Author Archives: Sasko Golov

Majority Greek Citizens Oppose Prespa Name Deal

58 % of polled Greek citizens negatively assess the Prespa name deal. The latest public poll suggests that 30 % assess it positively. According to the results of the Ethnos commissioned poll 56 % of respondents feel the agreement should not be ratified in the Greek parliament after Macedonia completes its taken commitments, with 37 % saying otherwise. However, polled ...

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Road Conditions 09.07.2018

Good driving conditions are reported throughout the country on dry roads.   Motorists are generally advised to drive carefully, adjust their speed according to the weather conditions and respect road signalization.   Landslides are possible along the roads of Kocani-Makedonska Kamenica – Delcevo, Vinica – Berovo, Gostivar-Straza, Mavrovo – Debar – Struga, Demir Kapija – Udovo, Katlanovo-Veles, Krusevo-Demir Hisar and ...

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Parliament Endorses Law to Ratify Name Agreement for Second Time

The Parliament endorsed Thursday the law ratifying the name agreement with 69 votes ‘in favour’ and one ‘abstained’. This was the second vote on the law after President Gjorge Ivanov failed to sign the decree for its promulgation after the Parliament had initially passed it on June 20. The opposition did not attend the Parliament session. Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov ...

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Verdicts Reached in Sela Attempted Murder Case

Judge Slavica Andreevska of the Skopje-based Criminal Court delivered Thursday the verdicts to seven individuals indicted for the attempted murder of MP Zijadin Sela during the Parliament incidents on 27 April 2017. Kire Gjorgjievski has been sentenced to 13 years in prison, Andrej Micov 10.5 years, Oliver Osavkovski 10.5 years, Nikolce Dimitrievski 10.5 years, Aleksandar Janevski-Tosta 13 years, Nikola Vojmirovski ...

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Strengthened Fight against Corruption Needed, Conference

In Macedonia, corruption is not viewed as a key issue by the citizens. They have little to no resistance to corruption – when asked for a bribe, they usually give it. 36% were asked for a bribe with 31% saying they had paid a bribe. Therefore, public awareness about the fight against corruption should be raised and all mechanisms to ...

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Poll: 7 in 10 Greeks Oppose Name Deal

As many as 7 in 10 Greeks said they negatively view the name deal between Greece and Macedonia, shows a recent opinion poll. The poll was conducted by the agency MRB from 22 to 29 June by interviewing 2,000 people eligible to vote in elections. Asked about the name agreement, only 12.8% said it was positive whereas 68.3% said they ...

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PM Zaev Dedicates Award European Person of the Year to Regional Leaders

Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev visited Sarajevo on Thursday at an invitation of the Bosnia-based Independent Agency for Selection of Best Managers and the European Association of Managers, to attend a ceremony at which he was presented with the award ‘Golden Plaque – European Person of the Year’. Speaking to reporters before the ceremony, PM Zaev extended gratitude for the ...

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Opposition Files Treason Charges against State Officials

The opposition party in Macedonia filed Thursday high treason charges against the prime minister, the foreign minister and the speaker. “VMRO-DPMNE to the public prosecutor’s office for organized crime and corruption has filed criminal charges against PM Zoran Zaev, against Nikola Dimitrov, against Talat Xhaferi and also against all MPs who voted in favor of this capitulation, the unconstitutional and ...

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Road Conditions 06.07.2018

Good driving conditions are reported throughout the country on dry roads.   Motorists are generally advised to drive carefully, adjust their speed according to the weather conditions and respect road signalization.   Landslides are possible along the roads of Kocani-Makedonska Kamenica – Delcevo, Vinica – Berovo, Gostivar-Straza, Mavrovo – Debar – Struga, Demir Kapija – Udovo, Katlanovo-Veles, Krusevo-Demir Hisar and ...

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Road Conditions 05.07.2018

Good driving conditions are reported throughout the country on dry roads.   Motorists are generally advised to drive carefully, adjust their speed according to the weather conditions and respect road signalization.   Landslides are possible along the roads of Kocani-Makedonska Kamenica – Delcevo, Vinica – Berovo, Gostivar-Straza, Mavrovo – Debar – Struga, Demir Kapija – Udovo, Katlanovo-Veles, Krusevo-Demir Hisar and ...

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