Category: Macedonia
Macedonia 16:17

Sekerinska expects Macedonia to take its seat in NATO in a matter of weeks

Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska said on Monday that Macedonia is “weeks away” from taking a seat in NATO. Meeting General Joseph Lengyel who heads the US National Guard Bureau, Sekerinska said that Macedonia fulfilled its obligations under the Prespa treaty and now expects that Greece...

Macedonia 14:08

Karakamiseva: Albanians make up less than 17 percent of Macedonia’s population

Due to the lack of reliable census results in Macedonia, law professor and political activist Tanja Karakamiseva published data on the number of total citizenships issued in the country. According to Karakamiseva, the results show that ethnic Albanians amount to less that 17 percent of the total population,...

Macedonia 13:56

Extreme levels of air pollution delay start of school year in four cities

Following the exceptionally high levels of air pollution, the Macedonian Government was forced to order public institutions and to ask private businesses to allow elderly employees, pregnant and sick employees to stay home. Concentrations of PM10 particles, emitted from burning wood and refuse for heat...

Macedonia 13:50

UN envoy Nimetz calls on Greece to ratify the Macedonia name deal

Macedonia name issue negotiator Matthew Nimetz called on Greece to ratify the deal under which Macedonia would be renamed into North Macedonia. The Macedonian Parliament already ratified the deal, after a number of members of Parliament were threatened with criminal charges, and despite President Ivanov’s...

Macedonia 09:49

Mitsotakis condemns use of tear gas against protesters, will oppose the Macedonia name deal in Parliament

Greek opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis strongly condemned the use of force and tear gas against tens of thousands of protesters who gathered in Athens yesterday to rally against the Macedonia name deal pushed by the Alexis Tsipras Government. The Greek people spoke out today and we all must listen...

Macedonia 17:45

Major clashes during Macedonia name rally in Athens

Tens of thousands of Greek protesters descended to downtown Athens today to rally against the name deal for Macedonia which Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras negotiated with Zoran Zaev. Protesters attempted to push through the police lines and enter the Parliament building, while the police responded...

Macedonia 13:05

Speech about destroying America through Balkanization resonates strongly in 2019 Macedonia

Macedonian news sites widely shared the remarks of former Colorado Governor Richard Lamm broadcast on the Mark Levin show, on how to destroy a nation. While Lamm is talking about the United States in his famous 2003 remarks, his comments about how bilingualism, multiculturalism, the grievance culture,...

Macedonia 12:47

Video of disappointed SDSM supporter praying for Gruevski’s return goes viral

A video of a former SDSM supporter calling into a pro-Government TV station went viral in Macedonia. In the video, the caller says that he can’t forgive himself for working to bring down the Nikola Gruevski Government, only to have Macedonia renamed and humiliated and the economy ran into the ground...

Macedonia 12:39

Mickoski to Zaev: cut short your skiing trip in Germany and let’s have early elections

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski called on Prime Minister Zoran Zaev to “stop hiding” in Germany and come back to Macedonia to declare early general elections. In aninterview with Press24, Mickoski  says that the series of moves by Zaev to rename Macedonia and to make the Albanian language...

Macedonia 16:00

Ivan Loteski retrieves Ohrid cross

Ivan Loteski from Ohrid is the believer who retrieved the Holy Cross after Bishop Timotej, the Metropolitan of the Debar-Kichevo Eparchy, threw it into the waters of Ohrid Lake on Saturday morning. “This is the second time I’ve caught the cross,” Loteski told MIA’s Ohrid correspondent. “I didn’t...

Macedonia 15:53

Kristijan Ninevski retrieves the holy cross in Skopje

Kristijan Ninevski from Skopje retrieved from Vardar River on Saturday the Holy Cross the Archbishop of Ohrid and Macedonia HH Stefan cast on the waters as part of the Orthodox Epiphany celebration. This is Ninevski’s first time to fish out the crucifix despite participating in the annual Epiphany...

Macedonia 14:02

Mickoski expects the Constitutional Court to overturn language law

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski said that, it the Constitutional Court is able to rise above politics, it should clearly reject the law on the use of languages under which the Albanian language was made official across Macedonia in violation of the 2001 Ohrid peace treaty. The law was adopted a...

Macedonia 13:53

Nine year old Hristijan caught the holy cross in Debar

Nine year old Hristijan Jakovlevski from Debar caught the holy cross during today’s Epiphany celebration. He was one of the three young boys who jumped into the St. Petka church pool to retrieve the cross on the day of Christ’s baptism, which is believed will bring him good luck throughout...

Macedonia 13:45

One of the prison guards who attacked Cento posted threats against opposition activists on Facebook

After the attack on Jane Cento, opposition political activist who has been kept in detention for more than a year, Facebook comments from one of the prison guards who attacked him show that the assault has been premeditated. Cento told the press he has been beaten by a dozen of prison guards and their...

Macedonia 13:33

Wife of Zaev’s attack journalist says she had to be hospitalized for hours after his assault

Marina Ivanovska, the wife of one of the most outspoken journalist supporters of Zoran Zaev, rejected his claims that she was the one who attacked him during the incident that happened on Thursday evening, when the police had to intervene in their apartment and protect their five year old child. Sashe...

Macedonia 23:46

All in the family – suspicious public contract in the Customs Office

Another suspicious public contracts is being reported in the Customs Office. A company owned Georgi Gosev, husband of the director of the Financial issues department Saska Sasek – Goseva, was awarded a contract worth nearly 4 million denars (65.000 EUR). Sasek – Goseva used only her maiden...

Macedonia 23:35

Cento attacked by prison guards

Political prisoner Jane Cento was attacked by prison guards today. Cento, grandson of the first Macedonian President and World War Two commander Metodija Andonov – Cento, is charged with “terrorism” by the SDSM Government and refused the offer of amnesty. A dozen of officers attacked...

Macedonia 22:38

Justice Minister Deskoska supports holding early general elections in April

Justice Minister Renata Deskoska says that her SDSM party should accept holding early general elections along with the presidential scheduled in spring. Deskoska is the first high ranking SDSM official who accepted the initiative from the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party to call for early general elections. Her...

Macedonia 22:34

Zaev’s main attack journalist accused of assaulting his wife

Police had to intervene to separate one of the leading media supporters of Zoran Zaev and his SDSM party, Sashe Ivanovski, from his wife during a heated argument on Thursday evening in which knives were also involved. The couple’s five year old son witnessed the fight and was extremely disturbed...

Macedonia 22:22

President Ivanov: We must not question the right of the Macedonian people to exist

Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov held a reception for the diplomatic corps in Skopje, telling them that he would not change a single word of his criticism of the developments in Macedonia which he expressed in the United Nations General Assembly and in his latest speech before the Parliament. At the...

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