Tag: Skopje
Macedonia Culture 16.09.21 | 21:20

Festival of “live statues” in Skopje

Friday and Saturday evening, a parade of “live statues” will be held on Macedonia Street in downtown Skopje. The costumed performers will interact with the citizens as well as with the actual monuments and landmarks in the city.

Macedonia 13.09.21 | 16:37

Horror at Skopje modular hospital as well: Nobody helps them, patients left without water

A video appeared on social networks with the testimony of a citizen of Skopje who describes what she saw in the Skopje modular hospital treating Covid-19 patients. Horror is the right word as she describes it. Horrific. In these hospitals 80% or more are Albanians, and they receive no help. Every day,...

Macedonia 08.09.21 | 14:05

VMRO: Mayor Silegov is using his administrative workers to cover up a scandal

VMRO-DPMNE accused the Mayor of Skopje Petre Silegov of influencing the services in the city in an attempt to cover up the fact that he is building a large addition on his house without a permit. Silegov is adding two levels on his house using a permit for mere reconstruction. When VMRO-DPMNE revealed...

Macedonia 08.09.21 | 09:58

Road closures in downtown Skopje today

Large portion of downtown Skopje will be closed for traffic today, for the celebration marking Macedonia’s 30th Independence Day, but also for scheduled protests. Road closures are announced around the Government building, the Skenderbeg Square, the EU diplomatic mission and, extensively, around...

Macedonia 05.09.21 | 09:50

Independence Day rehearsal: Downtown Skopje will be closed for traffic

Parts of downtown Skopje will be closed off for traffic today, because of a rehearsal for the 30th anniversary of Macedonia’s independence. The closure begins in the morning, between 7:30 and 12:30 and resumes again in the afternoon, between 15:30 and 20h.  

Macedonia 03.09.21 | 18:37

LDP and DOM will announce their candidate for Mayor of Skopje on Sunday

Another mayoral candidate will enter the race for the capital Skopje. Goran Milevski, leader of the LDP party, said that his small coalition will nominate a candidate who will be made known on Sunday. LDP is allied with the green DOM party in what they call a “civic centrist movement” for...

Macedonia 02.09.21 | 22:10

Arsovska says she will work to turn Skopje into a modern European metropolis

In an interview with Kanal 5, the mayoral candidate for Skopje Danela Arsovska pledged to turn the capital city into a modern European metropolis. Arsovska said that she will base her work on her experience as head of one of the main chambers of commerce in Macedonia, and her long work with international...

Macedonia 26.08.21 | 12:30

Two hit-and-run incidents in Skopje in two days

Twice in two days a bicyclist was hit and injured by a motorist in Skopje. In both cases, the drivers fled the scene. The first incident happened on Tuesday, in the Cair district, where a 74 year old cyclist was badly injured. On Wednesday, a 35 year old cyclist was hit by a car in the village of Brazda...

Macedonia 25.08.21 | 13:42

Danela Arsovska will run as an independent candidate for Mayor of Skopje

Danela Arsovska, head of the SSK chamber of commerce, announced her nomination as Mayor of Skopje. Arsovska said that she is running as an independent candidate, but it’s widely expected that she will seek support from VMRO-DPMNE. It’s time we put an end to the partisanship and the false...

Macedonia 05.08.21 | 18:24

There are 18 active fires in Skopje, situation most critical at three points

Currently there are 18 active fires in Skopje, three of which are the most critical, in Kuckovo towards Gorno Svilare, between Dobri Dol and Rakotinci in Sopiste, as well as in Gorno Blace. As the director of the CMC Stojance Angelov and his associates announced at a press conference today, seven new...

Macedonia 28.07.21 | 12:03

Large drug raid in Skopje, one of the detained suspects is a police officer

A large police raid in Skopje led to the arrest of 12 people, including one police officers. The Interior Ministry confirmed that an operation is on-going, and announced more details for later in the day. The arrests were conducted in the north-eastern parts of the capital.

Macedonia 27.07.21 | 11:45

Skopje’s reconstructed riverside walk officially open to public

The newly rebuilt “November 13” walk along the Vardar River was officially opened to the public at a ceremony on Monday evening, with Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov saying “the walk has never been more beautiful, more humane, more accessible or more full of people, citizens, Skopje citizens, who can...

Macedonia 26.07.21 | 11:04

Skopje marks the anniversary of the deadly 1963 earthquake with a blood drive, concerts and guided tours

The city of Skopje marks the 58th annivesary of the devastating 1963 earthquake which changed the city forever. Over a 1,000 people were killed in the early morning quake, and many of the most recognizable landmarks in the millenia old city were destroyed. Over 200,000 people were left homeless in an...

Macedonia 20.07.21 | 20:18

Citizens with disabilities protest in Skopje

Citizens with disabilities protested today in front of the Government and Parliament building, to demand that greater attention is paid to their needs. Some of the protesters named the lack of medicine needed to treat their conditions as the reason for the protest. Only VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament...

Macedonia 19.07.21 | 18:10

Protest will restrict traffic in downtown Skopje tomorrow

Traffic in parts of downtown Skopje will be obstructed tomorrow due to the protest of parents of handicapped students. The protest takes place between the Government building and the Parliament, starting at 18h. After 14:30, police will close down the street in front of the Parliament and will divert...

Macedonia 13.07.21 | 12:45

Cyclist badly injured in a traffic accident in Skopje

A cyclist was badly hurt today in a traffic accident on the Koco Racin boulevard in Skopje. A driver in an Opel car hit the cyclist, who was apparently using the recently mapped out bike path along the boulevard. There is still no word about the state of the cyclist. Skopje authorities are trying to...

Macedonia 11.07.21 | 15:29

Former Mayor Koce Trajanovski outlines the changes in Skopje under his term

Former Skopje Mayor Koce Trajanovski shared a video presenting the change the city went under in his term, between 2009 and 2017. Trajanovski was unseated in the 2017 elections, when SDSM candidates won nearly all main municipalities in the aftermath of their power-grab at the central level. Trajanovski...

Macedonia 02.07.21 | 15:46

Koce Trajanovski is considering another run for Mayor of Skopje

Former Skopje Mayor Koce Trajanovski is one of the candidates VMRO-DPMNE is considering for this office at the coming municipal elections. VMRO leader Hristijan Mickoski said that the first 15 mayoral candidates will be revealed soon, and that the party is discussing forming coalitions with Albanian...

Macedonia 30.06.21 | 10:50

Vucic to pay visit to Skopje next month

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic told Euronews TV that the “Mini Schengen” initiative, which includes Serbia, Macedonia and Albania, will change the name at the Skopje summit, set to be held on July 28-29, MIA reports from Belgrade. He added that the three countries will continue to work...

Macedonia 24.06.21 | 09:10

The heatwave will peak on Friday

Temperatures in parts of Macedonia will hit up to 41 degrees today, and overall the country will remain under heatwave conditions. Daily highs will range between 33 and 41 degrees, while the morning lows, if we can call them that, are around 20 degrees. The heatwave will continue for the coming few days...