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Macedonia 22:45

Hasani: 20-year-old girl, whose leg was amputated, is still in critical condition

The 20-year-old girl, who sustained severe leg injuries in the bus accident, had two surgical interventions but remains in critical condition, Ilir Hasani, director of the Emergency Center and KARIL at the Mother Teresa Clinical Center informed late Friday. The patient’s condition remains critical....

Macedonia 21:34

Ministry of Interior thwarts ISIS terrorist attack in the country

The Ministry of Interior informed Friday that it has taken measures to prevent a terrorist attack in the country. After having previously exchanged operational information with a partner country, in connection with potential plans and intentions for committing a terrorist act on the territory of the...

Macedonia 15:28

Nikoloski calls on opposition supporters to unite for the presidential elections – VMRO will win

VMRO-DPMNE deputy leader Aleksandar Nikoloski called opposition supporters to unite behind the VMRO presidential candidate, and not to fall for any initiative to boycott the presidential elections. Calls to boycott the vote appeared after the SDSM led ruling coalition refused to accept holding early...

Macedonia 15:02

Beluli’s buses were being tested in a company also owned by him – authorities see no problem in this

Durmis Beluli, owner of the Durmo bus company whose vehicle slid off the Skopje – Tetovo highway on Wednesday killing 14, confirmed that he was testing the vehicles in a facility also owned by him. The issue whether the bus was appropriately tested was raised by Republika, after it was revealed...

Macedonia 13:01

Police ignores hate speech from pro-Government activist

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski announced that the police has initiated procedures against five people over hate speech after the fatal bus crash on Wednesday, and he implied that one of them is professor Biljana Vankovska, a critic of the Government. Vankovska wrote on her Facebook account that it...

Macedonia 17:38

Bus operator “Durmo” also owns a mechanical test facility, allowing it to avoid independent inspections

The “Durmo” bus company, which operated the Skopje – Gostivar line which ended in tragedy yesterday afternoon, also owns a certified mechanical test facility in Gostivar. Republika attempted to determine today whether the company is using its own facility for the mandatory annual mechanical...

Macedonia 16:46

Passenger says the bus driver lost control of the wheel

One of the passengers in the ill fated bus which crashed on the Skopje – Tetovo highway yesterday afternoon told the press that the driver had seemingly lost control over the wheel at the moment of the crash.  We took off around 16:30 and I was sitting on the third right side row. At one point...

Macedonia 16:38

Bus driver was not intoxicated, prosecutors examining whether he may have been using a cell phone at the time of the crash

Prosecutors informed that the driver who was operating the bus which crashed on Wednesday with tragic loss of life was not intoxicated. The Durmo company bus was 18 years old and had only recently completed its latest mechanical check and was cleared for commutes in January. After being left on the crash...

Macedonia 16:05

Mickoski visits the injured persons treated at “September 8th” hospital

I had just visited the injured from a horrific bus accident at “September 8th” hospital. I wished them a speedy recovery and return to their everyday lives with their loved ones, strong will, comfort and hope, our prayers are with them. Macedonia is in black because of the terrible accident. Great...

Macedonia 11:05

Seven in critical condition after fatal bus accident

Six people, four at the “September 8th” hospital and three at the Clinic for Traumatology, Orthopaedic Diseases, Anaesthesia, Reanimation, Intensive Care and Emergency Centre (TOARICEC), are in critical condition after Wednesday’s bus accident at the Skopje-Tetovo motorway, hospital...

Macedonia 10:40

First passenger’s statement: The bus was full, we were all returning from work

Аfter a large-scale rescue operation, following the tragic bus crash on Skopje-Tetovo highway, all passengers were removed from the bus and taken to the hospital. Unfortunately, 14 people were killed in the crash. TV Klan, late on Wednesday, managed to enter one of the Clinics where injured passengers...

Macedonia 23:48

Two days of national mourning declared

The tragedy on Wednesday afternoon, when a bus with 50 passengers slid off the Skopje – Tetovo highway, killing 13 on board, caused an outpouring of grief across Macedonia. President Gjorge Ivanov expressed his deepest condolences to the families of those killed and wished that the injured recover...

Macedonia 23:33

Member of Parliament Blagojce Trpevski lost his son in the tragic bus crash which killed 13 people

Jovica Trpevski, son of member of Parliament Blagojce Trpevski, is one of the 13 people who were killed in the tragic bus accident which happened on the Skopje – Tetovo highway this afternoon. Trpevski was elected from Gostivar, on the SDSM party ticket. So far, only the names of those injured,...

Macedonia 17:22

Anti-Corruption Commission will investigate cases of nepotism, even as one of its own members faces scrutiny

The state Anti-Corruption Commission (DKSK) President Biljana Ivanovska said that the Commission will investigate the allegations of nepotism and patronage in the public service which are being revealed daily. Never the less, DKSK begins working under the cloud of patronage itself, after Nuri Bajrami,...

Macedonia 17:08

Government spokesman promises that all reported cases of nepotism will be investigated and the violators fired

Government spokesman Mile Bosnjakovski said that all the reported cases of nepotism in public hiring will be analyzed and that the Government will react if it is determined that SDSM and DUI party officials influenced the employment process. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev was confronted by a journalist on...

Macedonia 13:25

Xhaferi’s brother-in-law elected deputy chairman of Anti-Corruption Commission

Nuri Bajrami was elected deputy chairman of the State Commission for Prevention of Corruption in a lottery draw. All members draw a ballot reading a member, and Bajrami draw the ballot reading deputy president. “It was really random. The show ends here, let’s get to work and stop making scenes”,...

Macedonia 00:12

Zaev and SDSM run away from early parliamentary elections!

At the session of the Executive Board of SDSM, which began around 9 pm tonight, the final decision was made: No early parliamentary elections, CIVIL MEDIA has learned from party leadership sources. The session was dominated by the assessment that reforms and integration are more important and that early...

World 00:01

Soros: The EU could collapse in the same way the Soviet Union did

Billionaire investor and liberal political activist George Soros has issued a call for Europe to “please wake up” and recognize “the magnitude of the threat” it faces from what he said were its enemies, both internal and external. Europe “is sleepwalking into oblivion,”...

Macedonia 23:27

Siljanovska: Raising the NATO flag is fabricating reality

The procedure for joining NATO has not yet been completed, and hence the raising of the NATO flag is fabricating reality, says Professor Gordana Siljanovska, one of the candidates for the future president of the state. The government today tried to fabricate reality by raising the NATO flag. Since the...

Macedonia 20:55

As of today, Macedonia is officially renamed North Macedonia

As of today, 12 February 2019, the Final Agreement for settling the differences as described in United Nations Security Council Resolutions 817 (1993) and 845 (1993), the termination of the 1995 Interim Accord, and the establishment of a strategic partnership between the parties, which was duly published...

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