Category: News
Macedonia 18.02.20 | 20:55

Fake news by Spasovski’s government: Nake Culev is not resigning

News was spread this evening that Interior Minister Nake Culev, in solidarity with Interim Minister of Labor and Social Policy Rasela Mizrahi, who was dismissed by Parliament, was preparing to submit his resignation to Interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski. It is completely fake news of Spasovski’s...

World 18.02.20 | 20:22

EU car sales down by 7.5 per cent in January

Sales of new cars in the European Union dropped year-on-year by 7.5 per cent in January, an industry group said Tuesday, blaming the fall on new taxes. Just under 957,000 new cars were registered in the EU last month, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) said in its monthly bulletin. “Major...

Macedonia 18.02.20 | 19:41

Nakov: Government march proves that SDSM itself is to blame for situation in judiciary

The government’s march for justice indirectly means a failure of the judiciary reforms, lawyer Aleksandar Nakov told Alsat. He says the government has had enough time to implement appropriate measures to improve the situation in the judiciary regarding citizen requests and international recommendations....

Macedonia 18.02.20 | 18:43

Culev: Spasovski procured 3,000 pairs of police boots that did not meet standards

The Ministry of Interior has indications of abuse of office in public procurement procedures of three thousand pairs of police boots from the “Pinko Kiril” company, worth 15 million denars, for which two accredited laboratories have found that they do not meet the requirements of the technical...

Economy 18.02.20 | 17:56

Government to subsidize purchase of air conditioners now when winter is over

At its 10th session today, the Government reviewed and adopted the implementation of an environmental measure to subsidize citizens with highly efficient inverter air conditioners for the needs of households in the municipalities of Bitola, Kicevo, Tetovo and the City of Skopje, which use energy inefficient...

Macedonia 18.02.20 | 17:35

Gonul Bajraktar to replace Rasela Mizrahi

Gonul Bajraktar, Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Policy, as concluded by the Government, is taking over the powers and responsibilities in managing the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy. At its 10th regular session, the Government of Macedonia adopted a conclusion, concluding that the conditions...

Macedonia 18.02.20 | 17:12

Igor Janusev: People expect change, they expect Macedonia’s renewal to finally come

VMRO-DPMNE Secretary-General Igor Janusev visited Tuesday the municipalities of Delcevo and Makedonska Kamenica as part of the “Macedonia’s Renewal is Coming” campaign. We visited a lot of companies, we met with citizens, we had several meetings with target groups, but we will also...

Economy 18.02.20 | 16:31

Coronavirus and Chinese tourists not affecting Macedonian tourism

Macedonian tourism will not be significantly affected by the negative effect of the coronavirus. About 7,000-10,000 Chinese tourists annually visit Macedonia, most often as part of regional tours, a relatively small number that has no major impact on the sector, says Agency for Tourism Promotion and...

Macedonia 18.02.20 | 16:00

Whose “privacy” is the court trying to protect?

The shocking decision to exclude the press from today’s hearing in the major racketeering scandal did nothing to quiet down the speculations in the public. On the contrary, the u-turn by organized crime prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska, who yesterday said that the latest batch of recordings will be seen...

Macedonia 18.02.20 | 15:22

Passports will be given only to citizens who urgently need them, new batch arrives in March

The Interior Ministry will issue passports only to the most urgent candidates. Due to the badly botched procurement process, which is rife with corruption allegations, there are currently only 3.700 blank passports, which doesn’t get even close to meeting public demand. Interior Minister Nake Culev...

Macedonia 18.02.20 | 15:15

Finance Minister Angelovska is hiding public spending records from her deputy

Interim Deputy Finance Minister Gordana Dimitrieska – Kocoska called out the interim Finance Minister Nina Angelovska for hiding the records showing how many public sector employees were added to the rolls since it was agreed to hold early elections on April 12. Dimitriska, who is nominated by...

Macedonia 18.02.20 | 15:04

Culev: All Racket evidence was given to Spasovski, and then forwarded to Ruskoska

Interior Minister Nake Culev said that all evidence related to the Racket scandal is given to the state prosecutors, and is no longer kept in the Interior Ministry. Culev was asked about the evidence as it became apparent that the prosecution is uneasy about presenting it in full – prosecutor Vilma...

Culture 18.02.20 | 14:47

Culture Ministry funds book by a nationalist author who claims that parts of Macedonia are “Eastern Albania”

The Culture Ministry approved funding for a book by Albanian nationalist history professor Vebi Xhemaili, who claims that the western areas of Macedonia should be marked as “Eastern Albania”. Xhemaili will receive 3.000 EUR for his book, as part of the national program. There is no Macedonia...

Macedonia 18.02.20 | 14:33

Balkan applicants raise the issue of Europe’s direction: Bloomberg editor proposes a three tier EU

After French President Emmanuel Macron blocked the opening of EU accession talks for Macedonia and Albania, a debate opened about whether the EU can continue to expand while at the same time deepening the integration and decision making. Bloomberg editor Andreas Kluth proposes that this dilemma is resolved...

Macedonia 18.02.20 | 12:51

Mickoski: Zaev’s brother met with one Racket defendant, while Zaev met with Katica Janeva before her arrest

Zoran Zaev’s brother Vice Zaev was meeting with one of the defendants in the Racket case. Surely they didn’t talk novels or poetry, I presume the topic of discussion were business deals, and inevitably, the racketeering scandal, said VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski, following an accidental...

Economy 18.02.20 | 12:08

Mickoski presents an ambitious infrastructure plan worth two billion EUR

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski presented an ambitions infrastructure development plan for the next four years, which he said will be implemented under a VMRO-DPMNe led Government. A key strategic project is finally building a highway that would connect Skopje with Macedonia’s second city...

Macedonia 18.02.20 | 11:50

Kathimerini warns that Zaev won’t win the elections running on NATO and EU

The Greek Kathimerini paper predicts that Zoran Zaev’s Government will not be saved by the expected NATO accession and the opening of EU accession talks. The Greek conservative paper notes that the NATO flag was raised in Skopje even though the ratification is not yet complete, and sees the move...

Macedonia 18.02.20 | 11:40

Prosecutor Ruskoska removes the press as Boki 13’s “Pandora’s box” is about to open

Despite yesterday’s announcement that the public will be involved, prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska today asked that the Racket trial is held behind closed doors, and the judge removed the press. The move comes as the court was supposed to hear additional tapes recorded by defendant Zoran Mileski –...

Macedonia 18.02.20 | 11:10

“What kind of a Government protests against itself? What kind of a person intimidates the courts like this?”

The March for justice, organized by the ruling SDSM party on Monday evening, was an unheard case of a Government protesting itself, and a brutal attempt to threaten the judiciary, said VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Ilija Dimovski. The march was a dud, with mere hundreds of SDSM supporters joining Zoran...

Macedonia 18.02.20 | 10:48

New EU progress reports on Macedonia and Albania will be presented in early March

The European Commission will present its new progress report on Macedonia and Albania in the first days of March. The state run MIA news agency says that the report will be published when it’s clear that all EU member states will approve the opening of accession talks, which were vetoed by France...

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