Tag: boycott
Macedonia 27.04.21 | 16:34

Strumica high-school students plan a boycott over Minister Carovska’s latest plan to rewrite school books

High school students from Strumica are organizing to boycott classes in protest against plans by Education Minister Mila Carovska to switch to electronic school books. The students are repeating their old request for in-person schooling and insist that e-books will just solidify the Ministry’s...

Macedonia 04.02.21 | 21:48

High school students will briefly suspend their boycott after receiving support from most political parties

After being assured of the support of over 70 members of Parliament for their demands, the Association of high school students announced it will suspend its boycott of classes. Most high school students joined the boycott that began with the start of the second semester, in mid January. Their demands...

Macedonia 01.02.21 | 16:57

Education Minister Carovska tells striking students they will have to make up for the lost classes

Education Minister Mila Carovska threatened high school students that they will have to work overtime to make up for the classes they are losing now, with the on-going boycott. Most high-school students are boycotting as they demand that the year-end graduation test is cut in half, because of the poor...

Macedonia 31.01.21 | 10:58

High school students set to continue their boycott of online classes

The Association of high school students announced that they boycott of online classes will continue into next week. A large majority of students are boycotting classes since school resumed after the winter break 10 days ago, as they demand a reduction in the year-end graduation exams. Our delegation...

Macedonia 28.01.21 | 15:05

Nearly 80 percent of high-school students have joined the boycott of classes

The boycott of the second semester in high-schools has spread to nearly 80 percent of all students, said the Association of high school students. They demands that the graduation tests are reduced down to just two classes, from the current four, citing the poor quality of online teaching as a reason...

Macedonia 23.08.20 | 18:43

VMRO yet to decide whether to boycott the vote on the new SDSM – DUI Government

VMRO-DPMNE spokesman Dimitar Arsovski said that the party will soon decide whether to even attend the planned vote for the next SDSM – DUI led Government. Opposition parties such as the Alliance of Albanians and Alternative are expected to boycott to session and Arsovski was asked today if VMRO...

Macedonia 20.08.20 | 14:21

High school union plans to boycott the start of the school year after their proposals were ignored for months

The Association of high school students objects to the fact it was not involved in the planning of the new school year, and announces boycott of the online teaching. The Education and Healthcare ministries eventually decided that all students above third grade of elementary school will attend online...

Macedonia 18.08.20 | 14:34

Alternative and Alliance could boycott the Parliament if an Albanian is not named Prime Minister

The Alliance of Albanians and its coalition partner Alternative are considering a boycott of the next Parliament, unless an ethnic Albanian is elected Prime Minister. The two parties are accusing their main competitor in the Albanian bloc, DUI, of winning votes on the promise that it will secure an Albanian...

World 28.04.20 | 18:02

Former EU head Tusk appeals for boycott of Poland’s election

Former European Council president Donald Tusk appealed Tuesday for a boycott of the upcoming presidential election in his native Poland, saying the postal vote the government has proposed carries health risks amid the coronavirus pandemic and would not meet democratic standards for free, equal and transparent...

Macedonia 22.01.20 | 20:44

National TV stations boycott the government and the ministers

Five national TV stations affiliated with the MMA (Macedonian Media Association) have begun boycotting the activities of ministers and the government. Yesterday they put down the cameras and did not record the press conference of the Minister of Transport and Communications, Goran Sugareski. At the same...

Macedonia 28.04.19 | 16:45

Cento warns boycott supporters that they may end up helping Pendarovski

One of the most prominent political prisoners of Zaev’s regime, Jane Cento, joined in the calls to right wing voters to support Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova in the second round of the presidential elections and to reject the calls to boycott the election. It is up to you whether you will...

Macedonia 28.04.19 | 09:46

Siljanovska to the boycott voters: I also could’ve stayed at home, but I decided to fight

VMRO-DPMNE presidential candidate Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova sent out a video message speaking directly to the boycott camp – opponents to the name change who sat out of the first round of the elections. I appeal to you who have your own reasons to stay and home and abstain from voting....

Macedonia 25.04.19 | 14:41

Apasiev calls for vote: The boycott is counterproductive

Levica’s Dimitar Apasiev calls for a vote in the presidential runoff scheduled for May 5. According to him, boycotting the elections is counterproductive. After a record low turnout of 41% in the first round of presidential elections, with which the citizens openly slapped the bipartisanship SDSM-DPMNE,...

Macedonia 24.04.19 | 13:47

Father Ivica’s appeal to the boycott supporters

Father Ivica Todorov called on the voters who boycotted the September 2018 referendum and the first round of the presidential elections to reconsider and to support Gordana Siljanovska in the second round. A loss for Siljanovska, Father Ivica warns, would only guarantee that the loss of the name is irreversible. This...

Macedonia 24.04.19 | 10:54

Siljanovska sees a Macedonian Spring on the rise, asks the boycott camp for their support

We need to put an end to mediocrity in politics. For the past 30 years politicians were like cloned, like cyborgs, creating more like them. We need to send them packing, and have a new, spring oriented policy, Siljanovska said during a meeting with young supporters in Skopje. Siljanovska’s result...

Macedonia 23.04.19 | 21:58

Electoral commission head expects new elections if these fail due to low turnout, but says no guarantee that would happen

Although the first round of the presidential elections doesn’t have a turnout floor, it was indicative of a possible failure of the second round, where the floor is set at 40 percent. Turnout in the first round was barely a few points over 40 percent. And with third placed candidate Blerim Reka...

Macedonia 15.04.19 | 15:39

Mickoski calls on the boycott activists to help him bring down the Zaev regime

In a video address, opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski called on the boycott activists to reconsider and to support the VMRO-DPMNE endorsed candidate Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova. I say to those who support a boycott, but still carry the idea of Macedonia in their hearts. We remain brothers...

Macedonia 10.04.19 | 22:42

Siljanovska tells the boycott supporters that the name change can best be reversed from within

During her rally in Skopje today, VMRO-DPMNE presidential candidate Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova called on the opposition supporters who intend to boycott the elections to reconsider their decision. I have full understanding for the dilemmas faced by people who in their minds and their hearts...

Macedonia 01.04.19 | 17:58

Latas: Zaev has the most to gain from a presidential election boycott

Seasoned journalist Dragan Pavlovik Latas warns that, if there is a push to boycott the presidential elections, it will come from the SDSM – DUI camp. The calls to boycott the elections are now mostly coming from the right, by activists of the former Boycott movement which successfully torpedoed...

Balkans 10.02.19 | 19:50

Serbian opposition begins Parliament boycott

Serbian opposition parties intend to boycott the Parliament unless their demands are met and conditions for free and fair elections are prepared. We don’t want to continue being part of the facade of democracy and to legitimize a totalitarian regime which suffocates all critical thinking and treats...

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