Tag: Zaev
Macedonia 15.11.19 | 12:16

Mitsotakis told Zaev that protecting the name of Macedonia is the main Greek priority

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis notably decided to launch his campaign to promote the brand Macedonia as Greek ownership during the Solun/Thessaloniki summit where he invited the outgoing Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, and his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borisov. In his remarks, Mitsotakis...

Macedonia 14.11.19 | 13:56

Zaev signals new openness toward Russia

Outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev surprised the public today by giving remarks at the Russian business forum held in Skopje. Zaev has repeated accused Russia of trying to spread its influence in Macedonia and the Balkans, and made this the main element of his pitch for international support he hopes...

Macedonia 14.11.19 | 10:59

Zaev meets with Mitsotakis and Borisov in Solun

Zoran Zaev is attending the regional summit with Greece and Bulgaria taking place in Solun/Thessaloniki. This afternoon Zaev will meet with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov. The summit is organized by the Greek and American chambers of commerce and Zaev...

Macedonia 13.11.19 | 17:03

Zaev’s plane returned to the Skopje airport after take-off due to an unspecified issue

The Government’s plane carrying Prime Minister Zoran Zaev to the Solun/Thessaloniki regional summit returned to the Skopje airport after take-off due to an unspecified issue. The Veer daily reports that the plane took off as scheduled, bugt then unexpectedly returned. Greece is hosting a summit...

Economy 12.11.19 | 20:39

Zaev will ask the chambers of commerce to nominate a replacement for Angusev, who is leaving after his profits allegedly nosedived

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said that he will turn to the chambers of commerce and ask them to propose a replacement for his outgoing Deputy Prime Minister Koco Angusev. Angusev, who was in charge of economic development, announced he will leave the Government following the early general elections scheduled...

Macedonia 11.11.19 | 15:50

Zaev’s Government insists that Alexander Soros came to Ohrid to support “human rights, justice, education and healthcare”

The Zaev Government finally issued a response to the questions Republika raised about his meeting with Alexander Soros. The Government confirms that the son of the billionaire and supporter of left wing parties George Soros, attended the Mini Schengen summit in Ohrid and insists that he is here simply...

Macedonia 11.11.19 | 11:31

Zaev asked Alexander Soros for money and Edi Rama for more Albanian votes

For a second day the Zoran Zaev Government is neither confirming nor denying that a secret meeting with Alexander Soros took place at the Mini Schengen summit, after the son of the controversial billionaire George Soros was seen landing at the Ohrid airport. Alexander Soros and his retinue, that included...

Macedonia 11.11.19 | 10:47

Government won’t answer questions about Zaev’s meeting with Alexander Soros

The Zaev Government has not responded to media queries about his secretive meeting with Alexander Soros in Ohrid yesterday. The son of the left wing activist billionaire George Soros was seen landing at Ohrid airport as Zaev was hosting the Mini Schengen initiative, and is believed to have met with Zaev,...

Macedonia 08.11.19 | 22:46

Zaev’s Interior Minister also hints at postponing the elections

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski confirmed that the elections scheduled for April 12th could be postponed. This is the second such announcement coming from the Government, after the initial such comment from Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. Like Zaev, Spasovski is citing the need to ratify the NATO accession...

Macedonia 07.11.19 | 14:21

Hahn warns of great consequences if the Balkans are not integrated, while Zaev sees an opportunity in Macron’s plan

Outgoing EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn warned about great consequences to the credibility of the Union if Macedonia and Albania are denied the opening of accession talks at the next European Council meeting. Speaking before the AFET Committee of the European Parliament, Hahn said that the...

Macedonia 07.11.19 | 14:07

Zaev will meet with Mitsotakis and Borisov in Solun next week

Zoran Zaev will travel to Solun (Thessaloniki) next week for a meeting with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, reported the MIA correspondent from Athens. The two first met during the UN General Assembly in September and the new meeting will be held during a summit Mitsotakis is hosting. Bulgarian...

Macedonia 07.11.19 | 13:54

Zaev announces unilateral push to change the electoral code

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev keeps pushing the idea of abolishing the six electoral districts in Macedonia, despite clear opposition both from VMRO-DPMNE but also from his coalition partner DUI. Zaev wants proportional voting in a single district where all 120 members of Parliament will be elected, unlike...

Macedonia 05.11.19 | 23:28

Zaev’s advisers are jumping ship

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev confirmed that a number of his advisers have resigned, including Mersel Bilali and Lence Nikolovska. They were among my first collaborators and we continue to work together. There was some criticism that I have too many advisers, even though I had a third of those with Gruevski....

Macedonia 05.11.19 | 22:23

Zaev endorses proposal to radically change the electoral model

Zoran Zaev came out in favor a proposal from 15 of his allies in Parliament to amend the electoral code and roll the six electoral districts into one. The proposal also calls for adopting open lists, which allows voters to pick from a list of candidates, but Zaev didn’t endorse this move. The electoral...

Macedonia 05.11.19 | 19:03

Prosecutors looking into the doctors who helped a brutal murderer escape to the Netherlands

Prosecutors are looking into how was former policeman Igor Spasov, who was sentenced to 14 years in prison for the brutal 2011 murder of 20 year old Martin Neskovski, allowed to spend more than a year on sick leave. Spasov planned his escape while given this ample free time and has now fled the country,...

Macedonia 04.11.19 | 15:42

The Prespa treaty is in jeopardy if SDSM loses the elections, Zaev tells the Financial Times

In a dual Financial Times interview, Zoran Zaev and Edi Rama vent their frustration with the French veto they received in Brussels last month. Zaev warns about ethnic strife, reversal of the Prespa treaty and Russian interference in the Balkans, if his Government falls in the coming April 2020 elections. Mr....

Macedonia 04.11.19 | 15:11

Zaev: “I’m not a traitor, I built a monument to Tsar Samoil”

During a campaign rally in Strumica, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev sought to protect himself from charges that he is giving up on Macedonian national interests and recasting the Macedonians as a newly formed nation in the Balkans, which is feeding into the nationalist propaganda of neighboring countries. Zaev...

Macedonia 04.11.19 | 11:59

Zaev unhinged: Claims that Macron is sorry for his historic mistake, accuses VMRO of plotting with third parties against Macedonia

As pro-SDSM media outlets launched a fake news campaign meant to falsely portray the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party as being in the pay of Russia, a move which the SDSM party said is not its doing, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev repeated similar claims during a rally in Strumica. How an outgoing government...

Macedonia 31.10.19 | 18:53

Suspiciously timed registration of the company which won the public medevac contract raises questions

A plan by the Zaev Government to sign a medevac contract raised questions after it was revealed that the company which will provide the helicopter services was registered only weeks before the ad was made public. A recently founded company named SARHEMS won a contract to make two medical helicopters...

Macedonia 31.10.19 | 18:43

Law office files charges against the Zaev Government over the horrific level of air pollution

The Apostolski law office announced it is filing charges against Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and his Government for the air pollution problem that Macedonia faces. It cites the act Skopje, Bitola and Tetovo are among the 10 worst polluted cities in Europe as evidence that Zaev’s Government is not...

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