Tag: Zaev
Macedonia 16.08.19 | 18:21

Mickoski: The investigation keeps avoiding the leader of this criminal enteprise

The investigation into the racketeering scandal keeps avoiding the main culprit. A crime of these proportions would be impossible without the support coming from Zoran Zaev, said opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski during his press conference on Friday. Mickoski blamed state prosecutors of deliberately...

Macedonia 15.08.19 | 21:54

Pendarovski condemns Zaev’s hateful statement

President Stevo Pendarovski condemned Prime Minister Zoran Zaev for his shocking statement, when he referred to Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13, the main suspect (so far) in the major racketeering case, as a “faggot”. That is an unseemly statement which used language that can insult entire...

Macedonia 13.08.19 | 23:19

Zaev says he is not considering a resignation or holding early elections

Sidelined by the shocking homophobic and threatening statement Zoran Zaev made this afternoon were his political announcements. The Prime Minister said that he is not considering a resignation or early general elections, despite the major corruption scandal that is rocking his Government. Zaev uses...

Macedonia 13.08.19 | 22:00

VMRO strongly condemns Zaev’s shocking and threatening statement, demands that he apologizes

VMRO-DPMNE called on Prime Minister Zoran Zaev to apologize for the shocking statement he made this afternoon, in which he insulted the journalist Branko Geroski who is reporting on the major corruption scandal he is facing, and referred to his long time associate Bojan Jovanovski Boki 13, who is now...

Macedonia 13.08.19 | 21:47

Journalist Branko Geroski asks Zaev: Are you threatening me?

Following today’s shocking statement by Zoran Zaev, journalist Branko Geroski asked the Prime Minister if he is threatening him? Zaev said that he will not allow criminals, one “vain journalist” (a clear refference to Geroski), and one “faggot” (an even clearer reference...

Macedonia 13.08.19 | 21:18

Zaev and Hahn discussed what to do next regarding the fast growing corruption scandal

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev spoke on the phone with European Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn to discuss the latest blows delivered by the major corruption scandal he is facing. Zaev’s office issued a press release saying that the “Prime Minister informed the Commissioner about the efforts...

Macedonia 13.08.19 | 20:39

Zaev uses a hateful slur, says he won’t allow a “faggot” like Boki 13 to bring down his Government

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev dug in his heels with a shocking statement, insisting that he will not allow a “faggot” like Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13 to topple his Government. Zaev was speaking at an event held to celebrate the signing of the 2001 Ohrid peace treaty, while his Government...

Macedonia 13.08.19 | 16:36

After his Facebook posts were seen as insufficient, Zaev ordered the creation of a team which will fight corruption

Pressed on all sides to finally begin tackling the Katica Janeva corruption scandal, Zaev’s Government responded mainly with declarations – his SDSM party adopted a resolution against corruption, and Zaev and his deputy Radmila Sekerinska issued passionate social media pledges that they will...

Macedonia 09.08.19 | 21:14

SDSM’s defensive approach to the corruption scandal guarantees that the end of their Government will come quickly, VMRO MP says

VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Ilija Dimovski believed that the strategy chosen by the ruling SDSM party – to close ranks and try to ride out the major corruption scandal – will backfire and ensures the end of the Zaev Government. The fact that there are no resignations made today guarantees...

Macedonia 09.08.19 | 18:18

As his chief ally drowns in a political scandal, Zaev issues another proclamation that “the citizens deserve justice!”

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, who owes his position to the openly partisan actions of now disgraced Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva, wrote a brief social media comment following the latest episode in the corruption scandal involving Janeva. The investigation must uncover all details. Everybody will be...

Macedonia 08.08.19 | 10:50

VMRO-DPMNE: It’s clear by now that Zaev is the main obstacle on Macedonia’s path toward EU membership

VMRO-DPMNE: The pardoned criminal Zoran Zaev is the biggest obstacle on Macedonia’s road toward EU membership The opposition VMRO-DPMNE party warned that, with the daily flood of corruption scandals involving the SDSM led Government, it is clear by now that Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, who was himself...

Macedonia 07.08.19 | 12:47

Mickoski warns that Zaev’s infrastructure plan will be the greatest theft in recent Macedonian history

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski warns that the five billion EUR investment package announced by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev will turn out to be the largest theft in Macedonia’s recent history. Mickoski has already warned that Zaev is deliberately slow-rolling infrastructure investments in...

Macedonia 05.08.19 | 23:33

Janusev demands an investigation of Special Prosecutor Janeva and top SDSM party officials

VMRO-DPMNE Secretary General Igor Janusev called on the prosecutors working on the growing racketeering scandal to immediately expand their investigation toward the suspected SDSM party officials and Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva. Janusev said that there can be no justice while the country is led...

Macedonia 05.08.19 | 15:55

Zaev publicly calls on prosecutors to investigate the growing scandal, no matter where the investigation leads

In a social media post, Zoran Zaev called on the prosecutors to complete the investigation into the major corruption scandal that has enveloped his Government. This is a time of justice, a time when nobody can be spared in the fight against crime and corruption. Nobody is privileged and nobody will be...

Macedonia 04.08.19 | 14:44

VMRO-DPMNE: Zoran Zaev is the head of the criminal enterprise

Zoran Zaev, who was pardoned three times for major crimes, is the head of the criminal octopus that includes the scandals breaking every day, said the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party in a press release. Macedonia is grpped by a major scandal which involves extorting millions from businessmen who were charged...

Macedonia 03.08.19 | 08:00

Novosti: Serbian mobsters are entering the legalized marijuana business in Macedonia

Serbian daily Novosti reports that criminals from this country are investing in cannabis growing in Macedonia, following the call from Prime Minister Zoran Zaev to develop this recently legalized crop. Without naming names, the paper quotes Serbian intelligence source saying that at least five people...

Macedonia 02.08.19 | 17:26

Divisive Ilinden celebration in Krusevo

In his Ilinden remarks, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev insisted that the fight of the Krusevo rebels against the Ottoman Empire was “for the future, not for the past”. This comment was an attempt by the Prime Minister to paint his approach toward the Macedonian history, which includes acknowledging...

Macedonia 01.08.19 | 20:46

Zaev, who famously threatened to eat political opponents “alive”, got a man charged with “hate speech” for threatening him on Facebook

While going easy on the suspected high profile racketeering ring related to the ruling SDSM party, police inspectors found the time to initiate criminal charges against a man who wrote an angry comment to one of Zoran Zaev’s social media posts. A 51 year old man from Skopje will be charged with...

Macedonia 01.08.19 | 20:03

VMRO says Zaev is prepared to pay much more for the new clinic, just to avoid EBRD scrutiny

VMRO-DPMNE blasted Zoran Zaev’s latest plan for the construction of a new clinic west of Skopje, which would cost half a billion EUR and will be funded commercially, instead of using money from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, as initially planned. According to Igor Nikolov...

Macedonia 01.08.19 | 12:18

Zaev seeks to downplay his involvement in Boki 13’s fake “charity”

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev acknowledged that he was discussing the scheme to build homes for the elderly through a bogus charity ran by suspected racketeer Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13. The showman is charged of extorting 1.5 million EUR from businessman Jordan Orce Kamcev, using his close ties to...

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