Tag: DUI
Macedonia 26.04.21 | 11:48

Another corruption scandal involving DUI: Environment Ministry awarded grants to associations owned by Environment Directorate head

Ministry run by DUI staff awarded non-refundable financial assistance to citizens’ associations owned by a director of state administration and a DUI member. NGOs and associations in which one of the owners is Hysen Xhemaili, director of the Environment Directorate in the Ministry of Environment...

Macedonia 02.04.21 | 10:17

The diaspora is not included in the total population: Mickoski exposed the bluff of Grubi and Osmani

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said that the party will not recognize a census that violates Eurostat standards and in which the diaspora is counted among the actual residents of Macedonia. Mickoski did an interview with the Albanian language TV21 channel at a time when Albanian parties demand...

Macedonia 02.04.21 | 09:22

Sela: DUI betrayed the Albanians

According to the president of the Alliance for Albanians, Ziadin Sela, it is unacceptable for the country to come to a situation where the agreement reached between the two leaders of the political parties must be respected, and the law must be ignored. Asked about the amendment submitted by Halil Snopce,...

Macedonia 26.03.21 | 20:51

DUI creates a deep state, Albanians do not benefit from that either

In an interview with TV Alfa on Friday, VMRO-DPMNE leader, Hristijan Mickoski, referred to the current political situation in the country, the bad government policies and measures regarding the health crisis, as well as the steps that VMRO-DPMNE will take over in the coming period. Mickoski emphasized...

Macedonia 25.03.21 | 09:22

Ahmeti’s kin will challenge his party in the key Kicevo mayoral race

Fatmir Limani, a relative to DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti and former top official of the party who recently broke ranks, accused Ahmeti of trying to incorporate DUI within the ruling SDSM party. In a TV interview, Limani said that he will challenge DUI for the seat of Mayor of Kicevo, which is Ahmeti’s...

Macedonia 18.03.21 | 23:19

Albanian members of the Macedonian Government are exclusively advancing Albanian national interests

Several top ethnic Albanian members of the Zaev regime are currently on foreign trips which are clearly meant to advance Albanian national interests, not those of the country as a whole. Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani is in Spain where he cited that the main topic of discussion with the Spanish interlocutors...

Macedonia 17.03.21 | 17:00

Ahmeti announces that a deal with Bulgaria is “not far”

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti announced that Macedonia is close to an agreement with Bulgaria in the dispute over national identity and history. Ahmeti met with the EU Ambassador to Macedonia David Geer in the DUI office in Tetovo, and said that “We are not far from agreement with Sofia in which...

News 09.03.21 | 11:05

SDSM and DUI are trying to avoid added security checks for the October elections

Even though the municipal elections in October are fast approaching, the Zaev Government is slow-rolling the process on purchasing fingerprint devices and the accompanying programs needed to put them in place. The parties agreed to improve election security by introducing these devices, but given that...

Macedonia 08.03.21 | 18:39

Izet Mexhiti is no longer coordinator of DUI’s group in Parliament

Izet Mexhiti informed Parliament Speaker, Talat Xhaferi, via Facebook post that he was resigning from the position of coordinator of DUI’s group in Parliament. During these 20 years of active political life, I have always proved that I am a supporter and defender, without any hesitation in myself,...

Macedonia 08.03.21 | 13:19

SDSM and DUI give up on their idea to introduce online voting to disguise their slim majority in Parliament

The ruling parties withdrew their proposal to change the rules of the Parliament and introduce online voting. The move was designed by SDSM, DUI and other parties from Zaev’s coalition as a way to disguise their narrow majority in Parliament – with only 62 votes they are practically unable...

Macedonia 28.02.21 | 11:02

Ahmeti convenes the DUI party leadership, insists they are not divided

DUI leader Ali Ahmeti insists that the divisions in his party have been overcome. Ahmeti convened party officials yesterday to discuss the feud between the faction led by former Cair Mayor Izet Mexhiti, and the party’s two most prominent members of the Zaev Government – First Deputy Prime...

Macedonia 26.02.21 | 23:02

Discord in DUI: Other party members want Ahmeti to remove Grubi and Osmani from the party and the Government

Internal clashes and a fight for domination between different groups shake Ali Ahmeti’s party, and those clashes are reflected on the work of the Parliament, say party sources, Sloboden Pecat reports. According to unofficial information, MP Izet Mexhiti and two other MPs from the ranks of DUI do...

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...

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