Tag: passport
Macedonia 19.06.21 | 11:05

New revelations of mafia bosses given fake Macedonian travel documents, while the ordinary citizens can’t get a passport

The latest international criminal who was given a Macedonian passport was identified yesterday by the MKD.mk news site as Alen Bunic, a Croatian drug lord. Bunic was issued a passport by the Zaev regime n 2019, under the fake identity of Atanas Kostadinov Vitanov. The Croatian citizen was wanted since...

Macedonia 15.06.21 | 10:59

Leading Serbian drug lord is hiding in Latin America using a Macedonian passport

Serbian media outlets are reporting that drug lord Radoje Zvicer is hiding between the Dominican Republic and Brazil, likely using a Macedonian passport issued under a false identity. Zvicer is one of hundreds of mobsters, hitmen and islamists who were revealed to have gotten a Macedonian passport, issued...

Macedonia 14.06.21 | 13:19

Notorious Albanian criminal was given a Macedonian passport in 2018

MKD.mk is reporting that in 2018 the Macedonian Interior Ministry issued a passport to a well known Albanian mobster. Admir Murataj received his passport in November 2018, under the assumed identity of Pajtim Muca. Murataj is best knows for his involvement in the 2019 armored van robbery of 10 million...

Macedonia 09.06.21 | 18:26

Kosovan Islamist who carried out a triple murder near Tetovo in 2008, bought a Macedonian passport in 2018

Ziadin Berisha, an ethnic Albanian Islamist, was issued a Macedonian passport in September 2018, it was revealed today. Berisha was given the false identity of Josif Stavre, a Macedonian who holds a dual American citizenship, despite the fact that he was sought for triple murder and was a known ISIS...

Macedonia 17.05.21 | 11:17

Mafia boss Radoje Zvicer was also using a Macedonian passport

Serbian press is reporting that mafia boss Radoje Zvicer, who is considered head of the powerful Montenegrin Kavachki clan, also had a fake Macedonian passport. Zvicer survived an assassination attempt in Odessa a year ago where at least one of the hitmen, coming from the rival Shkaljarski clan, also...

Macedonia 10.05.21 | 09:49

Fuat Jusuf, a fugitive sentenced to 15 years in prison for a 2008 robbery, among those who illegally obtained a passport

Among those who illegally obtained a passport with stolen personal data was Fuat Jusuf, a participant in the 2008 robbery of the money transfer of the Post, KOD reported. Although he is a fugitive with an international arrest warrant, sentenced to 15 years in prison, Jusuf managed to obtain a passport...

Macedonia 11.04.21 | 12:23

Top Albanian Islamist was given a Macedonian passport in 2018

Kosovo Albanian Islamist Fitim Dema was given a Macedonian passport in 2018, revealed today VMRO-DPMNE official Antonio Milososki. For days the party has been disclosing names from the list of over 200 criminals, mafia bosses and hitmen who were given Macedonian passports under assumed identities by...

Macedonia 09.04.21 | 15:28

Spanish drug trafficker sentenced last year had obtained a Macedonian citizenship

Another European narco trafficker was revealed to have obtained a Macedonian passport to advance his business. Spanish media reported last year the sentencing of Luis Volina to almost six years in prison for heroin trafficking. Media outlets in Pontevedra reported that the drug smuggler has Macedonian...

Macedonia 08.04.21 | 15:02

President Pendarovski claims he was only informed about the passport scandal after the arrests

President Stevo Pendarovski was asked about the growing scandal in which it was revealed that the Interior Ministry was giving passports to top mobsters from the region. In response to PressingTV, Pendarovski’s office said that the President was merely informed about the situation, after the police...

Macedonia 08.04.21 | 13:25

The Zaev regime issued a passport to a top money launderer of the Italian mafia

VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Vladimir Misajlovski today revealed another element of the major scandal in which the Zaev regime was exposed issuing passports to criminals from the wider region. Misajlovski revealed that Waleed Issa Khamays, a wanted money launderer for the Italian mafia, was given a Macedonian...

Macedonia 10.02.21 | 11:24

Parliament moves to have the imposed name “North Macedonia” printed on the passports starting in July

A Macedonian Parliament committee approved a draft bill that sets the date for issuing passports with the imposed name “North Macedonia” starting with July 2021. The move comes after several visits to Athens by officials of the Zaev regime, and demands from Greece that Macedonia steps up...

Macedonia 02.02.21 | 12:24

Tens of thousands of Macedonians from the diaspora may remain uncounted in the census because passport issuance procedure is too slow

Tens of thousands of Macedonians living abroad may remain uncounted in the census because the issuance of Macedonian travel documents is late. They have been appealing for half a year to be issued travel documents because they cannot properly extend their stay in the country, and also because they will...

Macedonia 20.12.20 | 21:29

SDSM withdraws proposal to allow holders of dual citizenship to be appointed as ambassadors

After VMRO-DPMNE announced that it will filibuster the draft law that would allow holders of dual citizenship to be appointed ambassadors, SDSM responded that it will withdraw the law. Milososki: VMRO will block the proposal to allow dual citizens to become ambassadors SDSM issued a statement saying...

Macedonia 27.11.20 | 20:14

Man from Struga gives up his Bulgarian citizenship in protest

Vasko Joleski from Struga, who says he obtained a Bulgarian passport in 2003 because he desperately needed to travel abroad and work, returned it today in protest against Bulgaria’s conditioning of Macedonia’s EU accession. Tens of thousands of Macedonians have obtained Bulgarian passports...

Macedonia 04.11.20 | 15:55

Court orders Lidija Dimova’s passports to be seized

A Skopje court ordered Lidija Dimova, recently deposed head of the agency that manages EU funded education programs in Macedonia, to hand over both her personal and official passport, to prevent her possible escape from the country as she is charged with abuse of office. Dimova is charged with a number...

Macedonia 27.02.20 | 16:19

Culev: New batch of passports expected to arrive in 7 to 10 days

Interim Interior Minister Nake Culev said that a shipment of blank passports may arrive in the next week to ten days, which could relieve the crisis that the country was thrown into when the previous administration failed to plan and provide sufficient number of passports. Culev pointed out to major...

Macedonia 05.02.20 | 15:38

Macedonia is about to run out of blank passports

Macedonia is running out of blank passports, said interim Interior Minister Nake Culev today. Other identity documents which are issued by the Interior Ministry are also running out, but the situation with the passports is a dramatic one, Culev warned, saying that supplies will last for only five more...

Macedonia 21.01.20 | 16:48

VMRO: Interior Ministry officials refused to sign off on the illegal passport procurement contract

VMRO-DPMNE held a press conference today to demand answers about the highly suspicious contract for new passports from the German Veridos company worth 20 million EUR. Serious violations reported in a passport printing contract rushed by the Interior Ministry The contract was rushed through the Interior...

Macedonia 19.01.20 | 17:28

Serious violations reported in a passport printing contract rushed by the Interior Ministry

Vecer reports that the Interior Ministry rushed a contract with the German Veridos company to print new Macedonian passports, with numerous violations of procedures which raise concerns of foul play. The nearly 20 million EUR contract was approved in early December, shortly before the Ministry was placed...

Macedonia 20.02.19 | 20:57

As of midnight, sheets of paper required to enter Greece out of use

As of midnight, the sheets of paper required to enter Greece are officially out of use, and the border can be freely crossed with a passport, Sitel reported. This comes after the Prespa Treaty entered into force a week ago, according to which a stamp with the new constitutional name of the country should...

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