Tag: besa
Macedonia 29.09.19 | 13:40

BESA leader Kasami says the only purpose of the Special Prosecutor’s Office was to bring down the Gruevski Government

BESA party leader Bilal Kasami says that the Special Prosecutor’s Office completely failed at its declared task – to restore the rule of law in Macedonia, and turned out to be a political tool of the SDSM party. From this perspective, the feeling is that the Special Prosecutor’s Office...

Macedonia 17.09.19 | 15:49

Ethnic Albanian opposition parties propose redrawing the electoral districts

Following the request from a group of small parties to re-organize the electoral model by having only one electoral district, the ethnic Albanian opposition parties are making proposals of their own. Having one instead of the current six electoral districts will likely favor the smallest parties. On...

Macedonia 11.09.19 | 23:21

BESA says it is unacceptable for two parties involved in judicial proceedings to negotiate the future of the state

According to the BESA movement it is absolutely unacceptable for two parties involved directly or indirectly in judicial proceedings or under investigation by the special or public prosecutor’s office to negotiate the future of such important institutions in the state. All our findings confirm...

Macedonia 22.07.19 | 15:27

BESA is opposed to Zaev’s draft law on the Special Prosecutor’s Office, endangering his attempt to get to 81 votes

BESA party sources said that he will not vote for the proposed law on state prosecutors, which was unilaterally presented by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on Friday, after he failed to find common ground with the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party and amid the major corruption scandal involving the Special Prosecutor’s...

Macedonia 19.07.19 | 22:13

BESA joins VMRO call for early general elections

The BESA party issued a press release accusing the ruling SDSM party of corruption and calling for early general elections. The call comes after BESA leader Bilal Kasami held a meeting with VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski, to discuss the major corruption scandal revolving around Special Prosecutor...

Macedonia 15.07.19 | 15:52

Besa for protests, yet to decide on the form

Opposition Besa did not state whether it accepts El Cheka’s call for a protest against the government. They say they are for protests but have not yet decided on the form. The Besa movement as an opposition party is for protests for the revolt the citizens expressing, but the form will be decided...

Economy 14.06.19 | 15:18

BESA blames Zaev for lack of investments in the majority Albanian parts of Macedonia

The opposition ethnic Albanian party BESA condemns the Zaev Government through a press release, claiming that Albanian parts of Macedonia have received no major investments during his term, either from public or from private sources. Zaev’s Government recently shared a video with its infrastructural...

Macedonia 13.06.19 | 19:54

BESA calls for early elections after Zaev’s failed mission in Berlin

BESA, one of the two main opposition ethnic Albanian parties, called for early elections after the failure of the Zaev Government to secure a date to open EU accession talks. The promise that accession talks will begin this month was not kept. There are no certain guarantees from Berlin that they will...

Macedonia 09.05.19 | 23:03

Besa no longer has parliamentary group

As of today, Afrim Gashi, Nedzbedin Karemani and Redzep Memedi are no longer under the logo of the BESA parliamentary group, but MPs of Alternativa. This information was confirmed by a Parliament source. Now BESA has two MPs, and Alternativa three. With this change, the BESA parliamentary group no longer...

Macedonia 02.05.19 | 20:15

BESA calls for early parliamentary elections

Considering the fact that the Besa Movement during this period has been presented as a very serious political entity and with a transparent approach throughout the entire process of North Macedonia towards the Euro-Atlantic structures, and given that this process can be damaged if a new crisis is created...

Macedonia 25.03.19 | 16:41

Besa will support the Law on Public Prosecutor’s Office if SPO does not merge with PPO

Besa announced that it would support the new law on public prosecution if the SPO remains functioning as an independent institution, and not as an integral part of the PPO. Besa MP Falis Zendeli told Monday reporters in the Parliament that the party is ready to support the SPO to continue working with...

Macedonia 28.02.19 | 15:37

BESA and Alliance of Albanians will support Blerim Reka for President

Sources in the two ethnic Albanian opposition parties, BESA and the Alliance of Albanians, say that the parties will support the nomination of professor Blerim Reka for President of Macedonia. As opposition parties, we believe that the presidential elections are pointless without an ethnic Albanian candidate....

Macedonia 21.02.19 | 13:53

Zaev meets BESA’s Kasami to discuss joint presidential candidate

Zoran Zaev is meeting with Bilal Kasami today to see if BESA party leader would support his proposal for a “consensual” presidential candidate nominated by the ruling SDSM party but supported by all ethnic Albanian parties. Zaev is already in talks with the Albanian parties which are in his...

Macedonia 10.02.19 | 16:48

BESA demands end to rampant nepotism as relatives of Government officials continue getting public sector jobs

The BESA party calls on the Government to reverse recent hirings of close relative of Government officials to positions in the public administration or well to do public companies. BESA’s reaction comes after it was revealed that Culture Minister Asaf Ademi had his sister hired at the ELEM public...

Macedonia 04.02.19 | 09:55

BESA prepares law for Albanian language identity cards

Ethnic Albanian opposition party BESA announced that it is preparing a law to make identity cards in Macedonia bilingual. The cards currently are in Macedonian and English, but BESA demands that Albanian is also used in the document. The demand is part of the agreement BESA had with Prime Minister Zoran...

Macedonia 01.02.19 | 13:38

BESA and Alliance of Albanians will field a joint presidential candidate

The two oppostion ethnic Albanian parties BESA and the Alliance of Albanians, said that they have an agreement in principle to run a joint candidate in the coming presidential elections. The Bilal Kasami and Ziadin Sela led parties recently jointly pressured Prime Minister Zoran Zaev to accept a number...

Macedonia 04.01.19 | 12:23

Zaev meets ethnic Albanian party leaders who remain doubtful on the “North Macedonia” amendments

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev is set to meet with Bilal Kasami, leader of the ethnic Albanian BESA party, as it threatened to pull its support for the amendments that rename Macedonia into North Macedonia. BESA has five members of Parliament, but it is uncertain how many of them would listen to Kasami’s...