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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...

Macedonia 04.03.20 | 17:22

Taravari attacks DUI for not renaming the Cair schools sooner

Arben Taravari from the Alliance of Albanians mocked the move by DUI party officials to rename two schools in Skopje’s Cair district. The move is ethnically sensitive, as the schools were named after a Macedonian poet/enlightenment figure, and are now named after an Albanian politician and a 2001...

Macedonia 05.02.20 | 12:55

VMRO and AA open for post-election cooperation

Expressions of support between representatives from VMRO-DPMNE and the Alliance of Albanians raise the prospects of a post-election coalition between the two opposition factions. During a TV debate, AA official Arben Taravari said that he considers VMRO to be a fully reformed party and Ilija Dimovski...

Macedonia 25.12.19 | 15:39

Former Healthcare Minister Taravari warns of an on-going exodus of doctors from Macedonia

Gostivar Mayor Arben Taravari, who served as Healthcare Minister in 2017, warned today that 400 doctors have left Macedonia over the first six months of 2019. Medical professionals are highly sought for and on a typical year, Taravari said, about 200 would emigrate from Macedonia for Western countries,...

Macedonia 24.11.19 | 13:23

Protesters in Gostivar ask Zaev why he keeps seizing authority from the local town hall

Outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev was welcomed by protesters in Gostivar, as he arrived for a pre-election rally. The protesters held signs accusing Zaev for severely limiting the authority of the Gostivar town hall, and moving them to the central level. This was done after Arben Taravari from the opposition...

Macedonia 15.10.19 | 16:56

Taravari: The bribe video reveals how Ahmeti’s party is “DUIng business”

Following the latest corruption scandal involving a DUI party official, Gostivar Mayor Arben Taravari, from the opposition Alliance of Albanians, said that the perennially ruling party will have to be sent in the opposition. The scandal forced a resignation from Deputy Health Minister Amir Musa from...

Macedonia 28.09.19 | 23:30

Albanian politicians say Zaev betrayed all expectations, see change at the 2020 elections

As part of the Albanian Spring movement, which unites opposition Albanian leaders from Macedonia and Kosovo, a number of activists and politicians met in Skopje today. During the conference, Gostivar Mayor Arben Taravari said that the next elections will bring change. You say that there is no improvement...

Macedonia 16.09.19 | 21:51

Taravari calls on Albanians in Kosovo to support Albin Kurti in the coming elections

Gostivar Mayor Arben Taravari welcomed the visit by Kosovan Albanian nationalist Albin Kurti as he promoted the pre-election support the two parties – Alliance of Albanians and Self-Determination, have in place. Kurti is competing in the coming elections in Kosovo, and the Alliance wants to emulate...

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