Tag: kovacevski
Macedonia 31.01.23 | 22:57

Kovacevski says that he’s close to agreement that will bring the Alliance of Albanians in his coalition

Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski said that he largely reached agreement on the inclusion of the Alliance of Albanians in the Government, following his meeting with AA leader Arben Taravari. Kovacevski insisted that the main focus of the negotiations held today was on the hoped for continuing of Macedonia’s...

Macedonia 23.01.23 | 17:50

After the incident in Ohrid, Kovacevski blames Bulgarian nationalists of trying to block Macedonia’s EU accession

Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski spoke out about the incident in Ohrid last week, where a local Bulgarian activist Hristijan Pendikov was badly beaten up in a possible hate crime attack. Kovacevski, who now faces a renewed veto of Macedonia’s EU accession talks from Bulgaria over the incident,...

Macedonia 17.01.23 | 21:45

Following an embarrassing escape, Prime Minister Kovacevski exempts Albanian prison officials from the list of those who will be punished

Following the scandalous escape of convicted murderer Bekim Mehmeti from a prisoner transport, apparently facilitated by prison guards, the Government moved to replace prison officials. The first to go is Marijan Spasovski, head of the sanctions bureau, who was dismissed after Prime Minister Dimitar...

Macedonia 06.01.23 | 11:50

VMRO: Zecevic and Kovacevski are losing support in SDSM

Dimitar Kovacevski and his secretary Mile Zecevic are trying to avoid elections in order to protect their on-going business deals, said the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party, which claims that more and more members of Parliament from SDSM are peeling off and warming to the idea of ealy early elections. Kovacevski...

Macedonia 23.12.22 | 18:50

Kovacevski says it is possible that his current Government officials are put on a US black list because of their corruption

Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski acknowledged that some of his Government officials may be put on the US black list, becuse of their corruption. This announcement was clearly made by US Ambassador Angela Aggeler, who made unusually tough comments about the state of corruption under the SDSM –...

Macedonia 27.11.22 | 13:20

Even as he insists that there will be no early elections, Kovacevski continues to rally supporters across the country

Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski continues the round of SDSM party meetings across the country, that by now resemble a full fledged pre-election campaign. Even though he insists that the elections will take place in 2024, Kovacevski has been gathering party supporters in the larger cities, and was in...

Macedonia 27.11.22 | 11:27

VMRO-DPMNE: Kovacevski caused an economic disaster

In response to comments from SDSM leader and Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski that he is delivering an improved economic situation, VMRO-DPMNE pointed to the fact that 12,000 businesses shut down in the past year and half. He promised to end the energy crisis, but instead of relying on domestic production,...

Macedonia 15.11.22 | 21:48

Brussels can’t give guarantees to Macedonia in the dispute with Bulgaria, socialist MEP says

Spanish socialist member of the European Parliament Iratxe Garcia Perez warned Macedonia that there can be no guarantees from the European Union that Bulgaria will lift its veto permanently if Macedonia accepts the current Bulgarian demands – mainly to amend its Constitution and include the Bulgarians...

Macedonia 02.11.22 | 11:06

Kovacevski invites other party leaders to a meeting to help him amend the Constitution

The office of Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski will send out invitations to the leaders of parties represented in the Parliament for a meeting on Monday. Kovacevski wants the meeting to focus on “the European future of the country and the decisions that need to be made in the Parliament in the...

Macedonia 01.11.22 | 21:15

Kovacevski invites other party leaders to a meeting, Mickoski says he will attend only if they discuss holding early elections

Prime Minister and SDSM party leader Dimitar Kovacevski invited the leaders of the other parties to a meeting on November 7th. Kovacevski hopes that the meeting will help him advance the changes to the Macedonian Constitution, which are requested by Bulgaria but which he can’t implement without...

Macedonia 01.11.22 | 14:33

Kovacevski says he will have a televised debate with Mickoski, but can’t say when

Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski insisted that he is not trying to avoid a televised debate with opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski, and also that he is not trying to avoid appearing on critical media outlets. Having a debate with anyone in the country, including the leader of one of the opposition...

Economy 31.10.22 | 11:47

Inflation watch: SDSM expects food prices to drop by 10 percent with the new energy subsidies program

In a statement, the ruling SDSM party said that it expects to see food prices drop, after the Government announced a package of energy subsidies for food producers. Macedonia is facing double digit inflation, with some food item prices up by over 50 percent. The program will reduce energy prices for...

Macedonia 31.10.22 | 09:42

VMRO-DPMNE: Kovacevski deserted the Macedonians in Bulgaria

Dimitar Kovacevski deserted the Macedonians in Bulgaria when he refused to attend the opening of the Macedonian cultural center in Blagoevgrad, said the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party. While top opposition representatives were in Blagoevgrad, on the Government’s side only the office of President Pendarovski...

Economy 30.10.22 | 19:15

Government will subsidize the food industry by providing cheaper electricity

The Government announced it will provide cheaper electricity to companies that produce essential food items. According to Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski, these companies will pay 80 EUR per megawatt hour of electricity, far below the price that other businesses are forced to pay. The price for households...

Macedonia 15.10.22 | 20:36

If we run out of natural gas, Skopje will be heated with diesel fuel

Vasko Kovacevski, head of the state owned ELEM – ESM company which took over the central heating system in the capital Skopje, said that if they run out of natural gas, they will switch to diesel fuel. The company now runs two major heating plants, in Skopje’s Karpos and Aerodrom districts,...

Macedonia 15.10.22 | 14:41

Kovacevski claims that he still has stable majority in Parliament

Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski insisted that his majority in Parliament is stable, even as his key coalition partner DUI is torn with bitter factional strife. DUI officials meet again today to try to iron out the differences between powerful Deputy Prime Minister Artan Grubi and an angry faction of...

Macedonia 12.10.22 | 12:10

Anti-corruption commission protects crime, should Kovacevski be held accountable for criminal association?

The Anti-Corruption Commission assumed the role of Kovacevski’s lawyer. They hastened to prematurely amnesty the deserter Kovacevski involved in the latest affair worth 26 million euros, said VMRO-DPMNE. The party added that they did not indicate any procedure, arguments, or facts, but only indicated...

Macedonia 02.10.22 | 19:12

SDSM denies allegations that Prime Minister Kovacevski is lining his pockets with public “green” funds

SDSM denied allegations raised by VMRO-DPMNE today, after the opposition party revealed that the solar panel company co-founded by Prime Minister and SDSM leader Dimitar Kovacevski is raking in tens of millions of euros in public contracts and grants. VMRO-DPMNE accuses Kovacevski of diverting 26 million...

Macedonia 02.10.22 | 15:39

VMRO-DPMNE accuses Kovacevski of diverting 26 million EUR in public funds toward his former company

Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski is leveraging his influence to benefit the solar panel company he set up and is increasing its business to over 26 million EUR, warned the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party. Kovacevski, a former telecom executive who used his father’s connections in the SDSM party to...

Macedonia 02.10.22 | 10:16

Mickoski regrets that Government representatives are refusing to meet him and discuss his energy proposal

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski expressed regret that the Kovacevski Government is refusing to meet him to discuss his proposal to alleviate the serious energy crisis. Mickoski, who was head of Macedonia’s key state owned energy producing system ELEM and has worked in the energy sector...

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