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Six years after the murder of Neskovski, the effort to cover it up is still relevant

Today marks the sixth year anniversary since protests erupted against police brutality after the murder of Martin Neskovski on June the 5th, 2011, during the celebrations of VMRO-DPMNE’s electoral victory. At the beginning of last year, the Special Prosecutor's Office took over jurisdiction of the Neskovski murder case. The SPO reports that the case is still in a pre-trial procedure. The police...

If necessary, the MOI is prepared to defend Parliament

The Ministry of Interior (MOI) are monitoring the situation and if there is a violation of public order and peace, we are prepared to react, said MOI to “Meta” regarding recent statement of a possible forced entry into Parliament. “The Ministry of Interior has established operational headquarters in the field. If such a breach of public disorder does occur, the...

“For a United Macedonia” asks for a meeting with Commissioner Hahn

“For a United Macedonia” are asking for a meeting with European Commissioner of Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn who arrives in Macedonia on Tuesday. This was announced today by a member of the initiative and Director of the Macedonian Opera and Ballet, Igor Durlovski, who said that no one “is allowed, or can ignore 200.000 citizens who are...

Out of solidarity for our attacked colleagues, “Meta” will not be reporting the protests

As a protest against the attack on our colleagues from the “A1on” portal and the continuous verbal attacks on all journalists, Meta News Agency joins other media outlets and will not report about today’s protests organized by the initiative “For a United Macedonia”, neither in Skopje or in other cities. If violence and new attacks occur, we shall report...

Tomorrow “Colourful Revolution” will protest against the governments new borrowing

The "Colourful Revolution" on Monday, at 19:00, will protest against the Eurobond, which will start outside the Special Public Prosecutor's Office. "Protest! There is no justice when the public debt keeps doubling. Every citizen in Macedonia already owes 2.200 euros, and the regime wants to put everyone in more debt, another 330 euros. This is another desperate attempt by this...

The “Colourful Revolution” marked the concrete elections of June the 5th today

Participants from the "Colourful Revolution" today marked the day for the June the 5th elections, which were cancelled after a majority boycott of the elections from all parties. They held elections anyway, a parody organised by guerrilla-style action by marking the cancelled elections with 'concrete'. They brought and set up a concrete polling booth, covered with a colourful ribbon and...

GDOM in Bitola: VMRO-DPMNE must remain true to their word and go ahead with elections on June 5

VMRO-DPMNE has to persist and carry on with their intentions to go the polls, said the people tonight in Bitola who were attending the protest organised by the Civil Movement for Defense of Macedonia, known as GDOM. From GDOM, they believe that after postponing elections on April 24, it is pointless to postpone the elections on June 5. They remarked to...

May – An eventful month, full of difficult ordeals and troubled times

May of 2015 proved an eventful month, full of difficult ordeals and troubled times. In that month's 30 days, the armed conflict in Divo Naselje occurred, the resignations of three senior officials of the ruling party were submitted following the death of Martin Neshokovski, three leadership summits, a meeting in Strasbourg, a mass protest by the political opposition which was...

If Ivanov resigns tomorrow, there would be Presidential elections on June 5!

Almost for two weeks now, the organization civil association "I protest" have expressed their anger in the streets of Skopje and all major cities in Macedonia against President Gjorge Ivanov's decision to pardon a large number of politicians. Among the organization's demands is the withdrawal of the general pardon, the formation of an interim government and to recall elections...

Civil movement “I protest” will continue will protests on Monday

The civil movement "I protest" which has now lasted for five consecutive days organized by citizens protesting and demanding the the resignation of President Gjorge Ivanov due to his recent decision to pardon a large number of politicians under investigation, have decided that today, they shall not protest. The next protest is scheduled for tomorrow at 18:00. The place of...

The protest of movement “Besa” started

Several hundred people went on a protest organized by movement "Besa" this afternoon in the park in Chair. According to organizers, it is all-Albanian protest that "demands resignation of the government of Nikola Gruevski and Ali Ahmeti, revealing all Albanian truths in Macedonia and a new agreement in the country." Protesters carry Albanian flags and shout "Down with the government", reports...

Eight paroles and an imprisonment sentence for protesters of 5th of May

Eight out of the nine protesters who were accused of violence during the protests in front of the Government on 5th of May, were sentenced to parole of three months in Basic Court Skopje 1 today. The paroles will not be executed if convicted do not commit another crime within one year. One of the defendants is convicted to an effective...

Announcement for all-night protests in Bitola for the resignation of Mayor Taleski

Bitola citizens announce that all-night protests in front of the Municipality of Bitola, which will last until Mayor Vladimir Taleski resigns, will start next week. Revolted by the unfulfilled promises of Taleski that citizens will have accurate and timely information on what kind of air they breathe and who are the primary polluters of ambient air in the city, members...

Counter-protests began, VMRO-DPMNE doesn’t make lists of activists, but only “updates” them?

A dozen buses from the Public Transport Enterprise Skopje today, according to them, in protest, were parked in front of the seat of SDSM. PTE says they have decided on this step because of the demolition of buses by SDSM supporters at the protests against police brutality. Almost simultaneously, journalists from the pro-government media also, as stated, expressed their outrage...

Jankuloska: Days in which the police will be again tested are upon us

"Macedonia and its institutions are faced with one of the major tests in recent history and because you are expected to be extremely focused on the task. Be persistent and professional and respect the Constitution and laws", said today Minister of Interior Gordana Jankuloska in her address on the occasion of the Day of the Police, referring to the...

World media on anti-government protests in Macedonia

"The Macedonian protesters demand the resignation of the Government, clashes with the police," "At least 19 injured in anti-government protests in Macedonia", "Police clashes with Macedonian protesters during anti-government crisis" are just some of the headlines of the foreign media, which are reporting information of "Associated Press", AFP and "Reuters". Foreign media say 19 people were injured in violent protests...

Tito Petkovski: Mass protests for change of government

Through a special concept and strategy, NSDP offers a way out of the crisis for Macedonia, said NSDP leader Tito Petkovski in front of the attendees at the public forum in Tetovo. He believes that, as a party, they feel the need to participate in resolving the political crisis and expect the inclusion of other parties. - We believe that...

The march of Shtip high school students sabotaged

Shtip high school students didn’t hold today’s announced protest against external testing and reforms in secondary education because, according to the claims of some of the thirty students who gathered, someone called them and told them that all protests in all cities are postponed. Students were confused and did not know exactly who gave them the information. The thirty students, who...

High school students to march against bad reforms tomorrow

Tomorrow afternoon will be held the first high school march because, as "High school plenum" says, bad education reforms, which include the new way of state graduation and external testing. The march will begin at 12 pm at the fountain in City Park and will end in front of the Ministry of Education and Science. Except in Skopje, march...

Protest against amendments to the Law on Fees

A protest against changes in the law for payment of contributions for fees is being organized on the social networks. The protest is scheduled for next Monday, 22nd of December, and it will begin in front of the Assembly, after which it will continue to the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy and the Government. An announcement “Charter for solidarity of...