Sunday, 19 September 2021
Macedonia 19.09.21 | 22:57

Serious traffic accident in Ohrid

The daughter of a well known businessman from Ohrid caused a traffic accident this afternoon, flipping her Mercedes. There are no casualties reported in the accident. Republika will not reveal the identity of the driver until the police issues its official report.

Macedonia 19.09.21 | 22:24

Coronavirus outbreak in an elementary school in Skopje

An entire class in the Vera Ciriviri – Trena elementary school in Skopje’s Karpos district was ordered into isolation after eight of the 25 pupils and the teacher tested positive to the coronavirus. Since this is a class that attended middle school, the pupils were in contact with other teachers...

Macedonia 19.09.21 | 22:19

Corona report: 23 deaths and 365 new cases

The Healthcare Ministry reported 23 deaths and 365 newly infected patients over the past day. The deceased were aged between 45 and 95. Eight deaths were reported in the capital Skopje and three in Veles. The total death toll of the pandemic is now estimated at 6,460. The 365 new cases were found in...

Macedonia 19.09.21 | 19:26

Macedonia has the highest Covid death rate in Europe

Macedonia had the worst Covid-19 death rate in Europe this past week, with 96 deaths per million, reported the Our World in Data tracker. Given how unreliable Macedonian statistics are, with the total number of citizens greatly inflated, it’s very likely that the actual death rate is even higher...

Macedonia 19.09.21 | 19:22

VMRO condemns the arrest of protesters in Tetovo, insists there must be accountability after the deadly hospital fire

VMRO-DPMNE condemned the response against the protesters in Tetovo on Friday, where distraught families demanded accountability for the deadly fire in the local Covid hospital that killed 15 people. Five protesters were arrested as police prevented them from gathering in front of the DUI party office...

Macedonia 19.09.21 | 19:17

More than a million people covered by the census

The State Statistics Bureau (DZS) reported today that the number of citizens covered in the census has surpassed one million. According to the last census, in 2002, Macedonia has over two million citizens, but expectations are that this number has decreased significantly over the past two decades. DZS...

Macedonia 19.09.21 | 14:29

Prosecutors investigating how Zaev’s adviser Dragi Raskovski can afford a 500,000 EUR bail

Organized crime prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska said that she is investigating the bail offered by Dragi Raskovski to secure his release from detention. Raskovski, a close confidant and former chief of staff of Zoran Zaev, offered half a million EUR in guarantees, which is suspicious in itself, given that...

Macedonia 19.09.21 | 14:25

SDSM: Beach photographs of Venko Filipce and Vice Zaev are older, predate the Tetovo hospital fire

The SDSM party confirmed that the photographs of Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce, filmed at a beach in Greece with Zoran Zaev’s brother Vice Zaev, are authentic, but insists that they are older pictures and predate the catastrophic fire in the Tetovo hospital that killed 15 people. The public...

Macedonia 19.09.21 | 13:59

Electric panel in the Covid hospital in Prilep was found damaged

Workers in the Prilep general hospital reported that an electric panel of the improvised Covid hospital in the city was damaged. According to the Healthcare Ministry, the panel was opened with a crowbar. Electric supply to the hospital was not interrupted since the panel is not part of the main line,...

Macedonia 19.09.21 | 13:43

VMRO-DPMNE presented evidence that Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov rigged a contract worth 300,000 EUR

Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov and Dusko Veskovski, his director of the water utility company Vodovod, approved backdated contracts for a major public procurement project, the VMRO-DPMNE party revealed today. Party spokesman Dimitar Arsovski released contracts that Vodovod signed with the KBK construction...

Macedonia 19.09.21 | 11:12

Healthcare authorities will likely approve a third shot of the vaccine

All citizens in Macedonia will likely be asked to take a third dose of the coronavirus vaccine, said Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce. About 37 percent of the population have taken at least one dose so far and while the vaccinated seem better protected, this has not stopped the major Fourth Wave of...

Balkans 19.09.21 | 11:02

Bulgaria: Borisov’s party opens lead, Plevneliev refused to run for another term as President

The conservative Bulgarian GERB party rose to the top in the polls ahead of the elections in November, amid a drop in popularity for the main protest party – ITN – which challenged GERB’s leader Boyko Borisov. After two inconclusive elections in which ITN was neck and neck with GERB,...

Macedonia Culture 19.09.21 | 10:56

Aleksandar Todoroski wins Makfest 2021

Singer Aleksandar Todoroski won the 36th Makfest festival that took place yesterday in Stip. His song “Under the same sky” won the most points from the jury and the audience. It is written by Risto Samardziev and arranged by Davor Jordanovski. Martinijan Kirilovski was second placed and the...

Macedonia 19.09.21 | 10:52

Zaev’s Government snubs Sekerinska’s visit to Washington

In an apparent snub, the website of the Zaev Government did not include any reference to Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska’s visit to the United States. While the website normally covers all sorts of mundane activities by Government ministers, Sekerinska’s meeting with US Defense Secretary...

Macedonia 19.09.21 | 10:19

Turkish groups say they won’t recognize the census if their share of the population is below 7 percent

Emin Husrev, head of the main association of Turkish NGO groups in Macedonia, said that the Turkish community won’t recognize the 2021 census if the Turkish share of the population ends up below 7 percent. Based on analysis conducted in March, based on field research, polls by our NGOs and reports...

Macedonia 19.09.21 | 10:14

Traffic disruption in downtown Skopje due to a biking event

A portion of downtown Skopje will be closed off today between 9h and 14h due to a bike event. Traffic will be diverted from near the Parliament building into alternative routes.