Tag: kovacevski
Macedonia 14.04.24 | 09:45

Kovacevski acknowledges that SDSM made mistakes in the past

SDSM leader Dimitar Kovacevski acknowledged that his party made mistakes in the past years in power, but promised to deliver on the long delayed promise of EU accession. During a rally in Makedonski Brod, Kovacevski said that “it is good to own up to the mistakes, of course we made mistakes, but...

Macedonia 13.04.24 | 20:23

Kovacevski says he didn’t meet with Pendarovski and DUI to discuss the amnesty for high level corruption cases

SDSM leader Dimitar Kovacevski dismissed allegations from VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski about a high level meeting in the villa of President Pendarovski, where the DUI – SDSM coalition plotted to offer amnesty for corruption charges to former officials. The plan, that was largely implemented,...

Macedonia 03.04.24 | 22:13

“SDSM will remain subcontractors to DUI”

During the televised debate of the leaders of the two main parties, VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski told his SDSM counterpart Dimitar Kovacevski that he sees them remaining subcontractors to DUI. Ali Ahmeti’s party amassed unprecedented power in the past years, as the survival of the nominally...

Macedonia 03.04.24 | 20:56

Mickoski: For me, this country was and remains Macedonia

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski warned that the SDSM attempts to impose an unfavorable treaty with Bulgaria will lead to consequences similar to those from the imposed Prespa Treaty with Greece to rename Macedonia. Kovacevski is not undertaking a brave step, as he says, but a disastrous one. The...

Macedonia 03.04.24 | 20:33

Mickoski: Kovacevski happily praised the Skopje 2014 project, before turning against it

During the televised debate today, SDSM leader Dimitar Kovacevski used a usual attack for his party, and raised the issue of Skopje 2014, the major urban renewal project initiated by former VMRO-DPMNE leader Nikola Gruevski. SDSM often criticizes this project as too expensive and not in line with their...

Macedonia 03.04.24 | 20:12

Kovacevski says he felt like being stabbed in the guts while he negotiated the deal with Bulgaria

SDSM leader Dimitar Kovacevski painted a dramatic picture of his personal anguish as he was negotiating with Bulgaria on their demands and conditions over Macedonia’s EU accession talks. Kovacevski said that he felt as if being stabbed in the guts, but never the less, he insists that Macedonia...

Macedonia 03.04.24 | 19:46

Mickoski to Kovacevski: I’m telling you to your face, there will be no changes to the Constitution under these conditions

During the televised debate with Dimitar Kovacevski, VMRO leader Hristijan Mickoski reiterated that there will be no changes to the Constitution, in line with the Bulgarian demands, under the current conditions. This is a major issue in the coming general and presidential elections, as Bulgaria continues...

Macedonia 03.04.24 | 18:58

Televised debate between Mickoski and Kovacevski (LIVE)

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski and SDSM leader Dimitar Kovacevski are holding a televised duel today. The duel is broadcast live on Kanal 5 TV. It is the first high profile debate of the dual election campaign that formally begins tomorrow. You can follow the duel live, here.

Macedonia 20.02.24 | 17:59

Faced with disastrous polls, SDSM leader Kovacevski goes on an ugly rant against the press

Faced with exceptionally bad polls and the apparent failure of his attempt to form a pre-election coalition with DUI, SDSM leader Dimitar Kovacevski began to attack the press in his rallies. The main focus of his ire are the Macedonian Television MRTV and Telma TV, which SDSM usually counts as a supportive...

Macedonia 04.02.24 | 15:54

Kovacevski in a difficult position after a key Albanian partner joined the opposition

SDSM leader Dimitar Kovacevski did not give more details about the apparent rift in the ruling coalition, where the smallest of the three main coalition partners – Arben Taravari’s Alliance of Albanians – announced that it will join the Albanian opposition parties in the coming elections. Macedonia...

Macedonia 20.01.24 | 11:22

SDSM is trying to undermine the technical Government again

The SDSM party is again trying to avoid having a meaningful opposition role in the technical Government that will prepare for the general and presidential elections. In the 2020 election cycle, SDSM removed the VMRO-DPMNE nominated Labour and Welfare Minister Rasela Mizrahi, who was supposed to have...

Macedonia 18.01.24 | 21:32

Kovacevski and Zaev patch up their differences during a joint meeting with Ahmeti

DUI leader Ali Ahmeti convened a meeting of the rival SDSM party leaders Dimitar Kovacevski and Zoran Zaev, to make sure that they are all on board ahead of the coming general and presidential elections. According to Klan TV, the three had a long lunch today to iron out the differences between Zaev and...

Macedonia 15.12.23 | 17:05

Saying he will step down 100 days before elections, Kovachevski anticipates speaking with Mickoski shortly about a caretaker administration

SDSM leader and Prime Minister Dimitar Kovachevski expressed plans to meet VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski to discuss the caretaker government. Kovachevski highlighted the necessity of this meeting to address legal provisions governing ministries and positions according to parliamentary representation....

Macedonia 20.11.23 | 11:32

Visit by PM Kovachevski to Prilep

On Monday, Prime Minister Dimitar Kovachevski will visit Prilep with the participation of Ministers of the Interior Oliver Spasovski and Transport and Communications Blagoj Bochvarski. According to a news statement from the government, they will first tour the ICT center for data protection, storage,...

Macedonia 18.10.23 | 19:51

Kovacevski refrained from commenting on Mickoski’s proposal for holding double elections on May 8

VMRO-DPMNE and Mickoski demand that the presidential and parliamentary elections be held on the same day, and yesterday the leader of the party indicated May 8. According to him, the only week where the second round of presidential and parliamentary elections can coincide is May 5, and since Easter is...

Macedonia 14.10.23 | 09:05

Kovacevski lashes out at a journalist who asked him about the unprecedented power-grab by the DUI party

Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski caused outrage yesterday when he labelled a critical journalist as nationalist and fascist – in an attempt to dismiss a pointed question. Kovacevski was confronted by journalist Mateja Petrovski, from Alfa TV, who asked him if it’s possible that the DUI party,...

Macedonia 11.10.23 | 12:18

Let us continue on the EU route with steadfastness and unity, just like the Macedonian liberation fighters- Kovacevski

In a statement on October 11, National Uprising Day, Prime Minister Dimitar Kovachevski said, “Like the Macedonian freedom fighters, let’s remain steadfast and united along the European path forward and create a future for the next generations.”

Macedonia 13.09.23 | 19:55

EU dismisses Kovacevski’s claim that the changes to the Criminal Code are in line with European standards

Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski today defended the rushed changes to the Criminal Code, that reduce penalties for abuse of office. He insisted that the law had draconian prison terms, which he compared to something written by Darth Vader, and that now, with hoped-for more frequent implementation, it...

Macedonia 12.09.23 | 09:34

Kovacevski says he will leave room for an agreement with the opposition

Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski was asked if he has reached an agreement with VMRO-DPMNE for the constitutional amendments – this speculation was rife after Kovacevski’s majority adopted urgent changes to the Criminal Code that could be used to release a number of former office holders...

Macedonia 08.09.23 | 19:50

VMRO: Kovacevski is reducing prison terms for abuse of office because he knows he’s losing control over the judiciary

In his remarks today, Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski said that there is no secret deal with the opposition, after the adoption of controversial amendments to the Criminal Code by the ruling majority. The changes to the law reduce prison terms for abuse of office. The changes are being made to protect...