Tag: diaspora
Economy 18.06.20 | 19:51

Business chamber demands the border to open for the free-spending diaspora

The Economic Chamber of North West Macedonia, an association of largely ethnic Albanian owned businesses, called on the Government to immediately open the border for the diaspora visitors who usually flock to Macedonia during the summer season. Free spending Macedonian emigrants to Germany, Switzerland,...

Macedonia 13.03.20 | 09:46

7,508 people from the diaspora registered to vote in the parliamentary elections

After checking the reports of our countrymen living and working abroad the State Election Commission (SEC) will reveal how many of them have been accepted and whether there will be a vote in the diaspora for early parliamentary elections on April 12, and how this will take place keeping in mind the development...

Macedonia 11.03.20 | 15:17

Mickoski urges diaspora voters to register

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski urged Macedonians living abroad to register for the April 12 elections. Low registration rates, hampered by the difficult procedure, inaccesible diplomatic missions and fear of the coronavirus, mean that the diaspora likely won’t get to vote in the coming...

Macedonia 11.03.20 | 11:32

Macedonian diaspora unlikely to vote in the April elections

Holding elections in the diaspora districts is highly doubtful as only about 5.000 voters have registered so far. It takes at least 6.500 registered voters in each of the three districts to organize the elections and registration ends at midnight. Voting is held only in diplomatic missions which has...

Macedonia 09.03.20 | 17:01

Registration for diaspora vote in upcoming elections ends on Wednesday

The registration for Macedonian citizens working and living abroad to vote in the parliamentary elections scheduled for April 12 ends at midnight on Wednesday (March 11). According to the State Election Commission (SEC) data, so far 4,299 Macedonian citizens from many parts of the world have registered...

Macedonia 03.03.20 | 13:14

Diaspora to register until March 11, voting to take place on April 11

There is an active registration of our citizens living in the Diaspora for their voting in the Macedonian diplomatic and consular missions abroad. Anyone residing/living in the diaspora is eligible to vote in the parliamentary elections in Macedonia on April 11, and all that needs to be done is: Step 1:...

Macedonia 26.10.19 | 11:22

Greek diaspora associations grateful to Macron for blocking Macedonia’s EU accession talks

An association of Greek diaspora organizations expressed its gratitude to French President Emmanuel Macron for vetoing the opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia. We are proud Greeks with origins from the northern region of Greece, Macedonia – a place that has always been an integral part of...

Macedonia 08.09.19 | 10:37

Macedonian Diaspora celebrates September 8 with protests against the name change

In Canberra, Australia, protests were held against the change of the name of the Republic of Macedonia and the ban on the use of the Kutlesh star, the the sixteen-pointed star. Protests were also held in Bern, Paris, Canada… In Melbourne, the flag with the symbol of the Kutlesh star has been placed...

Macedonia 17.08.19 | 14:58

Macedonian diaspora in Australia will boycott the September 8 celebration

We have withdrawn our application in hosting the Notice Only Activity ‘annual flag raising ceremony’ at Fed Square for Macedonian Independence Day held on September 8, 2019. The reason for this is the shameful Prespa Agreement and the illegal name change, the Macedonian Community Council...

Economy 15.08.19 | 11:45

Zaev urges the Diaspora to invest in Macedonia

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Minister without Portfolio in charge of Diaspora Edmond Ademi met Wednesday with representatives of our diaspora, living in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Turkey and the United States. As the government’s press service informed, at the meeting Zaev...

Macedonia 26.05.19 | 10:43

SDSM local officials carry on with the party’s fight against the Macedonian diaspora

The Eurovision song contest sparked a war of words between the ruling SDSM party and Macedonians living abroad. The two have always had an uneasy relationship, with diaspora voters breaking decisively in favor of the conservative VMRO party to the point that SDSM has been committed to limiting their...

Macedonia 20.05.19 | 21:12

The left blames the Macedonian diaspora for not helping “North Macedonia” win the Eurovision song contest

Tamara Todevska’s performance at the Eurovision song contest, where she ranked eight, revealed a deep divide in Macedonia. Tamara’s supporters, who come mainly from the left and are focused around the SDSM party, launched tirades at their political opponents accusing them of not being enthusiastic...

News 20.04.19 | 15:32

SEC says diaspora voting going on without problems

The State Electoral Commission published initial turnout data from the voting in Macedonian diplomatic missions abroad, where the elections take place one day ahead of the vote in Macedonia. Turnout there is calculated as percentage of the voters who registered to vote, and overall registration was exceptionally...

Macedonia 20.03.19 | 11:48

Abysmally low interest among diaspora voters for the presidential elections

Macedonian citizens living abroad registered in exceptionally low numbers for the coming presidential elections – only 1.782 of them asked to vote and major diplomatic centers like Athens, Solun, Ankara, Sofia and Tirana got less than 10 voters. This minimum threshold was surpassed in about 40...