Category: News
Balkans 19:50

Serbian opposition begins Parliament boycott

Serbian opposition parties intend to boycott the Parliament unless their demands are met and conditions for free and fair elections are prepared. We don’t want to continue being part of the facade of democracy and to legitimize a totalitarian regime which suffocates all critical thinking and treats...

Macedonia 19:46

With NATO accession ratified, Greece expects Macedonia to inform all other countries that it’s using a new name now

Greek Deputy Foreign Minister George Katrougalos announced that on Monday Greece will officially inform Macedonia that the Greek Parliament has ratified Macedonia’s NATO accession protocol, and that Macedonia now has the obligation to inform the rest of the world that it will begin using the name...

Macedonia 19:36

Sign with the name “Republic of North Macedonia” delivered at main border crossing with Greece

A large sign declaring the Republic of Macedonia to be the “Republic of North Macedonia” was delivered today at the Bogorodica – Eidomeni border crossing with Greece. It is still not up but it expected to replace the Republic of Macedonia board soon. Under the Prespa treaty, after Greece...

Macedonia 16:48

BESA demands end to rampant nepotism as relatives of Government officials continue getting public sector jobs

The BESA party calls on the Government to reverse recent hirings of close relative of Government officials to positions in the public administration or well to do public companies. BESA’s reaction comes after it was revealed that Culture Minister Asaf Ademi had his sister hired at the ELEM public...

Culture 16:32

Latest Mitevski sisters film receives warm welcome at the Berlinale

Latest film by Teona Strugar Mitevska, “God exists her name is Petrunya” received a warm welcome at the Berlin Film Festival, where it was screened on Sunday morning. The press conference following the screening was well attended and there was also a solid buzz on social media following the...

Macedonia 16:13

VMRO leader Mickoski warns that only early elections can save Macedonia from economic disaster

In a video address, VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski warned that only holding early elections can prevent an economic disaster in Macedonia. Infrastructure investments are not even at half of projections. They can’t work, they don’t invest, the economy faces collapse. No new factories...

Macedonia 15:57

Thirteen months old child dies from measles complications

A child aged 13 months died yesterday afternoon in the Skopje Mother Teresa Clinic after suffering from complications from smallpox. The child, from the city of Sveti Nikole, had suffered from earlier health complications as well, the Clinic informed. This is the second time a child has died during the...

Macedonia 11:55

Nezavisen: Dimitrov will run for President, Sekerinska will take his place, Pendarovski hers

The pro-Government Nezavisen daily newspaper reports that Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov is the most likely presidential candidate for the SDSM led ruling coalition. According to the paper, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev is preparing for a major Government shake-down between the potential presidential candidates,...

Culture 11:34

Ademi’s adviser Vishka says Culture Ministry broke the “dictatorship” which distributed public funds

Actor Visar Vishka, who advises Culture Minister Asaf Ademi, welcomed the decision of the Ministry to cut funding for some of the most established cultural events and to boost funding for Albanian cultural projects. Ademi, who comes from the ethnic Albanian BESA party, faced strong criticism from a number...

Macedonia 11:07

Siljanovska: The name is an inseparable part of the national right to self-determination

Professor Gordana Siljanovska Davkova, one of the leading contenders for the opposition nomination in the coming presidential elections, said that the name of the country is inseparable part of the right to self-determination. Siljanovska accused the Zaev Government of giving up on the right to self-determination...

Economy 23:17

Unpaid electricity bills write-off is a touchy issue between Macedonians and Albanians

A frequent pre-election promise by ethnic Albanian parties in Macedonia, often discreetly made, goes like this: “vote for us and you’ll never have to pay electricity again”. Electricity bills evasion is a significant problem in parts of Macedonia, often those which are majority Albanian,...

Macedonia 22:54

Macedonian Foreign Affairs Ministry begins referring to the country as “Republic of North Macedonia”

Macedonian Foreign Affairs Ministry began referring to the country as “Republic of North Macedonia”, in a press release in which it outlines future steps in the renaming process. After the Greek Parliament ratified Macedonia’s entry into NATO, the Macedonian MFA said that it will send...

Culture 18:21

Minister Ademi, caught in culture funds redistribution scandal, also had his sister hired in a comfy public sector position

Hard pressed Culture Minister Asad Ademi, who faces calls to resign after he cut public funding for some of the best regarded cultural events to fund nationalist Albanian pet projects, was revealed to have had his sister employed in the public energy producing company ELEM. Ademi, who comes from the...

World 17:54

French Yellow Vests protester loses hand after hit by a police grenade

A Yellow Vest protester lost his hand in a stun grenade incident in Paris, when French police used projectiles to try to disperse a protest. AFP reports that the fighting broke out near the French National Assembly building, when protesters tried to push their way past the barricades, and burnt down...

World 17:49

Macedonian citizen killed in a mass shisha bar fight in Austria

A Macedonian citizen was beaten to death in a shisha bar fight in the Austrian town of Regau on Friday. The incident happened after midnight and included two groups of foreign citizens who used knives and other weapons. The 29 year old Macedonian citizen suffered stab wounds and died in hospital. Four...

Macedonia 15:27

Mickoski calls on Healthcare Minister Filipce to resign after suspicious procurement contracts and a number of avoidable deaths

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski repeated his call to Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce to resign. The Ministry is bedeviled by a series of avoidable deaths, including of children and infants and collapse of faith in the vaccination process due to several antics by Filipce himself. All the citizens...

Economy 15:03

Tax authority begins tapping directly into data on all foreign receipts

The Public Revenue Service (UJP) began tracking flows of revenue from abroad received by Macedonian citizens. The Finance Ministry recently ordered banks to provide data to UJP which would allow the tax authority to look into every international transaction and automatically receive information on the...

Macedonia 11:56

VMRO deputy leader Nikoloski meets with State Departement, IRI and Heritage representatives

VMRO-DPMNE Deputy President Aleksandar Nikoloski continues with his meetings in Washington D.C., where he attended the National Prayer Breakfast. Nikoloski met with Heritage Foundation official Luke Coffey, Matthew Palmer from the State Depatment and International Republic Institute representatives Paul...

Macedonia 11:45

Zaev’s Government now expected to begin imposing the name “Republic of North Macedonia”

With the ratification of the Macedonian NATO accession protocol in the Greek Parliament, the ball is again in the Macedonian court as the country now has to begin implementing the first stages of the renaming process. It’s expected that within a week Macedonia will have to replace signs in front...

Balkans 11:28

Foreign Minister Zaharieva hopes Bulgarian Parliament will ratify Macedonian NATO accession as early as next week

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva announced that the Bulgarian Parliament may ratify Macedonia’s NATO accession protocol as early as next week. The Greek Parliament ratified the protocol on Friday evening, as provided among the few Greek obligations in the Prespa treaty. It is in Bulgaria’s...

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