Tag: sekerinska
Macedonia 24.08.21 | 09:52

Zaev officials hit out at Bulgaria’s veto during an event to commemorate the WW2 partisan movement

Government and city of Skopje officials gathered yesterday to mark the anniversary of the founding of the Skopje partisan company in 1941, the first local unit of the Communist led guerrillas during the Second World War. During the event, Mayor Petre Silegov, Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska and Karpos...

Macedonia 19.08.21 | 16:55

Greek officials react angrily after Macedonia signs defense cooperation treaty with Turkey

Greek Government reacted after Macedonian Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska signed an agreement of cooperation with the Turkish Defense Ministry. A Greek spokesman was quoted as saying that this agreement shows assurances given by the previous, SYRIZA led Government, as naive. SYRIZA leader Alexis...

Macedonia 01.06.21 | 13:51

Minister Sekerinska presents the new US made armored vehicles

Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska and top army officials presented the US made light armored vehicles. Macedonia is supposed to procure US made armored for over 200 million USD.

Macedonia 17.05.21 | 12:12

Leaked audio apparently shows Sekerinska’s final warning to the SDSM party

An audio tape of Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska, apparently made during the online congress of the SDSM party on Sunday, was leaked. In it, Sekerinska is heard giving veiled criticism of her party and warning about “falling in the usual traps”. Sekerinska withdrew herself from running...

Macedonia 16.05.21 | 17:49

Sekerinska’s replacement: SDSM delegates vote to appoint Sanja Lukarevska as new deputy leader

SDSM party delegates voted to appoint Sanja Lukarevska, the current head of the UJP tax authority, as the new party deputy leader. Lukarevska is replacing Radmila Sekerinska, who was Zoran Zaev’s co-leader since 2013, but refused to see another term. Lukarevska got 682 delegate votes, and only...

Macedonia 16.05.21 | 10:29

The SDSM party holds an online congress to prepare for its post-Sekerinska future

The ruling SDSM party will hold an online congress today to elect a new deputy leader, after Radmila Sekerinska announced she will not seek another term. Sekerinska and Zoran Zaev led the party together since 2013, and the Defense Minister did not give a sound explanation for her decision to withdraw. Zaev...

Macedonia 15.05.21 | 10:33

Defense Minister Sekerinska used three helicopters to transport journalists to a press briefing

Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska used three helicopters to transport journalists and Ministry officials to the Krivolak army range for a briefing on the Defender Europe 21 maneuvers. The practice to use helicopters for a short car trip came under scrutiny after Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and his Healthcare...

Macedonia 14.05.21 | 20:03

Faktor: Zaev has picked Radmila Sekerinska’s replacement

Zaev intends to promote the tax authority director Sonja Lukarevska to the position of SDSM party deputy leader currently held by Radmila Sekerinska. Sekerinska unexpectedly announced that she is not in the running for another term on the position that ensured the so-called “urban wing” of the party,...

Macedonia 22.04.21 | 15:55

VMRO-DPMNE calls on Sekerinska to reveal what she knows about the crimes and corruption of the Zaev regime before she leaves office

VMRO-DPMNE called on Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska to detail what she knows about the crimes and corruption of the Zaev regime before she leaves her top position in the SDSM party. Sekerinska caused a political earthquake after she announced that she will not run for another term as deputy leader...

Macedonia 22.04.21 | 15:09

Zaev directs journalists to ask Sekerinska about their split at the top of the SDSM party

Zoran Zaev refused to answer directly when asked today if his number two, Radmila Sekerinska, is distancing herself from the SDSM party. Sekerinska announced that she will not run for Vice President of the party at the coming congress, after providing Zaev with legitimacy in the eyes of the party’s...

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...

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