Tag: Zaev
Macedonia 24.07.21 | 09:31

Zaev’s adviser nominated as an “expert” member of the powerful Judicial Council

The Zaev regime is pushing a loyalist of his SDSM party onto the Judicial Council, warned VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski. The candidate is Tanja Cacarova Ilievska, who was Zaev’s adviser and sat on the board of the Macedonian Telekom as representative of the Government. Now she is being “repackaged”...

Macedonia 22.07.21 | 19:15

Zaev and Ahmeti announce a coalition for the local elections in October

Zoran Zaev announced that he reached agreement with Ali Ahmeti for a pre-election coalition between his SDSM party and DUI in the October local elections. The agreement will mean that the two parties will support each other in the first round in some municipalities, while in others, they will support...

Macedonia 21.07.21 | 09:33

Opposition parties accuse Zaev of violating the Constitution with his attempt to delay the municipal elections

Opposition parties accused Zoran Zaev of violating the Constitution with his demand to push the municipal election date to October 31st. Zaev insists that this is needed to separate the elections from the planned census. This does not hold water, as the census can be conducted in November, which will...

Macedonia 20.07.21 | 20:29

Zaev is on collision course with Ahmeti over the mayoral race in Tetovo

Zoran Zaev responded to the demands from his Albanian coalition partners by playing it coy. The DUI party demands that Zaev supports their candidate in the coming local elections in Tetovo, but BESA demands that he remains neutral. Both these parties hope they can win the mayoral seat in Tetovo and both...

Macedonia 15.07.21 | 13:44

Crvenkovski ramps up his criticism of Zaev

A Facebook page apparently linked to former SDSM party leader Branko Crvenkovski is ramping up its criticism of the Zaev regime. The page shared a video of a brutal police intervention to kick out a family from their contensted home near Stip, with the caption “This is Zaev’s and Spasovski’s police”.  Crvenkovski...

Macedonia 14.07.21 | 12:46

Despite numerous allegations against them, Zaev insists that his mayoral candidates are “honest and responsible”

Zoran Zaev presented the partial list of candidates for the October municipal elections by insisting that his SDSM party is nominating “honest and responsible candidates”. But, VMRO-DPMNE was quick to respond with allegations of corruption and incompetence about Zaev’s candidates. Zoran Zaev is...

Macedonia 14.07.21 | 10:04

Zaev says he will meet with Ahmeti to discuss cooperation in the municipal elections

Zoran Zaev announced that by the end of July he will meet with Ali Ahmeti to discuss cooperation between their SDSM and DUI parties in the municipal elections in October. The two parties cooperated in the 2017 municipal elections, and in the 2019 presidential elections. It is important that we first...

Macedonia 13.07.21 | 16:05

Zaev feels hurt after Trifonov’s announcement that he will send a “Northmacedonian” cosmonaut to space

A day after Bulgarian showman Slavi Trifonov announced his plan to send a “Northmacedonian” cosmonaut to space, Zoran Zaev responded by saying that he feels hurt when someone uses that term about Macedonians. Trifonov’s ITN protest party is tied with the GERB party after the early elections, and...

Macedonia 13.07.21 | 15:45

Zaev signals he will reject the VMRO-DPMNE resolution on Bulgaria, because it doesn’t include the name “North Macedonia”

Zoran Zaev today hinted that he will refuse the resolution proposed by VMRO-DPMNE, in which the conservative party asked that Macedonian parties adopt a joint position on the dispute with Bulgaria. Zaev claimed that he supports the points of the resolution, which demands that Macedonia stops making concessions...

Macedonia 12.07.21 | 12:08

Mickoski: The system can’t function with this level of crime and corruption

We can’t have a functioning system if it operates under the level of crime and corruption we have in our country, said VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski in a social media message, sharing his Alfa TV interview from last week. I have met with serious people in Brussels, and they say Zaev believes...

Macedonia 11.07.21 | 15:16

Radev tells Zaev not to expect Bulgaria’s policy toward Macedonia to change after the election

On the day of the early elections in Bulgaria, President Rumen Radev told Zoran Zaev not to expect Bulgarian policy toward Macedonia to change with a change in Government. Bulgarian policy does not depend on who is in power and what the Parliament will look like. It will depend on the having an open...

Macedonia 10.07.21 | 21:21

Zaev calls on the citizens of Negotino to support the construction of a huge waste incineration plant

Zoran Zaev called on the citizens of Negotino to support his plan to have a large waste incineration plant built in their municipality. Zaev announced the plan recently, and apparently already has a business partner in mind who would build the plant. The plan is to have much of the waste generated in...

Macedonia 10.07.21 | 09:00

Zaev: When I speak, Biden, Merkel and Macron take notes

During an SDSM party event in Valandovo, Zoran Zaev insisted that he is a highly respected leader in Europe and the world, and that top foreign statesmen “take notes” when he speaks. We are a smaller country, but they listen to us, take notes of our positions and recommendations for NATO...

Macedonia Economy 09.07.21 | 19:17

Zaev and Ambassador Pyatt attend the signing of an agreement for a gas connector between Macedonia and Greece

Zoran Zaev and US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt attended today’s signing of an agreement between the economic ministries of Macedonia and Greece for the construction of a gas connector. Zaev insisted that this link will provide gas from the TAP – TANAP pipeline links, as Macedonia currently...

Macedonia 08.07.21 | 23:28

Mickoski: Zaev says we are all the same to cover up his own shame

I’m very different from Zoran Zaev, we are simply not the same and I ask that we are given a chance so we can prove that. But his campaign is focused on insisting that we are the same, said opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski during his Alfa TV interview this evening. Ask any person in the street,...

Macedonia 08.07.21 | 17:39

VMRO: Appointment of Joveski as Constitutional judge would deepen Zaev’s control over the judiciary

VMRO-DPMNE said that the possible appointment of chief prosecutor Ljubomir Joveski as judge on the Constitutional Court would solidify Zoran Zaev’s control over the judiciary. Joveski is a chief political executioner who operates under Zave’s orders, just like judge Dobrila Kacarska did....

Macedonia 06.07.21 | 21:57

Government approves funds for tour guides, event organizers and other affected businesses

The Zaev Government decided to earmark 2,46 million denars for 80 licensed tour guides, who will receive about 500 EUR each for lost business due to the coronavirus. Funds will also be given to event organizers, fitness and photo studios, gaming cafes, children’s resorts and other businesses. In...

Macedonia 06.07.21 | 20:23

Zaev himself claimed that on April 27th, the Parliament worked normally

The closing arguments in the April 27th trial reminded the public of the testimony made by Zoran Zaev before the court regarding this case. In November 2020, Zaev testified, and said that the main defendant, Speaker Trajko Veljanoski, acted well while leading the session of the Parliament. In my experience,...

Macedonia 02.07.21 | 15:53

Zaev and other participants at the Prespa Forum express their disappointment in the betrayed EU promise

During the second day of the Prespa Forum Dialogue – a large gathering of international supporters of the Zaev regime and the Prespa Treaty – the discussions were again dominated by the failure to have progress on the key promise of the treaty – Macedonia’s EU accession aspirations. Zoran...

Macedonia 02.07.21 | 09:51

Tsipras tells Zaev to rename the Football Federation of Macedonia and to start rewriting history books

Former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called on Zoran Zaev to fully implement their Prespa Treaty. Tsipras is in Ohrid for the Prespa Forum Dialogue, and was warmly welcomed by Zaev, who praised their “friendship and vision”. But Tsipras made a point to criticize Zaev for the latest...

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