Tag: culev
Macedonia 24.07.20 | 17:11

Culev punishes police official who initiated an incident in Tetovo on election day

Interior Minister Nake Culev approved the strictest possible disciplinary measure for one of his own advisers, Zoran Georgievski who on election day had an incident on election day with the traffic police chief of Tetovo Zoran Talev. It was found that Georgievski initiated the incident and the disciplinary...

Macedonia 14.07.20 | 15:59

Interior Minister Culev says that the police intercepted several attempts to violate the conduct of the elections

Interior Minister Nake Culev said that the police intercepted a number of attempts to violate the free and fair conduct of the elections, and said that this practice will continue into the main day of voting on Wednesday. All violators will be punished, Culev said, warning that breaking the electoral...

Macedonia 09.07.20 | 20:58

Interior Minister Culev pledges safe conduct of the elections

Interior Minister Nake Culev inspected the work of the police in Kriva Palanka, Kratovo, Probistip and Sveti Nikole where he said that the Interior Ministry will make sure that voters are allowed to vote freely in safely conducted elections. The local departments have prepared operational plans for their...

Macedonia 03.07.20 | 15:33

Interior Minister Culev: We will severely punish any election violations

Interior Minister Nake Culev warned that all election violation will be punished severely by the police, no matter which party is responsible. Our main goal is having peaceful, safe, fair and democratic elections, Culev said, after a visit to Veles and Kavadarci, where he met with the local police chiefs. He...

Macedonia 29.06.20 | 14:32

Culev: All politicians who violated the law will be interrogated

Opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski sent a legal representative to the police station where he was summoned today to be interrogated over the incident in early June when a restaurant where Mickoski was having lunch was raided by the police because he was allegedly sitting at a table in the indoor area,...

Macedonia 23.06.20 | 21:57

SDSM and DUI use their executive powers to replace the chief of police in Tetovo

The SDSM – DUI led Government decided to again dismiss the police commissioner of Tetovo, who was appointed by Interior Minister Nake Culev, in accordance with this authority under the pre-election power sharing agreement. The Government already replaced the commissioner once, and Culev won a case...

Macedonia 21.06.20 | 14:17

Minister Culev after the incident in Sutka: We will investigate all instances of voter bribery

Interior Minister Nake Culev said that the police conducted a search in the home of a police officer, who was also an SDSM party activist and a member of an NGO group, for bribing voters in Skopje’s Shuto Orizari/Sutka district. The officer, who was identified in the press as Seafedin Sefer, was...

Macedonia 19.06.20 | 13:18

Head of ESM (ELEM) investigated for extortion

Interior Minister Nake Culev announced that the Ministry is investigating extortion charges against a top SDSM party official for abuse of his position in the REK Bitola coal plant. Culev did not name the official directly, but it’s clear he is talking about Vasko Kovacevski, who was made head...

Macedonia 12.06.20 | 16:34

Pendarovski did not consult the Interior Ministry before ending the state of emergency

Interior Minister Nake Culev strongly condemned the decision of President Stevo Pendarovski not to extend the state of the emergency despite the record setting infection and mortality rate of the coronavirus epidemic. Pendarovski is acting in support of the request of his SDSM party to hold elections...

Macedonia 08.06.20 | 22:50

Minister Culev says that police director Tasevski block many of his initiatives, puts the interests of his SDSM party first

Interior Minister Nake Culev said tha the has serious difficulties communicating with the head of the uniformed police BJB bureau director Saso Tasevski, who is a loyalist of SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev. The issues in the functioning of the Interior Ministry became clear as officers, apparently on orders...

Macedonia 06.06.20 | 16:27

Culev: SDSM is running a political campaign to shift the blame for the failed epidemic policies

Interior Minister Nake Culev spoke to Republika about the propaganda attacks he has faced from the ruling SDSM party as the coronavirus epidemic took a strong turn to the worse. SDSM quickly coordinated a series of public appearances in which its officials and supportive public commentators blamed the...

News 29.05.20 | 16:10

Zaev tries to blame the Ramadan spike on Interior Minister Culev, demands his resignation

SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev sought to lay the blame for the spike in the coronavirus cases on the interim Interior Minister Nake Culev, the only high level opposition appointee in the Government. Zaev blamed Culev for not using the police aggressively to disperse the iftar dinners during the month of...

Macedonia 29.05.20 | 13:31

New security agency remains silent after Minister Culev accused it of violating electronic surveillance laws

The newly founded ANB security agency and the interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski have remained silent days after Interior Minister Nake Culev revealed that the agency is abusing its powers for surveillance of the opposition. Culev said that the ANB agency still has the ability to abuse its wiretapping...

Macedonia 27.05.20 | 13:38

Interior Minister Culev calls on the Government to approve his proposal for financial reward for the police officers

Interior Minister Nake Culev called on the Government to adopt his proposal that police officers are rewarded for their work over the 70 days of curfew. The police was tasked with policing the curfews that began on March 22 and lasted every evening. The officers dutifully, professionally and responsibly...

Macedonia 26.05.20 | 20:02

Interior Minister Culev confirms that the evening curfew is being lifted

Interior Minister Nake Culev confirmed that the Government has decided to lift the evening curfew, that was introduced for two months to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. I’m grateful to the citizens for the high level of responsibility they showed over the past months. My gratitude goes to...

Macedonia 24.05.20 | 22:33

Culev announces charges for SDSM party activists filmed bribing Roma voters in Strumica

Interior Minister Nake Culev announced charges against the group of SDSM party activists who were distributing food parcels in the Roma neighborhood in Strumica. Culev said that the charges will be filed for violation of the coronavirus movement restrictions, but if it is proven that the food was meant...

Macedonia 22.05.20 | 16:08

The removal of coronavirus restrictions will cause a spike in illegal migration in the Balkans, Interior Minister Culev warns

Interior Minister Nake Culev arned that the lifting of the coronavirus linked restrictions across the region will again re-active the migrant smuggling routes in the Balkans. Migrants were easy to catch with the evening curfews that were introduced because of the coronavirus epidemic, and he border closures,...

Macedonia 15.05.20 | 18:12

Karakamiseva: With no Parliament in place, there is no way for Zaev to go back to a fully SDSM led Government

Law professor Tanja Karakamiseva insisted that a call from SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev that the Government is reorganized into a purely political, SDSM dominated one, is not doable. Zaev agreed to resign as Prime Minister and allow several opposition VMRO-DPMNE officials to assume positions in the Government...

Macedonia 14.05.20 | 15:18

Zaev asks Minister Culev to resign over a gathering of a thousand people, while demanding that a million voters go to the polls

During a TV interview yesterday SDSM leader Zoran Zaev demanded a resignation from Interior Minister Nake Culev, the only remaining top level government member appointed from the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party under the power-sharing pre-election agreement. Zaev accused Culev because the police did not...

Macedonia 14.05.20 | 11:16

Anti-Corruption Commission finds in favor of Interior Minister Culev

The Anti-Corruption Commission (DKSK) found in favor of Interior Minister Nake Culev in his dispute with his SDSM party appointed deputy Slavjanka Petrovska. Petrovska, and the SDSM led Government, tried to prevent Culev from appointing the police chief of Tetovo. Under the power sharing agreement Culev,...

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