Tag: Ohrid
Macedonia 13.01.20 | 13:19

Following the publication of the threatening audio tape, VMRO official says that the Agriculture Ministry is operating as a mafia association

Interim Deputy Agriculture Minister Cvetan Tripunovski strongly condemned the Minister Trajan Dimkovski, after it was revealed that one of his advisers was issuing death threats to  a fishery inspector in Ohrid. The chilling tape was revealed by the Lider news site. In it, the adviser Tome Mojsovski,...

Macedonia 08.12.19 | 13:24

Political disputes reflected in the celebration of St. Clement

Macedonian Orthodox faithful celebrate the day of St. Clement of Ohrid, the 9th century saint who established the university of Ohrid translating the Bible into Church Slavonic which helped spread Christianity across much of Europe. This year, the holiday is celebrated amid political controversy with...

Macedonia 04.12.19 | 18:10

Boat sinks in lake Ohrid, causing an oil slick

A small boat sank in lake Ohrid today, causing an oil slick in the Studenciste canal. Local authorities say that some of the fuel on board the boat Lihnida has spilled into the canal where many locals and businesses keep their crafts and that attempts will be made to remove it. Harbor master Goran Ustijanovski...

Macedonia 29.11.19 | 21:21

Ohrid hotels open their doors and offer free accommodation for Durres people

Fear, panic and insecurity among Albanian people after the deadly earthquake. Since tremors continue to be felt in the country following the devastating earthquake, families are massively displaced, fearing to stay in their homes, reports Sitel. Some of the Ohrid hotels, villas and private apartments...

Macedonia 22.11.19 | 10:35

Even Ohrid is choking after air pollution reaches dramatic levels

Ohrid, Macedonia’s main tourist resort, enjoys a reputation of clean environment with the surrounding mountains and the large lake ensuring clean air. But the local air pollution measuring stations show that even Ohrid is not immune from the horrific levels of pollution over winter. PM10 particle...

Macedonia 16.11.19 | 19:20

Macedonisation should not be exclusive right of Macedonian people alone

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski heard the problems of the Ohrid residents as part of the “Talks for Renewal of Macedonia” campaign. Mickoski promised Ohrid people a landslide victory on April 12, 2020, which will ensure as many MPs as possible so that VMRO-DPMNE can deliver on its...

Macedonia 16.11.19 | 15:49

Mickoski in Ohrid: Time comes for new politicians

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski heard about the problems of the citizens of Ohrid as part of the “Talks for Renewal of Macedonia” campaign in Ohrid. Mickoski told Ohrid people that the renewal means a new beginning, but also a new transformation for the image of politicians in our country....

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...

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