Tag: migrants
Macedonia 14.09.19 | 20:11

Two incidents involving illegal migrants near Kumanovo

Macedonian police stopped a man transporting 16 illegal migrants in his car toward the border with Serbia on Friday morning. The police intercepted two vehicles, which refused to stop and attempted to flee toward the border. In one of them were the 16 men, from Pakistan, Eritrea and Nepal. All of the...

World 14.09.19 | 20:03

Italy opens its borders shortly after Salvini’s ouster, V4 reports

Migrants could once again flood Italy across the Mediterranean if newly appointed Italian Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese abandons the consistent migration policy of her predecessor Matteo Salvini. The V4 news agency reports that Salvini’s approach of closing the Italian ports has been the...

Macedonia 14.09.19 | 12:39

Three Cubans stopped on their way to Greece

Three illegal migrants from Cuba were apprehended near Bitola yesterday, as they were trying to cross into Greece. The three men, aged 22, 23 and 26, entered Macedonia from Serbia three days ago and were attempting to get to Greece illegally, near the Medzitlija crossing. Illegal migrants usually move...

Macedonia 11.09.19 | 12:32

Migrant trafficker arrested as he was driving 10 Syrians toward the border with Serbia

Police stopped an Audi whose driver was caught transporting 10 Syrian migrants toward Serbia. The vehicle was stopped yesterday, on the highway from Kumanovo toward the Tabanovce border crossing with Serbia. The 47 year old driver was detained and the migrants will be temporarily housed in Kumanovo. Migrant...

Balkans 09.09.19 | 19:35

Influx of new migrants in the Greek islands could soon be felt in Macedonia

While still far from the crisis 2015-2016 levels, the influx of migrants onto the larger Greek islands close to Greece continues. Lesvos saw 455 migrants over the weekend, and other islands saw about as many combined. The first eight days of September had a total of 2.500 new arrivals. The Mitsotakis...

World 29.08.19 | 20:01

Orban to Salvini: We will never forget that you were the first leader to make attempt to prevent illegal migrants from flooding Europe

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán expressed his appreciation in a letter to the leader of Italy’s League party Matteo Salvini, and thanked him for his efforts to stop the influx of illegal migrants into Europe. We, Hungarians, will never forget that you were the first Western European leader to make an...

World 05.08.19 | 11:57

Malta allows 40 migrants from a German rescue ship to disembark

Forty migrants on the German Sea-Eye humanitarian rescue boat Alan Kurdi are being transferred to Malta by a Maltese navy ship, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said. Although it is unclear at this point which EU member states will eventually them in, Muscat noted that none of the migrants will remain in...

Macedonia 04.08.19 | 11:52

Group of Bangladeshi migrants intercepted near the border with Serbia

A man transporting 21 migrants in a pickup truck was stopped near the Tabanovce crossing on the border with Serbia. The driver, a 35 year old man from Gevgelija, was transporting a group of Bangladeshi migrants. He was detained by Kumanovo police.

Macedonia 04.08.19 | 11:48

Police stops trafficker with 24 migrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh

A 37 year old man from Veles was arrested on Saturday evening, after police caught him transporting 24 illegal migrants in the back of a pickup truck. The migrants are from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Police intercepted the group on the highway between Gevgelija and Demir Kapija, which is the...

Macedonia 29.07.19 | 10:24

Police stops truck carrying 79 migrants who crossed over from Greece

Another in the near-daily arrests of groups of migrants crossing Macedonia on their way from Greece to the European Union. The police stopped a Mercedes truck on Sunday near the Gevgelija border crossing with Greece, and found it was carrying 79 migrants. The driver, 25 year old V.K. from the near by...

Macedonia 24.07.19 | 23:46

Four Pakistani migrants stabbed in an incident in the village of Vaksince

Four Pakistani migrants were injured in an incident which happened in the village of Vaksince early on Wednesday morning. According to police reports, the men aged 20 to 24 had stab wounds which were inflicted during the incident, which is still being investigated. The villages of Vaksince and Slupcane,...

Macedonia 20.07.19 | 11:23

Truck carrying 34 migrants from Afghanistan overturns as driver tries to flee from the police

Police arrested a 24 year old man from Skopje who was driving a truck which had 34 migrants from Afghanistan hidden in the back. The attempt to stop the vehicle was made on Friday afternoon, on the highway between Demir Kapija and Negotino. The driver tried to flee, lost control over the vehicle and...

Macedonia 19.07.19 | 10:48

Police stops a truck carrying 48 migrants near the Greek border

Police stopped a truck driven by a 26 year old man from Skopje, who was transportting 48 migrants. The truck was stopped near Gevgelija, close to the border with Greece, where the driver picked the migrants up, and was likely planning to take them to the border with Serbia. There were 38 migrants from...

Macedonia 16.07.19 | 16:34

Nine migrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan found in Vaksince, near the border with Serbia

A 26 year old man from the village of Vaksince, near the border with Serbia, was charged with migrant trafficking after the police found that he was concealing nine migrants. The men were discovered last week, and were from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Vaksince is a major transit location for...

Macedonia 14.07.19 | 10:53

Slovenian MP: Soros’ mercenary Zaev is about to cause major trouble for Europe

One of the more influential Slovenian lawmakers, Zmago Jelincic of the Slovenian National Party, informs about the meeting of Zoran Zaev with the UNHCR High Representative, which focused on considering the possibility for migrants to obtain documents and rights as all citizens of the Republic of Macedonia. Zaev...

Macedonia 10.07.19 | 11:36

Van with 27 migrants bound for the EU intercepted near Gevgelija

Macedonian police stopped a cargo van whose driver was illegally transporting 27 migrants. The van was stopped yesterday near the village of Miravci, close to Gevgelija. The driver is identified as 31 year old D.R. from Veles, and he has been charged with trafficking of migrants, who were sent to the...

Macedonia 01.07.19 | 19:35

Five men detained for attacking migrants from Pakistan

Five people from Skopje were charged with assault on two migrants from Pakistan. The incident occurred on June 28th, near a gas station in the village of Trubarevo east of the capital. The men offered the migrants a ride to the border with Serbia in exchange for 200 EUR. When they agreed they were taken...

Balkans 28.06.19 | 19:26

Police nab Greek smuggler with 13 migrants in fake ambulance

Greek police said on Friday they have arrested a driver transporting 13 migrants crammed into a fake ambulance. The 58-year-old driver led police on a wild chase near Thessaloniki, with blue lights flashing on both the ambulance, painted to appear like a medical vehicle, and the pursuing patrol cars. Police...

World 25.06.19 | 12:28

More and more Germans move to Hungary due to bad migrant policies in their country

More and more Germans who are dissatisfied with Angela Merkel’s policies towards migrants decide to leave the country. Many of them choose Hungary, around Lake Balaton, where some 30,000 Germans live. In this region, Germans buy small houses with a yard, which can be bought for about 20,000 euros. Germans...

Macedonia 14.06.19 | 15:00

Truck carrying 40 migrants from Pakistan and Syria stopped by the police near Stip

Yesterday afternoon Stip police stopped a truck carrying 40 migrants on the road with Radovis. The migrants were mostly from Pakistan (26), Syria (10) and Egypt. Twelve of them are minors. The truck was driven by a 46 year old man from a village east of Skopje. He is detained as charges are formed against...

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