Oliver Spasovski

Macedonia Opposition Accused of Hatching 'Filthy' Plot

In a written statement on Wednesday, Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski accused the opposition of involvement in an ID forgery scandal, aimed at undermining his government.

Gruevski who is in the centre of a massive illegal surveillance scandal, accused the opposition Social Democrats of plotting "forgeries, destruction, scenarios, set ups, conspiracies and filthy moves.

Macedonia Probes Claims About 'Forged' IDs

Macedonia's new opposition interim Interior Minister, Oliver Spasovski, said the police organized crime department was investigating allegations that at least 30,000 fake IDs had been produced in time for next year's early elections.

They were allegedly produced at two secret locations, in the town of Stip and in the Skopje suburb of Shuto Orizari.

Macedonia's New 'Opposition' Ministers to Take Oaths

After several breached deadlines, Macedonia's warring parties on Friday reached an agreement on the appointment of several interim ministers and deputies from the ranks of the opposition.

The appointments were envisaged in the EU-brokered crisis agreement reached this summer that foresees several reforms being undertaken before early elections in April.

Macedonia Police Deny Tampering With Electoral Roll

The Macedonian Police Minister, Gordana Jankuloska, on Wednesday insisted her ministry was "clean" and was playing no role in management of the electoral roll.

Jankuloska’s statement came a day after the main opposition Social Democratic Party, SDSM, as well as the junior ruling party, the Democratic Union for Integration, DUI, disputed the accuracy of the electoral roll.