Tuesday, 12 February 2019
Macedonia 23:27

Siljanovska: Raising the NATO flag is fabricating reality

The procedure for joining NATO has not yet been completed, and hence the raising of the NATO flag is fabricating reality, says Professor Gordana Siljanovska, one of the candidates for the future president of the state. The government today tried to fabricate reality by raising the NATO flag. Since the...

Macedonia 22:48

Zaev: The decision on the elections will be in the interest of the state

Regarding early parliamentary elections, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said late Tuesday that they have made analyzes, researches and consultations with the international community, but he also he did not want to influence the decision of the Executive Board. The decision on the elections will be in the...

World 22:27

Washington Post: Macedonia is officially renamed North Macedonia

Tonight, after the government ‘s press release stating that the Prespa Treaty today is officially entering into force and the country is officially called the Republic of North Macedonia, the websites of the Government and Parliament immediately updated the changes with the new name. US “Washington...

Macedonia 22:17

Telma: Good evening citizens of the Republic of North Macedonia!

Telma TV journalist Bobi Hristovski opened Tuesday’s “Top Tema” talk show by saying “Good evening citizens of the Republic of North Macedonia”. Earlier, the Government sent to the media the first press release using the name Republic of North Macedonia. At the show, Hristovski...

Macedonia 22:07

Citizens to get new license plates with NMK stickers, passports to be stamped with the new name

Citizens will get new license plates with the code NMK, and while they are in the making, vehicles will get NMK stickers on the existing plates. Also, the existing passports will be stamped and marked as passports of the Republic of North Macedonia, while the new passports with the new name will be issued...

Macedonia 21:37

Macedonia’s Deputy Defense Minister makes “Albanian eagle” hand gesture!

Deputy Defense Minister of the Republic of Macedonia, Bekim Maksuti, who was, reportedly, on an official visit to the Republic of Albania, made an “Albanian eagle” hand gesture. Yesterday in Tirana a meeting was held between deputy defense ministers of Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia. Deputy Defense...

Macedonia 20:55

As of today, Macedonia is officially renamed North Macedonia

As of today, 12 February 2019, the Final Agreement for settling the differences as described in United Nations Security Council Resolutions 817 (1993) and 845 (1993), the termination of the 1995 Interim Accord, and the establishment of a strategic partnership between the parties, which was duly published...

Culture 20:25

Avalon: In the interest of the state, let’s make it right!

I respect Minister Asaf. I know him, he’s an urban guy and he cannot cover all the holes. But, the commission to make Avalon defective for “not providing a statement about the venue” for concerts that are already for three – five months in sales, for which over 20,000 tickets...

Macedonia 19:29

Greek MoFA sends note verbale to Skopje

Greece’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent Tuesday afternoon the Note Verbale to the Macedonian MoFA, MIA correspondent reports from Athens, citing Greek diplomatic sources. According to MIA reports from Athens, Radmila Sekerinska and Evangelos Apostolakis, the defense ministers of Macedonia and...

Macedonia 18:44

Zaev: Long live European Republic of North Macedonia

Long live European Republic of North Macedonia, long live Europe, long live NATO, Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said at the end of his speech at Tuesday’s NATO flag-raising ceremony in front of the Government building. “We don’t believe in those stories that the European Union is...

Life 18:15

Bill and Melinda Gates: There’s a nationalist case for globalism

Global engagement is a patriotic duty and leaders have a duty to protect it, Bill and Melinda Gates said Tuesday in an annual letter from The Gates Foundation, a charity the couple established in 2000. Nationalism is a loaded term, but many people would agree to some extent that a country’s first...

World 17:52

May wants more time to negotiate ‘backstop’ with EU

British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to ask lawmakers on Tuesday to allow her more time to negotiate the “backstop” protocol with the EU regarding the Irish border. “The talks are at a crucial stage,” May said ahead of her planned statement to parliament. “We now all need to hold...

World 17:36

Anti-communist guerrilla who became Afghan president dies aged 93

Afghanistan’s first president following the withdrawal of Soviet troops from the country and the collapse in 1992 of Kabul’s pro-communist government, Sibghatullah Mujadidi, has died. He was 93, AP reports. The white-turbaned and soft-spoken Mujadidi was a mentor to former President Hamid Karzai,...

Economy 17:19

Macedonia is sixth in the world according to the unemployment rate

According to Gold Broker, Macedonia currently shares sixth place with Angola in the world according to the unemployment rate of 20 percent. Congo with 46 percent tops the list, second is Bosnia and Herzegovina with 35 percent, and third Kosovo with 30 percent. Macedonia is just ahead of South Africa...

Balkans 16:54

Vucic: If I had lost in a referendum as Zaev, I would resign

Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic said in an interview with TV Happy that there is no solution for Kosovo and Metohija if it is not accepted by the majority of Serbs, Tanjug reports. He added that no solution is currently being discussed because there are no talks between Belgrade and Pristina. “I...

World 16:29

Paris to sue Airbnb over ‘illegal ads’

The city of Paris is suing Airbnb for €12.5m (£11m) over 1,000 adverts for what it says are illegal rentals, BBC reported. Homeowners in the city can rent out their properties for only 120 days per year. They must register themselves as a business and display their registration number on any advertising. Under...

Macedonia 15:44

Zaev: I don’t believe that the EU is falling apart, I see it as stronger than ever

During his remarks at the NATO flag raising ceremony in front of the Macedonian Government, Zoran Zaev said that he rejects claims that the European Union is disintegrating. Zaev said that Macedonia, which he referred to “our country” or the “European Republic of North Macedonia”,...

Macedonia 15:09

Nepotism watch: “Mira Diesel” had her hired brother in the same company where she landed her son

VMRO-DPMNE today revealed that the scandal plagued SDSM member of Parliament Mira Stojcevska hired not only her son, but also her brother in the state run ELEM energy company. Stojcevska yesterday denied knowing that her son Viktor ever applied for the coveted post in ELEM, and that she didn’t...

World 14:43

Madrid: Trial of 12 Catalan independence leaders begins

The trial of Catalan separatist leaders began in Madrid on Tuesday, with 12 politicians charged with the attempted declaration of independence from Spain in 2017. Catalan independence supporters protested in front of the court with signs declaring the 12 to be political prisoners. Spanish nationalist...

Macedonia 14:13

President Ivanov’s office received an invitation for the NATO ceremony only after it was over

Dispute arose between President Gjorge Ivanov and the Government, over whether the President was invited to the NATO flag raising ceremony on Tuesday. The President’s office informed that the Government did not invite him and this is the reason why he was not there during the ceremony. Government...

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