Tag: DUI
Macedonia 25.02.21 | 12:11

DUI gets its own Government building

After taking over the luxury new building meant for the Anti-Corruption Agency, the DUI party is now concentrating several other institutions under the same roof. After losing out on the promised new office space, anti-corruption chief lashes out at the Zaev Government The neoclassical building near...

Macedonia 05.02.21 | 17:21

DUI and BESA officials got into a fight in the Tetovo hospital

Rival administrators in the Tetovo hospital, appointed by the DUI and BESA parties, started a fight on Wednesday over the use of a car owned by the hospital. BESA had its official Artan Etemi appointed as financial manager of the hospital, which is dominated by DUI appointees. The position was created...

Macedonia 02.02.21 | 20:25

DUI breaks ranks with the Education Ministry, comes out in support of striking high-school students

The DUI party joined the opposition parties in endorsing demands from high-school students, who want the Education Ministry to cut the graduation exam in half. The students are citing the poor quality of online education as the reason for their demand, and have already received support from VMRO-DPMNE...

Macedonia 18.01.21 | 20:02

Their majority depleted due to the epidemic, SDSM and DUI are unable to convene the Parliament

The Parliament was unable to hold a session today as two members of the thin SDSM – DUI majority are being tested for coronavirus. Opposition representatives did not help the majority provide a quorum, in line with their position that they will only do so when the issue favors the country as a...

Macedonia 14.01.21 | 14:18

Ethnic politics condemn the planned 2021 census to failure

The ethnic break-down of the coming census seems to be already agreed between the ruling parties. Under the proposed law, the census will take place in April, using very lax security criteria and will include non-residents – citizens who have moved out of the country long ago. Eurostat criteria...

Macedonia 07.01.21 | 09:55

Punishment or joke: MoI issues fines of 20 euros for 8 people from the DUI gathering

Alsat, citing sources in the Ministry of Interior, informed that 8 fines of 20 euros have been issued to some of the guests in Artan Grubi’s office. Among them are the leader Ali Ahmeti, the host Grubi, as well as for Bujar Osmani. In the meantime, the competent institutions are working on new...

Macedonia 05.01.21 | 17:45

Alternative demands fines for top SDSM and DUI officials who violated the mask mandate

The Alternative party called on the state institutions to respond after the leaders of both ruling parties, SDSM and DUI, proudly took pictures without masks. In the first instance, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev was with his Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce no less, and their two sons, on a mountain road...

Macedonia 25.11.20 | 18:05

Osmani plays down reports of a rift in the DUI party

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani dismissed reports of a rift in his DUI party, after media outlets claimed that independent minded member of Parliament Izet Mexhiti is preparing to challenge Osmani and another top DUI Government official – Artan Grubi – and to vote for their removal. Given the...

Macedonia 03.11.20 | 09:21

Mickoski prepared to work with the opposition Albanian parties

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said that the largest opposition party is prepared to cooperate with ethnic Albanian parties “who are prepared to hold their word”. Mickoski added that there is no such trust with the DUI party. I must give praise to the other opposition parties, especially...

Macedonia 27.10.20 | 17:59

Four new representatives named to the Macedonian Parliament

Four new members of Parliament were added to the legislative body. Mirce Adzioski from VMRO-DPMNE takes the place of Igor Durlovski, the opera singer and political dissident who led the VMRO list in the south-western district, who resigned last week. The ruling coalition of SDSM and DUI had three members...

Macedonia 20.10.20 | 09:11

While over 1,300 Albanians continue to collect salaries without going to work, DUI announces a major new “adequate representation” hiring spree

The DUI party announced a major new hiring push of ethnic Albanians in the public administration. The party briefed ethnic Albanian papers that the Government will add 800 new public sector employees – 640 of whom will be ethnic Albanians. We can get things done more easily now. We have the First...

Macedonia Economy 19.10.20 | 09:09

SDSM and DUI feud over expected EU infrastructure windfall

The ruling SDSM and DUI parties have postponed the appointment of managers to some key public companies. Even thought the two parties have announced an agreement as to who gets what, which includes some major swaps in lucrative utilities, the new appointment haven’t been formally approved yet by...

Macedonia 10.10.20 | 10:36

DUI member of Parliament Ismail Jahoski urgently hospitalized with Covid-19 symptoms

Ismail Jahoski, the long time Mayor of Plasnica, now member of Parliament for DUI, was urgently hospitalized yesterday with Covid-19 like symptoms. Jahoski was rushed to the Infectious Diseases Clinic in Skopje with fever. He is best known for his Pucko Petrol oil company which has won numerous Government...

Macedonia 24.09.20 | 10:42

Parliament appoints the new deputy ministers

The Macedonian Parliament voted 62 to 44 yesterday to approve the nominees for deputy ministera. The SDSM – DUI – BESA coalition had its entire majority behind the proposals which include mainly ethnic Albanian candidates seconding for ethnic Macedonian ministers. Baskim Hasani is named deputy...

Macedonia 17.09.20 | 14:49

DUI minister grossly violates the law by welcoming foreign guests with Albanian flag

The Minister of Information Society and Administration, Jeton Shaqiri, yesterday grossly violated the law on flags, reports “Dijalektika”, pointing out that the welcomed High Representatives of the European Union Delegation, Nikola Bertolini and Freek Janmaat with the Albanian flag. We noticed...

Macedonia 13.09.20 | 20:19

DUI to have five deputy ministers

The coalition partners SDSM and DUI have agreed the nominations for the office of deputy ministers, state secretaries and directors, announced Artan Grubi, First Deputy PM and Minister for Political System. At a news conference on Sunday, Grubi said the list of nominations for deputy ministers and state...

Macedonia 13.09.20 | 14:09

These are the director positions: DUI to run the Public Security Bureau, the Financial Police, the Health Fund

According to the agreement of Zaev and Ahmeti, the coalition partners in the government, DUI also takes over from SDSM the Public Security Bureau in the Ministry of Interior, as the most important operational position in the police, as well as the Financial Police, as a key institution for financial...

Macedonia 05.09.20 | 21:00

Former security officer with Russian ties, survived an assassination attempt in 2019: Controversial businessman gets red carpet treatment from SDSM and DUI

Montenegrin businessman Miodrag Davidovic – Daka is front and center in the news in Macedonia, after it was revealed that first order of business for the SDSM – DUI coalition was to approve changes in the urban plans of the city of Tetovo, to enable a grand development project for his company....

Macedonia 29.08.20 | 19:02

Albanian parties argue if the new Government advances Albanian interests enough

During the afternoon portion of the Parliament session where a vote is scheduled to be held on the proposed new Government, ethnic Albanian representatives fought over whether the proposal advances Albanian national interests enough. Skender Rexhepi from the Alliance of Albanians mocked the ruling DUI...

Macedonia 29.08.20 | 16:12

SDSM wants to cut the public sector, assign new jobs to workers who stay at home because of the coronavirus or their ethnicity

Outgoing Public Administration Minister Damjan Mancevski confirmed that his SDSM party plans to cut the public sector, and announced that employees who have been staying at home because of the coronavirus will be re-distributed. Thousands of public sector employees who have children under 10 have used...

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