Tag: Zaev
Macedonia 31.10.22 | 17:31

The Healthcare Ministry has stopped conducting oversight over Zaev’s marijuana businesses

The Healthcare Ministry is delaying the appointment of officials to the board that is supposed to monitor the work of the rapidly expanding cannabis industry. Dozens of businesses received licenses to grow marijuana under Zoran Zaev, many of them linked to his cronies or outright family members, and...

Macedonia 08.05.22 | 12:05

“Zaev businesses are abusing the farm subsidies program”

VMRO-DPMNE called out the Government for giving 1.4 million EUR in farming subsidies to companies linked to former Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, at a time when ordinary farmers are facing problems finding markets. Our rice and cabbage farmers can’t sell their harvests, while the Zaev family is raking...

Macedonia 06.05.22 | 10:01

Businessman accuses Zaev of pressuring him to sell a lucrative hotel site for a third of its market price

Businessman Boris Stojmenov accused former Prime Minister Zoran Zaev of being behind the extortion campaign against him. Stojmenov is trying to build on the site of the TCC Plaza hotel he owned and demolished in downtown Skopje, but has faced pressure from the municipal authorities to stop construction....

Macedonia 14.04.22 | 22:32

Zaev praised by Tsipras at the SYRIZA party congress

Zoran Zaev was warmly welcomed at the SYRIZA congress in Athens today. Zaev was praised by SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras for the Prespa Treaty, with which a humiliating name and identity change was imposed on Macedonia. When nobody believed in us, when all were skeptics, Zaev and I were visionaries and...

Macedonia 08.04.22 | 00:01

“I see Zoran Zaev’s hand in Dimitar Kovacevski’s pale leadership”

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski accused Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski of operating from the shadow of his predecessor Zoran Zaev. In an Alsat TV interview, Mickoski said that Kovacevski is only making matters in Macedonia worse. Truth be told, I can’t spot a meaningful difference between...

Macedonia 15.03.22 | 15:55

Trial begins of Prilep activist charged with insulting Zoran Zaev during the World War Two uprising anniversary

The Prilep court began the trial of Levica party activist Ivan Jovanoski, who crashed the October 11th ceremony at the monument to World War Two uprising and insulted Zoran Zaev. Jovanoski is charged with obstructing the peace and faces a financial fine. During the ceremony, to mark the 80th anniversary...

Macedonia 14.03.22 | 16:45

What was Zaev negotiating with Petkov in Antalya?

In what capacity was Zoran Zaev meeting with the Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov in Turkey, asks VMRO-DPMNE? Zaev no longer holds any office in Macedonia. He attended the Antalya forum this weekend, along with former Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce, and met with Petkov. Zaev and Petkov initiated...

Macedonia 21.02.22 | 15:19

Kovacevski insults the opposition supporters as “hysteric”

Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski dismissed the concerns of opposition voters and citizens who disagree with his policies as “histerics”. Speaking to the press, Kovacevski said that the opposition “VMRO-DPMNE party creates hysteria with regard to the on-going talks with Bulgaria”. It’s...

Macedonia 11.02.22 | 13:10

Racket trial: Boki 13 will not defend himself until the court gives him his phone back

At the beginning of today’s hearing in the Racket scandal, Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13 said that he will not give his defense until the court gives him back his prone and allows him to use its contents as evidence. Boki 13 recently leaked some of the messages from the phone, implicating former...

Macedonia 11.02.22 | 09:45

Boki 13 expected to present new evidence against Zoran Zaev

Racket scandal defendant Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13 is expected to testify today in the Skopje court, and to reveal additional evidence against former Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. Jovanovski recently published a cache of messages that Zaev exchanged with a telecom executive, indicating Zaev’s...

Macedonia 10.02.22 | 14:09

Kastriot Rexhepi confirms that he was kept in Zaev’s villa to sabotage the vote of no confidence

Kastriot Rexhepi, the member of Parliament who disappeared during the vote of no confidence in the Zaev Government in November, confirmed that he was kept in Zaev’s villa on Mt. Vodno. This comes after VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski called him out about his whereabouts when he sabotaged...

Macedonia 09.02.22 | 12:30

Boki 13 demands that the court summons Zoran and Vice Zaev to testify in the Racket scandal

Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13, the key Racket scandal defendant, issued a new open letter in which he calls on the court to bring Zoran Zaev and his brother Vice Zaev to testify. The call comes after Boki 13 presented messages Zaev exchanged with a telecom businessman, implicating him in serious criminal...

Macedonia 28.01.22 | 15:10

Zaev went skiing in the Alps?

Zoran Zaev has disappeared from the public eye since he resigned as Prime Minister and SDSM party leader.  Recent rumors that he has gone skiing in the Alps with his former Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce are now supported by the Instagram feed of his daughter Aleksandra Zaeva. She posted pictures...

Macedonia 24.01.22 | 15:04

Zaev will get a car from the Government

The Kovacevski Government is going to give a public vehicle – a luxury Skoda car – to former Prime Minister Zoran Zaev for the next four years. By law, Zaev has the right to claim a security detail and a vehicle from the Government. But this decision by him caused reaction in the public –...

Macedonia 12.01.22 | 14:18

Dimitrov: “International friends” wanted to see me replace Zaev as Prime Minister

During his bombshell press conference today, Nikola Dimitrov claimed that “many international friends” wanted to see him named as Prime Minister after Zaev resigned. “That is no secret, many international friends called me to support me in taking over the Government”, he said. Dimitrov...

Macedonia 12.01.22 | 14:17

Zaev responds to Dimitrov, denies that he has accepted the Bulgarian demands

The office of outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev responded to Dimitrov’s comments with a press release, in which Zaev insists that the Macedonian national identity and language are not a matter of discussion with Bulgaria – which is at the core of Dimitrov’s stated reasons for his distancing...

Macedonia 12.01.22 | 09:45

“Zaev composed the next Government and DUI will have a commanding influence over it”

The Government that is being proposed by new SDSM party leader Dimitar Kovacevski was put together by Zoran Zaev and will be controlled by DUI, said VMRO-DPMNE in a statement. SDSM and DUI are preparing for a vote next week on a cabinet that includes many new faces on the SDSM side, including a new Prime...

Macedonia 08.01.22 | 14:31

Gjorcev: Under Zaev and Filipce, Macedonia has disastrous results in managing the coronavirus epidemic

Macedonia has a total coronavirus mortality of 8,000 people and the highest regional death rate which is a disastrous consequence of the healthcare system managed by Minister Venko Filipce and Zoran zaev, said VMRO-DPMNE official Vladimir Gjorcev during a press conference today. We lack beds, we lack...

Macedonia 29.12.21 | 08:50

VMRO calls on Kovacevski to apologize to the nation for Zaev’s crimes and racketeering

We call on Dimitar Kovacevski to apologize to the public for Zoran Zaev’s crimes and racketeering, said the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party in a press statement. Dimitar Kovacevski needs to apologize for the plundering of the country that Zaev carried out over the past five years. In this period, 60,000...

Macedonia 28.12.21 | 15:26

Sela: Kovacevski doesn’t have legitimacy to lead a Government

Alliance of Albanians leader Ziadin Sela said that with the resignation of Zoran Zaev as leader of SDSM and Prime Minister, the ruling coalition no longer has legitimacy. Zaev is trying to leave the coalition and the Government to his handpicked successor Dimitar Kovacevski. Kovacevski does not have...

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