Tag: gostivar
Macedonia 13.02.20 | 14:14

Impassioned plea for unity between Macedonians and Albanians

A video from the late night Jadi Burek show, hosted by Janko Ilkovski, has gone viral. In it, an elderly ethnic Albanian caller makes an impassioned plea for unity between Macedonians and Albanians in the run up to the elections. Let’s stop with all the foolishness, discussing who is braver or...

Macedonia 31.01.20 | 12:06

Elementary school teacher from Gostivar (54) arrested after assaulting a pupil

An elementary school teacher from Gostivar was arrested for assaulting an underage female student. The incident happened on Wednesday, when the 54 year old teacher locked the girl in a room, where he groped and kissed her. He was ordered into a month long detention while the case against him is prepared.

Macedonia 24.01.20 | 13:18

Man reports to the police that he was fooled into paying a 1.000 EUR bribe to get a public sector job

A man from Gostivar reported to the police that he was duped by a person who promised him help to get his girlfriend hired at a public administrative position. The 23 year old man man paid a bribe of 1.000 EUR to a woman from Skopje who he met over Facebook. The woman came to Gostivar and collected the...

Macedonia 22.01.20 | 09:43

Gostivar suffered from horrific levels of air pollution overnight

Even for Macedonian winter standards, the city of Gostivar had extremely high levels of air pollution overnight, with nearly 1.000 micrograms of PM10 particles measured per cubic meter. Other cities were also bad, but not nearly as bad as Gostivar. Skopje measured over 400 micrograms at the Rectorate...

Macedonia 24.11.19 | 13:23

Protesters in Gostivar ask Zaev why he keeps seizing authority from the local town hall

Outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev was welcomed by protesters in Gostivar, as he arrived for a pre-election rally. The protesters held signs accusing Zaev for severely limiting the authority of the Gostivar town hall, and moving them to the central level. This was done after Arben Taravari from the opposition...

Macedonia 15.11.19 | 16:20

Zbogar says that until October he also believed in the promises EU gave Macedonia

European Union Ambassador to Macedonia Samuel Zbogar again reiterated to the public that, after the fiasco at the European Council in October, it’s best not to promise deadlines and timeframes regarding the opening of EU accession talks. Speaking in Gostivar, Zbogar said that up until October he...

Culture 13.11.19 | 19:23

Actors kicked out from the Gostivar theater claim they’re pressured for political reasons

Visar Viska, the Colored Revolution activist who was appointed acting director of the Gostivar theater, called the police on two actors after an incident erupted during a rehearsal. The actors claim that they were part of the play, but Viska removed them. We came for the rehearsal, but we were led out...

Macedonia 11.11.19 | 13:59

Driver for the Durmo Tours company withdraws his statement that the buses were rigged to fool the speed sensors

Besnik Halimi, a driver working for the Gostivar based Durmo Tours bus agency, changed his initial testimony in which he confirmed that the buses had a device used to fool the speed sensors during the court hearing today. The device could be activated by the driver and it would tamper with the results...

Macedonia 06.11.19 | 17:05

The fatal Gostivar bound bus had a device used to fool its speed sensors

The Durmo Tours company bus, which overturned on the Skopje – Tetovo highway in February killing 16 people, had a device that was used to forge speed data collected by the tachograph sensor. A driver from the same company who was summoned as a witness during the court hearing today confirmed that...

Macedonia 19.10.19 | 16:31

Mickoski in Gostivar: Enough with demagogy, we will offer new beginning and new successes for Macedonia

Hristijan Mickoski, leader of VMRO-DPMNE said Saturday in Gostivar that people had enough of demagogy and that they need politicians who will work hard. I was in Gostivar. Enough with political compromises, enough with political pamphlets. This people is tired of politics. This nation needs politicians...

Macedonia 24.09.19 | 22:36

Gostivar police didn’t order the SDSM member of Parliament Trpeski to undergo a breathalyzer following the incident

Gostivar police did not order the SDSM member of Parliament Blagojce Trpeski to undergo a breathalyzer test, after the incident he cause today. The visibly inebriated member of Parliament for the ruling majority assaulted a 33 year old man who was parking his car and was accompanied by his small child....

Macedonia 24.09.19 | 19:08

Drunk SDSM member of Parliament attacked a man in Gostivar in front of his child, broke his windshield

A member of Parliament for SDSM from Gostivar has assaulted a man in front of his child and damaged his vehicle. The police confirmed the incident for Republika, using the initials B.T. for the attacker. Republika was informed that the attacker is the SDSM member of Parliament Blagojce Trpeski, who was...

Macedonia 07.08.19 | 15:31

Court orders that the Education Ministry unlawfully seized authority over the public schools in Gostivar

The Administrative Court struck down a decision from Education Minister Arbr Ademi to seize the authority the city of Gostivar has in educational issues from Mayor Arben Taravari. Ademi and Taravari are locked in a feud over education in Gostivar, as the two come from competing ethnic Albanian parties,...

Macedonia 03.08.19 | 15:35

Police seize cocaine and marijuana during several checks at the Tetovo – Gostivar highway

Gostivar police conducted drug controls on the Tetovo – Gostivar highway on Thursday and Friday evening, and arrested eight people carrying cocaine and marijuana. Two men from the village of Gradec near Gostivar were caught carrying cocaine in their vehicle on Thursday. On Friday, the police conducted...

Macedonia 03.08.19 | 15:29

Two women injured as shots were fired during a wedding near Gostivar

Following the celebratory gunfire incident at a wedding in Tetovo, when two men were injured (reportedly by a member of Parliament), two more women were shot and injured during the busy summer wedding season. DUI member of Parliament Xhevat Ademi denies reports that he shot his son by mistake during...

Macedonia 03.07.19 | 16:50

Waitress from Gostivar charged with murder after stabbing her colleague

A waitress from a village near Gostivar is charged with murder after the incident on Tuesday early morning, when she stabbed a colleague. According to the police report, a waiter was harassing the waitress. Despite her urges that he stops, he continued, to which she pulled a knife and stabbed him a number...

Macedonia 25.05.19 | 22:31

Man stabbed after a fight in a village near Gostivar

A young man from the village of Gradec near Gostivar was stabbed in a fight with another person from the village. The victim was identified as 24 year old K.I., who was attacked by 25 year old B.H., and sustained stab wounds to his arm. The man was treated in the Gostivar hospital and police is determining...

Macedonia 11.05.19 | 13:30

Four people, including a six month old baby, injured in overnight fire in Gostivar

Three people sustained burn injuries and a six month old baby suffered from smoke inhalation in a fire which broke out in a building in Gostivar. The fire began to spread overnight, in one of the basements, while the inhabitants were sleeping. Those injuries sustained first or second degree burns on...

Macedonia 17.04.19 | 14:33

Electoral Commission President expresses concern after Pendarovski supporter threatens him with armed attack

Oliver Derkovski, President of the State Electoral Commission (SEC), strongly condemned the statement of the ruling majority candidate Stevo Pendarovski, who encouraged one of his supporters to attack the SEC. The man from Gostivar was invited to speak by Pendarovski. He complained that he was left out...

Macedonia 17.04.19 | 10:24

Pendarovski supporter threatens to shoot up the State Electoral Commission

An SDSM supporter made a shocking threat to shoot up the State Electoral Commission (SEC), during a rally of their presidential candidate Stevo Pendarovski in Gostivar. It was another bizarre SDSM rally moment, owed to the party’s decision to allow rally goers to speak directly to the candidate....

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