Tag: sdsm
Macedonia 04.12.20 | 09:38

SDSM protests against the opposition filibuster through submitting thousands of amendments – a tactic SDSM invented

The ruling SDSM party complains that opposition parties are obstructing its attempt to unilaterally change the rules of the Parliament. SDSM, which opted for a very narrow coalition after the chaotic July 15 elections and now has only 62 seats in the 120 seat Parliament, is trying to introduce online...

Macedonia 01.12.20 | 17:40

SDSM official resigns from the party: You underestimate our intelligence!

Today, the SDSM official from Kicevo, Elena Mitrejceska, resigned from the party. She said via Facebook that her parents taught her honesty and morality, and that’s why she took this decision. Mitrejceska is visibly disappointed with the local SDSM activists and says that they abused their own...

Macedonia 30.11.20 | 14:29

VMRO: Zaev and SDSM are sending mixed signals about their talks with Bulgaria

SDSM is sending mixed signals about whether it is engaged in negotiations with Bulgaria, said the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party. Prime Minister and SDSM leader Zoran Zaev said that there are on-going talks with Bulgaria, but at a lower level, through the foreign ministries, while SDSM spokesman Kostadin...

Macedonia 27.11.20 | 18:36

Zaev supporters in SDSM about to be put to a test

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev fled the press after his testimony in the Skopje courthouse today, as they were eager to ask him about the factions developing in his SDSM party. Zaev faces calls to resign from his former mentor and party leader Branko Crvenkovski, as well as a growing list of top party officials. In...

Macedonia 27.11.20 | 10:35

The founders of SDSM demand Zaev’s resignation both as SDSM leader and Prime Minister

The former leadership of SDSM calls for common sense and awareness, resignation and responsibility following the publication of the scandalous interview of the current president of SDSM and Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. The current leadership, on the other hand, stood backed him through statements. SDSM...

Macedonia 26.11.20 | 21:00

Zaev cronies issue statement of support for his new positions on Bulgaria as the SDSM party fractures

After a major faction appeared in the ruling SDSM party, with former party leader Branko Crvenkovski calling on Zoran Zaev to resign as Prime Minister and party leader, Zaev gathered his closest circle to come out in his support. Deputy Prime Minister Ljupco Nikolovski issued a social media statement...

Macedonia 26.11.20 | 20:14

SDSM issues statement rebuking Crvenkovski for his criticism of Zaev

The SDSM party issued a statement in response to its former, and former leader Prime Minister and President Branko Crvenkovski, who called on current leader and PM Zoran Zaev to step down after his surrender to Bulgaria on all positions of history and national identity. We leave it to the citizens to...

News 19.11.20 | 09:45

VMRO: Zaev is willing to risk lives to hold North Korean style mayoral elections

VMRO-DPMNE spokesman Naum Stoilkovski condemned the insistence of the Zaev regime to hold mayoral elections in Stip and Plasnica during a huge spike in Covid-19 cases. The two mayors were elected to the Government and the Parliament and even though the regular elections take place less than a year from...

Macedonia 13.11.20 | 11:18

VMRO DPMNE urges SDSM mayors to buy hospital vehicles with money indented for New Year’s Eve decorations

Hospitals do not have hospital vehicles, the chronically ill do not have the flu vaccine, and Covid-19 patients have to pay for their own therapy privately, but that is why the municipalities throughout Macedonia, which are managed by SDSM staff, spend thousands of euros on New Year’s Eve decorations....

Macedonia 10.11.20 | 19:01

Despite the crisis, Skopje Mayor Silegov insists to put up New Year decorations

The SDSM party rejected the advice from VMRO-DPMNE to cancel the New Year decorations and divert the funds toward purchasing computers for poor families who can’t afford to allow their children to attend online classes. The not insignificant sum of 200,000 EUR that would be spent in the capital...

Macedonia 04.11.20 | 15:37

SDSM says there is nothing to discuss as their officials boycott Parliament hearing on the Bulgarian ultimatum

After the ruling SDSM and DUI parties refused to attend a hearing of the Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee on the dispute with Bulgaria, SDSM representative Jovan Mitrevski said that “there is nothing to discuss”. Dimitrov and Osmani ignore Parliament debate on the crisis with Bulgaria I...

Macedonia 28.10.20 | 23:18

SDSM members of Parliament are offering to join the opposition, Mickoski says

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski confirmed that members of Parliament from the SDSM led coalition have raised the possibility of leaving its ranks and switching over to the opposition. With the ruling majority holding just 62 seats in the 120 seat Parliament, any defection could be fatal to the...

Macedonia 27.10.20 | 17:59

Four new representatives named to the Macedonian Parliament

Four new members of Parliament were added to the legislative body. Mirce Adzioski from VMRO-DPMNE takes the place of Igor Durlovski, the opera singer and political dissident who led the VMRO list in the south-western district, who resigned last week. The ruling coalition of SDSM and DUI had three members...

Macedonia 25.10.20 | 20:47

Zaev sees no need for a new treaty with Bulgaria, is open to a clarifying statement or declaration

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said that he sees no need for a new treaty with Bulgaria, but that he is open to a statement or declaration that would go in more detail on issues Bulgaria wants clarified. His comment comes after the speculations that Bulgaria wants a new treaty, one which will include constitutional...

Macedonia 25.10.20 | 15:16

Taravari: VMRO keeps gaining on SDSM to the point Zaev may ask for early elections to cut his losses

SDSM is declining in the polls relative to VMRO-DPMNE to the point that they will themselves ask for early general elections, predicted Arben Taravari from the opposition Alliance of Albanians. Municipal elections are expected next fall but due to the inconclusive division in Parliament, calls are growing...

Macedonia 25.10.20 | 10:37

SDSM holds a Zoom party congress

The ruling SDSM party is holding an online party congress today. The party announced its delegates will log on through Zoom for the 25th congress in its history since Macedonian independence. A portion of the congress will be open to the public, and Prime Minister Zoran Zaev will give a press conference...

Macedonia 23.10.20 | 21:25

Taravari: Chances of siding with SDSM are slim as it exerts more pressure on us than DUI

SDSM is doing a lot of damage to the Alliance for Albanians and every day we are pressured by them in the municipalities we run, Gostivar Mayor and General Secretary of the Alliance of Albanians, Arben Taravari, said on TV Alfa’s “Sto ne e jasno” show. The chances are very slim to side...

Macedonia Economy 19.10.20 | 14:41

Eurostandard owner says that his bank was destroyed in order to divide the money to companies linked to the SDSM party

Trifun Kostovski, the owner of the now bankrupt Eurostandard Bank, openly accused the ruling SDSM party of destroying his bank. Eurostandard was ordered to cease operations and placed under forced management by the NBRM Central Bank after years of mismanagement, for which Kostovksi now says that it was...

Macedonia 18.10.20 | 16:58

SDSM says there is no need for leaders’ meeting

We don’t see a reason for organizing a leaders’ meeting especially with a person who has no position on any important issue, be it national or strategic, SDSM spokeswoman Bogdanka Kuzeska said on Sunday. According to Kuzeska, Mickoski is not in favor of an agreement on any topic, he is looking...

Macedonia 13.10.20 | 18:50

SDSM official Damjan Mancevski is withdrawing from politics

Top SDSM party official Damjan Mancevski announced that he is withdrawing from politics. Mancevski was most recently Zaev’s Public Administration Minister and was ranked 3rd in the list of candidates for the 2020 elections in Skopje’s central district. After the election, Mancevski resigned...

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