Tag: Mickoski
Macedonia 20.06.20 | 17:07

Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov tests positive to the coronavirus

Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov informed the public that he has tested positive to the coronavirus. He said that he is feeling well, with a slight fever, and currently has no need to be admitted to a hospital. Despite all the precautions I took I was unable to protect myself. I honestly hope that I haven’t...

Macedonia 20.06.20 | 15:02

From Zaev’s stronghold of Strumica, Mickoski tells him that he will soon be history

VMRO-DPMNE party leader Hristijan Mickoski and his deputy Aleksandar Nikoloski campaigned in Strumica today, and from his main powerbase, promised Zoran Zaev that they will make him “history”. We are here to talk about everything that was done in the past three years by SDSM and Zoran Zaev,...

Macedonia 17.06.20 | 10:33

VMRO-DPMNE celebrates the 30th anniversary of its founding

Hristijan Mickoski congratulated all VMRO-DPMNE party members of the 30th anniversary of the founding of the party. VMRO-DPMNE was founded on June 17 1990 in Skopje, as Macedonia was seceding from Yugoslavia, and is the most successful conservative party in the country. The idea of VMRO-DPMNE was and...

Macedonia 16.06.20 | 20:12

We will not form a coalition on the basis of ultimatums, Mickoski tells Ahmeti

VMRO-DPMNE will form a coalition based on electoral programs, and not on ultimatums, opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski said in response to the demands from the DUI party that demands an ethnic Albanian to be named the next Prime Minister. All parties that believe their programs to be close to the...

Macedonia 16.06.20 | 18:22

Mickoski meets coalition partners, pledges to show the difference between VMRO and SDSM

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski met with the partners from the “Coalition for the Renewal of Macedonia” to discuss the upcoming elections, now scheduled for July 15. Following the meeting, Mickoski said that the coalition partners unanimously agreed to participate in the elections,...

Macedonia 15.06.20 | 14:24

Mickoski states his conditions for participating in elections

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said that the opposition party stands by its two conditions for participating in elections – putting in place guarantees for public health and ensuring that a full OSCE/ODIHR monitoring mission is in place. Zoran Zaev wants to push murky elections through...

Macedonia 12.06.20 | 22:58

VMRO demands guarantees that public health will be protected and that the elections will be credible

As the meeting between party leaders Hristijan Mickoski and Zoran Zaev failed to result in an agreement on the date for the next elections, VMRO-DPMNE announced its positions in the coming period. The party says that Mickoski will continue to place the public health first, considering badly deteriorating...

Macedonia 12.06.20 | 21:56

Zaev and Mickoski fail to agree on an election date

The leaders of the two main parties in Macedonia, Hristijan Mickoski and Zoran Zaev, failed to reach agreement on the date of the next elections. President Stevo Pendarovski, who came out heavily on the side of his party leader Zaev today and ended the state of emergency, which leaves Macedonai without...

Macedonia 11.06.20 | 09:53

Inspector who ordered a police raid against opposition leader Mickoski had drug charges against a close family member dropped

The Infomax news site reports on a recent drug charge involving the family of the inspector that ordered a police raid against opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski. Meri Proja Prodanovska caused a shocking incident last week when, as SDSM party appointed head of an inspection office, she ordered a police...

Macedonia 10.06.20 | 16:49

Mickoski will discuss SDSM push for “corona elections” in July with Commissioner Varhelyi

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski will speak to European Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi today to discuss the push from the ruling SDSM party to hold early elections in July. SDSM insists on July, even as Macedonia has by far the worst coronavirus rates in the region, and beyond, and citizens are...

Economy 09.06.20 | 15:30

Mickoski demands that stimulus measures are extended beyond May after the dramatic Q1 economic results

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski accused the SDSM led Government for the dire economic consequences of the coronavirus epidemic, as Macedonia is the only Balkan country that failed to put the virus under control. Mickoski called that the stimulus measures are extended and repeated his call that...

Macedonia 08.06.20 | 20:18

Mickoski demands resignations from doctor Karadzovski and his epidemic committee because of their partisanship

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski demanded the removal of the current Committee on infectious diseases, calling the powerful body that is leading the response to the coronavirus a partisan institution. His call comes after a tense press conference in which the head of the Committee Zarko Karadzovski...

Macedonia 07.06.20 | 16:32

Mickoski: Macedonia has failed disastrously in the management of the epidemic

Laos, Cambodia, Paraguay, Iran, even the country where the virus started, China, are all safer than Macedonia at this moment, said opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski. Mickoski called out the Macedonian Government of badly failing to control the virus, as Macedonia is now by the worst affected country...

Economy 06.06.20 | 15:32

Mickoski warns about the extent of the coming economic crisis

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski warned about the extent of the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus crisis. Industrial production is down 33,5 percent in April and the number of workers in the industry is down 5,1 percent. Tax receipts in May are 40 percent below projections and 25 percent...

Macedonia 04.06.20 | 23:38

“It is madness to hold elections now”

We can’t talk about elections while we have new patients in the triple digits, it’s madness, said opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski during his TV21 interview. The ruling SDSM party continues to demand elections on July 5, even as Macedonia has by far the worst coronavirus statistics for...

Macedonia 04.06.20 | 23:27

Mickoski apologizes to the citizens, says SDSM is portraying him “as a terrorist” in order to distract them

Opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski apologized to the public for having lunch in a restaurant yesterday, which prompted an unprecedented police raid by a politically driven inspector and police officers. It’s unclear whether Mickoski violated the regulations – he himself said that he was...

Macedonia 04.06.20 | 23:12

Mickoski: Those in the Government are ready to blame everybody for the coronavirus spike, except themselves

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski accused the Government of using PR tricks to shift the blame for the unprecedented spike in the coronavirus epidemic, blaming it on the opposition or on the citizens, in order to distract from the failure of the policies that were put in place. Mickoski was exposed...

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...

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