Tag: grubi
Macedonia 14.05.21 | 20:52

Grubi opposes decoupling from Albania, condemns Bulgaria for telling Macedonians their national identity changed in 1945

Zoran Zaev’s First Deputy Prime Minister Artan Grubi condemned Bulgaria for its blockade of Macedonia’s EU accession talks, saying that “you can’t tell a nation that it was one thing until 1945 and another after that year”. Bulgaria demands that Macedonia accepts to redefine the Macedonian...

Macedonia 27.04.21 | 19:54

Ousted inspection chief Paunovski says he had a dispute with Deputy Prime Minister Grubi, and not with Zaev

After he was removed from office Stojko Paunovski, director of the DPI product safety inspection service, said that he was ousted due to pressure from the office of First Deputy Prime Minister Artan Grubi. Paunovski, a personal friend of Zoran Zaev, refused to admit unqualified Albanian employees into...

Macedonia 27.03.21 | 15:06

Grubi tells Albanians who renounced their Macedonian citizenship that they can still register in the census

Zaev’s First Deputy Prime Minister Artan Grubi informed the Albanian diaspora that even former citizens, who renounced Macedonian citizenship when acquiring German or other citizenships, can still register in the on-going census. Grubi and other ethnic Albanian members of the Zaev regime are fully...

Macedonia 23.03.21 | 13:35

Rama and Grubi urge Albanians to register in the Macedonian census

Zaev’s First Deputy Prime Minister Artan Grubi and the Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama sent out a joint message to the ethnic Albanians in the diaspora to register as Macedonian citizens in the online census. Grubi and Rama posed together with the website where emigrants can register to the census. Albanian...

Macedonia 22.03.21 | 13:25

Grubi goes to Albania to push for greater registration of Albanians in the census

Zaev’s First Deputy Prime Minister Artan Grubi is in Tirana today to discuss the census in Macedonia. Albanian parties, politicians and organizations are all organized to inflate the Albanian share of the population in Macedonia by registering all available emigrants and dual citizens. Before this...

Macedonia 18.03.21 | 23:19

Albanian members of the Macedonian Government are exclusively advancing Albanian national interests

Several top ethnic Albanian members of the Zaev regime are currently on foreign trips which are clearly meant to advance Albanian national interests, not those of the country as a whole. Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani is in Spain where he cited that the main topic of discussion with the Spanish interlocutors...

Macedonia 13.03.21 | 14:15

Zaev’s deputy Grubi refused to bow at the monument to fallen police officers

Zaev’s First Deputy Prime Minister Artan Grubi did not bow to the monument of the fallen police special forces members, during the ceremony to honor the Tiger police unit. Grubi was part of the official delegation of the Government and while other ministers bowed their heads, he noticeably refused...

Macedonia 11.03.21 | 10:40

Meeting of the ethnic Albanian Deputy Prime Ministers of Macedonia and Montenegro, Grubi gave Abazovic a keche as present

First Deputy Prime Minister Artan Grubi met with the Montenegrin Deputy Prime Minister Dritan Abazovic yesterday. The meeting of the two ethnic Albanian deputy heads of Government was lauded as “brotherly” by Grubi, who is using his newly elevated position to assert near veto powers in the...

Macedonia 09.03.21 | 12:16

Grubi asks DUI rival Mexhiti to follow the party program

First Deputy Prime Minister Artan Grubi spoke out about his feud with DUI party rival Izet Mexhiti, who yesterday resigned as head of the DUI group in Parliament. The conflict between the two members of the Skopje wing of the party is threatening the Zaev Government, as Mexhiti is supported by at least...

Macedonia 25.02.21 | 12:11

DUI gets its own Government building

After taking over the luxury new building meant for the Anti-Corruption Agency, the DUI party is now concentrating several other institutions under the same roof. After losing out on the promised new office space, anti-corruption chief lashes out at the Zaev Government The neoclassical building near...

Macedonia 18.02.21 | 18:23

Besides Bulgaria and Greek, Education Minister Carovska will also incorporate Albanian objections in the future textbooks

More rewriting of textbooks is being planned – Education Minister Mila Carovska met today with two Albanian officials to discuss changes to history books after Albanian parties objected about the representation of the centuries of strife between the Macedonian and Albanian nation. Carovska met...

Macedonia 22.01.21 | 16:00

Over 1,300 Albanians given no-show public sector jobs are ordered to actually begin going to work

Over ethnic Albanian 1,300 employees of the Government department notorious for not requiring the workers to actually go to work, will be redistributed in 237 public institutions, said Deputy Prime Minister Artan Grubi. The department for implementation of the 2001 Ohrid peace treaty, now known as the...

Macedonia 08.01.21 | 17:18

Grubi fined with additional 500 EUR for holding a maskless birthday party for Ali Ahmeti

Health inspectors fined First Deputy Prime Minister Artan Grubi 500 EUR for allowing a birthday celebration for his DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti to take place without masks. The event happened earlier this week as Grubi was moving into a brand new office building, which will serve as the base for the...

Macedonia 04.01.21 | 22:21

Zaev inaugurates one of the “baroque” buildings he used to throw paintballs at

Zoran Zaev and the entire leadership of his DUI coalition partner all attended the opening of the offices for the new Ministry for political system and inter-community relations. The building that houses the department led by Zaev’s first deputy Artan Grubi is one of the Skopje 2014 buildings,...

Macedonia 28.12.20 | 15:53

Grubi removes his adviser Shpat Kasapi, after Republika published his drug arrest report

First Deputy Prime Minister Artan Grubi dismissed his culture adviser, singer Shpat Kasapi, after Republika reported that last month he was detained in Skopje with drugs. Kasapi (35) is a well known singer in Albania, and Grubi recently named him as an adviser in the powerful new role he is carving out...

Macedonia 15.12.20 | 07:55

Woman detained for smashing the windshield of Artan Grubi’s car

A woman was detained yesterday around noon, after she smashed the windshield of the car used by First Deputy Prime Minister Artan Grubi. The incident happened near the Parliament building, where the 38 year old woman was found damaging the VW Passat owned by the Government service. It’s unclear whether...

Macedonia 24.11.20 | 16:37

Artan Grubi confirms that he was a translator during the investigation into the “Yellow house” organ harvesting operation

First Deputy Prime Minister Artan Grubi confirmed that he was employed as translator during the investigation into the gruesome “Yellow house” scandal – the alleged organ harvesting operation put in place by the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA/UCK). Grubi said that he worked to help the...

Macedonia 23.11.20 | 17:07

Ahmeti confirms that one of his members of Parliament may challenge the Government

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti confirmed that it is possible to have an unprecedented situation where one of his own members of Parliament challenges the Government. Izet Mexhiti, the former Mayor of Cair, has from the start opposed the appointment of two key DUI officials in the Government – the...

Macedonia 20.11.20 | 07:47

Artan Grubi named in an Albanian political dispute over the “Yellow house” organ harvesting investigation

First Deputy Prime Minister Artan Grubi was called out during a political dispute in neighboring Albania. The Albanian ruling Socialist Party is accusing opposition leader Lulzim Basha of the Democrat Party of cooperating with the investigation into the alleged gruesome organ harvesting operation conducted...

Macedonia 10.11.20 | 18:52

Zaev keeps chief of staff Raskovski as a mere adviser, could appoint Muhamed Zekiri in his place

Zoran Zaev appointed his former Secretary General Dragi Raskovski to adviser in the Government. This vacates his position, and opens the prospect of having another of Zaev’s close confidants, the leader of the SDSM party Albanian wing Muhamed Zekiri, to take the position. Zekiri was expected to...

Повеќе