Tag: xhaferi
Macedonia 26.04.21 | 23:20

Mickoski warns Xhaferi and Zaev not to play with fire after the opposition was denied the right to speak in the Parliament

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski warned Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi that they are playing with fire, after the VMRO members of Parliament were not allowed to speak during the discussion in the vote of no confidence procedure for Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski. Treatment...

Macedonia 24.04.21 | 09:58

Two thirds of Parliament members were given Sputnik vaccines

About two thirds of Parliament members were vaccinated yesterday, when the Healthcare Ministry organized a priority vaccination drive. The institution was barely functioning in the past months, as frequent outbreaks often prevented the slim SDSM led majority from even convening a session of Parliament,...

Macedonia 21.04.21 | 15:40

Prosecutors are investigating Speaker Xhaferi and two SDSM members of Parliament who violated their isolation orders

The OJO office of public prosecutors announced that it is already investigating the criminal charges proposed by the opposition VMRO-DPMNE and Levica parties against Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi and two members of Parliament from the SDSM led coalition. The charges come after the members of Parliament...

Macedonia 14.04.21 | 17:19

Xhaferi calls for a meeting to resume legislative work in the Parliament

Speaker Talat Xhaferi announced a meeting of the heads of party groups in Parliament, to discuss next steps after the work of the legislative body was unblocked by the party leaders. A number of laws are on the agenda and were stalled for months as the ruling “majority” was unable to gather...

Macedonia 31.03.21 | 20:58

Xhaferi’s move in the Parliament means that the census is legally still supposed to start tomorrow

The State Statistics Bureau census teams are going to be in a difficult situation tomorrow, as under law, the planned census is supposed to begin. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev accepted the demand from VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski to postpone the “corona census” for September, when hopefully...

Macedonia 31.03.21 | 17:20

Xhaferi obstructs the move to postpone the census

Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi announced that he returned the draft bill to postpone the census to the Government because it had “technical issues”. Xhaferi already announced that he will obstruct the move to postpone the census that was agreed between VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM leaders Hristijan...

Macedonia 29.03.21 | 23:46

Xhaferi opposes the agreement to postpone the census

Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi, from Zaev’s coalition partner DUI, said that he is not certain that the agreement to postpone the census for September will be accepted by the Parliament. Albanian parties in Macedonia are angry after Zaev and VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski reached an agreement...

Macedonia 25.03.21 | 16:00

Xhaferi’s attempt to hijack the Parliament fails, only the economic stimulus bill will be on the agenda

After a tense day in the Parliament, the ruling coalition and VMRO-DPMNE reached agreement that work will resume only on the proposed stimulus bill and several other urgently needed items for which VMRO offered to provide the quorum. The coalition and Speaker Talat Xhaferi tried to use the fact that...

Macedonia 25.03.21 | 13:20

Chaos in the Parliament – Xhaferi stopped the question time session to try to adopt bills from the agenda of the ruling coalition

Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi violated the rules of the house and stopped the session meant to have members of the Government answers questions from the representatives. Instead, Xhaferi insisted that the Parliament debates the proposed stimulus package and other items of the agenda of the SDSM –...

Macedonia 25.03.21 | 09:09

Zaev, Ahmeti and Xhaferi meet to discuss their lack of majority in the Parliament

Zoran Zaev is set to meet with his coalition partner Ali Ahmeti and the Speaker Talat Xhaferi today, to discuss the problems their coalition is having with adopting any legislation in the Parliament. The “majority” has only 62 votes, and it takes 61 to convene a session of Parliament meaning...

Macedonia 24.03.21 | 16:25

Xhaferi refuses Mickoski’s offer that the opposition provides quorum in the Parliament

Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi refused the offer from VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski that the opposition provides the quorum necessary to adopt the most critically needed pieces of legislation, such as the proposed stimulus package.The ruling SDSM – DUI – BESA majority doesn’t...

Macedonia 11.03.21 | 10:29

Zaev’s majority will make another attempt to convene a session of Parliament

In the Parliament, the ruling majority will make another attempt today to reach the quorum of 61 votes needed to hold a session – after months of serious difficulties during which little of the legislative agenda got done. Three members of Parliament from the majority are sick with Covid-19, meaning...

Macedonia 28.01.21 | 13:00

Speaker Xhaferi refuses to identify member of Parliament who is allegedly hiding a rape conviction

Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi refused media inquiries after VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Antonio Milososki revealed that one of the members of Parliament from the ruling majority is a convicted rapist. Milososki did not reveal the name of the person, but media outlets have quickly focused on one...

Macedonia 21.12.20 | 23:26

Xhaferi: No nation would agree to negotiate on the issues Bulgaria demands from Macedonia

Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi said that no nation would accept to negotiate on the issues Bulgaria is raising with Macedonia. Xhaferi, who is an ethnic Albanian, spoke during a TV21 interview where he denounced Bulgaria’s claims on Macedonian history and national identity. Bulgaria and Macedonia...

Macedonia 12.11.20 | 16:29

With six sick representatives, the ruling majority was left unable to conduct a session of Parliament

The Macedonian Parliament was not able to hold a session today, after it was revealed that six representatives from the ruling majority are absent after contracting the coronavirus. The opposition helped the ruling majority prepare the order for the day, which requires the presence of at least 61 representatives,...

Macedonia 02.10.20 | 22:45

Parliament and the Anti-Corruption Commission spar over the benefits package for former MPs

Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi demanded an apology from the State Anti-Corruption Commission (DKSK), after its representatives said that former members of Parliament who applied for benefits will receive 100,000 denars (1.600 EUR) per month for a period of up to a year. Xhaferi insisted that the actual...

Macedonia 24.08.20 | 21:48

Parliament will meet on Tuesday to determine the number of deputy speakers

Speaker Talat Xhaferi scheduled a session of Parliament for Tuesday at 11h, during which the parties would discuss how many deputy speakers they intend to elect. It’s expected that SDSM, VMRo-DPMNE and the coalition of Alliance of Albanians and Alternative will have deputy speakers, as DUI has...

Macedonia 23.08.20 | 22:57

Talat Xhaferi’s security detail seen having a picnic in front of the Parliament building

A1on posted a video of two members of the security team of Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi practically having a picnic in the grassy yard in front of the building. The news site reported that it got the video after it was recorded on Friday. The weird and unprofessional actions of Xhaferi’s security...

Macedonia 21.08.20 | 19:02

Xhaferi narrowly elected as Speaker – for the opposition it’s the start of a new criminal SDSM – DUI coalition

The Parliament re-elected Talat Xhaferi as Speaker, with a very narrow margin of 62 out of 120 votes – provided by the SDSM, DUI, BESA and DPA parties. There were 43 votes against Xhaferi, as much of the opposition left the hall. Xhaferi expressed his gratitude to those who supported him, and added...

Macedonia 21.08.20 | 15:33

VMRO-DPMNE representatives reject the nomination of Talat Xhaferi for Speaker

As the Parliament convened to discuss a proposal from SDSM and DUI to re-appoint Talat Xhaferi as Speaker, opposition representatives came out to voice their protest. Nikola Micevski from VMRO-DPMNE said that the largest party in Parliament won’t support Xhaferi’s nomination. While Xhaferi...

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