Tag: Zaev
Macedonia 16:22

SDSM member of Parliament alludes that Russian intelligence was behind tragic bus crash

Rubin Zemon, member of Parliament elected on the SDSM party ticket and adviser to Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, blamed an unnamed foreign intelligence service for the disastrous bus crash which killed 14 people and left seven in critical condition. Zemon alluded to Russian intelligence in the message he...

Macedonia 15:44

Zaev: I don’t believe that the EU is falling apart, I see it as stronger than ever

During his remarks at the NATO flag raising ceremony in front of the Macedonian Government, Zoran Zaev said that he rejects claims that the European Union is disintegrating. Zaev said that Macedonia, which he referred to “our country” or the “European Republic of North Macedonia”,...

Macedonia 12:09

Zaev raises NATO flag in front of the now nameless Government building

Zoran Zaev declared that Macedonia is moving fast toward NATO and the European Union at a NATO flag raising ceremony in front of the Government building. We raise the NATO flag, which determines our destiny, along with the EU flag. It is not just symbolism, it is reality, a new page in our history, Zaev...

Macedonia 22:21

Despite Zaev’s assurances, NATO likely to use the flag emoji instead of “Macedonian” for a while

After the humiliating display on Wednesday’s accession protocol signing ceremony, when NATO used the Macedonian flag emoji to refer to the Macedonian language, when all other languages were listed by name, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev assured the public that he has been in touch with NATO and that...

Macedonia 22:05

Zaev announces he will tear down the fence around the Government complex again

A long forgotten promise SDSM made before taking over the Government – to tear down the metal fence around its building, has resurfaced. During its meeting on Tuesday, the Zaev Government decided to remove the fence and to open the complex to citizens. Zoran Zaev was announcing that he will melt...

Economy 12:07

Numbers don’t support Zaev’s claims of economic successes

After ramming through the amendments to rename Macedonia, Zoran Zaev also began touting his economic accomplishments. In a recent comment, he declared that “very soon Macedonia will become a NATO country, safe with a stable economy”, before adding that he brought 17 new investments in Macedonia,...

Macedonia 11:36

Zaev to commemorate Goce Delcev’s birth in Bulgaria, with Boyko Borissov

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev decided to commemorate the anniversary of the birth of Goce Delcev, the most celebrated VMRO leader and fighter for an independent Macedonia, together with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Boriusov in Sofia. The decision comes as commissions members from the two countries dispute...

Macedonia 14:00

Zaev and Tsipras will receive an award at the Munich Security Conference

Zoran Zaev and Alexis Tsipras will receive the Ewald von Kleist award that the Munich Security Conference, for the Prespa deal which renames Macedonia. MSC chairman Wolfgang Ischinger, who was a supporter of the process to rename Macedonia, announced the award. The two were also nominated for the Nobel...

Macedonia 13:49

Zaev confirms that Albanian ministers don’t even use the costly translation service put in place

In his rambling interview with N1 TV station, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev revealed that the Albanian members of his Government are not really using the Albanian language in Government sessions, despite their long insistance that a law making Macedonia fully bilingual is adopted. Zaev was asked by N1 what...

Macedonia 09:52

VMRO-DPMNE spokesman demands answers from Zaev over yet another corruption allegation

VMRO-DPMNE spokesman Dimitar Arsovski asked Prime Minister Zoran Zaev to respond if it is true that a major foreign investment planned for Strumica opted to go to a different city after he asked the company for a bribe. Speaking at a TV debate on Thursday, Arsovski said that he doesn’t have the...

News 23:44

Zaev explains history and politics in a Tarzan-like mixture of Balkan languages

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev provided some much needed comic relief with his long form interview for the Bosnian N1 TV. Speaking in a unique mixture of Serbo-Croato-Bosnian-Macedonian, Zaev expanded on politics, the economy, culture, daydreamed about Yugoslavia, and left editors scrambling which soundbite...

Macedonia 14:01

Mitsotakis accuses Tsipras of dividing Greeks on the Macedonia issue, and Zaev of refusing to use the new name

Greek opposition leader and likely next Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis accused Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of dividing Greeks, after Tsipras said that protesters against the deal to rename Macedonia are “extreme right wing populists”. Mitsotakis and his conservative New Democracy party...

Macedonia 13:42

Zaev’s brother doesn’t want to be photographed during defamation trial

Vice Zaev, the businessman brother of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, demanded that TV crews are not allowed in the defamation trial he initiated against VMRO-DPMNE Vice-President Aleksandar Nikoloski. Vice Zaev sues Nikoloski for his comment that Zaev’s extensive business interests are now intermingled...

Economy 11:56

After Zaev triumphantly announced a 100 million EUR Volkswagen investment, company says it is still considering its decision

Volkswagen poured cold water on the triumphant announcement from Prime Minister Zoran Zaev that the German car giant is planning a major investment in Macedonia worth over 100 million EUR. Zaev declared that the company will open a large manufacturing plant, and conditioned it with the successful end...

Economy 11:39

Zaev says 15% reimbursement of VAT taxes will begin in July

Beginning in July, at around the two years mark for his Government, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said that the citizens will finally receive the promised reimbursement of 15 percent of their value added tax spending. According to Zaev, this would mean that some 150 million EUR in collected consumption taxes...

Macedonia 19:31

Zaev’s Government congratulates the citizens on the ratification of the “North Macedonia” deal in Greece

Zaev’s Government issued a press release congratulating the public on the ratification of the deal to rename Macedonia in the Greek Parliament. According to the press release, the so-called Prespa deal will help development in the region. We congratulate on the peace, progress and development which...

News 19:27

Zaev unable to land in Skopje on his return from Davos

The heavy snowstorm which enveloped Macedonia prevented Prime Minister Zoran Zaev from landing in Skopje on his return from Davos. His plane is likely to be diverted to Istanbul or Sofia. Some flight watchers have already posted a plane landing in Sofia after circling around Skopje, believing it to be...

Macedonia 11:19

Zaev meets Hahn in Davos

At the elitist retreat in Davos, Zoran Zaev is expected to meet with European Commissioner Johannes Hahn, the Macedonian Government informed. Zaev will also meet with Slovenian Prime Minister Marjan Sarec, German Healthcare Minister Jens Spahn, Google representatives and other political and business...

News 11:50

Zaev opens door to additional constitutional amendments and concessions to ethnic Albanians

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev announced additional amendments to the Constitution with more concessions to his growing ethnic Albanian base, where he competes for votes against the DUI, AA and BESA parties, as ethnic Macedonians turn their back on him. Speaking with the Albanian language Alsat TV, Zaev said...

Macedonia 17:24

Haradinaj meets Zaev, calls him the “Prime Minister of North Macedonia”

Kosovan Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj met with Zoran Zaev today, and refered to him as the “Prime Minister of North Macedonia”. I congratulated him on his success with the Prespa treaty which clearly opens the Euro-Atlantic perspective for the citizens of the neighboring country, the former...

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