Tag: Zaev
Macedonia 06.09.20 | 22:59

Modest celebration planned for the 29th independence day

The Government plans to hold a very modest celebration of the 29th anniversary of independence on September 8. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev will be the main speaker at an event that will be held with a bare minimum of attendees who will be kept at a distance from each other. Zaev will be accompanied by...

Macedonia 06.09.20 | 17:26

Major pro-Russian actor in the region comes to Macedonia enabled by Zaev and Ahmeti

Regional experts have pointed to businessman Miodrag Davidovic – Daka as a key figure in the pro-Russian opposition which is on the verge of formiing the new Government in Montenegro. The businessman gained notoriety in Macedonia ahead of the general elections, when a leaked audio tape showed him...

Macedonia 05.09.20 | 21:00

Former security officer with Russian ties, survived an assassination attempt in 2019: Controversial businessman gets red carpet treatment from SDSM and DUI

Montenegrin businessman Miodrag Davidovic – Daka is front and center in the news in Macedonia, after it was revealed that first order of business for the SDSM – DUI coalition was to approve changes in the urban plans of the city of Tetovo, to enable a grand development project for his company....

Macedonia 05.09.20 | 18:46

Real-estate deal in Tetovo was approved after Davidovic paid 300,000 EUR in bribes

Far from public eye, and just one day after the renewed SDSM – DUI coalition had its Government elected in Parliament, the Council of Tetovo, where SDSM and DUI also hold the majority, adopted a new spatial plan that is corrupt, criminal, but could also cause serious regional consequences, said...

Macedonia 05.09.20 | 12:50

Zaev’s family members partying in a night club that openly defies coronavirus restrictions

The long running issue with the Avatar night club in Strumica, which continues to hold mass attended parties despite the coronavirus restrictions appears to have a political angle. Social media users have posted pictures of the son of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and their cousins partying in Avatar. Zaev...

Macedonia 04.09.20 | 21:06

Pendarovski critical of Zaev for trying to unilaterally abolish the fair election guarantees

President Stevo Pendarovski came out against the proposal from his SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev that the ruling majority unilaterally abolishes the 100 days rule. Under it, the opposition party got to manage several important departments 100 days before the elections and the Prime Minister stepped down...

Macedonia 04.09.20 | 17:11

After Zaev’s Government put on a show demolishing a building in Skopje, VMRO challenges it to do the same in the protected Matka canyon

VMRO-DPMNE spokesman Naum Stoilkovski held a press conference at the Matka canyon, in front of the platforms built illegally by local developers in the strictly protected area of the canyon. Stoilkovski’s press conference was in response to the dramatic demolition of an illegal construction in...

Macedonia 04.09.20 | 10:54

Zaev wants to renew his mandate as party leader to strengthen his position against the rival SDSM faction

Netpress reports that Zoran Zaev is preparing a direct vote for party leader in April, where he hopes to entrech his position and the position of his Strumica based “rural wing” against the rival “urban wing” of the party. The news site reports that Zaev wants to change the party...

Macedonia 03.09.20 | 22:08

Government carves out a powerful new role for Artan Grubi as Zaev’s First Deputy

The Government adopted a new protocol for coordination among the various departments which places the First Deputy Prime Minister Artan Grubi in a powerful new role. Grubi holds a department that was traditionally low key and mainly in charge of hiring ethnic Albanians with unspecified roles in the public...

Macedonia 03.09.20 | 17:05

Zaev pledges before EU ambassadors that he will conduct reforms

A day after meeting with the US Ambassador to Macedonia, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev held a meeting with ambassadors from EU member states, to discuss the priorities for his new Government. Zaev pledged to the ambassadors that his priority will be to open EU accession talks. This mandate will be dedicated...

Macedonia 02.09.20 | 14:47

Owner of the demolished cafe claims he had a permit, as the demolition raises issues of abuse of central Government authority

Mevludin Aliti, the owner of the Fontana cafe in the Mavrovka shopping mall, who was building unlawfully at the site of his old terrace that burnt down in a mysterious fire, claims that he had a permit to build. He spoke to the press gathered to witness the demolition of his partially build construction....

Macedonia 02.09.20 | 12:37

Zaev meets with US Ambassador Byrnes

Zoran Zaev met with US Ambassador Kate Byrnes today to discuss the cooperation between Macedonia and the United States in his second term as Prime Minister. Zaev said that he expects the economic cooperation to finally result in direct investments and touted the NATO membership as crown of the cooperation...

Macedonia 01.09.20 | 16:55

Merkel congratulates Zaev, asks for continued commitment to reforms

German Chancellor Angela Merkel issued a statement congratulating Zoran Zaev on his re-appointment as Prime Minister of Macedonia. Merkel in her statement says that “North Macedonia” made progress this year toward opening EU accession talks and that the German Government supporters the goal...

Macedonia 01.09.20 | 16:18

VMRO calls on Zaev and Angelovska to pay back the corona stimulus funds given to their companies

VMRO-DPMNE spokesman Naum Stoilkovski called on Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and the recently removed Finance Minister Nina Angelovska to return the money their companies collected from the coronavirus stimulus package which their Government put in place. Stoilkovski pointed out that Zaev’s Elenica...

Economy 01.09.20 | 10:55

VMRO: Zaev’s new Government concedes there will be no new major foreign investments

Following the rare negative result in direct foreign investments inflow (or outflows in this case) in the second quarter of 2020, VMRO-DPMNE said that there is no hope for greater FDI investments from the next Zaev led Government, given that it doesn’t include a single foreign investment member. The...

Macedonia 31.08.20 | 14:26

Grubi clarifies his role in the new Government – will ensure consensual decision making between SDSM and DUI

Artan Grubi, the newly appointed First Deputy Prime Minister, said that the Government will reach its decisions with consensus, as once body. Grubi holds a newly created post which is expected to give much greater say to the ethnic Albanian DUI party over the Government, with veto power over the main...

Macedonia 31.08.20 | 14:19

Mickoski announces mass protests to bring down Zaev’s Government

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski announced a difficult autumn for the newly appointed SDSM – DUI Government, which he said will face protests and the discontent of the opposition. This Government has no future and it will fall before its term is up, through civic protests. Macedonia will...

Macedonia 31.08.20 | 11:47

US, EU ambassadors tweet their congratulations to Zaev

US Ambassador to Macedonia Kate Byrnes congratulated to Zoran Zaev on his re-appointment as Prime Minister and asked him to shot commitment to the fight against corruption. A similar statement also came from the outgoing EU Ambassador to Macedonia Samuel Zbogar. Congratulations to Prime Minister @Zoran_Zaev...

Macedonia 31.08.20 | 11:41

Borisov congratulates Zaev, asks that the joint commission on history begins to deliver with “constructive attitude” from Macedonia

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov congratulated to Zoran Zaev on his re-election as Prime Minister and reminded him that the first issue on the table will be to uphold the treaty the two signed in 2017. Implementation of the treaty stalled in the pre-election months, as some deeply unpopular issues,...

Macedonia 31.08.20 | 09:29

Zaev takes over from Spasovski, will meet Pendarovski at noon

Earlier this morning Zoran Zaev took over the office of the Prime Minister from the interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski, who had it vacated during the weekend. The Government plans to meet President Stevo Pendarovski at noon, as well as holding business meetings. Before the vote, Pendarovski called...

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