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Public Prosecution: Short circuit in defibrillator cord started the deadly blaze in COVID hospital in Tetovo

The deadly fire in the modular COVID hospital in Tetovo which killed 14 people was a result of a short circuit in a cord of a defibrillator, announced the Basic Public Prosecution - Tetovo, citing Ministry of Interior's (MOI) forensic report. After the electric short circuit, the fire broke out in the outlet box of the extension cord where,...

Threats for animal rights activist in North Macedonia who alarmed about lion cub smuggling

Animal rights activist Tina Mickovska revealed that she is receiving death threats after she publicly denounced the trend of posting photographs of the lion cub Simba on the social networks by users from North Macedonia and called the authorities to act. On her Facebook profile she wrote that she is scared for her life, but that she won't back down...

Simba came to Kumanovo… Is there wildlife trafficking in North Macedonia?

Photos and videos of men and women, and even children, posing with a lion cub, have been appearing frequently on the social networks in the past few days. This trend of taking shots with a lion cub, no older than three months, in expensive cars, villas and hotels, was brought to public's attention by the Skopje Zoo's spokesperson, Tina...

North Macedonia: The Operative Technical Agency last year interposed in 853 cases of communications wiretapping

Last year, the Operative Technical Agency (OTA), for the needs of the adequate bodies in North Macedonia, interposed in 475 new activations of the wiretapping of communications measure and 378 prolongations of this measure, showed OTA's annual report that was submitted for analysis to the Parliament. Out of the total number of newly approved communication surveillance measure with the technical...

Macedonian Interior Minister Spasovski and UK Ambassador Galloway talk about the cooperation between the countries

The Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski and the Ambassador of the United Kingdom to North Macedonia, Rachel Galloway, had a meeting today at the ministry's offices where they discussed the successful cooperation regarding the fight against illegal immigration on a regional and international level, informs the Ministry of Interior (MoI) of North Macedonia. "At the meeting, among other issues, there were...

In two months, the police issued 527 fines for technical irregularities of the vehicles for passenger transport

During September and October this year, the Ministry of Interior of North Macedonia (MOI) issued 527 fines due to technical irregularities of the vehicles that are used for transportation of passengers, informed MOI. During the given two month period, controls were conducted of vehicles used for public transportation (buses, taxi vehicles, vans) both between municipalities and the intercity transportation...

The bus transportation in North Macedonia, burdened by problems already, gets the nail in the coffin by the coronavirus! (Multimedia)

An empty waiting room with few people quickly purchasing their tickets at the ticket officer and hastily heading out towards the platforms. This is the picture that can be seen at the Skopje Bus Station these days. The usual crowd is gone and the platforms are empty. The people simply cannot miss the occassional bus to their destinations. The guards have...

Elections in North Macedonia: Police intervened for a fight and photographing of ballots

During today's snap parliamentary elections in North Macedonia, the Ministry of Interior (MOI) has registered several voting irregularities and offenses throughout the country. The police have registered voters taking photographs of the ballots at polling stations No. 0537 in Debar, 0755 in the village of Osoj, municipality of Kichevo, and 2909 in Skopje. These people will be fined accordingly,...

The number of people caught without face masks drops, although the number of active COVID-19 cases is high

The Ministry of Interior (MOI) informed that in the past 24 hours, the police have registered 237 people who were not wearing face masks. This is the smallest number of reported violations by MOI in the past period since the government has issued the order for mandatory wearing personal protection in order to prevent the COVID-19 spread. Against the drop...

Number of people infected with COVID-19 on the rise in North Macedonia, number of face mask violations drops (infographic)

In the last 24 hours, the police registered 412 people who were caught not wearing face masks and. consequently, will be fined in accordance with the offence regulations provided by the Government of North Macedonia, informed the Ministry of Interior (MOI). The MOI urged the people to observe all measures and protocols provided by the Government in order to...

The State Secretary in MoI and four other people ordered to self-isolate on suspicion of COVID-19

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) of North Macedonia informs that after two of the personnel in one of the cafeterias in the MoI complex tested positive to the coronavirus, the Institute for Public Health conducted epidemiological interviews with 67 employees and all of the offices in the building were disinfected. "According to the report that we received from the epidemiological...

Number of fines for people not wearing face masks in North Macedonia rises

Since the curfew was lifted on the 26th of May, the number of violations on wearing face masks has increased, shows the data provided by the Ministry of Interior. (MOI). In the period between 27th of May and 1st of June, there were 3.005 violations. Most of the violations occurred on Sunday, the 31st of May,  when MOI registered 673...

Government of Czech Republic donates one million euros to MOI

The Minister of Interior, Oliver Spasovski has signed an agreement for a donation from his colleague from the Czech republic, Jan Hamachek. – With the Agreement for the use of the financial donation in the amount of almost one million euros, we are continuing towards the accomplishment of mutual goals, and those are the high and qualitative security standards...

Reforms will erase the term “secret police”, say MoI

As a country, after 28 years of being Independent, we want to rid ourselves of the term “secret police”. This is how the Interior Minister, Oliver Spasovski explained the reforms of the security-intelligence system, which are scheduled to begin with a package of laws and amendments the Government adopted at a session on 19 February, and just entered parliamentary...

The lame statement on the dangers of ISIS must be clarified to avert panic

The MoI must clarify the situation, especially on the danger from the supporters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the country, because a lame statement causes either panic or mistrust among the public, experts say. Pavle Trajanov, former Interior minister, believes that the situation should have been clarified "in some form," and retired Colonel Blagoja Markovski,...

Documents with new name will be received by citizens after Ministry of Interior completes purchase

The identification documents that contain the new name Republic of North Macedonia i.e., passports, id cards, driver's licenses will be acquired when the government announces in the Official Gazette the date when the constitutional amendments and the constitutional law enter into force. The protocol from Athens is expected to be sent today. When asked when can the citizens acquire...

Spasovski: What happened on the 27th of April will not happen again

Moments before the final adoption of the constitutional changes is expected, and during tense protests in front of Parliament, Minister of Internal Affairs Oliver Spasovski today from Radovish would not directly answer the question whether an escalation of events is possible, as on April 27, 2017, when the protesters stormed Parliament and several MPs and journalists were brutally beaten. "The...

Spasovski: There are updates regarding Gruevski’s escape and will be announced by the Prosecution

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski, who was one of the most called upon after Nikola Gruevski fled the country, gave a brief response to the question whether there are any updates in the investigation and when will official results be released. “There is, and it will be announced by the Public Prosecutor's Office,” Spasovski said. The interior minister says he was expecting...

VMRO-DPMNE has filed an interpellation against Oliver Spasovski

VMRO-DPMNE's MPs and the members of "For a Better Macedonia" will file today at the Parliament an interpellation for the work of Minister o Interior Oliver Spasoski, informed at a press conference, the coordinator of the MP group, Nikola Micevski. According to the opposition party, in the past period, Spasovski has shown that he has been performing his obligations...

“Whistle-blowers” Lazarevski and Kostovski return to the Ministry of Interior

Whistle-blowers Gorgi Lazarevski and Zvonko Kostovski, who revealed the wiretapping affair by the previous regime, are returning to their positions in the Ministry of Interior today. Minister of Interior Oliver Spasovski announced it on his Facebook profile, where he also published a photo of the meeting. Lazarevski is a witness in the SPO’s case "Target - Fortress" over the wiretapping. In...