Tag: spasovski
Macedonia 06.09.21 | 16:19

Culev responds to Minister Spasovski’s attempt to deflect blame for the “Armenia scandal”

Former Interior Minister Nake Culev dismissed claims from the current Minister Oliver Spasovski about any involvement in the major Armenia scandal. Spasovski tried to deflect after the reports that in 2018 at least two Macedonian diplomats, apparently armed with a fake passport, helped Levon Sargsyan,...

Macedonia 06.09.21 | 14:08

In typical fashion, Interior Minister Spasovski blames his predecessor Nake Culev for the “Armenia scandal”

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski resorted to his usual defense after the “Armenia scandal” and blamed his short-lived predecessor Nake Culev. The scandal showed that Macedonian diplomats flew to Yerevan in 2018 on a chartered plane and helped Levon Sargsyan, the brother of former President...

Macedonia 24.08.21 | 15:03

Interior Minister Spasovski used official vehicles for a party event

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski was filed using his official vehicles during an event of his SDSM party in Ohrid. Spasovski shared pictures from the campaign event iwth Ohrid Mayor Konstantin Georgievski, and the official Audi and Skoda are clearly visible in it. This type of abuse of publicly owned...

Macedonia 20.08.21 | 23:01

VMRO-DPMNE warns Interior Minister Spasovski that he will be held accountable for the identity cards fiasco

VMRO-DPMNEresponded to the announcement from Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski, that he will begin issuing identity cards with the imposed name “North Macedonia” in violation of the current law, by warning him that he will be held accountable. The Zaev regime was unable to adopt the new template...

Macedonia 20.08.21 | 20:45

In violation of the law, the Interior Ministry will begin issuing identity cards with the imposed name “North Macedonia”

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski said that the Government has decided to begin printing identity cards under the imposed name “North Macedonia”, even though the law that regulates this was not adopted in the Parliament. Estimated 30,000 citizens are waiting for their identity cards as issuing stopped...

Macedonia 16.08.21 | 23:08

Government Minister confirms that a center for asylum seekers is being built near Skopje

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski confirmed that the facility being built in Skopje’s Bardovci area will serve as a center for asylum seekers. Local citizens have been protesting for days after construction began. Protests are expected to intensify now that the Zaev regime is announcing it will...

Macedonia 14.07.21 | 12:18

Interior Minister Spasovski claims there is no increase in the migrant flow after the Afghanistan pullout

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski said that Macedonia is not facing an increase in the migrant flow due to the NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan. Afghans make up a large share of the migrants moving through the Balkans on their way to EU member states where they try to seek asylum, and there were concerns...

Macedonia 13.07.21 | 10:57

Interior Minister Spasovski says that robberies are on the decline

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski said that the number of thefts has declined in 2021, compared to 2020. In some areas, Spasovski said, the results are best they’ve been in the past 30 years. He called on the citizens to be more vigilant to prevent having their property stolen.

Macedonia 28.04.21 | 18:01

Zaev insists that the seizure of smuggled marijuana from a farm allegedly owned by his family was a successful police operation

In a written letter to question submitted by a VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev insisted that the seizure of 200 kilograms of marijuana from a farm near Bitola was a successful operation and there is no need for accountability at the Government level. The drugs were seized three...

Macedonia 26.04.21 | 21:01

After silencing the opposition, the Parliament votes to keep Oliver Spasovski as Interior Minister

After the main opposition party VMRO-DPMNE was not allowed to discuss the proposal for a vote of no confidence in Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski, the SDSM led majority in the Parliament put the motion to a vote and rejected it with 60 votes against and 11 in favor. The votes in favor came from the...

Macedonia 26.04.21 | 18:00

Treatment of the opposition during the vote of no confidence in Minister Spasovski likely to deepen the political crisis

Zaev’s Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski defended his record in the Parliament, where a vote of no confidence in him is being scheduled. The handling of the proposal is likely to further deepen the political crisis in Macedonia – Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi prevented members of Parliament...

Macedonia 16.04.21 | 16:41

After the growing scandal, US Ambassador Byrnes calls on Interior Minister Spasovski to protect the integrity of the passport issuing system

US Ambassador to Macedonia Kate Byrnes met with Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski today, and urged him to act to protect the integrity of the issuing of personal documents. The Ministry is facing a major scandal after the VMRO-DPMNE party revealed that serious regional and international mobsters and...

Macedonia 14.04.21 | 23:47

Interior Minister Spasovski tried to blame the opposition for the mafia passports scandal

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski has lost touch with reality, said the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party, following Spasovski’s TV interview this evening. Faced with a growing list of scandals, including drug trafficking where the trail leads to the family of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, Spasovski made...

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...

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