Category: News
Macedonia 07.08.20 | 22:45

Gashi: DUI needs to stay true to its promise that they will secure an ethnic Albanian Prime Minister

Even as DUI and SDSM are briefing the press that they have an agreement on the principles under which a future Government would be led, Afrim Gashi from the Alternative party – which is in coalition with the Alliance of Albanians – predicted that he would be part of the next coalition, but...

Macedonia 07.08.20 | 22:40

DUI could force Zaev to give up on the position of Prime Minister

It’s possible that Zoran Zaev is not named Prime Minister in the possible future Government his SDSM party is negotiating with DUI, reports the Ina online news site. SDSM and DUI today said that they agreed on the principles under which a future Government would be led, but DUI also demanded that...

Macedonia 07.08.20 | 20:08

Two cars burn down in Karpos

Two cars were set on fire in Skopje’s Karpos district overnight. The incident was reported shortly after midnight, and the worst affected was a Skoda car. The fire spread to a part of a facade of a near-by building, as well as to a Volkswagen Passat that was parked close by. There is still no indication...

Macedonia 07.08.20 | 19:53

SDSM and DUI say they have agreed the principled basis of a future Government

SDSM and DUI issued a press release stating that they have agreed in principle the policies of a future Government. The statement indicates that the two parties are close to agreement on renewing their coalition. According to the press release, the two parties will work toward a four year term for a...

Macedonia 07.08.20 | 17:42

Coronavirus toll: Two deaths, 155 new cases, 3,428 total active cases

Two patients died of Covid-19 in the past day. The Healthcare Ministry said that the patients were from Skopje and Stip, aged 80 and 74. There were 155 newly diagnosed cases, after 1,845 tests were conducted. Nearly half of the new cases are in Skopje, followed by Gostivar with 22 cases. The number of...

Macedonia 07.08.20 | 17:10

If all other Albanian parties join the future Government, BESA may remain in the opposition

BESA may go in the opposition of all other ethnic Albanian parties join the next Govenrment, said BESA official Arianit Hoxha. The small conservative party won four seats in a pre-election coalition with SDSM but is under no obligation to remain with SDSM in the eventual ruling coalition. Both SDSM and...

Macedonia 07.08.20 | 17:02

Greece closes the Gevgelija crossing for overnight arrivals

Greece informed that it will close the Gevgelija border crossing with Macedonia for arriving traffic for eight hours each night. The border is already closed for Macedonian citizens, but open for tourists from many other countries. Starting today until August 15, there will be no night shift for arriving...

Macedonia 07.08.20 | 16:58

Rescuers still looking for man who fell into the Vardar river

Rescuers are searching for a man who yesterday fell into the Vardar river at the village of Belestevica near Veles. The man was helping pull a vehicle of the EVN energy company that was stuck in the river with his tractor when he was carried out by the swollen river. The incident happened on Thursday...

Macedonia 07.08.20 | 16:53

Education Ministry plans to reopen schools on September 1

School will open on September 1, said Education Minister Arber Ademi. He insisted that the schools will be ready to hold classes with the necessary coronavirus precautions, and that the protocols meant to reduce the spread have been reviewed and approved. Macedonia remains in the midst of a major Second...

Macedonia 07.08.20 | 16:44

Zhurnal: Sekerinska is pushing SDSM toward a coalition with DUI, Oliver Spasovski is opposed

The Zhurnal news site reports that top SDSM officials are divided over whether to pursue another coalition with Ali Ahmeti’s DUI party. According to Zhurnal, which is a bilingual site and reports political developments from both the Macedonian and ethnic Albanian camps, Radmila Sekerinska was pushing...

Macedonia 07.08.20 | 15:21

Thimonier calls for rapid formation of government to continue with effective reforms

The French Ambassador in Skopje, Christian Thimonier, told “Koha” daily that he expects the new government to be formed soon and to continue consolidating the reforms towards the European path of the country. I hope that the new government will be formed soon, and to continue with efficient...

Macedonia 07.08.20 | 15:15

Members of electoral boards to get 100% pay increase

The State Election Commission (SEC) at Friday’s session has unanimously decided to increase the pay by 100% to the members of the electoral boards for participating in the electoral process. Members of the electoral boards will receive 100% pay increase, members of the municipal electoral boards will...

Balkans 07.08.20 | 13:40

Bulgarian police clear protest camp blockades in capital

The Bulgarian police on Friday cleared illegal protest camps that were blocking roads and enraging citizens during weeks of anti-government demonstrations. Two dozen tents were removed from three main intersections in the capital Sofia, which were erected a week ago without authorization in order to...

World 07.08.20 | 13:11

Death toll from Beirut port blast rises to 154, 120 people in critical condition

The death toll from the Beirut port explosion has risen to 154, state news agency NNA cited Lebanon’s health minister as saying on Friday. Minister Hamad Hasan said one in five of some 5,000 people injured in Tuesday’s blast had required hospitalization, and 120 were in critical condition, NNA reported. Source:...

World 07.08.20 | 12:38

Orban: When the vaccine is ready, we will have it

Hungary has ordered close to 5 million vaccine doses for the novel coronavirus under a European Union scheme to provide potential COVID-19 vaccines, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told state radio on Friday. When the vaccine is ready, we will have it, he said. The European Commission wants to strike deals...

Culture 07.08.20 | 12:18

Duo SoliPse performs at Ohrid Summer

The Duo SoliPse featuring flutist Elena Stojceska and guitarist Romain Petiot will perform Friday evening at St. Sophia Church within Ohrid Summer Festival. They will perform works by Mauro Giuliani, Claude Debussy, Astor Piazzola, Ravi Shankar, Maurice Ravel, Miguel Liobet and Miroslav Tadic. The Duo...

Macedonia 07.08.20 | 11:51

The Ombudsman urges the Education Ministry to create conditions for digitalization of education, make it available to all students

The Deputy Ombudsman, Vaska Bajramova Mustafova, urged the Ministry of Education and Science to fulfill all the preconditions for the digitalization of education, and make it available to all students. She says that students who have problems adapting to distance learning should not be neglected, due...

Macedonia 07.08.20 | 10:50

297 caught without face masks

In the past 24 hours, 297 people were caught without personal protective equipment, i.e. face masks, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Friday. The Ministry urges citizens to comply with the Government measures and protocols on protection against COVID-19, reads the press release.

Macedonia 07.08.20 | 10:40

Police foil attempt to smuggle 200 kg of marijuana at Blato border crossing

Police have foiled an attempt to smuggle 200 kg of marijuana at the Blato border crossing between Albania and Macedonia near Debar. “The drug was found in a vehicle with Albanian register plates,” the Peshkopi Police Commissariat said in a press release. “It had been intended for the drug market...

Macedonia 07.08.20 | 10:14

Zaev and Filipce only count the lost lives and lie that the epidemic has been handled

The Republic of Macedonia is a black hole in the region and in Europe in terms of the number of coronavirus infections and deaths. The citizens are left alone, and Zaev and Filipce only count the lost lives and lie that the epidemic has been handled and that they have the situation under control, accuses...

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