Thursday, 18 August 2022
Balkans 18.08.22 | 21:26

Kosovo-Serbia crisis talks in Brussels end without breakthrough

Leaders of Kosovo and Serbia failed to find a solution at a crisis meeting held in Brussels on Thursday to ease heightened tensions between the two Western Balkan nations. “Today there is not an agreement, but we don’t give up,” said Josep Borrell, EU foreign policy chief, who called the meeting...

Macedonia 18.08.22 | 21:22

Kostovski: The money from Eurostandard ended up with companies close to SDSM

Businessman Trifun Kostovski in an interview with “Fokus” weekly reveals details of the private investigation he led into the bankruptcy of Eurostandard Bank, which he will announce on Monday. Regarding where the money that was withdrawn from the bank as unsecured loans ended up, he says...

Macedonia 18.08.22 | 21:06

State institutions purchased 150 luxury cars during the pandemic

At today’s session, the Anti-Corruption Commission discussed, among other things, the abuses of the institutions during the pandemic, mainly about the official cars purchased by the state institutions. Information about a series of other procurement abuses in the institutions has also arrived at...

Macedonia 18.08.22 | 20:59

The head of SDSM’s list for Tetovo elections pretended to be Albanian in order to get a job

In order to get a job at the Inter-Municipal Center for Social Affairs Tetovo, the current head of SDSM’s councilor list for the local elections in Tetovo, Gligorije Stojanovski, stated in the application that he was Albanian, because the advertisement stated that it was intended for the employment...

Health 18.08.22 | 18:40

3 patients die, 491 new Covid-19 cases

Out of 1,108 COVID-19 tests carried out in Macedonia in the past 24 hours, 491 new cases were registered, including 139 reinfections, and three patients passed away, the Health Ministry said on Thursday. The Health Ministry added 5 deaths to the report, which occurred in August. Since the outbreak of...

Economy 18.08.22 | 15:44

Diesel price rises

Diesel and extra light fuel oil prices to rise by MKD 2 as of Thursday midnight, while the prices of gasoline and Mazut M-1 NS remain unchanged, the Energy and Water Services Regulatory Commission (ERC) decided Thursday. As of Midnight, the new prices will be: EUROSUPER BS-95 – 88.50 (denars/liter) EUROSUPER...

Macedonia 18.08.22 | 15:40

Pecakov: Swimming marathon to be held this year, Ohrid Municipality to take over the organization next year

Ohrid Mayor Kiril Pecakov announced at a press conference that the oldest sports event has been saved. He explained that the Ohrid Marathon will be held this year, and that the Ohrid Municipality will take over the organization from next year. The Ohrid swimming marathon survived wars and pandemics,...

Economy 18.08.22 | 15:35

Electricity worth 50 million euros stolen in Skopje, only Aracinovo stole 6 million euros

In just one year, according to some calculations of the people employed by EVN who are in the field every day, the value of the stolen electricity from the Skopje region alone is about 50 million euros. An EVN employee, who understandably wanted to remain anonymous, says that in Aracinovo municipality...

Macedonia 18.08.22 | 12:10

The Ohrid swimming marathon survived wars and pandemics, but not SDSM and Pendarovski

One of the most recognizable brands of Ohrid is the Ohrid Swimming Marathon. A tradition that has been going on since 1962 and which for marathoners from all over the world is as important as the Olympics or the World Championships is dying out. Yesterday, the President of the Swimming Federation, Goran...

Macedonia 18.08.22 | 12:02

Ohrid Mayor calls meeting after swimming marathon canceled

Ohrid Mayor Kiril Pecakov has called a coordination meeting Thursday due to the Ohrid Swimming Marathon being canceled, after he posted on Facebook on Wednesday that Ohrid had been fully prepared to organize the event. Yesterday, after the announcement of the decision not to hold the oldest swimming...

Macedonia 18.08.22 | 11:59

As temps soar, pregnant women, seniors released from work

Pregnant women and people over 60 will be released from work duties Thursday and Friday due to the heatwave, according to the government’s latest decision. According to the government recommendations children in kindergartens should not have physical activities from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the private...

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