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Three returning ISIS members arrested in North Macedonia, explosive belts and weapons found

In a police raid carried out by the Ministry of Interior (MOI) of North Macedonia, in cooperation with the National Security Agency (NSA), and by order of the Basic Public Prosecutor's Office for Prosecuting Organised Crime and Corruption (BPPO-POCC), three terrorists who organized themselves upon ISIS' model and have conspired terrorist actions, were arrested yesterday. During the arrests, explosive...

Osmani warns of risks if Macedonia does not start negotiations for EU membership soon

At today's traditional breakfast organized by the MP's Clubhouse in Skopje, Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs, Bujar Osmani, warned of the risks of stratification and extremism in Macedonia if they do not start negotiations for EU membership soon "The loss of hope for EU and NATO membership will mean that young people will continue to leave the country which...

Ivanov: There must be responsibility for April 27th, but human rights must be respected

President Gjorge Ivanov, in his evening speech, said that responsibility must be held for the violent events of April 27th of this year, however, that human rights and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty must be respected. Ivanov repeated that, as before and now, he still supports the initiative "For a United Macedonia", which, as he said, is "made...

Announcements of a large protest in front of the Criminal court because of the verdicts for the “Divo Naselje” case

The Albanian language media in Skopje has announced that tomorrow at the Basic Court Skopje 1 (Criminal Court) there is going to be a protest where a revolt is going to be expressed regarding the verdicts for the "Divo Naselje" case. "Certain non-government organizations of the civil initiative are organizing a protest against the prison sentences that the Court...

US State Department: Macedonia’s capacity fighting terrorism must be strengthened

Due to the military pressure of extremists from the ISIS, in 2016, Europe was targeted by massive terrorist threats, US State Department said in a report on terrorism, adding that threats continue to the present day. In the report on Macedonia it is stated that the Macedonian authorities estimate that ISIS members and supporters are still in the country. The...

Poposki: Preparation for the elections leaves no room for any excuses in terms of the results

At today's Ministerial Council between the member countries of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Macedonian Foreign Minister, Nikola Poposki, stressed that terrorism, violent extremism, radicalization and the migrant crisis poses serious security challenges in the OSCE region. “Macedonia is an active partner in the international anti-terrorist coalition and will continue to contribute to efforts to combat...

MIO arrest two people in operation to hunt terrorists in the Balkans

Last week, the Ministry of Interior arrested two people after reading intelligence reports that the two were involved in preparing terrorist attacks in the country. Today at a press conference, the Director of the PSB (Public Safety Bureau), Mitko Chavkov informed the public that the operation was part of a regional anti-terrorism operation involving Macedonian, Albanian and Kosovan authorities. Within the...

Ivanov – Erdoğan: Fight against terrorism and the migrant crisis were focus of meeting

President Gjorge Ivanov paid a working visit to Istanbul, Turkey today and met with the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan . The focus of the talks between the two presidents were bilateral relations and cooperation, with emphasis on issues related to security, the migrant crisis and economic relations. At the meeting they agreed to strengthen contacts and cooperation between the security...

From Pelince, Ivanov called for national reconciliation

President Gjorge Ivanov from the memorial complex in Pelince celebrated the national holiday Ilinden, the first meeting of the Anti-fascist Assembly for the National Liberation of Macedonia (ASNOM) and said that history has shown that whenever we are divided, we are enslaved, and whenever we are united, we are free. He noted that the world finds itself again in a period...

Hoyt Brian Yee met with the Attorney General Marko Zrlevski

The Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, Hoyt Brian Yee, met with the Attorney General of the Republic of Macedonia, Marko Zvrlevski. The meeting focused on combating terrorism and sanctioning participation in foreign armies, as well as the Public Prosecutor of the Republic of Macedonia’s readiness to deal with electoral crimes. In addition, they exchanged views on cooperation between...

Today the court hearing “Divo Naselje” continues

At the Basic Court Skopje 1 the trial of the 29 defendants in the Divo Naselje case from May last year should continue today. At today's hearing opening statements should be heard by defence lawyers of 11 defendants in the case. Previously, at first session, which took place two days ago (February 9th) defence lawyers gave their opening statements for...

Raufi: Events at Divo Naselje were meant to defocus the public from the “Bombs”

We are convinced that the attack on the checkpoint watchtower in Gosince and the events which took place Divo Naselje, happened because someone wanted to defocus the public from the intercepted audio communications, said lawyer of the accused Naser Raufi, after today's debate on the main events in Kumanovo and May 9-10th last year. In any case, all of the...

February 9 is the date set for the trial of “Divo Naselje”

February 9 is the date set for the trial of  "Divo Naselje" to begin at the Basic Court Skopje 1. At today's public session to review the indictment on the events in Kumanovo on May 9 and 10 last year, all of the 29 accused of terrorism in the "Divo naselje" pleaded not guilty to the crimes they have been...

Spasovski: From the one million refugees who have come to Europe, 620,000 have passed through Macedonia

The humane approach to people who are fleeing war must be our imperative, but at the same time, there can be no compromise when it comes to the safety of our own citizens and the country, said Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski at the the opening of the International Conference "Migration and Refugee Flows in Transit Countries: Security Implications", organized...

Conference on terrorism to be held in Skopje

"Prevention of violent extremism and radicalization that leads to terrorism" is the theme of the national conference which will be held today with the support of the OSCE Mission in Skopje. The aim of the conference is to strengthen the capacity of police officers in the fight against extremism, and to raise awareness about the benefits of the application of techniques...

Five of those arrested in police operation “Molnja” detained on remand for 30 days

The Judge from the prior procedure ordered that five out of the seven suspects that were arrested yesterday in the police operation "Molnja" were to be detained on remand for 30 days and the other two - house arrest, said the Basic Court Skopje 1 yesterday afternoon. The suspects are accused of aiding terrorist organizations and terrorism, and one of...