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The Ukrainians in North Macedonia protested, reminding of the atrocities committed in their home country

The Association of the Ukrainians in Macedonia "Lesya Ukrainka" organized on Sunday a peaceful protest in Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia, against the Russian aggression on Ukraine. The protest started at noon at children's playground behind the Universal Hall and ended in front of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Skopje. With posters and banners, the protesters expressed...

Environmentalists in North Macedonia urge High Administrative Court to quickly adopt decision and close Ilovica-Shtuka Mine case

The High Administrative Court of North Macedonia should adopt a decision as soon as possible and finally close the "Ilovica-Shtuka Mine" case, plead the environmentalists from the southeastern part of the country. After the Administrative Court's decision was announced in March this year, that the Euromax Resources company's appeal is rejected and confirmed the termination of the concession, the...

Croatian citizens and businesses express support for Ukraine in various ways

Several dozens of citizens, mostly parents with children, held an antiwar protest on Ban Jelačić Square in Zagreb on Saturday, March 18, expressing support for the Ukrainian fight for freedom under the motto #StandWithUkraine. At the protest, the organizers read an announcement condemning the war crimes perpetrated by Russian aggressors in Ukraine, while several local Ukrainians expressed personal concern for the...

Protesters in front of Russian embassy in Skopje shout ‘Putin is a fascist’ demanding end to war against Ukraine

Dozens of citizens of North Macedonia and Ukrainians residing in Skopje protested against Russian invasion on Ukraine through a march from the main square of the  capital of  North Macedonia to the Russian embassy on February 25. They sung Ukrainian songs and shouted "Putin is a fascist, Putin is a murderer" while carrying signs reading "Russia keep off Ukraine,"...

Truthmeter.mk: A protest justifying aggression against a sovereign country

A small group of citizens protested in front of the Ukrainian embassy last week with a classic exchange of theses – to declare the victim of aggression by the “big brother” a justified goal and to wrap it all in some imaginary ideological sugarcoating, writes Truthmeter.mk We republish the analysis below:   Is there any justification for the annexation of a part...

Protest march for the International Women’s Day: Failure to act is complicity, stated the protestors

With a banner "Failure to act is complicity" and citizens dressed in black as a sign of revolt, the protest march of the Platform for gender equality in the case of "Public Room" started with protestors gathered in front of the main entrance at the Ministry of Interior and ended at the Žena Borec park (Women Fighter Park). "In the...

Gender Equality Platform: We demand control of the work of the prosecutors who do not perform their duties in expert and professional manner [Photo gallery]

We demand efficient and effective protection of the victims of gender-based violence. Therefore, Ljubomir Jovevski, the Public Prosecutor of the Republic of North Macedonia, and Aco Kolevski, the Chair of the Council of Public Prosecutors, we remind you about your obligation to timely and effectively conduct the criminal prosecution of the perpetrators in accordance with the Criminal Code, said...

Protest in North Macedonia against the “Javna soba” Telegram group for nude photos [Photo gallery]

"Javna soba is a crime act," "The state that oppresses is a state that rapes," "It is not your fault," were some of the slogans that were chanted during yesterday's protest about the Javna soba group on Telegram, where men criminally distributed nude photos of girls and women mostly from North Macedonia. The protest started in front of the Interior...

The epidemiologists warn: Each protest bears the danger of spreading COVID-19

Hospitality industry representatives and musicians held a protest yesterday in front of the  Government of North Macedonia against some of the measures against COVID-19. Previously, there were protests in Tetovo and Kumanovo by high school students who oppose the online teaching, and yesterday there were protests against the increase in electricity prices organized by the opposition party VMRO-DPMNE. On the...

After the protest of the high school students, Minister Carovska offers a combined teaching model

After yesterday's protest by high school students against an overall online teaching model, the students have met with the new Minister for Education and Science, Mila Carovska, who during the two meetings with the students and their parents offered a combined teachingmodel. "It is of the highest priority to start the school year on the 1st of October and the...

