Tag: ahmeti
Macedonia 25.03.21 | 09:22

Ahmeti’s kin will challenge his party in the key Kicevo mayoral race

Fatmir Limani, a relative to DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti and former top official of the party who recently broke ranks, accused Ahmeti of trying to incorporate DUI within the ruling SDSM party. In a TV interview, Limani said that he will challenge DUI for the seat of Mayor of Kicevo, which is Ahmeti’s...

Macedonia 25.03.21 | 09:09

Zaev, Ahmeti and Xhaferi meet to discuss their lack of majority in the Parliament

Zoran Zaev is set to meet with his coalition partner Ali Ahmeti and the Speaker Talat Xhaferi today, to discuss the problems their coalition is having with adopting any legislation in the Parliament. The “majority” has only 62 votes, and it takes 61 to convene a session of Parliament meaning...

Macedonia 17.03.21 | 17:00

Ahmeti announces that a deal with Bulgaria is “not far”

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti announced that Macedonia is close to an agreement with Bulgaria in the dispute over national identity and history. Ahmeti met with the EU Ambassador to Macedonia David Geer in the DUI office in Tetovo, and said that “We are not far from agreement with Sofia in which...

Macedonia 28.02.21 | 11:02

Ahmeti convenes the DUI party leadership, insists they are not divided

DUI leader Ali Ahmeti insists that the divisions in his party have been overcome. Ahmeti convened party officials yesterday to discuss the feud between the faction led by former Cair Mayor Izet Mexhiti, and the party’s two most prominent members of the Zaev Government – First Deputy Prime...

Macedonia 17.02.21 | 17:38

Ahmeti insists that the census will take place in April

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti insisted that the census will take place in April, as planned. Ahmeti has a deal with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and expects a census that will place the Albanian share of the population over the 25 percent that were registered in 2002, and definitely over 20 percent –...

Macedonia 25.01.21 | 12:59

DUI leader Ahmeti confirms that he wants emigrants counted in the census, as if they were residents

In a TV interview, DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti openly supported the notion that the census should include every citizen who owns some property in Macedonia – even those who have long moved out and maintain only nominal presence in the country. Macedonia already has a largely accurate database of...

Macedonia 08.01.21 | 17:18

Grubi fined with additional 500 EUR for holding a maskless birthday party for Ali Ahmeti

Health inspectors fined First Deputy Prime Minister Artan Grubi 500 EUR for allowing a birthday celebration for his DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti to take place without masks. The event happened earlier this week as Grubi was moving into a brand new office building, which will serve as the base for the...

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 24.11.20 | 16:37

Artan Grubi confirms that he was a translator during the investigation into the “Yellow house” organ harvesting operation

First Deputy Prime Minister Artan Grubi confirmed that he was employed as translator during the investigation into the gruesome “Yellow house” scandal – the alleged organ harvesting operation put in place by the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA/UCK). Grubi said that he worked to help the...

Macedonia 23.11.20 | 17:07

Ahmeti confirms that one of his members of Parliament may challenge the Government

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti confirmed that it is possible to have an unprecedented situation where one of his own members of Parliament challenges the Government. Izet Mexhiti, the former Mayor of Cair, has from the start opposed the appointment of two key DUI officials in the Government – the...

Macedonia 12.11.20 | 18:52

Ali Ahmeti will donate to the legal defense fund for Hashim Thaci and other Kosovan war crimes suspects

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti said that he will financially contribute to the legal defense fund for other members of the Kosovan UCK/KLA guerrilla force, who are now facing war crimes charges in the Hague. This includes Kosovo President Hashim Thaci and other top Kosovan officials. Ahmeti was a high profile...

Macedonia 06.11.20 | 11:31

Grubi denies reports that Ahmeti is about to be charged with war crimes

First Deputy Prime Minister Artan Grubi, who is the chief confidant of DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti, denied reports that Ahmeti is facing war crimes charges from the special tribunal in the Hague. The reports came after Kosovo President Hashim Thaci was charged and stepped down from his office. Thaci...

Macedonia 24.10.20 | 11:22

Ahmeti says Kosovo should use the treaties with Greece and Bulgaria as model for its talks with Serbia

Compromises Macedonia made with Greece and Bulgaria should be a reference point in the talks between Serbia and Kosovo, said DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti after a meeting with the Prime Minister of Kosovo Avdullah Hoti, who is visiting Macedonia. Serbia and Kosovo reached a primarily economic agreement...

Macedonia 22.09.20 | 09:18

US Ambassador Byrnes meets Ahmeti to discuss integration and the treaties with Bulgaria and Greece

US Ambassaador to Macedonia Kate Byrnes met with DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti yesterday, to discuss Euro-Atlantic integrations, including, it was said, the treaties with Bulgaria and Greece. Bulgaria is renewing its threat to block Macedonia from opening EU accession talks unless sufficient compromises...

Macedonia 03.09.20 | 22:06

Ahmeti refuses to comment about his war crimes interrogation

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti concluded his testimony in front of war crimes prosecutors in Pristina, and is returning to Macedonia. Speaking to the press, Ahmeti said that he can’t make any statements on what he was interrogated about. Until the process has concluded I can’t share any information...

Macedonia 03.09.20 | 09:36

Ahmeti continues his testimony before war crimes prosecutors in Pristina

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti continues to testify before war crimes prosecutors in Pristina, about his role in the UCK militant organization. Ahmeti was expected to testify at the Hague offices of the special war crimes prosecutors but the testimony was moved to Pristina. Yesterday he testified for more...

Macedonia 02.09.20 | 21:48

Ahmeti testified before war crimes prosecutors for eight hours, questioning could resume tomorrow

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti had an eight hour long interrogation session with prosecutors from the war crimes tribunal in the Hague. The questioning was held in Pristina, and it could continue tomorrow. Ahmeti did not make a comment after leaving the office of the special prosecutors. He was involved...

Macedonia 02.09.20 | 16:58

Ahmeti is testifying before war crimes prosecutors in Pristina

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti testified today before the war crimes prosecutors, but not in the Hague, as was announced. Ahmeti gave his testimony in Pristina. Local media report that this is an option made available to the prosecutors when the people they are interrogating are unable to travel to the...

Macedonia 02.09.20 | 08:57

Ahmeti about to be interrogated by war crimes prosecutors in the Hague

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti is scheduled to meet with special war crimes prosecutors in the Hague and testify on his role in the UCK militant organization in Kosovo. Ahmeti insists that he is in the Hague merely as a witness, although the prosecutors would not confirm this statement. He has received...

Macedonia 01.09.20 | 12:15

Ahmeti is going to the Hague “just as a witness”, Foreign Minister Osmani insists

Speaking to the press, newly appointed Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani insisted that his party leader Ali Ahmeti is going to the Hague tomorrow just as a witness and not as a defendant. Ahmeti has been summoned before the special war crimes prosecutors in the Hague who are investigating the UCK Albanian...

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