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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...

Macedonia 17:17

Mickoski: The state is drowning in crime, and the government protects it

Macedonia at the bottom in the fight against corruption, the government protects and produces crime, the leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski, says in a video posted on Facebook. The video starts with a statement by Prime Minister Zaev which from today’s point of view is seen as a big lie. Mickoski...

News 13:05

Zaev’s Government tramples its promises of non-interference in the media

The SDSM Government insisted that it will respect the press and allow maximum freedom of reporting, but these claims, given before Zoran Zaev assumed power, are difficult to mention now without mockery. In a matter of days, the Zaev Government approved significant direct payments to print media outlets...

Macedonia 12:34

DUI’s Grubi expects there will be no early general elections, says party is close to having a joint presidential candidate with SDSM

DUI official Artan Grubi said that there will be no early general elections, and that his party is close to reaching agreement for a joint, “consensual” presidential candidate with its SDSM coalition partner. VMRO-DPMNE demanded early general elections to be held along with the presidential...

Macedonia 10:40

Government affiliated criminal law professor expects SPO cases to fall in the Strasbourg Court

Criminal law professor Gordan Kalajdziev, who is close to the ruling SDSM party, warned that the Special Prosecutor’s cases, which were used to bring down the VMRO-DPMNE Government, will likely amount to nothing in the end. According to Kalajdziev, the pardons President Ivanov gave in 2016 to numerous...

Macedonia 21:28

Mickoski warns about a repeat of the referendum day ballot stuffing if Macedonia holds presidential elections only

In his interview with a group of editors from across the political spectrum in Macedonia, VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski explained the reasons why the party insists on holding early general elections, under the rules put in place to guarantee that the vote is free and fair. Mickoski cited the...

Macedonia 21:19

Angusev tries to present a major Indian investment negotiated by Gruevski as his own

The Zaev Government proudly announced the investment of the Indian automotive cables company Malhotra, which is opening a new factory in Macedonia. Deputy Prime Minister Koco Angusev said that it is a new investment whose details were worked out in the past year and half – the period Zaev and Angusev...

Macedonia 17:31

Dokaz.mk: Justice Minister Deskoska is grooming SDSM party official Cicakovski for a seat on the Administrative Court

Former head of the State Electoral Commission Aleksandar Cicakovski, who was a nominee of the SDSM party, is being groomed for a seat on the Administrative Court, Dosie.mk reports. According to the news site, Cicakovski has the support of Justice Minister Renata Deskovska and is her personal choice for...

Macedonia 17:19

Greek Government distributes a gloating video depicting its win over Macedonia

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras prepared a video in which he details all the diplomatic wins Greece won from the Prespa Agreement, declaring that with it Macedonia gave up all its gains in the hard fought name dispute. Some 140 countries recognized Skopje under their constitutional name – the...

Macedonia 16:50

Skopje Mayor Silegov gives money to SDSM party activists, including his chief of staff, under the guise of “art projects”

The city of Skopje decided to award thousands of euros to political activists close to the ruling SDSM party, under the guise of funding artistic projects of dubious value. One of the recipients is the Plostad Sloboda group which will receive 3.000 EUR for a child related project. The group is founded...

Economy 12:56

Macedonia among the most corrupt countries in the Western Balkans

According to the Corruption Perceptions Index 2018 of Transparency International (TI), released on Tuesday, the most corrupt countries in the Western Balkans are Albania, Macedonia and Kosovo, which are ranked 99th and 93rd respectively. They are followed by BiH and Serbia at 89th, and 87th, while Montenegro...

Macedonia 11:24

Kocijancic does not confirm that after the name change, Macedonia will get a date for negotiations with the EU

“The EU perspective of North Macedonia is very present in light of the ratification of the name agreement in Athens and in Skopje, which was clearly prompted by EU leaders last June, although they said it was necessary for the Macedonian authorities to carry out further reforms,” European...

Macedonia 10:51

No difference between smokers and non-smokers in Skopje anymore – everyone is intoxicated as if working in а lead smelter

“Your so-called measures did not bear fruit at all, and people in Centar [municipality] breathe cancerous air almost every day .” “We try to stop the plans that were adopted even many years ago when the mayor here came from your ranks.” “So, I want to remind the mayor of...

Macedonia 22:47

Mickoski: Zaev plans to rig the presidential elections but we will defeat him

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski warned that the Government is preparing to rig the coming presidential elections in April/May in order to install a loyal President who would help it complete the renaming of the country. Mickoski said that this is why VMRO-DPMNE demands early general elections,...

News 21:09

Professor Gordana Siljanovska, critic of the Prespa Agreement, considers presidential run

Law professor Gordana Siljanovska, who is a strong critic of the Prespa deal, said she will think about the idea of running for President after 30 professors put her name forward. My mind is telling me that I shouldn’t do it, but the moment, the emotions, the quality of the names who asked me to...

Macedonia 12:10

Cento responds to threats from Minister Damjan Mancevski: I will defeat your regime

After being called out by Minister Damjan Mancevski, political prisoner Jane Cento replied that, just like his grandfather defeated the fascists in World War Two, so will he defeat the SDSM regime. Cento remains in prison on charges of “terrorism”, after he refused the offer of amnesty which...

Macedonia 12:08

Skopje keeps setting worldwide records in air pollution

Macedonian capital Skopje is again setting world records in air pollution. Based on the Air Visual worldwide air quality ranking, Skopje was ranked worst in the world on Monday, ahead even some of the Chinese industrial powerhouses like Wuhan and Chongqing. Lahore, Delhi and Dhaka, other famously polluted...

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