Category: News
Macedonia 28.11.20 | 10:17

Foreign Minister Osmani confirms Bulgarian claims toward the Macedonian nation and language

In an interview with 360 Degrees, Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani confirmed that one of the demands Bulgaria has put before Macedonia is that the country accepts that the Macedonian nation and language have derived from Bulgarians and the western Bulgarian dialects. This is the text that was officially...

Macedonia 28.11.20 | 10:09

Government denies report that it accepted all of Bulgaria’s demands

The Zaev Government issued a denial to the Infomax news site report (carried by Republika and other news outlets) that Zaev has agreed to accept an annex to the treaty he signed with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov in 2017. According to the report, Macedonia will accept a more binding form of...

Macedonia 28.11.20 | 10:05

New protest about to kick off in Skopje

A new large rally is planned for today in the capital Skopje. Two groups of protesters, led by the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party, will descend on the city center, driving and walking from the Karpos and Aerodrom districts, starting at 12:30. This is a second such protest in Skopje, and seven cities held...

Macedonia 27.11.20 | 22:36

Infomax: Zaev agreed to expand his treaty with Borisov to include all new Bulgarian demands

The Infomax news site reports that Zoran Zaev is preparing to officially reveal that he is accepting all Bulgarian demands, a move he clearly hinted to in his BGNES interview. Zaev will declare that Macedonia and Bulgaria have a “common history” and will give up the exclusive Macedonian right...

Macedonia 27.11.20 | 22:19

Corona report: 28 deaths and 1,093 new cases

The Healthcare Ministry reported 28 new deaths of Covid-19 over the past 24 hours. The deaths were reported in Skopje (9), Tetovo (5), Gostivar (4) and other cities. Their ages ranged from 39 to 86 and most of the patients died during hospital treatment. The total death toll now stands at 1,658. There...

Macedonia 27.11.20 | 22:14

Macedonian police is investigating private citizens who spread hate toward Bulgaria on Facebook, Minister Spasovski confirms

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski confirmed that the police is collecting information on Facebook groups that share comments hostile to Bulgaria. One of the most controversial articles of the 2017 Zaev – Borisov treaty, which Bulgaria now wants to see rigorously upheld, is that Macedonia has the...

Macedonia 27.11.20 | 21:54

Rasela Mizrahi spoke from the site of the Vatasa massacre

Rasela Mizrahi spoke from the near-by village of Vatasa, the site of a massacre of 12 youths by the Bulgarian forces in 1943, during the series of protests held today. Protesters gathered in seven cities to denounce Zoran Zaev’s surrender in the dispute with Bulgaria, which includes revising Macedonian...

Macedonia 27.11.20 | 21:50

Mass protests held all over Macedonia

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Kumanovo, Veles, Tetovo, Kavadarci, Prilep, Ohrid and Bitola this afternoon in massive, simultaneous protests against Zoran Zaev’s surrender in the historic and national identity dispute with Bulgaria. Some protesters drove along the city streets while...

Macedonia 27.11.20 | 21:25

Jakimovski: Unless we show some spine, Bulgaria will push for annexation of Macedonia

Bulgaria will eventually push for annexation of Macedonia, unless we show some spine, warned veteran politician Stevce Jakimovski, discussing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev’s announced complete surrender in the dispute with Bulgaria. Macedonia must show that it is done bending its spine. There must...

Macedonia 27.11.20 | 21:19

Siljanovska calls on President Pendarovski to inform the Parliament about what is happening with regard to Bulgaria

Law professor and member of Parliament for VMRO-DPMNE Gordana Siljanovska called on President Stevo Pendarovski to take the reins and respond to Zoran Zaev’s dramatic surrender on all issues of national identity raised by Bulgaria. Siljanovska, who ran against Pendarovski in the 2019 elections,...

Macedonia 27.11.20 | 20:14

Man from Struga gives up his Bulgarian citizenship in protest

Vasko Joleski from Struga, who says he obtained a Bulgarian passport in 2003 because he desperately needed to travel abroad and work, returned it today in protest against Bulgaria’s conditioning of Macedonia’s EU accession. Tens of thousands of Macedonians have obtained Bulgarian passports...

Macedonia 27.11.20 | 18:46

Ahmeti says he will show solidarity with Macedonians in the dispute with Bulgaria, but wants a rational solution to be found as soon as possible

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti said that he will stand with the ethnic Macedonian citizens who face pressure on their national identity, and urges as resolution to the dispute with Bulgaria as soon as possible. In this situation we of course will show solidarity with our Macedonian fellow citizens. We’ve...

Macedonia 27.11.20 | 18:40

Another protest scheduled for Saturday in Skopje

Even as protests are on-going in seven cities this evening, VMRO-DPMNE announced it will hold another rally in the capital Skopje on Saturday, to protest the scandalous cave from Zoran Zaev to all demands put forward by Bulgaria. The rally will begin at the two main sports centers in the city –...

Macedonia 27.11.20 | 18:36

Zaev supporters in SDSM about to be put to a test

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev fled the press after his testimony in the Skopje courthouse today, as they were eager to ask him about the factions developing in his SDSM party. Zaev faces calls to resign from his former mentor and party leader Branko Crvenkovski, as well as a growing list of top party officials. In...

Macedonia 27.11.20 | 18:16

LIVE: Protest in Kumanovo

The protest in Kumanovo, against Prime Minister Zoran Zaev’s surrender on all historic and national identity issues to Bulgaria, is beginning. It can be viewed live at the following link. A total of seven cities hold protests this afternoon, after the major rally in Skopje yesterday.

Macedonia 27.11.20 | 17:23

Mickoski urges citizens to join mass protests in seven cities

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski called on the citizens of Kumanovo, Tetovo, Veles, Kavadarci, Prilep, Bitola and Ohrid to take to the streets this afternoon and join the protests against the Zaev regime. Resignation for Zaev – liberation for the people. Protests now, before it is too late....

Macedonia 27.11.20 | 17:08

Sekerinska: Macedonia has a glorious anti-fascist past, but…

Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska today spoke out in praise of the anti-fascist past of Macedonia, but insisted that she can’t allow it to stand in the way of future European integration. Macedonia is faced with demands from Bulgaria to revide its history, especially the references to the partisan...

Macedonia 27.11.20 | 16:51

Bulgarian President Radev warns PM Borisov not to sign a quick deal with Zaev, but to push for permanent and irreversible changes in Macedonia

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said that his country should allow Macedonia to open EU accession talks only after Macedonia acknowledges historic facts – practically, the Bulgarian view of history, and after it “erradicates hate speech against Bulgaria” in a sustainable and irreversible...

Macedonia 27.11.20 | 15:46

Zaev is a promoter of deep and intense political persecution against me, which has not happened in Macedonian history for a long time

Today, Zoran Zaev once again showed his pathological hatred towards me by dishonestly giving a false and I would say a disgusting statement by giving a political speech in court that I was the organizer of the events of April 27, 2020. Today, he once again publicly showed that he is a promoter of this...

Macedonia 27.11.20 | 15:16

There are no basic things, beds and oxygen and no one is held accountable for that!

There are no basic things, beds and oxygen and no one is held accountable for that, says Hristijan Mickoski, the leader of the largest opposition party VMRO-DPMNE. I am often told: Well, you are criticizing, what will you offer? And the simplest answer to that question is: There are no beds, no oxygen,...

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