Tag: Zaev
Macedonia 26.02.21 | 12:41

VMRO and SDSM in a dispute over who owns Mijalkov now

The two main Macedonian parties, VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM, exchanged accusations yesterday and today over their “ownership” of former secret police chief Saso Mijalkov and his escapades. Mijalkov rose thorugh VMRO, the son of Macedonia’s first Interior Minister Jordan Mijalkov, who died...

Macedonia 25.02.21 | 16:00

Taravari: Ridiculous theater from the Zaev – Mijalkov duo

Arben Taravari from the Alliance of Albanians dismissed the events of the past few days as ridiculous theater show put on by Zoran Zaev and Saso Mijalkov. The former security chief briefly fled the country as he faces sentencing tomorrow, only to return two days later. Zaev insisted that he did not signal...

Macedonia 25.02.21 | 09:23

Sela: Somebody more powerful than Zaev instructed Mijalkov to return

Alliance of Albanians leader Ziadin Sela believes that Prime Minister Zoran Zaev had an agreement with former security chief Saso Mijalkov and allowed him to flee Macedonia, but that the deal was obstructed by somebody higher up than Zaev. The dramatic escape and subsequent return of Mijalkov caused...

Macedonia 24.02.21 | 16:05

Sela: A Bollywood show directed by Zaev and Mijalkov, just like the April 2017 incident

Ziadin Sela, leader of the Alliance of Albanians, dismissed the crisis over the past few days with the escape and return of Saso Mijalkov, as “Bollywood drama” directed by Mijalkov and Zoran Zaev. This was theater. Ridiculous scenarios. The most shocking part is that he was eventually given...

Macedonia 23.02.21 | 15:24

Zaev tries to avoid blame for the Mijalkov scandal, briefs the press that he angrily berated his security team

Media close to SDSM are reporting a briefing from Zoran Zaev’s office that he reportedly held an urgent meeting of top officials who are responsible in the escape of Saso Mijalkov, that he was very angry and demanded that they urgently investigate what happened. Mijalkov, the former head of the...

Macedonia 23.02.21 | 13:43

LDP could run independently from SDSM in the municipal elections

Liberal Democratic Party leader Goran Milevski opened the possibility that the party will run independently during the coming municipal elections, and not in coalition with SDSM. LDP is removing its two members of Parliament from the SDSM led group in a sign that it wants to chart a more independent...

Macedonia 23.02.21 | 12:08

Gashi: After Mijalkov’s escape, Zaev must go

Afrim Gashi from the Alternative party said that the escape of former security chief Saso Mijalkov means that it is high time for Zaev to go as Prime Minister. This is the clearest indication that finally it is time for Zaev to go, Gashi said. Gashi added that Mijalkov could not have fled from the police...

Macedonia 22.02.21 | 15:50

“We see the Zaev – Mijalkov coalition in action”

We saw the Zaev – Mijalkov coalition in action, said VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski after the apparent escape of former security chief Saso Mijakov just as he was about to face sentencing for the 2015 wiretapping scandal. As the public knows, since October 22 2018 when we dismissed...

Macedonia 22.02.21 | 15:34

Mickoski calls on Zaev to resign after his latest rule of law disaster

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski called on Prime Minister Zoran Zaev to resign after the former state security chief Saso Mijalkov escaped a house arrest order prior to his sentencing. Zaev it is enough. Resign, stop humiliating yourself any more, Mickoski said. When asked by the press today,...

Macedonia 22.02.21 | 14:33

Zaev disappointed in LDP for leaving his group in Parliament, but claims that the Government will survive

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev expressed his disappointment in the Liberal Democratic Party, which decided to leave the joint group in Parliament. LDP insists that it will still support Zaev’s Government, which badly needs the two LDP votes in Parliament, but Zaev protested that the decision comes at...

Macedonia 22.02.21 | 12:37

Zaev: We’ve had another escape

We’ve had another escape, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said after it was revealed that the police can’t locate former state security chief Saso Mijalkov and order him to remain into house arrest. Zaev ignored media questions whether he intends to resign, or ask Government officials to resign,...

Macedonia Economy 19.02.21 | 17:53

Zaev announces the sale of state owned land and tripling of taxes on unused property

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev announced that taxes on property that is not being used will be increased three times their current rate, and that a new law will make it easier to purchase state owned land. Zaev said that the new tax rate will begin to be applied to state owned property, to motivate the public...

Macedonia 18.02.21 | 22:27

Mickoski: The Zaev Government is on its last legs

During a visit to Veles, VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski announced that the Zaev Government is on its last legs. His comment comes after several days in which VMRO has announced it is close to gathering enough votes in the Parliament to bring down the Government, and an Alfa TV report this morning...

Macedonia 18.02.21 | 20:14

Mickoski urges Zaev to go ahead with the identity cards law

Zoran Zaev should try to reintroduce the law on identity cards under the Parliament rules that prevent filibustering, said VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski. He dared Zaev to push ahead with the law that would introduce the ethnic identity of citizens in the identity cards, which is a key demand from...

Macedonia 18.02.21 | 18:02

Zaev’s regime is preparing new sets of politically motivated charges against opposition officials

The Zaev regime is planning new arrests of opposition officials and activists, said VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski. VMRO has dozens of current and former officials who are charged in a politically driven campaign that began with the appointment of Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva in 2016. Every...

Macedonia 17.02.21 | 21:56

Mickoski warns Minister Maricic that he will be held accountable for his move to ban the use of the name Macedonia

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski announced that the party will hold responsible Zaev regime officials who undermine Macedonian national interests. This, Mickoski said, will include Justice Minister Bojan Maricic who is now banning private organizations from registering if they use “Macedonia”...

Macedonia 17.02.21 | 20:24

Dispute over identity cards threatens Zaev’s coalition

The coalition between SDSM and BESA is strained by the dispute over the identity cards, said VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski. In an interview with the Macedonian Radio, Mickoski said that SDSM promised BESA that it will allow the introduction of ethnic identity qualifiers in the identity cards carried...

Macedonia 16.02.21 | 17:07

Zaev uses a crude sexual pun to describe the growing dispute over the identity cards

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev used a very crude pun while commenting on the issue of the future identity cards. Major parties are agreed that the documents should contain the ethnic identity of the citizens – Macedonian, Albanian, Roma… But the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party demands that they do...

Macedonia 15.02.21 | 21:11

Zaev rejects Zaharieva’s claim that parties in Macedonia are spreading hatred toward Bulgaria

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev dismissed claims from Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva that politics in Macedonia is based on spreading hatred toward Bulgaria and that is what elections are won on. Zaev insisted that his SDSM party does not spread hatred toward Bulgaria. I expect our neighbors...

Macedonia 15.02.21 | 19:29

Zaev welcomes the proposal to include ethnicity in identity cards

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev came out in support of the proposal that identity cards begin registering the ethnicity of the citizen. Ethnic Albanian parties have requested this option, and more recently Macedonian parties, such as VMRO-DPMNE, have supported the idea, insisting that it will help shore up...

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