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Culture 13:23

Ademi on the verge of resignation after he cut public funding for many of Zaev’s supporters

Culture Minister Asaf Ademi, who faced extensive criticism after cutting Macedonian cultural programs from the budget in favor of promoting Albanian culture, is on the verge of resignation. According to the pro-Government Nezavisen daily, the resignation will be presented as caused by “health reasons”. The...

Culture 12:48

Culture Minister Ademi cuts funding for the Days of Macedonian music

Following several rounds of talks with artists angry after their projects were rejected for public funding, Culture Minister Asaf Ademi published a revised list, which approves money for some of the malcontents but leaves out other projects. One of those that remain left out is the Days of Macedonian...

Culture 11:05

Culture Minister Ademi continues talks with angry cultural – political activists

Culture Minister Asaf Ademi continued his rounds of meetings with cultural organizations angry at him after he cut public funding for established projects to boost money for promotion of Albanian culture. With this Ademi, who comes from the small ethnic Albanian Alternative/BESA party, got into a fight...

Culture 14:03

Culture Ministry will give money to the “Zlatno Slavejce” festival, but not to the other events that were cut from its program

The Culture Ministry acknowledged its error in cutting public funding for the “Zlatno Slavejce” festival of children’s music, but remains in its decision to reject requests from the Skopje Jazz Festival, Off Fest, Avalon production concerts and the Pece Atanasovski festival of folk...

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 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 09:10

Government funded Albanian football fans spew hatred against Macedonians

Balisti, the Albanian nationalist football fans from Tetovo named after a Nazi collaborationist movement from WW2, were recently in the news after the Culture Ministry paid for a promotion video for them. Now, in a feature by the Italian site Contrasti, the group is back spewing hatred and calling for...