Tag: shverceri
Culture 24.12.19 | 22:39

Symbolic fine for the director who allowed Albanian nationalists to rampage in the Macedonian National Theater

Simona Ugrinovska, the director of the Macedonian National Theater, will not be dismissed but will have to pay a fine for allowing the Albanian nationalist group Shverceri to celebrate an event in the prestigious institution. Predictably, the “celebration” turned into a rampage as the fans...

Macedonia 19.12.19 | 13:27

The Komiti will only attend Pendarovski’s football group summit if he uses the name Republic of Macedonia

Komiti football fans, a group supportive of the Vardar team, said that it will accept the invitation from President Stevo Pendarovski to attend a meeting with rival Albanian football groups, but only if the President uses the name Republic of Macedonia during the event. Pendarovski said that he will...

Macedonia 28.11.19 | 15:48

Damage caused by Albanian nationalists to the Macedonian National Theater is estimated at 4.000 EUR – Ali Ahmeti insists it’s no big deal

Outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev revealed to the Parliament that the damage caused by the Albanian nationalist group Shverceri to the Macedonian National Theater amounts to a little under 4.000 EUR. The Shverceri, who are the often violent fans of the Shkupi football club, were allowed to celebrate...

Macedonia 26.11.19 | 22:21

Janusev claims that the Shverceri group also caused significant damage at the Philip II football stadium

VMRO-DPMNE Secretary General Igor Janusev revealed that the Albanian nationalist group of football hooligans – the Shverceri – also caused damage at the Philip II of Macedon football stadium in Skopje. On Friday, the Shverceri (meaning – smugglers) were allowed by the management of...

Macedonia 26.11.19 | 13:30

The outgoing Prime Minister finds the Shverceri rampage in MNT funny

The public is still reacting to the celebration of Shkupi’s fans, “Shverceri”. People are especially commenting on social media on Zaev’s reaction to how the fans found themselves in the Macedonian National Theater, and that it was not a “very cultural event”. However,...

Macedonia 25.11.19 | 23:39

Shverceri claim they didn’t damage the MNT theater, and Vardar’s Komiti demand that they be allowed to celebrate there as well

The notorious ethnic Albanian group of football fans Shverceri issued a press release insisting that they acted in good order during the celebration of their 30th anniversary in the Macedonian national theater. The public was shocked by footage of the nationalist group shouting and chanting hateful slogans...

Macedonia 25.11.19 | 22:14

Nikoloski: Zaev bears responsibility for the Albanian nationalist rampage in the Macedonian national theater

VMRO-DPMNE Deputy President Aleksandar Nikoloski accused the outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev of knowing full well that a nationalist Albanian event will take place in the Macedonian National Theater. Zaev today claimed he had no idea that the newly rebuilt theater will open its doors for the notorious...

Macedonia 25.11.19 | 17:15

Macedonian National Theater guards prevented journalists from reviewing the damage caused by the Albanian Shverceri group

Security at the Macedonian National Theater stopped the journalists who wanted to visit the theater and see for themselves the level of damage caused by the nationalist celebration of the Albanian Shverceri football fans. Footage of the Shverceri hooligans jumping up and down, shouting and reportedly...

Macedonia 25.11.19 | 15:55

“You have no history” and “Ethnic Albania” – not only the rampage, but also the chanting of “Shverceri” is controversial

“You Have No History” and “Ethnic Albania” are just some of the chants heard at the Macedonian National Theater, where the “Shverceri” (smugglers) football group” celebrated with displaying nationalist banners and Albanian flags. So far, as usual, responsibility...

Macedonia 25.11.19 | 15:24

Ademi: If there was no hate speech, we can celebrate as we wish

Commenting on the behavior of the “Shverceri” football group, which damaged the inventory of the Macedonian National Theater on Friday, Minister of Education and Science Arbr Ademi said that anniversaries can be celebrated as one wishes as long as there is no hate speech. We can celebrate...

Macedonia 25.11.19 | 14:26

No state institution was the organizer of the event in MNT, the government says

The Government of Macedonia has said that the event at the Macedonian National Theater (MNT), where Albanian football fans went wild, is not organized by any state institution and must not in no way be associated with the government event marking the Albanian Alphabet Day. The government assessed the...

Macedonia 25.11.19 | 13:46

Grubi: April 27 is vandalism, not the “Shverceri” in MNT

MP Artan Grubi in a statement to “Plusinfo” denies that he is the organizer of the celebration of the Shkupi fans who demolished the Macedonian National Theater (MNT) on Friday and that the “Shverceri” are not vandals. Rampage is the storming, beating and chanting in Parliament...

Macedonia 25.11.19 | 12:33

Outgoing Prime Minister: I was told there was a second part of the event for young people

The “Shverceri” football group celebrated Friday its 30th anniversary in MNT. After the cultural event turned into chaos, outgoing Prime Minister Zaev assessing the situation as inappropriate. Every vandalism act should be condemned, there are no dilemmas here. I was told that there was a...

Macedonia 25.11.19 | 12:14

“Shverceri” celebration coordinator Grubi: Congratulations friends

Congratulations friends, I’m glad we survived three decades in so much trouble. This is how MP Artan Grubi congratulated the “Shverceri” football group on their 30th anniversary. The DUI MP is actually the co-ordinator of the celebration, which from an awarding ceremony turned into...

Culture 25.11.19 | 11:39

MNT refused “Mirce Acev” folklore ensemble to celebrate its 70th anniversary there

The Academic Cultural and Art Group ‘Mirce Acev’ could not get an available term at the MNT for the celebration of its 70th anniversary. Previously, a performance of the “Mirce Acev” choir was also rejected for the same reasons. ‘Mirce Acev’ manager Blagoja Jovanovski...

Culture 25.11.19 | 11:05

Culture Ministry says MNT did not know that Shkupi’s fans would come to the event

The Ministry of Culture said that the Directorate of the Macedonian National Theater (MNT) did not know that Shkupi fans would come and demolish the theater on Friday. We believe that conduct in institutions should be as required by codes of conduct in a cultural institution. Two events were announced...

Macedonia 25.11.19 | 10:18

Nikoloski calls for resignations over the “Shverceri” scandal: That’s the difference – someone builds, someone destroys!

VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski, like much of the public, is appalled by the video of Friday’s “celebration” of the Shverceri football group in the Macedonian National Theater and called for the resignation of the director of the Macedonian National Theater, the Minister of Culture...

Macedonia 25.11.19 | 09:42

Who allowed the rampage in MNT: Director Ugrinovska and Minister Ismaili must immediately take responsibility!

The director of the Macedonian National Theater and the Minister of Culture, should and must immediately be held accountable for the scandal that happened on Friday night. Simona Ugrinovska and Husni Ismaili should bear responsibility for the rampage in the prestigious Macedonian National theater,...

Macedonia 24.11.19 | 23:53

Albanian nationalist football fans were allowed to go wild in the Macedonian National Theater

A shocking video has emerged from Friday’s “celebration” of the Shverceri (smugglers) football group in the Macedonian National Theater. Someone at the theater had the bright idea to allow the nationalist Albanian group, associated with frequent assaults and the murder of a young Macedonian...

Sport 05.05.19 | 16:55

Albanian football group drapes its logo over the Skopje fortress

Shverceri, the nationalist Albanian football gang, draped their logo over the Skopje Kale fortress yesterday. The group celebrated 30 years since its founding and prepared a fireworks display ahead of the Shkupi match against Vardar. This comes after a group of Albanian nationalists dragged a huge Albanian...