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Macedonia 15.09.21 | 00:15

“Filipce’s resignation is a done deal”

Gostivar Mayor and former Healthcare Minister Arben Taravari said that the resignation of Minister Venko Filipce and the other officials responsible for the Tetovo hospital fire is a done deal. We are no longer talking about the fire, but about the moral act of resigning. That is a done deal. It should...

Macedonia 25.02.21 | 16:00

Taravari: Ridiculous theater from the Zaev – Mijalkov duo

Arben Taravari from the Alliance of Albanians dismissed the events of the past few days as ridiculous theater show put on by Zoran Zaev and Saso Mijalkov. The former security chief briefly fled the country as he faces sentencing tomorrow, only to return two days later. Zaev insisted that he did not signal...

Macedonia 12.02.21 | 09:54

Taravari predicts an opposition landslide at the coming municipal elections

Gostivar Mayor Arben Taravari, who is deputy leader of the Alliance of Albanians, predicted that an inter-ethnic coalition of opposition parties would sweep in the October municipal elections. If we have a coalition of VMRO-DPMNE, the Alliance of Albanians and Alternative, out of 80 municipalities in...

Macedonia 29.01.21 | 15:11

Taravari: I doubt the census will actually take place

Gostivar Mayor and top official of the Alliance of Albanians Arben Taravari says that he doesn’t believe a census will actually take place this year, despite all the pressure coming from the ruling SDSM – DUI coalition. According to Taravari, there are serious issues with the plans put in...

Macedonia 11.11.20 | 23:40

Taravari: Zaev will push for early general elections in 2021

Arben Taravari from the Alliance of Albanians expects Zoran Zaev to call for early general elections in the fall of 2021, along with the scheduled municipal elections. They have 62 votes, we have 58 in Parliament. It makes it very difficult for them to function. As opposition, we helped them out several...

Macedonia 05.11.20 | 13:04

Disaster in the making: Minister Filipce still intends to send Covid-19 patients to the Neurology Clinic

Despite dire warnings from the Neurology Clinic in Skopje’s Mother Teresa complex, it is still being prepared to admit Covid-19 patients. The moves is part of Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce’s idea to add Covid wards to many of the clinics in this complex. More clinics in Skopje being...

Macedonia 25.10.20 | 15:16

Taravari: VMRO keeps gaining on SDSM to the point Zaev may ask for early elections to cut his losses

SDSM is declining in the polls relative to VMRO-DPMNE to the point that they will themselves ask for early general elections, predicted Arben Taravari from the opposition Alliance of Albanians. Municipal elections are expected next fall but due to the inconclusive division in Parliament, calls are growing...

Macedonia 20.10.20 | 09:25

Taravari announces a coalition between the Albanian opposition parties and VMRO-DPMNE for the municipal elections

Arben Taravari, the deputy leader of the Alliance of Albanians, raised the prospect of a coalition with VMRO-DPMNE for the municipal elections expected in 2021. Taravari was speaking during a TV21 debate about the possibility that the ruling coalition parties SDSM and DUI extend their cooperation for...

Macedonia 15.08.20 | 14:26

Taravari: SDSM and DUI are just putting on a show, they already have a coalition deal

Arben Taravari from the Alliance of Albanians believes that SDSM and DUI already have reached a coalition agreement, but are simply creating a spectacle before the public with the daily announcements of the course of their negotiations. Together with the one vote from DPA, this coalition would have a...

Macedonia 05.08.20 | 16:51

Zaev met with the Alliance of Albanians to discuss possible coalition terms

SDSM leader Zoran Zaev met today with the top officials of the Alliance of Albanians, party leader Ziadin Sela and his deputy Arben Taravari. The meeting was reported by Alsat-M TV, who said that there is no word if Sela’s coalition partner Afrim Gashi from the party Alternative also joined the...

Macedonia 27.07.20 | 15:56

Alliance of Albanians rejects DUI proposal for a new unified Albanian platform

The Alliance of Albanians (AA) rejected the offer from the Democratic Union for Integration (DUI) that parties representing ethnic Albanians sign a treaty to advance their national interests in Macedonia. As the slightly larger party, DUI often pushes for a solidification of the Albanian vote behind...

Macedonia 22.07.20 | 17:34

Taravari expects that judges allied with DUI will cover up election irregularities in the ethnic Albanian districts

Some of the judges in the Administrative Court, which is deciding on the cases of alleged election day intimidation and ballot stuffing, are close to the ruling DUI party, said Arben Taravari from the Alliance of Albanians. AA submitted more than 150 charges covering election day violations perpetrated...

Macedonia 21.07.20 | 22:17

Taravari: The Alliance of Albanians is open for any coalition that would leave DUI in the opposition

The Alliance of Albanians, which is projected to win 12 seats together with its coalition partner Alternative, will be open to any combination in Parliament, provided it leads to pushing the DUI party into opposition after almost uninterrupted 18 years in power. Arben Taravari from the Alliance of Albanians...

Macedonia 20.07.20 | 21:05

Alliance of Albanians rejects offer of cooperation from DUI, says it stole the Albanian vote

Arben Taravari from the Alliance of Albanians said that this party can’t forget how Ali Ahmeti and his DUI party subverted the democratic will of the ethnic Albanian voters. AA submitted 150 reports of ballot stuffing and intimidation perpetrated mainly by DUI in their fight for the Albanian vote,...

Macedonia 15.07.20 | 22:29

Alliance rejects DUI request for a unified bloc behind the demand for an ethnic Albanian Prime Minister

Arben Taravari, the Gostivar Mayor who is deputy leader of the Alliance of Albanians, rejected a proposal from the DUI party for a unified Albanian bloc. We have a convincing lead over DUI. The trends favor us. We were pressured from all sides in these irregular elections, Taravari said. Previously the...

Macedonia 22.06.20 | 21:48

Taravari: Ahmeti should explain his math when he demands an ethnic Albanian Prime Minister

Gostivar Mayor Arben Taravari, who is deputy leader of the Alliance of Albanians, said that he agrees in principle with the call that an ethnic Albanian Prime Minister is appointed after the elections, but said that it is not a realistic proposal. The demand comes from the DUI party and its leader Ali...

Macedonia 04.06.20 | 18:48

Gostivar plans to introduce corona patrols

Gostivar Mayor Arben Taravari called for patrols that would warn companies and citizens to respect the coronavirus restrictions. Taravari said that municipal authorities will ask the Interior Ministry to help set up these patrols that would go to restaurants, cafes and shops, inspecting whether the restrictions...

Macedonia 03.06.20 | 13:08

Taravari: The epidemic is out of control

The coronavirus epidemic in Macedonia is out of control, said doctor Arben Taravari, who is the Mayor of Gostivar and a top official of the Alliance of Albanians. Taravari, who was Healthcare Minister in Zaev’s first cabinet, spoke to Euronews Albania to note that Macedonia currently has a higher...

Macedonia 01.06.20 | 11:47

Taravari: The coronavirus situation has gotten out of control

Doctor Arben Taravari, who is Mayor of Gostivar and deputy leader of the Alliance of Albanians, warns that the coronavirus situation has gotten out of control. He called on the Government to stop being passive in its handling of the epidemic and stop blaming the citizens for the spread. We urgently need...

Macedonia 20.05.20 | 10:47

Taravari: Zaev would not back down from his request that we have elections in June

Arben Taravari from the Alliance of Albanians said that SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev was the only person who was completely unprepared to compromise during the meeting of party leaders earlier this week. Zaev demands that elections are held on June 21, even as other parties are warning that the still...

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