Tag: MNT
Culture 26.12.19 | 19:46

Either the “Sverceri” fan group or the director will pay for the damage done to MNT, someone must do it

The fine of around 4,000 euros for the damage done to the Macedonian National Theater (MNT), made during the celebration of the Albanian Alphabet  Day, will be paid by the Sverceri fan group of the football club Shkupi, and if they do not pay, MNT Director Simona Ugrinovska will do it. This is the response...

Culture 24.12.19 | 22:39

Symbolic fine for the director who allowed Albanian nationalists to rampage in the Macedonian National Theater

Simona Ugrinovska, the director of the Macedonian National Theater, will not be dismissed but will have to pay a fine for allowing the Albanian nationalist group Shverceri to celebrate an event in the prestigious institution. Predictably, the “celebration” turned into a rampage as the fans...

Macedonia 28.11.19 | 15:48

Damage caused by Albanian nationalists to the Macedonian National Theater is estimated at 4.000 EUR – Ali Ahmeti insists it’s no big deal

Outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev revealed to the Parliament that the damage caused by the Albanian nationalist group Shverceri to the Macedonian National Theater amounts to a little under 4.000 EUR. The Shverceri, who are the often violent fans of the Shkupi football club, were allowed to celebrate...

Macedonia 26.11.19 | 13:30

The outgoing Prime Minister finds the Shverceri rampage in MNT funny

The public is still reacting to the celebration of Shkupi’s fans, “Shverceri”. People are especially commenting on social media on Zaev’s reaction to how the fans found themselves in the Macedonian National Theater, and that it was not a “very cultural event”. However,...

Macedonia 25.11.19 | 15:55

“You have no history” and “Ethnic Albania” – not only the rampage, but also the chanting of “Shverceri” is controversial

“You Have No History” and “Ethnic Albania” are just some of the chants heard at the Macedonian National Theater, where the “Shverceri” (smugglers) football group” celebrated with displaying nationalist banners and Albanian flags. So far, as usual, responsibility...

Macedonia 25.11.19 | 15:24

Ademi: If there was no hate speech, we can celebrate as we wish

Commenting on the behavior of the “Shverceri” football group, which damaged the inventory of the Macedonian National Theater on Friday, Minister of Education and Science Arbr Ademi said that anniversaries can be celebrated as one wishes as long as there is no hate speech. We can celebrate...

Macedonia 25.11.19 | 14:26

No state institution was the organizer of the event in MNT, the government says

The Government of Macedonia has said that the event at the Macedonian National Theater (MNT), where Albanian football fans went wild, is not organized by any state institution and must not in no way be associated with the government event marking the Albanian Alphabet Day. The government assessed the...

Macedonia 25.11.19 | 13:46

Grubi: April 27 is vandalism, not the “Shverceri” in MNT

MP Artan Grubi in a statement to “Plusinfo” denies that he is the organizer of the celebration of the Shkupi fans who demolished the Macedonian National Theater (MNT) on Friday and that the “Shverceri” are not vandals. Rampage is the storming, beating and chanting in Parliament...

Macedonia 25.11.19 | 12:33

Outgoing Prime Minister: I was told there was a second part of the event for young people

The “Shverceri” football group celebrated Friday its 30th anniversary in MNT. After the cultural event turned into chaos, outgoing Prime Minister Zaev assessing the situation as inappropriate. Every vandalism act should be condemned, there are no dilemmas here. I was told that there was a...

Macedonia 25.11.19 | 12:14

“Shverceri” celebration coordinator Grubi: Congratulations friends

Congratulations friends, I’m glad we survived three decades in so much trouble. This is how MP Artan Grubi congratulated the “Shverceri” football group on their 30th anniversary. The DUI MP is actually the co-ordinator of the celebration, which from an awarding ceremony turned into...

Culture 25.11.19 | 11:39

MNT refused “Mirce Acev” folklore ensemble to celebrate its 70th anniversary there

The Academic Cultural and Art Group ‘Mirce Acev’ could not get an available term at the MNT for the celebration of its 70th anniversary. Previously, a performance of the “Mirce Acev” choir was also rejected for the same reasons. ‘Mirce Acev’ manager Blagoja Jovanovski...

Culture 25.11.19 | 11:05

Culture Ministry says MNT did not know that Shkupi’s fans would come to the event

The Ministry of Culture said that the Directorate of the Macedonian National Theater (MNT) did not know that Shkupi fans would come and demolish the theater on Friday. We believe that conduct in institutions should be as required by codes of conduct in a cultural institution. Two events were announced...

Macedonia 25.11.19 | 10:18

Nikoloski calls for resignations over the “Shverceri” scandal: That’s the difference – someone builds, someone destroys!

VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski, like much of the public, is appalled by the video of Friday’s “celebration” of the Shverceri football group in the Macedonian National Theater and called for the resignation of the director of the Macedonian National Theater, the Minister of Culture...

Macedonia 25.11.19 | 09:42

Who allowed the rampage in MNT: Director Ugrinovska and Minister Ismaili must immediately take responsibility!

The director of the Macedonian National Theater and the Minister of Culture, should and must immediately be held accountable for the scandal that happened on Friday night. Simona Ugrinovska and Husni Ismaili should bear responsibility for the rampage in the prestigious Macedonian National theater,...

Culture 30.05.19 | 15:27

Ex political prisoner returns to the Macedonian National Theater

Beloved actor Vlado Jovanovski returns to the Macedonian National Theater after an absence of two years, during which he was imprisoned by the Zaev regime for co-organizing the protests against the name change. Jovanovski was arrested in November 2017 and charged with “terrorism”, as part...

Macedonia 13.05.19 | 11:51

Actor and marijuana activist returns from Ecuador, is rehired by the Macedonian National Theater

Actor Kiril Pop Hristov returned from exile in Ecuador and was rehired by the Macedonian National Theater. The well known actor left Macedonia in 2014, after he was arrested for growing marijuana in his apartment in downtown Skopje. The arrest shocked no-one as Pop Hristov was a well known promoter of...

Culture 03.04.19 | 16:42

MNT presents exhibit celebrating Macedonian playwrights

The Macedonian National Theater will present an exhibition looking at the works of playwrights who have contributed to the development of the country’s performing arts. Titled “From Script to Performance: Macedonian Plays at the MNT Stage,” the exhibit will showcase original scripts; performance,...