Tag: migrants
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...

World 27.05.19 | 20:50

Pope Francis asks for compassion to migrants

A day after the European Parliament elections, Pope Francis issued his annual message on migrants and said the attitude that they are the source of all of society’s ills “is an alarm bell warning of the moral decline” the world faces, TIME reports. Francis said the presence of migrants in wealthy...

Macedonia 21.05.19 | 00:01

Bulgarian citizen arrested trying to smuggle Iraqi migrants into Serbia

A Bulgarian citizen who attempted to transport eight Iraqi migrants from Macedonia into Serbia was detained for 30 days. The man picked up the migrants in Solun/Thessaloniki, and managed to smuggle them into Macedonia hidden in a specially made compartment in top of his van. The group crossed through...

Macedonia 16.05.19 | 19:59

Pendarovski threatens the EU with a migrant crisis if it doesn’t approve opening of accession talks with Macedonia

Stevo Pendarovski threatened the European Union with a new migrant crisis unless it allows Macedonia to open accession talks in June. In a shocking interview with the Wall Street Journal, Pendarovski deploys a “this is not a threat, but” statement regarding the border with Greece, which Macedonia...

Macedonia 14.05.19 | 16:49

Interior Minister Spasovski says that the number of illegal migrants crossing from Greece into Macedonia is growing

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski said that the number of illegal migrants attempting to cross the border from Greece has grown in 2018. The number of attempts, and the number of uncovered migrants has grown. What worries is that a large number of illegal migrants are attempting to use the services...

Macedonia 01.05.19 | 18:07

Trafficker caught with 13 Bangladeshi migrants in his Opel Astra

A human trafficker was detained near Stip, while he was transporting 13 migrants in his car. The group of people from Bangladesh were crammed into an Opel Astra. The driver, identified as 26 year old A.A., was detained, as were the migrants he was transporting. Macedonia was a key stretch of the Balkan...

Balkans 17.04.19 | 14:37

Greek police disperses migrants attempting to enter Macedonia by train

Greek police dispersed a group of migrants who were attempting to enter Macedonia illegally, hidden in a cargo train. The engineer informed the police that he has spotted migrants in the wagon cars. When the police approached the train near Solun/Thessaloniki, the migrants fled. Greece houses tens of...

Macedonia 06.04.19 | 16:01

Sekerinska says the military is ready to help in a possible renewal of the migrant crisis

Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska said that the military is also prepared to help, if there is a serious attempt by migrant groups to breach the border from Greece into Macedonia. Greece is experiencing several days of riots in the Diavata migrant camp near Solun/Thessaloniki, sparked by rumors that...

Balkans 06.04.19 | 11:07

Protest in Athens railway station ends after small group of migrants allowed to head toward Macedonia

Several dozens migrants who were blocking a major railway station in Athens after they were not allowed to take a train north toward Macedonia, were allowed to depart on Friday evening. Greek authorities tried to prevent the movement of migrants north, toward Solun/Thessaloniki, after a riot erupted...

Macedonia 05.04.19 | 17:24

Macedonian police prepares to respond if migrant situation in Greece gets out of hand

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski said that the police is alert and prepared to respond if the incidents reported with Greece, where migrants demand to be allowed to continue their way north to the European Union. We already enhanced the security level at the state border between Greece and the Republic...

Macedonia 18.03.19 | 21:35

USAID video promoting migrant integration causes concern in Macedonia

A video informing migrants about their rights in Macedonia published by the USAID agency caused a lot of pushback on social media and raised concerns that the country can be pushed to accept migrants for permanent settlement. The video is produced by USAID and MYLA, a left wing activist organization...

Macedonia 10.03.19 | 16:21

Vehicle carrying 15 migrants overturns near Demir Kapija

A vehicle with German license plates carrying 15 migrants overturned near Demir Kapija yesterday evening. A 24 year old man from the village of Aracinovo near Skopje was driving the vehicle. The migrants are from Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. None of them sustained any injuries in the incident. Police...

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