Tag: mia
News 19.11.20 | 08:56

Outspoken Zaev supporter on his way out from the MIA news agency after ugly insults aimed at Zaharieva and Bakoyannis

The Macedonian Government announced it is initiating the removal of Zoran Ivanov as head of the Supervisory board of the Macedonian Information Agency. Ivanov, a long time journalist and founder of MIA, as well as an outspoken supporter of the ruling SDSM party, sent out insults aimed at Bulgarian Foreign...

Macedonia 16.11.20 | 14:47

EU says “no comment” on latest Bulgarian demand – that Macedonia gives up Tito

The European Commission said it will not comment on the latest Bulgarian demand – that Macedonia stops honoring the communist dictator Josip Broz – Tito. The demand caused much anger on the Macedonian left, which, up until now, was willing to accept major concessions with other historic figures. Bulgarian...

Macedonia 06.10.20 | 12:34

Some praise, some criticism – excerpts of the EC progress report on Macedonia leaked

The state run MIA news agency reported excerpts from the European Commission progress report on Macedonia, which is due to be published later today. According to MIA, the report is widely positive for the Government, praising its continued implementation of the treaties with Greece and Bulgaria, on which...

Macedonia 15.07.20 | 23:18

SDSM claims it leads by three seats

SDSM Secretary General Ljupco Nikolovski told the MIA news agency that his party is leading by three seats in Parliament after counting 33 percent of the votes. Independently verified results are not available as the website of the State Electoral Commission crashed as soon as voting ended. Nikolovski...

Macedonia 03.06.20 | 11:34

Another grim day: More than a 100 newly infected patients reported over the past 24 hours

The MIA news agency informed that the number of newly diagnosed Covid-19 patients over the past 24 hours is more than a 100. Macedonia last had a triple digit number of newly infected patients in mid April, when the epidemic was presumed to have peaked. But following the month of Ramadan, and the apparent...

Macedonia 05.05.20 | 14:03

EU official says the Union will work to resolve the dispute between Macedonia and Bulgaria

The MIA news agency quotes an unnamed EU official saying that the Union will help resolve the growing dispute between Macedonia and Bulgaria. Bulgarian officials are announcing they will block the opening of accession talks with Macedonia unless the concessions agreed in the 2017 Zaev – Borisov...

Macedonia 02.03.20 | 12:20

European Commission expected to again recommend opening of accession talks with Macedonia and Albania

The European Commission will again recommend that Macedonia and Albania should open EU accession talks. EC is working on a new report meant to bolster the odds of the two countries after they were vetoed by France and the Netherlands last October. According to the Macedonian Information Agency, the report...

Macedonia 18.02.20 | 10:48

New EU progress reports on Macedonia and Albania will be presented in early March

The European Commission will present its new progress report on Macedonia and Albania in the first days of March. The state run MIA news agency says that the report will be published when it’s clear that all EU member states will approve the opening of accession talks, which were vetoed by France...

Macedonia 05.02.20 | 11:05

Media bias: Head of the publicly ran MIA news agency appears as speaker at an SDSM party event

Dragan Antonovski, the director of the publicly ran Macedonian Information Agency, participated at a debate organized by the ruling SDSM party, in violation of the obligation of MIA to remain unbiased and open to all political sides. Antonovski is a political appointee, who took over MIA shortly after...

Macedonia 16.12.19 | 15:05

After Zaev’s requests, the Judicial Council says it is looking into the Skopje court

The Judicial Council was also called out by the state ran MIA news agency, and asked if they are acting on the request from outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. In his final days in office, as he is expected to resign ahead of the early elections in April, Zaev is increasingly calling for a widespread...

Macedonia 18.10.19 | 14:24

MIA: No progress in Brussels, the issue may be postponed for December

European leaders have still not closed the issue of opening accession talks with Macedonia and Albania, but the odds of reaching some agreement are very slim, reports the MIA news agency from Brussels. Several member states have pushed France today to get it to amend its position but to no avail. Others...

Macedonia 16.10.19 | 18:44

French sources tell MIA that other countries were also opposed to Macedonian accession talks

The Macedonian state owned news agency MIA reports that at least one other country was opposed to opening EU accession talks with Macedonia during the GAC ministerial summit in Luxembourg yesterday. MIA cites “high level French diplomatic sources” who say that France was not alone in its...

Macedonia 06.04.19 | 17:32

Siljanovska: We will probably join NATO soon; EU – not so much

I believe Macedonia will join NATO, because the geo-strategic environment dictates that, but I’m doubtful about the European Union, says VMRO-DPMNE presidential candidate Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova in an interview with the Macedonian Information Agency. Siljanovska told MIA that she believes...

Macedonia 19.03.19 | 22:23

Government orders that ELEM is renamed into “Power Plants of North Macedonia” – ESM

The Government ordered another major company in Macedonia to change its name. ELEM, an abbreviation of “Elektrani na Makedonija” – Macedonian power plants – will be known as ESM – short for power plants of North Macedonia. Nowdays the company is best known for hiring an...

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