Tag: Mickoski
Macedonia 01.06.20 | 15:57

Mickoski’s response to Zaev’s push for “corona elections” in July: How do you even sleep at night?

How do you even sleep at night?, opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski asked SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev, after Zaev again insisted that elections take place on July 5. SDSM is hit by a corona wave, with half a dozen top party and Government officials testing positive or ordered into quarantine, and...

Economy 28.05.20 | 20:14

Mickoski confronts the public with Zaev’s false economic promises

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski published a social media video in which he points to the failed economic promises from SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev. Zaev was presenting a pronounced rosy picture of the economy in the run up to the elections originally planned for mid April, only to declare a...

Macedonia 27.05.20 | 15:43

Mickoski: Zaev is clearly prepared to accept any request put forward by Bulgaria

I would not be surprised if Zoran Zaev accepts all demands put forward by Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, in exchange for his support in the coming elections, said opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski. Bulgaria wants additional concessions from Macedonia, such declaring a number of historic heroes...

Macedonia 27.05.20 | 15:17

Mickoski says the election date negotiations are still on-going as DUI declares for July 5

Opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski said that talks are on-going with the ruling SDSM party over when to hold the early elections. He did not discuss whether the parties are now focusing on July 5, as the DUI party recently announced, and as was inadvertently revealed by the Kosovan Prime Minister Albin...

Economy 27.05.20 | 14:07

Mickoski: Every household was pushed 1.500 EUR deeper into debt with misplaced stimulus programs

Opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski warned that every household in Macedonia will be 1.500 EUR deeper into debt by the end of the year as result of the coronavirus epidemic and the mishandling of the economic response. Most of the stimulus funds went to large companies, while small and mid sized ones...

Macedonia 22.05.20 | 15:09

Mickoski: If the elections take place in June, the stimulus package won’t be implemented

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said that it is not possible to hold elections before July 30, given that economic measures put in place by the Government need time to be implemented. Election rules strictly prohibit additional welfare spending in the run up to the elections, and much of the...

Macedonia 19.05.20 | 22:09

Mickoski: VMRO will win in the elections, whenever they take place

VMRO-DPMNE will win the next elections whenever they take place, said opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski during his interview with Sitel TV. But, VMRO does not want to have the country pay a price in human lives just to hold elections. We will go to elections once the pandemic has died down and when...

Macedonia 19.05.20 | 18:12

Mickoski: If SDSM wants elections in June, good luck to them

Opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski noted that just today Macedonia had two Covid-19 deaths and 22 newly infected cases, and warned that it is not serious to hold elections in early summer, as the ruling SDSM party demands. If they (SDSM) decide to go to the polls in June, good luck to them, Mickoski...

Macedonia 15.05.20 | 17:38

Mickoski asks citizens to spend their summer vacation in Macedonia, help save tourism sector jobs

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski urged citizens to spend their summer vacation in Macedonia, visiting its lakes and mountains. The borders to popular neighboring destinations like Greec are expect to reopen soon, but with various precautionary measures, such as providing a coronavirus test. We are...

Economy 13.05.20 | 15:35

After months of delay, Central Bank accepts another part of the VMRO-DPMNE economic proposals

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski welcomed the move by the NBRM Central Bank to reduce its interest rate and to free additional liquidity for the economy, adding that it should’ve been done much sooner, when VMRO first proposed it. The bank controls about 400 million EUR in short term bonds,...

Macedonia 12.05.20 | 17:36

Other leaders accept Mickoski’s four point plan for elections

Party leaders agreed to the four principles laid out by opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski that need to be met for elections to take place. Mickoski said that there needs to be a full international monitoring team from OSCE/ODIHR, that healthcare experts make the proposal when conditions for voting...

Macedonia 12.05.20 | 17:19

Zaev refused to discuss the crisis with Bulgaria

Opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski said that he asked party leaders, during their meeting today, to discuss the growing crisis in the relations with Bulgaria, which is announcing that it may block Macedonia’s opening of EU accession talks. But SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev refused to accept the...

Macedonia 12.05.20 | 16:48

Party leaders fail to agree on a new election date

The meeting of top party leaders convened by President Stevo Pendarovski, concluded after several hours, with no agreement on when can early elections be held. During the meeting SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev insisted that the elections take place as soon as possible – the option mockingly called...

Macedonia 10.05.20 | 20:13

Mickoski: We want elections in summer, but only if it is safe for the voters

In response to a request from SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev that elections are held in June, opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski said that recommendations from the Venice Commission propose that elections are held no sooner than two months after a state of emergency has been lifted. The Commission has...

Macedonia 09.05.20 | 12:16

On May 9, Mickoski pledges to restore European values to Macedonia

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski congratulated to the Macedonian public on the day of Europe and on the day celebrating victory over Fascism. Mickoski said that the Macedonian people deserve to live with European values, and to free themselves from the current regime. We mustn’t forget that...

Macedonia 08.05.20 | 20:51

New audio tapes indicate that one of the Racket defendants got a plea deal in order to help the Zaev family

The publication of several audio tapes on an anonymous Youtube channel today, containing conversations between opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski and racketeering defendant Zoran Mileski – Zoki Kiceec, raised questions over whether the Government offered a sweetheart plea deal to Kiceec to use...

Economy 07.05.20 | 15:52

Mickoski: Macedonia is in serious economic decline

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said that economic indicators show that Macedona is in serious economic decline. He pointed to the drop in industrial production of 13,4 percent in March and the reduction in manufacturing jobs by 4,5 percent will seriously affect the rest of the economy. Exports...

Macedonia 07.05.20 | 14:22

Mickoski calls on Filipce and his team of epidemiologists to ignore political pressures from the SDSM party

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said that, if healthcare experts make professional recommendations, there is not a chance any of them will support Zoran Zaev’ request for early elections held this summer, shortly after the state of emergency is lifted. We are all seeing how the city of...

Macedonia 06.05.20 | 17:47

Mickoski urges other EPP leaders to help speed up the opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski, who took part in the online meeting of EPP leaders linked to the Zagreb EU – Balkans summit, has urged other conservative leaders in Europe to speed up the opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia. The European Council agreed that the Macedonia and Albania...

Macedonia 05.05.20 | 15:40

Mickoski: The Macedonian language and nation have endured worse trials and threats to our existence

The Macedonian nation and language have endured worse trials than those we are faced with today and we will continue to persevere, said VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski in his letter on the day of the Macedonian language – May 5. The centuries of our existence and of the uniqueness of the...

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