Tag: albanians
Macedonia 31.10.21 | 20:37

Slaveski: Low Albanian turnout means SDSM can’t win in Skopje

Trajko Slaveski from VMRO-DPMNE said that, while votes are still counted in Skopje, the dismal turnout in majority Albanian parts of the city means that Danela Arsovska will be the new Mayor. The only areas where her opponent, incumbent Mayor Petre Silegov won in the first round, were the Albanian majority...

Macedonia 12.10.21 | 22:16

Mickoski: Zaev doesn’t have a real inter-ethnic coalition at the local level

This is the first election when the two main parties in Macedonia have an ethnic Albanian partner – SDSM is allied with DUI and BESA, while VMRO competes together with the Alliance of Albanians and Alternative. These coalitions will prove crucial in te race for the capital Skopje between incumbent...

Macedonia 28.09.21 | 16:55

VMRO-DPMNE calls on ethnic Albanian voters to support the opposition

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski called on the voters to turn out in large numbers and to vote out the SDSM candidates in the coming local elections, as the only sure way to put an end to the Zaev regime. Mickoski was speaking at the first campaign rally of the party, which traditionally takes...

Macedonia 27.09.21 | 20:55

VMRO-DPMNE calls on ethnic Albanian voters to support the opposition

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski called on the voters to turn out in large numbers and to vote out the SDSM candidates in the coming local elections, as the only sure way to put an end to the Zaev regime. Mickoski was speaking at the first campaign rally of the party, which traditionally takes...

Macedonia 19.07.21 | 17:02

Government event to promote Albanian contributions toward Macedonia’s independence

The Zaev Government plans to use the coming 30th anniversary of Macedonia’s independence to celebrate the contributions of the Albanian nation toward Macedonian statehood. The Government is hiring dozens of groups, many of them linked to the ruling SDSM party, to stage various events for the anniversary....

Macedonia 12.06.21 | 12:56

Public healthcare fund is hiring Albanians in cities which have none

The FZOM public healthcare fund is hiring ethnic minorities, especially Albanians, in cities that don’t have Albanian communities. A recently published ad has job openings for ethnic Albanians in Gevgelija, Delcevo and Berovo. The cities are in the far east and south-east of Macedonia and have no Albanians...

Macedonia 24.03.21 | 10:34

Imam in Germany also included in registering Albanians in the census: This is how the census modeled by Zaev, Filipce and Simovski is conducted

The diaspora census came down to census of Albanians. Most of the 130,000 registered so far outside Macedonia are ethnic Albanians because Macedonians are boycotting the census. Highest registration has been recorded in Switzerland, Germany and Italy, and there is a mass boycott among Macedonians living...

Macedonia 02.03.21 | 18:25

Prosecutors ask that three Albanian protesters are detained after attacking police officers and injuring a journalist on Friday

Prosecutors have requested the court to order detention for three of the protesters who charged police officer lines during the large Albanian protests on Friday. The protests were held against the sentencing of a group of Albanian islamists who carried out the 2012 Good Friday massacre, kiling four...

Macedonia 27.02.21 | 22:41

Albanian opposition parties demand release of detained violent protesters, remind Zaev of his own riots during the Colored Revolution

Two Albanian protesters have been detained after the violent protests in downtown Skopje yesterday. Protesters threw rocks at the police, injuring a dozen officers, while demanding that the sentences of a group of Albanian islamists who carried out the 2012 Good Friday massacre are revoked. Zaev’s...

Macedonia 16.02.21 | 21:37

The Alliance of Albanians demands the removal of a geography textbook they say is offensive for Albanians

The Alliance of Albanians demands that a 2nd year high school geography textbook is removed because of the comments it contains on Albanians. The book describes the increase in Albanian immigration into Macedonia and the changing demographics, stating that some of the oldest Albanian families in Macedonia...

Macedonia 30.01.21 | 16:37

Stoilov: Do we have separate laws that apply to Albanians?

Macedonian handball star Stojance Stoilov joined hundreds of citizens who expressed their dismay that the police allowed a nationalist charged Albanian rally in downtown Skopje yesterday evening. Protesters chanted in support of the UCK/NLA terrorist organization that sparked the 2001 civil war in Macedonia,...

Macedonia 17.12.20 | 12:36

Is Pendarovski’s call that ethnic Albanians help protect Macedonian identity realistic?

While President Pendarovski’s annual address before the Parliament was overshadowed by the protest staged by the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party, one of the points he made is likely to be tested in the coming days. Pendarovski appealed to the ethnic Albanian members of Parliament, and the other non-Macedonian...

Macedonia 20.10.20 | 09:11

While over 1,300 Albanians continue to collect salaries without going to work, DUI announces a major new “adequate representation” hiring spree

The DUI party announced a major new hiring push of ethnic Albanians in the public administration. The party briefed ethnic Albanian papers that the Government will add 800 new public sector employees – 640 of whom will be ethnic Albanians. We can get things done more easily now. We have the First...

Macedonia 11.10.20 | 18:52

Government says it can’t fire ethnic Albanian employees who want to keep their pretend public sector jobs

First Deputy Prime Minister Artan Grubi acknowledged that the Government won’t be able to fire any of the 1,350 ethnic Albanians hired in the public administration simply to boost Albanian representation, who are not given actual jobs and collect salaries from the comfort of their homes. The employees...

Macedonia 09.10.20 | 10:30

SDSM party members falsely claimed they are Albanians to slide in the public sector jobs quota

A shocking case of abuse of preferential ethnic hiring rules is reported in the agriculture inspection service, where ethnic Macedonian or Vlach supporters of the ruling SDSM party submitted applications in which they claim they are ethnic Albanians in order to get the job. Media outlets published the...

Macedonia 07.10.20 | 13:47

Albanian high school students in Struga hold protest, demand in-person teaching

High school students from Struga and several near-by villages protested today, again demanding to be allowed to attend in-person classes. Most Albanian language classes in the Niko Nestor and Ibrahim Temo high schools have boycotted the online classes since last week when school started. Today they were...

Macedonia 29.07.20 | 10:39

Ahmeti meets with Kasami to discuss his plan for a new Albanian platform

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti met with the leader of BESA Bilal Kasami to promote his plan for an all-Albanian political platform. The proposal, under which Ahmeti wants primacy among all Albanian parties, given that he won the most seats in the next Parliament (15), was already rejected by the close runner...

Macedonia 23.07.20 | 16:51

Map of Greater Albania flown over Gostivar

Unknown perpetrators flew a drone in Gostivar today that was carrying a map of Greater Albania. The map was recently popularized by Kosovo born singer Dua Lipa, who shared it on her social media accounts, with a comment insisting the Albanians are autochthonous inhabitants of the lands, while the other...

Balkans 20.07.20 | 21:22

Dua Lipa’s nationalist post inflamed the internet

Kosovo born star Dua Lipa continues to rile the internet a day after her message that showed the map of Greater Albania, incorporating parts of Macedonia, Greece, Serbia and Montenegro. The map, widely used by Albanian nationalists, was accompanied by the word Autochtonous, meant to declare that the...

Macedonia 15.07.20 | 21:21

Ahmeti expects that DUI will beat SDSM and the Alliance for the Albanian vote

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti said that he expects that he will win the majority among ethnic Albanians. DUI fought with Zoran Zaev’s SDSM party for the Albanian vote, as well as with the Alliance of Albanians, for the traditional role of the party that is invited in the ruling coalition as the representative...

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