Tag: dimovski
Macedonia 19.07.20 | 12:36

Journalist predicts a short lived Albanian led Government that would sign off on another round of concessions

Journalist Sase Dimovski predicts that the next Government will indeed be formed by a Prime Minister nominated by the DUI party, under heavy influence from major EU powers like Germany and France. DUI conditions its participation in any coalition with electing an ethnic Albanian – Naser Ziberi...

Macedonia 15.07.20 | 22:02

Dimovski: Heavy turnout in areas that favor VMRO

Former VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Ilija Dimovski said that there was heavy turnout in traditionally conservative areas. The turnout map is in our favor, Dimovski said during a debate with SDSM official Muhamed Zekiri. Zekiri, who represents the Albanian wing in SDSM, pointed to the lower turnout...

Macedonia 07.07.20 | 19:23

Tsipras makes a lyrical endorsement of Zaev but to many it sounds like he was mocking Macedonia

Former Greek Prime MinisterAlexis Tsipras sent a video message endorsing Zoran Zaev and his SDSM party at the coming elections. Tsipras praised Zaev for signing the Prespa treaty, which imposed a new name on Macedonia after decades of pressure from Greece, and also began a process of redefining the Macedonian...

Macedonia 25.05.20 | 15:50

Outrage after reports that Albania will open its border for Macedonian citizens, but only to those who are ethnic Albanians

A report from Albania, that the country will open its border to all ethnic Albanians from the region, caused outrage in Macedonia. According to the report, Prime Minister Edi Rama announced that the country will open the borders for Albanians from Kosovo and Macedonia, in an attempt to save its tourism...

Macedonia Sport 13.04.20 | 21:32

Basketball federation denies involvement in a suspicious land deal signed by one of Zaev’s advisers

The Macedonian basketball federation issued a press release distancing itself from the actions of its former head Daniel Dimevski, who apparently leveraged his position as adviser to SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev to grab a lease on parts of a sports center in downtown Skopje for a ridiculously small sum...

Macedonia 28.02.20 | 17:36

Skopje court approves launching another politically motivated trial of VMRO-DPMNE officials

A Skopje court approved the charges filed against several VMRO-DPMNE officials over the plan to build hotels and a grand stairs monument on the main square through public private partnership. This means that the case is expected to go to trial. It’s another case stemming from the by now debunked...

Macedonia 18.02.20 | 11:10

“What kind of a Government protests against itself? What kind of a person intimidates the courts like this?”

The March for justice, organized by the ruling SDSM party on Monday evening, was an unheard case of a Government protesting itself, and a brutal attempt to threaten the judiciary, said VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Ilija Dimovski. The march was a dud, with mere hundreds of SDSM supporters joining Zoran...

Macedonia 14.02.20 | 16:02

The “Gang of eight” come out as chief supporters of Zaev’s PPO law

The Macedonian Parliament resumed its debate on the controversial PPO law on state prosecutors, with a heated exchange between the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party and the “Gang of eight”. Very few SDSM representatives tried to defend the law they are proposing. In their place, members of Parliament...

Macedonia 06.02.20 | 10:35

Zaev lied about the Good Friday massacre to get votes and keep tensions high, journalist says

Journalist Sase Dimovski said it’s now clear that Zoran Zaev’s claims that he has additional evidence about the 2012 Good Friday massacre – Macedonia’s worst Islamist attack, were just an “empty political propaganda claim”. Zaev finally testified in the so-called Monster...

Macedonia 05.02.20 | 12:55

VMRO and AA open for post-election cooperation

Expressions of support between representatives from VMRO-DPMNE and the Alliance of Albanians raise the prospects of a post-election coalition between the two opposition factions. During a TV debate, AA official Arben Taravari said that he considers VMRO to be a fully reformed party and Ilija Dimovski...

Macedonia 18.12.19 | 13:53

Dimovski: Pendarovski failed to rise above the narrow SDSM partisan interests

VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Ilija Dimovski responded to President Pendarovski’s address before Parliament today by insisting that it only deepened divisions in Macedonia and failing to rise above the interests of his SDSM party. He apparently feels more comfortable repeating the positions of...

Macedonia 12.11.19 | 17:13

VMRO members of Parliament blast corruption in the public healthcare sector as they prepare to remove corrupt Deputy Minister Musa

VMRO-DPMNE representatives piled criticism on the Zaev Government as Parliament finally got around to discuss the removal of Deputy Healthcare Minister Asim Musa. Musa was filmed in October as he as taking a bribe from an Albanian citizen who wanted to receive treatment in a Macedonian public hospital,...

Macedonia 27.10.19 | 19:14

Dimovski proposes abolishing the proportional election system and adopting the US/UK model

VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Ilija Dimovski proposed the creation of a first past the post system, with 120 electoral districts each electing one member of Parliament, modeled after the systems of the United Kingdom and the United States. If we want to make our representatives closer to the citizens...

Macedonia 28.09.19 | 14:12

Reports of widespread abuse as the new ANB intelligence agency is being set up indicate that it may be even worse than the notorious UBK

The process of establishing a new intelligence agency named ANB (Agency for National Security), to replace the scandal ridden UBK agency, is off to a predictably politicized start. Republika has learnt that the selection process of the ANB officers is based on political allegiance of the UBK agents applying...

Macedonia 20.09.19 | 11:58

Dimovski: 15 VMRO members of Parliament, myself included, were blackmailed by the SPO

Ilija Dimovski said that he, and about 15 other VMRO-DPMNE members of Parliament, were targets of blackmail by the Special Prosecutor’s Office. We were directly blackmailed, at least 15 of us. Why is only the investigation against Orce Kamcev seen as racketeering, there are at least two other major...

Macedonia 04.09.19 | 11:23

Parliament debate on removing Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva begins tomorrow

A Parliament Committee begins debate tomorrow on dismissing the disgraced Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva. The Council of public prosecutors made the recommendation to dismiss Janeva to the Parliament after examining the allegations of abuse of office and corruption raised against her, as she was detained...

Macedonia 09.08.19 | 21:14

SDSM’s defensive approach to the corruption scandal guarantees that the end of their Government will come quickly, VMRO MP says

VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Ilija Dimovski believed that the strategy chosen by the ruling SDSM party – to close ranks and try to ride out the major corruption scandal – will backfire and ensures the end of the Zaev Government. The fact that there are no resignations made today guarantees...

Macedonia 30.07.19 | 14:04

Dimovski: VMRO has substantial issues with the census law and wants it withdrawn

VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Ilija Dimovski said that the opposition has fundamental issues with the way the census is being prepared for 2020, and insisted that it will only accept a census held under Eurostat rules. The main sticking point is the request by the Zaev’s Government that citizens...

Macedonia 12.07.19 | 10:50

Dimovski: Thanks to Zaev, Patriarch Bartholomew will not recognize the Macedonian church for as long as he lives

Following Zoran Zaev’s prank calls scandal, VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Ilija Dimovski observed that Macedonia has no chance of having its church recognized by the Ecumenical Patriarch. In the three recorded conversations, Russian comedian Lexus who was pretending to be the then Ukrainian President...

Macedonia 27.06.19 | 21:36

VMRO representatives say Zaev left his most corrupt ministers in the Government

Zoran Zaev’s mini purge of the Government caused a second day of feisty debates in the Parliament, as Zaev and opposition representatives discussed the merits of the proposed candidates and of the Government’s policies. All the key ministers involved in scandals with public procurement are...

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