Category: News
Macedonia 19:23

Four dead, several critical after bus crash on the Skopje – Tetovo highway

At least four passengers were killed in the tragic bus crash which happened this afternoon on the Skopje – Tetovo highway, near the village of Laskarci. A number of passengers also sustained serious injuries and had to be taken immediately to the Skopje hospitals, a pregnant woman among them. The...

Balkans 19:14

Haradinaj declares Mogherini an “enemy of Kosovo”

Kosovan Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj declared EU foreign policy and security chief as an “enemy of Kosovo” because of her position that the country must drop the high tariffs it imposed on Serbian products. Kosovo’s success can’t be tied under Mogherini’s timetable. Nobody...

Macedonia 19:03

Bus with 50 on board overturns on the Skopje – Tetovo highway

Rescue teams are feverishly working to save passengers from a bus which overturned on the Skopje – Tetovo highway, near the Karpalak half-way point. About 50 people were on the bus when it slid off the road and landed upside down in a deep ditch. Some of the passengers are injured but there is...

Macedonia 18:57

Huge lynx tagged near Mavrovo

A lynx weighing 27 kilograms was caught in the Mavrovo national park, near the village of Sence. This is the sixth lynx caught since 2010, when a GPS tagging system was put in place by the Macedonian Association of Environmentalists. The lynx was caught in a cage set up by the Association, and its team...

News 17:32

Five cases of swine flu reported in Strumica

Five cases of H1N1 swine flu were reported in Strumica, among the 80 cases of flu which are registered daily. Patients are checked for swine flu randomly, so it is possible that there are other, additional cases among the nearly 500 citizens who have caught the flu. Patients complain of muscle and joint...

Macedonia 17:22

Anti-Corruption Commission will investigate cases of nepotism, even as one of its own members faces scrutiny

The state Anti-Corruption Commission (DKSK) President Biljana Ivanovska said that the Commission will investigate the allegations of nepotism and patronage in the public service which are being revealed daily. Never the less, DKSK begins working under the cloud of patronage itself, after Nuri Bajrami,...

Macedonia 17:08

Government spokesman promises that all reported cases of nepotism will be investigated and the violators fired

Government spokesman Mile Bosnjakovski said that all the reported cases of nepotism in public hiring will be analyzed and that the Government will react if it is determined that SDSM and DUI party officials influenced the employment process. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev was confronted by a journalist on...

Macedonia 17:02

SDSM member of Parliament had her pharmacy high school graduate son employed as a police inspector

VMRO-DPMNE revealed a new case in which a member of Parliament from the ruling SDSM party influenced the public administration service to hire her close relative. After the series of scandals involving Mira Stojcevska, who had her husband, son and brother hired in a matter of weeks, VMRO spokesman Dimitar...

Macedonia 15:25

Bosnjakovski: Citizens to pay for replacement of passports and license plates

The expenses for replacement of travel documents and license plates with the new name of the state will be paid by the citizens. The new license plates are expected to be issued in mid-May, and travel documents by the end of the year, government spokesman Mile Bosnjakovski informed on Wednesday. At today’s...

Balkans 14:34

Thaci denies secret meetings with Vucic

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci has told Radio Television of Albania he did not have any secret meetings with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic. Kosovo-based broadcaster RTK is reporting this. “I met with President Vucic at various meetings of leaders and at various ceremonies outside the cameras,...

Balkans 14:08

Katrougalos: New era of good, bilateral and friendly relations between two countries begins

Greece’s Alternate Foreign Minister Georgios Katrougalos in an interview with the Greek radio Sto Kokkino on Wednesday said that the Prespa Agreement opens a new era of good, bilateral and friendly relations between the two countries, MIA’s Athens correspondent reported. Katrougalos explained...

Macedonia 13:25

Xhaferi’s brother-in-law elected deputy chairman of Anti-Corruption Commission

Nuri Bajrami was elected deputy chairman of the State Commission for Prevention of Corruption in a lottery draw. All members draw a ballot reading a member, and Bajrami draw the ballot reading deputy president. “It was really random. The show ends here, let’s get to work and stop making scenes”,...

Macedonia 12:54

Signboard with new constitutional name being placed at Bogorodica border crossing

Signboard with the country’s new constitutional name Republic of North is being placed at the Bogorodica border crossing, MKD.mk reported. The new name, the Republic of North Macedonia, entered into force on Tuesday with the arrival of the note verbale from the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs and...

World 12:43

US national debt hits 22 trillion dollars, new record

The national debt of the United States hit a new record on Tuesday, according to data from the Treasury, reaching a whopping 22 trillion dollars. US President Donald Trump’s tax cuts, which passed through a Republican-led Congress in December 2017, notably increased the debt. However, the debt has...

Macedonia 12:29

The Government and Parliament start using the name Republic of North Macedonia

The Government and Parliament have already begun to use the new name Republic of North Macedonia in communication with the media. After Tuesday’s entry into force of the Treaty with Greece and the new constitutional name, it is expected that this will be done by the other state institutions as...

Balkans 12:02

Albania to ratify Macedonia’s NATO accession protocol on Thursday

The Albanian Parliament will ratify Macedonia’s NATO accession protocol on Thursday. The session will be attended by the Parliament Speaker, Talat Xhaferi. “The Parliament Speaker of the Republic of North Macedonia, Talat Xhaferi will pay a working visit to the Republic of Albania where...

Macedonia 11:22

New border crossing with Greece to open in the Prespa region

Working groups at technical level from the Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Greece, as well as representatives of the European Union delegation, held Wednesday a meeting in Skopje to discuss the preparatory activities for opening a new border crossing in the Markova Noga area and the territory...

Balkans 10:44

US officials criticize Pristina for ignoring advice on tariffs

Three US officials have criticized Pristina for ignoring Washington’s advice to revoke the 100 percent tariffs on goods from Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, the KoSSev portal reported. “After our requests to suspend the tariffs went unheeded, we have decided to take steps to show our concern, including...

Macedonia 10:37

As of today, Macedonia is silent observer in NATO

Defence Minister Radmila Shekerinska will represent the Republic of North Macedonia for the first time as an official invitee at the NATO Defence Ministers meeting which will take place Feb. 13-14 in Brussels. This is the first meeting of NATO members in 2019 and the first time Macedonia takes a seat...

Economy 09:46

Zaev: All employments will be checked

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said all employments will be checked after public criticism that state-owned firms employ people close to government officials. “We will make a concrete analysis and the matter will be checked. We will see how the procedures were done. In the past year, we have 40,000...

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