Tag: Mickoski
Macedonia 13.12.19 | 20:27

Mickoski meets with French Foreign Ministry officials in Paris

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski and party officials who accompany him in Paris met with representatives of the French Foreign Ministry. During the meetings, President Mickoski emphasized that his strategic priority is to have Macedonia join the European Union. This progress will depend on implementing...

Macedonia 12.12.19 | 22:17

Mickoski demands that Zaev assumes responsibility for the constant pressures against the Macedonian national identity

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski denounced the position of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences that the Macedonian language is not a separate, stand along language, and called on the outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev to assume responsibility for undermining Macedonia’s national red lines. Zaev...

Macedonia 12.12.19 | 18:45

Mickoski meets French Assembly representatives: Under VMRO, Macedonia will conduct serious reforms and will curb against crime

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski had meetings with French officials in Paris, to discuss EU enlargement, the coming early general elections, Macedonia’s stalled reforms and the growing corruption issues. Mickoski said that, following the April 2020 elections, VMRO-DPMNE will form a government...

Macedonia 11.12.19 | 15:30

Mickoski visits France for meetings focused on the EU perspective of Macedonia

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski is leading a high level party delegation on a visit to France, where they will meet with Foreign Ministry officials and members of the Senate and the National Assembly. The meetings will focus on securing the European perspective of our country, overcoming the serious...

Macedonia 11.12.19 | 13:03

Mickoski calls on SDSM and DUI to accept amending the Albanian language law

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski called on the SDSM – DUI majority in Parliament to support amendments that would make the law that the Government is using to impose bilingualism on Macedonia adhere to the Constitution. Meanwhile Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi insisted that VMRO won’t...

Macedonia 10.12.19 | 15:31

Mickoski calls on Zaev to accept the changes VMRO is proposing to the law on languages

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski called on the outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev to accept the findings of the Venice Commission, which identified serious defects in the bilingualism law, which Zaev is using to turn Macedonia into a fully bilingual state, with the Macedonian and Albanian languages...

Macedonia 09.12.19 | 17:46

Mickoski calls on Zaev to break his silence on the package of anti-corruption proposals

Opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski called on the outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev to break his silence on a series of anti-corruption and political reform proposals made by the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party. These include a ban for persons receiving presidential pardons to engage in politics, and thorough...

Macedonia 09.12.19 | 16:34

Mickoski says that VMRO’s advantage is even higher than the polls show

Speaking about the latest IPIS poll, which shows VMRO-DPMNE solidly above SDSM, especially among ethnic Macedonians, opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski said that the realistic levels of support for the right are much higher. The poll found that a large percentage of the public are not willing to disclose...

Macedonia 08.12.19 | 13:24

Political disputes reflected in the celebration of St. Clement

Macedonian Orthodox faithful celebrate the day of St. Clement of Ohrid, the 9th century saint who established the university of Ohrid translating the Bible into Church Slavonic which helped spread Christianity across much of Europe. This year, the holiday is celebrated amid political controversy with...

Macedonia 06.12.19 | 14:50

The coming VMRO government will focus on fighting crime and corruption, Mickoski tells visiting Canadian officials

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski met with the director for Europe and Eurasia in the Canadian Foreign Ministry David W. Sprowell and the Canadian Ambassador to Macedonia Kati Csaba. During the meeting, Mickoski said that the future VMRO-DPMNE led Government, which he expects to be formed after...

Macedonia 05.12.19 | 13:47

Mickoski: The main beneficiary of political pardons in this country is Zoran Zaev

Opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski addressed the growing issue of the 2016 pardons, saying that it is the outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev who is the main beneficiary of politically motivated pardons. Zaev has received pardons from two successive Presidents – Crvenkovski and Ivanov, for corruption,...

Macedonia 03.12.19 | 21:38

Zaev’s corruption gives ammunition to the critics of enlargement, Mickoski tells Weber

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski met with a delegation of EPP members of the European Parliament led by Manfred Weber which is visiting Macedonia. During the meeting, Mickoski warned that the unchecked corruption and criminal activities of the Zaev Government will continue to undermine Macedonia’s...

Macedonia 02.12.19 | 18:38

Mickoski: Charlie’s Angels turned out to be Zaev’s partners in crime

Opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski described the situation in the Macedonian judiciary as alarming, after the latest scandal to hit the disgraced Special Prosecutor’s Office and its prosecutors were found to have awarded themselves huge bonuses in violation of the law. At a time when we have...

Macedonia 02.12.19 | 16:41

SDSM ignores VMRO proposal to ban pardoned politicians from holding office

The ruling SDSM party, whose leader Zoran Zaev has received pardons from two presidents in a row from allegations of corruption and wiretapping, remains silent after the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party proposed a law that would prevent pardoned politicians from holding public office. Zaev, who is expected...

Macedonia 29.11.19 | 15:43

Mickoski tells Danielsson that VMRO-DPMNE plans to put Macedonia on a fast track to the EU

VMRO-DPMNE has a plan to put Macedonia on a fast track to join the EU, said opposition leader President Hristijan Mickoski during his meeting with EU enlargement official Christian Danielsson. The meeting was held to discuss the current political events in Macedonia and the key challenges we face ahead...

Macedonia 27.11.19 | 13:08

Mickoski proposes the introduction of the Spitzenkandidat model

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski proposed the introduction of the Spitzenkandidat model in Macedonia. This would require the parties to nominate their candidate to be the next Prime Minister. Macedonian elections have seen several instances when a party that lost the elections was afterwards able...

Macedonia 27.11.19 | 11:44

VMRO-DPMNE will initiate an investigation into how politicians and their families made their money

Opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski said that, after assuming power, the VMRO-DPMNE led Government will initiate an investigation into the origin of the money owned by politicians. I will lead the process, let them investigate my own property and that of my family, how I earned it, if it was with really...

Macedonia 26.11.19 | 23:18

Mickoski: Zaev saw his popular support cut in half

Zoran Zaev and his SDSM party saw their popular support cut in half, says opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski, who went through their numbers in the last several electoral cycles. SDSM had 435.000 votes in the 2016 early general elections. They grew their coalition significantly by the time of the 2017...

Macedonia 26.11.19 | 22:56

Mickoski says that a Government official warned Janeva’s group of racketeers that they are being watched

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski revealed that a Government official has warned Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13 that his racketeering operation is under surveillance. This flies in the face of comments from outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev that he was not involved in the extortion of millions...

Macedonia 24.11.19 | 14:13

Bulgaria will require additional guarantees from Macedonia if VMRO wins the elections

Bulgarian member of European Parliament Andrey Kovatchev says that the country will have to demand additional guarantees from Macedonia in case VMRO-DPMNE wins the April 2020 elections. The comment comes after Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov broadcast on Facebook his conversation with VMRO leader...

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