Hristijan Mickoski

Hristijan Mickoski (Macedonian: Христијан Мицкоски) is a Macedonian politician, university professor and president of VMRO-DPMNE. In 2016, he became the director of JSC "Power Plants of Macedonia", and in the period 2015—2017 he was energy advisor to the prime ministers Nikola Gruevski and Emil Dimitriev. He was elected leader of VMRO-DPMNE at the party's 16th congress in Valandovo.

Hristijan Mickoski
Христијан Мицкоски
Hristijan Mickoski EPP Western Balkans Summit, 16 May 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria.jpg
Mickoski in 2018
Leader of the Opposition of North Macedonia
Assumed office
23 December 2017
PresidentGjorge Ivanov
Stevo Pendarovski
Preceded byNikola Gruevski
President of VMRO-DPMNE
Assumed office
23 December 2017
Preceded byNikola Gruevski
Personal details
Born (1977-09-29) 29 September 1977 (age 43)
Skopje, SR Macedonia, Yugoslavia (present-day North Macedonia)
NationalityMacedonian
Political partyVMRO-DPMNE
Alma materSs. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje
OccupationMechanical engineer

BiographyEdit

Mickoski was born on 29 September 1977 in Skopje, then in SFR Yugoslavia.[1] He was the president of ELEM, the state-owned electricity producing company. He became a PhD and an associate professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje.[2][3]

Party leaderEdit

After the resignation of Nikola Gruevski Mickoski became the new leader of the VMRO-DPMNE party in December 2017,[4] and thus leader of the opposition in the country. In November 2019, Mickoski has been criticized by the Deputy Foreign Minister Andrej Žernovski. According to Žernovski, Mickoski has insisted that if he becomes a prime minister, the friendship agreements with the neighboring Greece and Bulgaria, signed by SDSM's government, would be denounced.[5] In practice Mickoski obstructs the country's membership in NATO and the EU.[6]

ControversyEdit

According to the Makfax news agency, as a student, Hristijan Mickoski was the candidate of the Liberal Democratic Party for the presidency of SSUKM and a fierce opponent of the then ruling VMRO-DPMNE.[7] This information was provided by some dissatisfied party members when he was elected party secretary general in July 2017. Some members of VMRO-DPMNE accused that he was not a member of the party until 2010.[7]

Personal LifeEdit

Michoski is married to Rosa Mickoska (née Yaneva) with who he has two children. According to some reports, his wife and her sister Stevitsa Yaneva hold Bulgarian passports.[8][9] However Hristijan Mickoski has denied this on his official Facebook page.[10][11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Христијан Мицкоски -лични податоци
  2. ^ Универзитет „Св. Кирил и Методиј“, Машински факултет – Скопје.
  3. ^ "Христијан Мицкоски е нов генерален секретар на ВМРО-ДПМНЕ". Archived from the original on 3 January 2018. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  4. ^ Христијан Мицковски – нов лидер на ВМРО-ДПМНЕ
  5. ^ Македонски заместник-министър за ВМРО-ДПМНЕ: Патриоти у дома, „европейци и американци" пред Борисов. 22 Ноември 2019, Агенция "Фокус".
  6. ^ Erol Rizaov, Mickoski's offer no longer stands. By Nezavisen Vesnik, 7 July 2019, IBNA — Independent Balkan News Agency.
  7. ^ a b Димковиќ-Мишевска, Габриела (5 December 2017). "Христијан Мицкоски иден лидер на ВМРО-ДПМНЕ?!". МАКФАКС (in Macedonian). Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  8. ^ "Най-големият българофоб в РС Македония e женен за българка". Fakti.bg - Да извадим фактите наяве. Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  9. ^ "Mickoski top news in Bulgaria: The leader of VMRO-DPMNE is married to a Bulgarian !? - Free press". Слободен печат. 25 February 2021. Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  10. ^ "Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  11. ^ "Мицкоски: Аз и съпругата ми нямаме български паспорти". Fakti.bg - Да извадим фактите наяве. Retrieved 26 February 2021.