Tag: citizenship
Macedonia 22.07.21 | 16:50

Parliament committees prepare to vote on the controversial citizenship law

Tensions are growing in the Parliament as the SDSM led majority wants to hold a committee vote on the controversial new law for citizenship, which is on the wish list of the Albanian opposition parties. If adopted, the law would allow ethnic Albanians and others to claim Macedonian citizenship simply...

Macedonia 20.06.21 | 10:02

Bulgarian Justice Minister says he will speed up the issuing of new citizenships, but also criticizes past abuses

Bulgarian interim Justice Minister Janaki Stoilov announced that he will speed up the procedure for applying for Bulgarian citizenship, while also reviewing the activities of the previous conservative Government in this regard. Bulgaria put in place a program for issuing citizenships to Macedonians and...

Macedonia 11.06.21 | 22:13

Albanian opposition parties are pushing their citizenship law again, demand it is considered without filibuster

The Alliance of Albanians and the Alternative party are renewing their push for the Parliament to adopt an extremely lax citizenship law. The two parties demand that people who lived in Macedonia for a period of time should be made eligible for citizenship – a move that would make thousands of...

Macedonia 28.04.21 | 14:39

Ziberi: Injustice done to persons without citizenship

Some of the people born in the Republic of Macedonia before the declaration of independence of the country in 1991 have not yet solved the issue with citizenship status, and at the same time live in the country with their families in their homes and properties, which is a kind of absurdity under equal...

Macedonia 12.04.21 | 09:15

Student report cards and electricity bills to be accepted as proof for citizenship applications, Albanian opposition parties will ask Zaev

Radio Free Europe reports that several options are on the table as Prime Minister Zoran Zaev meets with the Albanian opposition parties today, to discuss ways to give citizenship to ethnic Albanians who are allegedly disenfranchised. The Alliance of Albanians and Alternative parties claim that there...

Macedonia 07.04.21 | 17:48

Alliance on the “Mafia” affair: In Macedonia it’s easier for a criminal to obtain citizenship than a person born in this country

Following the Mafia affair, as VMRO-DPMNE called it, which was the first to reveal the scandal with the issuance of Macedonian passports to foreign criminals, the AA-AAA coalition also reacted. Elmi Aziri asks with how many witnesses did the 214 drug lords get the citizenship and how did they pass through...

Macedonia 30.03.21 | 22:05

After abandoning his Albanian base on two key concessions, Zaev now promises them a deal on the “citizenship law”

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev made a public offering to the Albanian opposition parties that he will compromise with them on their proposed citizenship law. The Alliance of Albanians and Alternative claim that tens of thousands of Albanians who permanently live in Macedonia have not been able to get citizenships...

Macedonia 30.03.21 | 13:54

Spasovski: Decisions on citizenship cannot deviate from international practice

Decisions on citizenship cannot deviate from international practice and from the norms of the state, said Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski, announcing that tomorrow he will attend a meeting with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, and that they have a detailed analysis of what the problems are in terms of obtaining...

Macedonia 17.02.21 | 13:06

It was citizenship, not ethnicity after all: Spasov from SDSM confirmed that Levica works for them

The former ambassador from the ranks of SDSM, Gjorgi Spasov has an almost identical position as the Levica party regarding the initiative of the government to include nationality in ID cards. Spasov notes that according to the Prespa Agreement, it is a matter of citizenship, not ethnicity or nationality. The...

Macedonia 25.12.20 | 21:12

“VMRO will not support the census and citizenship laws because, as proposed, they will leave us with three million citizens”

VMRO-DPMNE will not support the census law proposed by the Zaev regime, said opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski, warning that it could leave Macedonia with three million citizens. The law proposes that long time emigrants from Macedonia are also counted among the residents, provided they get somebody...

Macedonia 21.12.20 | 22:39

Milososki denies claim from a Bulgarian nationalist MEP that he has Bulgarian citizenship

VMRO-DPMNE official Antonio Milososki denied claims from Bulgarian nationalist member of the European Parliament Angel Dzhambazki that he has a Bulgarian passport. I have no other citizenship other than the Macedonian one, I’ve never had another citizenship, and I have no intention to seek other...

Macedonia 20.12.20 | 21:29

SDSM withdraws proposal to allow holders of dual citizenship to be appointed as ambassadors

After VMRO-DPMNE announced that it will filibuster the draft law that would allow holders of dual citizenship to be appointed ambassadors, SDSM responded that it will withdraw the law. Milososki: VMRO will block the proposal to allow dual citizens to become ambassadors SDSM issued a statement saying...

Macedonia 11.12.20 | 17:38

66,000 Macedonians took Bulgarian citizenships in the past 10 years, the Justice Minister reveals

Speaking before the Bulgarian Parliament, Justice Minister Desislava Ahladova said that a total of 66,000 Macedonian citizens acquired Bulgarian citizenship over the past 10 years. These citizenships were handed out under the clause of Bulgarian origin – foreign citizens are asked to declare that...

Macedonia 07.08.19 | 16:33

Croats refer to us as North Macedonians

For Croatia we have become North Macedonians. Croatian news portal net.hr reporting on the incident between 6 Macedonian nationals working in the seaside town of Novigrad and one Croatian national said: U sukobu su sudjelovali 48-godišnjak iz Novigrada te šestorica Sjevernih Makedonaca The incident...

Macedonia 07.08.19 | 13:01

Bureau blames technical issues for its use of ///// instead of the adjective “Macedonian” in birth certificates

Following public outcry, the bureau charged with issuing birth certificates informed that it will begin printing certificates in which the citizenship will be listed as “Macedonian/citizen of the Republic of North Macedonia”, a phrase specifically detailed in the Prespa treaty to declare...

Macedonia 06.08.19 | 19:20

Adjective “Macedonian” removed from birth certificates, replaced with – /////

Citizens are reporting that they are receiving official birth certificates in which the field declaring the citizenship is marked with forward slash lines – //////. The field used to say “Macedonian”. Under the Prespa treaty, it was expected that in the future this designation will...

Balkans 03.08.19 | 15:47

Albania will begin issuing citizenship by blood and birth

The Government in Tirana proposed a law that would allow the issuing of Albanian citizenship to all ethnic Albanians, going back three generations. This would apply to ethnic Albanians living in neighboring countries as well as in the large Albanian diaspora across the world. A Government Minister can...

Macedonia 17.12.18 | 21:29

Bulgarian passport whisleblower says thousands of Macedonians are listed as living on vacant lot near Blagoevgrad

Katya Mateva, former head of citizenship services in the Bulgarian Justice Ministry, which has turned whistleblower against the Boyko Borisov Government, claims that thosands of Macedonian citizens who received Bulgarian passports are listed at a “electricity pole” near the city of Blagoevgrad. According...

lida viagra fiyat cialis sipariş cialis escort bayan