Friday, 3 December 2021
Macedonia 03.12.21 | 22:38

Bekteshi: Negotiations for Alternative to enter the Government coming to an end, next week an agreement over departments

Negotiations for Alternative to join the Government are nearing completion. Next week, the leaders of the political parties will probably announce the agreement regarding the distribution of departments, said the Economy Minister and DUI official Kreshnik Bekteshi. Our position as DUI is that all political...

Macedonia 03.12.21 | 21:16

Mickoski: Ahmeti and Grubi know that they will never have a blackmailed politician like Zaev

Ahmeti and Grubi know that they will never have a blackmailed politician like Zaev, who in order to save his political career, will sign any agreement, Hristijan Mickoski, leader of VMRO DPMNE, said last night on Alsat TV. Because of that, he is told in the party to do what he wants, but to deliver...

Economy 03.12.21 | 19:17

Bekteshi: Probable decision on freezing prices of basic food products

We will most probably decide to freeze the prices of basic food products, says Economy Minister Kreshnik Bekteshi. He says that a proposal has been prepared that will be submitted to the Government for consideration tomorrow or Tuesday. The Trade Department of the Ministry of Economy has already made...

Balkans 03.12.21 | 18:15

New parliament in Sofia with fresh prospects of coalition government

Kiril Petkov of the anti-corruption PP party, considered Bulgaria’s future head of government, hopes for a stable government after three elections in the EU country. At the first session of the newly elected parliament on Friday, he announced there would be a coalition agreement next week. “We hope...

Macedonia 03.12.21 | 17:54

Unvaccinated account for 69% of new cases, 79% of COVID-19 fatalities

In the period Aug. 6 – Dec. 2, 69% of people who tested positive for COVID-19 were unvaccinated, and 31% were fully vaccinated. Of the COVID-19 fatalities, 79% were unvaccinated, and 21% were vaccinated, shows the Ministry of Health’s analysis released on Friday.  According to the analysis, the...

News 03.12.21 | 17:24

Maricic: Reforms delivered, EU to bring enlargement back on agenda

EU enlargement should again be in the focus, said Justice Minister Bojan Maricic in his remarks at the EU-Western Balkans Ministerial Forum on Justice and Home Affairs in Brdo near Kranj on Friday. At this December summit of the Council, I hope for the start of the enlargement process, by making a consensual...

Macedonia 03.12.21 | 16:55

Nikoloski: We saw activities for kidnapping MPs, but we did not see activities to build a high-speed railway across Macedonia

I would like to talk about another thing that was not open today in this debate. And that is in relation to the positioning of Macedonia in the region, and in terms of European integration, but also in terms of internal, primarily economic conditions. The key benefit of EU leadership, if you want a key...

Macedonia 03.12.21 | 16:49

7 patients died, 342 new Covid-19 cases

Out of 2,349 COVID-19 tests carried out in Macedonia in the past 24 hours, 342 new cases were registered and 7 patients passed away, the Health Ministry said on Friday. Since the outbreak of the epidemic, Macedonia has registered 216,670 confirmed coronavirus cases. The death toll stands at 7,616. At...

Macedonia 03.12.21 | 14:13

Jovan Despotovski will also run for SDSM party leader

Jovan Despotovski is the final SDSM party official who entered the race to replace Zoran Zaev. The director of the TIRZ industrial zones company told the press that he submitted his application hours before the deadline ends. I have been a member of the party for 25 years and have been at various positions,...

Macedonia 03.12.21 | 14:06

Arrival ceremony for the bodies of the Besa bus disaster

Top Government officials, including Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, President Stevo Pendarovski and Speaker Talat Xhaferi were gathered at the Skopje airport today for the arrival ceremony of the bodies of the 45 Besa bus disasters. The bodies were flown in from Bulgaria in two military transport planes,...

Macedonia 03.12.21 | 13:57

Skopje: New director named at the company tasked with managing stray animals

Skopje Mayor Danela Arsovska appointed Voislav Dimitrovski as the new acting manager of Lajka, the public company tasked with caring for stray animals. Arsovska dismissed Tina Petrusevska from the post. Management of the stray dogs and cats population is a major issue in Skopje, with frequent reports...

News 03.12.21 | 13:52

President Radev blames Macedonian institutions of spreading hatred against Bulgaria

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev accused Macedonian public institutions of spreading hatered toward Bulgarians. During his meetings in Strasbourg with the Presidents of Germany and France, Steinmeier and Macron, Radev said hat “our south-western neighbor should show Euroepan maturity and respect...

Macedonia 03.12.21 | 13:43

Bodies of the Besa bus disaster victims returned to Macedonia, Government official criticized after trying to make a spectacle out of it

Government leaders, including Zoran Zaev, Stevo Pendrovski and many ministers attended the ceremony at the Skopje airport today when the bodies of the 45 victims of the Besa bus disaster were repatriated from Bulgaria. In two military transport plane, the bodies were carried from Sofia, after they were...

Macedonia 03.12.21 | 11:49

Gruevski: The Skopje court is terrorizing witnesses to get them to testify against me

Former VMRO leader Nikola Gruevski accused the Zaev regime of new attempts to pressure people into testifying against him and piling new politically motivated charges. Gruevski is in political asylum in Hungary after he was sentenced in two cases initiated by the now thoroughly disgraced Special Prosecutor’s...

Macedonia 03.12.21 | 11:10

Supporters of a huge new development in downtown Skopje accuse its detractors of hypocrisy

Families that own houses in the dilapidated Novo Maalo in downtown Skopje accuse a Council member of hypocrisy for selling her own home to developers while she tries to block them from doing the same. Houses in this part of the city, between the GTC shopping mall and the Vero Center, have been left in...

World 03.12.21 | 11:02

Commissioner Hahn is accused of conflict of interest

French Liberation paper reports that EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn faces a conflict of interest investigation for hunting trips he took. The paper cites a hunting trip with Belgian lobbyists in 2015, and lunches with his partner that were paid by an outside party. Hahn did not report these meetings and...

Economy 03.12.21 | 10:56

Once the leader, Macedonia now ranks worst in the region in attracting foreign investments

Macedonia is dead last in attracting foreign direct investment in the region, even behind Kosovo, with just 244 million EUR FDI in the first half of 2021. Serbia ranked best, with 1.7 billion EUR, while Albania had a net flow of 460 million, and Kosovo got 280 million. Macedonia used to lead European...

Macedonia 03.12.21 | 10:11

Maksim Dimitrievski will not run for leader of SDSM

The Mayor of Kumanovo Maksim Dimitrievski said that he will not run for leader of the SDSM party with the withdrawal of Zoran Zaev. Dimitrievski had a major falling out with Zaev and launched an independent bid for Mayor, defeating Zaev’s candidate and depriving SDSM from the city hall in Kumanovo...

Macedonia 03.12.21 | 09:47

On request of the families, the Foreign Ministry drops plans for a funeral procession for the victims of the Besa bus disaster

The Foreign Ministry called off its plans for a televised funeral procession for the 45 passengers killed the Besa bus disaster. Bulgarian authorities organized the transport of the bodies to the Skopje airport this morning, after they were identified using DNA samples. The Foreign Ministry yesterday...

Macedonia 03.12.21 | 09:34

VMRO-DPMNE announces protests if the electricity prices go up

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski announced street protests if the price of electricity goes up. The Zaev Government is expected to hike the price, as domestic energy production collapsed on its watch due to gross corruption in the REK Bitola coal plant. Macedonia is now forced to import most of...

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