Monday, 21 June 2021
Macedonia 21.06.21 | 21:17

Truck driver from Prilep caught with 324 kilos of cocaine in Albania pleads innocence

Macedonian citizen Nazif Ajrovski, who was caught in Albania with 324 kilograms of cocaine, told the court that he has no idea how the drugs got in his truck. Ajrovski, a 40 year old truck driver from Debreste near Prilep, was detained in the port city of Duress, while trying to board a ferry for Italy. The...

Macedonia 21.06.21 | 20:59

Nikoloski addresses Bulgaria at the Council of Europe: Regardless of your veto, we are Macedonians who speak Macedonian

No matter how long we are blocked and vetoed, we remain Macedonians who speak the Macedonian language, said VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski during his remarks in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, where he discussed the report on the April elections in Bulgaria. Bulgaria...

Macedonia Sport 21.06.21 | 20:07

Macedonian players gave their all as they bid farewell to the European Cup and to their captain Goran Pandev

Macedonia bid farewell to the European Championship with another defeat – 3:0 to the Netherlands. The Macedonian team was again agile and created many chances, while having two goals disallowed for offside. The players were eager to give a proper farewell to their captain Goran Pandev in his last...

Macedonia 21.06.21 | 17:51

Forecasters warn of strong rains and flash flood risks

Flash floods are possible across the country this afternoon, as a storm is forecast. The UHRM forecast service warns that the main at-risk areas are the mountainous sites on Shara Mountain, Skopska Crna Gora north of Skopje, the Osogovo Mountains, Solunska Glava on Jakupica and Nidze and Baba near Bitola....

Macedonia Sport 21.06.21 | 17:46

Macedonia – Netherlands: Minutes to the big game

In half an hour Macedonia will play against the Netherlands, in the most eagerly anticipated game of our European Championship campaign. This will also be the last game for captain Goran Pandev, who is retiring from the national team, as well as for coach Igor Angelovski. Angelovski decided to have star...

Macedonia 21.06.21 | 17:40

Stoilkovski: Zaev should not even think about implementing his treasonous proposals to Bulgaria

VMRO-DPMNE spokesman Naum Stoilkovski repeated the party demand aimed at Zoran Zaev, to reveal what he is secretly negotiating with Bulgaria. Zaev still hasn’t addressed the reports in the Bulgarian press that he offered a declaration under which the Macedonian and Bulgarian languages will be declared...

Macedonia 21.06.21 | 13:35

High school students demand action against schools which are charging for their report cards

The Union of high school students is calling on the Education Ministry to investigate schools which are reportedly charging students for their year-end report cards. This is turning into a business, even though, by law, the report cards should be issued at no charge, said Union President Luka Pavicevic. The...

Macedonia 21.06.21 | 13:29

New suspicious contract is being pushed by Mayor Silegov

A new procurement scandal is revealed in the city of Skopje. Mayor Silegov is planning to purchase concrete flower pots for over a thousand EUR a piece. The procurement contract provides 3 million denars, or 50,000 EUR, for just 45 pots. It’s the latest very suspicious contract that is being pushed...

Macedonia 21.06.21 | 13:25

Greece will open the Bitola border crossing on July 1st

Greece announced that it will reopen the Bitola border crossing toward Macedonia. The second largest crossing was closed since the start of the pandemic. But now, with the reopening of the border and the summer season in full swing, local Greek authorities announced it will reopen on July 1st. Currently,...

Macedonia Economy 21.06.21 | 13:23

Inflation watch: New gas price hike announced in Macedonia

The Energy Regulatory Commission announced that it is hiking gas prices by 1 denar per liter for the main Eurosuper BS-95 and Eurosuper BS-98 fuels. They will now be sold for 69.5 and 71.5 denars. Diesel will cost 0.5 denars more – to 62 denars per liter, and this is before the expected new diesel...

Macedonia 21.06.21 | 13:15

Report shows that mortality was 26 percent higher in 2020 compared to 2019

Mortality in 2020 was 26 percent higher than in 2019, reflecting the toll of the coronavirus pandemic, the State Statistics Bureau (DZS) informed. There were 25,775 deaths registered in 2020, compared to 20,446 in 2019. The Healthcare Ministry reported about 2,500 coronavirus deaths at the end of the...

Macedonia 21.06.21 | 13:07

Public distrust in the Government could cost Zaev in October

The recently published IRI poll showed that trust in the Zaev Government is going down in key metrics, ahead of the municipal elections scheduled in October. Only 3 percent said that the Government dedicates itself to solving the most important problems in Macedonia. Against them, 31 percent said that...

Macedonia 21.06.21 | 09:17

Heatwave: Temperatures expected to hit 40

A major heatwave is expected in the coming days, with temperatures across Macedonia hitting up to 40 degrees. Today’s daily highs will range between 25 and 36 degrees, with some rain possible during the day. But starting tomorrow, all of the country will see highs over 30 and up to 40 degrees,...

Macedonia 21.06.21 | 09:12

Montenegro revokes Branko Azeski’s appointment as honorary consul in Macedonia

The Government of Montenegro ended the term of the country’s honorary consul to Macedonia, Branko Azeski. Azeski is the long serving head of the SKM chamber of commerce of Macedonia, and is generally well regarded in the business community, but he ran afoul of the new Government in Montenegro. The...

Macedonia Sport 21.06.21 | 08:59

Football: Macedonia prepares to face the Netherlands

The Macedonian football team is in Amsterdam for its last game of the European Championship, against the Netherlands. The game is highly anticipated as the crown of the historic campaign that took the Macedonian team to its first European Championship. Macedonia has no hopes of advancing beyond Group...