Monthly Archives: February 2019

27 April case: Ruskoska to request Extradition for Gruevski and Boskoski

The Prosecutor’s Office has enough evidence that five new suspects in the case concerning the 27 April 2017 attacks in Parliament were the organisers. However, it cannot reveal details about the evidence and what those persons were exactly doing. Former PS Trajko Veljanoski, ex-PM Nikola Gruevski and former ministers Mile Janakieski and Spiro Ristovski are suspected of endangerment of the ...

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Presidential race: PM Zaev and BESA’s Kasami hold Meeting

On Thursday, PM Zoran Zaev held a meeting with BESA leader Bilall Kasami about the open issue of reaching consent on a consensual presidential candidate. “If we give consent to a consensual presidential candidate, that support will not be unconditional. We are closer to Alliance for Albanians leader Ziadin Sela’s stands than to the ones of the government. All options ...

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Greek MFA: Institutions should React to Name use not in Line with Name deal

The Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has sent a letter to institutions in which Greek delegations are warned to react immediately if they spot name and terminology use that is not in line with the Prespa Agreement. They’re told not to sign documents and deals if the name is misused. Also, it’s explained that the terms “Macedonian Government” or ...

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Road Conditions, 22.02.2019

Good driving conditions are reported throughout the country on predominantly dry roads. Mid-intensity snowing is going to happen around Krusevo, Mavrovo, Struga and the mountain passes Gjavato and Pletvar, and with lesser intensity around Straza, Preseka, Debar and Kicevo. Certain roadways passing through valleys and canyons can be susceptible to light rockslides, such as Kocani – Makedonska Kamenica – Delcevo, ...

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27 April case: Ex-PS Veljanoski and Two former Ministers arrested

On Wednesday, MP and ex-PS Trajko Veljanoski and former ministers Spiro Ristovski and Mile Janakieski were arrested under the suspicion of being organisers of the 27 April 2017 attacks in Parliament. After the interrogation at the Criminal Court, a 30-day detention measure was issued for the ex-ministers. Veljanoski, however, will not be detained because of his MP’s immunity. Prosecutor Vilma ...

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Mickoski: Arrests being Made on Basis of hearsay

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski held a press-conference on Wednesday as a result of the latest developments in the 27 April case. “It’s become clear that SDSM is in free fall. They will suffer a heavy defeat, first in the presidential elections and then in the early parliamentary ones,” the VMRO-DPMNE leader stated. The goal of the arrests of VMRO-DPMNE members, ...

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Latest developments in Relation to Alleged nepotism Cases

On Wednesday, SDSM MP and Sec Gen Aleksandar Kiracovski’s father-in-law quit his job at an ELEM-owned company in Bitola. According to Kiracovski, he’d asked him to withdraw. “He accepted, even though his engagement was legal,” the SDSM MP said. The same day, Kanal 5 TV reported that ELEM Director Dragan Minovski’s wife had since October worked as Chief of the ...

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Presidential race: Zaev-Sela meeting Postponed

Wednesday’s meeting between PM and SDSM leader Zoran Zaev and Alliance for Albanians leader Ziadin Sela over support in the presidential race was postponed. Sela had gotten angry because of the revocation of the competences of Gostivar Mayor Arben Taravari, who is also the Alliance for Albanians Sec Gen, in the field of education. According to Zaev, there is room ...

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Trump congratulates Zaev on commitment to Name deal Implementation

US President Donald Trump has sent PM Zoran Zaev a letter in which he congratulates him on the leadership and commitment to implementing the Prespa Agreement. “On behalf of the American people, I congratulate you on the implementation of the Prespa Agreement,” Trump says in the letter. As he adds, the deal is a testament to Zaev’s brave leadership. “Through ...

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Deputy PM Osmani holds Meetings in Brussels

On Wednesday, the Deputy PM for European Affairs, Bujar Osmani, held a meeting in Brussels with the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini. They talked about several topics, including the enlargement process and Macedonia’s perspectives. “A start of the negotiations with the Republic of North Macedonia this year, according to Osmani, will represent also a ...

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