Tag: spasovski
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...

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...

Повеќе