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Macedonia 22.10.21 | 18:53

Another rift in the coalition: Tetovo Mayor Arifi blames Minister Filipce for the hospital disaster

If we had institutional responsibility, I would not be sitting here as a candidate, the candidate for mayor of Tetovo Teuta Arifi from DUI said on the “24 analysis” show. According to her, the Tetovo tragedy is a matter for the institutions that should conduct investigations. It is very important...

Macedonia 06.10.21 | 13:17

Tetovo hospital disaster: VMRO demands an urgent meeting of the Parliament to remove Filipce and Hasani from office

VMRO-DPMNE demands an urgent session of the Parliament to remove Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce and his deputy (and real-estate business partner) Ilir Hasani. Healthcare Minister Filipce included one of his clinic directors in his suspicious real-estate deals on Mt. Vodno The demand comes a day...

Macedonia 05.10.21 | 22:57

Nikoloski: Zaev can’t fire Filipce because he knows too much

VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski insists that Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce is not being removed for the deadly fire in the modular Covid hospital in Tetovo because he diverts the portion of procurement contracts in the public healthcare toward Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and his businesses....

Macedonia 05.10.21 | 17:27

No accountability for the Tetovo disaster – Zaev promptly refused Filipce’s offer of resignation

Zoran Zaev today announced that he is rejecting the offer of resignation from his Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce and his deputy Ilir Hasani. Zaev made the declaration just hours after a preliminary report was made, that blamed the fire that killed 14 patients and family members on a faulty electric...

Macedonia 02.10.21 | 11:03

Minister Filipce focuses on the SDSM election campaign even as he faces calls to resign after the deadly Tetovo hospital fire

As he faces calls for resignation because of the mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic and the catastrophic fire in the Tetovo Covid hospital, Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce is spending his time engaged in the election campaign of his SDSM party. Yesterday, Filipc was in Probistip, where he declared...

Macedonia 30.09.21 | 16:51

“Filipce won’t resign because he and Zaev want to keep control over the public healthcare procurement contracts”

All Zoran Zaev and Venko Filipce care about is that the procurement contracts in public healthcare continue to run under their control. That is why there is no accountability and no resignations in the aftermath of the deadly Tetovo hospital fire, said VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Bojan Stojanoski...

Macedonia 24.09.21 | 14:48

Zaev succeeded in delaying the removal of Venko Filipce at least until the end of the year

As the Parliament stops its regular work because of the start of the municipal elections campaign, the Zaev coalition was able to protect Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce, at least until the end of the year. Filipce was forced to offer his resignation and faces a vote of no confidence in the Parliament...

Macedonia 23.09.21 | 15:05

After insisting that the schools were safe, the Government will introduce rapid Covid tests

Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce announced a move to screen pupils in elementary and high-schools, as more and more classes are forced into isolation as Covid cases are found. The Education Ministry continues to insist that schools conduct in-person classes, and has recently dismissed demands from parents...

Macedonia 20.09.21 | 10:32

VMRO-DPMNE: We need an independent investigation to determine what Minister Filipce knew about the dangerous modular hospitals

We need a professional and independent investigation into the Tetovo hospital fire that killed 14 people, especially after the reports that Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce was warned that the improvised hospitals were not safe, said the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party in a press release. Filipce led the...

Macedonia 19.09.21 | 14:25

SDSM: Beach photographs of Venko Filipce and Vice Zaev are older, predate the Tetovo hospital fire

The SDSM party confirmed that the photographs of Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce, filmed at a beach in Greece with Zoran Zaev’s brother Vice Zaev, are authentic, but insists that they are older pictures and predate the catastrophic fire in the Tetovo hospital that killed 15 people. The public...

Macedonia 19.09.21 | 11:12

Healthcare authorities will likely approve a third shot of the vaccine

All citizens in Macedonia will likely be asked to take a third dose of the coronavirus vaccine, said Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce. About 37 percent of the population have taken at least one dose so far and while the vaccinated seem better protected, this has not stopped the major Fourth Wave of...

Macedonia 18.09.21 | 21:21

VMRO-DPMNE alleges that Minister Filipce was warned that the modular hospitals are flammable, but ignored the warning

Experts warned Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce that using flammable insulation in the modular Covid hospitals is very dangerous, VMRO-DPMNE official Dragan Kovacki said during a press conference today. According to Kovacki, Filipce ignored direct warnings about the safety of the 19 improvised hospitals...

Macedonia 17.09.21 | 18:26

Starting in October, only fully vaccinated people will be allowed into cafes and restaurants

Starting with October, citizens won’t be allowed into restaurants and cafes unless they are fully vaccinated. Up until now, those who have received only one dose of the vaccine were also allowed in, while the unvaccinated remain banned. We intend to have the vaccination certificate become a certificate...

Macedonia 16.09.21 | 22:18

“Zaev tries to avoid Filipce’s removal because of the large procurement contracts going through the Healthcare Ministry”

Zoran Zaev keeps Venko Filipce on as his Healthcare Minister because of the large procurement contracts that go through that Ministry, said VMRO-DPMNE official Antonio Milososki. He noted that the Zaev Government moved quickly to remove other officials who offered their resignations, but is now procrastinating...

Macedonia 15.09.21 | 00:15

“Filipce’s resignation is a done deal”

Gostivar Mayor and former Healthcare Minister Arben Taravari said that the resignation of Minister Venko Filipce and the other officials responsible for the Tetovo hospital fire is a done deal. We are no longer talking about the fire, but about the moral act of resigning. That is a done deal. It should...

Macedonia 15.09.21 | 00:12

Doctor Nikolov: Filipce should stop playing games and resign

Doctor Igor Nikolov, head of the VMRO-DPMNE Healthcare Committee, called on Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce to finally assume his share of responsibility for the disastrous fire in the Tetovo hospital, and to resign. He should stop playing games. The public has been accustomed that nobody takes responsibility,...

Macedonia 13.09.21 | 12:08

Zaev: Accidents happen, I don’t think the Government should resign

Zoran Zaev insisted that he himself won’t resign and will not even push Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce to resign over the catastrophic hospital fire in Tetovo which killed 15 patients and hospital visitors. The Government pushed a project to build 19 modular hospitals made of plastic panels...

Macedonia 13.09.21 | 11:15

VMRO-DPMNE calls on Zaev’s coalition partners to withdraw their support for Minister Venko Filipce

VMRO-DPMNE called on the smaller coalition partners supporting the Zaev regime to withdraw their support for Healthcare Minister Venko Fiipce and his deputy Ilir Hasani. VMRO insists that Filipce needs to be held accountable for the catastrophic fire in the Tetovo Covid hospital, and that his removal...

Macedonia 13.09.21 | 09:50

VMRO will initiate a vote of no confidence in Venko Filipce if he doesn’t resign until tomorrow

Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce and his deputy Ilir Hasani have until Tuesday to submit their irrevocable resignations, the VMRO-DPMNE party said. If they don’t accept responsibility for the catastrophic fire in the Tetovo Covid hospital, the opposition party has said it will initiate a vote...

Macedonia 10.09.21 | 11:16

Filipce’s refusal to offer his resignation after the Tetovo hospital disaster is in contrast with actions of other ministers in similar times

The refusal of Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce to offer his resignation following the devastating fire in an improvised hospital that killed 14 people, is in contrast with decisions by other ministers in a similar position. In 1993, then Transportation Minister Antoni Pesev resigned after the crash...

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