Tag: bilingual
Macedonia 10.02.21 | 21:14

Installation of bilingual sign boards on roads across Macedonia begins

The Tetovo section of the Public Enterprise for Maintenance and Protection of National and Regional Roads (Makedonija Pat) today started installing new sign boards on the Skopje-Tetovo highway, which now contain information both in Macedonian and Albanian language. According to the information from...

Macedonia 20.01.21 | 09:14

Bilingual personal documents with country’s new constitutional name to be launched

The Government will send to the MPs texts of legal changes which will determine the obligation of ID cards, driver and traffic licenses, travel documents and other documents to be printed bilingually and with the new name of the country. Today, the Government approved the texts of the Draft-Law on Amending...

Macedonia 23.09.20 | 11:02

For nine months the Constitutional Court has refused to take up the extensive challenge on the Albanian language law

It’s been nine months since 17 law professors submitted a challenge to the Constitutional Court, over the law that makes Macedonia a fully bilingual – Macedonian – Albanian country. The law is clearly unconstitutional, says professor Tanja Karakamiseva who initiated the procedure, but...

Macedonia 22.09.20 | 10:32

Kasami wants to force private companies to use the Albanian language so they would hire more Albanians

BESA party leader Bilal Kasami joined the calls for a program of subsidies to private companies that will hire ethnic Albanians, and added the demand to make private companies bilingual. The idea also has the backing of the DUI coalition partner under the guise of “diversity in the workplace”....

Macedonia 08.12.19 | 21:45

After Osmani’s warning, Zaev changed his position on the bilingualism law

Outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev did a climb down on his initial position, that he will respect the decision of the Venice Commission, which found serious problems with Zaev’s law that turns Macedonia into a bilingual – Macedonian – Albanian country. Zaev’s u-turn comes after...

Macedonia 12.05.19 | 11:11

With Pendarovski’s inauguration, Macedonia faces becoming a fully bilingual country

The certification given to Stevo Pendarovski by the State Electoral Commission that he was elected as President bore the name “Republic of North Macedonia”, but was also bilingual, under the controversial law for the use of the Albanian language. Pendarovski, who owes his win to ethnic Albanian...

Economy 10.05.19 | 18:41

Albanian opposition party demands bilingual banknotes

The Alliance of Albanians accused the ruling DUI party of failing to push for Albanian national issues after it was revealed that the new denar notes which will be put in circulation early next year will carry the name “Republic of North Macedonia” but will not be bilingual. As part of the...

Macedonia 01.02.19 | 13:49

Zaev confirms that Albanian ministers don’t even use the costly translation service put in place

In his rambling interview with N1 TV station, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev revealed that the Albanian members of his Government are not really using the Albanian language in Government sessions, despite their long insistance that a law making Macedonia fully bilingual is adopted. Zaev was asked by N1 what...

Macedonia 30.01.19 | 13:54

Macedonian Government holds bilingual session

During the session of the Macedonian Government on Tuesday, for the first time ethnic Albanian ministers spoke in Albanian, as provided in the controversial law on the use of languages. The law, which clearly violates the articles of the Constitution regulating the use of minority languages to municipalities...

Handball 27.12.18 | 10:20

I feel ashamed, humiliated, Vardar’s Stoilov leaves bilingual “Best Athlete of the Year” event

Vardar captain, handball player Stojanche Stoilov, left the “Best Athlete of the Year” manifestation, organized by the Agency for Youth and Sport as soon as he heard the winners of the awards from Tetovo and Cair schools addressing the audience in Albanian language. The first two awards...