Tag: mafia
Macedonia 17.05.21 | 11:02

VMRO calls on prosecutors to expand their investigation into the “mafia passports” scandal

VMRO-DPMNE called on state prosecutors to expand the investigation into the “mafia passports” scandal, including on the fact that Turkish mobster Sedat Peker was given police escort while he was in Macedonia in late 2020 and early 2021. The Interior Ministry was found to have issued 214 fake...

Macedonia 05.05.21 | 13:38

Mafia passports scandal: Half of the defendants pleaded guilty

Four Interior Ministry clerks and one accomplice pleaded guilty in the mafia passports case – the scandal in which it was revealed that the Ministry was massively issuing passports to regional and international criminals and drug lords, with over 200 such passports given in the past several years. The...

Macedonia 09.04.21 | 18:55

Arrest warrant issued for the mediator in the Mafia/Duplicate case

By order of the Skopje Public Prosecutor’s Office, the Ministry of Interior today issued a warrant for the mediator in the issuance of Macedonian passports in the action, which the opposition VMRO-DPMNE dubbed “Mafia”, and the Ministry conducts it under the code name “Duplicate”. It...

Macedonia 09.04.21 | 09:33

Mickoski says he is receiving threats, but that his work to reveal Zaev’s mafia links will continue

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski announced that the party will continue with its revelations about the criminal connections of the Zaev regime. The party is currently holding daily press conferences during which it presents evidence how top regional mobsters and hitmen were given Macedonian passports...

Macedonia 06.04.21 | 17:26

Mickoski: Top officials involved in mafia scandal, if we have prosecution it should dare to act

They are caught in a mafia scandal. If we have a prosecutor’s office, now it should dare to act, the leader of VMRO DPMNE Hristijan Mickoski writes on Facebook in relation to the passport scandal. The Ministry of Interior says that the action against the mafia started a year ago, although such...

Macedonia 14.01.21 | 14:55

Man rushed to hospital after an apparent shooting in Skopje

Police presence was evident in front of the “St. Clement” hospital in Skopje, after a man with gunshot wounds was rushed there for treatment. Eyewitnesses say that the man was brought in a car with shattered windows, apparently from arms fire. There is still no indication who the target...

Macedonia 13.10.20 | 20:40

“The Zaev Government fits the classical definition of political mafia”

The Zaev Government fits the classical definition of political mafia, said VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski during his Kanal 5 TV interview. The opposition leader said that his party will initiated a Parliament meeting on the serious corruption allegations that are being raised every day. These...

Balkans 27.08.20 | 15:47

Strange concert schedule of Albanian stars fuels a money laundering mafia theory

A quick spreading twitter thread offers an alternative explanation to the unexpected popularity of ethnic Albanian singers. A string of singers with origins in Albania, Kosovo or Maceodnia, some talented others less so, have become international stars in short succession, starting with Rita Ora and Dua...

Macedonia 02.02.20 | 14:06

Mickoski: Under Zaev, Macedonia became a mafia state

Every state has a mafia, but under Zaev, the mafia found a state in Macedonia, said opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski. The VMRO-DPMNE President listed a portion of the numerous criminal and corruption scandals affecting the Zaev regime. We had the Racket 1 and Racket 2 scandals. The Secretary General...

Macedonia 03.12.19 | 17:50

Police still don’t know who shot up the Alexander Palace hotel

State prosecutors reveal that they are filing charges against four people involved in the mafia incident in the Alexander Palace on Saturday, but the charges are being filed for threatening police officers and not for the actual attack. The police and the prosecutors still haven’t identified the...