Tag: interior ministry
Macedonia 25.10.21 | 15:21

New proof that the Interior Ministry communicates via Viber is an official order from the chief of police where it is said that the chief should be informed via the messaging app

Proof that the Ministry of Interior communicates via Viber is an official order from the chief of police where it is said that the chief should be informed via Viber. The criminal group of Spasovski and Zaev communicated via Viber, just like in the order issued by the Ministry of Interior, according...

Macedonia 24.09.21 | 11:59

Interior Ministry claims that its officials carried drugs to Montenegro “by mistake”

A new bizzare scandal involving drug trafficking is developing in Macedonia, after a vehicle of the Interior Ministry, carrying two high ranking officials was found to have a secret compartment with several dozens of kilograms of marijuana derived drugs. The Montenegrin Customs Office seized the drugs...

Macedonia 23.08.21 | 10:14

In violation of the law, the Interior Ministry begins to issue documents under the imposed name “North Macedonia”

The Interior Ministry is set to begin issuing identity cards printed under a new template – using the imposed name “North Macedonia” and outlining the ethnic identity of the carrier. The controversial decision is done in violation of the law, which defines the style of this key identity...

Macedonia 20.08.21 | 23:23

The Interior Ministry overruled the Parliament

The decision of the Zaev regime to order changes to the identity cards without regulating their template by law is suspending the Parliament. For months the Interior Ministry stopped issuing new identity cards, presumably under pressure from Greece which wants Macedonia to use the imposed name “North...

Macedonia 28.07.21 | 09:56

“The Interior Ministry has not issued a single ID cards for 20 days”

Due to the long lasting lack of blank documents, the Interior Ministry has not issued a single identity card for 20 days, said the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party. The party said that the Ministry is violating the law that provides that this key document is issued within 15 days from the application. Citizens...

Macedonia 19.07.21 | 19:01

Chaos reigns in the Interior Ministry as citizens wait for hours for passport procedures

Citizens trying to renew their passports or other Interior Ministry issued documents are sharing daily complaints about the long lines, the line skipping and overall chaos in the Skopje branch. Problems began months ago, when the Ministry began struggling with shortage of blank passports. The arrival...

Macedonia 19.06.21 | 11:05

New revelations of mafia bosses given fake Macedonian travel documents, while the ordinary citizens can’t get a passport

The latest international criminal who was given a Macedonian passport was identified yesterday by the MKD.mk news site as Alen Bunic, a Croatian drug lord. Bunic was issued a passport by the Zaev regime n 2019, under the fake identity of Atanas Kostadinov Vitanov. The Croatian citizen was wanted since...

Macedonia 29.05.21 | 18:50

VMRO-DPMNE condemns police raid against whistleblowers in the latest corruption scandal involving the Zaev family

VMRO-DPMNE strongly condemned the move by the Interior Ministry and the state prosecutors to launch charges against three police officers after a leaked report showed that Zoran Zaev’s brother Vice Zaev was extorting money from a coal mining company that won a state contract. VMRO spokesman Dimitar...

Macedonia 05.05.21 | 13:38

Mafia passports scandal: Half of the defendants pleaded guilty

Four Interior Ministry clerks and one accomplice pleaded guilty in the mafia passports case – the scandal in which it was revealed that the Ministry was massively issuing passports to regional and international criminals and drug lords, with over 200 such passports given in the past several years. The...

Macedonia 15.04.21 | 19:40

Interior Ministry confirms it has a problem with dual ID numbers but claims it’s not as big as VMRO reported

The Interior Ministry confirmed reports from VMRO-DPMNE that is has a problem with dual personal ID numbers, but insisted that the problem is old, of a smaller extent and is being resolved. At a press conference today, VMRO leader Hristijan Mickoski revealed that 20,000 dual numbers were issued, which,...

Macedonia 14.04.21 | 23:47

Interior Minister Spasovski tried to blame the opposition for the mafia passports scandal

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski has lost touch with reality, said the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party, following Spasovski’s TV interview this evening. Faced with a growing list of scandals, including drug trafficking where the trail leads to the family of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, Spasovski made...

Macedonia 06.06.20 | 16:27

Culev: SDSM is running a political campaign to shift the blame for the failed epidemic policies

Interior Minister Nake Culev spoke to Republika about the propaganda attacks he has faced from the ruling SDSM party as the coronavirus epidemic took a strong turn to the worse. SDSM quickly coordinated a series of public appearances in which its officials and supportive public commentators blamed the...

Macedonia 14.05.20 | 11:16

Anti-Corruption Commission finds in favor of Interior Minister Culev

The Anti-Corruption Commission (DKSK) found in favor of Interior Minister Nake Culev in his dispute with his SDSM party appointed deputy Slavjanka Petrovska. Petrovska, and the SDSM led Government, tried to prevent Culev from appointing the police chief of Tetovo. Under the power sharing agreement Culev,...

Macedonia 16.03.20 | 19:55

Interior Minister Culev proposes a set of measures to combat the coronavirus

The Interior Ministry informs that it is organizing a convoy to escort 32 Albanian citizens and 20 Kosovan citizens out of Macedonia from the Skopje airport to the appropriate border crossings. The passengers flew into Skopje and taking them home is meant to reduce the risk of the coronavirus. Minister...

Macedonia 13.02.20 | 15:40

Culev says Spasovski tried to postpone the elections by plunging the Interior Ministry in chaos

Interim Interior Minister Nake Culev announced that a new shipment of blank passports will be delivered by the German Veridos company in late March. In the meantime, there are just 4.900 passports with 14.900 pending applications. Culev recently revealed in detail how the procurement process was botched...

Macedonia 10.02.20 | 18:06

Culev warns of dangers for public safety after the Government overturned the appointments he made in the Interior Ministry

Interior Minister Nake Culev said that the Spasovski Government will be held responsible for any violations of public order and safety after it ordered that nearly 90 of Culev’s appointment to the Ministry are rescinded. Under the 100 days rule, Culev has the right to promote or replace a number...

Macedonia 28.01.20 | 19:18

Oliver Spasovski’s actions cost the Interior Ministry millions, and could land him in prison, interim Minister Culev says

Interim Interior MInister Nake Culev informed that the damage caused to the Ministry by illegal personnel decisions made by his predecessor Oliver Spasovski amounted to four million EUR. This is the amount, Culev said, that the Ministry was forced to pay to the many officers and officials who were reassigned...

Macedonia 21.01.20 | 16:48

VMRO: Interior Ministry officials refused to sign off on the illegal passport procurement contract

VMRO-DPMNE held a press conference today to demand answers about the highly suspicious contract for new passports from the German Veridos company worth 20 million EUR. Serious violations reported in a passport printing contract rushed by the Interior Ministry The contract was rushed through the Interior...

Macedonia 20.01.20 | 12:52

Culev announces that the Interior Ministry is already investigating the suspicious passport contract

Interim Interior Minister Nake Culev announced that he will conduct an emergency investigation into the contract signed with a German company for the purchase of new passports worth nearly 20 million EUR. Vecer yesterday reported numerous violations in the contract, which indicate foul play. Serious...

Macedonia 19.01.20 | 17:28

Serious violations reported in a passport printing contract rushed by the Interior Ministry

Vecer reports that the Interior Ministry rushed a contract with the German Veridos company to print new Macedonian passports, with numerous violations of procedures which raise concerns of foul play. The nearly 20 million EUR contract was approved in early December, shortly before the Ministry was placed...

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