Tag: census
Macedonia 15.10.20 | 17:49

Zaev insists that the census will be held in April, even without support from the opposition

After opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski said that his VMRO-DPMNE party will not support a census organized without its involvement, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev insisted that the census will take place in April 2021. We need to get this thing off our chest. The census needs to be held due to even development,...

Macedonia 15.10.20 | 13:22

Financial Times: Macedonia needs census

According to some statisticians, Macedonia, the newest member of NATO, may have lost up to a quarter of its population since it became the only country to secede peacefully from Yugoslavia in 1991, writes the Financial Times in an article titled “Macedonia grapples with demographic challenge”. The...

Macedonia 15.10.20 | 10:09

Pendarovski on census results: It does not matter if one makes 19.9 % or 20.1 %

The leaders of both the government and the opposition will have to sit down and agree on a census law that will be in line with all, absolutely all the highest European standards of Eurostat, and secondly, agree on a political declaration that the census results will not lead to revision of the Framework...

Macedonia 13.10.20 | 20:19

VMRO-DPMNE will not support a census it is not involved in

The VMRO-DPMNE party will not legitimize and support a census that is prepared without input from the opposition. VMRO leader Hristijan Mickoski said that his party is being fully ignored by the Government in this crucial operation. We offered many times that we sit down and talk about the issue. We...

Macedonia 27.09.20 | 11:43

Census in 2021 with teams visiting every individual home

Apostol Simovski, the head of the Macedonian State Statistics Bureau (DZS) insists that the institution is prepare to conduct a reliable census in April 2021. Macedonia has last held a census in 2002, and an attempt to have one in 2011 was cut short after ethnic Albanian parties demanded that their high...

Macedonia 28.10.19 | 20:20

Census postponed to April 2021

The population census is postponed to April 2021, Telma reports. The Director of the State Statistical Office Apostol Simovski met Monday with Prime Minister Zaev and it was agreed that there is no room to postpone the Census for the following autumn, after the elections, since 2020 is still an election...

Macedonia 08.10.19 | 23:01

VMRO-DPMNE will not accept census in the form proposed by the government

VMRO-DPMNE will not accept the population census in the form proposed by SDSM, VMRO-DPMNE’s leader Hristijan Mickoski said Tuesday on TV24’s “Otvoreno” show. It has many inconsistencies that do not match the views and demands of VMRO-DPMNE. It must be postponed. We, as VMRO-DPMNE,...

Macedonia 07.10.19 | 20:12

Menduh Thaci: DUI afraid of census, Albanians may be below 20%

DPA leader Menduh Thaci, speaking about the current situation in the country on TV 21’s “10 Minutes” show, said that DUI is afraid of the census, as the number of Albanians may turn out to be below 20%, which would mean that DUI’s bad policies have forced Albanians to leave the...

Macedonia 30.07.19 | 14:04

Dimovski: VMRO has substantial issues with the census law and wants it withdrawn

VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Ilija Dimovski said that the opposition has fundamental issues with the way the census is being prepared for 2020, and insisted that it will only accept a census held under Eurostat rules. The main sticking point is the request by the Zaev’s Government that citizens...

Macedonia 03.07.19 | 22:11

VMRO will boycott the census if the law is not changed

VMRO-DPMNE will call for a boycott of the 2020 census if it is conducted under the current law, which allows that long term emigrants are counted just as the current residents are, said VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski. Ethnic Albanian parties in Macedonia, faced with the especially high emigration...

Macedonia 30.06.19 | 19:15

Thirty citizens refused to register in the trial census

Thirty citizens refused to register in the trial census conducted by the State Statistical Office in thirteen municipalities across the country in a period of two weeks. The SSO says that despite this, the trial census was successful, Kanal 5 reported. SSO added that during the trial there were minor...

Macedonia 15.06.19 | 15:01

VMRO-DPMNE blames Zaev of attempting to force a census without opposition approval

VMRO-DPMNE blames the Zaev Government of attempting to organize a census which will not take into account residency, but will include every citizen who was ever issued a citizenship number, including deceased and long term emigrants. Counting emigrants as residents is a key request of the Albanian parties...

Macedonia 13.06.19 | 21:52

The census is evidence of a secret plan to redefine Macedonia

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski claims that the planned 2020 census is part of a plan to redefine Macedonia, forged between Zoran Zaev and DUI leader Ali Ahmeti between the two rounds of the presidential elections. The Government wants to use the census to give a mathematical backing to its political...

Macedonia 11.06.19 | 10:44

Mickoski: Zaev’s approach to the census is driven by the political deals he has struck

During a TV interview, VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski addressed the controversial law which should govern the 2020 census, and which provides that emigrants would be counted along with the residents, using online apps. It’s a key request from the Albanian parties, who face a significant drop...

Macedonia 10.06.19 | 10:08

Parliament cancels debate on the new census law after objections from the opposition, boycott is now an option

The Parliament discussion on the proposed new census law, which was supposed to take place today, is being cancelled. The opposition VMRO-DPMNE party accused the SDSM – DUI led majority of attempting to push through a law which fails to respect Eurostat standards, and are using an expedited procedure...

Macedonia 09.06.19 | 16:05

VMRO raises alarm over the census law being pushed through Parliament

VMRO-DPMNE spokesman Naum Stoilkovski warned that the opposition may call for a boycott of the census planned for next year if the Zaev Government insists to hold it without adhering to the basic European standards. The draft law on the census was submitted to the Parliament without consulting the opposition,...

Macedonia 29.05.19 | 14:11

2020 census will count emigrants

The Statistics Bureau head Apostol Simovski said that long delayed census will be held in April 2020 and, as announced, Macedonian citizens living abroad will be counted toward the census. This is a major requirement of the ethnic Albanian parties, who insist that the percentage of Albanians in the Macedonian...

Macedonia 29.03.19 | 20:08

Census to also include Albanians who have not entered Macedonia for years

Deputy Prime Minister Bujar Osmani said on TV Klan Macedonia that Albanians who do not live and have not entered Macedonia for years will be included in the upcoming census. Basically, we overcame the dilemmas that the political parties had in organizing the census. We initially agreed to organize the...

Macedonia 29.03.19 | 15:34

Faced with the hot census issue, Zaev’s Government will allow emigrants to be counted along with the residents

The State Statistics Bureau director Apostol Simovski announced that the coming 2020 census will not be a typical census of residents, like the one held in 2002, but would be geared toward adding the migrants – citizens who left Macedonia and live abroad. We will try to cover as many people living...

Economy 25.02.19 | 16:48

Zaev confirmed that the census will include an ethnicity question

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev confirmed Monday that the census to be conducted next year will include a question on ethnic affiliation, although it was previously announced that this will not be the case, that citizens will be able to declare only which language is their native language. We agreed that...

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