Tag: ahmeti
Macedonia 17.10.21 | 20:15

Ahmeti expects good results in all municipalities where DUI competed

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti said that a vote for his party will be a vote for being part of the development of the country. This is a good day in Kicevo, but also in Tetovo, Gostivar, Struga, Debar, Cair, Saraj…, Ahmeti said, before listing off another dozen municipalities where he expects to win...

Macedonia 06.10.21 | 15:58

The handling of the Tetovo disaster threatens Zaev’s coalition with Ahmeti

The decision by Zoran Zaev to exculpate his Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce and his deputy Ilir Hasani from all blame in the Tetovo hospital fire was expected ever since it was seen how reluctantly Filipce and Hasani offered their tentative resignations. One preliminary report into the investigation,...

Macedonia 27.09.21 | 23:24

Ahmeti spoke about healthcare and the environment while presenting his DUI candidates in the local elections

The DUI party also held its first inaugural event, presenting its mayoral candidates at the October local elections this evening. Party leader Ali Ahmeti spoke at the event, while the candidates of the party that is trying to adopt a “green” image, sat around him in front of the Culture Center...

Macedonia 20.09.21 | 11:55

Detained protester Blerim Ahmeti has begun a hunger strike

Blerim Ahmeti, one of the organizers of the Tetovo protests who demanded accountability from the Government for the catastrophic hospital fire, has begun a hunger strike. Ahmeti was arrested on Friday, as the police cracked down on the hundreds of protesters who were trying to rally in front of the DUI...

Macedonia 17.09.21 | 18:22

Chaotic scenes in Tetovo show that DUI is losing popular support

Citizens of Tetovo notably sided with the protesters today, during a demonstration aimed at the office of the DUI party and the city hall. Protesters demanded accountability from DUI, its leader Ali Ahmeti and Mayor Teuta Arifi, as well as from the Zaev regime, for the catastrophic fire in the Tetovo...

Macedonia 13.09.21 | 11:55

Leaked audio tape shows top DUI officials discussing rigging of judicial appointments

An audio tape showing top DUI party officials apparently rigging the outcome of judicial appointments, was leaked today. The leaker is El Cheka, a Macedonian Albanian man living in the United States who has often leaked tapes from the large cache of secretly recorded conversations used by Zoran Zaev...

Macedonia 09.09.21 | 10:09

Zaev and Ahmeti booed in Tetovo as they avoided addressing the public after the catastrophic hospital fire

Zoran Zaev and Ali Ahmeti were booed when they arrived at the site of the tragic accident in Tetovo, where at least 14 people burnt to death in the improvised Covid hospital. Заев и Ахмети исвиркани во Тетово pic.twitter.com/499P24kAn1 — FurKlan (@FurkanSaliu) September...

Macedonia Sport 28.07.21 | 09:48

Ahmeti congratulated the Kosovo Albanian competitors on their medals, but ignored Dejan Georgievski’s medal

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti congratulated the two Kosovan judo competitors Distria Krasniqi and Nora Gjakova on the gold medals they won at the Tokyo Olympics. On his Facebook page, Ahmeti called this success for “all Albanians”. Zaev’s coalition partner still hasn’t congratulated...

Macedonia 22.07.21 | 19:15

Zaev and Ahmeti announce a coalition for the local elections in October

Zoran Zaev announced that he reached agreement with Ali Ahmeti for a pre-election coalition between his SDSM party and DUI in the October local elections. The agreement will mean that the two parties will support each other in the first round in some municipalities, while in others, they will support...

Macedonia 15.07.21 | 10:19

US Ambassador Byrnes met with Ali Ahmeti to discuss corruption and the rule of law

US Ambassador to Macedonia Kate Byrnes met with DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti yesterday, “to discuss governance issues, rule of law, and the fight against corruption.. which are critical elements requiring all parties’ efforts, so (North) Macedonia can enter the EU and improve the lives of all citizens”. Ahmeti...

Macedonia 14.07.21 | 10:04

Zaev says he will meet with Ahmeti to discuss cooperation in the municipal elections

Zoran Zaev announced that by the end of July he will meet with Ali Ahmeti to discuss cooperation between their SDSM and DUI parties in the municipal elections in October. The two parties cooperated in the 2017 municipal elections, and in the 2019 presidential elections. It is important that we first...

Macedonia 08.07.21 | 17:50

Former US general Clark meets with Zaev and Ahmeti

DUI leader Ali Ahmeti, Zoran Zaev and other Government officials met with former American general Wesley Clark. Clark led the 1999 NATO campaign against Serbia, in coordination with Kosovan guerrilla groups where Ahmeti was a member – an experience Ahmeti used to start the 2001 war in Macedonia. According...

Macedonia 24.06.21 | 08:58

Zaev says that he is not discussing new anthem, flag and coat of arms with Ahmeti

Zoran Zaev denied the claim from his coalition partner Ali Ahmeti that they are conducting negotiations on changing the national anthem, flag and coat of arms. Ahmeti recently said that the symbols are not inclusive as they don’t represent Albanians, and that talks on the anthem are well advanced. We...

Macedonia 22.06.21 | 13:04

Ahmeti says that he is involved in advanced talks with Zaev to change the Macedonian flag, anthem and the coat of arms

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti said that he is engaged in discussions with Zoran Zaev to replace the flag, coat of arms and the anthem of Macedonia, saying that this last issue is “just a matter of time”. We had talks on the anthem, the coat of arms and the flag. These matters require consensus...

Macedonia 07.06.21 | 22:31

Ahmeti is open to a municipal election coalition with SDSM

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti said that it is possible he will form a coalition with Zoran Zaev’s SDSM party for the October municipal elections. I don’t know, we need to see where our interests lie and where the interests of the citizens are. I think that our coalition with SDSM has been functioning...

Macedonia 07.06.21 | 17:14

Ali Ahmeti again makes a provocative comparison of Macedonia with Switzerland

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti is reviving his past provocative comment that he wants Macedonia to “become like Switzerland”. Ahmeti used the comment in the past, shortly after sparking the 2001 inter-ethnic war as head of the terrorist NLA/UCK organization. The comment was used throughout the...

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...

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