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Macedonia 20:20

Kathimerini: In 30, 40 or 50 years from now, a single Macedonian state might be created

Analyzing the pros and cons of the Prespa Agreement in detail, the Greek daily Kathimerini answers the question “Could the existence of a ‘North Macedonia’ pose a threat to Greece?” “Historical time cannot be reduced to natural time. Greece will not face any threat in the...

Macedonia 19:07

Mickoski – Kukan meeting: The government is not ready to face people’ will and to organize a fair process

“I had a meeting with the MEP and friend of the Republic of Macedonia, Eduard Kukan. At the meeting, I expressed my concern about the situation in our country, the growing level of corruption and crime, the lack of rule of law, and the increasingly difficult economic situation,” VMRO-DPMNE...

Macedonia 15:45

Renaming the country will cost citizens hundreds of euros in new bureaucratic charges alone

Costs to replace documents to accommodate the name “Republic of North Macedonia” will amount in the hundreds of euros for an average Macedonian family, and the entire process will take years, Republika estimates. A new passport bearing the name that was imposed on the country costs 1.800...

Macedonia 14:50

Journalist fired for criticizing Zaev: I will not submit

Journalist Ivor Mickovski says he was fired from the pro-Government Telma TV station after his outspoken criticism of Zoran Zaev and SDSM. He dismissed the claim by Telma manager Atanas Kirovski that he allegedly left himself after being rebuked for slacking on the job. They are mocking me. Kirovski...

Macedonia 13:02

Disturbing images reveal brutal manner in which the police detained opposition member of Parliament Ljupco Dimovski

While arresting member of Parliament Ljupco Dimovski on Friday, the police smashed through his door, breaking the reinforced lock. A disturbing picture was shared online today and Dimovski confirmed that the police used force during his arrest. I suppose they thought that is the most appropriate way...

Macedonia 19:05

Macedonia is the most polluted country in the world, please clean the air

Macedonian documentary Honeyland won the World Cinema Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in the United States. While receiving the prize at the closing ceremony of the festival this morning in Park City, Utah, producer Atanas Georgiev called on the Government of Macedonia to...

Macedonia 16:52

Ski trail in Mavrovo closed so that Zaev could amuse himself

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev angered visitors at the ski center in Mavrovo. Namely, he appeared with about thirty other party members and friends with ATV engines, and they were having fun driving on the ski trail. In order for the king to be able to have some fun with his entourage, the ski center closed...

Macedonia 16:30

Mickoski: Victory in elections, then against the Prespa Agreement

In an interview with Radio Free Europe, VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski said that the people expressed their opinion on September 30 whether the positions of VMRO-DPMNE were correct or were not correct regarding the Prespa Agreement. People decided to remain silent, and as some SDSM politicians...

Macedonia 18:32

Gruevski: I left the country via Albania, let the authorities discover the details of the escape as they promised

Nikola Gruevski, Macedonia’s ex-prime minister, said Saturday in an interview with Sitel TVthat he had fled the country via Albania before reaching Hungary where he was granted political asylum, but did not disclose the details of his movement. “From Macedonia, I went to Albania, where I requested...

Macedonia 21:43

Detention for Cvetkov and Delev – house arrest for Aco Spasenoski due to deteriorating health

Former minister Mihail Cvetkov and former deputy minister Kristijan Delev were detained, while Aco Spasenoski, was given home detention due to his deteriorating health condition, for which he submitted medical documentation to the prosecution. This morning, the court ordered their arrests and during...

Macedonia 17:13

Nikoloski: VMRO-DPMNE presidential candidate should be a person who will unite all people disappointed by SDSM’s rule

The deadline for submitting presidential nominations in VMRO-DPMNE has ended. The full list of nominations will be revealed by February 5. The party’s Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski in an interview with Pressing TV did not want to reveal whether Professor Gordana Siljanovska was among the...

Macedonia 15:02

VMRO-DPMNE received eight nominations so far from potential presidential candidates

VMRO-DPMNE received a total of eight nominations for President. Party delegates are expected to choose between the eight, whose names were not revealed today, at the convention schjeduled for February 16th. So far only conservative stalwart Vladimir Gjorcev publicly announced that he is seeking the nomination....

Macedonia 11:09

Arsovski: SDSM wants to avoid having a broad Government in order to steal the presidential elections

VMRO-DPMNE spokesman Dimitar Arsovski warned that the coming presidential elections can be heavily falsified, if they are held without early general elections at the same time. The rules for holding general elections provide that several key Government departments will be run by opposition nominees,...

Macedonia 23:26

SDSM and DUI fight for the same pool of ethnic Albanian voters shakes their coalition

The unexpected, unanimous decision by the DUI party leadership to nominate a candidate of its own in the presidential elections, despite the months of announcements that the party is seeking a joint candidate with SDSM, gave the impression of a crisis in the ruling coalition. DUI leaders met in their...

Macedonia 18:47

Baily to leave Macedonia in early March

US Ambassador to Macedonia Jess Baily today announced that he will be leaving the country in early March, and will then retire from the State Department. Baily was instrumental during the political crisis, which resulted with the overthrow of the VMRO-DPMNE Government and the appointment of an SDSM led...

Macedonia 16:09

Croatian commentator Brodic: Macedonians lost everything

Croatian commentator Ivan Brodic says that the forced name change of Macedonia amounts to “violence over an entire people”. Brodic blames outside interference in Macedonian politics for the tense situation the country is in and the imposition of the Prespa Agreement, despite the fact it was...

Macedonia 14:02

Zaev: Albanian language is official, “North Macedonia” to be displayed in Albanian as well

The Albanian language became official language on the whole territory of the Republic of Macedonia, and after the entry into force of the constitutional changes, all signboards will be replaced with the name North Macedonia, which will be displayed in Albanian as well, said the Prime Minister Zoran Zaev...

Macedonia 13:38

Turkey incensed after Zaev’s Government gives money to newspaper tied to Fethullah Gulen

The Turkish Government strongly condemned the move by the Macedonian Government to award funding to the daily Zaman newspaper, which is published in Macedonia and has ties to the FETO organization led by Fethullah Gulen, the man behind the 2016 bloody coup attempt in Turkey. Zaman received nearly a million...

Macedonia 13:10

Greece has accepted our right to self-determination: I am a Macedonian who lives on this territory

When I became Prime Minister, Macedonia had disputes with all of our five neighbors, and today we have no open bilateral issues with our neighbors, only the church issue remains, but certain steps are already taken, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said in a recent interview for N1’s Pressing. Talking about...

Macedonia 19:07

Supreme Court decides that the SPO cannot file charges after the expiration of 18 months

The Supreme Court has decided that the SPO cannot open investigations and file charges after 18 months from the date of taking over the cases under its jurisdiction. The Public Prosecutor’s Office for prosecuting crimes related to and arising from the content of the illegal interception of communications...

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