Tag: ahmeti
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...

Macedonia 29.08.20 | 09:27

Sela: Zaev faked his conflict with Ahmeti, he always wanted to renew their coalition

In an interview, Ziadin Sela from the Alliance of Albanians said that he never received a serious offer from SDSM to form a coalition, adding that from the start, Zoran Zaev seemed determined to reach a deal with DUI leader Ali Ahmeti. We allowed DUI to have a first shot at negotiating with SDSM to see...

Macedonia 26.08.20 | 10:15

Ahmeti says he achieved his objectives in the new coalition with SDSM, had Zaev apologize

Speaking with TV21 DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti said that he achieved his goal of having an ethnic Albanian Prime Minister and that the agreement with SDSM will be respected no matter how long or short lived their new Government is. Ahmeti and SDSM leader Zoran Zaev agreed to have an Albanian appointed...

Macedonia 24.08.20 | 23:19

Ahmeti defies the rebels in his own party, will not change any of the proposed ministers

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti will defy rebel party branches and will stick to the initially announced list of candidates for the next Government. Ahmeti faces losing up to three of the 15 votes his party holds in Parliament after two Skopje based branches rejected the proposal, insisting that they have...

Macedonia 24.08.20 | 14:20

Ahmeti says he’s called up to the Hague for his role in founding the UCK in Kosovo

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti said that his invitation to testify before the special war-crimes prosecutors in the Hague is in a capacity of “one of the founders of the UCK in Kosovo”. The tribunal itself wouldn’t say whether Ahmeti is summoned as a witness or as a defendant. Ahmeti received...

Macedonia 23.08.20 | 18:41

Witness or defendant? – Hague prosecutors won’t say in what capacity are they summoning Ali Ahmeti

Representatives of the Hague war crimes tribunal for Kosovo would not say in what capacity is Ali Ahmeti invited there. Ahmeti, who participated in the 1999 Kosovo war and then sparked a civil war in Macedonia in 2001 with his UCK/NLA terrorist organization, confirmed that he will appear before the tribunal...

Macedonia 22.08.20 | 19:40

Ali Ahmeti will appear before the war crimes prosecutors in the Hague in 10 days

The DUI party confirmed that its leader Ali Ahmeti will testify before the special war crimes prosecutors in the Hague in 10 days. Ahmeti was commander of the terrorist UCK/NLA organization that began the 2001 civil war in Macedonia. He was also active in the 1999 war in Kosovo, and it’s believed...

News 19.08.20 | 20:58

A jubilant Ahmeti revealed the gains his DUI party made in the new Government

As SDSM and DUI party officials gather to discuss and approve the coalition agreement, DUI leader Ali Ahmeti confirmed some of the media speculation about the ministers in the next Government. Ahmeti said that his confidant Artan Grubi will be the first Deputy Prime Minister, who will lead the political...

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