Tag: ivanov
Macedonia 14:22

The secret police is wiretapping the President, his associates and his family

President Gjorge Ivanov accused the UBK secret service of wiretapping his office and his family, as part of its attempts to influence political outcomes in favor of the Government. UBK is the source of our political, institutional and security crises. Instead of upholding the law, the UBK is operating...

Macedonia 14:15

Ivanov says the law on languages threatens to end the unifying effect of the Macedonian language

In his final address to Parliament, President Gjorge Ivanov explained the reason behind his refusal to sign a law, introduced as part of the so-called Tirana platform, that would’ve extended the use of the Albanian language in Macedonia beyond the degree determined in the Constitution. The way...

Macedonia 20:01

SDSM and DUI are considering a boycott of the presidential elections as a way to maneuver Xhaferi into the Presidency

A report in pro-Government news site SDK has raised speculations that ruling SDSM and DUI parties may be preparing to drag down the turnout in the presidential elections expected next April, in a ploy to have Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi appointed as interim President, and get him to sign on the...

Macedonia 13:03

Faced with danger of boycott, SDSM raises idea of electing the next President through Parliament

Pressed with the problem of getting the amendments used to rename Macedonia into North Macedonia through Parliament and sign them into law, the SDSM party is briefing its media outlets that it could propose further changes in the Constitution and get the President elected through Parliament and not directly,...

Macedonia 12:52

Xhaferi: If Ivanov won’t sign the amendments into law, I will

Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi said that, if President Gjorge Ivanov refuses to sign the amendments to the Constitution used to rename Macedonia into North Macedonia, they will be published in the Official gazette with his (Xhaferi’s) signature Xhaferi held a press briefing on Tuesday and during...