Tag: law
Macedonia 14.08.21 | 14:35

Only the drug mafia and the Zaev family cartel will benefit: Zaev wants to legalize drug trafficking

VMRO-DPMNE accused that the Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and the Minister of Health Venko Filipce want to push through the marijuana law under the “European flag” procedure in the Parliament. Party spokesman Dimce Arsovski said at Saturday’s press conference that VMRO-DPMNE will oppose...

Macedonia 22.07.21 | 16:50

Parliament committees prepare to vote on the controversial citizenship law

Tensions are growing in the Parliament as the SDSM led majority wants to hold a committee vote on the controversial new law for citizenship, which is on the wish list of the Albanian opposition parties. If adopted, the law would allow ethnic Albanians and others to claim Macedonian citizenship simply...

Macedonia 03.07.21 | 14:02

Nikoloski: VMRO-DPMNE proposes law envisaging refund to 40,000 Macedonian citizens who got vaccinated abroad due to the incompetence of Filipce and Zaev

The vaccination fiasco in Macedonia costs thousands of lives lost and hundreds of thousands of people who fought or are fighting the coronavirus. Seeking salvation for their own lives and their own health, many Macedonian citizens decided to get vaccinated abroad, because the incompetent government of...

Macedonia 14.05.21 | 15:23

Pendarovski fails to sign the Decree promulgating the Law on Determining the Legal Status of Illegal Constructions, says it’s contrary to the Constitution

President Stevo Pendarovski informed Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi that he decided not to sign the Decree promulgating the Law on Determining the Legal Status of Illegally Constructed Buildings, the  President’s Officei nformed. According to the President, the law, is contrary to some of the...

Macedonia Economy 02.03.21 | 18:51

Ruling majority in Parliament is unable to deliver aid to the badly hit tobacco farmers

The ruling majority’s inability to convene the Parliament, due to its very narrow cushion of votes, is badly affecting the tobacco farmers. This agricultural branch was crushed by exceptionally low prices this season, and the opposition parties have proposed changes to the law on growing tobacco...

Macedonia 13.01.21 | 09:41

Disputed draft census law sent before the Parliament

The Parliament is set to discuss the controversial draft census law. The proposal is hotly disputed after the ruling majority rejected all amendments from the opposition, and is pushing ahead with a census in April, that would also include citizens who have moved out of Macedonia long ago. Ethnic Albanian...

Macedonia 28.10.20 | 23:24

Parliament orders all citizens to wear masks even when alone in the open

The Macedonian Parliament adopted a law introducing a mask mandate even for citizens who are alone, in the open. The law was stripped of an even more intrusive clause that would’ve banned home gatherings with more than four visitors. After a tense debate, during which the idea to use police to...

Macedonia 27.10.20 | 18:49

Parliament agrees to expedite tough new restrictions that should help stop the coronavirus spike

Members of the Macedonian Parliament approved a proposal to move with expedited debate on a new set of restrictions regarding the coronavirus crisis. The proposal was adopted with 60 votes in favor and 32 abstained. The SDSM led Government demanded an urgent adoption of the law after initially trying...

Macedonia 27.10.20 | 18:39

Parliament again adopts the anti-discrimination law

The Macedonian Parliament re-adopted the law to prevent discrimination. This law was adopted in May 2019, but it was later nullified by the Constitutional Court because it was adopted without the necessary 61 votes in Parliament, after President Ivanov vetoed it because it was adopted under the imposed...

Macedonia 15.02.20 | 16:51

Geroski: Good work proposing a law to protect yourselves from the consequences of your crimes

Journalist Branko Geroski, did much of the early reporting in the major Racket scandal, declared the proposed law on state prosecutors to be an attempt by the ruling SDSM party to secure impunity from prosecution. The law would entrench SDSM loyailsts as top prosecutors and would prevent the use of wiretaps...

Macedonia 05.02.20 | 11:13

Ambassador Thimonier says that both the text of the law on state prosecutors, and the way it is adopted, will be closely watched

French Ambassador Christian Thimonier told Telma TV that it is important that the PPO law is adopted, but also important is the way in which the law will be passed through Parliament. This statement comes as the ruling SDSM party is trying to corral votes for its version of the law relying on smaller...

Macedonia 28.01.20 | 17:22

Mickoski says VMRO will support the law on state prosecutors if proposals from legal experts are included in the text

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said that the conservative party will wait to see the outcome of the debate in Parliament this afternoon, and will afterwards decide whether it can support a new law on state prosecutors. Mickoski said that the current version of the law, proposed by the ruling...

Columns 18.01.20 | 21:40

Terra incognita

By Zoran Dabic President of the Macedonian Diplomatic Union The term terra incognita is used in cartography to describe regions that are still unknown, un-mapped, undocumented. Reaching this unknown terrain was always a great challenge for adventurers and those brave in spirit. Men and women who would...

Macedonia 01.10.19 | 17:51

Free legal aid law enters into force

The new Law on Free Legal Aid, which entered into force on Tuesday, is to provide improved equal access to justice, with all court and administrative costs to be covered from state budget. Citizens who have financial difficulties can turn to the Ministry of Justice and its regional offices and seek...

Macedonia 26.09.19 | 15:37

Five law professors have fake doctorates

Following the downgrading of Education Inspector Gjorgi Ilievski, who revealed the illegal professor titles of two DUI ministers, a new education scandal is announced. “Lider” news portal office received documents from the State Education Inspectorate, more precisely a report given to Education...

Macedonia 10.09.19 | 10:08

DUI: Everyone of us bears responsibility, no one is above the law

The Democratic Union for Integration issued a press release calling for the rule of law, equality before the law and consistent implementation of the law by everyone, which is a prerequisite for social stability, integration and economic development. We believe that the Judicial Council, the Council...

Macedonia 26.07.19 | 13:48

Mickoski: We propose our own law on state prosecutors which will guarantee an actual fight against corruption

Prior to his meeting with acting US Assistant Secretary of State Philip Reeker, VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski announced that the opposition party has prepared its own law on state prosecutors, which will be presented shortly, instead of unacceptable proposal made by Zoran Zaev. Mickoski blasted...

Macedonia 29.03.19 | 16:35

Working groups on SPO’s status: Differences remain, talks to continue

The adoption of the law on Public Prosecutor’s Office remains uncertain, which should resolve the future status of the Special Public Prosecutor’s Office. The ruling authorities and the opposition failed to reach an agreement after Thursday’s meeting in the Ministry of Justice. The...

Macedonia 17.03.19 | 21:14

If we love Macedonia, we must take care of it with law

Presidential candidate and professor Gordana Siljanovska Davkova warned of the lawlessness ruling in the midst of beautiful nature, from Lagadin to the Struga coast! If we love Macedonia, we must take care of it with the law. Macedonia, it is time to prevent this ecological catastrophe happening in...

Macedonia 11.03.19 | 18:28

Parliament adopts anti-discrimination law

Parliament adopted the law on anti-discrimination with 52 votes in favor out of 120 seats. According to the ruling majority, the law is in line with European and democratic values. But, the opposition objected to the clauses that redefine marriage and the family and can affect amending the school curriculum...

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