Tag: Zaev
Macedonia 03.06.20 | 13:19

Zaev and Filipce try to calm the public as they continue to push for early elections

SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev and Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce came out with assurances to the public, as the grim reports of high deaths and newly infected patients come day after day. The measures we took are giving results. We should continue to believe in them and in our ability to protect public...

Macedonia 03.06.20 | 10:00

Zaev’s mad rush to hold “corona elections” in July inspires his own “Downfall” video

The push of the ruling SDSM party to hold elections as soon as possible, despite Macedonia having by far the worst coronavirus statistics in the entire Balkan region, has alarmed the public. SDSM has apparently decided that the party can improve its sagging fortunes by holding a low turnout vote, while...

Macedonia 02.06.20 | 21:24

Pre-election incident: One of Zaev’s lieutenants assaulted Igor Durlovski

Former political prisoner and VMRO-DPMNE candidate at the coming elections Igor Durlovski informed the public that an adviser from Zoran Zaev’s PM cabinet assaulted him today. Durlovski said that the adviser, who he left unnamed but is easily identifiable in the public (Republika is identifying...

Macedonia 02.06.20 | 20:25

Katica Janeva and Boki 13 blame Zaev for the Racket scandal

Disgraced former Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva gave her closing statement in the major Racket trial, in which she confirmed the key statements given the previous day by her accomplice Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13. Janeva and Boki both pointed the finger at their former close friend and political...

Macedonia 01.06.20 | 16:19

As the body count grows, Zaev insists on holding “corona elections” in July

SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev shocked the public today with his push that elections take place on July 5, even as Macedonia suffered its worst single day death toll of the coronavirus epidemic so far. Seven people died and 89 were listed as newly infected – numbers that surpass anything from what...

Macedonia 01.06.20 | 15:57

Mickoski’s response to Zaev’s push for “corona elections” in July: How do you even sleep at night?

How do you even sleep at night?, opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski asked SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev, after Zaev again insisted that elections take place on July 5. SDSM is hit by a corona wave, with half a dozen top party and Government officials testing positive or ordered into quarantine, and...

News 29.05.20 | 16:10

Zaev tries to blame the Ramadan spike on Interior Minister Culev, demands his resignation

SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev sought to lay the blame for the spike in the coronavirus cases on the interim Interior Minister Nake Culev, the only high level opposition appointee in the Government. Zaev blamed Culev for not using the police aggressively to disperse the iftar dinners during the month of...

Macedonia 29.05.20 | 09:55

VMRO warns that Zaev’s push for elections in June is dangerous, will lead to Covid-19 deaths

Holding elections at a time of exceptionally bad coronavirus statistics is dangerous, said the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party, as the number of deaths and newly infected patients remains as high as it was during the worst days of the epidemic. Zoran Zaev wants elections in which, instead of votes, we will...

Economy 28.05.20 | 20:14

Mickoski confronts the public with Zaev’s false economic promises

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski published a social media video in which he points to the failed economic promises from SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev. Zaev was presenting a pronounced rosy picture of the economy in the run up to the elections originally planned for mid April, only to declare a...

Macedonia 27.05.20 | 15:43

Mickoski: Zaev is clearly prepared to accept any request put forward by Bulgaria

I would not be surprised if Zoran Zaev accepts all demands put forward by Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, in exchange for his support in the coming elections, said opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski. Bulgaria wants additional concessions from Macedonia, such declaring a number of historic heroes...

Macedonia 27.05.20 | 12:46

Pre-election grants: The Soros foundation will give money to 35 civic organizations

The George Soros funded FOOM foundation in Macedonia announced it is granting 190.000 USD to 35 organizations it is supporting that operate in the areas of corruption, judiciary, discrimination and the environment. The announcement comes as Macedonia is preparing for early elections. FOOM, which grants...

Economy 26.05.20 | 23:42

The exceptionally bad state of the budget led to a tense meeting between Zaev and Finance Minister Angelovska, Infomax reports

The Infomax news site reports that a tense meeting between Zoran Zaev and Finance Minister Nina Angelovska took place yesterday. The topic was the exploding deficit in the budget, and the situation was reportedly so tense and Zaev’s approach was so hard that Angelovska couldn’t hold back...

Macedonia 26.05.20 | 21:54

With restrictions being removed, Zaev quickly declares the “new normal”

As soon as the Government announced it is removing most of the restrictions linked to the coronavirus, SDSM leader Zoran Zaev came out with a social media campaign calling on the public to get accustomed to the “new normal”. The evening curfew is being lifted startign tomorrow, and patio...

Macedonia 23.05.20 | 19:52

Zaev again insists on elections in June, even if the opposition does not participate

SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev again insisted that the early elections must take place in June, before the summer starts. Zaev announced that he will go ahead with elections without the opposition if the VMRO-DPMNE party refuses to accept his preferred date in June. We want elections in which the opposition...

Macedonia 20.05.20 | 15:36

The notorious Verusevski spy family announces new wiretaps aimed at Zoran Zaev

Aleksandar Verusevski, the notorious son of equally notorious former intelligence chief Zoran Verusevski, announced that he has more recordings of SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev. The younger Verusevski was revealed as the source of the four recordings released recently which showed how Zaev abuses the...

Macedonia 20.05.20 | 15:24

Zaev has few reliable allies in his push for “corona elections” in June

SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev’s call for quick elections that would be held as early as June, has so far been supported only by his two minor Albanian coalition partners. The BESA party, which is in an official pre-election coalition, and Menduh Thaci’s DPA party, which has also given up on...

Macedonia 20.05.20 | 10:47

Taravari: Zaev would not back down from his request that we have elections in June

Arben Taravari from the Alliance of Albanians said that SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev was the only person who was completely unprepared to compromise during the meeting of party leaders earlier this week. Zaev demands that elections are held on June 21, even as other parties are warning that the still...

Macedonia 18.05.20 | 09:40

Party leaders will hold another meeting to look for a way out of the political crisis

Party leaders are set to meet today to discuss a way out of the political crisis. Macedonia has no Parliament, which was dissolved to make way for the now canceled election on April 12, and the Government rules by executive decrees under a state of emergency. President Stevo Pendarovski, who postponed...

Macedonia 15.05.20 | 18:12

Karakamiseva: With no Parliament in place, there is no way for Zaev to go back to a fully SDSM led Government

Law professor Tanja Karakamiseva insisted that a call from SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev that the Government is reorganized into a purely political, SDSM dominated one, is not doable. Zaev agreed to resign as Prime Minister and allow several opposition VMRO-DPMNE officials to assume positions in the Government...

Macedonia 14.05.20 | 15:51

VMRO demands that Zaev and SDSM are investigated over corruption in the civil society sector

VMRO-DPMNE spokesman Dimitar Arsovski called for a criminal investigation into the ruling SDSM party, after a testimony of a former Colored Revolution activist who testified that the party leader Zoran Zaev was financing the 2015 protests. Meri Nikolova – Buxhaku testified during a TV interview...

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