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News Macedonia 14.10.19 | 14:24

Zaev defends his deputy Sekerinska against charges of election tampering

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev defended his deputy Radmila Sekerinska, after an audio tape revealed that she was pressuring a member of the State Electoral Commission to vote in favor of her SDSM party during the 2013 elections. In the tape, Sekerinska tells DUI official Fatmir Besimi on how the DUI member...

Macedonia 14.10.19 | 11:03

Sekerinska election rigging scandal: Besimi defends himself by saying he had no direct influence over the electoral commission

DUI officials Fatmir Besimi and Subhi Jakupi denied involvement in election rigging, after a new audio tape reveals how SDSM official Radmila Sekerinska was coordinating the outcome of votes in the State Electoral Commission with them. Besimi, who is recorded talking with Sekerinska, said that he was...

Macedonia 13.10.19 | 12:23

Sekerinska defends herself after tape reveals election rigging which could land her in prison for three years

Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska confirmed the authenticity of the latest leak, implicating her in election rigging in 2013. Sekerinska defended her action, insisting that when she tried to influence the outcome of a vote in the State Electoral Commission, she was only trying to get a “principled...

Macedonia 13.10.19 | 10:01

New audio tape leak could lead to criminal prosecution against Radmila Sekerinska

An audio tape published by the US based leaker El Cheka reveals a conversation that could lead to criminal charges against Zaev’s deputy – Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska. The recording contains a conversation between Sekerinska and former Deputy Prime Minister Fatmir Besimi, apparently...

Macedonia 09.09.19 | 19:14

Government condemns the burning of Zaev’s and Sekerinska’s effigies in Australia

The Zoran Zaev Government condemned the act of protesters in Australia who set fire to effigies of Zaev and his deputy Radmila Sekerinska. The protests were held on September 8th, against the imposed name change. The Government of the Republic of North Macedonia strongly condemns the Vandal and indecent...

Macedonia 03.09.19 | 23:10

Sekerinska and Dimitrov discuss the racketeering scandal with US diplomat Palmer

The US Balkan envoy Matthew Palmer told Macedonian Government officials Nikola Dimitrov and Radmila Sekerinska that the US supports an end to partisan politics and impunity. Palmer was the US diplomat who was most outspoken in the request to have the major racketeering scandal around Katica Janeva fully...

Macedonia 13.08.19 | 16:36

After his Facebook posts were seen as insufficient, Zaev ordered the creation of a team which will fight corruption

Pressed on all sides to finally begin tackling the Katica Janeva corruption scandal, Zaev’s Government responded mainly with declarations – his SDSM party adopted a resolution against corruption, and Zaev and his deputy Radmila Sekerinska issued passionate social media pledges that they will...

Macedonia 09.08.19 | 19:04

Sekerinska insists she is not a criminal, after her links with Boki 13 surface

Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska, who is second in command in both Zaev’s Government and the SDSM party, tweeted out a request that people stop connecting her with the growing corruption scandal that involves Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva. I responsibly oppose the orchestrated attempts to...

Macedonia 07.08.19 | 13:19

Sekerinska insists she has nothing to hide after being pressed on her alleged role in the racketeering scandal

After being called out for her links with the major racketeering scandal, Defense Minister and SDSM party deputy leader Radmila Sekerinska insisted that there will be no “sacred cows” as the investigation moves forward. According to allegations from a journalist who had early access to the...

Macedonia 12.07.19 | 11:07

Sekerinska qualifies Zaev’s prank call indiscretions as hybrid warfare

Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska warned that Macedonia can face cyber attacks, as she was asked by the press about the Vovan and Lexus prank scandal involving Zoran Zaev. Sekerinska qualified the prank calls as cyber attacks and part of hybrid warfare against Macedonia’s NATO accession prospects....

Macedonia 28.06.19 | 12:29

Sekerinska critical of EU delay tactics, says NATO membership is also “not over till it’s over”

In an interview with Euractiv, Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska condemns EU’s move not to give Macedonia a June date to open EU accession talks, and acknowledges that the NATO membership is also not a done deal. Last year, the list of expectations from the EU side was rather long and maybe many...

Macedonia 14.06.19 | 14:52

Sekerinska says the Government purge will take place either next week or the one after that

Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska announced that the planned purge of the most incompetent and corrupt Government ministers will take place next week, or the one after that at the latest. It is a fact that we won the municipal elections, form the Government and hold the presidency But it is also a...

Macedonia 11.06.19 | 18:21

Sekerinska denies report that she is trying to oust Angusev and Tevdovski from the Government

Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska, who is considered as the leader of the Skopje wing of the SDSM party, denied media reports that this factions has demanded the removal of either Deputy Prime Minister Koco Angusev or Finance Minister Dragan Tevdovski as different factions position themselves ahead...

Macedonia 02.06.19 | 19:01

NATO officials arrive in Macedonia, Sekerinska arranged a B-52 overflight as a form of “salute”

Leading NATO officials are arriving in Skopje for a meeting of the North Atlantic Council tomorrow. The meeting is meant to encourage the introduction of “North Macedonia” into NATO, which the Zaev Government expects to happen by the end of the year. We have signed the accession protocol...

Macedonia 26.05.19 | 23:02

Zaev moves to concentrate power in his SDSM party

Zoran Zaev initiated his promised purge within the ranks of the ruling SDSM party and he targetted the party’s two main regional wings besides his own loyalists – worst hit were the party branches in Skopje and surprisingly, in Kumanovo. The purge was initiated following the badly disappointing...

Macedonia 26.05.19 | 22:21

Purge: Zaev tells all SDSM Vice-Presidents to resign, Sekerinska’s wing hardest hit

As a result of the promised purge of corrupt and incompetent party officials, Zoran Zaev dismissed all his deputies this evening. The changes in the party seem aimed directly at its Skopje wing, led by Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska. Also dismissed are Secretary General Aleksandar Kiracovski and...

Macedonia 25.05.19 | 10:35

The case of Radmila Sekerinska: When a life-long politician says that the system is in need of a complete overhaul

A recent statement by Deputy Prime Minister Radmila Sekerinska, that Macedonia needs a wholesale change in the way the country works surprised her supporters and critics alike. Sekerinska has been in politics all her life, as party leader and deputy Prime Minister in various SDSM governments. The system...

Macedonia 20.05.19 | 19:58

Osmani sees Zaev’s “operation broom” as a political show

Deputy Prime Minister Bujar Osmani continues with his rejection of Zoran Zaev’s request that the Government will have to be purged from its most corrupt and inept officials. According to Osmani, “the citizens only care whether the Government or the political party delivers results, the rest...

Macedonia 10.05.19 | 16:58

Kurir: Zaev’s purge may go as high up as Sekerinska

According to the Kurir news site, Zoran Zaev is preparing to use the promised purge of his Government to tackle his deputy and Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska. The news site reports that Zaev is exploring the idea to have Sekerinska focus on party matters, but relinquish her executive office. Sekerinska...

Macedonia 06.05.19 | 15:28

Sekerinska demands date for EU accession talks after Pendarovski’s win

Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska insisted that the European Union must “reward” Macedonia and allow it to open EU accession talks after Stevo Pendarovski was elected President. The country showed for a third time in a row that it can conduct democratic elections and that the majority wants...

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