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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...

Economy 17:19

Macedonia is sixth in the world according to the unemployment rate

According to Gold Broker, Macedonia currently shares sixth place with Angola in the world according to the unemployment rate of 20 percent. Congo with 46 percent tops the list, second is Bosnia and Herzegovina with 35 percent, and third Kosovo with 30 percent. Macedonia is just ahead of South Africa...

Macedonia 15:09

Nepotism watch: “Mira Diesel” had her hired brother in the same company where she landed her son

VMRO-DPMNE today revealed that the scandal plagued SDSM member of Parliament Mira Stojcevska hired not only her son, but also her brother in the state run ELEM energy company. Stojcevska yesterday denied knowing that her son Viktor ever applied for the coveted post in ELEM, and that she didn’t...

Macedonia 11:08

Bakoyannis: I will use “North Macedonia” but I will not call them “Macedonians”

Former Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis, who was instrumental in blocking Macedonia’s NATO membership in 2008, said that she will refer to the country as “Republic of North Macedonia” in the future, but will not use the term “Macedonian” to describe Macedonians. I...

Economy 09:43

World Bank suggests that Macedonia extends the retirement age in order to save its pension system

World Bank calls on Macedonia to increase the retirement age, warning that without reforms the pension system will continue to be unsustainable. According to a WB report, the system is also not fair enough, and a strong policy reform push would stabilize the PIOM fund and make it more fair. The Bank...

Macedonia 21:53

Outrage after Minister Mancevski openly endorses hiring of SDSM loyalists in the public sector

A statement from Minister Damjan Mancevski, who is primarily tasked with the workings of the public administration, caused additional outrage today after a relentless torrent of reports that close relatives of public officials were hired in the public sector. Those hired include relatives of former Prime...

Macedonia 21:03

New measures to fight the measles epidemic put in place after three children died in three days

Following a number of deaths of children and infants caused by measles, the Healthcare Ministry repeated its order that all parents of children over 6 months living in Skopje must vaccinate their children immediately. Usually the MMR vaccine was given after the first year, but the Ministry is moving...

Macedonia 16:39

1TV drama: Boki 13’s mother appointed to a state commission, Ordanoski given a security clearance

Jasminka Jovanovska, mother of owner of the pro-Government 1TV station Bojan Jovanovski, was appointed to the Commission for Freedom of Access to Information.  Jovanovska was nominated by Aleksandar Kiracoski, Secretary General of the ruling SDSM party. The appointment raises eyebrows over nepotism,...

Macedonia 11:44

Third victim of complications from measles, 13-month-old baby from Tetovo dies

A 13-month-old baby died at the Children’s Clinic last night after suffering from complications from measles, the Ministry of Health confirmed for Republika. This is the third time a child has died during the ongoing measles outbreak. A 13-month-old baby from Sveti Nikole, who got infected by...

Culture 11:34

Ademi’s adviser Vishka says Culture Ministry broke the “dictatorship” which distributed public funds

Actor Visar Vishka, who advises Culture Minister Asaf Ademi, welcomed the decision of the Ministry to cut funding for some of the most established cultural events and to boost funding for Albanian cultural projects. Ademi, who comes from the ethnic Albanian BESA party, faced strong criticism from a number...

Macedonia 22:54

Macedonian Foreign Affairs Ministry begins referring to the country as “Republic of North Macedonia”

Macedonian Foreign Affairs Ministry began referring to the country as “Republic of North Macedonia”, in a press release in which it outlines future steps in the renaming process. After the Greek Parliament ratified Macedonia’s entry into NATO, the Macedonian MFA said that it will send...

Culture 18:21

Minister Ademi, caught in culture funds redistribution scandal, also had his sister hired in a comfy public sector position

Hard pressed Culture Minister Asad Ademi, who faces calls to resign after he cut public funding for some of the best regarded cultural events to fund nationalist Albanian pet projects, was revealed to have had his sister employed in the public energy producing company ELEM. Ademi, who comes from the...

Economy 15:03

Tax authority begins tapping directly into data on all foreign receipts

The Public Revenue Service (UJP) began tracking flows of revenue from abroad received by Macedonian citizens. The Finance Ministry recently ordered banks to provide data to UJP which would allow the tax authority to look into every international transaction and automatically receive information on the...

Macedonia 11:45

Zaev’s Government now expected to begin imposing the name “Republic of North Macedonia”

With the ratification of the Macedonian NATO accession protocol in the Greek Parliament, the ball is again in the Macedonian court as the country now has to begin implementing the first stages of the renaming process. It’s expected that within a week Macedonia will have to replace signs in front...

Culture 10:36

Zaev says he will redistribute culture funding after major shift toward Albanian projects

Following public outrage, Zoran Zaev went on TV on Friday evening to promise that parts of the Culture Ministry program for 2019 will be withdrawn and funding priorities re-assessed. The Ministry, led by Asaf Ademi from the ethnic Albanian BESA party, cut funding for some of the best known cultural events...

Balkans 21:18

Greek Parliament approves Macedonian NATO accession protocol

Greek Parliament ratified the Macedonian NATO accession protocol this evening, wtih 153 votes in favor. It was the same margin with which the socialist Tsipras Government ratified the Prespa treaty, under which Macedonia is supposed to change its name into North Macedonia, while Greece undertakes to...

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