Tag: stevo
Macedonia 08.05.24 | 21:23

Siljanovska maintains her double lead over Pendarovski

An updated projection by the State Electoral Commission, with 62 percent of the votes counted, shows Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova leading Stevo Pendarovski with 64 percent of the vote against 29.5 percent. Siljanovska has over 320,000 votes while Pendarovski is at 148,500 votes. The ratio holds...

Macedonia 06.05.24 | 19:21

Final pre-election debate between Siljanovska and Pendarovski (LIVE VIDEO)

Presidential candidates Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova (VMRO-DPMNE) and Stevo Pendarovski (SDSM) are facing off this evening in the last presidential debate before the period of pre-election silence goes into effect. You can follow the Kanal 5 debate live, here.  

Macedonia 14.04.24 | 23:20

Speaking in front of Pendarovski, one of his activists rudely insulted Gordana Siljanovska

An SDSM party activist in rudely insulted presidential candidate Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova – in front of President Stevo Pendarovski. During a rally in Kumanovo, the activist was riling up the crowd, and said “about the other candidate, that they are promoting so much, let me tell...

Macedonia 16.03.24 | 20:22

What does Pendarovski owe to the Baron drug gang?

The SDSM party has remained silent for the past two weeks, after Stevo Pendarovski issued a presidential pardon to Badri Zekiri, one of the leaders of the infamous Baron drug gang, said VMRO-DPMNE in a statement. The opposition party asks SDSM and their presidential candidate Stevo Pendarovski to answer...

Macedonia 03.03.24 | 18:12

“Let’s help Stevo move”

The voters can help Stevo Pendarovski make true on one of his promises and move out of the country, joked VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski today, while giving his signature for Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova for her presidential nomination. In one of his best known gaffes, Pendarovski told...

Macedonia 31.12.23 | 17:08

Pendarovski saw apathy and mistrust in 2023

Outgoing President Stevo Pendarovski wished that 2024 is more prosperous and the people are more tolerant and show more solidarity toward each other. Global crises, along with our chronic domestic problems, meant that we were more focused toward mitigation than development. We see the results around...

Macedonia 07.09.23 | 16:47

Pendarovski urgently approved the controversial changes to the Criminal Code

President Stevo Pendarovski will sign the hastily adopted changes to the criminal code that greatly reduce sentences for abuse of office – the crime that was used on massive scale for politically motivated persecution of opposition officials, and which the ruling DUI – SDSM coalition now...

Macedonia 13.08.23 | 14:28

Pendarovski also condemns nationalist provocations during Kurti’s visit

President Stevo Pendarovski joined the chorus of politicians condemning the Albanian nationalist outbursts during the visit of Kosovan Prime Minister Albin Kurti to Skopje and Tetovo. The display of provocative nationalist iconography that promotes greater-state chauvinistic ideas and inflames ethnic...

Macedonia 12.04.23 | 21:31

Radev responds to Pendarovski, says he invited him to visit Bulgaria at least ten times

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev contradicted the statement from Stevo Pendarovski that they have all but cut all communication, and said that he has reached out to Pendarovski a number of times. In the past years I have invited Pendarovski to visit Bulgaria at least 10 times. His only visit was on October...

Macedonia 09.04.23 | 12:21

Easter message from President Pendarovski

President Stevo Pendarovski congratulated to the faithful on Easter, marked under the Gregorian calendar. This year we celebrate Easter at a time of great uncertainty and human suffering caused by many crises, wars, disasters and social injustice. The most vulnerable among us are hit worst. The message...

Macedonia 26.01.23 | 22:06

Pendarovski continues his argument with Milkov, claims that the Goli Otok gulag was meant for Stalinists, not Bulgarians

In an interview due to be aired tomorrow, President Stevo Pendarovski made a new response to Bulgarian acting Foreign Minister Nikolay Milkov in the exchange the two have been engaged in for several days, as relations between the two countries are quickly spiraling. Their exchange began with Milkov’s...

Macedonia 23.11.21 | 00:31

Pendarovski says he knows who will replace Zaev

President Stevo Pendarovski told the public that he already knows who will succeed Zoran Zaev as Prime Minister and SDSM leader. Zaev is expected to formally resign tomorrow, but to remain in power until his SDSM party appoints a new leader and nominate him or her for Prime Minister. I have not discussed...

Macedonia 22.11.21 | 22:07

Pendarovski doesn’t expect progress in the dispute with Bulgaria in December or January

President Stevo Pendarovski said that he approves getting the EU more involved in the dispute with Bulgaria, but said that Bulgaria rejects this option. Bulgaria blocks Macedonia from opening EU accession talks as it demands major concessions in the area of national identity, history and language. We...

Macedonia 10.11.21 | 19:58

Pendarovski discussed Zaev’s offer of resignation with Merkel, Stoltenberg

President Stevo Pendarovski said that he discussed Zaev’s planned resignation with European leaders while he was at the climate conference in Glasgow. According to Pendarovski, also outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel asked him repeatedly why Zaev made the decision and whether it is a good...

Macedonia 23.09.21 | 10:10

Pendarovski will address the UN General Assembly

President Stevo Pendarovski is set to address the UN General Assembly today. The annual address by Macedonian leaders at the UN was usually closely watched for statements on the state of the name dispute with Greece. With the imposed name and identity change, the public now expects to see if Pendarovski...

Macedonia 18.05.21 | 09:05

Bulgarian President Radev will give Pendarovski a ride for a joint trip to Rome to honor Ss. Cyril and Methodius

The Presidents of Macedonia and Bulgaria, Stevo Pendarovski and Rumen Radev, will travel together to the celebration of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Rome on May 24th. Bulgaria insists on joint honoring of the medieval saints who spread Christianity through the Slavic world, and whose “ownership”...

Macedonia 16.12.20 | 12:42

LIVE: Pendarovski delivers his annual address

President Stevo Pendarovski is delivering his annual address to the Parliament. The address can be viewed live, here:  

Macedonia 07.12.19 | 21:09

VMRO calls on the prosecutors to reveal the flow of the Racket money and if they were used to support Pendarovski’s presidential campaign

VMRO-DPMNE called on state prosecutors to stop covering up the investigation into the Racket scandal and to begin providing answers about the crucial question – the flow of the money. The dramatic testimony of Jordan Orce Kamcev yesterday, who was forced to pay 1.5 million EUR in bribes to Special...

Macedonia 25.11.19 | 22:31

Following his gaffe, Pendarovski calls on all the parties to apologize to the public for the high emigration rate

President Stevo Pendarovski, in hot water over his comment advising the young people of Macedonia to leave the country, today tried to diffuse blame and called on all political parties to apologize to the public for the high emigration rate. Pendarovski’s advice to the young: If I weren’t...