Tag: gostivar
Macedonia 05.02.24 | 15:56

Alliance leader Taravari threatened with a Kalasnikov bullet left in front of his home

Mayor of Gostivar and leader of the Alliance of Albanians party Arben Taravari received a death threat today when somebody left a bullet from a Kalasnikov rifle in front of his home. The clear threat comes days after Taravari declared his support for the bloc of opposition Albanian parties who are challenging...

Macedonia 29.08.23 | 17:43

Gostivar: Man arrested for the rape of a minor relative

A 31 year old man from Gostivar has been detained for the alleged rape of a minor. The girl that was assaulted is the relative of the attacker’s wife. The attack reportedly happened two months ago. The man will be detained and face charges.

Macedonia 21.08.23 | 18:19

Gostivar: Man injured by falling marble

A 39 year old man from Gostivar was injured yesterday when a piece of marble from a building fell on his head. The incident happened late in the evening near the Gostivar city square. The man was found on the street and taken to the Gostivar hospital for treatment.

Macedonia 06.08.23 | 22:05

Long lines on the roads as tourists are coming home after the weekend

The end of the weekend brought long lines at the main border crossings and the paytoll stations, as tourists are returning to Skopje and other cities. A big problem has developed on the Kicevo – Gostivar road where traffic has slowed down for a dozen kilometers ahead of Gostivar, as motorists are...

Macedonia 15.04.23 | 11:39

All officials from the DUI branch in Gostivar fired after siding with the faction that works to oust Artan Grubi

The split in DUI affected the party’s branch in Gostivar, which is now left without representatives in the executive. Resmi Ejupi, state secretary in the Labour and Welfare Ministry, informed that he has been fired because he sided with the faction led by Izet Mexhiti. DUI leader Ali Ahmeti and...

Macedonia 07.03.23 | 14:24

Gostivar: Two women arrested after they stabbed a man

Two women from Gostivar and Prilep were detained today, after they stabbed a man. The incident happened in Gostivar, where 27 year old A.R. was attacked by the women. The suspects are aged 37 and 25. The police hasn’t revealed details about the reason for the attack.

Macedonia 22.01.23 | 10:10

Ahmeti insists that Macedonians will have stronger autonomy when working together with Albanians

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti continues his tour of the country, in which he is campaigning to keep his party together against pressure from a rival faction led by Izet Mexhiti. During this latest tour, he also addressed ethnic Macedonians, telling them that “our Macedonian fellow citizens can’t...

Macedonia 10.03.22 | 13:02

Gostivar man charged after threatening to kill his wife and three children on March 8th

A man from Gostivar is being charged after he assaulted his estranged wife and three children. On March 8th, the man came to their home and, after a dispute through the intercom, threatened to “kill them all”. Police officers determined that the man has already been reported for various crimes,...

Macedonia 16.02.22 | 19:50

Gostivar: Ax attacker chased a TV crew

An ax wielding attacker went after a TV crew in the school in the village of Gurgeviste near Gostivar today. The incident happened in the early afternoon when journalists Nevri Ademi and Zbulim Maksuti were reporting in the village. A man they identified as Burham Hamiti first insulted them and then...

Macedonia 20.12.21 | 17:44

Taravari: I won’t apologize for pointing to DUI party links to drug smuggling

Gostivar Mayor Arben Taravari said that he will not apologize to Deputy Defense Minister and DUI party official Baskhim Hasani, who he accused of being involved with drug smuggling. Taravari said that Hasani was linked with the seizure of 100 kilograms of marijuana near the city last week, and Hasani...

Macedonia 24.11.21 | 19:44

After the disaster in Bulgaria, road safety inspectors got to work

After the bus disaster in Bulgaria, traffic safety inspectors began conducting enhanced check-ups. The target today were the cities of Tetovo and Gostivar, during which five vehicle were found to have faulty brakes. Several other buses lacked fire extinguishers. All these vehicles were ordered out of...

Macedonia 03.11.21 | 09:22

Gostivar Mayor Arben Taravari says he was threatened by DUI thugs before the elections

In an interview, Gostivar Mayor Arben Taravari revealed that several months ago he was intimidated in his home by thugs from the DUI party. Taravari won re-election against the DUI candidate Nevzat Bejta, even after DUI abused its power at the central level to threaten him and his supporters. I had four...

Macedonia 31.10.21 | 20:54

Gostivar: Taravari on course to beat his DUI challenger Bejta

Doctor Arben Taravari from the Alliance of Albanians, the incumbent Mayor of Gostivar, is extending a solid lead ahead of his DUI challenger Nevzat Bejta. With over a quarter of the votes counted, Taravari leads by 1,500 votes. We are absolute favorites to win, it was seen in the first round and will...

Macedonia 29.10.21 | 21:24

DUI is trying to cause ethnic tensions in Gostivar with a fake social media post

A fake Facebook comment is being shared in Gostivar, primarily by outlets and social media users close to the DUI party, alleging that local VMRO-DPMNE activists referred to DUI leader Ali Ahmeti as terrorist. The post is meant to damage the opposition mayoral candidate in Gostivar, doctor Arben Taravari,...

Macedonia 17.10.21 | 22:20

Arben Taravari declares he won re-election in Gostivar

Alliance of Albanians candidate doctor Arben Taravari announced that he won re-election in the first round of the elections. Taravari again faced off against Nevzat Bejta from DUI. He won the support of VMRO-DPMNE in the majority Albanian city, a part of the broader coalition agreement between the opposition...

Macedonia 15.10.21 | 09:28

Triumph of the Taravari team: Huge number of Gostivar people come to the rally to support them

The central rally of the Alliance for Albanians and Alternative coalition was held Thursday in the crowded sports hall in Gostivar, where the candidate for mayor of Gostivar Arben Taravari was promoted. The insulting and sarcastic comments of the Prime Minister Zoran Zaev failed to change the minds of...

Macedonia 03.10.21 | 16:17

Mickoski: It’s a lie to say that Macedonians and Albanians hate each other

It’s a big lie that the Macedonians and Albanians hate each other, said VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski during his rally in Gostivar yesterday, where VMRO is supporting an ethnic Albanian candidate – doctor Arben Taravari – as Mayor. Those who try to build walls between us do so because...

Macedonia 03.10.21 | 11:22

VMRO-DPMNE rallies to support Arben Taravari’s re-election in Gostivar

Arben Taravari will be re-elected as Mayor of Gostivar, said VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski who held a large rally in Taravari’s support yesterday. VMRO is not nominating its own candidate for Mayor of this Albanian majority city, as part of its coalition agreement with the Alliance of Albanians...

Macedonia 02.10.21 | 23:05

Mickoski comes to support the nomination of Arben Taravari as Mayor of Gostivar

During his rally in Gostivar, VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski called on the voters to support the nomination of incumbent Mayor Arben Taravari, as well as the VMRO list for members of the Council. VMRO has a coalition agreement with the Alliance of Albanians, where Taravari is deputy leader,...

Macedonia 02.10.21 | 20:48

LIVE VIDEO: VMRO-DPMNE rally in Gostivar

VMRO-DPMNE is conducting a pre-election rally in Gostivar. You can follow the rally live, here: