Tag: Zaev
Macedonia 23:40

Siljanovska turns her fire on Zaev as presidential race draws to a close

VMRO-DPMNE presidential candidate Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova accused the Zoran Zaev Government of lacking any understanding about what it means to rule in a democratic country. According to the law professor and critic of the Prespa treaty, Zaev’s Government is only competent in the areas...

Macedonia 20:35

Zaev announces plan to push public sector employees into the private sector

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev announced that he is going ahead with his plan to reduce the public administration by pushing public sector employees into the private sector. Zaev made the announcement during a rally in Gevgelija, ahead of the presidential elections, where the votes of the public administration...

Macedonia 11:54

Threats aimed against Ivanov, the President is warned not to give any last minute pardons

As the end of his term as President draws near, Gjorge Ivanov is facing increasing threats from the ruling coalition camp, specifically calling him not to give pardons to the dozens of political prisoners arrested by the Zaev regime. Ivanov is particularly being urged to give pardons to the 16 prisoners...

Macedonia 15:09

Zaev: pardons for me but not for thee

Zoran Zaev’s remarks that President Gjorge Ivanov has no authority to give pardons by himself, without the involvement of the Justice Ministry, struck a nerve in the public, given that Zaev himself, in his early career, was best known as the recipient of a presidential pardon against charges of...

Macedonia 22:31

Zaev and Pendarovski trying real hard to say their campaign slogan in Albanian

In an attempt to gain the for them crucial ethnic Albanian vote, Zoran Zaev and Stevo Pendarovski have been trying to use a few words in Albanian when they campaign in majority Albanian districts. So far, the two have managed to master the slogan of Pendarovski’s campaign, which itself is a nod...

Macedonia 20:03

Zaev’s family and friends are taking over the marijuana business

At least three of the 15 companies which received licenses to operate in the recently legalized medical marijuana business are tied to Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and his family. These include Mam, a company registered in Sveti Nikole in 2011, founded by the Fitohemija company. After it received a marijuana...

Economy 16:58

Zaev expects 300 “green” jobs from the marijuana business

After moving his family businesses firmly into the marijuana sector, Zoran Zaev today announced that a total of 15 companies will be investing in medical marijuana. Some of these companies are based in Strumica, where it was recently revealed that not only Zaev’s relatives, but also his personal...

Macedonia 15:27

Zaev’s Government and the opposition VMRO agree that the Special Prosecutor can’t go on in this form

During a meeting on Monday evening, VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski and Prime Minister Zoran Zaev agreed that the Special Prosecutor’s Office can’t continue to operate the way it did until now, Republika has learnt. Party sources inform that some progress was made between the two...

Macedonia 00:07

Zaev changes his mind on holding early general elections, again

Zoran Zaev again reversed his position on holding early general elections should his candidate Stevo Pendarovski lose the presidential elections. In an interview in Bitola, Zaev said that he would win such elections, but that holding them would be “bad for the economy”. Zaev initially agreed...

Macedonia 23:29

Unprecedented: Prosecutors undermined their own case, asked the court to release Zaev from charges of corruption

Zaev’s pressures on the state prosecutors caused a rift in this service, Telma TV reports. According to the report, prosecutors from the organised crime department demanded that the not guilty verdict Zaev received last year for his 2015 corruption case is overturned on appeal. But, the higher...

Macedonia 11:44

Mickoski calls on Bitola to punish Zaev and SDSM for their crimes, past and present

Opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski painted a dire picture of the situation in Macedonia during his rally in Bitola on Friday evening. Mickoski blasted Zaev for his cynical promises that the SDSM led Government will help bring back the young people who emigrated out of Macedonia. Not only nobody came...

Macedonia 22:20

Mickoski: VMRO will remain in the streets until early general elections are called

Following the election of Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova for President, VMRO-DPMNE will remain in the streets until Zaev agrees to hold early general elections, said opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski during the election rally in Demir Hisar. Zoran Zaev’s Government refused to hold early...

Macedonia 20:12

Zaev has “absolutely no intention to resign” if accession talks don’t begin this summer

if Macedonia changes its name and accepts other Greek requests, the date will be approved in June 2019, but opposition from France and the Netherlands prompted the EU to begin talking about granting only a “preparatory stage of negotiations”, a cop-out Macedonia was offered before, and now...

Macedonia 12:14

Zaev says his brother Vice is an “anguished soul”, has every right to compete for public contracts

Zoran Zaev’s brother Vice gained notoriety in 2015, when a leaked video recording from the state prosecutor’s office showed a clear bribery attempt on the part of the then Mayor of Struimica Zoran Zaev. Speaking with a local businessman, Zaev asks for several thousands euros in bribes to...

Macedonia 10:24

Campaign odds and ends: Zaev congratulates Pendarovski on his birthday before calling him “the anchor which will pull us forward”

The SDSM party gathering in Skopje on Wednesday was mercifully short on open mic opportunities for the ordinary party supporters, showing that SDSM is learning its lesson after allowing several overly excited sycophants to speak on live television. But, Zoran Zaev was at hand to provide the evening...

Macedonia 17:43

Zaev believes that his Prespa treaty will survive even when the opposition parties take over

Zoran Zaev insisted today that the Prespa treaty he signed with Alexis Tsipras and imposed on Macedonia in violation of the will of the people, can not be altered by the next Macedonian Government. Large majorities in both Macedonia and Greece opposed the treaty, as did the opposition parties in both...

Macedonia 11:48

Media silence ordered over Zaev’s companies in Bulgaria – VMRO asks if they are tied to a major copper project?

Pro Government media outlets in Macedonia are completely ignoring the revelation that close relatives of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev have registered companies in the city of Petric, in neighboring Bulgaria. Opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski revealed that the companies are named Gomasindra and Orient...

Economy 11:38

Zaev calls on the banks to reduce their profits and interest rates

Zoran Zaev called on the Macedonian banks to reduce their interest rates to help spur the sluggish economy, depressed by his tax hike and inability to move forward with major capital investment projects. I strongly welcome the decision by the Central Bank to reduce its interest rate to 2.25 percent....

Macedonia 10:57

Islamic Community has no intention to stop building the downtown Ohrid minaret

The Islamic Community of Macedonia (IVZ) announced that it will not stop construction of the imposing Ali Pasha mosque minaret in downtown Ohrid. According to local media outlets, IVZ sources told them that the Muslims of Ohrid need the mosque and they will defy the order from state prosecutors to stop...

Macedonia 23:56

Mickoski: It’s shocking how Zaev is scared to acknowledge the Macedonians living in Greece

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski says that the worst thing to come out of his televised debate with Zoran Zaev on Tuesday evening was how the Prime Minister of Macedonia was afraid to acknowledge that there are ethnic Macedonians living in northern Greece / Aegean Macedonia, and that they speak...

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