Monthly Archives: November 2018

Road Conditions 16.11.2018

Good driving conditions are reported throughout the country on dry roads. Certain roadways passing through valleys and canyons can be susceptible to light rockslides, such as Kocani – Makedonska Kamenica – Delcevo, Vinica – Berovo, Gostivar – Straza, Mavrovo – Debar – Struga, Demir Kapija – Udovo, Katlanovo – Veles, Krusevo – Demir Hisar, and Resen – Bukovo. Motorists are ...

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Gruevski case: Justice Ministry preparing Documentation for extradition

The Basic Public Prosecutor’s Office for Prosecution of Organised Crime (BPPOPCC) and Corruption has started a pre-investigative procedure over former PM Nikola Gruevski’s escape to Hungary. “There are grounded suspicions that certain official persons, abusing their official position and authority, enabled the convicted person to illegally leave the Republic of Macedonia,” it said on Wednesday. The case has been given ...

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POLITICO: US believes Gruevski should Serve jail Time in Macedonia

The US believes that former PM Nikola Gruevski should serve his jail term at home, POLITICO reported on Thursday. “After a thorough and transparent legal process, Nikola Gruevski was convicted by Macedonian courts of misuse of office and sentenced to two years in prison. Multiple courts upheld this conviction. In addition, Mr. Gruevski is indicted in four pending criminal cases,” ...

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Sekerinska and Dimitrov hold Briefing with NATO ambassadors

Upon an invitation from the Defence Minister and Deputy PM, Radmila Sekerinska, and the Foreign Minister, Nikola Dimitrov, a briefing was held with NATO ambassadors accredited to Macedonia. The briefing focused on the current developments related to Macedonia’s road to NATO integration and aimed to familiarise ambassadors about both the steps taken so far and the upcoming activities within the ...

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Macedonia and Bulgaria to hold Joint governmental Session in December

Macedonia and Bulgaria will hold a joint governmental session at the start of December. The session will match the putting into use of part of the Struma motorway between Kresna and Sandanski, Bulgarian PM Boyko Borissov said following Thursday’s meeting with his counterpart, Zoran Zaev, in Sofia. Commenting on the Nikola Gruevski case, Borissov reiterated that the former PM had ...

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Janakieski reportedly Asked Ivanov to pardon All persons Charged in SPO cases

In the decision to issue a detention measure for Mile Janakieski, an official remark is cited saying that the former Minister of Transport and Communications, through an intermediary, asked President Gjorge Ivanov to pardon all persons facing procedures launched by the Special Prosecutor’s Office, as a last chance and salvation from criminal accountability and spending time in prison. At the ...

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Zbogar calls for Transparency over Financing of parties

A roundtable on revision of financing of political parties and election campaign was held on Thursday. According to the Head of the EU Delegation to Macedonia, Ambassador Samuel Zbogar, parties need to be transparent over how they are financed and who their donors are. As he added, illegal financing represented a great risk from the standpoint of corruption. The President ...

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Orban’s Office: Gruevski has Submitted asylum Request to competent Authority

“Nikola Gruevski has submitted an asylum request to the competent Hungarian authority. The former PM of Macedonia has made a declaration of his intention to submit a request for refugee status in Hungary,” Hungarian PM Viktor Orban’s Office said in a statement on Wednesday. As it was added, given that Gruevski was his country’s PM for ten years, for security ...

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Reactions in Macedonia to Former PM Gruevski’s Escape

According to VMRO-DPMNE, the authorities should be held accountable for former PM Nikola Gruevski’s escape. “The political theatre on Monday took place in order to cover up their own powerlessness and incompetence. We disagree with his decision to go to Budapest. That is not an option even when everyone knows that it’s about political persecution because, that way, the others ...

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Hungarian Authorities not Revealing how Gruevski Reached Country

Hungary’s authorities aren’t interested in revealing how former PM Nikola Gruevski reached the country without a passport. FM Peter Szijjarto said on Wednesday that the procedure to file an asylum request was over, adding that more details wouldn’t be revealed until a decision was made on it. Viktor Orban’s Press Chief, Bertalan Havasi, denied the information that the PM had ...

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