Tag: pendarovski
Macedonia 15.08.19 | 21:54

Pendarovski condemns Zaev’s hateful statement

President Stevo Pendarovski condemned Prime Minister Zoran Zaev for his shocking statement, when he referred to Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13, the main suspect (so far) in the major racketeering case, as a “faggot”. That is an unseemly statement which used language that can insult entire...

Macedonia 02.08.19 | 17:21

Pendarovski congratulates Ilinden to a nameless Republic

President Stevo Pendarovski omitted mentioning the name of the country in the Ilinden message he used in his social media accounts. I congratulate you August 2nd, the day of the Republic… Long may we celebrate it. Long live the Republic!, Pendarovski said, in a highly unusual move in which he exclaimed...

Macedonia 22.07.19 | 15:33

Pendarovski demands a quick and thorough investigation into Katica Janeva’s corruption scandal

President Stevo Pendarovski repeated his call that the charges of racketeering that were brought against Boki 13 and the suspicions that Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva were involved in serious crimes and abuse of office, are investigated quickly. We are seeing a major affair break these past few days....

Macedonia 21.07.19 | 12:58

Pendarovski says he would not pardon Zaev if he is charged with crimes again

In an interview with Radio Free Europe, President Stevo Pendarovski said that he would not pardon Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, or any of his associates, if they’re charged with crimes. Pendarovski was asked about his vague proposal for a reconciliation, which the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party said...

Macedonia 19.07.19 | 14:15

After Zaev’s failed initiative, Pendarovski proposes to host a meeting of party leaders

After Prime Minister Zoran Zaev failed to organize a meeting of the leaders of top political parties, now President Stevo Pendarovski made a similar initiative. Opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski refused to attend the meeting proposed by Zaev, unless the main topic of discussion is holding early general...

Macedonia 18.07.19 | 15:12

Pendarovski disappointed after reports of Janeva’s crimes and corruption but insists that the SPO on the whole should remain

President Stevo Pendarovski, who was an outspoken supporter of the Colored Revolution and now disgraced Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva, said that he is disappointed in the report of her corruption and criminal activities, but also asked that the other activities of the SPO should still be considered...

Macedonia 09.07.19 | 12:13

Pendarovski says Erdogan assured him Turkey will ratify NATO protocol soon

President Stevo Pendarovski assured Macedonians that Turkey will ratify Macedonia’s accession to NATO soon. Pendarovski’s office issued a press release following his meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the regional summit in Sarajevo. President Erdogan said that our country has...

Macedonia 07.07.19 | 17:11

VMRO accuses Intelligence Agency director Musliu of conflict of interest after he appointed a person from his wife’s NGO to a top position in the Agency

VMRO-DPMNE spokesman Naum Stoilkovski accused the newly appointed director of the Intelligence Agency Erold Musliu of appointing people from his wife’s NGO organization Nexus to position in the Agency. This NGO, founded only two years ago at Musliu’s home address, operated on project activities...

Macedonia 06.07.19 | 13:11

Borisov welcomes Pendarovski’s statement that Delcev was a Bulgarian

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said that he is satisfied with Macedonian President Stevo Pendarovski and how he acknowledged that legendary VMRO hero Goce Delcev declared himself as Bulgarian. Pendarovski qualified the statement by adding that Delcev fought for a Macedonian state, but Bulgarian...

Macedonia 04.07.19 | 12:55

Pendarovski orders the army to be named “Army of the Republic of North Macedonia”

President Stevo Pendarovski ordered the renaming of the Army of the Republic of Macedonia into the “Army of the Republic of North Macedonia”. The name of the army is the Army of the “Republic of North Macedonia” and that is now legally settled on my part, Pendarovski said during...

Macedonia 24.06.19 | 11:53

Bulgarian member of the European Parliament congratulates Pendarovski for saying that Goce Delcev declared himself as Bulgarian

Bulgarian member of the European Parliament Andrey Kovatchev welcomed the statement by Stevo Pendarovski that legendary VMRO leader Goce Delcev had declared himself as Bulgarian. Pendarovski was asked during a TV interview about the developing dispute with Bulgaria over the nationality of Goce Delcev,...

Macedonia 24.06.19 | 10:04

Pendarovski meets political allies in Berlin to lobby for the EU accession date

President Stevo Pendarovski is on a two day visit Germany, where he is expected to lobby for German support to allow Macedonia to open EU accession talks in October. Pendarovski will meet with German President Frank Walter Steinmeier and Foreign Minister Heiko Mass. Both come from the social-democratic...

Macedonia 22.06.19 | 11:06

Pendarovski says that Goce Delcev’s identity is a red line which Macedonia “probably” won’t be able to cross

President Stevo Pendarovski warned that for Macedonia, saying that Goce Delcev is a Bulgarian is a red line which the country “probably won’t be able to cross”. Still, Pendarovski acknowledged that the legendary VMRO leader did write that he was a Bulgarian, adding that he fought for...

Macedonia 17.06.19 | 11:09

After being called out by Rama, Pendarovski now sees Macedonia’s EU accession as “intertwined” with that of Albania

President Stevo Pendarovski clarified his comments that Macedonia must “decouple” from Albania in the EU accession process, after he was called out for this statement by Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, who reminded Pendarovski that it was ethnic Albanian voters who got him elected. Pendarovski...

Macedonia 15.06.19 | 15:43

Rama asks Pendarovski to remember who had him elected President, after he calls for the “decoupling” of Macedonia from Albania

Reuters reports that Macedonia will receive approval to open EU accession talks later this year, while Albania will be left out. This, and a comment from Macedonian President Stevo Pendarovski, sparked a bitter tweet from Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama. In an interview with Euractiv Pendarovski called...

Macedonia 12.06.19 | 14:24

Tusk tells Pendarovski that some EU member states are opposed to opening EU accession talks with Macedonia

Outgoing European Council President Donald Tusk said that there is opposition to open EU accession talks with Macedonia. Tusk met President Stevo Pendarovski in Brussels today. I don’t want to prejudge EU decisions. You have done everything that was expected of you. But I want to be honest with...

Macedonia 11.06.19 | 11:31

Pendarovski will join the convoy of Government officials going to Brussels to plead for accession talks

President Stevo Pendarovski called on the European Union to approve the opening of accession talks with Macedonia and announced he will also travel to Brussels to ask that the country is not shunned to the side after the humiliating name change. Prime Minister Zaev recently visited Brussels for meetings...

Macedonia 08.06.19 | 16:25

Pendarovski proposes amending the electoral model, his SDSM party is quick to support the idea

With early elections more likely by the day, SDSM and the President Stevo Pendarovski are pushing for a change in the electoral model. Pendarovski today said that he supports the proposal to reduce the number of electoral districts in Macedonia and to introduce open lists. Macedonia is currently divided...

Macedonia 30.05.19 | 14:09

Pendarovski meets the French Ambassador to plead for an EU accession date

President Stevo Pendarovski met with French Ambassador to Macedonia Christian Thimonier, as part of the frantic efforts of the Zaev Government to get France to approve the opening of EU accession talks. Macedonia yesterday received a positive recommendation from the European Commission to open accession...

Macedonia 23.05.19 | 15:08

Pendarovski defends his intelligence chief as approved by the West, Zaev says he won’t get involved

After the DUI party came out swinging against the newly appointed director of the Intelligence Agency Erol Musliu, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev responded that his appointment is the matter for the newly elected President Stevo Pendarovski. The President has sometimes known not to consult me on certain issues....

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