Tag: Ohrid
Macedonia 11.11.19 | 11:31

Zaev asked Alexander Soros for money and Edi Rama for more Albanian votes

For a second day the Zoran Zaev Government is neither confirming nor denying that a secret meeting with Alexander Soros took place at the Mini Schengen summit, after the son of the controversial billionaire George Soros was seen landing at the Ohrid airport. Alexander Soros and his retinue, that included...

Macedonia 11.11.19 | 10:47

Government won’t answer questions about Zaev’s meeting with Alexander Soros

The Zaev Government has not responded to media queries about his secretive meeting with Alexander Soros in Ohrid yesterday. The son of the left wing activist billionaire George Soros was seen landing at Ohrid airport as Zaev was hosting the Mini Schengen initiative, and is believed to have met with Zaev,...

Macedonia 10.11.19 | 15:08

Zaev says the “Mini Schengen” will be good for the region, as Vucic insists it will not be a “new Yugoslavia”

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev insisted that the Mini Schengen initiative between Macedonia, Albania and Serbia will lead to a better life in the Balkan region. The three leaders are meeting in Ohrid today as part of the process which was launched just as the European Union, under French pressure, announced...

Macedonia 10.11.19 | 14:14

At a joint conference with Zaev, Vucic says he will not go on repeating that the EU is our only alternative, “like a parrot”

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic insisted that he will not go on repeating, “like a parrot”, that his country has no other alternative than the European Union. Speaking at the Mini Schengen summit in Ohrid, an initiative which is itself as a meager alternative to the EU after the Balkan...

Macedonia 10.11.19 | 12:36

Zaev and Pendarovski hold a secretive meeting with Alexander Soros in Ohrid

Macedonia’s lakeside city of Ohrid is blocked over the past few day, uniformed police and men with earpieces everywhere, helicopters swirling overhead and private jets seen on the airport. The reason is the summit of the so-called Mini Schengen initiative, a regional push by Macedonia, Albania...

Macedonia 10.11.19 | 11:29

Kosovo’s President Thaci snubs the Mini Schengen initaitive

Kosovan President Hashim Thaci informed the public over Facebook that he has refused an invitation to attend the Mini Schengen regional initiative held in Ohrid today. Thaci said that his country as deliberately neglected by the initiative, which includes Serbia – a country whose policy is to limit...

Macedonia 10.11.19 | 11:24

Low flying helicopter sends citizens running in downtown Ohrid

Citizens of Ohrid were alarmed yesterday as a helicopter made a very low overfilght of the central square. The gusts from its blades sent restaurant chairs and umbrellas flying everywhere, and the citizens were running to avoid being injured. The incident happened at the ancient sycamore tree Cinar which...

News 09.11.19 | 11:21

Mini Schengen summit in Ohrid tomorrow

Zoran Zaev hosts a meeting of the Mini Schengen initiative in Ohrid starting tomorrow, which will include the leaders of Albania and Serbia, as well as Montenegrin and Bosnian representatives. The initiative is seen as a “participation trophy” for the Balkan countries, after France made it...

Economy 07.11.19 | 15:22

Government defends its decision to loan additional 180 million EUR from China for the Kicevo – Ohrid highway

Zoran Kitanov, the head of the Macedonian Roads company, insists that work on the Kicevo – Ohrid highway is proceeding at a high pace and that the huge increase in price was necessary. The highway is one of the two major Chinese funded projects in Macedonia, which the currently ruling SDSM party...

Macedonia 04.10.19 | 09:51

Pompeo visits Macedonia

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives for a visit to Macedonia today. He will be in Ohrid for meetings with President Stevo Pendarovski and Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, as part of his regional tour that will later take him to Greece. The US embassy indicated that Pompeo will come to express his support...

Macedonia 28.09.19 | 13:22

Secretary Pompeo will visit Ohrid during his trip to Macedonia

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit the Holy Mary Perybleptos church in Ohrid during his visit to Macedonia next week. Pompeo will attend an event in the Vatican before coming to the Balkans to visit Montenegro, Macedonia and Greece. It’s expected that his talks in Macedonia and Greece...

Economy 27.09.19 | 22:51

How will Thomas Cook fallout affect Ohrid tourism?

One of the most renowned travel firm with branches and subsidiaries worldwide, British “Thomas Cook” recently declared bankruptcy. The most affected country in the region is Greece, where according to estimates by the Greek Tourism Confederation, damages to tourism businesses are expected...

Macedonia 20.09.19 | 13:07

After being pressured by UNESCO, Ohrid authorities demolish a house being built without a permit

Ohrid city authorities began to demolish a house that was unlawfully being built in the north-eastern part of the city, allegedly by a company owned by notorious local DUI party official Nefi Useini. The city was called out for its inability to tackle unlawful construction, including a downtown restaurant...

Football 09.09.19 | 10:04

Volino residents detained for waiving the Kutlesh Star flag!

Real drama took place Sunday afternoon outside the Ohrid police station where several people from the municipality of Debrca were detained. According to Alfa, the people were residents of the Volino village from the municipality of Debrca, who were taken to the Ohrid police station for chanting against...

Macedonia 05.09.19 | 19:14

Ohrid police arrests a ten men marijuana distribution group

Ohrid police informed that it has arrested 10 people involved in a marijuana distribution ring operating across the west of the country. During the raid, 20 kilograms of marijuana were seized, along with other drugs. According to the police, a 25 year old man was the head of the group, which undertook...

Other sports 28.08.19 | 11:41

Leg pain forces Marko to quit Ohrid swimming marathon

13-year old Marko Pejchinovski had to cut short his endeavor to swim 64 km across Lake Ohrid. After 4 hours and 49 minutes and 11 kilometers, the Ohrid native quit due to leg pain. “Desire and will are the wings of great deeds. ” Our Mark had a strong desire and a strong will to swim a section...

Macedonia 05.08.19 | 11:51

Useini says he will tear down his illegal restaurant only after all the other 1.401 illegal sites in Ohrid are town down

Nefi Useini, the powerful DUI party boss in Ohrid, said that he will tear down the pizza restaurant he built unlawfully near the iconic Cinar sycamore tree in downtown Ohrid, but only after all the other 1.401 unlawfully built houses and commercial buildings are destroyed. There are unlawful hotels,...

Macedonia 03.08.19 | 08:06

Street dogs harass tourists and locals in Ohrid

Citizens and tourists in Ohrid are the targets of a pack of about a dozen street dogs which is moving throughout the city center. One female tourist was attacked this week, avoiding the dogs only with the help of a local citizens. Local authorities are unable to deal with the problem, and the town hall...

Macedonia 30.07.19 | 12:46

Nefi Useini, the DUI party boss in Ohrid, assaulted a professor over a water dispute

Police were called up in Ohrid where the controversial local DUI party boss Nefi Useini attacked Iliaz Iliazi, professor at the SEE university and president of a housing association. The argument broke out over a water and sewage connection to Iliazi’s building. Iliazi reported to the local utility...

Macedonia 23.07.19 | 21:28

The Government calls on Ohrid and Struga to order a temporary ban on all new construction

The Macedonian Government called on the municipalities of Struga and Ohrid to declare a temporary ban on new development, until a plan to manage the unique natural and cultural treasures of the region is prepared. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev announced that he will even assume the right to approve new construction...

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