Tag: sekerinska
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...

Macedonia 06.04.19 | 16:01

Sekerinska says the military is ready to help in a possible renewal of the migrant crisis

Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska said that the military is also prepared to help, if there is a serious attempt by migrant groups to breach the border from Greece into Macedonia. Greece is experiencing several days of riots in the Diavata migrant camp near Solun/Thessaloniki, sparked by rumors that...

Macedonia 19.02.19 | 16:47

Macedonian officers have Serbian ties, have perpetrated war crimes, Croatian site alleges

Following a warning from VMRO-DPMNE deputy leader Aleksandar Nikoloski that NATO countries have raised alarm about foreign spies working in the Macedonian Defense Ministry, Croatian news site Hrvatska Danas has listed some of them. Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska denied that she is keeping foreign...

Macedonia 15.02.19 | 15:56

Nikoloski: NATO is concerned that people around Sekerinska work for foreign intelligence services

VMRO-DPMNE deputy leader Aleksandar Nikoloski claims that the Macedonian army has been warned by NATO that high level official in the office of Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska as well as in the army leadership are cooperating with foreign intelligence agencies. According to Nikoloski, this is an...

Macedonia 13.02.19 | 21:59

Sekerinska attends her first NATO ministerial, refers to Macedonia as “North Macedonia”

Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska today attended a NATO ministerial meeting, in the capacity of a silent invitee, after NATO prepared an accession protocol for Macedonia, which has so far been ratified by Greece and Slovenia. Sekerinska quoted Churchill to say that this is “the end of the beginning”...

Macedonia 10.02.19 | 11:55

Nezavisen: Dimitrov will run for President, Sekerinska will take his place, Pendarovski hers

The pro-Government Nezavisen daily newspaper reports that Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov is the most likely presidential candidate for the SDSM led ruling coalition. According to the paper, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev is preparing for a major Government shake-down between the potential presidential candidates,...

Macedonia 07.02.19 | 12:24

Defense Minister Sekerinska insists NATO membership will cost Macedonia only 1.2 million EUR per year

Macedonia spends barely over 1 percent of its GDP for defense, far below the 2 percent NATO requirement. The Government promises to meet the requirement by 2024, which is estimated to increase the defense budget from the current level of 135 million EUR to a little over 200 million EUR. Given this, a...

Macedonia 21.01.19 | 16:17

Sekerinska expects Macedonia to take its seat in NATO in a matter of weeks

Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska said on Monday that Macedonia is “weeks away” from taking a seat in NATO. Meeting General Joseph Lengyel who heads the US National Guard Bureau, Sekerinska said that Macedonia fulfilled its obligations under the Prespa treaty and now expects that Greece...

Macedonia 28.12.18 | 21:05

Heavy public criticism after Zaev’s five deputies decide to award themselves a pay hike

The Government asked the Parliament to increase salaries for the five Deputy Prime Ministers by 8.000 denars. These increases should apply to Bujar Osmani, Radmila Sekerinska, Koco Angusev, Oliver Spasovski and Hazbi Lika. The proposal was immediately met with criticism in the public, as the recipients...