Tag: culture
Culture 06.05.19 | 14:29

Hungarian writers at the Skopje book fair

Hungarian culture will be represented at the 31-st international book fair which begins on May 8th in Skopje. Writers Edina Szvoren and Laszlo Bagoshi will be in Skopje to meet their fans, along with translators Paskal Gilevski and Zlatko Panzov, said the Hungarian Embassy. Cultural promotion is the...

Culture 06.05.19 | 13:10

Operation broom: Asaf Ademi resigns as Zaev’s Culture Minister

Culture Minister Asaf Ademi is the expected first victim of Zoran Zaev’s announced post election purge of corrupt or incompetent officials. Ademi, who comes from the small ethnic Albanian Alternativa party, resigned today, after a lengthy confrontation with a group of Zaev supporting artists whose...

Culture 03.04.19 | 13:23

Ademi on the verge of resignation after he cut public funding for many of Zaev’s supporters

Culture Minister Asaf Ademi, who faced extensive criticism after cutting Macedonian cultural programs from the budget in favor of promoting Albanian culture, is on the verge of resignation. According to the pro-Government Nezavisen daily, the resignation will be presented as caused by “health reasons”. The...

Culture 12.03.19 | 12:48

Culture Minister Ademi cuts funding for the Days of Macedonian music

Following several rounds of talks with artists angry after their projects were rejected for public funding, Culture Minister Asaf Ademi published a revised list, which approves money for some of the malcontents but leaves out other projects. One of those that remain left out is the Days of Macedonian...

Culture 20.02.19 | 15:36

Culture Ministry gives “stay of execution” to events it rejected for public funding

Culture Minister Asaf Ademi met with some of the artists whose projects were refused in the latest annual plan for distribution of public funding and promised to allow them to re-apply. Ademi faced fierce criticism within the ruling coalition after he cut funding for some of the best known cultural events...

Culture 13.02.19 | 19:48

Culture Ministry Secretary acknowledges funding redistribution was meant to favor Albanian artists

Valmir Aziri, State Secretary in the Culture Ministry, defended the decision of Minister Asaf Ademi to radically redistribute funding for cultural programs, saying that in the past Albanians were discriminated by the Ministry. Aziri, who like Ademi is Albanian, with this seemingly confirmed that the...

Culture 12.02.19 | 14:03

Culture Ministry will give money to the “Zlatno Slavejce” festival, but not to the other events that were cut from its program

The Culture Ministry acknowledged its error in cutting public funding for the “Zlatno Slavejce” festival of children’s music, but remains in its decision to reject requests from the Skopje Jazz Festival, Off Fest, Avalon production concerts and the Pece Atanasovski festival of folk...

Culture 11.02.19 | 22:20

Buzalkovska on the culture program review: The Ministry wants to throw a few hundreds our way to shut us up

Director Zoja Buzalkovska dismissed the announcement that the scandal plagued annual program proposed by the Culture Ministry will be reviewed. The review was announced after it was determined that Culture Minister Asaf Ademi and the commissions who operate under him slashed funding for some of the best...

Culture 10.02.19 | 11:34

Ademi’s adviser Vishka says Culture Ministry broke the “dictatorship” which distributed public funds

Actor Visar Vishka, who advises Culture Minister Asaf Ademi, welcomed the decision of the Ministry to cut funding for some of the most established cultural events and to boost funding for Albanian cultural projects. Ademi, who comes from the ethnic Albanian BESA party, faced strong criticism from a number...

Culture 05.02.19 | 13:08

Macedonia and Bulgaria signed Cultural Cooperation Program

The Minister of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia, Asaf Ademi, paid a one-day working visit to the Republic of Bulgaria as part of the official delegation led by the President of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, including the State Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Valmir...