Tag: merko
Macedonia 19.07.19 | 14:05

Mayor Merko officially informs Zaev that issuing construction permits in Struga is his responsibility now

The city of Struga officially informed the Macedonian Government that Mayor Ramiz Merko is giving up his authority related to construction and development in the city. Merko initially informed that he is undertaking this unusual move due to death threats aimed at him, and now he says that he just wants...

Macedonia 18.07.19 | 18:28

Mayor Merko says he gives up on running the city of Struga after receiving a death threat

Ramiz Merko, the Mayor of Struga announced today that he is giving up on all his authority related to the management of the city because he received a death threat. Merko called on the Zaev Government to take over the management of the city and said that he has reported the death threat to the police....

Macedonia 12.07.19 | 15:19

Untouchables: Mayor Merko opens Nefi Useini’s illegally built restaurant

Ramiz Merko, the Mayor of Struga, personally came to Ohrid to open the unlawfully built pizza restaurant owned by his fellow DUI party official Nefi Useini. The opening of the restaurant built right next to the iconic Ohrid sycamore tree became a major issue in local politics, as it became apparent that...

Macedonia 21.01.19 | 16:21

Alliance of Albanians accuses top DUI official of running a fake university in Struga

The Alliance of Albanians, which is the leading challenger of the ruling DUI party, accused Struga mayor Ramiz Merko of running a fake university. According to Sela, the International private university in Struga, which he claims is run by Merko, is responsible for a series of violations. A year ago...