Tag: Zaev
Macedonia 02.04.21 | 23:28

Zaev expects a deal with Bulgaria in May or June

Zoran Zaev said that he excepts a solution to the dispute with Bulgaria to be found in May or June, after the Bulgarian elections, and that Macedonia will begin its EU accession talks by the end of the year. In a TV interview, Zaev insisted that he will not accept negotiations with the Macedonian national...

Macedonia 02.04.21 | 21:44

Zaev flounders, lies, as he tries to avoid scrutiny for his helicopter ride

Faced with public outrage after he took a police helicopter for a ride from Skopje to Prilep, Zoran Zaev tried a number of ways to deflect. First he came up with the explanation that the pilots have a mandated number of hours they need to spend in the air each month, and would have flown empty if it...

Macedonia 02.04.21 | 20:09

Mickoski: While our people are dying, Zaev and his ministers are going on helicopter rides

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski strongly condemned the abuse of public resources by Zoran Zaev and his Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce, when they took a police helicopter for the trip from Skopje to Prilep. The two officials who frequently take joyrides with motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles...

Macedonia Economy 01.04.21 | 21:14

VMRO calls on Zaev to answer questions about his proposed Alexandroupoli gas project

VMRO-DPMNE called on Prime Minister Zoran Zaev to explain the benefits of his idea to have Macedonia invest in a gas powered plant in Greece. The US sponsored project will include the construction of an LNG terminal in Alexandroupoli that could supply the Balkans with some of the local energy needs,...

Macedonia 01.04.21 | 17:36

Zaev denies reports that Government ministers were vaccinated in secret, announces a deal for 500,000 Sinovac vaccines

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev denied media reports that members of the Government were secretly vaccinated – as was reported by the Albanian News1 site. Government denies that Carovska, Maricic and Grubi got vaccinated jumping the line Curiously compared to other countries, no Government official...

Macedonia 31.03.21 | 16:52

Zaev sides with Filipce in his vaccine dispute with President Pendarovski

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev took the side of his Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce in Filipce’s dispute with President Stevo Pendarovski. Filipce and Pendarovski traded barbs all day yesterday, blaming each other for the lack of vaccines that forced Macedonian citizens to go to Serbia to get inoculated....

Macedonia 30.03.21 | 22:05

After abandoning his Albanian base on two key concessions, Zaev now promises them a deal on the “citizenship law”

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev made a public offering to the Albanian opposition parties that he will compromise with them on their proposed citizenship law. The Alliance of Albanians and Alternative claim that tens of thousands of Albanians who permanently live in Macedonia have not been able to get citizenships...

Macedonia 30.03.21 | 19:09

Nikolovski protects Zaev’s adviser Dragi Raskovski as the public demands his resignation over his latest corruption scandal

Deputy Prime Minister Ljupco Nikolovski refused to call for the removal of the scandal ridden Government adviser Dragi Raskovski. Raskovski, who is one of the closest people to Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, faced numerous scandals in the first term of the Government, and now faces calls to resign even from...

Macedonia 30.03.21 | 00:01

Luma: Today, Mickoski took the advantage over Zaev, and will badly defeat him at the coming general elections

Doctor and political activist Ilir Luma believes that Zoran Zaev harmed himself badly with ethnic Albanian voters and parties with his decision today to accept the VMRO-DPMNE demand to postpone the census for September. Albanian parties were hoping to hold a “corona census” with depressed...

Macedonia 29.03.21 | 22:30

Albanian opposition leaders denounce decision to postpone the census

The Albanian opposition coalition of the Alliance of Albanians and Alternative condemned the meeting between the leaders of VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM Hristijan Mickoski and Zoran Zaev today. Zaev and Mickoski made several decisions, mainly agreeing on the VMRO demand to postpone the census for September. But...

Macedonia 29.03.21 | 20:21

Mickoski and VMRO see the outcome of today’s talks with Zaev as a victory that will protect public health

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski came out of today’s meeting with Zoran Zaev with all his demands met – chief among them , that the census is postponed for autumn, when the coronavirus epidemic will hopefully be reduced and the population vaccinated to some degree. Zaev was dead set on...

Macedonia 29.03.21 | 18:43

Zaev claims that he has 2.6 million vaccines lined up, regrets that Macedonians were forced to go to Serbia to get vaccinated

After his meeting with opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski today, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev was asked about the failure of his regime to provide vaccines and the allegations of corruption. Zaev insisted that the entire region is facing a shortage of vaccines and claimed that he has lined up 2,6 million...

Macedonia 29.03.21 | 18:13

Mickoski on the outcome of his meeting with Zaev: Our priority is to save lives

After he got Prime Minister Zoran Zaev to give up on his plan for a “corona census” in April, VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski said that the agreement will help protect public health. The last thing we needed right now is naked politics. Every life matters and should be protected, Mickoski...

Macedonia 29.03.21 | 16:53

Mickoski got Zaev to postpone his “corona census” for September

Hristijan Mickoski and Zoran Zaev, leaders of the two main parties VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM, reached an arrangement to postpone the census for September and to use fingerprint devices to ensure the veracity of the municipal elections in October. With this, Zaev accepted the two key demands that Mickoski put...

Macedonia 28.03.21 | 16:35

Zaev and Filipce blow off steam with their motorcycles

As thousands of Macedonian citizens head out to Serbia looking for vaccines, the two persons most responsible for bringing vaccines to Macedonia – Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce – took another of their motorcycle joyrides. They shared pictures from a trip...

Macedonia 26.03.21 | 12:42

Zaev wants to prioritize the few vaccines that are inbound for his census pet project

Zoran Zaev said today that he will prioritize the small batch of Astra Zeneca vaccines Macedonia expects to receive on Sunday for the teams being prepared for his obsession to hold a census. Zaev insists that the census, which he agreed with his Albanian coalition partners, must begin next week even...

Macedonia 25.03.21 | 10:55

Professor Davitkovski to Zaev: You can’t declare a state of emergency just because you don’t have enough votes in Parliament

Law professor Borce Davitkovski denounced Zoran Zaev’s plan to declare a state of emergency because his coalition can’t muster enough votes to adopt almost any piece of legislation in the Parliament. It’s somewhat stupid and rash to mention declaring a state of emergency while the Parliament...

Macedonia 25.03.21 | 09:09

Zaev, Ahmeti and Xhaferi meet to discuss their lack of majority in the Parliament

Zoran Zaev is set to meet with his coalition partner Ali Ahmeti and the Speaker Talat Xhaferi today, to discuss the problems their coalition is having with adopting any legislation in the Parliament. The “majority” has only 62 votes, and it takes 61 to convene a session of Parliament meaning...

Macedonia 24.03.21 | 21:36

Zaev says he may try to declare a state of emergency to get out of the parliamentary gridlock

Zoran Zaev announced the option of declaring a state of emergency, as his coalition fails to move any legislation through Parliament. Zaev only has 62 votes for his SDSM – DUI – BESA coalition, and most of the time some of them are hospitalized or away on travel, meaning that it is unable...

Macedonia 24.03.21 | 20:26

Zaev threatens Roma party leader who alarmed the public about the brutal beating in Strumica

Zoran Zaev sent out a threatening message to Gege Demirovski, leader of the People’s Roma Party, after he raised public outrage over the brutal beating of a Roma man from Strumica. The incident happened on Thursday, when a dozen men led by people from Zaev’s security detail attacked Igor...

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