Tag: spasovski
Macedonia 23.01.23 | 16:08

Company behind the suspicious food contracts awarded by the Interior Ministry was reselling products made by other companies

VMRO-DPMNE official Nake Culev expanded on the growing scandal involving the Interior Ministry, which signed contracts with outside vendors for food preparation in institutions that are equipped with staff and kitchens to prepare their own food. Culev set the financial cost of the scandal at 13 million...

Macedonia 22.01.23 | 15:46

Corruption watch: Interior Minister Spasovski gave large contracts to a company owned by his close friend

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski awarded large food contracts to a company close to him, warned former Interior Minister Nake Culev (VMRO-DPMNE). According to Culev, the contracts worth 13 million EUR were given to the Industry Service company to supply a police center in Skopje, as well as the Idrizovo...

Macedonia 29.10.22 | 22:12

School bomb threats were emailed from a foreign country

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski informed that the false bomb threats that scared parents in the capital Skopje came from abroad. The emailed threats were aimed against high-schools in the capital, prompting several evacuations. Spasovski said that he is working “with our partners, to stop these...

Macedonia 29.10.22 | 21:33

Interior Minister Spasovski does not expect incidents during the gathering in Blagoevgrad

According to Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski, there are no concerns that a major incident will happen tomorrow in Blagoevgrad, where the Macedonian organization OMO Ilinden – Pirin is set to open its first cultural center. Bulgarian nationalist politician Angel Dzhambazhki called for protests...

Macedonia 29.10.22 | 10:42

Official close to Oliver Spasovski involved in the “hidden properties” scandal

VMRO-DPMNE called out additional SDSM party officials for corruption, as part of their revelations of hidden properties. In one instance, Dobrin Petrusevski from Kumanovo, close to Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski, has built a gas station and received approval from the Ministry to set it up as a vehicle...

Macedonia 02.05.22 | 19:28

Interior Minister Spasovski is still investigating the latest theft in the large Krusevo marijuana plant

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski says that the police is still investigating the recent theft of cannabis oil worth two million EUR. The oil was stolen from the 5 Letters cannabis plant near Krusevo, a company owned by people close to the Zaev family, which is often targetted for theft and has been...

Macedonia 13.04.22 | 22:55

Minister Spasovski says that the police from the start knew that Denis Tot’s killer has not fled the country

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski claims said that the primary suspect in the murder of Croatian handball player Denis Tot – Angelo Gjorgievski – never left the country and was hiding for several days in Skopje. The murder and the messy police response raised suspicions of a cover-up and...

Macedonia 12.04.22 | 13:34

Minister Spasovski says that Denis Tot’s murder started out of an argument he had with a girl

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski finally spoke out about the murder of Croatian handball player Denis Tot, which led to allegations of an attempted cover-up, after the police initially claimed that there no injuries on the body. Spasovski said that the attack in the Privilege club in Skopje’s...

Macedonia 12.04.22 | 10:34

VMRO-DPMNE demands that Spasovski resigns after the murder of Denis Tot

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski eneds to resign, demands the opposition VMRO-PDMNE party after the murder of Croatian handball player Denis Tot. The police initially informed that there were no signs of violence on Tot’s body, even though witnesses said that he was badly beaten by several men...

Macedonia 21.03.22 | 09:24

“Interior Minister Spasovski is responsible for the spike in crime”

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski is responsible for the increase in crime, with over 50 armed attacks in Skopje and 3,500 crimes across Macedonia, said the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party. He is also guilty of issuing passports to criminals from the region and the suspicious purchases of IT equipment from...

Macedonia 20.03.22 | 13:16

“Interior Minister Spasovski endangered Macedonian security with his deals with a company linked to Dodik”

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski needs to be held accountable for the contracts he signed with a company linked to Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik, the VMRO-DPMNE party said. The Infinity company is supplying a million EUR worth of computers to the Interior Ministry, which raises the threat of information...

Macedonia 18.03.22 | 17:24

Minister Spasovski says that local police uniforms will be made bilingual – in Albanian as well as Macedonian

Interior Affairs Minister Oliver Spasovski said that the recent decision to turn police uniforms bilingual – and to have them include the Albanian language, will only apply for local police forces. The main Albanian coalition partner DUI got its wish to have police uniforms bilingual. We are talking...

Macedonia 05.03.22 | 11:22

The Interior Ministry awarded major contracts to a top pro-Russian politician in the Balkans

The Interior Ministry gave 1.64 million EUR in contracts to companies linked to the family of Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik, who is blacklisted by the US because of his nationalist policies meant to break up Bosnia. The opposition VMRO-DPMNE party revealed the major scandal, and informs that Dodik...

Macedonia 22.01.22 | 21:01

VMRO: It will be quicker if Interior Minister Spasovski tells us which regional mobsters did not receive a Macedonian passport

It would be easier if Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski said which regional mobsters were not given Macedonian passports, since that list will be shorter compared to the list who were given fake passports, said the VMRO-DPMNE party in a statement. The comment comes after it was revealed that Serbian...

Macedonia 11.01.22 | 11:22

After sacking them from the party leadership, Kovacevski decides to keep Zaev’s top loyalists in his cabinet

After removing some of the top Zaev people from the party leadership, new SDSM party leader Dimitar Kovacevski has apparently decided to keep them in the Government. This list includes Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski, who was removed as SDSM Vice President. Spasovski singlehandedly lost SDSM their...

Macedonia 27.12.21 | 13:18

Oliver Spasovski resigned as Vice President of SDSM

Oliver Spasovski resigned as Vice President of the SDSM party. The Interior Minister has been one of Zaev’s most loyal lieutenants and today he briefed the press that he will not remain in the leadership under Dimitar Kovacevski. The Central Board of SDSM meets this evening and Kovacevski is expected...

Macedonia 23.12.21 | 23:29

The flight continues: Interior Minister Spasovski won’t be part of the next Government

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski, who is one of Zoran Zaev’s top lieutenants, also announced that he will not be part of the next Government that the SDSM party is trying to put together under its new leader Dimitar Kovacevski. The new President needs to be given an opportunity to choose his...

Macedonia 06.12.21 | 22:43

Interior Minister Spasovski endorses Dimitar Kovacevski as new SDSM party leader

Dimitar Kovacevski, the candidate handpicked by Zoran Zaev to lead his SDSM party, met with supporters today in his hometown of Kumanovo, where his father was Mayor. Kovacevski came supported by Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski, who earlier this year fought a bitter fight with Kumanovo Mayor Maksim...

Macedonia 25.11.21 | 20:51

Interior Minister Spasovski again denies reports that the Besa bus was used to smuggle gasoline

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski again said that the reports about gas and pyrotechnics being smuggled in the ill fated bus that burnt down in Bulgaria with the loss of at least 44 lives are speculations. Such comments harm the investigation instead of helping. According to my information, there is...

Macedonia 09.11.21 | 20:33

No answer from Spasovski about whether he’ll resign after losing the mayoral race in Kumanovo for SDSM

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski refused to answer to reporters who were asking him if he also intends to resign after the devastating defeat in the local elections. Spasovski’s personal animosity with the SDSM Mayor of Kumanovo Maksim Dimitrievski forced Dimitrievski to launch an independent...

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