Sela and Gashi call against recognizing DUI’s legitimacy as representatives of the Albanians

During yesterday’s “March for Democracy” in Skopje, the coalition of the Alliance of the Albanians (AA) and the Alternative stated that DUI is not the winner at these elections and it has no legitimacy to represent the Albanian nation in North Macedonia. Both parties’ leaders, Zijadin Sela and Afrim Gasha in their addressing during the march to the EU’s delegation...

“This is madness”, cry the environmentalists against the new mines promissed in the electoral campaign

The concern among the environmental activists who fight against the mines in the Southeastern part of North Macedonia increased when during its election campaign VMRO-DPMNE revealed its stances about the development of the country's mining capacities as was shown in their election program. The program reveals the opening of five mines as a priority: Lojane-Lipkovo, Kadiica- Pehcevo, Plavica, Tajmishte and...

Journalists associations: Government’s decree for aid for media selective – does not include all media

The Association of Journalists of Macedonia (AJM) and the Macedonian Independent Syndicate of Journalists and Media Workers (SSNM) expressed their concern about the situation of local and regional broadcasters, who announced they will go on strike by stopping the program temporarily. "This decision by local and regional broadcasters comes after the Government's decree from the 30th of May 2020, according...

Slovenian protesters explain anti-corruption bicycle movement with a song

Словенечки демонстранти на велосипеди меѓу кои и човек кој носи знамиња на кои пишува „Смрт на фашизмот“ и „Слобода на народот“. Фото: снимка од екранот од видеото од Бајк Штрајк на Јутјуб.
Check out Global Voices’ special coverage of the global impact of COVID-19. А Slovenian protest song with a mellow melody uncharacteristic of its genre has gone viral across the Balkans, Global Voices reported. The song's authors describe it as: "A protest song against corruption, against abuse of power, against violence against female and male citizens, against violence against democracy and diversity." Thousands of cyclists...

Environmentalists condition the Macedonian government: Firstly solve a part of the problems and then we shall meet at Vardarishte landfill

The civic initiatives united under the banner of "Green Revolution" in a reply to the invitation sent by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev for a meeting in the aftermath of the past Friday's massive protest against the air pollution, on the 29th of November stated that in this moment the only available space for meetings with government representatives is available...

Parliament adopts Law on Protection against Discrimination

Today, Parliament adopted the Law on Prevention and Protection against Discrimination, after it was discussed in a session on Friday. Fifty-two MPs voted for the law, three were abstentions, and no one was against. The debate on the anti-discrimination bill, which was fast-tracked through Parliament, went against the views of the government and the opposition regarding the benefits of this...

140.000 people attended the “Macedonia is Greek” protest, part of them clashed with anarchists

The Greek police announced that during the "Macedonia is Greek" protest, that is taking place in the center of Athens, 140.000 people attended the protest and they arrived there from all corners of Greece with 283 buses, reports the Macedonian information agency (MIA). Parallel to the protest at the Syntagma square, only 800 meters away, anarchistic and antifascist organizations...

After today’s detentions a dialogue in the Parliament is impossible, said Nikolovski

Hundreds of VMRO-DPMNE's members and sympathizers protested this evening in front of the Ministry of Justice demanding freedom and amnesty for the people in detention for the violent attacks at the Parliament of the 27th of April. Among the people taken in detention are the MPs Krsto Mukoski, Ljuben Arnaudov and Sasho Vasilevski, Zaklina Peshevska, Johan Tarchulovski and Ljupco...

Gruevski joined in the protest and a stage is set in front of the Criminal Court

Around 300 of VMRO-DPMNE's supporters have gathered in front of the Criminal Court Skopje after VMRO-DPMNE's call for protest, in order to voice their discontent against the detention of MPs and other participants in the violent events that occurred on the 27th of April. The protestors began to gather in front of the Criminal Court around 13.30 h, and...

Temelko is let out of detention and the court placed him under house arrest

The mayor of municipality Pustec in Albania, Edmond Temelko, who was charged in the SPO's "Titanic" case, from the prison in Skopje in the area of Shuto Oriari he will be put under house arrest. The Criminal court in Skopje has decided to change the measure detention with house arrest, confirms the court. As the court informs, the decision...