Tag: filipce
Macedonia 13.04.21 | 23:35

Anti-corruption official says the Zaev Government did not supply request documents about the scandalous Sinopharm deal

Goran Trpenoski from the DKSK Anti-Corruption Commission said that the watchdog organization is not satisfied with the information it received from the Healthcare Ministry about the scandalous contract it tried to conclude with the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine producer. The scandal is in the fact that Healthcare...

Macedonia 12.04.21 | 11:24

The Government plans to put a cap on the sum private clinics can charge from coronavirus patients

Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce announced that he will propose to the Government to limit the sum that private clinics can bill to coronavirus patients. For months Macedonia has been flooded with daily appeals for donations for people who developed serious coronavirus symptoms and sought care in one...

Macedonia 11.04.21 | 16:51

Zaev’s midlife crisis chronicles: The Prime Minister was filmed riding his motorcycle along lake Ohrid

Zoran Zaev, his Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce and the rest of their retinue were filmed today riding through Pestani today – a village on the shore of lake Ohrid. Zaev and Filipce were also seen yesterday riding along the Krusevo mountains and reportedly had a popular rural hotel opened up...

Macedonia 10.04.21 | 22:31

Zaev and Filipce head out for another motorcycle joyride

Unfazed with public criticism after their helicopter joyride last week, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce, with their retinue, took a motorcycle ride around Krusevo. At a time when Zaev and Filipce are urging the public to remain in their homes unless they have pressing...

Macedonia 10.04.21 | 15:35

Protesters call on Healthcare Minister Filipce to resign for his corruption and exceptionally bad results in fighting the epidemic

Macedonia has among the worst death rates of the coronavirus as result of the corruption of the Government, whose officials were chasing after kickbacks from the vaccine procurement instead of working to get the vaccines available as soon as possible, said Sergej Popov, president of the VMRO-DPMNE youth...

Macedonia 09.04.21 | 10:46

VMRO-DPMNE: The corruption of Zaev and Filipce contributed to the record death toll

Zaev and Filipce caused heartache in hundreds of families with their incompetence in vaccine procurement, the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party said. The party points to the failed contracts for purchasing vaccines, at least one of which was cancelled after Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce tried to insert...

Macedonia 08.04.21 | 14:56

Minister Filipce announces that Astra Zeneca vaccines will not be given to people under 60

Citizens under 60 will not be given the Astra Zeneca vaccine, Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce announced today. He cited the rare cases of blood clot developing among some patients that were described by the European EMA agency as the reason. It’s estimated that about 10,000 Macedonian citizens...

Macedonia 05.04.21 | 15:19

Citizens urged to remain in their homes and avoid mass gatherings

While announcing the new restrictive measures, Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce also urged the public not to leave their homes unless necessary and to avoid large gatherings. He blamed the mutations of the coronavirus – especially the so-called British strain – for the high infection rate...

Macedonia 05.04.21 | 11:31

Potemkin hospitals: Work on the field hospital in Bitola stopped as soon as Minister Filipce left

“Nova Makedonija” reports that work on the field hospital being set up for coronavirus patients in Bitola stopped as soon as the visit by Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce ended. Filipce inspected work on the hospital on Friday and was greeted by about a dozen craftsmen working on the hospital....

Macedonia 05.04.21 | 10:09

VMRO-DPMNE: Minister Filipce needs to resign over the vaccine failures

VMRO-DPMNE called on Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce to resign over the scandalous lack of vaccines and vaccine preparations. Macedonia is about to begin some vaccination of its most endangered citizens today, long after nearly all countries in the region have started mass vaccinations, and after over...

Macedonia 02.04.21 | 20:09

Mickoski: While our people are dying, Zaev and his ministers are going on helicopter rides

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski strongly condemned the abuse of public resources by Zoran Zaev and his Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce, when they took a police helicopter for the trip from Skopje to Prilep. The two officials who frequently take joyrides with motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles...

Macedonia 31.03.21 | 16:52

Zaev sides with Filipce in his vaccine dispute with President Pendarovski

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev took the side of his Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce in Filipce’s dispute with President Stevo Pendarovski. Filipce and Pendarovski traded barbs all day yesterday, blaming each other for the lack of vaccines that forced Macedonian citizens to go to Serbia to get inoculated....

Macedonia 30.03.21 | 23:15

Serbia offered to set up a vaccination point on the border with Macedonia, but Filipce refused?

Journalist Branko Geroski, who has proven sources in healthcare circles as well as in Serbia, alleges that in January or February Zaev’s Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce refused an offer that a vaccination point is set up on the Macedonian – Serbian border. Macedonia is currently experiencing...

Macedonia 30.03.21 | 22:22

High level spat erupts as top Zaev officials blame each other for the vaccine fiasco

President Pendarovski fired another shot at Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce, after the two traded barbs today about who is more responsible for the pitiful state of vaccination in Macedonia. Pendarovski opened the exchange when, after the meeting of the National Security Council, he stated that the...

Macedonia 30.03.21 | 18:58

Pendarovski and Filipce clash over the Serbian vaccination fiasco

President Stevo Pendarovski said that the scenes of having thousands of Macedonian citizens go to Serbia to get vaccinated is an embarrassment. Macedonia utterly failed at providing vaccines for its citizens and the moment Serbia announced it has surplus Astra Zeneca vaccines, thousands took to Belgrade...

Macedonia 30.03.21 | 16:58

Novel approach: Healthcare Ministry Filipce says there will be no new restrictions because the virus is already spread too wide

The Healthcare Ministry took a novel approach to fighting the coronavirus epidemic. Today it announced that there will be no recommendations for new restrictive measures because “the virus is already spread out too far”. Epidemiologists believe that there is widespread infection across the...

Macedonia 28.03.21 | 16:35

Zaev and Filipce blow off steam with their motorcycles

As thousands of Macedonian citizens head out to Serbia looking for vaccines, the two persons most responsible for bringing vaccines to Macedonia – Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce – took another of their motorcycle joyrides. They shared pictures from a trip...

Macedonia 28.03.21 | 12:28

Arsovska: Filipce is the worst Healthcare Minister Macedonia has ever had

Venko Filipce is the most incompetent Healthcare Minister Macedonia has ever had, said Daniela Arsovska, director of the SSK chamber of commerce. Arsovska protested Filipce’s mishandling of the epidemic and inability to provide vaccines in time or in scale. People are dying everywhere, people are...

Macedonia 27.03.21 | 10:21

Healthcare Ministry plans a welcoming ceremony for the first Covax vaccine shipment due tomorrow

A batch of 24,000 Astra Zeneca vaccines are going to be delivered to Macedonia on Sunday morning, and Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce announced a welcoming ceremony at the Skopje airport. The vaccines are being delivered through the Covax mechanism put in place by the World Health Organization. It’s...

Macedonia 26.03.21 | 11:10

Citizens of Bosnia which, along with Macedonia, is among the worst vaccine performers, plan lawsuits against their politicians

Citizens of Bosnia are preparing a lawsuit against the politicians responsible for procuring vaccines for their failure to get them sooner and in greater quantity. Along with Macedonia, Bosnia is among the worst performers in the Balkans in terms of finding and administering vaccines. Several thousands...

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