Tag: spasovski
Macedonia 20.02.20 | 20:18

Culev calls on Spasovski to convene the Government in order to resolve the passport crisis

Interim Interior Minister Nake Culev called his predecessor, now interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski, to schedule a meeting of the Government where the unprecedented issue of passports will be discussed. Macedonia is currently left almost without blank passports and other personal documents, which...

Macedonia 20.02.20 | 17:11

Spasovski approves the opening of five new marijuana plantations

Interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski signed five new approvals for opening marijuana plantations. Even though he runs a caretaker Government whose only task is to organize elections, the expansion of the marijuana trade in Macedonia remains a priority for the Government whose former Prime Minister...

Macedonia 19.02.20 | 15:25

Culev accuses Spasovski of falsifying a decision of the Government

Interim Interior Minister Nake Culev said that the interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski is obstructing the work of the Interior Ministry. Spasovski is attempting to cancel out more than a 100 appointments that Culev made in the Interior Ministry. Under the 100 days rule, Culev has the right to make...

Macedonia 14.02.20 | 12:30

SDSM will not allow the Parliament to dissolve until they get the laws they demand, Spasovski confirms

Interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski underlined the determination of his SDSM party not to allow the dissolution of Parliament until the controversial PPO law on state prosecutors, and other legal priorities for SDSM, are adopted. Spasovski was asked whether this pressure from SDSM will mean that...

Macedonia 13.02.20 | 13:16

Spasovski admits that the PPO law is not a condition for EU accession talks

Interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski confirmed that the PPO law on state prosecutors, that his SDSM party demands is adopted immediately, is not a pre-condition for Macedonia’s EU accession. SDSM is delaying the dissolution of Parliament, and with that is endangering the early elections scheduled...

Macedonia 12.02.20 | 16:46

Spasovski evasive on the recording that shows Zaev knew about the racketeering and was supporting the criminal gang

Interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski refused to comment on the publication of an audio recording that reveals his party leader Zoran Zaev discussing a criminal racketeering scheme. The tape was revealed by opposition member of Parliament Antonio Milososki today and it shows that Zaev was at the very...

Macedonia 12.02.20 | 16:19

Spasovski demands that Mizrahi is removed from the Government – move seems meant to delay the dissolution of Parliament

Interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski sent a request to the Parliament to remove the interim Labour and Welfare Minister Rasela Mizrahi from her office. The move seems designed to postpone the elections, as the Parliament is supposed to dissolve today. The excuse to demand Mizrahi’s removal is...

Macedonia 10.02.20 | 18:06

Culev warns of dangers for public safety after the Government overturned the appointments he made in the Interior Ministry

Interior Minister Nake Culev said that the Spasovski Government will be held responsible for any violations of public order and safety after it ordered that nearly 90 of Culev’s appointment to the Ministry are rescinded. Under the 100 days rule, Culev has the right to promote or replace a number...

Macedonia 03.02.20 | 22:37

Spasovski joins Zaev in his new push to postpone the elections

Interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski echoed his leader Zoran Zaev in his call that the April 12 elections be postponed unless laws which the ruling SDSM party wants to see adopted are pushed through Parliament. Spasovski told Telma TV that he still thinks elections will take place on April 12, but...

Macedonia 28.01.20 | 19:18

Oliver Spasovski’s actions cost the Interior Ministry millions, and could land him in prison, interim Minister Culev says

Interim Interior MInister Nake Culev informed that the damage caused to the Ministry by illegal personnel decisions made by his predecessor Oliver Spasovski amounted to four million EUR. This is the amount, Culev said, that the Ministry was forced to pay to the many officers and officials who were reassigned...

Macedonia 22.01.20 | 13:55

Oliver Spasovski assures the public that the waste imported to Macedonia is safe

Interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski today denied the allegations that toxic waste is imported into Macedonia and burnt as fuel. Suspicions are rife after the head of the Drisla waste management company in Skopje was charged with importing a cargo of Italian garbage to Bulgaria for disposal in a coal...

Macedonia 22.01.20 | 09:51

SDSM tries to obstruct Mizrahi in managing the Labour and Welfare Ministry

The Spasovski Government yesterday pushed against the interim Labour and Welfare Minister Rasela Mizrahi, overturning her decisions to replace the managers of six welfare centers. Under the 100 days rule, which provides that opposition nominated candidates like Mizrahi will manage some of the departments...

Macedonia 15.01.20 | 23:46

As Interior Minister, Spasovski was in an open coalition with the criminals, Mickoski says

During his term as Interior Minister, Oliver Spasovski was in an open coalition with the criminals and the underground, said opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski during an interview with Alsat TV. Spasovski is now the interim Prime Minister, promoted to this position by his party leader Zoran Zaev who...

Macedonia 15.01.20 | 18:53

Spasovski tells Varhelyi he hopes the EU will rectify its strategic error regarding Macedonia’s enlargement

Interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski said that the French decision to veto Macedonia’s EU accession talks was a strategic error, but expressed hope that it will be rectified soon. Spasovski said this during a joint press conference with the new EU Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi who...

Macedonia 05.01.20 | 19:23

Culev: Top police officials appointed by Oliver Spasovski were colluding with criminals

The interim Interior Minister Nake Culev made a shocking revelation that top officials surrounding the former Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski were cooperating with criminal groups. Culev said that, for a fee, Ministry officials were warning criminals that they are under surveillance, and helped stall...

Macedonia 04.01.20 | 20:53

Culev removes Primislav Dimovski from the helm of the key Alfa police unit

Interim Interior Minister Nake Culev ordered the removal of politically linked commander Primislav Dimovski, who was appointed as head of the newly reorganized rapid response police unit. Dimovski, known as a strong SDSM party loyalist, who used to work for the now thoroughly disgraced Special Prosecutor’s...

Macedonia 03.01.20 | 14:47

Pendarovski gives Spasovski the mandate to form an interim Government

President Stevo Pendarovski gave the mandate to form the next Government to SDSM official Oliver Spasovski. Spasovski was Interior Minister in Zaev’s Government, and was one of the main culprits of the campaign of political persecution against the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party. He is expected to...

Macedonia 03.01.20 | 12:11

Unlike Carovska, Spasovski uses his video message to assure Zaev he is not after his job

Following an embarrassing moment when the PR head of the SDSM party promoted the wrong candidate for interim Prime Minister, the party did a new promo, this time getting it right. A week ago Kosta Petrov, the recently appointed SDSM party Vice President and self-styled PR guru, published a video with...

Macedonia 02.01.20 | 11:03

The Interior Ministry is in a state of flux after Spasovski’s overnight appointments

Police officers who have been hastily reassigned in the final days of this outgoing Government are openly complaining against the orders. Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski, who is supposed to be replaced with an opposition nominated candidate tomorrow and take over as interim Prime Minister from Zoran...

Macedonia 01.01.20 | 21:39

As the elections draw closer, SDSM officials begin to drop the adjective “North”

Over the past year officials from the SDSM party were using the imposed name “Republic of North Macedonia” like there is no tomorrow, but as the early elections are now a near certainty, both Zaev and his inner circle are dropping the name and are beginning to use just Macedonia. Outgoing...

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