Tag: Dimitrov
Economy 10.08.20 | 11:30

Textile companies call for a new Government that will approve an urgent rescue package

The Association of employers called for an urgent creation of a new Government that will then immediately approve a new stimulus package to fight the economic pressure of the coronavirus crisis. Association head Angel Dimitrov said that the crucial textile industry is especially badly hit, even as it...

Macedonia 07.07.20 | 23:12

Mid tirade against Gruevski, Mila Carovska was reminded that the candidate ahead of her on the SDSM list spent eight years as Gruevski’s adviser

SDSM official Mila Carovska painted herself in a corner during a debate with Timco Mucunski from VMRO-DPMNE, and was forced to make an embarrassing acknowledgement about Foreign Affairs Minister Nikola Dimitrov. Dimitrov is first and Carovska second on the SDSM list in the 1st electoral district. But...

Macedonia 03.07.20 | 15:26

In a clear message to Nikola Dimitrov, Siljanovska shares the article of the criminal code that bans putting Macedonia in a subservient position

After several heated exchanges, Professor Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova, who leads the VMRO-DPMNE list in the 1st electoral district, told her immediate competitor Nikola Dimitrov which article of the criminal code he violated when signing the treaties with Greece and Bulgaria. Siljanovska, who...

Macedonia 02.07.20 | 15:23

Dimitrov says he will work with Greece to make sure they accept the abbreviation MKD

Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov insisted that Macedonia will fight with Greece to ensure that the abbreviation MKD is used, after Greece refused to sign off on the program for military cooperation in 2020 because of this issue. Greece insists that Macedonia used “RNM”, short for “Republic...

Macedonia 24.06.20 | 21:27

Debate reveals significant differences in the approach toward national identity issues from VMRO and SDSM

The first televised debates between the VMRO and SDSM candidates in the 1st electoral district was naturally dedicated to the issues of national identity. SDSM is running in district which covers central Skopje with Nikola Dimitrov, the Foreign Minister who signed the treaties with Greece and Bulgaria,...

Macedonia 17.06.20 | 12:08

Zaev and Dimitrov praise the Prespa treaty on the anniversary of its signing

SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev sent out a message on the second anniversary of the treaty he signed with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, imposing a name and identity change on Macedonia. “It was worth it”, Zaev insisted, claiming that the Prespa treaty led to the entry into NATO. We are...

Macedonia 20.05.20 | 11:40

Karakacanov reminds Dimitrov that Bulgaria’s patience is exhausted, calls him a “son of a good Bulgarian”

Bulgarian nationalist Defense Minister Krasimir Karakacanov issued another warning to Macedonian politicians that they must agree to the concessions on national identity issues that Bulgaria requires. Karakacanov especially singled out Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov, calling him “the son of a...

Macedonia 25.04.20 | 12:17

Donev: Zaev and Dimitrov have one goal – to uninstall the Macedonian nation

Zoran Zaev and Nikola Dimitrov were brought to power in Macedonia with the purpose of removing the Macedonian nation and language, professor Jovan Donev told Republika in an interview. The international law professor and former Macedonian Ambassador to the United Kingdom spoke to Republika at a time...

Macedonia 17.04.20 | 14:58

Dimitrov rejects latest Bulgarian statement linked to the opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia

The MKD.mk news site published a statement prepared by Bulgaria that was added to the conclusions of the European Council, which recommended the opening of accession talks with Macedonia – without setting a date. The statement includes a list of demands from Macedonia, such as denouncing any mention...

Macedonia 01.04.20 | 10:55

Half of the Macedonian citizens who asked to be evacuated gave up after they were given the price and told they will have to be quarantined

The Foreign Affairs Ministry informs that since organized flights and road transport was introduced, 2.020 Macedonian citizens have returned home from various countries. A total of 5.228 required assistance, but about half of them gave up after being told that they will be placed in mandatory quarantine...

Macedonia 25.03.20 | 22:10

In an exceptionally strongly worded statement, Nikola Dimitrov denies reports of high travel expenditures during the epidemic

Macedonian Foreign Affairs Minister Nikola Dimitrov denied the reports that his department has spent about 25.000 EUR for travel in just a few days, at the peak of the coronavirus epidemic, and additional 17.000 EUR for an item often used for official lunches and other “representation”. MoFA...

Macedonia 24.03.20 | 15:14

Dimitrov sends message of gratitude to the EU, but won’t reveal the date for opening accession talks

Macedonian Foreign Affairs Minister Nikola Dimitrov expressed his gratitude to the European Union for its decision to open accession talks with Macedonia, but neither he nor EU officials are revealing the date. Macedonia has received a dozen recommendations to open accession talks but never received...

Macedonia 19.03.20 | 14:42

Dimitrov contradicts Osmani’s announcement that the EU approved opening accession talks with Macedonia

Foreign Affairs Minister Nikola Dimitrov poured cold water on the rosy announcement from Deputy Prime Minister Bujar Osmani, who earlier today said that the European Union member states finally approved the opening of accession talks with Macedonia. EU leaders are supposed to meet over a video-conference...

Macedonia 11.03.20 | 12:51

Dimitrov refused to discuss the rule of law crisis with the Bulgarian bTV television

Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov, who was hosting a Belrin process conference in Skopje, refused to talk to the Bulgarian bTV television. The station approached Dimitrov, asking him to discuss the rule of law situation in Macedonia, where corruption and judicial scandals seem to be on an endless loop....

Macedonia 13.02.20 | 15:04

Dimitrov and Osmani are in Paris to lobby for the lifting of the French veto

Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov and the Deputy Prime Minister in charge of EU affairs Bujar Osmani are in Paris for meetings with French officials. The two are asking that France approves the opening of accession talks, after the veto President Macron gave Macedonia and Albania in October. Osmani even...

Macedonia 25.12.19 | 19:17

Nikola Dimitrov’s office confirms that he spoke with the Latvian Ambassador, but denies that he knew racketeering was going on

The Foreign Affairs Ministry leapt to the defense of Minister Nikola Dimitrov, after it was revealed that Dimitrov was informed about the racketeering scandal involving special Prosecutor Katica Janeva, but remained silent about it. This allegation was made by a businessman who faced extortion attempts...

Macedonia 25.12.19 | 16:12

Businessman testifies that he was targeted by Katica Janeva, and that Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov knew about it

The Skopje court heard today from Zoranco Mitrovski, owner of the Ezimit winery, who testified how he faced racketeering and extortion from disgraced former Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva and her chief assistant Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13. Mitrovski said that he was afraid of the all-powerful...

Macedonia 12.12.19 | 22:44

Dimitrov pleads with Bulgaria to show greatness in the language dispute

Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov pleaded with Bulgaria not to allow the deterioration of relations with Macedonia, as result of the move by the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences to deny the uniqueness of the Macedonian language. In a Facebok comment Dimitrov lists a brief history of how the Macedonian language...

Macedonia 11.12.19 | 11:24

Serbia tells Macedonia to mind its own business after Nobel prize snub

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic told the Macedonian Government to mind its own business and urged a vote against it at the coming elections, after the snub of this year’s Nobel literature prize. acedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov ordered the Ambassador to Stockholm to boycott the awarding...

Macedonia 18.11.19 | 18:12

Dimitrov hopes that the French proposal will lead to “EU accession Olympics”

Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov said that the French non-paper proposal to alter the methodology of EU accession negotiations could be beneficial to Macedonia, as it promises that full EU membership is it end goal. Dimitrov was speaking at a joint press conference with Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde,...

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