Tag: police
Macedonia 12.01.20 | 19:46

Spasovski’s midnight decisions lasted two years – The Ombudsman reacted, but in vain

The Ombudsman’s Office found that Oliver Spasovski was abusing the issuance of orders for the reassignment of police officers out of their their place of residence. The Ombudsman believes that orders under the law can last up to 2 months, and not more than 20 months in succession as they occur...

World 09.01.20 | 15:15

Orban: Increased number of police officers at the border with Serbia

The Hungarian government has decided to increase the number of police officers and soldiers serving at the Hungarian-Serbian border due to a growing migration pressure, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday. He said at a press conference that the number of attempts at illegal crossings...

Macedonia 03.01.20 | 10:49

Deputy Interior Minister promotes Albanian – Macedonian rivalry in the police force

As the Interior Ministry is about to be placed under opposition control today, to ensure the police is not abused anymore for the benefit of the ruling SDSM party, Deputy Interior Minister Agim Nuhiu, who is from the Albanian DUI party, posted a comment bragging about the appointment of ethnic Albanian...

Macedonia 02.01.20 | 13:19

Czech donation for the riot police unit

The Czech Republic donated equipment for the PEP riot police unit of the Interior Ministry. The donation includes body protection gear, vests and shields. This unit is used in disturbances such as protests, crowd control at sport events, and was also used during the migrant crisis.

Macedonia 02.01.20 | 11:03

The Interior Ministry is in a state of flux after Spasovski’s overnight appointments

Police officers who have been hastily reassigned in the final days of this outgoing Government are openly complaining against the orders. Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski, who is supposed to be replaced with an opposition nominated candidate tomorrow and take over as interim Prime Minister from Zoran...

Macedonia 30.12.19 | 23:28

SDSM propaganda material is being distributed in a Skopje police station

The Netpress news site published evidence of propaganda material for the ruling SDSM party being distributed in a police station in Skopje. The site published a photograph sent to it by a reader who snapped it in the police station in Gjorce Petrov, in the west of Skopje. The material was displayed in...

Macedonia 22.12.19 | 18:19

Police officers arrest two men in separate incidents in Tetovo

Two separate incidents against police officers were reported in Tetovo overnight. In one of them, a minor was arrested in a street after midnight when he was acting aggressively against the officers. In the second, non related incident, a 26 year old man tried to prevent officers from patrolling near...

Macedonia 08.12.19 | 21:01

Off-duty police officer shot in the arm while trying to prevent a robbery in Skopje

An off duty police officer was shot and wounded while trying to prevent a robbery in the Cair district of Skopje. The incident happened this afternoon around 17h, when the officer, identified by his initials as J.J. witnessed the robbery attempt. He tried to stop the two robbers, but they fired at him,...

Macedonia 02.12.19 | 22:22

Police action to arrest people involved with the mafia attack at the Alexander Palace hotel

A major police raid is currently taking place in Skopje’s Karpos district, where the police is arresting participants in the mafia attack carried out in the Alexander Palace hotel two days ago. Reportedly, two people are detained and two more were questioned and those arrested were allegedly identified...

Macedonia 28.11.19 | 10:29

Police commander was pressuring a female officer to have sex with him

Saso Velkovski, commander of the Gazi Baba police district in Skopje, was pressuring a female officer to have sex with him, the Infomax news site reports. The female officer refused an approach from her commander in his office, and he angrily sent her off home, reminding her that he is a powerful man....

Macedonia 16.11.19 | 10:04

Independent police trade union to protest in front of government building

The independent police trade union called for a public rally today at 10h in front of the Vip Hotel with demands for pay raises, a new collective agreement at the MoI, better rights and better living conditions. The demands regarding the announced protest are: recognition of the union as a representative...

Macedonia 26.10.19 | 17:56

Striking farmers push through the police line and deliver their demands in front of the Government building

Despite a strong police presence meant to stop them, striking farmers were able to push through to the Government building. Angry at low prices and late subsidies, the farmers threw apples and grapes in front of the police line in a sign of protest. The fuel price is hiked by 80 percent and the fuel...

Macedonia 25.10.19 | 18:25

Court reduces the prison sentence of cop killer Almir Drpljanin

The court reduced the prison sentence handed to cop killer Almir Drpljanin, who killed one and badly injured two officers in a shoot out in 2008. Drpljanin was sentenced to life in prison, but will now be required to serve only 20 years. He fled the country after the murder and hid in Kosovo until 2015. Drpljanin...

Macedonia 25.10.19 | 18:20

Police begins search for Igor Spasov, the notorious killer of Martin Neskovski

A week late, the police started a search after Igor Spasov, the former police officer who was sentenced to 14 years in prison for the brutal 2011 murder of 20 year old boy Martin Neskovski. Over the past year, Spasov was given preferred treatment by the court and the prison authorities, and was allowed...

World 03.10.19 | 16:53

French police employee kills four colleagues in the center of Paris

The person who killed four people at a police station in Paris attacking them with a knife was also a police officer, local media report. He has been shot dead during the attack. The incident happened in the Ile de la Cite, in the very center of Paris close to the Notre Dame, a day after officers were...

Macedonia 02.10.19 | 14:40

Protesting police officers block the boulevard in front of the Government building

Dozens of police union members blocked the Ilindenska boulevard in front of the Macedonian Government building today, to demand a salary hike and greater union rights. The protesters drove with their cars before the Government building, blocking the boulevard, after blocking crossroads across Skopje....

Macedonia 02.10.19 | 10:46

Police union strike will include roadblocks

Police unions in Macedonia are protesting across the country, demanding a 25 percent hike in the salaries and greater union rights in the prison and forestry police units. Protesting officers plan to block city streets. The Independent Union of the police forces cites increased cost of living as the...

Macedonia 30.09.19 | 21:55

Netpress: Police ranks decimated by recruiters offering well paid jobs across Europe

The Netpress news site, which specializes in reporting on crime and police actions, reports that police ranks are being decimated by recruiters offering well paid security jobs in Germany, Austria, the United Kingdom or Scandinavia. According to Netpress, about 1.000 of the 11.600 Interior Ministry employees...

Macedonia 23.09.19 | 15:02

Policeman detained over a 20 EUR bribe

A police officer assigned in the Debar region was detained after he took 20 EUR from a Dutch citizen. The Dutch man was driving between Mavrovo and Debar when he was stopped by the 50 year old police officer A.B., who claimed that he made a traffic violation and took 20 EUR in bribes. After the incident...

Macedonia 06.09.19 | 13:36

Skopje police seizes 13 motorcycles from reckless drivers

Following a series of traffic accidents involving motorcycles, Skopje police fined 40 drivers overnight and seized 13 of their vehicles. The law allows the police to seize motorcycles from drivers who operate them dangerously. One woman was left in critical condition when a motorcycle driver crashed...

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