Tag: strumica
Macedonia 05.09.20 | 12:50

Zaev’s family members partying in a night club that openly defies coronavirus restrictions

The long running issue with the Avatar night club in Strumica, which continues to hold mass attended parties despite the coronavirus restrictions appears to have a political angle. Social media users have posted pictures of the son of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and their cousins partying in Avatar. Zaev...

Macedonia 04.09.20 | 17:15

Trafficker arrested near Kumanovo while transporting 34 illegal migrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh

A man from Strumica was arrested wile transporting 34 illegal migrants near Kumamovo. A police chase after the vehicle ended up when the driver, fleeing the pursuit, hit into the fence of a house and then tried to flee on foot. Officers arrested the 28 year old man from the village of Banica near Strumica....

Macedonia 29.08.20 | 19:14

High school students from Strumica protest against the planned online education model

High school students from Strumica protested today to demand they are allowed to study in person, and not just online. The school year is expected to begin on October 1, a month late, and only the youngest elementary school students will be allowed to study in person, while all others will study online. We...

Economy 24.08.20 | 14:55

VMRO demands an investigation into the politically linked companies who received credits from the failing Eurostandard Bank

Prosecutors need to investigate whether companies from Strumica, linked to the SDSM party, took up credits worth over 55 million EUR from the Eurostandard Bank, said Gordana Dimitrieska – Kocoska from VMRO-DPMNE. With the collapse of the bank owned by oligarch Trifun Kostovski, 200 million EUR...

Macedonia 28.07.20 | 11:29

Police detains nearly a 100 illegal immigrants in one night

Macedonian police detained nearly 100 illegal immigrants in one night, in three separate raids, proving that the Balkan migrant route is operating at a fast pace. The biggest incident was reported yesterday evening in the village of Tri Vodi near Strumica, where a young man from Veles was stopped while...

Macedonia 19.07.20 | 15:34

Calls to shut down a Strumica night club after photos of a packed concert cause outrage

Photographs from the packed Avatar nightclub in Strumica, with young people partying without any protection and even less distancing, caused outrage in the country. Healthacre Minister Venko Filipce called on the police to intervene, but this could be difficult given that the owner appears to be a major...

Macedonia 09.07.20 | 22:32

Strumica Mayor asks for police support after groups of illegal migrants were seen crossing the area

Two days after local media outlets published footage of illegal migrants walking freely around Strumica, Mayor Kosta Janevski finally responded – by calling on others to deal with the problem. Strumica is the new link in the Balkan migrant route. With the fair summer weather and the lifting of...

Macedonia 08.07.20 | 18:45

Alfa TV investigates the Strumica tax scandal – the shell companies involved are linked to the Zaev family

Alfa TV attempted to investigate the tax fraud scandal involving five companies from Strumica allegedly linked to the Zaev family. The companies received an eye-popping 5.2 million EUR in rebates from the tax authority in just the first four months of the year, clearly indicating fraud. The scandal was...

Macedonia 07.07.20 | 16:55

Migrant trafficker causes a major accident in Strumica

A driver transporting a group of illegal migrants caused a serious traffic accident in Strumica in which three migrants were injured. The driver, a man from Kocani, was speeding through Strumica, possibly to evade a patrol, and hit three cars. Some of the migrants in his van fled after the accident....

Macedonia 29.06.20 | 15:13

Strumica town hall awarded dozens of contracts, worth a million EUR, to a company ran by the son of his advisor

The municipality of Strumica signed over 70 contracts, worth a total of a million euros, with the company DIKOR, owned by the family of Cvetanka Laskova, adviser to SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev. Zaev was Mayor of Strumica for over a decade and is suspected of diverting the municipal budget toward his...

Macedonia 24.06.20 | 20:46

Nikoloski: The change must begin from Strumica – it was ruled by Zaev far too long

Strumica has been ran by one man for 18 years and it’s time for change, said VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski, who is leading the VMRO-DPMNE list in the 4th electoral district and is directly opposed to Zaev who leads the SDSM – BESA list. The change must begin here, from Strumica....

Macedonia 21.06.20 | 21:48

VMRO reports a major tax fraud operation involving a businessmen linked to the Zaev family

During a press conference, VMRO-DPMNE spokesman Naum Stoilkovski presented details about several little known companies from Strumica, the stronghold of SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev, who have collected astronomical sums in tax rebate. In the first five months of the year, these companies have received...

Macedonia 20.06.20 | 15:02

From Zaev’s stronghold of Strumica, Mickoski tells him that he will soon be history

VMRO-DPMNE party leader Hristijan Mickoski and his deputy Aleksandar Nikoloski campaigned in Strumica today, and from his main powerbase, promised Zoran Zaev that they will make him “history”. We are here to talk about everything that was done in the past three years by SDSM and Zoran Zaev,...

Macedonia 09.06.20 | 12:42

Migrant trafficker kills a man while fleeing the police near Strumica

The victim in the high speed accident near Strumica yesterday was a driver from the village of Gradasorci, whose car was hit by a trafficker of illegal migrants who was fleeing the police. Ten passengers were also injured in the accident that was caused by E.S. (55) from Skopje, who was transporting...

Macedonia 08.06.20 | 22:57

One dead and ten injured in the crash involving a migrant transport near Strumica

One person has been confirmed dead and ten are injured in the horrific car crash near Strumica, when a vehicle transporting illegal migrants was trying to flee a police pursuit. The driver of the vehicle hit a car, then a wall before stopping on the Strumica – Radovis road. It’s still not...

Macedonia 28.05.20 | 20:25

Two men from Strumica charged with migrant trafficking

Two men from the village of Gradosorci near Strumica were charged with migrant trafficking. The men, both aged 27, were linked to two trafficking incidents in February when they were transporting 15 and then 47 migrants in the area of Strumica road. Most of the illegal migrants were from Afghanistan...

Macedonia 24.05.20 | 22:33

Culev announces charges for SDSM party activists filmed bribing Roma voters in Strumica

Interior Minister Nake Culev announced charges against the group of SDSM party activists who were distributing food parcels in the Roma neighborhood in Strumica. Culev said that the charges will be filed for violation of the coronavirus movement restrictions, but if it is proven that the food was meant...

Macedonia 24.05.20 | 12:00

Attempt to remove the video revealing SDSM activists bribing voters from Facebook

The video showing SDSM party activists bribing poor voters in the Roma neighborhood in Strumica, was promptly removed from Facebook in an apparent attempt to censor it. It shows SDSM activists noting that the packages with aid come from their party leader Zoran Zaev, in a clear attempt to get the recipients...

Macedonia 23.05.20 | 22:46

SDSM activists filmed distributing pre-election bribes in the Roma neighborhood in Strumica

A video revealing how SDSM party activists are buying votes in the poor Roma neighborhood in Strumica was shared online today. The video reveals a large number of food packages being distributed, and the name of SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev is heard in the tape. It’s clear that the shipment is...

Macedonia 13.05.20 | 21:06

The new president of the Strumica court regularly attends SDSM rallies

The Judicial Council of the Republic of Macedonia informed that at the 339th session held on May 7, Emil Gligorov was elected President of the Basic Court Strumica. From 2005 to 2009, Emil Gligorov was also president of the Strumica Court. Strumica people react that the head of the court will be a man...

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