Tag: police
Macedonia 08.06.21 | 17:15

Police arrested a young VMRO activist in Skopje simply for filming the protest

A member of the VMRO-DPMNE youth organization UMS was arrested today during the party’s protest against Zoran Zaev’s concessions to Bulgaria. VMRO is blocking intersections in Skopje and a dozen other cities, and the arrest occurred at the intersection in front of the main Skopje courthouse. The...

Macedonia 12.04.21 | 10:40

Police grabbed two heroin dealers from Prilep

Police detained two heroin dealers from Prilep in a raid on the Skopje – Veles highway. The car stopped at a paytoll booth and that is when the police jumped the driver and the passenger. More details about the arrest are expected tomorrow. The smugglers were identified as A.K. (44) and A.T. (30). This...

Macedonia 09.04.21 | 11:19

Police retrieves valuable horse stolen from a stable near Skopje

While the police is facing a major investigation into the growing passport scandal – the revelations that top mafia bosses from the region were given Macedonian passports – one bit of good news came – officers were able to retrieve a valuable horse that was stolen yesterday. The Arabian...

Macedonia 08.04.21 | 10:43

Peker was given police escort during his stay in Macedonia

Photographs of Turkish mobster Sedat Peker, taken during his stay in Macedonia, show that he had a police officer escorting him. Orhan Hamza was frequently seen in Peker’s company, while he was visiting local mobsters and politicians close to SDSM. The ruling SDSM party is embroiled in a scandal...

Macedonia 07.04.21 | 16:01

Turkish mobster Sedat Peker was given police escort while residing in Macedonia?

A video indicating direct connection between the Turkish mobster Sedat Peker and the Zaev regime is being shared online. It shows Peker riding in a motorcade that’s using police flashing lights. Peker resided in Macedonia in 2020 and early 2021, when he was issued an identity card by the Interior...

Macedonia 23.03.21 | 21:01

After Macedonian journalists, police officers to get vaccinated in Serbia as well

The Independent Police Trade Union informed on Facebook that in cooperation with the twinned unions from Serbia, it is in the final phase of negotiations for the provision of vaccines for the members of the Union. The vaccination primarily of the members, but also of the other employees from the organizational...

News 11.03.21 | 10:12

Police fines 12 citizens for violating the curfew, 408 for not wearing masks

The Interior Ministry reported that 12 citizens were fined for violating the overnight curfew that was imposed yesterday evening. The curfew bans citizens from leaving their homes between 22h and 5h – with the exception of licensed business operators and international travelers. Additional 408...

Macedonia 08.03.21 | 16:03

Resen: Politization of the police force by SDSM evident even on March 8th

A vulgar display of partisanship in the Resen police was evident today, when the local police commissioner Emin Kranli went to the SDSM party headquarters to meet with the women association of the party on March 8th – the International Women’s Day. The Resen police department is notorious...

Macedonia 11.02.21 | 12:24

Nearly 3,000 candidates vie for 600 police jobs

Nearly 3,000 candidates submitted applications for 600 newly opened jobs in the police force. Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski said that 599 of the candidates are women and 2,365 – men. Joining the police is seen as a good public sector job given the high level of unemployment. Candidates will...

Macedonia 30.01.21 | 16:37

Stoilov: Do we have separate laws that apply to Albanians?

Macedonian handball star Stojance Stoilov joined hundreds of citizens who expressed their dismay that the police allowed a nationalist charged Albanian rally in downtown Skopje yesterday evening. Protesters chanted in support of the UCK/NLA terrorist organization that sparked the 2001 civil war in Macedonia,...

Macedonia 15.01.21 | 13:23

Interior Minister Spasovski insists that the police raid on the carnival in Vevcani was “nothing spectacular”

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski dismissed the riot police raid on the village of Vevcani on Wednesday as “nothing spectacular”. The police disrupted the large procession of villagers who were donning masks in the ancient tradition of the region, ostensibly for coronavirus violations. Spasovski...

Macedonia 14.01.21 | 13:54

A day after the riot police intervention in Vevcani, still no answers from the Interior Ministry

The Interior Ministry still hasn’t reported official details from the heavy-handed intervention of the riot police in Vevcani yesterday. Participants in the ages old Vevcani carnival, held every year on the feast of St. Basil, were dispersed by the police which came out in force. Some citizens...

Macedonia 13.01.21 | 17:56

History in Vevcani repeats itself: Government censors freedom of thought and satire

History in Vevcani repeats itself. As 33 years ago, the authorities sent police forces to Vevcani to attempt to prevent the holding of the ages old Vasilica carnival and to censor freedom thought and satire. The large village in south-western Macedonia holds a carnival to honor St. Basil that has its...

Macedonia 04.01.21 | 16:54

Despite low response, police calls on citizens to continue reporting family gathering through Christmas

The Interior Ministry called on the public to keep using the phone it set up where citizens can report gathering over the Christmas and New Year holidays. Only 22 people used the number to report on their neighbors over New Year. Although Christmas, which in Macedonia is celebrated on January 7th, is...

Macedonia 29.12.20 | 11:28

Government initiates a new hiring spree

Government departments are pushing massive new hiring. After the Defense Ministry announced contracts for 200 new soldiers, the Interior Ministry issued a bid for 600 new police officers and the Customs Agency plans to hire 119 border agents. The new police officers will be distributed in Skopje (100),...

Macedonia 04.12.20 | 12:17

Police Union calls on the Government not to harm Macedonian national interests during its talks with Bulgaria

The Police Union of Macedonia joined representatives of the military and the fire-fighters associations in protesting against Zoran Zaev’s new policy toward Bulgaria. In an open letter, the Union states that the acceptance of all Bulgarian demands which Zaev announced in an interview last week...

Macedonia 01.12.20 | 10:00

Angeleska: I was left alone with a colleague against Asani and ten of his men

Policewoman Jasmina Angeleska, who announced her resignation after suffering from abuse and a covered up assault, spoke out about the incident in 2017 when she was verbally assaulted by DUI party official Bekir Asani. Policewoman who was victim of an assault and cover-up resigns from the force Angeleska...

Macedonia 24.11.20 | 14:39

About 150 police officers and 300 Army members will guard health facilities

A total of 295 members of the Army will support the police in securing the health facilities in accordance with the needs of the Ministry of Health. This number is elastic and it does not mean that everyone will go out on the field tomorrow, said today the acting the director of the Crisis Management...

Macedonia 21.11.20 | 16:26

Video of an attack of Roma citizens of Kocani against the police published online

Video footage of an incident that occurred 10 days ago in Kocani was revealed today. It shows several Roma citizens of Kocani fighting with police officers. The Interior Ministry informed that after the incident, three Roma men were detained. The incident broke out over a police raid at the Kocani market. Several...

Macedonia 06.11.20 | 09:56

Negotino police seize 50 kilograms of marijuana

Negotino police seized 50 kilograms of marijuana from a 29 year old citizen yesterday evening. The man, identified by the police as E.E., was keeping the drugs in his home in the village of Dubrovo. The man has been detained.

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