Tag: struga
Economy 14.05.22 | 12:45

Powerful DUI official wants to change the recently adopted law that restricted work on Sundays

The powerful DUI party boss in Struga Ramiz Merko is apparently lobbying hard in his party to overturn the recently adopted law that makes Sunday a day off for most businesses. The law ground much of the economy to a halt on Sundays, with only large shopping malls and essential businesses still open....

Macedonia 07.05.22 | 12:15

After two years, prosecutors announce charges in the high profile medical malpractice case in Struga

Struga prosecutors announced charges against two doctors and a nurse from the Struga general hospital who badly mishandled a delivery in 2020. Due to medical error, the mother, Yildiz Veaposka from Debar, lost a kidney, an ovary and her womb. The case caused outrage in the country after the Healthcare...

Macedonia 05.04.22 | 15:43

Spanish woman was held in a hotel room in Struga against her will and repeatedly raped

A 39 year old woman from Spain was kept in a hotel in Struga for several days and raped by a 29 year old local man. The attacker, identified by the police only as Sh.S. from the village of Radolishta, invited the woman over from Tirana. After she arrived, he kept her in the hotel room against her will...

Macedonia 24.12.21 | 17:48

Struga: High school teacher detained after hitting a pupil on the head with brass knuckles

The Struga court ordered eight days of detention to a teacher from the “Ibrahim Temo” high school who attacked a pupil with brass knuckles. The shocking incident was reported yesterday and it followed an argument the teacher had with the pupil’s mother. The 57 year old English language...

Macedonia 31.10.21 | 21:27

DUI keeps Struga, opposition candidate Istrefi acknowledges defeat

The Mayor of Struga Ramiz Merko from DUI won re-election against the Albanian opposition candidate Idri Istrefi. Istrefi acknowledged defeat in the second round vote. We fought with all our energy, but obviously it was not enough to win in Struga. I want to express my gratitude to all supporters and...

Macedonia 28.10.21 | 14:58

Mickoski in Struga: The new future is common victories and patriotism

The new future is common victories and common patriotism. It is our vision and chance to take society out of the lethargy it has entered. We owe the common patriotism to our ancestors, but also to the future generations, the leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski, wrote on Facebook. He wrote that the...

Macedonia 23.10.21 | 16:11

Zaev goes to Struga to endorse the notorious local boss Ramiz Merko for another term

Zoran Zaev campaigned in Struga today, to support the DUI party mayoral candidate, incumbent Ramiz Merko. Zaev is desperate for the DUI votes in his race against VMRO-DPMNE in the capital Skopje, so he has to repay the favor by campaigning for the DUI candidates in contested races. The coalition...

Macedonia 18.10.21 | 00:25

Run-off in Struga between the DUI and Albanian opposition candidates

The mayoral race in Struga will go to a run-off between the incumbent Mayor Ramiz Merko from DUI and his main challenger, Idri Istrefi from the Alliance of Albanians and Alternative parties. Merko insists that he is in the lead by 2,000 votes. Istrefi replied that he will continue to seek the support...

Macedonia Culture 01.10.21 | 17:31

Struga: Monument to poet Ante Popovski damaged by hooligans

A bust of poet Ante Popovski was torn off its pedestal in StrugaThe bust was eventually found near the shore of lake Ohrid. The Struga Poetry Evenings association called on the police to identify the vandals that damaged the monument to one of Macedonia’s best known poets.

Macedonia 29.09.21 | 14:29

Mickoski: Shared patriotism is to overcome the shared trouble, to create a common future

VMRO-DPMNE leader, Hristijan Mickoski said at Tuesday’s rally in Struga that we should build pacts and alliances that will lead us to the future, because all Macedonian citizens share the same trouble, it is necessary to create a common struggle for a better state and better future, where there...

Macedonia 28.09.21 | 21:43

Mickoski calls for a new style of patriotism during the opposition rally in Struga

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickosoki rallied with supporters in Struga and Resen today, on the second day of the local election campaign. Mickoski came to support the nomination of Idri Istrefi, the candidate of the Albanian opposition parties AA and Alternative, who are allied with VMRO-DPMNE in...

Macedonia 28.09.21 | 19:25

LIVE VIDEO: VMRO-DPMNE rally in Struga

VMRO-DPMNE is holding its pre-election rally in Struga, where party leader Hristijan Mickoski will address supporters. The rally can be viewed live.

Macedonia 26.08.21 | 12:18

Opposition Albanian parties nominate their candidate for the face-off with DUI in Struga

The Alliance of Albanians nominated Idri Istrefi, former head of the Council of the municipality of Velesta for Mayor of Struga. Istrefi will face off with the DUI candidate Ramiz Merko in one of the most anticipated competitions between the parties representing ethnic Albanians at the coming local elections. The...

Macedonia 20.06.21 | 09:32

Struga illuminates the Crn Drim river pink in display of pre-election kitsch

Only days after promising to cooperate with the Govenrment and with UNESCO to preserve the unique cultural heritage of the lake Ohrid region, Struga Mayor Ramiz Merko flipped the switch on a kitschy light installation along the Crn Drim river. The river is the main symbol of the city, whose bazaar area...

Macedonia 14.06.21 | 13:17

Now that it’s a green party, DUI tries to rein in the Mayor of Struga

Struga Mayor Ramiz Merko announced that he will demolish six beach platforms and other structures that were built without permission. Merko largely resisted removing unregulated beach development, especially with the summer season beginning, but the Government is under growing pressure from the EU and...

Macedonia 27.05.21 | 16:42

One local and three Albanian citizens arrested for illegal logging near Struga

Debarca police detained a man from Struga and three Albanian citizens who were logging timber without permit. The men were arrested near the village of Pesocani. They had illegally logged 1,147 cubic meters of oak and beech valued at about 2 million denars.

Macedonia 21.04.21 | 09:24

Man from Struga murdered his wife and then tried to kill himself

A 39 year old man from Struga killed his 34 year old wife yesterday evening, and then tried to kill himself. The murder was perpetrated with a knife, at the home of friends of the couple where the two were visiting. Police informed that the woman was found dead at the scene, and the man badly injured...

Macedonia 16.03.21 | 17:37

The case of the Debar woman who suffered horrible medical malpractice just got worse

The drama of Jildiz Veaposka from Debar, who apparently suffered from horrific malpractice when she went to Struga to give birth, took another twist today. The initial report prepared by doctor Muhamed Hasani, who delivered the baby, lists its gender as male, while Veaposka was given a girl to take back...

Macedonia 09.03.21 | 13:34

Woman who suffered shocking medical malpractice from politically linked doctor denied justice as committee finds no wrong-doing on his part

The Doctor’s Chamber found no wrong-doing in the actions of doctor Muhamed Hasani, head of the Struga general hospital, who treated a pregnant patient from Debar and removed her womb, uterus and one kidney. Jildiz Veapovska, who herself is a nurse, blames doctor Hasani of shocking medical malpractice...

Macedonia 24.02.21 | 10:35

Family from Struga narrowly survived a rockslide that collapsed on their house

The Pejoski family from the village of Radozda near Struga had a narrow escape when a 50 ton rock rolled into their yard. It just missed the house in which 15 people – four of them children – were staying. A miracle saved us from the huge rocks that fell on our shed. It was so close to levelling...