Category: Macedonia
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...

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,...

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...

Macedonia 13.11.19 | 13:04

Gruevski will not be prosecuted in “Trajectory” case due to expired statute of limitations

Former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski will not be prosecuted for abuses in the construction of the Stip-Miladinovci and Kicevo-Ohrid highways in the “Trajectory” case due to expired statute of limitations, the Criminal Court confirmed on Wednesday. This comes after Gruevski’s ex officio lawyer...

Macedonia 13.11.19 | 12:37

Shefshet wanted to take projects for production of sniper ammunition from the Serbs?

The truth is unfolding about the arrested businessman from Macedonia Shefshet Demirovski. According to Kurir.rs, he wanted to buy ammunition for 12.7mm large-caliber sniper rifle from the Serbian Ammunition factory Prvi Partizan. The projects were to be handed over by two factory engineers but all...

Macedonia 13.11.19 | 11:13

German FM Heiko Maas pays visit to Macedonia, to meet Dimitrov and Pendarovski

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas pays Wednesday a visit to Macedonia. Maas will meet with President Stevo Pendarovski and Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov. Dimitrov and Maas will exchange views on the latest developments in the country’s internal political situation, the outcome of the last...

Macedonia 13.11.19 | 10:36

Pendarovski to attend Moscow Victory Day Parade, while Ivanov was criticized about it

President Stevo Pendarovski announced that he will attend the Moscow Victory Day Parade, marking the 75th anniversary from the end of World War II, in Moscow on 9 May 2020. He announced this after meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Paris. The invitation to Pendarovski comes directly...

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