Tag: census
Macedonia 02.05.21 | 11:22

Archbishop Stefan condemns planned changes to the education system, calls on all Macedonians to register in the census

In his Easter message, Archbishop Stefan of the Macedonian Orthodox Church urged the faithful to register in the on-going census, and condemned the planned education reforms by the left wing Government. A census was announced and then postponed due to the pandemic. Whenever it takes place, we as Macedonians...

Macedonia 06.04.21 | 19:27

Over 500 people died in two weeks, and until 10 days ago they didn’t want to introduce measures and wanted to conduct a census

Today 45 deaths, a total of 4,022 deaths, in just the last 2 weeks over 500 people have died. Until 10 days ago, they did not want to introduce any measures and wanted to conduct a census at any cost, Ivor Mickovski commented on Facebook.

Macedonia 03.04.21 | 09:40

Census postponed for September, local elections for second half of October, fingerprint devices to be used for voting

The Macedonian Parliament voted Friday to postpone the census from April to September, and also to postpone the local elections for the second half of October which will include fingerprint devices. The proposals were accepted with 95 votes in favor and 12 against. The Zaev regime was determined to hold...

Macedonia 02.04.21 | 21:25

Parliament finally approves bill to postpone the census for September

After a delay of one day, the Macedonian Parliament voted today to postpone the census from April to September, and also to postpone the municipal elections from the first to the second half of October. The proposals were accepted with 95 votes in favor and 12 against. The Zaev regime was determined...

Macedonia 02.04.21 | 16:41

Parliament session to postpone the census delayed because of parking issues

Shortly after the Parliament began today’s session, it was postponed for later in the afternoon. The main item on the agenda is to postpone the census that was planned to begin in April, and to hold it in September, when the coronavirus crisis will hopefully subside. Albanian parties strongly object...

Macedonia 02.04.21 | 11:39

Nikoloski: If the census was held now, in April alone we would have 50,000 new cases

The decision to postpone the census has one purpose, and that is to protect the health of citizens. The coronavirus does not choose by nationality, everyone is affected, the vice-president of VMRO-DPMNE Aleksandar Nikoloski, said on the “Morning briefing” show on Friday. Nikoloski said that...

Macedonia 02.04.21 | 10:17

The diaspora is not included in the total population: Mickoski exposed the bluff of Grubi and Osmani

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said that the party will not recognize a census that violates Eurostat standards and in which the diaspora is counted among the actual residents of Macedonia. Mickoski did an interview with the Albanian language TV21 channel at a time when Albanian parties demand...

Macedonia 01.04.21 | 23:23

Mickoski: VMRO-DPMNE will only recognize the census of the resident population

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said that the party will not recognize a census that violates Eurostat standards and in which the diaspora is counted among the actual residents of Macedonia. Mickoski did an interview with the Albanian language TV21 channel at a time when Albanian parties demand...

Macedonia 01.04.21 | 21:03

Bill to postpone the census goes through committee but may face difficulties when it goes before the full Parliament tomorrow

The Parliament concluded its discussion for today on the proposal to postpone the April census for September. The Committee on European Affairs approved the proposal but it is being delayed by over 100 amendments that were submitted by the opposition Albanian parties – the Alliance of Albanians...

Macedonia 01.04.21 | 16:44

US Ambassador Byrnes met with Albanian opposition leaders to get them to agree to postpone the census

US Ambassador to Macedonia Kate Byrnes intervened today to try and get the two Albanian opposition parties not to block the session of Parliament, which is meant to postpone the census. The Zaev regime initially agreed to pressure from its Albanian coalition partners to hold a “corona census”...

Macedonia 01.04.21 | 13:06

Parliament starts session on census, support from Alternative and the Alliance still uncertain

Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi has scheduled a session for 1 pm, whose agenda includes the census postponement and changes to the Electoral Code. It is uncertain whether the Alliance and Alternative will support it. They condition their support for the changes to the census law with the adoption of...

Macedonia 01.04.21 | 11:46

No census field operations until Alliance and Alternative are convinced to support postponement

In light of recent developments regarding the 2021 census, the State Statistical Office (SSO) will not kick off any field operations until the necessary procedure is completed in Parliament. Considering that the Census is planned to last 21 days, ie until April 21, the State Statistical Office believes...

Macedonia 01.04.21 | 09:50

Uncertainty over census: All parties in favor of postponement except Alliance for Albanians and Alternative

It is still uncertain whether the Parliament will decide to postpone the census, which was supposed to start today, for September as agreed at the leaders’ meeting between Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and the opposition VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski. The State Statistical Office, which is in...

Macedonia 31.03.21 | 20:58

Xhaferi’s move in the Parliament means that the census is legally still supposed to start tomorrow

The State Statistics Bureau census teams are going to be in a difficult situation tomorrow, as under law, the planned census is supposed to begin. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev accepted the demand from VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski to postpone the “corona census” for September, when hopefully...

Macedonia 31.03.21 | 17:20

Xhaferi obstructs the move to postpone the census

Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi announced that he returned the draft bill to postpone the census to the Government because it had “technical issues”. Xhaferi already announced that he will obstruct the move to postpone the census that was agreed between VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM leaders Hristijan...

Macedonia 31.03.21 | 15:28

Mucunski: Postponing the census for September is the only reasonable solution in the midst of a pandemic

VMRO-DPMNE MP Timco Mucunski met Wednesday with the people of Resen and the Prespa region. Asked by a reporter about the saga of the population census in the Republic of Macedonia, he said that he expects the agreement from the meeting between the leaders of VMRO-DPMNE Hristijan Mickoski and SDSM Zoran...

Macedonia 30.03.21 | 23:07

Palmer calls on the Zaev regime to do more to fight corruption

US diplomat Matthew Palmer called on the Zaev regime to stop up the fight against corruption, while still insisting that census should take place and that the opposition should not boycott the Parliament. The better job the Government does in fighting corruption, the more they get that problem under...

Macedonia 30.03.21 | 22:33

One of the suspects arrested in last week’s major drug raids was a registered census worker

VMRO-DPMNE spokesman Dimitar Arsovski revealed that one of the suspected drug runners arrested last week in a series of raids in and aroud Skopje was a registered census worker. This is a major scandal and the head of the State Statistics Bureau Apostol Simovski needs to resign over this. Was there no...

Macedonia 30.03.21 | 14:05

Albanian opposition leaders: Census should continue, we will block the changes to the census law with Badinter

Postponing the census is unacceptable for the Alliance for Albanians and Alternative coalition. This coalition is against the postponement of the registration and warns that they will use all democratic means for this process to continue. Ali Ahmeti did what he did together with Gruevski to prevent the...

Macedonia 29.03.21 | 23:46

Xhaferi opposes the agreement to postpone the census

Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi, from Zaev’s coalition partner DUI, said that he is not certain that the agreement to postpone the census for September will be accepted by the Parliament. Albanian parties in Macedonia are angry after Zaev and VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski reached an agreement...

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