Tag: protests
Macedonia 14.11.22 | 18:36

Large student protest against the horrible living conditions and attempts to cut their food subsidies

Hundreds of students gathered in front of the Parliament today to protest the dismal conditions in the state run student dorms. The protest comes after several members of Parliament from the ruling coalition proposed that subsidies for food are canceled for students who come from middle class families...

Economy 22.08.22 | 13:13

Dissatisfaction everywhere: Wine growers angry at prices, sheep farmers at subsidies, professional drivers at long wait at borders

Professional drivers who are dissatisfied with the long wait at border crossings are protesting today. This weekend, the winegrowers from Negotino protested with an announcement of further protests if there is no solution, and a date and place for the protest is also expected from the sheep farmers due...

Macedonia 13.07.22 | 22:03

Taravari: DUI and SDSM are directly involved in the incidents at the protests

The mayor of Gostivar and vice-president of the Alliance for Albanians, Arben Taravari, in an interview with “Fokus” claims that the incidents that happened at one of the protests, when one of their party members pulled out a gun and fired at the crowd of protesters, were provoked by Shkupi’s...

Macedonia 12.07.22 | 11:05

Protests against French proposal resume: Today people will also march for the suspended Dabić, the only one in the MFA who publicly opposed the Bulgarianization

They hide the protocol because it sells out Macedonia. The police file charges against citizens who block intersections. The government commits treason and diverts focus by inflaming ethnic tensions. Zoran Dabic, the president of the Macedonian diplomatic union, who addressed the Parliament and said...

Macedonia 11.07.22 | 21:42

Eighth day of protests against French proposal

Protests against the French proposal have been taking place for the eighth day under the slogan “Ultimatum, no, thank you”. The protest started in front of the Government building, then proceeded to the Ministry of Justice and it ended in front of the Parliament. With the message...

Macedonia 10.07.22 | 09:39

The more the government ignores the people, the more massive the protests are – that’s why today at 7 pm the citizens will say “Ultimatum, No thank you”

As the people’s resistance to the assimilation proposal grows, so does the government’s nervousness. They are trying in every possible way to prevent the people from massively, dignified and loudly saying NO, by infiltrating provocateurs, by staging ethnic tensions or by direct threats and...

Macedonia 08.07.22 | 08:08

U.S. calls for restraint from violence at Skopje protests

The United States respects the right of Macedonian citizens for peaceful expression of opinions and views while urging for restraint from any violence at the protests in Skopje, the State Department told MIA. They pointed out that the accession of Macedonia to the EU is a significant factor for strengthening...

News Macedonia 06.07.22 | 13:05

From the Government building through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Parliament building: Ultimatum, NO, thank you!

The organizer of the protests against the French proposal “Ultimatum, NO, thank you” calls on the citizens to express their dissatisfaction today at 19h in front of the Government building. The route along which the protest procession will move will lead from the Government building via the...

Macedonia 20.05.22 | 12:14

Mickoski announces the next stage in the opposition activities after the large rally on June 18th

In an interview with Deutsche Welle, VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said that he would’ve been happy if the ruling coalition agreed to negotiations. This would’ve avoided the need for the blockade in Parliament and the coming large protest organized by VMRO on June 18th. The date...

Macedonia 07.04.22 | 12:59

Protests all over the country: Outside Pendarovski’s Office, the ministries, the courts, the administration, the doctors…

The Trade Union of Administration, Judiciary and Citizens’ Associations (UPOZ) today staged the announced protest with a two-hour work stoppage in all ministries, agencies, funds, administrations and courts where they have trade unions. The President of the Trade Union of UPOZ Trpe Deanovski in...

Macedonia 03.03.22 | 23:04

Nikoloski announces protests meant to secure early general elections

VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski echoed the announcement from party leader Hristijan Mickoski, that a call will be made for street protests. Macedonia keeps wasting time with the DUI – SDSM Government. If we had elections on time, after the local elections, in the second half of December,...

Macedonia 03.02.22 | 20:17

Mickoski: VMRO-DPMNE will call for protests in its push for early elections

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski announced that the party will soon call for mass protests against the Zaev – Kovacevski regime. We call for a large, joint front, a societal mobilization of our citizens. VMRO-DPMNE is in a state of light catharsis after the local elections, we had historic...

Balkans 17.12.21 | 14:58

Albanian opposition plans protests against the “Mini Schengen” summit on Monday

The Albanian opposition Democratic Party announced protests for Monday, when Prime Minister Edi Rama is expected to welcome Zoran Zaev and Aleksandar Vucic for a summit of the Open Balkan/Mini Schengen initiative. Former Prime Minister Sali Berisha is taking over the Democratic Party back from Lulzim...

Macedonia 18.09.21 | 14:53

Tetovo remains on edge after the protests on Friday

The protests yesterday remain the main political issue in the city of Tetovo. Protesters clashed with the police that was preventing them from gathering in front of the office of the ruling DUI party, to demand accountability after the deadly hospital fire that killed 15 people. Four officers were injured...

Balkans 16.09.21 | 13:45

We will not give in, street violence has never brought anything good, says Jansa after protests in Ljubljana

Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa has spoken out against the protests against the strict COVID measures, which escalated into clashes with the police. The protest against the measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus took place Wednesday in Ljubljana, and the Slovenian Prime Minister...

Macedonia 15.06.21 | 21:28

VMRO-DPMNE resumes protests in a bid to prevent the national shame being prepared for Macedonia by Zaev and his associates

VMRO-DPMNE resumed Tuesday with the protests in front of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building. For the fifth day in a row blockades take place in order to, as the party says, prevent the national shame that is being prepared for Macedonia by Zoran Zaev and his associates. The party says that the...

Macedonia 11.06.21 | 20:30

After the VMRO protest, Minister Osmani agrees to appear before the Parliament and discuss the negotiations with Bulgaria

Zaev’s Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani said that he is prepared to meet with the Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs and to discuss the on-going talks with Bulgaria. The announcement comes on the day when VMRO-DPMNE blocked the Foreign Ministry for a few hours, demanding answers about the secretive...

Macedonia 08.06.21 | 22:09

Mickoski: We will use all democratic means to prevent Zaev from accepting the Bulgarian declaration

In an Alfa TV interview, following the coordinated protests across Macedonia today, VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski announced that the blockades of key intersections will continue until Zoran Zaev is made to give up on his plan to make new concessions to Bulgaria. We block when things go wrong...

Macedonia 08.06.21 | 19:33

Zaev claims that the deal he is negotiating with Bulgaria is “excellent”

Zoran Zaev dismissed the protests that VMRO-DPMNE organized today, insisting that the proposal that is on the table with Bulgaria is “excellent”. It’s a starting point to reach an agreement. And now we see protests with 15 cars, 20 people, 13 cars, 14 people, I don’t know how...

Macedonia 08.06.21 | 08:59

Mickoski: VMRO-DPMNE to stage protests and block streets in Skopje and 10 cities in Macedonia

As a sign of warning, VMRO-DPMNE starts Tuesday with protests and blockades in Skopje and 10 other cities. According to party announcements, the blockades will take place from 3 pm to 5 pm, and will include key infrastructure points in three locations in Skopje, and in Ohrid, Bitola, Kicevo, Kavadarci,...

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