Category: News
World 22:13

Trump expected to declare a state of emergency and order the army to build a wall on the border with Mexico

US President Donald Trump is expected to declare a state of national emergency, which would allow him to order the army to begin construction of a wall on the southern border with Mexico, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced. His decision comes after the Congress could not agree to give the...

Macedonia 21:58

Interior Ministry switches to “North Macedonia” logo

Following the Government and the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the Interior Ministry began using the name “Republic of North Macedonia”. As of today, the powerful department adopted a new logo, declaring that the Macedonian police is now the “police of the Republic of North Macedonia”. Under...

Macedonia 21:16

Hospital director: two patients remain critical

Hristijan Kostov, director of the “8th of September” hospital in Skopje informed that five patients remain in his hospital following yesterday’s tragic bus crash near Karpalak, and that two of them are in critical condition. A total of 14 people died in the crash, although Gostivar...

Macedonia 21:04

UN Secretary General welcomes Macedonia’s name change, spokesman says

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres welcomed the decision by Macedonia and Greece to ratify the so-called Prespa treaty. Guterres was informed by both countries that they now consider the name dispute to be resolved and put behind them, with the adoption of the new name for Macedonia. A...

Macedonia 20:51

Prosecutors looking into statement by Zaev’s adviser who blamed Russia for the tragic bus crash

Sources in the Interior Ministry and the Public Prosecutor’s Office have told the Expres.mk news that they have received the information that Rubin Zemon, SDSM member of Parliament and former adviser to Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, may have some information about foreign involvement in the bus crash...

Macedonia 20:25

Passports – “Property of the Republic of North Macedonia”

Passports bearing the name Republic of Macedonia will remain in use during the five year transition period provided in the Prespa treaty with which Greece imposed the name “Republic of North Macedonia” on Macedonia. According to Macedonian authorities, these passports will be in use, but...

News 20:08

Xhaferi celebrates with Rama: Without Albanians there would be no “North Macedonia”

Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi welcomed the unanimous decision of the Albanian Parliament to ratify Macedonia’s NATO accession, while Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said that, if it weren’t for the Albanians in Macedonia, the country would never have changed its name to “North Macedonia”. We...

Macedonia 18:06

Skopje – Kicevo train attacked with rocks near Kondovo, no injuries

A passenger train on the Skopje – Kicevo line was attacked by rock throwers yesterday afternoon. The incident happened between the villages of Saraj and Kondovo, just west of Skopje. One window was broken, and except for the scare they suffered, the passengers were unharmed. Such incidents are...

Macedonia 18:02

List of some of the worst accidents in Macedonia’s recent history

Wednesday’s bus crash near Karpalak, on the Skopje – Tetovo highway, which killed at least 14 people is one of the most tragic accidents in Macedonia’s recent history. In the early years of its independence, Macedonia suffered two passenger plane disasters. In March 1993, a Fokker 100...

Macedonia 17:38

Bus operator “Durmo” also owns a mechanical test facility, allowing it to avoid independent inspections

The “Durmo” bus company, which operated the Skopje – Gostivar line which ended in tragedy yesterday afternoon, also owns a certified mechanical test facility in Gostivar. Republika attempted to determine today whether the company is using its own facility for the mandatory annual mechanical...

Macedonia 16:46

Passenger says the bus driver lost control of the wheel

One of the passengers in the ill fated bus which crashed on the Skopje – Tetovo highway yesterday afternoon told the press that the driver had seemingly lost control over the wheel at the moment of the crash.  We took off around 16:30 and I was sitting on the third right side row. At one point...

Macedonia 16:38

Bus driver was not intoxicated, prosecutors examining whether he may have been using a cell phone at the time of the crash

Prosecutors informed that the driver who was operating the bus which crashed on Wednesday with tragic loss of life was not intoxicated. The Durmo company bus was 18 years old and had only recently completed its latest mechanical check and was cleared for commutes in January. After being left on the crash...

Macedonia 16:22

SDSM member of Parliament alludes that Russian intelligence was behind tragic bus crash

Rubin Zemon, member of Parliament elected on the SDSM party ticket and adviser to Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, blamed an unnamed foreign intelligence service for the disastrous bus crash which killed 14 people and left seven in critical condition. Zemon alluded to Russian intelligence in the message he...

Macedonia 16:18

Identities of all 14 victims in Tetovo – Skopje bus crash released

Remetula Abduraimi, the only child in the Abduraimi family Valdete Hamiti (1989), from Debreste, mother of two children Jovica Trpevski from Gostivar, son of  MP Blagojce Trpevski Besim Kamberi, from Senokos village near Gostivar Onur Sadiku (19), from Gostivar Esat Emruli, from Gostivar Ajdin Ismaili...

Macedonia 16:05

Mickoski visits the injured persons treated at “September 8th” hospital

I had just visited the injured from a horrific bus accident at “September 8th” hospital. I wished them a speedy recovery and return to their everyday lives with their loved ones, strong will, comfort and hope, our prayers are with them. Macedonia is in black because of the terrible accident. Great...



Macedonia 15:10

US flag flown at half-mast in tribute to bus crash victims

The US flag in front of the US Embassy in Skopje today and tomorrow will be flown half-mast to pay tribute to the victims in Wednesday’s bus accident at Skopje-Tetovo highway. The US Embassy expressed heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and wished for a full recovery of the injured.

Balkans 14:32

Lawmaker throws ink at Rama, disrupts Albania parliament session on North Macedonia’s NATO accession

Albania’s parliament on Thursday suspended a session on neighbor North Macedonia’s accession to NATO after an opposition lawmaker threw ink at the prime minister. Lawmakers were to vote to ratify North Macedonia’s NATO accession. But the session was disrupted when Lulzim Basha, main...

Balkans 14:19

Albanian Parliament ratifies North Macedonia’s NATO Accession Protocol

The Albanian Parliament ratified North Macedonia’s NATO Accession Protocol on Thursday with 130 votes in favor, none against. The plenary session of the Albanian Parliament started with a minute of silence for the victims of Wednesday’s bus accident at Skopje-Tetovo highway. Macedonia’s...

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