Tag: pendarovski
Macedonia 27.11.20 | 21:19

Siljanovska calls on President Pendarovski to inform the Parliament about what is happening with regard to Bulgaria

Law professor and member of Parliament for VMRO-DPMNE Gordana Siljanovska called on President Stevo Pendarovski to take the reins and respond to Zoran Zaev’s dramatic surrender on all issues of national identity raised by Bulgaria. Siljanovska, who ran against Pendarovski in the 2019 elections,...

Macedonia 26.11.20 | 17:35

Filipce joins Sekerinska as lone voices of support for Zaev

Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce joined Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska as two voices of support for Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and his new, extremely conciliatory position on Bulgaria. The two stand against much of the ruling SDSM party, especially its “urban wing” they both belong to,...

Macedonia 25.11.20 | 22:27

Pendarovski has no comment on Zaev’s shocking BGNES interview

President Stevo Pendarovski declined questions from the press to comment on the shocking interview Zoran Zaev gave for the Bulgarian BGNES news site. On top of his claims that Bulgaria was not an occupier but merely an administrator in World War Two, and the blurring of lines between the two nations,...

Macedonia 25.11.20 | 17:17

Zaev throws Pendarovski under the bus, tells Bulgarian media he misspoke about Todor Zivkov

One of the many politically ground-shaking elements in the interview Zoran Zaev gave to the Bulgarian BGNES agency is his qualification that President Stevo Pendarovski is inexperienced and doesn’t know what he’s talking about. The comment comes as the journalist pressed on a statement from...

Macedonia 21.11.20 | 21:52

Kovatchev hits out at Pendarovski for dragging Bulgarian communist dictator Todor Zivkov into the dispute

Bulgarian member of the European Parliament Andrey Kovatchev took offense in the statement of Macedonian President Stevo Pendarovski, who accused Bulgaria of “still operating under the matrix of Todor Zivkov” – the Bulgarian communist dictator who reversed the policy of recognizing...

Macedonia 21.11.20 | 10:55

President’s adviser does not think that the dispute with Bulgaria will be resolved by late 2021

Nenad Markovic, a political studies professor who was named by President Stevo Pendarovski to the National security council, does not expect the growing dispute with Bulgaria to be settle until after the Bulgarian general elections in March 2021. Some in Macedonia are still hoping that the veto can be...

News 19.11.20 | 15:28

Government will declare a crisis situation for 30 days and will begin to manage privately owned hospitals

President Stevo Pendarovski and Prime Minister Zoran Zaev announced that a crisis situation will be declared in Macedonia tomorrow, for a period of 30 days. The two met with the national security council today, convened by Pendarovski, to discuss the spiking number of coronavirus cases in the country. This...

News 19.11.20 | 09:14

Pendarovski: Bulgaria is acting outside the 2017 treaty, violates common sense and democratic norms

In an interview with Austrian ORF TV, Macedonian President Stevo Pendarovski blasted the Bulgarian decision to block Macedonia from opening EU accession talks. Pendarovski insisted that the current Bulgarian demands go against common sense and basic democratic principles. When we signed the Friendship...

Macedonia 08.11.20 | 11:23

Pendarovski to Austrian media: Stop the fake news, there are no Islamist camps in Macedonia

Macedonian President Stevo Pendarovski demanded that Austrian media outlets stop reporting that Macedonia is harboring Islamist training camps, after an ethnic Albanian who originated from Macedonia carried out a bloody attack on Vienna. Kujtim Fejzullai, born in Austria from parents from the village...

Macedonia 07.11.20 | 11:44

Radev and Borisov rejected the agreement reached in Berlin, Pendarovski reveals

President Stevo Pendarovski, well known for penchant to share details of bilateral negotiations with the public, said that there was a tentative agreement reached between Macedonia and Bulgaria in Berlin, but Bulgarian leaders later recanted. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his deputy Michael...

Macedonia 05.11.20 | 15:44

Order to mobilize the army could lead to a new curfew

President Stevo Pendarovski signed an order to mobilize the military to assist other institutions in fighting the coronavirus epidemic, which is spiking to unprecedented levels in Macedonia. According to the order, the army will help, disarmed, in support of the Healthcare Ministry, transport and storage...

Macedonia 28.10.20 | 21:40

President Pendarovski congratulated the national day of Czechoslovakia to a Twitter troll

Macedonian President Stevo Pendarovski tried twice to congratulate the national holiday of the Czech Republic on Twitter today, and twice failed. Pendarovski congratulated the “Czechoslovak State Day”, to a country that dissolved almost three decades ago. He deleted the tweet and tried again,...

Macedonia 14.10.20 | 22:55

Pendarovski denies report that Bulgaria asked Macedonia to amend its Constitution

President Stevo Pendarovski said that so far there is no written or verbal demand from Bulgaria that Macedonia amends its Constitution. The statement comes after opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski yesterday revealed that Bulgaria demands constitutional amendmends under which Macedonia would redefine...

Macedonia 05.10.20 | 15:50

No clear answer from Pendarovski if he will attend a joint celebration of Ss. Cyril and Methodius with Bulgaria

President Stevo Pendarovski still hasn’t decided if he will participate in the honoring of Ss. Cyril and Methodius next May in Rome. The saints are supposed to be honored jointly by Macedonia and Bulgaria on May 24, but the event was canceled this year over the coronavirus epidemic, and as for...

Macedonia 01.10.20 | 23:04

“VMRO has every right to push for impeachment of President Pendarovski”

Law professor Aleksandar Dastevski believes that the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party has every right to push for impeachment of President Stevo Pendarovski, given the violations of the Constitution during the declared state of emergency. Pendarovski himself acknowledged that he has no right under the Constitution...

Macedonia 23.09.20 | 15:45

Pendarovski says that Goce Delcev was a Macedonian hero, but that Bulgaria is welcome to honor him as well

President Stevo Pendarovski also opined on the dispute with Bulgaria over the national heritage of legendary VMRO leader Goce Delcev. Like Zaev earlier today, Pendarovski also insisted that Delcev was an ethnic Macedonian, but also gave a conciliatory statement meant to placate Bulgaria and avoid its...

Macedonia 23.09.20 | 09:11

Pendarovski convenes the security council

President Stevo Pendarovski will convene a meeting of the National security council today. Pendarovski did not state a direct reason for the meeting, other than to have top officials in the country discuss the political and security situation following Macedonia’s entry into NATO. Throughout the...

Macedonia 22.09.20 | 09:31

Serbia denounces Pendarovski for his letter to Patriarch Bartholomew

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic denounced the attempt by Macedonian President Stevo Pendarovski to urge a recognition of the Macedonian Orthodox Church from the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Istanbul. Pendarovski wrote a letter to Bartholomew in which, while not mentioning the name of his...

Macedonia 05.09.20 | 10:41

Pendarovski warns that the EU talks will be difficult as the Union becomes reluctant to accept new members

President Stevo Pendarovski warned the public that joining the European Union will be difficult, as the EU is getting more and more reluctant to admit new members. In a TV interview, Pendarovski reminded how accession talks are getting more and more protracted with each new candidate country. Objectively...

Macedonia 04.09.20 | 21:06

Pendarovski critical of Zaev for trying to unilaterally abolish the fair election guarantees

President Stevo Pendarovski came out against the proposal from his SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev that the ruling majority unilaterally abolishes the 100 days rule. Under it, the opposition party got to manage several important departments 100 days before the elections and the Prime Minister stepped down...

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