Tag: DUI
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...

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...

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