Tag: DUI
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...

Macedonia 29.08.20 | 14:56

Janusev: Violations of procedure make the ruling majority illegitimate

Eight members of Parliamant who sit here were elected unlawfully, in violations of the rules of the Parliament, said Igor Janusev from VMRO-DPMNE, at the opening of the session where the Parliament is expected to vote on the next Zoran Zaev led Government. The slim SDSM – DUI led majority removed...

Macedonia 25.08.20 | 15:38

Fleeing from the police didn’t stop notorious DUI official from starting a new business

While Ohrid police is still reportedly looking for local strongman Nefi Useini, he casually opened a new company in Bitola. The head of the DUI party branch in Ohrid is charged with assault after reportedly beating a citizen with a gun in a land dispute. The attacked man later changed his story and denied...

Macedonia 24.08.20 | 23:19

Ahmeti defies the rebels in his own party, will not change any of the proposed ministers

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti will defy rebel party branches and will stick to the initially announced list of candidates for the next Government. Ahmeti faces losing up to three of the 15 votes his party holds in Parliament after two Skopje based branches rejected the proposal, insisting that they have...

Macedonia 24.08.20 | 14:32

Zaev says he will wait for the Parliament to elect deputy speakers before asking for a vote on his government

SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev was asked today when he plans to present his proposed cabinet before Parliament, and responded that first the Parliament needs to elect deputy speakers and prepare to add representatives who will replace elected members who will join his Government. Zaev did not give a precise...

Macedonia 24.08.20 | 10:14

Still no word when Parliament will vote on the new Government – Zaev’s deadline expires on September 2

There is still no word when the Parliament will hold a vote on the proposed new SDSM – DUI led Government. The deadline for Zoran Zaev to present a proposal before Parliament expires on September 2. A major issue appears to be the rift in DUI, which needs to provide the crucial 15 votes in support...

Macedonia 22.08.20 | 15:32

Ziadin Sela blames DUI of causing the exodus of Albanians from Macedonia

Ziadin Sela, leader of the Alliance of Albanians, accused the DUI party of perpetrating ethnic cleansing of Albanians in Macedonia with its continued corruption and failure to provide opportunities in the country. DUI has represented ethnic Albanians in the Macedonian Governments almost continuously...

Macedonia 22.08.20 | 10:42

DUI chooses a local Struga official as the next Public Administration Minister

The DUI party decided to nominate Jeton Saqiri from its Struga branch as the next Public Administration Minister. DUI was gripped by infighting among its factions when the first line-up of its future coalition Government with SDSM was revealed and this post was left vacant – likely in order to...

Macedonia 21.08.20 | 12:04

Deutsche Welle calls the new SDSM – DUI coalition a disappointing marriage of interest, with no capacity for serious reforms

Deutsche Welle in Macedonian, normally an outspoken pro-SDSM outlet, published a depressing account of the new coalition between SDSM and DUI, saying that it will unlikely result in reforms and bring hope for the future. Remember the enthusiasm in 2017 when SDSM and DUI formed a Government after a decade...

Macedonia 21.08.20 | 10:55

Ohrid police still can’t find local DUI party boss Nefi Useini after he pistol whipped a citizen

Ohrid police is still unable to locate the notorious DUI party member of the Ohrid city council Nefi Useini. The local party boss who has ramped up an impressive list of incidents over the past few years, is sought after he, his brother and companions pulled guns on a local citizen and his 14 year old...

Macedonia 21.08.20 | 10:42

Rift in DUI – Bujar Osmani could be out to make room for Izet Mexiti

The dispute which erupted in the DUI party over the division of spoils in the next Government could end up with the withdrawal of Bujar Osmani from the Foreign Ministry, which was promised to him under the SDSM – DUI coalition agreement. According to media reports, the Skopje wing of the party...

Macedonia 20.08.20 | 18:16

Confusion in the Parliament over whether DUI can deliver the votes

Confusion continues to reign in the Macedonian Parliament where it is uncertain whether the SDSM – DUI coalition, that was announced yesterday by the two leaders, is off to a good start. The session of the Parliament where Talat Xhaferi was expected to be re-appointed as Speaker, was postponed...

Macedonia 20.08.20 | 14:26

Parliament confirms that the vote is called off as rumors of rebellion in DUI grow

The Parliament announced that no session will be held today, despite the widely anticipated vote to re-elect Talat Xhaferi as Speaker. SDSM and DUI announced a coalition that would have 62 seats – 61 are required to elect a new Government – but today outlets reported that some DUI members...

Macedonia 20.08.20 | 14:00

Lider: Infighting in DUI could postpone the new coalition with SDSM

The Lider news outlet is reporting that several members of Parliament from DUI are not happy with the division of spoils within the party, and are not yet decided to vote for the renewed SDSM – DUI coalition. A DUI official confirmed that something is happening, saying that it is the former Mayor...

Macedonia 19.08.20 | 23:17

Zaev denies reports that he gave DUI veto power over all major executive decisions

SDSM leader Zoran Zaev insisted that DUI will not get anywhere near the power the media have been reporting all day long (briefed by DUI sources). According to the reports, if the Parliament approves the Government led by Zaev, he would get DUI official Artan Grubi as a powerful Deputy Prime Minister,...

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