have a good result in the independent run in Bitola...

Macedonia 23.07.21 | 18:58

BESA will wait for more details about the SDSM – DUI coalition before it announces its next steps

Arianit Hoxha, from the BESA party, said that they are still examining the announcement of their coalition partners SDSM and DUI that they are forming a coalition for the coming municipal elections. BESA wants to challenge DUI for the mayoral seat in the largest Albanian majority city in Macedonia –...

Macedonia Economy 23.07.21 | 18:39

State Department warns potential investors in Macedonia about the high level of corruption

In its latest Investment climate report, the US State Department warns about the high level of corruption in Macedonia and the public disappointment with the deteriorating situation in this regard. …Macedonia has laws intended to counter bribery, abuse of official position, and conflicts-of-interest,...

Macedonia 23.07.21 | 17:03

Foreign Minister Stoev wants Macedonia to acknowledge the Bulgarian minority in its Constitution

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Svetlan Stoev asked Macedonia to amend its Constitution and list the Bulgarians as one of the minority groups living here. According to Stoev, that is one way for Macedonia to appease Bulgaria and secure the opening of EU accession talks. Stoev also chastised the Zaev regime...

Macedonia 23.07.21 | 16:53

Katica Janeva escorted to prison, will serve seven years for racketeering

Disgraced former Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva was escorted to the Idrizovo prison near Skopje today, to begin serving out her seven year sentence. Janeva was sentenced for extortion and racketeering – she was using her powerful position to launch charges against businessman Jordan Orce Kamcev...

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