Saturday, 21 November 2020
Macedonia 21.11.20 | 21:52

Kovatchev hits out at Pendarovski for dragging Bulgarian communist dictator Todor Zivkov into the dispute

Bulgarian member of the European Parliament Andrey Kovatchev took offense in the statement of Macedonian President Stevo Pendarovski, who accused Bulgaria of “still operating under the matrix of Todor Zivkov” – the Bulgarian communist dictator who reversed the policy of recognizing...

Macedonia 21.11.20 | 21:05

Worker saved an elderly man from the Vardar river

A 27 year old construction worker from Tetovo rescued an 81 year old man from the Vardar river in Skopje. The rescue happened on Friday in the early afternoon, in the Aerodrom part of the city. The worker was hired at the site of a new hotel when he noticed the man struggling in the river. He jumped...

Macedonia 21.11.20 | 21:01

Kamcev offered his Ibis Styles hotel as the site for a new infectious diseases clinic

The Ibis Styles hotel, which was the original site of the Sistina clinic owned by businessman Jordan Orce Kamcev, could be transformed into a new infectious diseases clinic. This is one of the ideas floated during the meeting yesterday between Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce and the owners of the three...

Macedonia 21.11.20 | 20:54

Daily corona report: 25 deaths and 20,485 active cases

The Healthcare Ministry reported 25 new Covid-19 deaths and 1,182 newly diagnosed cases of the coronavirus. The deaths were reported in Skopje (6), Kumanovo (4), Prilep and Tetovo (3 each), and a host of other cities. Their ages ranged from 45 to 86. The total death toll now stands at 1,487. The new...

Macedonia 21.11.20 | 16:52

As Zaev pushes to legalize his marijuana family businesses, experts see few public benefits

As the Zaev regime is again pushing strongly to decriminilize marijuana for recreational use, experts are warning that the country is not prepared for it. Psychiatrist Stavre Gramov says that he may recommend marijuana use to patients suffering from actual illnesses, but that in healthy individuals there...

Macedonia 21.11.20 | 16:37

“Macedonia will not begin EU accession talks while the criminals from SDSM are in power”

The veto from Bulgaria, which blocked the opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia, was easily predicted during a pre-election debate between the deputy party leaders of VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM, Aleksandar Nikoloski and Radmila Sekerinska. Nikoloski pushed on Sekerinska to say when will Macedonia open...

Macedonia 21.11.20 | 16:26

Video of an attack of Roma citizens of Kocani against the police published online

Video footage of an incident that occurred 10 days ago in Kocani was revealed today. It shows several Roma citizens of Kocani fighting with police officers. The Interior Ministry informed that after the incident, three Roma men were detained. The incident broke out over a police raid at the Kocani market. Several...

Macedonia 21.11.20 | 15:50

Bulgarian veto caused a lot of bitterness among us, Zaev tells AFP

In an interview with AFP, Zoran Zaev said that the Bulgarian veto of Macedonia’s EU accession talks caused “lot of bitterness among us” and called the Bulgarian move an “unpleasant surprise”. Zaev dismissed Bulgarian demands that Macedonia acknowledges that the Macedonian...

Macedonia 21.11.20 | 14:56

Karakacanov: Odds Bulgaria lifts the veto in 2020 are only theoretical

Bulgarian Defense Minister Krasimir Karakacanov said that realistically his country won’t allow the opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia by the end of 2020. Karakacanov placed the chances Bulgaria changes its mind in the real of theory. Bulgaria has always maintained a positive attitude...

Macedonia 21.11.20 | 12:15

Amid a major corona spike, SDSM and its satellite candidates begin an election campaign in Stip

The five candidates for Mayor of Stip who decided to take part in the elections scheduled for December 13 began campaigning today. The elections are boycotted by all opposition parties, who say it is grossly irresponsible to hold a vote in the midst of a major second wave of the epidemic, as the number...

Macedonia 21.11.20 | 12:09

Menkinoski: The issue of minority rights in Bulgaria is raised by Europe, not by Macedonia

Bulgaria should not lash out against Macedonia over the issue of Macedonian minority rights – it is a matter raised by the Council of Europe, said VMRO-DPMNE official Toni Menkinoski. One of the reasons for the Bulgarian veto against Macedonia’s EU accession talks is that the rights of the...

Macedonia 21.11.20 | 11:33

State of crisis officially declared, first moves aimed at the three best private hospitals in Skopje

The Macedonian Government declared a state of crisis on the entire territory of the country, for the next 30 days, in order to better manage the spiraling coronavirus crisis. One of the first orders is to have privately owned hospitals managed by the Government. Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce yesterday...

Macedonia 21.11.20 | 10:55

President’s adviser does not think that the dispute with Bulgaria will be resolved by late 2021

Nenad Markovic, a political studies professor who was named by President Stevo Pendarovski to the National security council, does not expect the growing dispute with Bulgaria to be settle until after the Bulgarian general elections in March 2021. Some in Macedonia are still hoping that the veto can be...