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Macedonia 20.01.22 | 17:53

Despite his injury, judge Shabani threatened to drag Mile Janakieski to court

Judge Osman Shabani, who presides over one of the politically motivated trials against former Minister Mile Janakieski, has reportedly threatened to drag Janakieski to the courthouse despite his injury. Janakieski was only recently released from house arrest, after three years, and sought treatment for...

Macedonia 20.01.22 | 17:18

President Radev insists that Bulgaria does not engage in double standards as it demands minority rights in Macedonia while denying them at home

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev dismissed accusations from Macedonia that his country demands a privileged position for the ethnic Bulgarians in Macedonia, while completely denying even the existence of the ethnic Macedonians in Bulgaria. This lack of reciprocity in the dispute between the two countries...

Macedonia 20.01.22 | 13:37

VMRO-DPMNE says will not participate in the working groups with Bulgaria, invites Osmani to answer question at Parliament Committee

VMRO-DPMNE has not received an invitation from the Government to have representatives in the working groups with Bulgaria, and if it receives an invitation, the opposition party will not participate because that would be a decoration of the government and would give legitimacy to their wrong functioning,...

Macedonia 20.01.22 | 13:02

Spin that something is being solved with “salami” tactics: Dimitrov blasts the Government after Petkov’s visit

Nikola Dimitrov, the former Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration, wrote on Facebook criticizing the Government after the visit of Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov in Skopje that it spins the resolution of the dispute with “good will for Bulgaria to accept the short name”. The...

Macedonia 19.01.22 | 18:25

Corona wave: Number of daily newfound cases surpassed 2,000, Macedonia is close to 20,000 active cases

The number of newly diagnosed coronavirus cases jumped by 2,051 today – out of just 6,353 tests, showing that the new wave of the illness is intensifying. The number of active cases is now racing toward 20,000, a number which will likely be reached with tomorrow’s report. The Healthcare Ministry...

Balkans 19.01.22 | 15:57

Instead of date, Macron pledged Balkan EU membership within reasonable time

French President Emmanuel Macron, in his speech before the European Parliament in Strasbourg, where he presented the priorities of the French EU presidency, reiterated that the Western Balkans “by their geography and history, as well as by the promise of the future it brings are at the heart of...

Macedonia 19.01.22 | 14:53

The Holy Cross in Skopje was retrieved by all Epiphany participants

On the occasion of the Epiphany holiday, Archbishop Stefan lowered from the Sloboda Bridge near the Holiday Inn hotel the Holy Cross into the Vardar as part of this year’s Great Theophany Blessing of Water Epiphany tradition for believers to retrieve. The Holy Cross in Skopje was captured by all believers...

Macedonia 19.01.22 | 11:19

Mickoski: May the Epiphany holiday bring peace, tranquility, good health and prosperity to all

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski has sent an Epiphany greeting to the Head of the Macedonian Orthodox Church – Ohrid Archbishopric, Metropolitan of Skopje, Archbishop of Ohrid and Macedonia, H.H. Stefan and all Orthodox believers, with wishes for peace, tranquility, good health and prosperity for...

Macedonia 19.01.22 | 11:10

Orthodox faithful celebrate Epiphany

Believers are celebrating Epiphany, one of the holiest days for Orthodox Christians and a religious public holiday in Macedonia, the feast in honor of Christ’s baptism in the river Jordan. The Macedonian Orthodox Church will hold its traditional Great Theophany Blessing of Water event near Skopje’s...

Macedonia 18.01.22 | 22:14

Maricic: If there are Macedonians in Bulgaria, they can self-identify as such, but we can’t support them

Deputy Prime Minister Bojan Maricic spoke out about the controversy he caused, when he refused to stand up for the minority rights of ethnic Macedonians in Bulgaria. The same position was later adopted by Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski, even as Bulgaria is pushing very strongly to demand minority...

Macedonia 18.01.22 | 19:43

School year cut short because of the new coronavirus wave

The Government today determined that the school year will be cut short to 172 school days for elementary school pupils and to 158 days for the elementary school graduates. This means that the currently on-going winter break, that was supposed to end on Thursday, will be extended until February. The reason...

Macedonia 18.01.22 | 14:10

FAZ: Petkov demands that the Bulgarian minority be included in the Macedonian Constitution, but doesn’t want to hear about the Macedonian minority in Bulgaria

Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov is paying his first official visit to Macedonia today, and before the visit he announced a new approach to the talks on resolving the dispute between Skopje and Sofia. The newspaper “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” (FAZ) today published an analysis on...

Macedonia 18.01.22 | 10:45

National anthem cut short: Petkov did not hear about Goce Delcev, Dame Gruev, Sandanski and the Krusevo Republic

The Prime Minister of Bulgaria Kiril Petkov was given a solemn welcome outside the government building. He was welcomed by his host Dimitar Kovacevski. But when it came time to perform the Macedonian national anthem, the military orchestra performed only the first part but not the part that is problematic...

Macedonia 18.01.22 | 08:53

Bulgarian Prime Minister Petkov is visiting Macedonia

Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov is paying a one-day official visit to Macedonia together with Minister of Foreign Affairs Teodora Genchovska, Minister of Transport and Communications Nikolay Sabev, and Vice President of the Bulgarian National Assembly Kristian Vigenin. The government delegation...

Macedonia 17.01.22 | 23:20

“Dimitrov has no credibility to talk about treason”

Discussing the warning from former Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov, that Macedonia is hurtling toward a bad, damaging deal with Bulgaria, VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski said that Dimitrov has no credibility to speak about national betrayals. Dimitrov signed the Prespa Treaty which opened the door...

Macedonia 17.01.22 | 23:11

Mickoski: We can’t accept EU talks if they come at the price of our national identity

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said that Macedonia should not give up on its EU membership, but that the goal of opening EU accession talks should not be sought at any price, especially not at the price of the Macedonian national identity. We should not give up on the European Union, but we...

Macedonia 17.01.22 | 17:28

No reciprocity: Kovacevski says he won’t raise the issue of the Macedonian minority during his meeting with Bulgarian PM Petkov

Newly elected Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski also announced that he has no intention of raising the position of ethnic Macedonians in Bulgaria during his meeting with the new Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov planned for tomorrow. Bulgaria is pushing hard to demand concessions such as adding the...

Macedonia 17.01.22 | 16:44

VMRO-DPMNE strongly condemns Deputy Prime Minister Maricic for his refusal to stand up for the rights of Macedonians in Bulgaria

VMRO-DPMNE strongly condemned the statement from the newly elected Deputy Prime Minister for EU affairs Bojan Maricic, who said that Macedonia has no right to claim that there is a Macedonian minority in Bulgaria or elsewhere. The issue was raised after new Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov strongly...

Macedonia 17.01.22 | 12:07

After saying that the Macedonian minority in Bulgaria doesn’t exist, Petkov asks our country to roll up its sleeves and work

Let’s move forward with a constructive dialogue because for me good neighborliness is of great importance for Bulgaria, the Republic of Macedonia and the entire Balkan region, said Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov in an interview with MIA ahead of his visit to Skopje on Tuesday. I really believe...

Macedonia 17.01.22 | 09:59

Kovacevski takes over office from Zaev

The newly elected Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski took over office from outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. Macedonia’s Members of Parliament with 62 votes in favor, 46 against and with no abstentions late on Sunday elected the new government led by Dimitar Kovacevski. In the speech before the MPs,...

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