Tag: spasovski
Macedonia 10.04.21 | 18:29

Prosecutor Ruskoska questioned Interior Minister Spasovski over the scandal involving Zaev’s adviser Dragi Raskovski

Prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska summoned Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski and former Interior Minister Nake Culev for questioning over the scandalous procurement of software from Dragi Raskovski, top lieutenant of the Zaev regime. Raskoski had the Interior Ministry purchase a software he developed for 80,000...

Macedonia 10.04.21 | 18:03

Interior Minister Spasovski is close to one of the suspects in the mafia passports scandal

One of the suspects detained in the major mafia passports scandal is close to Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski, it was revealed today. The Ministry is under an investigation after it was revealed that clerks issued over 200 passports to mafia figures and hitmen from the region and beyond – including...

Macedonia 08.04.21 | 13:53

Zaev stands by Interior Minister Spasovski and coalition partners who issued passports to and met with regional mob bosses

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev fully defended his Interior MInister Oliver Spasovski, who is facing mounting allegations that he allowed the issuing of passports to a number of regional and European mobsters. The opposition VMRO-DPMNE party so far revealed five mob bosses and hitmen operating in Italy, Serbia,...

Macedonia 08.04.21 | 11:33

VMRO-DPMNE: Why didn’t Spasovski inform other police services that mobsters are using passports issued by his Ministry?

The VMRO-DPMNE party issued a press release to respond to Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski’s attempts to spin the growing “passports for criminals” scandal. The Interior Ministry was revealed by VMRO-DPMNE to have been issuing passports to a number of regional mafia bosses, including...

Macedonia 07.04.21 | 14:40

Interior Minister Spasovski’s comment on the passport scandal is in collision with statements from prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska

An in interview this morning, Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski insisted that he was conducting a clandestine investigation into a group of Ministry officials who were selling passports to regional crime bosses. Spasovski began making this claim after the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party revealed that the...

Macedonia 23.02.21 | 15:30

Interior Minister Spasovski refuses to resign

Zaev’s Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski announced that he has no intention to resign after the spectacular escape of Saso Mijalkov. In a press conference that is still on-going, Spasovski rejected question after question from media outlets with the same message – how is it possible that...

Macedonia 23.02.21 | 10:28

Prosecutor Ruskoska blames Interior Minister Spasovski for Mijalkov’s escape

While Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski remains silent about the spectacular escape of former security chief Saso Mijalkov, prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska is doing the rounds of media outlets to detail how the latest rule of law failure is not her fault but that of the police. Ruskoska in detail described...

Macedonia 23.02.21 | 09:41

VMRO-DPMNE: Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski was busy with party activities while Mijalkov planned his escape

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski remains in hiding as calls for his resignation mount after the apparent escape of Saso Mijalkov. In a press release, VMRO-DPMNE called on Spasovski to resign, noting that he was focused on campaigning for his SDSM party instead of doing his job and running the police...

Macedonia 12.02.21 | 14:05

Ministers Spasovski and Maricic denied NATO clearance because of corruption and cooperation with foreign intelligence services?

After the revelation that Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski and Justice Minister Bojan Maricic were denied NATO security clearances, VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski asked whether this is because of their corruption and cooperation with the intelligence services of Eastern states? The...

Macedonia 15.01.21 | 13:23

Interior Minister Spasovski insists that the police raid on the carnival in Vevcani was “nothing spectacular”

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski dismissed the riot police raid on the village of Vevcani on Wednesday as “nothing spectacular”. The police disrupted the large procession of villagers who were donning masks in the ancient tradition of the region, ostensibly for coronavirus violations. Spasovski...

Macedonia 31.12.20 | 12:52

Interior Minister Spasovski threatens to break up New Year parties

The Interior Ministry will file charges against owners of vacation homes or apartments, who rent them out for New Year’s Eve parties. Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski called on citizens to report parties to a number that was set up for this purpose, and said that police units will respond quickly....

Macedonia 10.12.20 | 23:03

Oliver Spasovski denies thinking about challenging Zaev

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski insisted that he doesn’t see himself as successor to Zoran Zaev in the party. Spasovski, who recently voiced what was for him an unusually divergent tone from Zaev on the dispute with Bulgaria. But when asked by TV21 journalist during his interview, Spasovski claimed...

Macedonia 04.12.20 | 13:58

Zaev’s loyalist Spasovski says any deal with Bulgaria needs to be done on a principled basis

The Macedonian language and identity are non-negotiable, said Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski, before acknowledging that Macedonia will have to move forward in its talks with Bulgaria. Spasovski expressed his support to Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, after Zaev indicated that he will accept all Bulgarian...

Macedonia 27.11.20 | 22:14

Macedonian police is investigating private citizens who spread hate toward Bulgaria on Facebook, Minister Spasovski confirms

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski confirmed that the police is collecting information on Facebook groups that share comments hostile to Bulgaria. One of the most controversial articles of the 2017 Zaev – Borisov treaty, which Bulgaria now wants to see rigorously upheld, is that Macedonia has the...

Macedonia 27.10.20 | 17:27

After one of his closest associates tested positive, Zaev says that he tested negative to the virus

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said that he tested negative to the coronavirus, a day after his close confidant, Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski came back positive. The Government already began holding online sessions and Zaev staged a congress for his SDSM party this weekend over Zoom.

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...

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