Tag: interior ministry
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...

Macedonia 18.01.20 | 11:36

Interior Minister Culev says he will soon provide evidence of illegal actions by his predecessor

Interim Interior Minister Nake Culev said he will conduct a thorough review of the way the department operated under his predecessor Oliver Spasovski, who is now the interim Prime Minister. Culev got into a dispute with Spasovski’s deputy Slavjanka Petrovska, who now has veto power over some of...

Macedonia 07.01.20 | 20:52

Two controversial SDSM officials among police chiefs removed by Minister Culev

Interim Interior Minister Nake Culev confirmed that his first steps as the head of the powerful department will be to remove a number of department officials such as Primislav Dimovski from the Alfa unit. Dimovski is notorious for his ties with the SDSM party as well as for his work in the now disgraced...

Macedonia 02.01.20 | 22:38

Party police for April 12: Spasovski is currently issuing new decisions at the Interior Ministry

Oliver Spasovski is leaving MoI in the most controversial way possible – with midnight staffing redeployment that should disable the functioning of his successor at MoI. Republika unofficially learns that at the moment decisions are handed down at Ministry of Interior and the police are further...

Macedonia 02.01.20 | 15:50

VMRO expected to nominate Nake Culev to be interim Interior Minister

VMRO-DPMNE is proposing Nake Culev, the former director of the Intelligence Agency, as the interim Interior Minister, the Kurir news site has learnt. The move comes after the opposition party’s first candidate, colonel Dragan Kovacki, was rejected by the ruling SDSM party which cited a constitutional...

Macedonia 02.01.20 | 14:02

VMRO withdraws Kovacki, will nominate a different candidate to be interim Interior Minister

VMRO-DPMNE will nominate a different candidate for interim Interior Minister, after the SDSM party strongly objected to the appointment of Dragan Kovacki. Kovacki came from the Defense Ministry as a highly recommended army veteran, but SDSM insisted that he can’t be appointed to the Interior Ministry...

Macedonia 18.12.19 | 10:45

SDSM decided to appoint Oliver Spasovski as Interim Prime Minister, is worried about who VMRO will nominate in his place, TV24 reports

TV24 reports that SDSM officials have largely agreed to have Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski named as Interim Prime Minister after Zoran Zaev resigns on January 3rd. Spasovski is also supposed to give up his position, and allow a VMRO-DPMNE representative become Interior Minister, which is one of...

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