Tag: asylum
Macedonia 15.09.21 | 20:34

Citizens of Bardovci protest against the building of an asylum center

Citizens from Bardovci, near Skopje, protested before the Government building and the EU Embassy today, demanding an end to the construction of an asylum center in their village. The citizens say they were not consulted about the building of the center, and that they fear for the safety of their neighborhood...

Macedonia 18.08.21 | 17:40

Protest against the construction of a center for asylum seekers in Skopje

Citizens of Bardovci blocked a Skopje intersection leading toward their neighborhood today, in protest against the construction of a center for asylum seekers. The village just north of Skopje is a mix of farming families and residential areas popular with the diplomatic corps. But the Interior Ministry...

Macedonia 07.07.21 | 16:56

Bulgarian media report that Borisov is planning to seek asylum in Turkey

Bulgarian media are reporting that former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is planning to seek asylum in Turkey. Borisov’s GERB party won the April elections but without the majority needed to form a new coalition. Since then, a caretaker Government appointed by his political opponent, President Rumen...

Macedonia 12.08.20 | 10:48

Employee in the Demir Kapija asylum arrested after indecently touching a female patient

An employee at the Demir Kapija asylum for the disabled was arrested after he was seen touching and kissing a female patient. The incident was reported two days ago. Police identified the employee as 51 year old B.A., who has been detained and is being charged. The asylum is meant for patients with serious...

Macedonia 13.02.20 | 11:01

German Government office refers to Macedonians as “Northmacedonians”

Worries that the imposed name “North Macedonia’ will spill over into the designation of the Macedonian nationality are proven correct every day, despite assurances from the SDSM led Government that the Prespa treaty will not affect the Macedonian national identity. A recent example comes...

News 09.11.19 | 16:43

One year since Nikola Gruevski was forced to flee Macedonia

Today marks a year since Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski was forced to flee the country for Hungary, where he obtained asylum from political persecution. In the year since, many of the things he warned about came true, while the tip of the spear in the persecution campaign against him broke...

Macedonia 24.08.19 | 10:37

Sweden, Hungary, Greece confirm: These people are victims of political persecution in Macedonia

Four international arrest warrants issued by Macedonian police – three European states refusing to extradite the refugees, one explanation – the refugees are victims of political persecution in Macedonia. Thus, in the 21st century, Macedonia becomes the only state in Europe that has four...

Macedonia 28.06.19 | 17:03

The Ministry of Justice cannot seek revision of Gruevski’s asylum

Deputy Minister of Justice Oliver Ristovski said Friday that North Macedonia cannot seek revision of the asylum request of former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, and the ministry is powerless to do anything more if the Hungarian authorities reject extradition. He is on trial, he has the right to seek...

Macedonia 02.02.19 | 18:32

Gruevski: I left the country via Albania, let the authorities discover the details of the escape as they promised

Nikola Gruevski, Macedonia’s ex-prime minister, said Saturday in an interview with Sitel TVthat he had fled the country via Albania before reaching Hungary where he was granted political asylum, but did not disclose the details of his movement. “From Macedonia, I went to Albania, where I requested...

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