Popovska renounces her place on the list, it will be given to another member of DOM

Skopje, 7 November, 2016 - 19:05 (META) 

DOM’s president, Liljana Popovska, said today at a press conference that she is renouncing her place on the SDSM’s list of candidates for MPs.

“I’m renouncing my place on the list, and we will notify SDSM about my decision. I will fight with the same passion but from a different position, that at the moment does not guarantee a MP seat. I have given up from many positions so far. I have never regretted my decisions and I will start regretting them now”, said Popovska.

Popovska also said that after the meeting of the party’s central and executive board, she will inform her party’s coalition partner, the SDSM, who will replace her on the list. Popovska’s candidacy received fierce reactions from the public after yesterday’s decision by SDSM to give her a position on the list of candidates that guarantees MP seat the second electoral constituency.

DOM: Sanctions will affect innocent citizens

Skopje, 23 April, 2016 - 17:01 (META) 

DOM has expressed deep concern over announcements made by the EU and the US that they will sanction Macedonia by subtracting the recommendation for EU membership and stop financial assistance through the European Fund and the World Bank as well as other penalties.

“Not only does it not lead to any resolution of the political crisis, but it will mean unfair to the citizens. Why whip everyone, because of the sins of individuals? Citizens seek justice, and will receive injustice! These sanctions will merely be a schematic “solution” on paper”, stated the DOM.

The party is confident that sanctions will affect all citizens and will work in favour of the government because it will be ‘prove’ that the opposition are the culprits for the disaster that will hit the country.

The DOM party appeals to the representatives of the International Community not to take selective sanctions that will affect innocent citizens. Instead, to help fight for democracy and for fair and democratic elections.

Elections have softened tough Gruevski

Skopje, 7 February, 2016 - 13:27 (META) 

In a short time former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and the Government withdrew a few moves that were unthinkable a year ago. In recent months he has made more concessions than he did in nine years while in government, and has begun to withdraw some already announced decisions because of reactions from citizens.
Gruevski recently uttered the words that until then, no one heard from him: “We have been thinking and have decided on Monday to stop this process”“as so many people reacted, we need to respect that.”

  • The public address on January 14 he announced his “conditional” resignation with the wording “resignation from the function as President of the Government will be activated 100 days before the election.” Gruevski gave in to public pressure to resign exactly 100 days before the scheduled election.
  • Once it became public knowledge that the Government had decided to procure furniture in the style from the period of Louis XV, he quickly cancelled the plan after sharp criticism.
  • In just ten days, after reactions against the decision to sell the Officer’s Home in Bitola, the Government or Gruevski, changed his mind and revoked that plan as well.
  • The Ministry of Finances cancelled the auction on its treasury bills, where they were meant to ask for 813 000 euros from domestic lenders.
  • At the school “Koco Racin” in Veles this week the teacher’s council called for an emergency meeting where they unanimously overturned the decision to punish high school student Ilina Dimovska for her ‘inappropriate behaviour’.
  • Driving schools which had blocked the street outside the Government in protest for a whole month came to an end. At a meeting with representatives of the Government, they were told that the Ministry of Interior had already submitted a proposal to delay the measure.

Prilep: No Food and No Care for 128 Retirees (Video)

Prilep, 21 December, 2015 - 14:19 (META) 

The Nursing home for Prilep`s 128 retirees is financed from the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, and with some personal income from the retirees. The Nursing Home`s bank account has been frozen due to debt, and now 128 retirees are without appropriate heating, food or care.

There have been some personnel replacements due to the accusations of possible fraud in the Nursing Home but the situation remains solemn.

DRM asks the Government to declare a state of emergency due to pollution

Skopje, 8 December, 2015 - 20:57 (META) 

The Democratic Renewal of Macedonia today asked the Government to declare a state of emergency due to the pollution, and the Ministry of Environment to immediately find urgent measures for a solution to the problem – said Toni Ristov, spokesman for DRM (Democratic Renewal of Macedonia)at a press conference today , adding that their party offers concrete measures to reduce the pollution.

The party, said Ristov already have concrete measures for overcoming the problem. They firstly suggest an immediate declaration of emergency,a regime which should last until the end of winter, halting construction activities in urban areas, changing the traffic mode in cities by introducing compulsory “green” zones, which would be free of cars. DRM also proposes declaring pedestrian and bicycle zones in city centres and a ban on heavy vehicles in urban areas.

The party believes that the Government should provide financial support for the purchase of liquefied gas, complete combustion furnaces, solar panels for hot water and the insulation of homes, and controls of operations in industrial plants, particularly the fuel they use.

DOM leaves ruling coalition

Скопје, 6 May, 2015 - 13:39 (META) 

Ljiljana Popovska, president of DOM, announced that it is leaving the ruling coalition.

“At yesterday’s session of the Executive Board of DOM, the political situation in the country was reviewed and the decision to leave ruling coalition. It was concluded that, with this step, DOM will help resolve the deep political crisis which threatens the stability of the Republic of Macedonia. This decision will be proposed to the Central Committee, which will take place in the following days,” posted Popovska on her Facebook profile.