Tag: struga
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...

Macedonia 11.02.21 | 12:36

Once an elite resort for party commissars, Elen Kamen is beset by unregulated development

Elen Kamen, the once elite villa district for Communist era officials built on the rugged lake Ohrid coast, is now open for development with little oversight. Local environmentalist groups blame Struga Mayor Ramiz Merko of allowing unchecked construction at the resort – which has contributed to...

Macedonia 03.02.21 | 19:54

Struga doctors save a baby in a dramatic, overnight delivery by the side of the road

Two doctors and a nurse from Stuga had to perform an emergency delivery and resuscitate the newborn on the road, in an ambulance. The drama, which had a happy ending, occurred on the Struga – Debar road on the night between Monday and Tuesday. The Struga hospital received an urgent call from Centar...

Macedonia 17.01.21 | 17:12

Man from Struga prevented the rape of his niece

A man from a village near Struga prevented the rape of his 27 year old niece. The incident was reported by the man to Ohrid police yesterday evening. The 42 year old man said that he found a minor trying to rape his niece, after hearing the woman screaming and seeking help from neighbors. Police officers...

Macedonia 08.01.21 | 22:34

Citizens of Struga warned that the water is not safe to drink

The Struga water utility company warned the citizens not to drink the water, which is polluted because of the serious rains that fell on the region. Struga, which sits on the banks of lake Ohrid and the Drim river, is notoriously troubled with lack of potable water. The flows toward the springs that...

Macedonia 07.12.20 | 21:03

Protests against the lack of water supply planned in Struga

Protests are scheduled in Struga this Saturday, after the waterr supply situation in the city continued to get worse. Struga, which sits on the shore of lake Ohrid and on the Crn Drim river, has been suffering without enough water for several months now, due to the incompetence of the local administration....

Macedonia 27.11.20 | 20:14

Man from Struga gives up his Bulgarian citizenship in protest

Vasko Joleski from Struga, who says he obtained a Bulgarian passport in 2003 because he desperately needed to travel abroad and work, returned it today in protest against Bulgaria’s conditioning of Macedonia’s EU accession. Tens of thousands of Macedonians have obtained Bulgarian passports...

Macedonia 07.10.20 | 13:47

Albanian high school students in Struga hold protest, demand in-person teaching

High school students from Struga and several near-by villages protested today, again demanding to be allowed to attend in-person classes. Most Albanian language classes in the Niko Nestor and Ibrahim Temo high schools have boycotted the online classes since last week when school started. Today they were...

Macedonia 22.08.20 | 10:42

DUI chooses a local Struga official as the next Public Administration Minister

The DUI party decided to nominate Jeton Saqiri from its Struga branch as the next Public Administration Minister. DUI was gripped by infighting among its factions when the first line-up of its future coalition Government with SDSM was revealed and this post was left vacant – likely in order to...

Macedonia 21.08.20 | 16:54

Police found a large cache of grenades and machine gun ammunition near Struga

Struga police found a large cache of RPG rounds and automatic rifle ammunition buried near the side of a local road. The weapons were hidden on the road between the villages of Kalista and Frangovo. Police found 138 grenades, 41 metal cases full of ammunition for Kalasnikov and heavy machine guns, and...

Macedonia 11.08.20 | 10:27

After a packed event, owner of a restaurant in Struga claims he didn’t know circumcision parties are also banned

The owner of a restaurant in Struga, who faces criminal charges after hosting a packed event, defended himself saying that he didn’t know circumcision events are banned. Weddings and other mass gatherings are strictly forbidden, and the same goes for the circumcisions, usually performed by Muslim...

Macedonia 08.07.20 | 11:52

Ahmeti in Struga: They are terrified of the idea of an Albanian Prime Minister

Red lines have been drawn for everyone trying to annul or deny the Ohrid Accord, the Prespa Agreement and the Friendship Treaty with Bulgaria, DUI leader Ali Ahmeti told an election rally in Struga on Tuesday evening. In his speech, Ahmeti said there were people who were skeptical of DUI’s ideas and...

Macedonia 07.07.20 | 22:56

DUI holds a mass rally in Struga with zero social distancing

DUI party official Bujar Osmani shared photographs from the party rally in Struga, which show zero respect for social distancing. Most parties are trying to hold small campaign events and instruct their supporters to stay at a two meters distance from each other. But Osmani, who is a doctor and is in...

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