Wednesday, 18 May 2022
World 18.05.22 | 22:32

PM Orban receives further congratulations

Croatia’s Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic and Shmuel Rabinowitz, rabbi of the Western Wall (Wailing Wall) and the Holy Sites of Israel, have recently sent a congratulatory letter to Hungary’s prime minister, who is to form his fourth consecutive government and the fifth overall in the V4...

Macedonia 18.05.22 | 21:53

Macron intervention in the dispute between Macedonia and Bulgaria

French President Emmanuel Macron is personally intervening in the dispute between Macedonia and Bulgaria. Macron today spoke on the phone with the two prime ministers – Dimitar Kovacevski and Kiril Petkov, as well as with Bulgarian President Rumen Radev. The French President reminded them of his...

Macedonia 18.05.22 | 21:29

Bulgaria dismisses Osmani’s statement that the ball is in their court – this is not a football match

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Teodora Gencovska dismissed the latest comment from her Macedonian counterpart Bujar Osmani, who said that the “ball is now in the Bulgarian court”. Foreign Minister Osmani is often in the media and talks constantly. This is not a tennis or a football match. Our...

Macedonia 18.05.22 | 21:02

Mickoski: We showed what we can do for the Prespa region

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski called on the Government to increase funding to protect lake Prespa and the wider Resen region, and lauded the work of VMRO-DPMNE appointed mayors and local officials in the region. Their accomplishments are not the work of VMRO-DPMNE,they are accomplishments of...

Economy 18.05.22 | 16:21

New spike in the gas price

A new significant increase in the price of gas was announced to day. It will go into effect this evening and will amount to 2.5 denars per liter for unleaded fuels. Diesel remains at the same price – 86 denars per liter, but the BS-95 and BS-98 blends will go up to 94.5 and 96.5 denars per liter.

Macedonia 18.05.22 | 15:33

Inflation watch: Public kindergartens are forced to reduce food quality

The Levica party warns that public kindergartens are not sustainable with the growing inflation, and cites kindergarten directors who say that they are forced to reduce food quality for the children. Kindergartens can’t overcome the problem by themselves. There needs to be urgent reaction from...

Macedonia 18.05.22 | 14:36

Pendarovski calls on Patriarch Bartholomew to recognize the Macedonian church as fully independent

President Stevo Pendarovski called on the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartoholomew to give full independence to the Macedonian Orthodox Church. Bartholomew declared the MOC as part of the Orthodox faith, but stopped short of granting independence, which led to the current talks with the Serbian church, whose...

Macedonia 18.05.22 | 13:44

VMRO demands a disciplinary procedure against Parliament Speaker Xhaferi after his profanities laden outburst

VMRO-DPMNE calls for a debate in Parliament to discuss the unacceptable behavior by Speaker Talat Xhaferi. Xhaferi was recorded recently in an angry tirade against Parliament employees, during which he used unprintable words. The entire public heard these serious violations of the code of ethics. They...

Macedonia 18.05.22 | 13:32

New EU report on Macedonia warns against leaving the country on the back burner indefinitely

The European Parliament will discuss Macedonia’s progress report today. The report is prepared by Bulgarian MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk and notes political and economic developments in Macedonia, as well as the risks of keeping the country out of the EU integration process with no end in sight. The report...

Macedonia 18.05.22 | 13:28

PM Kovacevski blasts Bulgaria for holding Macedonia and Albania hostage

Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski referred to the Bulgarian blockade of Macedonia’s EU accesion talks as taking Macedonia and Albania hostage. Kovacevski made his remarks during the opening of the Macedonia 2025 summit in Skopje and he discussed the blocked accession talks, as well as the Open...

Macedonia 18.05.22 | 11:21

Holy Synod of the Macedonian church meets to discuss the Serbian offer of autonomy

The Macedonian Orthodox Church announced that it will hold a meeting of its Holy Synod today, to discuss the fast developing situation around its position in the Orthodox world. MOC scored a major victory with the acknowledgement from the Ecumenical Patriarch that the Macedonian church is not in schism...

Macedonia 18.05.22 | 11:16

Minister Tupancevski: It’s legitimate for the opposition to push for early elections, but it may obstruct changes to the election code

Justice Minister Nikola Tupancevski agreed that it is legitimate for the opposition to work to provoke early elections, and said that work will soon begin to prepare a new electoral code. The key demand here is to abolish the six electoral districts in favor of one single district. This will help small...

Macedonia 18.05.22 | 11:04

Janevska to public sector teachers: You did not get what you deserve

VMRO-DPMNE official Vesna Janevska, who heads the party’s education commission, told the public sector teachers that the outcome of their negotiations with the Government is a failure. Instead of the 18 percent increase you deserve, you only got 15, and that’s starting with September. Kindergarten...

World 18.05.22 | 10:10

Finland and Sweden submit their applications to join NATO

Sweden and Finland formally submitted their applications to join NATO to the Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. The two traditionally neutral countries decided to take this step following Russia’s attack on Ukraine. Stoltenberg said that the process will be expedited and made as quick as possible,...

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