Tag: ahmeti
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...

Macedonia 18.08.20 | 18:48

Zaev says that his new Government will cut a fifth of all public sector jobs

The new SDSM – DUI Government will cut a fifth of all public sector employees, Zoran Zaev announced during today’s press conference with Ali Ahmeti. Zaev said that he will abolish positions in the Government of ministers with no departments – which were often used for distinguished...

Macedonia 18.08.20 | 18:42

Ahmeti secured an ethnic Albanian Prime Minister, but only in the last 100 days of the Government

Following the coalition talks with Zoran Zaev, DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti said that it was agreed that an ethnic Albanian will be Prime Minister for the last 100 days of the Government. The two parties unilaterally decided to abolish the 100 days rule which introduced opposition officials in the Government...

Macedonia 18.08.20 | 16:38

Zaev confirms he reached a coalition agreement with DUI, under which he will be Prime Minister

SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev announced that he reached agreement to form a coalition in which he will be Prime Minister. Zaev said that Ahmeti agreed with him taking the position – having an ethnic Albanian Prime Minister was a key request of Ahmeti’s DUI party before the elections. We confirmed...

Macedonia 18.08.20 | 14:39

Zaev and Ahmeti begin their meeting convened to finalize the coalition agreement

Zoran Zaev and Ali Ahmeti began their much anticipated meeting after which the two are likely to announce their new coalition deal. The two parties have been negotiating since the chaotic and inconclusive July 15 elections for a coalition deal under which they would have the bare minimum of votes needed...

Macedonia 18.08.20 | 10:49

Zaev and Ahmeti meet at 14h to finalize their deal

The leaders of SDSM and DUI Zoran Zaev and Ali Ahmeti are scheduled to meet at 14h to make a final deal in their coalition talks. Both parties yesterday said that they have made serious progress in their talks, without revealing whether SDSM will accept the key DUI request – that an ethnic Albanian...

Macedonia 17.08.20 | 15:12

DUI announces that a crucial meeting between Zaev and Ahmeti will take place tomorrow

The DUI party announced that its leader Ali Ahmeti will have an important meeting with the leader of SDSM Zoran Zaev tomorrow. DUI says that the two parties have made serious progress in agreeing nearly all issues related to the creation of a new Government. The party didn’t say whether this means...

Macedonia 13.08.20 | 15:52

Ahmeti: I will ask Zaev to explain why can’t an Albanian become Prime Minister

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti, who holds the key 15 votes for the creation of any future Government, said that he stands firm by his request that an ethnic Albanian is named Prime Minister. Ahmeti is involved in talks with Zoran Zaev’s SDSM party, which received the mandate today, but the issue of...

Macedonia 13.08.20 | 13:30

There is still no deal with SDSM, Ahmeti reminds Zaev

As Zoran Zaev was receiving the mandate to attempt to form a new Government, DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti was quick to rain on his parade by pointing out that there is still no coalition deal between the two parties. We all know that DUI is a factor of stability in the country. We never use pressure and...

Macedonia 13.08.20 | 10:20

All alone: No party leader wants to come to Ahmeti’s party

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti is scheduled to hold a celebration of the signing of the 2001 Ohrid peace treaty, but the leaders of the other major Albanian parties refused to participate. Ahmeti planned to have the celebration where he would present himself as a heroic leader of the UCK/NLA terrorist organization...

Macedonia 12.08.20 | 13:51

Sela and Gashi agree to discuss a new pan-Albanian platform with Ahmeti, but on their terms

Ziadin Sela and Afrim Gashi, leaders of the coalition between the Alliance of Albanians and Alternative, who won 12 seats from ethnic Albanian voters, said that they will accept the invitation from DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti for a meeting, but on their terms. Ahmeti wanted to gather all Albanian leaders...

Macedonia 11.08.20 | 15:48

Kasami refused Ahmeti’s invitation

BESA party leader Bilal Kasami rejected the invitation from DUI leader Ali Ahmeti to attend a joint celebration of the 2001 Ohrid peace treaty. Ahmeti’s initiative is a repainted version of his push for a pan-Albanian platform that would’ve put his DUI party at the center. The INA news agency...

Macedonia 11.08.20 | 14:12

Mickoski: Ahmeti told me he will try to negotiate with Zaev, I wished him good luck

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said that during his recent meeting with DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti, Ahmeti told him that he will begin initial coalition talks with SDSM. According to Ahmeti, this is because SDSM won the ethnic Macedonian vote in the chaotic July 15 elections. Ahmeti is a person...

Macedonia 10.08.20 | 15:34

Zaev sees Ahmeti’s pan-Albanian gathering as a form of pressure against him

Zoran Zaev responded to the move by DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti, who invited all other leaders of ethnic Albanian parties but Zaev, as a form of pressure. Since the chaotic July 15 elections Ahmeti has been eager to present himself as the top Albanian leader in Macedonia, after winning 15 seats from...

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