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Macedonia 29.08.21 | 12:39

Zaev and Filipce’s stubbornness over the pandemic led to EU travel ban for Macedonian citizens

Macedonian citizens are under threat of being banned from traveling to European Union countries due to the authorities’ poor handling of the epidemic and the sharp increase in the number of new Covid-19 infections, VMRO-DPMNE reacts. Because Zaev and Filipce who did not take measures in time, Macedonia...

Economy 10.08.21 | 16:12

Hospitality Chamber demands government revokes decision banning unvaccinated people from restaurants

The Independent Hospitality Chamber has requested the Government to immediately revoke the decision banning the entry of unvaccinated persons in restaurants and other venues. According to the Chamber, the decision is inapplicable and cannot be respected without violating more human rights and violating...

Macedonia 08.08.21 | 11:09

As of August 16, Government bans all indoors events, proof of vaccination will be mandatory to attend concerts

The Government at a session late Saturday, held via video conference, stepped up measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. Following recommendations of the Commission for Infectious Diseases to protect citizens against the virus, the Government decided to tighten controls on COVID-19 restrictions in place,...

Macedonia 03.08.21 | 10:09

Government: Ban on movement in forest areas enters into force

Full ban on movement in forest areas enters into force as of today, the Government said on Tuesday. The Government of the Republic of Macedonia urges all citizens not to move through the forest areas in the country for personal safety and to prevent further spread of fires.

Macedonia 02.06.21 | 13:40

Musicians will protest the continued ban on live performances

An association of musicians announced a protest in front of the Government building in Skopje on Friday. Musicians are angry after the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions stopped short of allowing them to perform live. The only exception to the restriction are weddings – bands will be allowed...

Macedonia 30.05.21 | 10:53

The wedding ban is finally going away but venue owners are not satisfied with the requirements

Wedding organizers are not satisfied with the protocols that are announced for the long awaited reopening of their businesses. The requirements are that the venue has an open-air area and that only up to 100 guests can be accomodated.  Furthermore, the protocols will ban dancing – except for the...

Macedonia Economy 05.04.21 | 13:47

Sports betting places say the industry will be destroyed with 8,000 job loses if the proposed ban goes into force

The ASOM association of sports betting places warned that nearly all of their member companies will have to close down their businesses if the proposal to ban such facilities within 500 meters of a school goes into effect. Zaev’s Albanian coalition partners are pushing this request, and also demand...

Macedonia 29.01.21 | 12:06

Albanian parties take on the gambling industry

Under pressure from conservative Muslim politicians, the Zaev Government is preparing a law that would close down casinos and other gambling venues from operating within 500 meters from an educational institution. The huge gambling industry in Macedonia, that centers around sports betting and slot machines...

Macedonia 04.01.21 | 17:51

Major real-estate developer Cifliganec says he is leaving Macedonia because of lack of opportunities and will focus on Serbia and Greece

Macedonian copper and real-estate magnate Vanco Cifliganec announced that he is moving his investments elsewhere, in Serbia and Greece, as he doesn’t see favorable conditions to do business in Macedonia. Cifliganec was exceptionally close to Zoran Zaev, and his son Dusko dated Zaev’s niece...

Macedonia 26.10.20 | 11:05

Greece extends travel ban with Macedonia until November 8

Greece has extended until November 8 the air, sea and land travel ban for neighboring countries, including Macedonia, as well as the ban for third-country nationals, MIA reports from Athens. Tourists and foreign nationals who are allowed to travel there can enter Greece by crossing the Promachonas border...

Balkans 30.06.20 | 22:44

Greece extends entry ban for Macedonian nationals

Macedonia is not on the list of countries for which Greece will allow entry as of July 1, considering it follows the EU recommendation regarding the list of third countries, MIA reports from Athens. “While following the European recommendation, Greece enlarges the options for entry in the country for...

Health 23.04.20 | 16:33

Ban on movement in forest areas lifted as of Friday

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy Trajan Dimkovski, at the request of the National Forests Public Enterprise, has lifted the ban on movement in forest areas which was imposed on April 16, 2020. Change in weather conditions and spring vegetation growth have reduced the risk of open fires....

Macedonia 21.04.20 | 09:44

Entry and exit from Tetovo banned as of today

In accordance with the government’s decision, organized transport of passengers, namely entry and exit from Tetovo municipality and the surrounding municipalities, is banned as of Tuesday Economic operators transporting their employees to the job, police, army and fire fighting units are exempted...

Macedonia 13.03.20 | 10:19

Macedonian citizens to delay trips to home country, ban on travellers from high-risk countries to be introduced

Due to the coronavirus situation in the country, according to the Government’s conclusions at its last session, authorities will introduce a ban on travellers from high-risk countries according to the World Health Organization list published on the Ministry of Health’s website. The ban, as...

World 12.03.20 | 13:25

After US slaps travel ban on European nations, EU mulls next moves

The European Union is considering its next steps on Thursday after US President Donald Trump announced a travel ban on almost all trips from 26 European countries for 30 days in a bid to halt the spread of the new coronavirus pandemic. The bloc will “assess the situation” following Trump’s announcement,...

Macedonia 12.03.20 | 12:08

Cafes to close at 6 pm, ban on all public and private gatherings

Health Minister Venko Filipce said at Thursday’s press conference that the government has proposed additional measures against the spread of the coronavirus. Ban on all public and private gatherings regardless of the number of attendees, working hours of the catering facilities until 6 pm, and...

Macedonia 16.01.20 | 22:54

SDSM bans its officials from posting selfies from bars and restaurants until election day

The SDSM party banned its officials from visiting bars and restaurants in the pre-election period, and especially from being pictured in one. The order, signed by SDSM Secretary General Ljupco Nikolovski, calls on the officials “to be mindful of the image we present in the public – there...

Economy 19.08.19 | 10:23

Kosovo and Macedonia on the brink of trade war: Authorities to meet today

A meeting is expected today between the Ministers of Economy and Agriculture, as well as between the directors of the Food Agency and the Customs Administration, regarding Kosovo’s ban of import of honey and potatoes from Macedonia. The move was taken after Macedonia introduced tariffs on imports...

World 01.07.19 | 15:24

Outdoor smoking now banned in Sweden in certain places

An outdoor smoking ban in Sweden in certain public places, including playgrounds and train station platforms, has taken effect, AP reported. The ban, which started Monday, means smoking in outdoor sections of restaurants and entrances to designated booths for smokers is prohibited. The ban also includes...

World 16.05.19 | 10:49

Austria bans Muslim headscarf in primary schools

Austria’s parliament has passed a law intended to ban Muslim girls from wearing the headscarf in primary schools, a measure that is likely to be challenged as discriminatory in the constitutional court, DW reported. The bill passed with the support of the governing center-right People’s...

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