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VMRO-DPMNE will put “Citizen patrols” to evidence election irregularities


Skopje, 13 October, 2017 - 17:17 (META) 

VMRO-DPMNE announced today that is shall place “Citizen patrols that would guarantee the democracy and the citizens’ will” because, as they explained, the lack of reaction on part of the state institutions.

Spiro Ristovski, the president of VMRO_DPMNE’s republic election headquarters, at the press conference, announced that VMRO-DPMNE’s teams will be on site and will evidence all of the violations of the election process.

He also said that the information for violations of election regulations, bribes, misuse of state institutions and active use f state resources for party goals are worrisome.

He also sent an appeal to the citizens not to succumb to SDS’s scenario, which according to VMRO-DPMNE is a product of fear and nervousness from the defeat at the forthcoming elections.


The Government decided the school year will start on September 1


Skopje, 30 July, 2015 - 15:40 (META) 

The coming school year is going to start on September 1, was decided at a Government meeting that discussed the initiative proposed by hotel owners that the summer vacation should continue until September 15 because of the low income in their sector in the months of May and June.

The Government’s decision during the press conference was announced by the deputy minister of education and science Spiro Ristovski, suggesting it was brought in consultation with experts and professors from the pedagogical faculty.

-We concluded that at this moment, almost thirty days before the start of the school year, is too late to decide on any corrections. We have understanding for the request of the tourism industry but we are also looking out for the best interest of the students. The school year, as always, will begin on September 1. I appeal to the students and their families to prepare for the coming school year- said Ristovski.

He announced that the Government and the Ministry of education and science and the Ministry of economy will conduct analysis in the period ahead, to find out the potential effects a change in the commencement date may have on how the school year unfolds.


The requirements of high school students to be discussed on government session


Skopje, 28 April, 2015 - 13:40 (META) 

Negotiations between “High school plenum” and the Ministry of Education and Science will continue, and the demands of high school students will be debated at today’s session of the government. After the meeting, high school students say they didn’t receive a particular promise, but are optimistic and believe that they will find an understanding of the Ministry of Education and Science. The representatives at the meeting presented their views and requests and are waiting for a response from the government, and, in the meantime, the boycott of classes will continue.

– We expect to reach a compromise that will satisfy both sides as soon as possible. We are trying to achieve a result that will please us, the students, most. We will take a broader discussion regarding graduation and external testing. We are ready to go back to the old concept of state graduation and we are willing to make substantial changes in the external testing. We did not receive any specific promise, we will have a second meeting, probably tomorrow, after the proposals discussed today undergo a session of the Government. The boycott of classes continues until an official compromise is reached. After the meeting, the Minister and his deputy are more willing and open to compromise – said high school student Dejan Rajkovski.

At the meeting between “High school plenum,” Minister of Education and Science Abdilakim Ademi and Deputy Minister Spiro Ristovski was decided they to jointly agree on how high school students would make up the lost classes on one of the next meetings.