Author Archives: Sasko Golov

Reactions to Decision for Xhaferi to Be Caretaker PM Continue

Saturday, too, saw many reactions to the decision for Talat Xhaferi to be the caretaker PM, as well as stands on election-related topics. “This is a DUI-SDSM deal made at the start of the term. To us, that is symbolism. We will surely support it,” Alliance for Albanians leader Arben Tavari said, adding that everyone should support that in order ...

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SDSM’s Mitreski to Be Speaker from 28 January until Parliament Dissolution

On 28 January, SDSM Parliamentary Group Coordinator Jovan Mitreski will become the Parliament Speaker. He will hold the position until the dissolution of the legislative house for the elections. The decision was made at Sunday’s meeting of the Executive Board of SDSM, which supported PM and party leader Dimitar Kovacevski’s nomination of Mitreski. Kovacevski said that the presidential candidate of ...

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Vanja Gjorcevska Case: Latest Developments

The principal suspect in the murders of Vanja Gjorceska and Pance Zezovski, Ljupco Palevski, will have a duty lawyer, whose first task is to appeal the extradition detention measure during the decision-making procedure. The possibility of Palevski seeking asylum isn’t being ruled out. The person who drove Palevski from Belgrade to Turkiye, Stefan Dimkovski, has been charged. According to PM ...

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CERD Concerned about Reports about Macedonian Minority Groups in Bulgaria

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), in a report on Bulgaria, says it is concerned about reports concerning members of Macedonian minority groups. “The Committee takes note of the explanation provided by the State party’s delegation that all its citizens have the right of ...

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Road Conditions 07.12.2023

Traffic on state roads runs smoothly, on dry roads. At certain roads going through ravines, minor rockslides are possible. The MAKEDONIJAPAT PE calls for careful driving and adjustment of the speed to the conditions of the road. The MAKEDONIJAPAT PE’s on-call teams are constantly on-site and keep all roads passable.

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Justice Minister Lloga Signs off on Extradition Request for Palevski

Justice Minister Krenar Lloga has signed off on the request for extradition of the principal suspect in the case concerning the murders of Vanja Gjorcevska and Pance Zezovski, Ljupco Palevski. Once it is translated into Turkish, it will be immediately send to Turkiye’s Justice Ministry. Lloga expects cooperation with Turkiye’s judicial organs and Palevski to face justice institutions in North ...

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New Detention Measures Issued in Gjorcevska and Zezovski Murders

Four of the suspects in the Vanja Gjorcevska and Pance Zezovski murders, Vlatko Kesisov, Velibor Manev, and Bore Videvski, who have confessed, and Gjorcevska’s father, Aleksandar Gjorcevski, who has denied involvement, have each been issued a 30- day detention measure. Also, Ljupco Palevski’s lawyer, Vasko Stojkov, who drove the principal suspect from Skopje to Belgrade on November 30, was detained ...

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Angjusev Designation: Grkovska Urges All Institutions to Take Action

Commenting on Tuesday’s designation by the US of ex-Deputy PM for Economic Affairs Koco Angjusev, Deputy PM for Good Governance Policies Slavica Grkovska called on Wednesday on all domestic institutions to take every required measure. The State Commission for Prevention of Corruption (SCPC) sought dismissal as early as 2019, when it found conflict of interest because of his participation in ...

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Corruption Challenges Discussed at Forum in Skopje

According to a report presented by the Macedonian Centre for International Cooperation on Wednesday, during the first day of the Open Forum on Anti-Corruption, which is taking place in Skopje, 65% of citizens consider corruption to be the biggest problem affecting them. Over 80% of polled citizens believe that ministers, MPs, judges, and party leaders are perceived as most corrupt. ...

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Presidential Race: Names of Parties’ Candidates still not Revealed

On Wednesday, President Stevo Pendarovski said he wasn’t thinking about another presidential term. However, later that day, his Cabinet further clarified his stand, saying that it was not a new position by the President, adding nonetheless that it was early for a decision on whether he would be part of the presidential race. The final decision, according to the Cabinet, ...

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