Monthly Archives: April 2021

No-confidence Motion against Interior Minister Spasovski Rejected

Parliament rejected on Monday the no-confidence motion against Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski filed by Alliance for Albanians and Alternative MPs. 60 MPs voted against, 10 were in favour, while there were no abstentions. “The motion is strange because it concerns the successful operation to arrest former Security and Counter-Intelligence Administration Director Saso Mijalkov,” Spasovski said. According to him, the motion ...

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PM Zaev Confirms Intention to Dismiss Paunovski

PM Zoran Zaev has confirmed his intention to dismiss State Market Inspectorate Director Stojko Paunovski for the refusal to employ 35 persons on the basis of the Ohrid Framework Agreement. “The decision will be made according to public regulations, but I will not allow non-respect for the laws even though Paunovski is a friend of mine,” Zaev pointed out on ...

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Bill of Indictment Filed against Two in Public Room Case

The Basic Public Prosecutor’s Office in Skopje has filed a bill of indictment for production and distribution of children pornography against the creator and administrator of the Public Room group on the Telegram platform. The relevant public prosecutor has submitted also a proposal to the Criminal Court in Skopje to extend the previously issued detention order against the two charged ...

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Defence Minister Sekerinska and US Ambassador Byrnes Visit Krivolak

“We’ve shown that ambitiousness brings results. However, we’ve shown the same ambitiousness also regarding the development of the Krivolak training area,” Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska said during Monday’s visit to Krivolak together with US Ambassador Kate Marie Byrnes. There, members of the Army of Macedonia and US Armed Forces are working on building new contents before the start of the ...

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Health Ministry’s Latest COVID-19 Data

In the last 24 hours, 86 new COVID-19 cases have been registered, the Health Ministry said on Monday. It was added that the same period had seen 808 new tests, 856 new cured patients, and 37 new deaths. The number of active cases in the country is 16,049. According to Health Minister Venko Filipce, the drop in COVID-19 cases is ...

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Protest Staged Demanding Release of People Convicted in 27 April Case

Several patriotic associations organised a protest on Sunday, demanding a release of those convicted and imprisoned in the case concerning the 27 April 2017 storming of Parliament. Describing those in prison as defenders of the Constitution, protesters also demanded early parliamentary elections, which would be held simultaneously with the local ones. “We demand for the Supreme Court of Macedonia to ...

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Kamcev’s Defence Sends Letter to COE Committee of Ministers

Businessperson Jordan Kamcev’s defence, in an open letter to the Council of Europe’s (CoE) Committee of Ministers, asks for international monitoring. The defence considers that the main evidence at the disposal of the Criminal Court and which is the basis for the detention order is fully illegal. Lawyer Toni Menkinoski says that despite the defence’s insistence, the Court has been ...

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Zaev Adamant there’s no Abuse during Academy for Judges Competition

PM Zoran Zaev is adamant that there is no abuse during the last competition in the frames of the Academy of Judges and Public Prosecutors. After the investigation had shown that Invoca software, through which the new judges and public prosecutors would be tested, had been found in the office of Dragi Raskovski, former Secretary at the PM’s Cabinet and ...

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Integration Road and Rule of Law among Topics Discussed at Zaev-Geer Meeting

On Friday, PM Zoran Zaev held a meeting with the Head of the EU Delegation, Ambassador David Geer. Strong support was expressed at the meeting for Macedonia’s development and integration processes, with the focus being on further progress in reform processes and policies of dialogue in direction of citizens’ interest and state strategic goals. Activities taken for an unselective fight ...

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Zaev Announces Renewal in SDSM Leadership

Prime Minister and leader of SDSM Zoran Zaev said that he will continue to cooperate with Radmila Sekerinska despite her announcement that she does not intend to run for a third term as party Vice President, adding that she and a large percentage of the leadership agreed to renew the party leadership. Regarding the information that Sekerinska rejected the position ...

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