Tag: sekerinska
Macedonia 13.03.21 | 10:20

Defense Minister Sekerinska fines outspoken officer Dragan Kovacki

Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska fined colonel Dragan Kovacki in her latest move aimed against the outspoken critic of the way she runs the military. Kovacki recently protested the removal of all national symbols from the uniforms as the SDSM regime is pushing to redefine Macedonian national identity. Sekerinska...

Macedonia 03.03.21 | 14:58

Sekerinska condemns Bulgarian President Radev’s plan to use his intelligence agencies to improve the position of Bulgarians in Macedonia

Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska criticized Bulgarian President Rumen Radev for his announcement that he will use the security and intelligence agencies to respond to the violation of human rights of Bulgarians in Macedonia. Asked about the latest escalation in the dispute between the two countries,...

Macedonia 01.03.21 | 21:36

Another vaccine gaffe from Sekerinska: Says that the Government could’ve tried to conceal the truth from the public

Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska made another exceptionally reckless comment on the vaccine crisis. As Macedonia is among the last countries in Europe left without any meaningful quantity of vaccines, Sekerinska initially claimed that the Government could’ve procured a large quantity of vaccines...

Macedonia 23.02.21 | 09:13

While Sekerinska remains silent on the Mijalkov scandal, one of her loyalists joins the chorus of criticism of the Government

Jovan Despotovski, an SDSM official from the Radmila Sekerinska wing of the party, joined in the criticism of the Government after the flight of Saso Mijalkov. Sekerinska herself has remained silent on the scandal, as is Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski, a Zaev loyalist who is facing calls to resign. It...

Macedonia 08.02.21 | 12:24

Sekerinska can’t say when can she nominate new candidates for NATO positions

Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska could not say when will Macedonia nominate a new military representative to NATO. Her first choice, colonel Zoran Sekulovski, was sent back by the Alliance after he failed the background checks. In a major humiliation for the newest NATO member, Macedonia had half...

Macedonia 05.02.21 | 22:20

Sekerinska: We tried to buy the western vaccines, but now we must look more broadly

Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska confirmed that the Government is looking to other suppliers of coronavirus vaccines, after insisting for months that as part of NATO and a claimant to EU membership, it will only purchase western produced vaccines. Macedonia still hasn’t administered a single...

Macedonia 28.01.21 | 12:56

Mickoski on Sekerinska’s reckless vaccine comment: Government manipulates the public as people die of Covid-19

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski blasted Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska for her reckless statement that the Government postponed the procurement of vaccines because it thought it would raise doubts in the public. Sekerinska was pressed on TV for the failure of the Government to secure even...

Macedonia 28.01.21 | 10:37

Trying to come up with an excuse for the lack of vaccines, Minister Sekerinska toys with anti-vaxxer sentiments

Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska came up with an original, and also shocking, explanation for the complete failure of the Zaev Government to provide coronavirus vaccines. At a time when almost all neighboring countries are conducting vaccinations, Macedonia has been left without a single dose, and...

Macedonia 16.01.21 | 23:28

Defense Minister Sekerinska publicly gave instructions to judges in two high profile cases

Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska twice expressed her anger at court cases not going to her liking in the past few days. First she condemned the fact that the case against former security chief Saso Mijalkov, in which he was charged with large scale warrantless wiretapping, reached the statute of limitations....

Macedonia 28.12.20 | 09:45

200 soldiers admitted to the army

Newly recruited 200 professional soldiers will join the Macedonian army today. Defense Minister Sekerinska will host a ceremony in the Ilinden army barracks in Skopje in their honor. The Ministry reports that it has admitted 830 new soldiers into the army in the past three years over Sekerinska’s...

Macedonia 25.12.20 | 17:46

Sekerinska condemns Karakacanov’s vaccine comment

Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska condemned the latest statement from her Bulgarian counterpart Krasimir Karakacanov as “Balkan comments”. Karakacanov was speaking about the offer from Bulgaria to donate coronavirus vaccines to Macedonia, saying that it is normal for Bulgaria to want to...

Macedonia 27.11.20 | 17:08

Sekerinska: Macedonia has a glorious anti-fascist past, but…

Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska today spoke out in praise of the anti-fascist past of Macedonia, but insisted that she can’t allow it to stand in the way of future European integration. Macedonia is faced with demands from Bulgaria to revide its history, especially the references to the partisan...

Macedonia 26.11.20 | 16:31

As much of the party turns against him, Sekerinska stands by Zaev

After many top SDSM party officials rose against their party leader and Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, following his BGNES interview and massive surrender to Bulgaria on all issues of historic and national identity, his main ally in the party Radmila Sekerinska remained alone in support of Zaev. The Defense...

Macedonia 21.11.20 | 16:37

“Macedonia will not begin EU accession talks while the criminals from SDSM are in power”

The veto from Bulgaria, which blocked the opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia, was easily predicted during a pre-election debate between the deputy party leaders of VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM, Aleksandar Nikoloski and Radmila Sekerinska. Nikoloski pushed on Sekerinska to say when will Macedonia open...

Macedonia 24.09.20 | 15:00

Sekerinska responds to Karakacanov, says that his comment is “not helpful”

Macedonian Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska responded to the announcement from her Bulgarian counterpart Krasimiar Karakacanov that Bulgaria will postpone the opening of EU accession talks for Macedonia as not enough concession have been made on national identity issues. Sekerinska said that Karakacanov’s...

Macedonia 04.09.20 | 13:12

Ministry increases defense spending – by buying waffles and cookies

During the peak of the coronavirus caused economic crisis, the Defense Ministry is soliciting offers for companies to supply it with cookies, waffles and candies. The contract is worth 57,000 EUR and was first offered last week. As a new NATO member state, Macedonia is asked to increase defense spending,...

Macedonia 04.09.20 | 10:54

Zaev wants to renew his mandate as party leader to strengthen his position against the rival SDSM faction

Netpress reports that Zoran Zaev is preparing a direct vote for party leader in April, where he hopes to entrech his position and the position of his Strumica based “rural wing” against the rival “urban wing” of the party. The news site reports that Zaev wants to change the party...

Macedonia 10.08.20 | 15:50

After snubbing the Karpalak commemoration, Sekerinska personally laid a wreath in honor of the soldiers killed in Ljubotenski Bacila

After causing outrage last week with her no-show at a ceremony marking the ambush in which Albanian terrorists killed 10 Macedonian army reservists in Karpalak, Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska made sure to come in person for the honoring of the eight soldiers killed in Ljuboteski Bacila. The two...

Macedonia 10.08.20 | 11:39

Alfa: Sekerinska refused the offer of ambassadorship to Washington

Alfa TV reports that Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska turned down the offer of ambassadorship to Washington in hope she will get to become Speaker of the Parliament. Macedonia has been without an ambassador to the US, among other key posts, despite the fact that the SDSM party holds both the Presidency...

Macedonia 07.08.20 | 16:44

Zhurnal: Sekerinska is pushing SDSM toward a coalition with DUI, Oliver Spasovski is opposed

The Zhurnal news site reports that top SDSM officials are divided over whether to pursue another coalition with Ali Ahmeti’s DUI party. According to Zhurnal, which is a bilingual site and reports political developments from both the Macedonian and ethnic Albanian camps, Radmila Sekerinska was pushing...

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