Tag: ivanov
Macedonia 22.05.19 | 12:59

Former Presidents Ivanov and Crvenkovski investigated over their spending

The Anti-Corruption Commission decided to begin an investigation into the two living former presidents, Branko Crvenkovski and Gjorge Ivanov, over the way in which they are spending the public funds provided after their terms are up. Under law, the presidents have the right to request funding for an...

Macedonia 12.05.19 | 15:36

Pendarovski takes over the presidential office from Ivanov

President Gjorge Ivanov handed over the villa Vodno residence to Stevo Pendarovski in a brief ceremony today afternoon. Ivanov welcomed Pendarovski with military honors in the official residence and had na short meeting with him, after which they were joined by the official staff, some of whom may be...

Macedonia 12.05.19 | 13:05

Cento: Don’t blame Ivanov for refusing to give us pardons, we have no idea what kind of threats he is being subjected to

As President Gjorge Ivanov’s mandate expires, he decided not to award last minute pardons to the victims of Zoran Zaev’s campaign of political persecution. Some of those imprisoned, like the 16 men sentenced to lengthy prison terms in the April 2017 trial, publicly asked Ivanov for pardons....

Macedonia 09.05.19 | 12:06

President Ivanov’s time is running out

With two days to go before he leaves office, President Gjorge ivanov still hasn’t announced whether he intends to pardon the victims of Zoran Zaev’s persecution of the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party. Some of those already sentenced to lengthy prison sentences, like the 16 VMRO officials and...

Macedonia 06.05.19 | 11:43

President Ivanov has a week to make his final decision on the pardons

As Zoran Zaev accumulates absolute power in Macedonia, outgoing President Gjorge Ivanov has a week to decide whether he will try to pardon some of the political prisoners of the Zoran Zaev regime. His second term in office expires on May 12th, after which the SDSM – DUI candidate Stevo Pendarovski...

Macedonia 05.05.19 | 19:32

President Ivanov hopes his successor will have a calmer term in office

Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov wished that the next President has a more peaceful term in office and to be able to handle all the challenges that rise up on the country. I hope that the next President will fulfill all the promises made to the citizens and will preserve the dignity of the office,...

Macedonia 28.04.19 | 16:15

Ivanov urges unity in the coming challenges

In his Easter remarks, given while attending service in Ohrid, Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov urged unity in facing the coming challenges. I want to see the citizens of the Republic of Macedonia together in the coming year, and overcoming the challenges. Let’s think about what we leave for...

Macedonia 20.04.19 | 15:43

President Ivanov’s Easter message

Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov congratulated the faithful from the Catholic and Protestant churches on Good Friday and the coming Easter holiday. For millennia the message from the cross helped Christians in Macedonia endure the worst trials and persecution, to resist temptation and overcome all...

Macedonia 17.04.19 | 15:53

President Ivanov has less than a month to pardon the political prisoners; Hahn tells him not to do it

European Commissioner Johannes Hahn called on President Gjorge Ivanov not to give pardons to the victims of the political persecution perpetrated by the Zoran Zaev regime. Hahn openly encouraged Zaev to use a mixture of a “Balkan and European” approach in order to push the name change through...

Macedonia 15.04.19 | 11:54

Threats aimed against Ivanov, the President is warned not to give any last minute pardons

As the end of his term as President draws near, Gjorge Ivanov is facing increasing threats from the ruling coalition camp, specifically calling him not to give pardons to the dozens of political prisoners arrested by the Zaev regime. Ivanov is particularly being urged to give pardons to the 16 prisoners...

Macedonia 11.04.19 | 20:00

Kalajdziev says the Constitutional Court gave President Ivanov the right to pardon the political prisoners

Criminal law professor Gordan Kalajdziev, who is an outspoken supporter of the SDSM party, acknowledged that President Gjorge Ivanov has the right to issue pardons without involving the Justice Ministry in the process, including in the case of the political prisoners sentenced in the April 2017 court...

Macedonia 09.04.19 | 15:37

Appeals to President Ivanov to pardon the political prisoners

After Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said that he doesn’t expect President Gjorge Ivanov to pardon the victims of his campaign of political persecution, legal experts respond that the President has every right and has the authority to give pardons. The Office of the President confirmed that a request...

Macedonia 27.03.19 | 23:45

Parliament re-adopts several laws which President Ivanov refused to sign under the name “North Macedonia”

Members of the Macedonian Parliament voted today to re-approve several laws which President Gjorge Ivanov refused to sign because they were adopted under the name “Republic of North Macedonia”. The laws include the one on the creation of the new wiretapping agency OTA. According to the Constitution,...

Macedonia 26.03.19 | 17:27

Legal experts insist President Ivanov has the right to pardon the victims of Zaev’s campaign of political persecution

According to an analysis published by Infomax, there are no legal obstacles if President Gjorge Ivanov decides to pardon the victims of political persecution imprisoned by the Zoran Zaev regime. The President was called out by the public to pardon the 16 former officials and activists arrested over the...

Macedonia 20.03.19 | 16:09

Decision time for President Ivanov – will he pardon the political prisoners?

At the end of his term, Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov is faced with the decision whether he will pardon former Interior Minister Mitko Cavkov and 15 other police officials and opposition activists, who were sentenced to draconian 211 years in prison over the April 2017 incident in the Parliament. This...

Macedonia 15.03.19 | 15:26

Xhaferi will publish some of the laws rejected by Ivanov, will return most of them to Parliament

Following President Gjorge Ivanov’s refusal to sign laws passed through Parliament stamped with the name “Republic of North Macedonia”, Speaker Talat Xhaferi said that those laws adopted with a two thirds majority will be sent to the Official Gazette for publication, while the rest...

Macedonia 13.03.19 | 13:34

Government spokesman expects laws to be advanced even without President Ivanov’s signature

Despite President Gjorge Ivanov’s refusal to sign the laws adopted in the Parliament under the name “Republic of North Macedonia”, the Government expects that its agenda will move through the house anyway. The ruling coalition already violated the Constitution and got Speaker Talat...

Macedonia 11.03.19 | 17:13

Ivanov refuses to sign laws passed under the name “Republic of North Macedonia”

Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov has refused to sign laws adopted by the Parliament sent to him with the name “Republic of North Macedonia”. The President refuses to accept the Prespa treaty and did not sign it, leading to a legal precedent when the ratification act was published in the...

Macedonia 22.02.19 | 16:37

President Ivanov demands accountability after the prison attack on Janakieski and Ristovski

Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov strongly condemned the attack yesterday on two former Government Minister Mile Janakieski and Spiro Ristovski, in the Shutka prison in Skopje. The two were attacked by imprisoned members of the Albanian terror group which attacked Kumanovo in 2015, killing eight Macedonian...

Macedonia 20.02.19 | 15:05

Government Secretary threatens President Ivanov’s web admin over the name Republic of Macedonia

Dragi Raskovski, Secretary General of the Government, threatened the office of President Gjorge Ivanov with consequences if the President doesn’t begin to use the name “Republic of North Macedonia” on his web site and in other communication. President Ivanov rejects the name change...

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