Tuesday, 22 January 2019
Macedonia 22:22

US official who pushed Macedonia to change its name resigns from the State Department

Wess Mitchell, the US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian affairs, best known in Macedonia for forcibly pushing the public to accept the deal with Greece to rename the country, has resigned from the State Department. Although Mitchell resigned via the Washington Post, a paper extremely...

Macedonia 22:03

Buckovski: Zaev will pay the price for what he did at the next elections

Former Prime Minister and SDSM leader Vlado Buckovski expects that Zoran Zaev will pay a heavy price at the upcoming presidential and possible early general elections. Buckovski said that he approves Zaev’s move to sign a treaty with Greece and rename Macedonia in exchange for joining NATO and...

Macedonia 21:49

Skopje mayor Silegov faces backlash over steep clinic parking fees again

Skopje mayor Petre Silegov apologized to the citizens for the second round of increases of the parking fees at the main Skopje Mother Teresa clinic. After sparking a protest of clinic employees, Silegov today faced angry comments from patients, who were forced to pay 70 denars (1.2 EUR) per hour of parking. We...

Macedonia 21:44

Woman hidden in the trunk of a car found at the Blace border crossing

Customs officers at the Blace border crossing towards Kosovo were shocked today when they found a 20 year old woman hidden in the trunk of a vehicle they stopped. The car had Macedonian license plates and was driven by a Macedonian citizen who was acting suspiciously during the crossing. At one point...

Culture 15:55

Macedonian publisher releases ten new children’s books by Chinese authors

Makedonika Litera has released ten new titles by Chinese authors as part of a new series of children’s books. The Best of Chinese Children’s Literature series is a collaboration between the Macedonian publisher and Dolphin Books from China. The project is based on the authors’ own selections...

World 15:28

Macedonian stabs own wife in Austria parking lot

The eerie series of blood in the new year will not break, especially in Lower Austria: Monday afternoon was a 32-year-old already fifth murder victim in 2019. According to first reports, the bloody murder occurred in the parking lot of a large food store in the Frauentorgasse in Tulln. There a Macedonian...

Handball 14:51

World Handball Championship: Germany end Croatia’s medal hopes

Croatia’s hopes of a medal at the 2019 IHF World Men’s Handball Championship have ended at the hands of hosts Germany on Monday. In what was a must-win match, Croatia has come up just short and have lost to Germany 22-21 in Cologne, croatiaweek.com reports. Croatia was much improved from their loss...

Culture 14:48

Film Agency issues Call for financing projects for feature, short films, documentaries or animation films in 2019

The Macedonian Film Agency has issued a Call for financing projects for production of feature films and short films, documentaries or animation films in 2019. You can read the call on the following link.

World 14:14

France, Germany strengthen treaty ties to tackle EU crisis

France and Germany Tuesday signed a new friendship treaty to deepen their alliance at a time of crisis for the EU, drawing fire from the far right whom President Emmanuel Macron slapped down for “spreading lies” about the pact, AFP reported. Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel inked the accord...

World 13:48

FT forecasters: Brexit will be stopped, Trump impeached

The Financial Times has once again shared its forecast for the new year. What follows is an excerpt of their predictions for 2019, from Brexit to Trump. Will Brexit be stopped? Yes, according to FT’s Philip Stephens. “At the eleventh hour Britain will rescue itself from this act of self-harm....

World 12:35

Viral video shows employees who missed targets forced to crawl along road as punishment

Footage filmed in China of workers forced to crawl in the road has gone viral online with social media users blaming both the company and the workers for the display. The video, filmed in Zaozhuang City in eastern Shandong Province, shows the female workers crawling on all fours down a road, busy with...

World 12:17

Germany disappointed by May’s Brexit plan, suggests second referendum

German Justice Minister Katarina Barley said on Tuesday she was disappointed by British Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to break a deadlock over Brexit and suggested Britain hold a second referendum, Reuters reports. May on Monday sought to break the parliamentary impasse over Britain’s exit from...

Macedonia 12:03

Terrorist informant Bekim Aliu brags he works as Zaev’s adviser – Government denies it

Macedonian citizens have become used to shocking information about people working for the SDSM Government, but having a terrorist employed there would still raise eyebrows. Bekim Aliu would not be the first, or likely the last, terrorist member of the NLA/UCK employed in the Government. In 2001, Aliu...

World 11:54

EU warns of crime risk from passport-for-sale schemes

The European Commission will warn that schemes in EU states to sell citizenship or residence to wealthy individuals could help foreign organized crime groups infiltrate the bloc and increase the risk of money laundering, corruption and tax evasion, Reuters reports. The warnings are included in a draft...

Macedonia 11:38

Investigation initiated in the prison beating of Cento

The Anti-Discrimination Commission initiated an investigation into the beating of political prisoner Jane Cento, who has been held for over a year in detention for speaking out and acting against the Zaev Government. Cento was attacked by a dozen prison guards last week, after, during a search and seizure...

World 11:37

Davos Summit 2019 kicks off Tuesday

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is set to hold its annual Davos Summit from January 22 to January 25 in the namesake Swiss town. The event will be attended by world leaders, economists, business persons, journalists and political leaders. It will also witness participation of around 3,000 individuals. A...

World 11:21

Ten crew members dead after two ships catch fire near Crimea

Ten crew members have been found dead and 14 have been rescued after two ships caught fire in the Kerch Strait near Crimea, Russia’s transport ministry said on Monday with a rescue operation still underway, Reuters reports. The ministry said earlier on Monday that crew members were jumping into the...

Balkans 10:51

Albanian PM Edi Rama assumes foreign minister position

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama will assume the duties of the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, following a refusal by the country’s President Ilir Meta to decree his previous proposal for the post, Gent Cakaj. The move was signaled by Rama himself in a recent tweet, where he confirmed the...

Balkans 10:15

With the Prespa agreement we protect our Macedonia, Tsipras says in a video message

“The Prespa agreement is a historic step, not only for the two countries and the wider region, but for the whole of Europe, establishing relationships of friendship, cooperation and stability.” This is the message associated with the new video being presented via the account of the Prime...

Balkans 09:52

OSCE condemns attacks on journalists in Athens

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir, condemned the attacks yesterday on reporters and photojournalists by extremist groups in Athens. “I strongly condemn these terrible attacks, and urge the Greek authorities to swiftly investigate them,” said Désir, “Journalists must...

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