Tag: migrants
World 05.11.21 | 17:09

Orban: If you need migrants, take them

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has offered to open westward corridors for refugees and migrants through his country if the West so desires. If you need them, take them, he said in a radio interview on Friday. He also said he believed that the various coronavirus variants were being brought in...

Macedonia 20.10.21 | 12:41

Serbian citizen caught transporting 14 illegal migrants from Cuba

Gevgelija police detained a 19 year old Serbian citizen who was transporting 14 illegal migrants from Cuba – tow of them underage. The migrants were driven in a Ford Galaxy with Skopje license plates. The smuggler was taking them north, likely to Serbia, on their way toward core EU member states.

Macedonia 14.10.21 | 15:06

Three illegal migrants intercepted near Gevgelija, the smuggler was arrested

Police officers arrested a 42 year old migrant smuggler from Skopje, who was transporting three illegal migrants from Cuba – one of them a minor. The arrest was carried out near Gevgelija, close to the border with Greece. The migrants were taken to the Gevgelija center and the smuggler is being...

Macedonia 21.09.21 | 15:20

Group of six Cuban illegal migrants intercepted near Negotino

A police patrol found six Cuban illegal migrants, who were being transported by two Macedonian citizens from Skopje. The group was travelling in two cars, on the E-75 highway due north near Negotino. The highway is on the main migrant route through the Balkans.

Macedonia 18.09.21 | 14:25

Two Cubans expelled after illegally entering Macedonia

Two Cuban citizens were expelled from Macedonia and banned re-entry for the next five years, after they were caught crossing into from Serbia illegally. The men were detained early on Friday morning and were promptly given the expulsion orders.

Macedonia 16.09.21 | 17:14

Two Afghan migrants robbed and kidnapped an Indian man near Kumanovo

Two Afghan illegal migrants were arrested after they assaulted an Indian migrant, robbed him and kept him hostage while they demanded more money from his family. The incident happened in the village of Tabanovce near Kumanovo, on the border with Serbia, which serves as a major base on the Balkan migrant...

Macedonia 01.09.21 | 18:21

Taxi driver arrested while transporting three Cuban migrants

A taxi driver from Skopje was arrested while transporting three illegal migrants from Cuba. The 42 year old man was stopped by Gevgelija police, as he was driving north on the E-75 highway. This corridor is on the main Balkan migrant route that was especially prominent in the 2015-16 crisis.

Macedonia 30.08.21 | 21:31

Group of migrants attacked another group near Kumanovo

Police intervened on Saturday evening near the Kumanovo railway station, when a group of migrants reported that they were attacked by another group. The attacked migrants included six people, who said that a group of three men attacked one of their party with a knife and robbed them. The police is investigating...

Macedonia 17.08.21 | 17:32

Government insist there are no risks from the arriving Afghan refugees

The number of refugees from Afghanistan that Macedonia has pledged to accommodate continues to grow, and currently stands at about 450. This includes the 200 persons that the American NDI agency asked Macedonia to receive, on a temporary basis. As concerns in the public grow, the Zaev Government today...

Macedonia 15.08.21 | 17:26

Seven migrants from Cuba found in Gevgelija

The Gevgelija police found seven migrants from Cuba in a vehicle driven by a man from Veles late on Saturday. The persons were detained in a police station. In coordination with the Public Prosecutor charges will be filed against the driver, and the migrants will be accommodated in the Vinojug –...

Macedonia 20.07.21 | 16:28

Citizens of Bardovci protest the construction of a migrant center

Citizens of Bardovci are protesting the construction of a migrant center in this area north of Skopje. They say that the Mayor of Karpos Stefan Bogoev first denied that such a center is being built, but when the press visited the site and found signs announcing the construction, he claimed that the migrants...

Macedonia 19.07.21 | 18:27

Group of migrants attacked and robbed another group near Kumanovo

A group of illegal migrants attacked another such group in the village of Lojane near Kumanovo yesterday. The police detained a 21 year old man from Pakistan, who, together with other migrants, attacked a group of men from Pakistan, India and Gambia. The attackers held their victims against their will...

Macedonia 14.07.21 | 12:18

Interior Minister Spasovski claims there is no increase in the migrant flow after the Afghanistan pullout

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski said that Macedonia is not facing an increase in the migrant flow due to the NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan. Afghans make up a large share of the migrants moving through the Balkans on their way to EU member states where they try to seek asylum, and there were concerns...

Macedonia 11.07.21 | 14:51

Migrant lost a leg in a train accident near Krivolak

Two migrants were hit by a train near Krivolak just after midnight today. One of them sustained serious injuries and doctors in Veles amputated his left leg. The other is only lightly injured. Migrants often follow the railroad tracks when crossing through Macedonia on their way north along the Balkan...

Macedonia 09.07.21 | 16:54

Man charged for transporting eight Bangladeshi migrants

A 22 year old man from Studenicani near Skopje was charged for transporting eight illegal immigrants.  The migrants, who are from Bangladesh, were found on July 1st near Stip.   

Macedonia 17.06.21 | 21:57

Police stops 17 illegal migrants near Demir Kapija – their driver fled

Police intercepted a vehicle that was transporting 17 illegal migrants. The incident happened on the Demir Kapija – Negotino road yesterday afternoon, when a police patrol tried to stop a Citroen van. The driver managed to flee, but left the migrants he was transporting behind him.

Macedonia 02.06.21 | 09:33

Macedonian police raids migrant trafficking groups in several cities

A major police raid is currently on-going in several cities across Macedonia. Six people have been detained so far, in connection with migrant trafficking. The raids are being conducted in Skopje, Stip, Veles and Valandovo, and during them drugs were also found. Macedonia is a major part of the Balkan...

Macedonia 26.04.21 | 19:04

Albanian citizen arrested while transporting 21 illegal migrants from Pakistan and India through Macedonia

A citizen of Albania was detained while transporting a van with 21 illegal migrants from Pakistan and India. The group was intercepted near Gradsko, on the E-75 highway. The driver, 37-year old Albanian citizen identified by the police as A.B., tried to escape from the police when he was ordered to stop...

Macedonia 15.04.21 | 18:07

Two illegal migrants from Pakistan injured in a fight in a smuggling village on the border with Serbia

Two illegal migrants were badly injured in a fight in the village of Vaksince, on the border with Serbia. The incident was reported yesterday early afternoon by a local citizen who said that two groups of migrants got into a fight in which a knife was used. The two injured men are from Pakistan and are...

Macedonia 02.04.21 | 13:29

Pendarovski to deploy military units on borders to prevent flow of migrants

President Stevo Pendarovski decided to keep military units deployed on the border following the decision of the government at its Thursday session to declare a state of crisis on part of the territory of Macedonia due to increased risk of migrant entry and transit, as well as to protect public health...

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