Tag: pendarovski
Macedonia 17.02.20 | 15:58

Janeva went to see Pendarovski before her arrest?

Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva was also tailed by the police after her abuse of office and racketeering became clear and one of the tapes that were presented before the court today reveals her going toward the office of President Pendarovski. The visit happened in mid August, shortly before Janeva...

Macedonia 16.02.20 | 19:39

Pendarovski ignored the scandalous vote and signed the PPO law

Despite the glaring illegal manner in which in was adopted, President Stevo Pendarovski quickly signed the PPO law on state prosecutors today. Pendarovski ignored calls from the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party not to sign the law, that was adopted without broad consensus and was voted on twice – the...

Macedonia 03.01.20 | 14:47

Pendarovski gives Spasovski the mandate to form an interim Government

President Stevo Pendarovski gave the mandate to form the next Government to SDSM official Oliver Spasovski. Spasovski was Interior Minister in Zaev’s Government, and was one of the main culprits of the campaign of political persecution against the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party. He is expected to...

Macedonia 23.12.19 | 11:22

National Security Council convened to discuss the issue of air pollution

President Stevo Pendarovski is convening the National Security Council to discuss the issue of disastrous air pollution. Besides the Council, Pendarovski has invited members of green NGO groups, Environment Minister Naser Nuredini, his deputy Jani Makraduli and chief environment inspector Fejzula Spahija...

Macedonia 19.12.19 | 13:27

The Komiti will only attend Pendarovski’s football group summit if he uses the name Republic of Macedonia

Komiti football fans, a group supportive of the Vardar team, said that it will accept the invitation from President Stevo Pendarovski to attend a meeting with rival Albanian football groups, but only if the President uses the name Republic of Macedonia during the event. Pendarovski said that he will...

Macedonia 18.12.19 | 13:53

Dimovski: Pendarovski failed to rise above the narrow SDSM partisan interests

VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Ilija Dimovski responded to President Pendarovski’s address before Parliament today by insisting that it only deepened divisions in Macedonia and failing to rise above the interests of his SDSM party. He apparently feels more comfortable repeating the positions of...

Macedonia 18.12.19 | 13:44

Pendarovski lamented how no politicians were arrested for corruption, in his Parliament address attended by Zaev and Remenski

In his annual address before the Macedonian Parliament, President Stevo Pendarovski lamented how the Colored Revolution movement was betrayed by its leaders. Speaking before the outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, who is the leading recipient of presidential pardons in Macedonia, his political ally Pendarovski...

Macedonia 10.12.19 | 14:36

Pendarovski says he offered Macron troops for Mali and the option to expel future EU members

In an interview with the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, President Stevo Pendarovski says that he offered French President Emmanuel Macron the option to expel future EU members if they backslide in their democratic commitments. The proposal is part of Macedonia’s desperate push to have its request to open...

Macedonia 08.12.19 | 20:39

Pendarovski says he’s not certain elections will take place in April, as planned

President Stevo Pendarovski told the press that he is not certain elections will take place on April 12th next year, as the major parties agreed at the crisis meeting organized by Pendarovski after Macedonia was not given the date to open EU accession talks. A number of top officials from the ruling...

Macedonia 03.12.19 | 23:10

Pendarovski says he feels responsible for the fact that the rule of law in Macedonia is “half dead”

President Stevo Pendarovski expressed his regret that the rule of law in Macedonia has become “half-dead”. In an interview with TV24 that aired as the trial of disgraced former Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva began, Pendarovski said that he also bears responsibility for the dramatic failure...

Macedonia 25.11.19 | 22:31

Following his gaffe, Pendarovski calls on all the parties to apologize to the public for the high emigration rate

President Stevo Pendarovski, in hot water over his comment advising the young people of Macedonia to leave the country, today tried to diffuse blame and called on all political parties to apologize to the public for the high emigration rate. Pendarovski’s advice to the young: If I weren’t...

Macedonia 24.11.19 | 12:13

“Did Gligorov advise the young to move out during the Greek embargo, or did Trajkovski tell them to go during the 2001 war?”

Former Foreign Minister Antonio Milososki tells President Stevo Pendarovski that his role is to serve as an inspiration to the country, and not further demoralize the yong students, entrepreneurs, farmers… Milososki called Pendarovski out after the President told the young of Macedonia that, if...

Macedonia 24.11.19 | 11:57

Mickoski: Pendarovski’s advice to the young to leave Macedonia is a shocking admission of defeat

In an interview with the Kurir news site, opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski responded to the shocking comment from President Stevo Pendarovski, who advised the young to leave the country. Speaking at a youth conference in Novi Sad, Pendarovski said that, if he weren’t President, he would pack...

Macedonia 23.11.19 | 17:20

Pendarovski attempts to do damage control after his shocking statement telling young people they should move out of Macedonia

President Stevo Pendarovski rushed to do some damage control after his shocking statement today, given at a youth gathering in Novi Sad, where he told the participants that if he weren’t President he would also emigrate from Macedonia. The statement is especially damaging given that during their...

Macedonia 23.11.19 | 14:56

Pendarovski’s advice to the young: If I weren’t President, I would move out of my country too

If a gaffe is when a politician accidentally tells the truth, President Stevo Pendarovski made the mother of all gaffes today. Speaking to an audience of young people from the Balkans gathered in Novi Sad, Pendarovski advised them to leave their countries. You only have one life to live, we all do, and...

Macedonia 22.11.19 | 14:57

Vucic: Zaev looked at me like I was crazy when I told him he will not get the EU accession talks date

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic had some fun at the expense of his guest, President Stevo Pendarovski, as he retold how shocked Prime Minister Zoran Zaev looked when they discussed the EU accession talks. You’re asking me if Brussels knows what to do with itself, or with us. I will tell you...

Macedonia 12.11.19 | 16:45

Pendarovski says he received no guarantees from Macron, and that he offered a model under which Macedonia could be expelled from the EU even after joining

President Stevo Pendarovski said that he received no guarantees from French President Emmanuel Macron that Macedonia will be allowed to open EU accession talks soon. Pendarovski met with Macron at the Peace Forum in Paris, after the French President vetoed Macedonia and Albania at the October European...

Macedonia 10.11.19 | 16:52

Pendarovski denies meeting Alexander Soros in Ohrid, says he will do so in Paris next week

The office of President Stevo Pendarovski denied Republika’s report that he met Alexander Soros in Ohrid today. Pendarovski did confirm that he will meet the son of the leftist billionaire George Soros in Paris, during his visit early next week. Republika reported that Soros Jr. landed at the Ohrid...

Macedonia 30.10.19 | 13:00

NGO groups call on President Pendarovski to use the army to fight air pollution

NGO groups have called on President Stevo Pendarovski to order the deployment of the army to fight the air pollution, which is becoming a greater problem by the day, as temperatures dip and citizens fire up the furnaces. Each day we witness the burning of dump sites and forest fires which endanger the...

Macedonia 29.10.19 | 10:25

Pendarovski warns about high level corruption, makes another thinly veiled attack at Zaev

President Stevo Pendarovski is piling on in his growing rift with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. In an interview with Al Jazeera, Pendarovski warned that the greatest security threat Macedonia faces comes from high level corruption within the Government. The statement comes as Zaev is facing multiple major...

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