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Macedonia 22:22

US official who pushed Macedonia to change its name resigns from the State Department

Wess Mitchell, the US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian affairs, best known in Macedonia for forcibly pushing the public to accept the deal with Greece to rename the country, has resigned from the State Department. Although Mitchell resigned via the Washington Post, a paper extremely...

Macedonia 22:03

Buckovski: Zaev will pay the price for what he did at the next elections

Former Prime Minister and SDSM leader Vlado Buckovski expects that Zoran Zaev will pay a heavy price at the upcoming presidential and possible early general elections. Buckovski said that he approves Zaev’s move to sign a treaty with Greece and rename Macedonia in exchange for joining NATO and...

Macedonia 12:03

Terrorist informant Bekim Aliu brags he works as Zaev’s adviser – Government denies it

Macedonian citizens have become used to shocking information about people working for the SDSM Government, but having a terrorist employed there would still raise eyebrows. Bekim Aliu would not be the first, or likely the last, terrorist member of the NLA/UCK employed in the Government. In 2001, Aliu...

Macedonia 11:38

Investigation initiated in the prison beating of Cento

The Anti-Discrimination Commission initiated an investigation into the beating of political prisoner Jane Cento, who has been held for over a year in detention for speaking out and acting against the Zaev Government. Cento was attacked by a dozen prison guards last week, after, during a search and seizure...

Macedonia 21:20

Mickoski demands that a state of emergency is declared over the air pollution crisis

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski demanded that the Government declares a state of emergency over the unprecedented levels of air pollution. The gray smog floating over Macedonia’s largest cities in the past weeks and especially days has panicked citizens and prompted the Government to prolong...

Macedonia 21:10

DUI calls for joint presidential candidate with SDSM, open for holding early general elections

Deputy Prime Minister in charge of European integration Bujar Osmani said that his DUI party will attempt to nominate a joint presidential candidate with its coalition partner SDSM. According to Osmani, it is time to have a “consensual candidate”, a concept which DUI represents like having...

Macedonia 20:57

Days after harassing her with the police, Macedonian Government wants critical law professor removed from the Venice Commission

Deputy Prime Minister Bujar Osmani demanded the removal of law professor Tanja Karakamiseva, who is an outspoken critic of the Zaev Government, from the Venice Commission. Even though it is an independent body which should operate free from control of any Government, Osmani insisted that the divisive...

Macedonia 16:28

After the “votes for amnesty” deal, prosecutor Ruskoska insists on trying the remaining defendants

Prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska, who is close to the ruling SDSM party, said that the court case against the remaining defendants charged over the April 2017 incident in the Parliament will resume with the same charges. Half of those charged, primarily the VMRO-DPMNE members of Parliament, already received...

Macedonia 16:17

Sekerinska expects Macedonia to take its seat in NATO in a matter of weeks

Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska said on Monday that Macedonia is “weeks away” from taking a seat in NATO. Meeting General Joseph Lengyel who heads the US National Guard Bureau, Sekerinska said that Macedonia fulfilled its obligations under the Prespa treaty and now expects that Greece...

Macedonia 13:56

Extreme levels of air pollution delay start of school year in four cities

Following the exceptionally high levels of air pollution, the Macedonian Government was forced to order public institutions and to ask private businesses to allow elderly employees, pregnant and sick employees to stay home. Concentrations of PM10 particles, emitted from burning wood and refuse for heat...

Macedonia 17:45

Major clashes during Macedonia name rally in Athens

Tens of thousands of Greek protesters descended to downtown Athens today to rally against the name deal for Macedonia which Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras negotiated with Zoran Zaev. Protesters attempted to push through the police lines and enter the Parliament building, while the police responded...

Macedonia 12:39

Mickoski to Zaev: cut short your skiing trip in Germany and let’s have early elections

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski called on Prime Minister Zoran Zaev to “stop hiding” in Germany and come back to Macedonia to declare early general elections. In aninterview with Press24, Mickoski  says that the series of moves by Zaev to rename Macedonia and to make the Albanian language...

Macedonia 15:53

Kristijan Ninevski retrieves the holy cross in Skopje

Kristijan Ninevski from Skopje retrieved from Vardar River on Saturday the Holy Cross the Archbishop of Ohrid and Macedonia HH Stefan cast on the waters as part of the Orthodox Epiphany celebration. This is Ninevski’s first time to fish out the crucifix despite participating in the annual Epiphany...

Macedonia 14:02

Mickoski expects the Constitutional Court to overturn language law

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski said that, it the Constitutional Court is able to rise above politics, it should clearly reject the law on the use of languages under which the Albanian language was made official across Macedonia in violation of the 2001 Ohrid peace treaty. The law was adopted a...

Macedonia 13:45

One of the prison guards who attacked Cento posted threats against opposition activists on Facebook

After the attack on Jane Cento, opposition political activist who has been kept in detention for more than a year, Facebook comments from one of the prison guards who attacked him show that the assault has been premeditated. Cento told the press he has been beaten by a dozen of prison guards and their...

Macedonia 23:35

Cento attacked by prison guards

Political prisoner Jane Cento was attacked by prison guards today. Cento, grandson of the first Macedonian President and World War Two commander Metodija Andonov – Cento, is charged with “terrorism” by the SDSM Government and refused the offer of amnesty. A dozen of officers attacked...

Macedonia 22:38

Justice Minister Deskoska supports holding early general elections in April

Justice Minister Renata Deskoska says that her SDSM party should accept holding early general elections along with the presidential scheduled in spring. Deskoska is the first high ranking SDSM official who accepted the initiative from the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party to call for early general elections. Her...

Macedonia 22:22

President Ivanov: We must not question the right of the Macedonian people to exist

Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov held a reception for the diplomatic corps in Skopje, telling them that he would not change a single word of his criticism of the developments in Macedonia which he expressed in the United Nations General Assembly and in his latest speech before the Parliament. At the...

Macedonia 15:20

Prominent critic of the Government Tanja Karakamiseva harassed by the police

Law professor and prominent Government critic Tanja Karakamiseva informed that she was ordered to report to a police station by three uniformed police officers who arrived at her house and scared her children. The order came after the Helsinki Committee, a pro-Government organization, filed a proposal...

News 14:46

Hahn should mind his own business, Gruevski is a legal issue, not a political one

The Immigration and Citizenship Service is an independent body and the Hungarian Government cannot influence its decisions. Former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski has passed the asylum procedure and the immigration service decided to issue a positive solution, Peter Szijjarto, Hungary’s...

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