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Macedonia 26.05.20 | 22:34

Restrictions will be reintroduced if the infection rate goes up again

Interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski said that the coronavirus restrictions that are being lifted today could be reintroduced later, if the number of infections and deaths spike up again. The Government ordered an end to the evening curfew, will allow restaurants to open their patio areas, and is...

Macedonia 26.05.20 | 20:09

Government confirms that the corona curfew ends tomorrow

Interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski said that the Government decided to end the evening curfew, starting tomorrow. This means that citizens will be allowed to be outside at any time of the day and night. Starting Thursday, cafes, restaurants and other hospitality premises will be allowed to open,...

Macedonia 24.05.20 | 11:35

Spasovski holds a masks optional pre-election event in coronavirus hit Kumanovo

As the ruling SDSM party contnues to push for elections in June, before the coronavirus has been put under control, the interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski held a campaign event in his native Kumanovo. Spasovski was distributing protective masks as SDSM party promotional material, and he wore a mask...

Macedonia 05.05.20 | 12:40

As pressure from Bulgaria mounts, Spasovski speaks out in defense of the Macedonian language

Interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski sought to bolster the Government’s credentials in protecting the Macedonian national identity, issuing a statement on the day of the Macedonian language. The country is under pressure from Bulgaria to stop using the name Macedonian language in front of EU...

Macedonia 29.04.20 | 17:06

Interim Prime Minister Spasovski has a second negative coronavirus test in a row

Interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski said that his second coronavirus test came back negative. Spasovski is in self-isolation at home, after he attended a meeting with Kumanovo Mayor and his local SDSM party branch rival Maksim Dimitrievski. The meeting forced Spasovski, Healthcare Minister Venko...

Macedonia 22.04.20 | 22:36

Citizens ordered to wear masks in all closed public spaces and wherever they can’t keep distance

Interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski announced that the Government has decreed the wearing of face masks in all public spaces. Additionally, citizens are ordered to maintain a distance of two meters from one another. The move comes as the evening curfew was reduced by three hours, giving citizens...

Macedonia 22.04.20 | 21:31

Spasovski insists that the decision to relax the curfew was not driven by the coming Ramadan Bajram Islamic holiday

When asked, interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski denied that the coronavirus rules are being relaxed because of the coming Ramadan Bajram Muslim holiday. The curfews and lockdowns were at their peak for the Easter holidays this weekend, but now the Government is proposing relaxing the rules, which...

Macedonia 20.04.20 | 14:29

Spasovski announces a gradual return to normal in early May

Interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski said that Macedonia will slowly and gradually begin to return to normal in early May. We are preparing a serious plan that we begin the process of return to normal after May Day. It won’t happen quickly or immediately, Spasovski said. So far, the Government...

Macedonia 17.04.20 | 11:01

Kumanovo Mayor says the top Government officials should’ve known they’re coming to a high risk area

Kumanovo Mayor Maksim Dimitrievski rejected the allegations from Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce that they were not informed of the risks when coming to Kumanovo for a crisis meeting. The Mayor of the hard hit city was confirmed Covid-19 positive on Thursday, a day after a number of top Government...

Macedonia 16.04.20 | 16:00

Government confirms that its top officials will have to go into self-isolation

The Government confirmed that some of its key officials – including interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski – will go into self-isolation. Spasovski, Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce, aid effort coordinator Deputy Prime Minister Bujar Osmani and Education Minister Arbr Ademi were all present...

Macedonia 16.04.20 | 14:17

Top Government officials Spasovski, Filipce and Osmani to self-isolate after meeting with the infected Mayor of Kumanovo

Top Government officials, including interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski, his deputy Bujar Osmani, Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce and Education Minister Arbr Ademi are expected to go into self-isolation after attending a meeting of the Kumanovo crisis committee on Wednesday. Today it was revealed...

Macedonia 16.04.20 | 10:27

Kumanovo again demands that Spasovski declares a two weeks long quarantine

The municipal crisis committee in Kumanovo again requested from the Government to declare a quarantine until May 4. Interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski, who is fro Kumanovo, and several ministers attended the meeting of the Kumanovo committee, but afterwards Spasovski said that he will be guided...

Macedonia 15.04.20 | 21:12

Spasovski: No relaxation of curfew rules for Easter

Interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski said that the Government won’t relax curfew rules for Saturday evening or Sunday, when Macedonians celebrate Easter. Spasovski said that the faithful can use phones and the internet to congratulate Easter to one another. “Our lives depend on the actions...

Macedonia 15.04.20 | 17:35

Interim Prime Minister Spasovski won’t quarantine his home city despite the huge increase in coronavirus cases

Interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski told Kumanovo Mayor Maksim Dimitrievski that a decision to quarantine his hard hit city will be made only after a recommendation from the Infectious diseases committee. Spasovski visited Kumanovo today and met with the local crisis center, but essentially rejected...

Macedonia 13.04.20 | 20:15

Spasovski grateful to USAID for donation that will go to families living in substandard conditions

The US Government donated material worth 500.000 USD to UNICEF Macedonia, to hlep in the tackling of the coronavirus epidemic. Interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski met with US Ambassador Kate Byrnes to express his gratitude for the assistance, which includes masks and disinfectants that will be given...

Macedonia 02.04.20 | 23:36

SDSM is bribing poor voters in Kumanovo with food packages

VMRO-DPMNE called on state prosecutors, the police and the Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate social media comments revealing how interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski sent his party activists to distribute food packages through poor neighborhoods in Kumanovo. Јавно ги повикувам...

Economy 02.04.20 | 18:54

Oliver Spasovski warns commercial banks he can regulate them by decree if they don’t show solidarity

After the Government opted for a soft approach toward the banks, deciding to recommend that they postpone loan payments instead of ordering a grace period, interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski today said that the approach could be revised. He warned the banks that, if they don’t show solidarity...

Macedonia 31.03.20 | 15:11

Government rejects Zaev’s plan to cut public sector salaries, will provide a dose of stimulus instead

The Government refused the proposal from SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev to drastically cut public sector wages. In a set of economic measures announced by interim Prime Minister and Zaev loyalist Oliver Spasovski today, cuts will be focus on public sector office holders, but will not extend among the wider...

Macedonia 30.03.20 | 17:05

No mention of the nation that is joining NATO from Oliver Spasovski

Not a mention of the Macedonian nation from interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski as he was congratulating the country (“North” Macedonia, as he said) on joining NATO on the day when the Macedonian flag was raised in Brussels. Spasovski spoke about “fellow citizens” who should...

Macedonia 27.03.20 | 22:10

Spasovski: Zaev’s proposal to put the public administration on the minimum wage is still on the table

Interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski confirmed that the Government is still considering the proposal from his SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev to greatly reduce public sector salaries down to the minimum wage over two months. Zaev himself backtracked on the proposal after he was faced with a fierce backlash,...

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