Category: Macedonia
Macedonia 22.07.21 | 23:13

Sanja Lukarevska acknowledges that the SDSM candidate in Lozovo is abusive toward women, but says that he will remain the party’s nominee

SDSM party deputy leader Sanja Lukarevska was asked today about the party’s mayoral candidate in the Lozovo municipality Aco Velkovski, who is notorious for mistreatment of his employees, including harassment of female workers. Lukarevska agreed that Velkovski is not a suitable candidate for a...

Macedonia Sport 22.07.21 | 22:29

Rexhepi ordered into isolation, won’t be able to be a flag bearer at the Olympics opening ceremony

Judoist Arbresha Rexhepi will not be able to participate in the Olympics opening ceremony, where she was expected to carry the Macedonian flag, along with taekwondo competitor Deja Georgievski. Rexhepi is ordered into partial isolation in Japan, after a coronavirus carrier was on her flight. Still, she...

Macedonia 22.07.21 | 22:24

Court refused request to send Zaev’s right hand man Raskovski back to prison

The court refused a request from the prosecution to again detain Zoran Zaev’s former chief of staff Dragi Raskovski. Raskovski was detained for a month and half, after he was charged with corruption and abuse of office, but was released into house arrest, despite clear indications that he can influence...

Macedonia 22.07.21 | 21:19

Boki 13 carried off to prison

Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13 was transported to the Idrizovo prison today, to begin serving out his sentence of nine years in prison, for the major Racket scandal. It’s not clear whether his co-defendant, disgraced prosecutor Katica Janeva, will follow suit today or later – she has been...

Macedonia 22.07.21 | 19:52

Ruling majority gives up on its attempt to push ahead with the identity cards bill

The proposal to amend the law on identity cards was postponed today at the Political System Committee. VMRO-DPMNE protested the proposal, and accused Speaker Talat Xhaferi of abusing his position to advance the bill. After a heated debate, the ruling majority was forced to give up in its attempt, but...

Macedonia 22.07.21 | 19:47

Parliament will discuss the “red lines” resolution next week

The members of Parliament overwhelmingly agreed to discuss the proposed resolution on the negotiations with Bulgaria next week. The resolution is proposed by VMRO-DPMNE, and it calls for the establishment of clear “red lines” kin the talks, that will prevent the Zaev regime from negotiating...

Macedonia 22.07.21 | 19:31

Residential development worth 28 million EUR planned near lake Treska

After the municipal zoning changes in January, a large new development was announced in the Saraj district, just west of Skopje, on the Treska river. Leak shows major development being planned at the site of lake Treska The 28 million EUR development was touted by Zoran Zaev today, who said that the...

Macedonia Economy 22.07.21 | 19:26

Mickoski: Trading with crypto currencies needs to be legalized

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski underlined the need to allow trade with crypto currencies in Macedonia. Even from the opposition, VMRO-DPMNE will propose a bill that will allow trade and keeping of cryptocurrencies in Macedonia. We will offer a law that will formalize the trade, without a value...

Macedonia 22.07.21 | 19:23

Mickoski and Ambassador Byrnes meet to discuss corruption and Biden’s executive order

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski met with US Ambassador to Macedonia Kate Byrnes today. Byrnes tweeted that the topic of discussion was the executive order announced by President Biden, to fight corruption in the Balkans and preserve the regional treaties the US stands behind. The E.O. reflects...

Macedonia 22.07.21 | 19:15

Zaev and Ahmeti announce a coalition for the local elections in October

Zoran Zaev announced that he reached agreement with Ali Ahmeti for a pre-election coalition between his SDSM party and DUI in the October local elections. The agreement will mean that the two parties will support each other in the first round in some municipalities, while in others, they will support...

Macedonia 22.07.21 | 16:50

Parliament committees prepare to vote on the controversial citizenship law

Tensions are growing in the Parliament as the SDSM led majority wants to hold a committee vote on the controversial new law for citizenship, which is on the wish list of the Albanian opposition parties. If adopted, the law would allow ethnic Albanians and others to claim Macedonian citizenship simply...

Macedonia 22.07.21 | 16:34

Vucic wants to rename the Mini Schengen initiative

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic announced that the so-called Mini-Schengen initiative for regional cooperation will be renamed, since it has little to do with EU’s Schengen treaty. Vucic and Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama are jockeying for a dominant position in the group that has Macedonia...

Macedonia 22.07.21 | 16:31

Farmers will block construction of the Stip – Kocani expressway

Farmers from three villages in the Cesinovo – Oblesevo district will protest on Saturday and block construction of the next section of the Stip – Kocani expressway. The farmers say that the road will cut them off from their farms. They demand that the project is redrawn and that it provides...

Macedonia 22.07.21 | 15:54

70-year-old patient from Skopje dies, 17 new COVID-19 cases

Out of 2,869 COVID-19 tests carried out in Macedonia in the past 24 hours, 17 new cases were registered, 7 patients recovered and a 70-year old patient from Skopje passed away, the Health Ministry said on Thursday. Since the outbreak of the epidemic, Macedonia has registered 155,981 confirmed coronavirus...

Macedonia 22.07.21 | 15:51

Boki and Katica Janeva to be transferred to prison

The Criminal Court received the decision of the Appellate Court, which decided to confirm the prison sentences of Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13 and Katica Janeva, nine years and seven years respectively. After the case is completed, it will be forwarded to a judge for execution of sanctions, who...

Macedonia 22.07.21 | 14:51

Zaev says SDSM fine with holding local elections on October 17

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Thursday SDSM is fine with holding the elections on October 17, as the opposition requires, if all parties agree to this, adding he had given the proposal to hold the elections on October 31 due to the overlapping of the election campaign with the Census. It is very important...

Macedonia 22.07.21 | 14:04

Citizenship to be acquired with paid water, electricity bills and without knowledge of Macedonian

The new citizenship bill that is to be discussed by the MPs today envisages 16 ways for the applicant to acquire Macedonian citizenship, and enough proof of that is a document that they finished school in the country, that they went to a doctor’s appointment, that they have property or a savings...

Macedonia 22.07.21 | 13:25

According to which calendar will we celebrate the Ilinden holiday jointly – According to the Macedonian or according to the Bulgarian?

Bulgarians and Macedonian Bulgarians in Bulgaria and the Republic of Macedonia have already celebrated the Ilinden holiday. With appropriate celebrations, they did it two days ago, on July 20. Thus, the Macedonian Scientific Institute organized a modest ceremony in the center of Blagoevgrad, while the...

Macedonia 22.07.21 | 13:11

Vučić says he had successful conversation with Zaev and Rama

Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić on Thursday had an online meeting involving preparations for the Economic Forum for Regional Cooperation, organized together with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama and Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. Very successful conversation with Zaev and Rama dedicated to...

Macedonia 22.07.21 | 12:07

Siljanovska Davkova: With the current government, not only Macedonia is a weak country, but a country in decline

MP Gordana Siljanovska Davkova said at VMRO-DPMNE’s event in the municipality of Karpos that Macedonia with SDSM in power is not only a weak country, but a country in decline. Siljanovska Davkova pointed out that those who rule contrary to the general interest is a tyrant and asked if the citizens...

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