Macedonian PM Removes Interior Minister, Intelligence Chief

Macedonia's embattled prime minister removed his interior minister and head of counter-intelligence on Tuesday, the state news agency MIA reported, in what appeared to be a major concession to the opposition over a damaging surveillance scandal. MIA reported that conservative leader Nikola Gruevski had proposed to parliament that it should elect a new minister of interior, replacing Gordana Jankulovska. The agency also reported that counter-intelligence head Saso Mijalkov had resigned. The move also follows a weekend of bloodshed when police raided a northern, ethnic Albanian neighborhood and killed what the government described as 14 "terrorists". Eight police officers also died.



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