Category: News
Macedonia 21.05.19 | 11:41

Ljupco Ristovski: SDSM and Zaev spent 9 billion euros in two years

Professor Ljupco Ristovski said on the “Samo vistina” show that in the past two years the government of SDSM and Zoran Zaev has spent a staggering 9 billion euros, while the citizens did not see any major infrastructure project being realized. For the sake of truth, this government spent...

Macedonia 21.05.19 | 11:15

Greek aircrafts conduct test flights in Macedonia’s airspace

The first test flight for NATO’s Air Policing mission (safeguarding airspace) is being carried out Tuesday morning in Macedonia’s airspace. Aircrafts of the armed forces of Greece are carrying out the flights. The aim of the flights is to check the communications and radar coverage of our...

Culture 21.05.19 | 10:10

British violin virtuoso Vanessa Mae to open 2019 Ohrid Summer festival

The 59th Ohrid Summer festival will open on July 12 with the concert of world-renowned British violinist Vanessa Mae, accompanied by the orchestra of Macedonian Philharmonic and Macedonian Opera and Ballet vocal soloists, under the baton of Bulgaria’s Ivan Kozhuharov. As the director of the Ohrid...

World 21.05.19 | 09:45

Austrian government collapses, all FPÖ ministers resign

Austria’s far-right interior minister, Herbert Kickl, has been fired in the wake of the “Ibiza” corruption scandal that has engulfed the Freedom party (FPÖ), leading to the complete collapse of the country’s governing coalition, Guardian reports. In response to the sacking, the remaining Freedom...

News 21.05.19 | 00:24

Tsipras tells the Financial Times that Gruevski was unwilling to give up on Macedonia’s name

In a fawning interview published by the Financial Times, Greek leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras describes how Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski was unwilling to accept his overture to rename Macedonia. Gruevski was deposed in an internationally supported campaign whose apparent goal was...

Macedonia 21.05.19 | 00:11

Maniacal car race recorded in Skopje

Shocking footage of high speed car races appeared online. The site appears to be the Gjorce Petrov district in the west of Skopje. A social media user posted the footage in which, cars moving at normal speeds are overtaken by several cars blazing past them easily at 150 kilometers per hour. This is a...

Macedonia 21.05.19 | 00:01

Bulgarian citizen arrested trying to smuggle Iraqi migrants into Serbia

A Bulgarian citizen who attempted to transport eight Iraqi migrants from Macedonia into Serbia was detained for 30 days. The man picked up the migrants in Solun/Thessaloniki, and managed to smuggle them into Macedonia hidden in a specially made compartment in top of his van. The group crossed through...

Macedonia 20.05.19 | 23:56

Zaev insists his purge will begin in June

From his economic conference in Vienna, Zoran Zaev repeated his threat that he will begin purging corrupt officials from his Government in June. There is a quality period of ten days, 12 ahead of us until the start of JUne, and I intend to come out with specific proposals for the names of people who...

Macedonia 20.05.19 | 23:51

Twitter leaps to the defense of taxi driver who recorded Pavle Bogoevski’s cocaine purchase

With state prosecutors seemingly intenet to go after a taxi driver suspected of recording powerful SDSM member of Parliament Pavle Bogoevski while purchasing cocaine, but not going after Bogoevski himself, Twitter users have expressed their outrage. In a scene reminiscent of the classical Kubrick movie...

Macedonia 20.05.19 | 21:12

The left blames the Macedonian diaspora for not helping “North Macedonia” win the Eurovision song contest

Tamara Todevska’s performance at the Eurovision song contest, where she ranked eight, revealed a deep divide in Macedonia. Tamara’s supporters, who come mainly from the left and are focused around the SDSM party, launched tirades at their political opponents accusing them of not being enthusiastic...

Macedonia 20.05.19 | 19:58

Osmani sees Zaev’s “operation broom” as a political show

Deputy Prime Minister Bujar Osmani continues with his rejection of Zoran Zaev’s request that the Government will have to be purged from its most corrupt and inept officials. According to Osmani, “the citizens only care whether the Government or the political party delivers results, the rest...

Macedonia 20.05.19 | 18:44

Minister Carovska’s partner wins another public contract

Labor and Welfare Minister Mila Carovska is in the news over receiving public procurement contracts again. Her unwed husband Goran Georgievski won a bid worth a million denars (16.000 EUR) from the city of Skopje, led by the same SDSM party. As in the previous episodes of the scandal, Georgievski’s...

Macedonia 20.05.19 | 18:17

Zaev pleads with Hahn to keep his promise of opening EU accession talks this summer

During a Vienna economic conference, Zoran Zaev publicly pleaded with EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn, asking now that Macedonia changed its name, the EU doesn’t go back on its promise to allow “North Macedonia” to open accession talks. Hahn assured Macedonians for years that the EU will...

Macedonia 20.05.19 | 17:57

Nepotism watch: SDSM appointed manager of the GTC shopping mall is hiring and promoting relatives

Owners of stores in the large GTC mall in downtown Skopje are blaming the state appointed manager Gjoko Trajcevski and his assistant Valentina Bajram of nepotistic hiring and appointments. GTC is funded by rent and fees paid by shopkeepers, but the Government and the SDSM party have a key say in appointing...

Macedonia 20.05.19 | 16:50

Zaev comes to Pavle Bogoevski’s defense in his drug scandal

Zoran Zaev stepped in to defend his member of Parliament Pavle Bogoevski, saying that his drug use is his own, personal matter. Bogoevski, who was the leader of the Colored Revolution ostensibly put in place to demand accountability from politicians, was recorded ordering what appears to have been cocaine...

World 20.05.19 | 16:14

Trump vows to deny Iran nuclear weapons amid growing conflict threat

US President Donald Trump vowed Sunday to deny Tehran nuclear weapons just hours after threatening it would “be the official end of Iran” when the country’s Revolutionary Guard said it was not afraid of war. “I will not let Iran have nuclear weapons,” Trump told Fox News. “I don’t...

Economy 20.05.19 | 16:00

Trajkovski will be the new general manager of Eurostandard Bank

Director of the Agency for Personal Data Protection Goran Trajkovski will be the new General Manager of Eurostandard Bank. According to Press 24, Trajkovski leaves the Agency to become the director of the Eurostandard Bank. He told the news portal he was leaving for another post. In his resignation letter,...

Macedonia 20.05.19 | 15:43

Skopje to host its first-ever Pride Parade on June 29

The country’s first-ever Pride Parade will take place in downtown Skopje on June 29, the National Network Against Homophobia and Transphobia announced at a press conference. The Pride Parade is a march of LGBTI people to ask for support, affirmation, and protection of their rights by state institutions...

Macedonia 20.05.19 | 15:11

Pendarovski meets with Ahmeti

The President of the Republic of Macedonia, Stevo Pendarovski, met Monday with DUI leader Ali Ahmeti. The two interlocutors exchanged views on the current developments in the Republic of Macedonia. President Pendarovski pointed to the need for all political actors to have a responsible approach in the...

Macedonia 20.05.19 | 14:42

Financial Times: “North” Macedonia must strengthen the rights of ethnic Albanians

Arguably, the Prespa settlement is the west’s biggest diplomatic achievement in the Balkans since the US-brokered Dayton agreements that ended the Bosnian war in 1995. Prespa raises hopes of progress in tackling other regional challenges, notably the Serbia-Kosovo dispute, ethnic rivalries and constitutional...

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