Tag: Ohrid
Macedonia 02.07.21 | 21:03

Osmani meets Reeker and Palmer: Decision on official start of EU negotiations must not be delayed

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani met Friday with Philip Reeker, US Acting Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, and Matthew Palmer, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and US Special Representative for the Balkans. To us, the United States is our longtime strategic ally and...

Macedonia 02.07.21 | 20:55

Banner with “This is Macedonia” message placed at Ohrid port

Unknown persons placed a banner with the message “This is Macedonia” at the Ohrid port on Friday. The banner was probably placed in response to the “Prespa Dialogue Forum” international conference which is being held in Ohrid, organized by the government. The banner was seen today...

Macedonia 16.06.21 | 21:48

First and second class citizens

During his remarks at the celebration of the 31st anniversary of the founding of VMRO-DPMNE, party leader Hristijan Mickoski warned that Macedonia is currently divided into first and second class citizens. Second class citizens are those 500,000 people who live on 150 denars a day, while the politicians...

Macedonia 16.06.21 | 21:14

Mickoski presents the new VMRO-DPMNE strategy – Macedonia for all

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski presented the new strategy of the party in the coming period – Macedonia for all. Mickoski said that the conservative party will extend a hand of cooperation to all, starting with the right and center right, and that it will add colors to its traditional...

Macedonia 16.06.21 | 20:06

LIVE: VMRO-DPMNE gathering in Ohrid

The gathering in Ohrid, to mark the 31st anniversary of the founding of VMRO-DPMNE, can be followed live, here.

Macedonia 16.06.21 | 16:51

VMRO-DPMNE will present its new strategy – “Macedonia for all”

VMRO-DPMNE will promote a new strategy this evening, named “Macedonia for all”, said party official Mile Lefkov. VMRO is having a gathering in Ohrid to celebrate the 31st anniversary of its founding, and the party leader Hristijan Mickoski said that a major new announcement will be made there. Lefkov...

Macedonia 16.06.21 | 09:47

VMRO-DPMNE celebrates its 31st anniversary in Ohrid, a major announcement is expected

VMRO-DPMNE will hold a grand reception at the amphitheater in Ohrid this evening, to celebrate the 31st anniversary of the founding of the party. During the event, it’s expected that party leader Hristijan Mickoski will have a major announcement. Mickoski did not reveal more details about what...

Macedonia 15.06.21 | 23:19

VMRO-DPMNE to reveal big surprise at party’s birthday celebration in Ohrid

VMRO-DPMNE will mark its 31st birthday at the Ohrid Ancient theatre tomorrow at 19 h, the party informed. The event will be addressed by the General Secretary of the party Gjorgjija Sajkoski and VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski. The party leader also announced a surprise for June 16. The way out...

Macedonia 15.06.21 | 12:01

Police raids an illegal marijuana farm near Ohrid

Two men were detained near Ohrid, after a farm with 890 stalks of marijuana was found. Organized crime units are investigating the area. Macedonia is becoming a major source country for marijuana under the Zaev regime, which is investing heavily in marijuana production, directly, through Zaev family...

Macedonia 13.06.21 | 10:40

Mickoski will announce a “game-changing” move on June 16th

VMRO-DPMNE will make a major announcement on June 16th, said party leader Hristijan Mickoski. He did not disclose details about what’s coming, but said that it will be a “game-changer”. We will announce a major new move from Ohrid, where we will celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the...

Macedonia Economy 12.06.21 | 10:11

New promise: The Kicevo – Ohrid highway will be finished by the end of 2023

Ejup Rustemi, the newly appointed head of the Macedonian Roads (JDPD) public utility company, said that the deadline to complete the Kicevo – Ohrid highway is now pushed to the end of 2023. Little work is being done on the key highway, which broke ground in early 2014. The Chinse Sinohydro company...

Macedonia 10.06.21 | 21:29

Ohrid Mayor Georgievski returned an piece of fence to Belgrade, but didn’t ask for the return of many priceless artifacts in return

Ohrid Mayor Konstantin Georgievski went to Belgrade to return a piece of fencing that was placed in front of the Serbian Parliament building between the 30ies and the 50ies, and was later installed in the presidential villa Biljana in Ohrid. Georgievski said that return of the cast iron fence is “a...

Macedonia 10.06.21 | 15:48

Geer: Illegal constructions at Ohrid lakeside should be removed

Illegal constructions have no place at Ohrid lakeside and should be removed, EU Ambassador to Macedonia David Geer tweeted on Thursday. He believes that the region’s unique natural & cultural wealth– recognized by UNESCO – must be preserved. By protecting Ohrid’s heritage now, we also...

Macedonia 06.05.21 | 10:58

Ohrid authorities are demolishing structures in two beaches near Lagadin

Ohrid authorities began the demolition of structures on two beaches near the village of Lagadin. The city insists that this is being done to push back against over-development in the area of lake Ohrid, as it faces losing the coveted “world heritage site” designation granted by UNESCO. Demolition...

Macedonia 29.04.21 | 17:30

Zaev’s Government wants to revive the Chinese built Kicevo – Ohrid highway project

The Zaev Government announced a new push to restart work on the badly delayed Kicevo – Ohrid highway. Construction began in 2014, after the Gruevski Government signed a contract with the Chinese Sinohydro company, and work was supposed to finish in 2018, but in the meantime SDSM grabbed power and...

Macedonia 26.04.21 | 21:05

New fire in the reeds on the Struga shoreline

Local media from Struga are reporting about a new fire in the reeds along the shore of lake Ohrid. Similar fires were reported twice in the past months near the village of Kaliste. Such incidents are often started by local developers who want to convert stretches of the shore into beaches. The reeds...

Macedonia 02.04.21 | 21:55

Bulgarian MEP Dzhambazki claims Ohrid as the Bulgarian capital

Bulgarian nationalist member of the European Parliament Angel Dzhambazki made new territorial claims against Macedonia in his latest interview with Radio Free Europe. Fresh out of a controversy where he posted a video claiming that Macedonia is Bulgarian and calling Macedonians “temporary managers...

Macedonia Culture 19.03.21 | 19:28

Culture Minister Stefoska wants to ban the cities of Ohrid and Struga from making their own urban plans

Culture Minister Irena Stefoska called on the Government to revoke the authority of the municipalities of Ohrid and Struga in urban planning. Her reaction comes after the city of Ohrid allowed the demolition and redevelopment of Hotel Park, which has caused outrage in a generation of architects trying...

Macedonia 18.03.21 | 12:00

Pre-election employments in Ohrid

Only a few months before the local elections, the party employments and taking SDSM members in. Recently, JP Gradski Pazar Ohrid issued a job advertisement for the archivist position. Now, the Municipality of Ohrid is looking for an associate for monitoring the local economic development. The salary...

Macedonia 02.03.21 | 19:17

Association of Architects protests the planned new Park hotel in Ohrid

The Association of Architects of Macedonia called on the Ohrid municipal authorities to prevent the planned construction of a new hotel at the site of the Park hotel which was recently demolished. The Association warns that the large new hotel will further endanger the status of Ohrid as an UNESCO heritage...

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