Tag: Tetovo
Macedonia 05.09.20 | 10:30

Mass protest against the energy price hike in Tetovo

A large group of protesters marched through Tetovo yesterday, demanding that the recent energy price hike is reversed. The committee regulating energy prices waited until a few days after the elections to announce prices are going up by steep 7.4 percent. Во моментов се оддржува...

Economy 29.08.20 | 09:31

Protests in Tetovo and Gostivar against the energy price hike

Hundreds of citizens of Tetovo and Gostivar protested yesterday afternoon against the planned energy price hike of 7.4 percent. The price hike was timed for shortly after the elections, while the ruling parties SDSM and DUI campaigned on a modest energy subsidy they introduced earlier and on the promise...

Macedonia 26.08.20 | 12:23

Man from Tetovo charged with raping three minors over the past two years

A 43 year old man from a village near Tetovo is charged with rape against three minors aged 14. The assaults were perpetrated in 2019 and 2020, and the man used weapons, including a gun, and photographs to intimidate the minors into sexual acts. The court ordered a month long detention of the predator.

Macedonia 14.08.20 | 12:09

Tetovo police arrests the man who torched two EVN vehicles

Tetovo police said that it arrested the man who torched two vehicles owned by the EVN energy distribution company. The culprit is identified as K.O. (43). The Dacia and Nissan are nearly completely destroyed, and a near-by Golf was also affected by the fire that was planted overnight. It’s believed...

Macedonia 14.08.20 | 10:36

Two EVN vehicles torched in Tetovo

Two vehicles owned by the energy distribution company EVN were set on fire yesterday in Tetovo. The incident comes shortly after electricity prices were hiked by steep 7.4 percent. This sparked a protest in Tetovo, where the Austrian owned EVN has faced resistance when trying to collect on unpaid bills. Meanwhile,...

Macedonia 10.08.20 | 13:56

Mother and daughter attacked by armed robbers in their apartment in Tetovo

A mother and daughter were attacked by armed robbers in their apartment in the center of Tetovo yesterday. Several attackers carrying pistols broke into the apartment, attacked the 47 year old woman and her daughter, and grabbed money, a phone and gold jewelry. The incident happened on Sunday evening.

Macedonia 05.08.20 | 20:25

Gay rights activist beaten in Tetovo

Gay rights activist Bekim Asani was attacked close to his own office in Tetovo. Asani said that the attackers derisively asked him “are you that ‘faggot?'” and then began punching him. The attack on the ethnic Albanian LGBT activist was perpetrated by two men. It’s not the first...

Macedonia 24.07.20 | 17:11

Culev punishes police official who initiated an incident in Tetovo on election day

Interior Minister Nake Culev approved the strictest possible disciplinary measure for one of his own advisers, Zoran Georgievski who on election day had an incident on election day with the traffic police chief of Tetovo Zoran Talev. It was found that Georgievski initiated the incident and the disciplinary...

Macedonia 15.07.20 | 21:29

Kasami says that the vote for BESA and SDSM is a vote for EU membership

BESA party leader Bilal Kasami, who campaigned together with SDSM and lead the joint list in the 6th district, said that the elections are a “golden opportunity to continue on the Euro-Atlantic path”. Kasami, who raised the question over how loyal he will be to SDSM once in the Parliament,...

Macedonia 15.07.20 | 19:18

Two officers involved in an incident in Tetovo

Two police officers were involved in an incident today, around 16h, reported in Tetovo. The Interior Ministry said that its internal control is investigating the case. It’s unclear whether it was related to the elections. Police officers are banned from campaigning and Interior Minister Nake Culev...

Macedonia 09.07.20 | 17:26

Zaev has hard time selling his policy at the Tetovo market

Zoran Zaev had an unpleasant exchange that was caught on camera as he was promoting his latest election promises at the Tetovo farmers’ market. He was confronted by several men who told him he can’t count on the votes of ethnic Albanians any more because he betrayed his past promises. –...

Macedonia 08.07.20 | 19:39

SDSM is trying to bribe and pressure a sick man to vote for them, the daughter claims

The family of a disabled man from Brvenica near Tetovo said that activists from the ruling SDSM party were harassing them to vote, even offering flour and cooking oil as bribes. They never come to ask how we are doing, how we are coping, but when election comes, they show up to campaign. How do you expect...

Macedonia 05.07.20 | 12:53

Doctor from Tetovo, who was months before his retirement, dies of the coronavirus

Arifikmet Deari (64), an urologist from Tetovo, is the first doctor to die from Covid-19 in Macedonia. The doctor had a prior neurological condition, said Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce. He died months before retiring. My condolences to the family. I urge medical professionals to take care of themselves,...

Macedonia 02.07.20 | 12:14

Man from Tetovo shot several times after an argument

A man from Tetovo was shot several times in front of his home yesterday afternoon. The shooting followed a dispute between S.M. (40) and two men from the village of Lavci. At one point, the men opened fire on S.M., and left. The wounded man is being treated in Tetovo, while the police is investigating...

Macedonia 28.06.20 | 11:07

Zaev has no problem with an Albanian prime minister

Zoran Zaev wrote on Facebook saying that he and SDSM have no problem Macedonia getting an Albanian as prime minister. With that being said, the president of SDSM, Zoran Zaev, practically denies himself, because in his previous statements on DUI’s proposal for an Albanian prime minister, he said...

Macedonia 26.06.20 | 22:59

Zaev insists he will beat DUI in the 6th, majority Albanian district

During a pre-election rally with his coalition partner Bilal Kasami from BESA in Tetovo, SDSM leader Zoran Zaev said that his party will beat DUI in the 6th electoral district. The north-western region is usually dominated by ethnic Albanian parties, but SDSM, with its own Albanian faction and with BESA,...

Macedonia 23.06.20 | 21:57

SDSM and DUI use their executive powers to replace the chief of police in Tetovo

The SDSM – DUI led Government decided to again dismiss the police commissioner of Tetovo, who was appointed by Interior Minister Nake Culev, in accordance with this authority under the pre-election power sharing agreement. The Government already replaced the commissioner once, and Culev won a case...

Macedonia 08.06.20 | 17:12

Government postpones its decision on whether to impose a new curfew for tomorrow

The decision on whether Macedonia will be exposed to a new round of evening curfews will be announced by the Government tomorrow. The Committee on infectious diseases proposed that the cities of Skopje, Kumanovo, Tetovo and Stip are placed under a curfew that will begin at 22h each evening. These densely...

Macedonia 22.05.20 | 13:54

Two incidents involving police officers in Tetovo

Police officers in Tetovo were targeted in two separate incidents, the Interior Ministry reported. In one instance, an officer, accompanied by a friend of his, was intercepted by three men who cut off his path with their car and attempted to assault him. Following the incident yesterday evening the three...

Macedonia 21.05.20 | 18:42

Family gatherings lead to 10 new coronavirus cases in Tetovo

Tetovo local authorities warned that the spike in new Covid-19 cases is due to family gatherings. Three group gatherings in and around Tetovo led to 10 new cases in one day, said epidemiologist Naim Skenderi. Tetovo and Bogovinje have the most new cases. Citizens should not lower their guard and should...