Monday, 16 May 2022
Macedonia 16.05.22 | 23:11

VMRO will hold a large protest on June 18

VMRO-DPMNE announced a large protest rally on June 18th. This is one of the decisions the party’s Executive Committee reached this evening, as it discussed its next steps in the political crisis in Macedonia. The conservative party demands early elections after the long string of failures and national...

Macedonia 16.05.22 | 22:49

Borrell sees June 30th as deadline to resolve the dispute between Macedonia and Bulgaria

European foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said that the deadline for Macedonia and Bulgaria to reach some kind of agreement is June 30th, or the end of the French Presidency over the European Union. Borrell said that while Bulgaria is blocking the process, it was discussed in depth by the other EU...

Macedonia 16.05.22 | 21:51

Nikoloski: A serious number of EU countries are not convinced that Macedonia should be allowed to open its accession talks

Following his meetings with top European and Croatian officials in Zagreb, during a Friends of Europe event, VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski said that there is an opinion in the European Union that Macedonia is not prepared to open the EU accession talks. We see strong support for the...

Macedonia 16.05.22 | 21:41

First event of the new Macedonian – Bulgarian friendship initiative disrupted by a nationalist politician

The first planned event of the newly formed club of Macedonian – Bulgarian friendship was disrupted today in Sofia, as Bulgarian nationalist politician and member of the European Parliament Angel Dzhambazki showed up with a group of his supporters. Dzhambazki, who is co-leader of the VMRO-BND party,...

Macedonia 16.05.22 | 19:38

Corona report: 176 new cases

The Healthcare Ministry informed that 176 new cases of the coronavirus infection were diagnosed – out of 2,674 tests – over the past three days. Two deaths, that occurred in late April, were first reported today. Of the new cases, 31 were reinfections. The number of active cases across the...

Macedonia 16.05.22 | 19:11

Russian church endorses the Serbian response on the dispute with Macedonia

The Russian Orthodox Church welcomed today’s decision by the Serbian church to take the Macedonian church into canonical unity. The Serbian decision stopped short of giving the Macedonian Orthodox Church full independence – which is at the core of the decades long dispute – and offers only...

World 16.05.22 | 18:56

Viktor Orban re-elected to another term as Prime Minister

Viktor Orban was re-elected as Prime Minister of Hungary with an overwhelming majority vote in the Parliament today. He received 133 votes in favor, against 27 opposed, to gain a fifth term as Prime Minister – the last four of them consecutive. Orban’s Fidesz party won absolute majority in the...

Macedonia 16.05.22 | 18:25

Tetovo hospital director – and brother of the Finance Minister – will be charged over the deadly Covid ward fire

Tetovo hospital director Florina Besimi, who is brother of Finance Minister Fatmir Besimi and an influential figure in the ruling DUI party, is going to be charged with the devastating fire in the improvised Covid hospital in the city on September 8th 2021. The fire killed 14 patients and their relatives. State...

Macedonia 16.05.22 | 17:55

Afghan migrant stabbed to death in Gevgelija

A 24 year old man from Afghanistan was found dead near a bridge in Gevgelija, close to the border with Greece. The man was stabbed to death. His body was found yesterday evening. Police is investigating the murder.

Macedonia 16.05.22 | 14:23

Serbian church welcomed return of the Macedonian church to canonical unity, but did not offer full independence

The Serbian Orthodox Church today responded to the initiative of the Ecumenical Patriarchate with relation to the Macedonian Orthodox Church by welcoming its return to canonical unity with other Orthodox churches, but stopped short of granting MOC independence. Instead, the SOC offered “broadest...

Macedonia 16.05.22 | 13:34

Mickoski: Kovacevski needs to muster courage and sit with me to determine the date for early elections

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski called on Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski to gather courage for a meeting in which they will decide on the date for early general elections. I call on them (SDSM) to encourage Kovacevski to sit with me on the table and to determine the date for elections. That...

Economy 16.05.22 | 13:32

Inflation has surpassed 10.5 percent

Due to the incompetence of the Government, inflation in Macedonia has reached 10.5 percent – a crisis we haven’t had in 30 years, said the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party. While the prices of basic food items, oil and electricity are up between 10 and 50 percent, salaries remain the same. Our...

Macedonia 16.05.22 | 12:44

Six of ten young people want to leave Macedonia

Six out of ten young people in Macedonia would move out, a poll conducted by the Westminster Foundation found. Only 29 percent of young people say they are not considering that option. It’s no longer an issue of higher wages but better quality of life. Unfortunately, 8 out of 10 young people say...

Macedonia 16.05.22 | 11:31

Macedonian archbishop Stefan will hold a service with Patriarch Bartholomew in early June?

Macedonian Archbishop Stefan will hold a service together with the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in early June. Bulgarian outlets are reporting that this step is planned to solidify Bartholomew’s decision to admit the Macedonian church in canonical unity with the other Orthodox churches that...

World 16.05.22 | 10:24

Hungary will approve the oil embargo on Russia only if it gets guarantees from the EU

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said that Hungarians will not accept to bear the burden of the war in Ukraine. The country opposes imposing the proposal in the EU to impose an oil embargo on Russia, insisting it will hurt European countries more. Szijjarto said that if this happens, EU will...

Macedonia 16.05.22 | 09:51

Today VMRO-DPMNE will announce its next steps in the political crisis

VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski announced that the party will determine its next steps in the political blockade tomorrow. The opposition party is currently blocking almost all legislation, as it demands early general elections. Tomorrow the Executive Committee of the party will meet and...

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