Tuesday, 6 June 2023
Deputy Prime Minister Maricic warns Hristijan Pendikov that he may be charged with hate speech for insulting Macedonia
Deputy Prime Minister Bojan Maricic warned that Hristijan Pendikov may be faced with different crimes, including insulting the country of Macedonia. Pendikov was badly beaten up in February, allegedly because of his promotion of the Bulgarian national identity, and was quickly transported for treatment...
VMRO responds to the Government’s call for negotiations on the Bulgarian demands: You don’t have the mandate
VMRO-DPMNE responded to the call from Deputy Prime Minister Bojan Maricic that talks between about the Bulgarian request that Macedonia amends its Constitution and includes the Bulgarian nation in the Preamble. The Government has ignored the opposition in the course of the years long negotiations with...
Government official wants to open a discussion with VMRO over the Bulgarian demands
Deputy Prime Minister Bojan Maricic acknowledged that the Government will have to enter into talks with the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party, about the Bulgarian request that the Bulgarian nation is entered into the Constitution. Bulgaria blocks Macedonia’s EU accession talks over this demand, and after...
Maricic: The US is our partner on the path to the EU
Deputy Prime Minister Bojan Maricic praised the US as “our partner and friend on the path to full EU membership”, after he and Prime Minister Kovacevski met with US Senator Chris Murphy. The meeting was held during the Munich Security Conference. Murphy confirmed US support for our EU integrations...
Justice Minister Maricic asks for help from the opposition to meet the new round of Bulgarian demands
Justice Minister Bojan Maricic asked the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party to support the Bulgarian demands to amend the Macedonian Constitution and add the Bulgarian minority to the Preamble. VMRO insists that this can only happen if Bulgaria accepts reciprocity and names the Macedonian minority in its Constitution...
Maricic: If there are Macedonians in Bulgaria, they can self-identify as such, but we can’t support them
Deputy Prime Minister Bojan Maricic spoke out about the controversy he caused, when he refused to stand up for the minority rights of ethnic Macedonians in Bulgaria. The same position was later adopted by Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski, even as Bulgaria is pushing very strongly to demand minority...
VMRO-DPMNE strongly condemns Deputy Prime Minister Maricic for his refusal to stand up for the rights of Macedonians in Bulgaria
VMRO-DPMNE strongly condemned the statement from the newly elected Deputy Prime Minister for EU affairs Bojan Maricic, who said that Macedonia has no right to claim that there is a Macedonian minority in Bulgaria or elsewhere. The issue was raised after new Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov strongly...
Justice Minister Maricic received insider information about a secret vote held in the Appeals Court
The defense team representing former state security chief Saso Mijalkov is requesting answers how was Justice Minister Bojan Maricic able to know which judge voted in which way when the Skopje Appeals Court decided to release Mijalkov on bail last week. The decision was based on an 11 million EUR bail...
Mijalkov’s attempted release is another stain on the judiciary
The decision of the Skopje Appeals Court to release former state security chief Saso Mijalkov from detention on a huge bail (11 million EUR), even though quickly replaced by an order from a lower court to keep him in prison, caused outrage in the public. The decision was denounced by officials of the...
Nikola Dimitrov also expected to leave the Government, will be replaced by Bojan Maricic
Deputy Prime Minister for EU affairs Nikola Dimitrov is the latest top official of the Zaev regime who is expected to leave the Government along with him. Unlike Venko Filipce, Radmila Sekerinska and Mila Carovska, Dimitrov did not yet announce that he is leaving the Government, but “Sloboden Pecat”...
Justice Minister Maricic refuses to answer whether he wants to replace Zaev as Prime Minister
Justice Minister Bojan Maricic, who is being mentioned as a possible heir to Zoran Zaev as Prime Minister, told the press that the current priority is to preserve the narrow SDSM led majority in Parliament as Zaev is expected to resign as Prime Minister and SDSM leader. The will of all coalition partners...
Justice Minister Maricic claims that the census is going well
Justice Minister Bojan Maricic today insisted that, despite technical difficulties, Covid fears and manipulation with ethnic representation, the census is proceeding well. According to Maricic, 618,000 citizens were registered in the first week of the in-person census. The electronic system being used...
Zaev officials are trying to weaken measures meant to prevent voter fraud
Even though changes to the election law mandate that, starting with the local elections in October, voters are identified with their fingerprints, Justice Minister Bojan Maricic left the door open that the system won’t be operational in time. The Zaev regime is dragging its heels on implementing the...
Justice Minister Maricic threatens citizens who refuse to participate in the census
Justice Minister Bojan Maricic joined in the threats Zaev regime officials are aiming at citizens who refuse to participate in the census. There is widespread public anxiety over the census that begins this weekend, as Macedonia is in the midst of a huge coronavirus wave. There are fines in place for...
Proposal to reduce fines for slander and better protect journalists from assault
The Justice Ministry plans to propose changes to the Criminal Code that will reduce fines for slander while making assaults on journalists a more serious offence. Under the proposal, journalists will pay a maximum fine of 400 EUR for slander, down from 2,000. The fine for editors will be capped at 2,000...
Justice Minister Maricic claims that the State Department report is positive, VMRO notes its critical objections
Justice Minister Bojan Maricic tried to put a positive spin on the annual human rights report prepared by the US State Department. Maricic insisted that this is another “encouraging report about the human rights situation”. In response, Stefan Andonovski from VMRO-DPMNE pointed to the fact...
Minister Maricic and prosecutor Ruskoska give conflicting timelines of events in Mijalkov’s escape
The drama around the escape of former security chief Saso Mijalkov got another layer today. In an interview, Justice Minister Bojan Maricic said that he was the first Government member who was informed that Mijalkov is planning an escape from the country – Maricic said that this was relayed to...
Mickoski warns Minister Maricic that he will be held accountable for his move to ban the use of the name Macedonia
VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski announced that the party will hold responsible Zaev regime officials who undermine Macedonian national interests. This, Mickoski said, will include Justice Minister Bojan Maricic who is now banning private organizations from registering if they use “Macedonia”...
The Justice Ministry banned an organization that wanted to use Macedonia and ASNOM in its name
An organization that wanted to set itself up under the name Associative Assembly for the Popular Renewal of Macedonia is one of the organizations that was denied registration by the Justice Ministry, reports MKD.mk. To make the humiliation even worse, this civic organizations was aiming to replicate...
Ministers Spasovski and Maricic denied NATO clearance because of corruption and cooperation with foreign intelligence services?
After the revelation that Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski and Justice Minister Bojan Maricic were denied NATO security clearances, VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski asked whether this is because of their corruption and cooperation with the intelligence services of Eastern states? The...
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