Tag: spasovski
Macedonia 09.10.20 | 11:17

Interior Minister Spasovski’s call to have people spy on their neighbors is deeply unconstitutional

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski alarmed the public with his announcement that the police will enforce a draconian new measure that will ban households from hosting more than four guests. The ban was announced by Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce yesterday, along with the new mandate that masks must...

Macedonia 27.08.20 | 15:54

Spasovski insists that SDSM will unilaterally abolish key rule meant to prevent abuse of the public administration for political purposes

Outgoing Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski said that his SDSM party is determined to cancel the “100 days rule” under which the opposition got to govern several departments ahead of a general election and with that reduce the abuse of the public administration in election purposes. The agreement...

Macedonia 07.08.20 | 16:44

Zhurnal: Sekerinska is pushing SDSM toward a coalition with DUI, Oliver Spasovski is opposed

The Zhurnal news site reports that top SDSM officials are divided over whether to pursue another coalition with Ali Ahmeti’s DUI party. According to Zhurnal, which is a bilingual site and reports political developments from both the Macedonian and ethnic Albanian camps, Radmila Sekerinska was pushing...

Macedonia 06.08.20 | 16:45

Spasovski meets Chinese Ambassador Zuo to discuss the epidemic and future cooperation

Chinese Ambassador to Macedonia Zhang Zuo met with the interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski to discuss the handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The Chinese Ambassador commended Macedonia for the way it is dealing with the crisis in both the medical and the economic field. Spasovski expressed gratitude...

Macedonia 01.08.20 | 11:31

SDSM denies VMRO allegations that they are trying to bribe members of Parliament again

With the new Parliament set to convene on August 4, SDSM official Oliver Spasovski insisted that talks for forming the next coalition will begin only after that date. The main parties are evenly divided and none has a clear shot at forming a Government, but under the surface, talks are believed to be...

Macedonia 03.07.20 | 15:13

Politicians pressure the healthcare experts, insist to keep the borders with Kosovo and Serbia open

A fierce dispute erupted during the meeting of the Committee on infectious diseases today, and it failed to reach agreement on whether to propose closing the borders to Serbia and Kosovo. Both Macedonia and these neighboring countries are experiencing a huge spike in coronavirus cases, but keeping the...

Macedonia 02.07.20 | 10:59

Spasovski insists there is no need for an ethnic Albanian Prime Minister because Zaev is supported by all ethnic groups

Speaking to an Albanian language TV station, interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski insisted that there is no need for an ethnic Albanian candidate for Prime Minister, because SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev has the support of all ethnic communities. Zaev and SDSM and in a tight spot after the DUI party...

Macedonia 29.06.20 | 15:43

Will Zaev be interrogated before the elections?

The attempted interrogation of opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski, who sent a lawyer to represent him before the police officers asking to question him over a minor coronavirus restriction violation, raised the issue whether SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev will eventually be questioned over the numerous...

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...

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