Tag: government
Macedonia 04.03.21 | 12:40

Mickoski: This government will fall, we saw the first serious sign of that with the vote of confidence in the government

Yesterday, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev asked for a vote of confidence in the Government to prove that the claims of the opposition that the ruling majority is fragile are not true. By express procedure, without any debate. The result is the support of the Government of 62 MPs. The opposition sees this...

Macedonia 04.03.21 | 09:19

Taseva: There is high-level corruption in the highest echelons of the government

Whenever the index was published, it always went as a comment from the Government that it is just a perception, and it remained so, said  the president of Transparency International Macedonia Slagjana Taseva on the ” Zaspij ako mozes” show, adding that this time the media and public interest...

Macedonia 01.03.21 | 13:55

The government without opposition can’t gather 61 MPs to start a session, let alone pass a law

The coordinators of the parliamentary groups had a meeting in the Parliament today. The main topic was the blocked Parliament, which is not able not hold a session. The reason for this is the ruling majority, which faces many divisions and regroups. First, the LDP MPs announced that they would act independently,...

Macedonia 23.02.21 | 15:48

Mickoski: This Government no longer has the support of the citizens, all parties need to join together and vote it out

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski called on all parties in the Parliament to support his initiative for the creation of a new, technical Government, in light of the persistent failings of the Zaev regime. The latest blow – the escape of former security chief Saso Mijalkov as he was about...

Macedonia 17.02.21 | 13:43

The Government says that the Macedonian identity, people and language are not up for discussion

There is no change in our positions in the negotiations with Bulgaria – the Macedonian identity, people and language are not up for discussion and won’t be. We urge not to enter the circle of insults and accusations and hate speech that will not bring good to anyone, at least to the Macedonian...

Macedonia Economy 16.02.21 | 19:16

Government adopts a new economic stimulus package

The Zaev Government adopted today an economic stimulus package that will be used to continue to prop up salaries in businesses that are hit hard by the recession. The package, a fifth of its type since the epidemic began, will amount to 159 million EUR. According to the Government press release, its...

Macedonia 04.02.21 | 12:43

Government sends Deputy Minister of Local Self-Government as its representative at Goce Delcev’s grave

Instead of the President and the Prime Minister of the country paying tribute to the greatest Macedonian revolutionary Goce Delcev on the occasion of his 149th birth anniversary, especially in this period and the problems the country is facing with, they sent the Deputy Minister of Local Self-Government,...

Macedonia 28.12.20 | 22:51

Survey: Lowest trust in Zaev’s Government compared to any other Government in the first 100 days in offcice

Citizens have given the Government an average score of 2.46 for the first 100 days in office, shows a survey of the Macedonian Center for International Cooperation and Telma TV. On a scale of one to five, 11% gave a score of 5 for the first 100 days of the Government, 14.2% a score of 4, 20.1% -3, 19.4%...

Macedonia 23.12.20 | 14:49

The government doesn’t know when or how many vaccines it will receive from Bulgaria, Greece and Poland

The government does not know when or how many vaccines it will receive from Bulgaria, Greece or Poland, spokesperson Dusko Arsovski said answering a journalist’s question at Wedesday’s press conference. We still do not know how many vaccines Macedonia will receive from Bulgaria. The plan...

Macedonia 22.12.20 | 22:34

Government announces a debate on its education reform, but remains determined to cancel history as an independent class

The Zaev Government issued a statement calling on the public not to consider the coming educational reform – “the abolition of history”. The Government, pressed by Greece and Bulgaria to rewrite Macedonian history, announced a plan that would roll several elementary school classes into...

Macedonia 17.12.20 | 10:02

In another defiant message, Zaev’s Government tells Bulgaria it will not negotiate on identity issues

Following the COREPER meeting in Brussels, the Macedonian Government again expressed its disappointment in the fact that Bulgaria continues to block the opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia. Unfortunately, the Bulgarian veto was confirmed. It does not allow our country to open EU accession talks,...

Macedonia 08.12.20 | 17:45

Zaev Government condemns Bulgaria for making a “serious strategic mistake” with its veto

The Macedonian Government issued a statement condemning the decision by Bulgaria to veto the opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia. According to the Zaev Government, the now official veto is an “irresponsible, strategic mistake”. Bulgaria demands major concessions with regard to the...

Economy 05.12.20 | 10:15

The Government forms a new body of 23 experts, doesn’t reveal the names of the engaged economists

The formation of a new body in the Government, which consists of 23 experts in the field of economics, stirred reactions among the public. For now, the government says it is not revealing the names of the hired economists. First they would wait for results from them, and only then they would present...

Macedonia 28.11.20 | 11:14

After removing the iron fence around the Government to show he is “as one with the people”, Zaev calls in the police to bring a makeshift fence ahead of today’s protest

In anticipation of the large protest announced by VMRO-DPMNE for today shortly after noon, police officers were busy placing a makeshift barrier in front of the Government building. The move is ironic given that it was the Zaev Government that ordered the already built, permanent cast iron fence to...

Macedonia 28.11.20 | 10:09

Government denies report that it accepted all of Bulgaria’s demands

The Zaev Government issued a denial to the Infomax news site report (carried by Republika and other news outlets) that Zaev has agreed to accept an annex to the treaty he signed with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov in 2017. According to the report, Macedonia will accept a more binding form of...

Macedonia 24.11.20 | 22:22

Nikoloski: Only a Government of experts with broad societal support can help us now

Macedonia needs a broad Government of experts, supported by all main political parties, to come out of the coronavirus and economic crises and from the problem with Bulgaria, said VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski. He added that members of Parliament from the slim ruling coalition led by...

Macedonia 15.11.20 | 18:06

The Government bought TV Telma’s editorial policy

What cannot be bought with money, can be bought with a lot of money. This is a well-known saying, which works flawlessly in reality, especially in the world of the Macedonian oligarchs and tycoons, since the independence of the country and especially after the implementation of the grim process of privatization. In...

Macedonia 07.11.20 | 11:54

Milososki: Zaev’s cabinet needs to resign and be replaced by a Government of experts

The time has come to put together a Government of experts, said VMRO-DPMNE official Antonio Milososki, warning that the situation in Macedonia is badly deteriorating. He pointed to the inability of the Government to handle the coronavirus crisis and the associated econmic fallout, and especially the...

Macedonia 03.11.20 | 15:30

Government orders restaurants to close after 21h, urges citizens to stay indoors

Restaurants and bars will have to close at 21h, and will only be able to issue food for take-out a few hours after that. Citizens are banned from gathering in public in groups of four and above after 21h. Citizens are also urged not to be out after 21h, unless they have urgent, immediate need to do so. These...

Macedonia 03.11.20 | 15:16

Macedonian Government issues broad, unspecific statement after the emergency summit with Bulgaria in Berlin

Macedonia’s two main diplomats, Bujar Osmani and Nikola Dimitrov, remain silent about the outcome of their emergency meeting with Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva in Berlin yesterday. Zaharieva stated the demands Bulgaria has before it will allow the opening of EU accession talks...

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