Tag: UBK
Macedonia 30.07.20 | 15:45

Prosecutors go after journalist who revealed a case of political abuse of the secret police

State prosecutors announced charges against journalist Ljupco Zlatev, after his Lider news site published a document proving that the state security agency ANB is selecting its staff based on partisan loyalty. ANB was formed by the SDSM party led Government out of the notorious UBK secret police that...

Macedonia 09.07.20 | 22:53

The UBK secret service dismissed an officer because his father protested the name change

The Lider news site published documents showing that an agent of the UBK security service was fired because his father took part in protests against the imposed name change. The SDSM party instituted a wholesale change of UBK agents when it created a new agency called ANB in place of Macedonia’s...

Macedonia 05.05.20 | 13:44

Court refuses to hear from former intelligence chief who helped uncover the Racket scandal

During the Racket trial hearing held today, the court refused a request from defendant Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13 to have the former head of the UBK state security agency Goran Nikolovski to testify. Nikolovski was appointed by the SDSM party in 2017, but never the less he cooperated with businessman...

Macedonia 16.12.19 | 10:43

Kod: Remenski has evidence of Macedonian agents spying on EU countries for the benefit of a third party

Deputy Parliament Speaker Frosina Remenski, who is in house arrest as one of the defendants in the racketeering scandal, has documents revealing that the UBK security service had undercover agents operating for the benefit of another service. This is alleged by the Kod investigative reporting program....

Macedonia 30.09.19 | 16:27

Zaev’s Government dismisses intelligence chief who allegedly helped Kamcev begin his push back against Janeva’s racketeering ring

The Government decided that Goran Nikolovski, head of the powerful and controversial UBK intelligence service, which is at the core of the on-going political crisis, is dismissed from his office. Nikolovski is removed because the UBK is being dismantled and transformed into a new intelligence agency...

Macedonia 30.09.19 | 10:35

Compromised UBK staff obtain security clearance through illegal procedure

According to claims made by the National Security Agency, many employees who have never had a security clearance due to real security barriers but now, in a very short period of time, in an illegal procedure were given a positive assessment and taken by the Security Agency. UBK employees who have not...

Macedonia 25.09.19 | 13:46

Spy vs spy: Lazarevski insists his actions were “transparent” following shocking comments from his superior Zoran Verusevski

Gjoko Lazarevski, one of the rogue UBK intelligence officers who were charged with abusing the surveillance systems and secretly recording conversations of Government officials, made a short comment after the entire official narrative about his “exploits” was undermined by the main suspect...

Macedonia 20.07.19 | 18:41

Retired UBK agent caught transporting cocaine and marijuana with his son near Ohrid

A retired employee of the UBK state security agency and his 31 year old son were arrested as they were smuggling 50 kilograms of marijuana and 50 grams of cocaine near Ohrid. The two men from Struga were hiding the drugs in the trunk of their car, which was stopped on the road between Ohrid and the monastery...

Macedonia 17.07.19 | 19:49

First people of UBK dismissed

Goran Nikolovski, director of the Administration for Security and Counterintelligence (UBK) and his deputy director Arif Asani, are on the list for dismissal proposed by the Government today. Their dismissal comes shortly after the establishment of the National Security Agency (NSA). The new National...

Macedonia 12.06.19 | 11:13

Zaev appoints an SDSM party loyalist as head of the powerful new intelligence agency

The Zaev Government is appointing a party loyalist – Viktor Dimovski – as the head of the newly founded National Security Agency. The powerful domestic intelligence apparatus is supposed to replace the current UBK agency and will be removed from the Interior Ministry and placed directly under...

Macedonia 14.03.19 | 19:34

SDSM led police structures file charges against four UBK officials and employees

Police has arrested four officials and employees of the UBK – the main security service in the Macedonian Interior Ministry, on charges of embezzlement. According to media reports, these include people from the staff of former UBK director Saso Mijalkov, who was himself recently detained on one...

Macedonia 20.02.19 | 23:06

Nikoloski: It is a problem that the UBK director will again be appointed by the government

After the adoption of the law, these days we will come out with a detailed analysis and I can say the initial observations. First, I think it is good that the government has entered the process of intelligence reform because it is one of the demands that we have from NATO and the European Union. But...

Macedonia 28.12.18 | 14:22

The secret police is wiretapping the President, his associates and his family

President Gjorge Ivanov accused the UBK secret service of wiretapping his office and his family, as part of its attempts to influence political outcomes in favor of the Government. UBK is the source of our political, institutional and security crises. Instead of upholding the law, the UBK is operating...

Macedonia 20.12.18 | 14:10

Secret police officers charged with running a massive, illegal wiretapping operation for SDSM return to the Interior Ministry

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski announced on Thursday that he has returned two disgraced former UBK officers to their jobs. Georgi Lazarevski and Zvonko Kostovski were charged in the 2015 wiretapping scandal with abusing the UBK system to spy on office holders for years and then delivering the recordings...