Tag: Ohrid
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...

Macedonia 22.07.19 | 16:12

Who wants some free construction material? After the bath tub, divers now remove a bag of tiles from lake Ohrid

The lake Ohrid based Akvatek diving club is well on the way renovating its bathroom, as divers continue to remove debris from the bottom of the lake. UNESCO can rest easy: Tub removed from lake Ohrid and Zaev says he will tear down Nefi Useini’s pizza place Last week the divers removed a bath...

Macedonia 21.07.19 | 11:37

Cars and yachts seized in Ohrid, reportedly in connection with the Katica Janeva scandal

Several media outlets are reporting that the police seized a number of luxury vehicles and yachts in Ohrid. The seizures are reportedly related to the major corruption scandal that brought down Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva. Janeva allegedly used her prosecuting powers and proximity to the Zaev Government...

Macedonia 17.07.19 | 15:33

UNESCO can rest easy: Tub removed from lake Ohrid and Zaev says he will tear down Nefi Useini’s pizza place

Macedonia’s main tourism attraction, lake Ohrid and its important cultural sites, faces the danger of losing the coveted UNESCO world heritage site, because of the widespread neglect, pollution and unchecked development. After a series of blows in the past year, a widely shared picture of a tub...

Macedonia 17.07.19 | 12:34

Boki 13 allegedly syphoned 20.000 EUR from the city of Ohrid, using his links to the SDSM party

The Skopje1 news site reports that Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13, the cross dressing showman who is at the center of a major political and criminal scandal, tried using his ties to the SDSM party to demand 50.000 EUR from the city of Ohrid. Jovanovski managed to get about 20.000 EUR from the city,...

Macedonia 15.07.19 | 20:10

Beyond parody: Owner of the best known unlawful build in Ohrid bids in contract to demolish unlawful buildings

Nefi Useini, the notorious DUI party boss from Ohrid who recently opened an unlawfully built pizzeria in the historic center of the city, has become the face of the push to get the local authorities to end illegal construction and restore the authentic look of the city. Ohrid faces losing its coveted...

Macedonia 15.07.19 | 09:28

NGOs claim that one draft law on protection of cultural heritage in Ohrid was presented in Baku, while another one in Parliament

One draft law on protection of cultural heritage in Ohrid was presented before UNESCO representatives in Baku, while another one is being considered in the Parliament. Eighteen NGOs have alarmed because, as they say, the insertion of new members who contradict the fight for the protection of our tourist...

Macedonia 12.07.19 | 15:19

Untouchables: Mayor Merko opens Nefi Useini’s illegally built restaurant

Ramiz Merko, the Mayor of Struga, personally came to Ohrid to open the unlawfully built pizza restaurant owned by his fellow DUI party official Nefi Useini. The opening of the restaurant built right next to the iconic Ohrid sycamore tree became a major issue in local politics, as it became apparent that...

Macedonia 11.07.19 | 20:43

Tasked with demolishing unlawfully built buildings, powerful Ohrid official is preparing for the grand opening of one instead

Ohrid authorities are supposed to be working on a plan to clear up at least some of the hundreds of unlawfully built houses and commercial facilities, which have been raised by UNESCO as a blight on the protected region of cultural and natural importance. Ohrid even faces losing the coveted UNESCO status...

Macedonia 08.07.19 | 22:36

Ohrid Mayor downplays the task of demolishing unlawfully built houses in the protected zones

Following his return from the UNESCO summit in Baku, Ohrid Mayor Konstantin Georgievski said that the list of 409 illegal constructions in the protected zone of the city and of lake Ohrid contains only a dozen actual buildings. Georgievski is pressed by UNESCO to show that he can uphold the law and protect...

Macedonia 05.07.19 | 10:25

The Government to save Ohrid from its partners

Ohrid and Macedonia have a deadline until February 2020 to implement the recommendations for the protection of natural resources, UNESCO decided at its 43rd session held in Baku, Azerbaijan. For the time being, the Ohrid region will not be on the list of endangered areas. All illegal buildings with demolition...

Macedonia 02.07.19 | 00:01

VMRO-DPMNE officials in Ohrid discuss the problems the city faces with French Ambassador Thimonier

French Ambassador to Macedonia Christian Thimonier met with VMRO-DPMNE officials in Ohrid, Saso Donev and Mitre Milosevski, to discuss the recent municipal elections and the problems the city faces. An important matter we covered at length is, of course, the possibility that we are declared a temporarily...

Macedonia 01.07.19 | 23:41

UNESCO will receive a list of 1.000 unlawful buildings in the protected Ohrid region

Ohrid Mayor Konstantin Georgievski is expected to attend the Baku meeting of UNESCO carrying a list of a little over a 1.000 unlawfully built houses, commercial and industrial facilities in the Ohrid region, which all contribute to the threat that UNESCO will revoke Ohrid’s status as a world heritage...

Macedonia 28.06.19 | 10:41

Ohrid police says the man found dead in Tsar Samoil’s fortress was from Tetovo, autopsy has been ordered

Ohrid police informed that the man who was found dead at Tsar Samoil’s fortress yesterday was a 60 year old male from the city of Tetovo. The initial report mistakenly said that the man is a Chinese citizen. Prosecutors ordered an autopsy to be performed to determine the cause of death.

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