Tag: government
Economy 22.10.20 | 11:27

The government continues with the partisanship of the institutions – new job ads for party employments

The trend of party employment in Macedonia continues. At the moment, several job ads are active in the Ministry of Finance, the State Audit Office, National Institution Film Center Vardar Skopje, National Institution Theater for Youth and Children Skopje, as well as employment in the national broadcasting. According...

Macedonia 20.10.20 | 19:42

Government adopts new restrictions, hospitality facilities to close by 23 h, public administration to work online

The Government reviewed and adopted Tuesday the recommendations by the Commission for Infectious Diseases on restricting the working hours of all hospitality facilities by 23 h and limiting the number of passengers in public transport to 50 percent of the total capacity. The Government also adopted the...

Macedonia 14.10.20 | 20:31

Government meets to discuss the worsening coronavirus crisis

The Government scheduled a session for this evening, to be held online. It’s expected that the meeting will be dominated by the exceptionally bad coronavirus report that was just published, showing the continued spike in new cases. As feared, delayed daily report shows 445 newly infected patients...

Macedonia 14.10.20 | 12:10

The government has decided: The post office will be privatized

At Tuesday’s session, the Government established the new text of the Law amending the Law on Postal Services, which will be submitted for adoption by the Parliament. In this regard, the Government instructed the Deputy Prime Minister in charge of Economic Affairs, the Minister of Economy and the...

Macedonia 13.10.20 | 20:30

Government postpones its decision on the strict new mask mandates

The Zaev Government postponed its decision on the proposal that would’ve mandated wearing of masks in the open and would ban home parties and gatherings. The proposals were made by the Infectious Diseases Committee and reviewed by the Government today. But instead of their adoption, the Government...

Macedonia 06.10.20 | 11:40

Macedonian Government expected to open the border for several neighboring countries

The Macedonian Government is set to make a decision later today on the proposal from the Committee on infectious diseases that the borders with Albania, Serbia, Kosovo and Montenegro are opened without requiring a coronavirus test for their citizens. Macedonia is pushing for a simultaneous regional reopening...

Macedonia 02.09.20 | 15:03

Government agencies spent over eight million EUR for new cars

The Government and state institutions spent 8.1 million EUR over the past two and a half years purchasing new vehicles. A quarter of the newly bought vehicles were priced at over 30,000 EUR, the CGK group said. It pointed to the SOZR institution, which provides logistics for the Government, and purchased...

Macedonia 31.08.20 | 09:26

VMRO: This Government will only bring more chaos and corruption

The Zaev led Government will continue its track record in crime, corruption and agony for Macedonia, said VMRO-DPMNE in a press release. “This is the same Government that left the country three billion euros deeper in debt, that had a bank collapse, the biggest racketeering scandal in modern Europe...

Macedonia 31.08.20 | 09:21

Zaev promises fight against corruption and economic prosperity

Following the election of his new Government with a narrow majority in the Parliament, Zoran Zaev said that he will work to ensure justice and fight against corruption as well as economic prosperity. In the next four years we will use all our resources to justify the trust of the members of Parliament...

Macedonia 31.08.20 | 00:00

Just before midnight, Parliament narrowly appoints the new Zaev led Government

As expected, the Macedonian Parliament voted with a very narrow majority to elect a new Government led by Zoran Zaev. In favor were 62 members of Parliament, out of 120. One DUI representative voted from an external location after he was diagnosed with the coronavirus. Opposed were 51 representatives....

Macedonia 30.08.20 | 09:54

Parliament resumes debate, will vote on the proposed Government before midnight

After a day of debates, today at noon the Parliament is set to resume its session meant to vote on the Government proposed by Zoran Zaev and his SDSM – DUI – BESA – DPA coalition. On paper, the coalition has 62 votes, one more than the bare minimum needed to elect a Government. The...

Macedonia 29.08.20 | 19:16

TV21: Mancevski set to replace Raskovski as Secretary General of the Government

TV21 reports that Damjan Mancevski, the outgoing Public Administration Minister, will be appointed as Secretary General of the next Government. Mancevski lost his seat to the DUI party. When asked by TV21 he did not deny or confirm that he will be the next Secretary General. He would replace Dragi Raskovski,...

Macedonia 29.08.20 | 11:56

VMRO: Zaev left out his key economic election promises from the program as he knows they’re not realistic

The proposed program of the SDSM – DUI led Government says nothing about the pre-election promises made by Zoran Zaev of 100,000 new jobs and 8 percent unemployment, said the conservative VMRO-DPMNE party in a press release, as the Parliament prepares to vote on the proposed cabinet later today. Instead...

Macedonia 29.08.20 | 09:09

Parliament set to vote on the new Government

The Macedonian Parliament is set to vote on the proposed new Government led by the SDSM and DUI parties. The coalition, which also includes BESA, DPA and a host of other smaller parties allied with SDSM, needs at least 61 votes – the coalition has a maximum of 62 at its disposal after the inconclusive...

Macedonia 28.08.20 | 11:29

Parliament set to vote on Zaev’s new Government tomorrow

The Parliament is scheduled to vote on a Government proposed by the SDSM – DUI – BESA – DPA coalition tomorrow. The coalition has a narrow majority of 62 seats (out of 120) and nominated Prime Minister Zoran Zaev hopes it will be approved with all his representatives in attendance. The...

Macedonia 27.08.20 | 11:47

VMRO: A second term for Zaev can only result in more crime and more poverty

The only thing the public can expect from the new Zoran Zaev Government is more crime and poverty, VMRO-DPMNE said in a press release as the Parliament prepares to put Zaev’s proposal to a vote on Saturday. It will only get better for Zaev’s family businesses, while the rest of the public...

Macedonia 26.08.20 | 12:15

Zaev submits his new Government proposal to the Parliament

SDSM party leader zoran Zaev today submitted the proposed list of new Government members and program to the Parliament. Flanked by most new nominees, Zaev said that his Government will fight corruption and implement the treaties he signed with Greece and Bulgaria. That is the cornerstone allowing us...

Macedonia 25.08.20 | 12:04

Zaev says he will probably submit a proposal for a new Government to the Parliament on Wednesday morning

SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev said that he will most probably send the proposal for a new Government to the Parliament on Wednesday. Zaev asked for more time after infighting broke out in his main coalition partner DUI once their list of candidates was revealed. This postponed the vote on the re-election...

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 20.08.20 | 19:13

Ambassador Byrnes expects that the next Government will pursue policies of Euro-Atlantic integration

US Ambassador to Macedonia Kate Byrnes said that she expects the next Government to pursue a strategic policy of Euro-Atlantic integration. Even as there is confusion as to whether the SDSM – DUI coalition has the votes to move ahead in Parliament, Ambassador Byrnes said that the US is very much...

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