Author Archives: Sasko Golov

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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VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM Trade Accusations Over Amnesty Issue

Commenting on the Government’s negative opinion about its draft amnesty law, VMRO-DPMNE said that was expected. “We expected such developments because the law itself, once we submitted it in accordance with the Parliament’s Rules of Procedure, wasn’t put on the first session, that is, it was rejected by the majority. So, all of this leads to a conclusion that this ...

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Road Conditions, 22.11.2018

Poor driving conditions are reported throughout the country on wet roads. Motorway section Mavrovo-Debar is in sevice only for small vehicles. 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, Mavrovo – Debar – Struga, ...

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Gruevski Says on Facebook he’s Been Granted Political Asylum in Hungary

On his official Facebook profile, on Tuesday, former PM Nikola Gruevski said he’d been given granted political asylum in Hungary due to political persecution in Macedonia from the SDSM-led government. According to Gruevski, he has received information that preparations are underway to kill him in prison. The former VMRO-DPMNE leader added he continued the struggle for the “Macedonian cause”. The ...

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Gergery Gulyas Reiterates Stand on Macedonian Judiciary and Prison Conditions

Hungary’s authorities aren’t sure whether former Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski received a fair trial in Macedonia. Gergely Gulyas, Minister of the Hungarian PM’s Office, once again said that Macedonia had a problem with its judiciary and prison conditions. “The conditions in the Macedonian prisons, too, should be taken into consideration, as should the situation with the Macedonian judiciary, which receive ...

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Transparency International Urges Hungarian Officials to Extradite Gruevski

On Tuesday, Transparency International and its chapters in Macedonia and Hungary urged Hungarian officials to extradite former PM Nikola Gruevski from Hungary, “where he is currently seeking asylum in an attempt to avoid imprisonment after a non-appealable conviction for corruption.” According to Slagjana Taseva, Chair of Transparency International Macedonia, the situation is a big test for the Macedonian and Hungarian ...

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Ex-UBK Head Mijalkov Detained

On Tuesday, Saso Mijalkov, former Director Security and Counter-intelligence Administration (UBK), was detained upon a request from the Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO). Police handcuffed him in the Marriott in the centre of Skopje and took him to the investigative prison in Suto Orizari. The 30-day detention order for him had been issued in relation to the Target-Fortress case, run by ...

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Government Adopts Negative Opinion about Draft Amnesty Law Filed by MP Group

At the 104th session, held on Tuesday, the Government adopted a negative opinion about the draft amnesty law concerning people who are suspected, charged and convicted in the case concerning the 27 April 2017 attacks in Parliament, submitted by a group of MPs in Parliament. Also, a decision was made according to which the Justice Ministry will submit the draft ...

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Road Conditions, 21.11.2018

Poor driving conditions are reported throughout the country on wet roads. Drizzling rain is spread 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, Mavrovo – Debar – Struga, Demir Kapija – Udovo, Katlanovo – Veles, Krusevo – Demir ...

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