Monthly Archives: November 2018

EC Shares Hahn’s View on Nikola Gruevski Case

The European Commission (EC) shares the stand of the EU’s Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, that Hungary’s decision to grant asylum to former PM Nikola Gruevski warrants further explanations from the Hungarian authorities. Spokesperson Margaritis Schinas said on Thursday that there was no running away from the rule of law. As he added, the asylum ...

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Gruevski’s Escape Shouldn’t Create Political Consequences, Sekerinska Says

“The PM was very clear. Rotations are possible at a ministerial level, but the focus is on the policy that will ensure a better life for citizens,” Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska said on Thursday, commenting on the speculations of a crisis and division within the government following former PM Nikola Gruevski’s escape and of she succeeding Zoran Zaev as PM. ...

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Commission: Decision in Gruevski Case was Made Professionally

On Thursday, the Commission for Protection Against Discrimination complained of, as it said, attempts to pressure and discredit it. “Regarding some tendentious and false press-releases by certain associations of citizens, as well as statements by some individuals, which have appeared in some media regarding the Commission’s work, we have the duty to inform the public that they only represent yet ...

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Thaler Case: SPO Files Two Charges

On Thursday, the Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) filed two charges in relation to the Thaler case. The first one concerns illegal financing of VMRO-DPMNE, while the other pertains to the construction of the party’s HQ in the centre of Skopje. The first charge covers, among others, former VMRO-DPMNE leader and ex-PM Nikola Gruevski, MP Ilija Dimovski, ex-Transport Minister Mile Janakieski ...

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PM Zaev Extends Congratulations on Occasion of Albanian Alphabet Day

At Thursday’s meeting in Skopje with PM Zoran Zaev, an Albanian delegation led by President Ilir Meta said it was grateful for the support at highest state level that Macedonia provided for Albanian Alphabet Day, as an event of exceptional importance in Albanians’ history. Extending congratulations on the holiday, Zaev stated that the marking of the important day from the ...

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Road Conditions, 23.11.2018

Poor driving conditions are reported throughout the country on wet roads. Poor visibility reported around the mountain pass Straza because of fog, from 100m to 80m. Drizzling rain is possible throughout the country. Certain roadways passing through valleys and canyons can be susceptible to light rockslides, such as Kocani – Makedonska Kamenica – Delcevo, Vinica – Berovo, Gostivar – Straza, ...

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Gruevski Case: Hungarian Authorities Rule out Possibility of Extradition

According to the Hungarian authorities, a possibility of former PM Nikola Gruevski being extradited doesn’t exist. As Justice Minister Laszlo Trocsanyi said an interview with ECHO TV on Tuesday, after the approval of the asylum request, Gruevski cannot be delivered to “a country in which he is a target of persecution.” The following day, in Macedonia, FM Nikola Dimitrov didn’t ...

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Spokesperson Bosnjakovski Reiterates Government’s Stand on Gruevski Case

Government spokesperson Mile Bosnjakovski said at a press-conference on Wednesday that former PM Nikola Gruevski will return to Macedonia and serve jail time in the country. According to him, the allegations in the asylum request are completely false. “We expect that the Hungarian authorities will recall the asylum decision and that Gruevski will be extradited. The extradition procedure has started. ...

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Hearing over Target-Fortress Case Postponed for 4 December

Due to the short period of time to submit a request to take the former Director of the Security and Counter-Intelligence (UBK) Director, Saso Mijalkov, from detention to the Criminal Court, Wednesday’s hearing over the Target-Fortress case was postponed for 4 December. According to information obtained by Telma TV, the decision on a detention order for Mijalkov shows that there ...

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Deskoska: Amnesty in VMRO-DPMNE’s Draft Law too Wide

Commenting on the Government’s negative opinion about the draft amnesty law filed by VMRO-DPMNE, Justice Minister Renata Deskoska stated on Wednesday that the amnesty covered in the document had been too wide. “So, the stand was that a potential amnesty and other issues of that type need to be resolved within the frameworks of the reconciliation body in Parliament,” the ...

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