Category: News
Balkans 01.06.20 | 19:10

Bulgaria lifts quarantine for arrivals from Macedonia

Quarantine for people who arrived to Bulgaria from the EU, Serbia and Macedonia between May 20 and 31 and who have not been in contact with COVID-19 patients is lifted under an order by Health Minister Kiril Ananiev on Monday. Quarantine remains in place for all individuals who entered Bulgaria between...

Macedonia 01.06.20 | 18:21

Still early to reopen borders, says Filipce

Health Minister Venko Filipce told a news conference Monday that it’s still too early to reopen borders, adding that authorities are monitoring the situation and will base all future decisions on available data. I think it’s still too early to reopen borders, as that will also pose a risk on neighboring...

Macedonia 01.06.20 | 17:55

The court and Ruskoska did not allow evidence, a footage showing where the bag full of money ended

Vilma Ruskovska would demolish the Prosecutor’s Office building before allowing Bojan Jovanovski’s mobile phone to be analyzed by forensics, said Jovanovski’s lawyer Saso Dukovski in his closing argument, explaining that the Louis Vuitton bag did not end up in Boki 13’s home but...

Macedonia 01.06.20 | 17:36

Zaev asked how Janeva could open a case against Kamcev, who had three MPs who would bring him votes for the referendum

In his closing argument at the “Racket” trial, Bojan Jovanovski said, among other things, that the case was orchestrated by Orce Kamcev with the help of Bulgarian services and that it is not clear why he was not prosecuted for espionage. On April 2 last year, Orce Kamcev met with then-Prime...

Macedonia 01.06.20 | 17:27

Kiceec was released ahead of elections with political agreement, says Boki

During his closing argument in the “Racket” case, the defendant Bojan Jovanovski also referred to Zoran Milevski Kiceec, whom he called a agent provocateur’, who was released from home detention recently. Kiceec was released ahead of elections with political agreement. He is now free, and...

Macedonia 01.06.20 | 17:20

Osmani: No quarantine proposal, restrictive measures do not work

The virus has taught us that no collective or restrictive measure is better than personal awareness and personal protection. Everyone should abide by really easy measures – wearing a mask, maintaining personal hygiene and behaving accordingly. Collective measures obviously do not produce results. These...

Macedonia 01.06.20 | 17:01

Spasovski tests negative for COVID-19, remains in home isolation

Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski posted Monday via Facebook that he has tested negative for coronavirus, but will remain in home isolation until he receives further recommendations from epidemiologists. I’ve just found out that I have tested negative for COVID-19. I show no symptoms, but will remain...

Macedonia 01.06.20 | 16:19

As the body count grows, Zaev insists on holding “corona elections” in July

SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev shocked the public today with his push that elections take place on July 5, even as Macedonia suffered its worst single day death toll of the coronavirus epidemic so far. Seven people died and 89 were listed as newly infected – numbers that surpass anything from what...

Macedonia 01.06.20 | 15:57

Mickoski’s response to Zaev’s push for “corona elections” in July: How do you even sleep at night?

How do you even sleep at night?, opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski asked SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev, after Zaev again insisted that elections take place on July 5. SDSM is hit by a corona wave, with half a dozen top party and Government officials testing positive or ordered into quarantine, and...

Macedonia 01.06.20 | 14:58

Despite posting pictures of family gatherings on Facebook, “SDSM patient zero” Muhamed Zekiri now denies that he violated quarantine rules

The issue of whether SDSM Vice President Muhamed Zekiri is fully cooperating with healthcare teams after contracting the coronavirus was raised today. SDSM leader Zoran Zaev, during a press conference, stated that Zekiri contracted the virus attending an iftar dinner at his brother’s place during...

Macedonia 01.06.20 | 14:45

Misajlovski calls on the SDSM officials who endangered public health to resign

VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Vladimir Misajlovski called on the officials from the ruling SDSM party who endangered public health to immediately resign. Misajlovski spoke as half a dozen of top SDSM officials went into quarantine after the party Vice President Muhamed Zekiri tested positive. While most...

Macedonia 01.06.20 | 14:35

Boki 13 announces he will reveal crucial evidence in the Racket trial

Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13 announced the “opening of the Pandora’s box”, likely meaning that he will reveal new evidence about the involvement of top SDSM party officials in the Racket scandal. The time has come. Let them try to kill me in prison if they dare, Boki said during...

Macedonia 01.06.20 | 13:43

Top SDSM police official goes into quarantine a day after campaigning among the citizens of Kumanovo

Deputy Interior Minister Slavjanka Petrovska announced that she is also entering quarantine, after being possibly exposed to the coronavirus, during her pre-election campaigning. Денес се дружев со граѓаните на Куманово. Им посакав добро здравје...

Macedonia 01.06.20 | 13:30

Seven deaths – the worst daily toll of the epidemic so far

The Institute of Public Health confirmed that the daily toll on Monday is the worst yet, with seven deaths and 89 newly diagnosed Covid-19 patients. The Healthcare Ministry is yet to hold its daily press conference, but news outlets have been briefed throughout the day of the new spike in cases. So far...

Macedonia 01.06.20 | 13:19

As more top SDSM officials get infected, Zaev insists that the elections will take place on July 5

Even as half a dozen of his top party officials have gone into quarantine after contracting or being exposed to the coronavirus, SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev insisted today that the elections will take place on July 5. Zaev is hoping that the extremely low turnout of the “corona elections’...

Macedonia 01.06.20 | 13:08

Racket trial: Boki 13’s lawyer asks the court why they ignored Zaev’s link to the racketeering group

In his closing arguments in the Racket trial, defense attorney Saso Dukoski reminded the public and the court that one of the defendants was seen in the company of Vice Zaev, the brother of former Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. He asked the court why is it that the court and the prosecution did not act upon...

Macedonia 01.06.20 | 12:23

Kanal 5 TV reports there are six Covid-19 deaths – the highest single day death toll so far

Kanal 5 TV reports that there were six deaths and as many as 90 newly diagnosed Covid-19 cases reported over the past 24 hours. If confirmed, this would mark the worst single day death toll yet, and also one of the worst days by new infections for the duration of the epidemic. What most worrying is that...

Macedonia 01.06.20 | 12:17

Number of newborn babies in Macedonia drops by 7 percent in one year

The number of newborn children in Macedonia has declined for a fifth year in a row. There were 19.845 newborns in 2019, a drop of 7 percent compared to 2018. That’s 3.230 less compared to a year as recent as 2015. The statistics are getting worse in 2020, with just 4.191 newborns in the first quarter...

Macedonia 01.06.20 | 12:10

Outrage simmers over Radmila Sekerinska’s UCK photos

Families of victims of the Albanian UCK/NLA terrorist organization and veterans of the 2001 war continue to express their outrage at Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska, after she posed with UCK insignia last week. Sekerinska met with the Mayor of Kicevo Fatmir Dehari, who was a commander in the UCK,...

Macedonia 01.06.20 | 11:57

Straight from the campaign trail: SDSM officials go into coronavirus quarantine after meeting with Muhamed Zekiri

A long list of SDSM and Government officials are going into self-isolation after the deputy SDSM party leader Muhamed Zekiri was confirmed to be Covid-19 positive, along with his family. Some have been confirmed to also be positive, and others are going into isolation as a precaution. One of the newly...

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