Tag: struga
Macedonia 14.05.20 | 15:18

Zaev asks Minister Culev to resign over a gathering of a thousand people, while demanding that a million voters go to the polls

During a TV interview yesterday SDSM leader Zoran Zaev demanded a resignation from Interior Minister Nake Culev, the only remaining top level government member appointed from the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party under the power-sharing pre-election agreement. Zaev accused Culev because the police did not...

Macedonia 08.05.20 | 09:43

Organizer of Struga litany: Church called for adherence to measures, no room for blame

The clergy at the church of St. George, who was the organizer of the traditional litany held Thursday in Struga, which was followed by reactions for the believers not adhering the measures for protection from Covid-19, said that the church a few days earlier called for adherence to the measures of state...

Macedonia 08.05.20 | 09:30

Filipce asked for an investigation into the religious gathering in Struga

The scenes I see today from Struga are extremely disappointing for me, reacted the Minister of Health Venko Filipce after a mass religious gathering was held Thursday in Struga, where the attendees did not respect the measures for keeping distance and wearing face masks. From the beginning, I keep repeating...

Macedonia 08.05.20 | 09:17

Culev: The omissions in the Struga event will be determined

The Minister of Interior, Nake Cule, says that the event in Struga was poorly organized and that the omissions that were made will be determined in the course of the day. He emphasized that in lately he was under constant attacks by SDSM. Lately there has been an organized and orchestrated attack by...

Macedonia 14.04.20 | 13:44

Group of 180 Macedonian citizens arrive from Italy, will be quarantined in the Drim hotel in Struga

A group of 180 Macedonian citizens will return to the country today from Italy where they live or work. They will all be quarantined for 21 days in the Drim hotel in Struga. The mandatory quarantine was recently extended from 14 to 21 days, to make sure that the arriving citizens are not Covid-19 positive....

Macedonia 07.04.20 | 22:14

Ohrid police stops citizens from going toward coronavirus hit Struga

Local outlets in Ohrid are reporting that police is stopping citizens from heading west, toward Struga. A check-point is set on the main exit from the city. Only those who work in Struga or have urgent business there are allowed to go. Struga had a flare-up of the coronavirus epidemic. Some of the emigrant...

Macedonia 29.03.20 | 20:59

Struga doctor describes the ordeal of her patient who was denied treatment in Ohrid and died of the coronavirus

A doctor who treated 66 year old Nemljune Ibraimi gave a shocking testimony of how doctors at the Ohrid general hospital refused to admit the woman, despite having serious difficulties breathing. The patient was in my van and I had her receiving oxygen. I had to heat up the van because it as cold outside...

Macedonia 28.03.20 | 22:16

Family of latest coronavirus victim say she was denied medical care

The family of the woman who died today from the coronavirus told Telma TV that she was not hospitalized and was told by doctors she will be only when the test comes back positive. By the time it did it was too late for 66 year old Nemljune Ibraimi from a village near Struga who contracted the virus with...

Macedonia 28.03.20 | 15:02

Another, fourth victim of the coronavirus in Macedonia, and 22 newly diagnosed patients

Another patient has died from the coronavirus epidemic – the fourth victim so far in Macedonia. It’s a 66 year old woman from a village near Struga who got infected during a visit to Debar. Debar has seen dozens of virus cases and is now under a strict quarantine. The woman from Struga developed...

Macedonia 18.03.20 | 16:52

Mass coronavirus tests to be conducted in Struga and Skopje

Early detection of the disease is important in order not to burden the health system, Health Minister Venko Filipce said at Wednesday’s press conference, announcing that screenings are being carried out in Debar, Struga and Skopje. Early detection, screening according to epidemiological indications,...

Macedonia 15.03.20 | 11:15

Police patrolling villages near Struga where people arriving from Western Europe refuse to self-isolate

Police is patrolling a number of villages near Struga, after reports that people who have arrived from Western Europe are refusing to self-isolate. The emigrant heavy region which includes villages like Labunista, Podgorci and Oktisi could potentially see a repeat of the sitaution in Debar, where the...

Macedonia 15.02.20 | 15:54

Struga police files charges against the killers of notorious mafia boss Dilaver Bojku – Leku

Struga police issued criminal charges against two men suspected of killing notorious prostitution boss Dilaver Bojku – Leku. The two were named as K.L. (33), who is suspected of killing Bojku, and his accomplice E.O. (39), both from the village of Livada near Struga. Bojku (58) was gunned down...

Macedonia 04.01.20 | 19:53

Young couple of Albanians from Struga killed in Melbourne, the wife’s father is the main suspect

A young couple of ethnic Albanians who originate from Struga in Macedonia were found killed in Melbourne, Australia. Veton Musai (29) and his wife Lindita (25) were found badly injured with gunshot wounds. Lindita’s father was also found injured, and the police suspects him of killing his daughter...

Macedonia 12.12.19 | 18:59

Osmani turns somber, says EU relations are too complex and outcomes are difficult to predict

Deputy Prime Minister Bujar Osmani, who is tasked with advancing EU integration, struck a somber note today during a lecture in Struga. Osmani told the participants at the event that the “relations within the EU itself are complex” and outcomes are “not easy to predict”, but that...

Macedonia 04.09.19 | 11:46

Albanian man would steal cars in Macedonia, drive them across the border to sell them

Albanian police arrested a 53 year old man living in the border region with Macedonia, near Struga, on the charge that he was organizing vehicle theft in Macedonia. The cars would be stolen in Macedonia and then driven across the hills on the border to Albania, where they would be sold. The Albanian...

Macedonia 03.08.19 | 08:17

Struga developer cheated by Boki 13 asks for his 223.000 EUR back, with interest

Telma TV reports that a Struga based construction company, which paid 223.000 EUR to Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13 in 2018, was hoping that he will use his clout to secure a lucrative development permit. After Boki 13 failed to deliver, the company reportedly asked for its money back, with interest. On...

Macedonia 31.07.19 | 10:07

Two police officers were nearly lynched in Struga on Monday

Two police officers were nearly lynched by a mob in Struga on Monday afternoon. Local police has downplayed the incident, issuing just a vague press report, saying that three men aged 29 to 38 were arrested for obstructing police officials from carrying out their duties. Eyewitnesses say that the two...

Macedonia 31.07.19 | 09:59

Albanian citizen swallows a small pack of drugs in front of Struga border officers

An Albanian citizen swallowed a pack containing a white powdery substance while he was being searched by police at the Struga border crossing. The 45 year old man was travelling with two younger men on Wednesday evening when the Macedonian customs officers asked to look into his vehicle. The man pulled...

Macedonia 28.07.19 | 12:40

Officers filmed demanding money from Albanian seasonal workers to enter Macedonia

A video shared online shows Macedonia guards at the Struga border crossing asking for money from ethnic Albanian seasonal workers going to Macedonia. The officers were asking each man to pay 10 EUR to cross the border. According to the Infomax news site, this lead to an investigation against three officers.

Macedonia 23.07.19 | 21:28

The Government calls on Ohrid and Struga to order a temporary ban on all new construction

The Macedonian Government called on the municipalities of Struga and Ohrid to declare a temporary ban on new development, until a plan to manage the unique natural and cultural treasures of the region is prepared. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev announced that he will even assume the right to approve new construction...

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