Tag: bitola
Macedonia 19.04.21 | 13:19

Calf with two heads born near Bitola

A calf with two heads was born in a farm in the village of Lazec near Bitola. The birth was reported on Friday evening. The calf has two conjoined skulls, with two sets of eyes, mouths and ears. It was examined by vets who found that it is breathing and feeding normally.

Macedonia 05.04.21 | 11:31

Potemkin hospitals: Work on the field hospital in Bitola stopped as soon as Minister Filipce left

“Nova Makedonija” reports that work on the field hospital being set up for coronavirus patients in Bitola stopped as soon as the visit by Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce ended. Filipce inspected work on the hospital on Friday and was greeted by about a dozen craftsmen working on the hospital....

Macedonia 17.03.21 | 21:24

Infrastructure win in Bitola – rotting wooden bridge gets new planks

Bitola local authorities shared a picture of their latest exploit – the reconstructed “bridge” near the Heraclea archeological site. The pictures show the run down structure made of rotting wood planks – and the new “bridge”, which is exactly the same as the old one...

Macedonia Sport 16.02.21 | 21:32

Danish handball team protests freezing conditions before their game in Bitola

Handball players from the Danish GOG Gudme club are visiting Bitola for a match against Eurofarm Pelister. Even thought they come from the north, the visiting team was not prepared for how cold Bitola gets in winter, especially with the on-going cold spell. The team posted a Youtube video showing the...

Macedonia 10.02.21 | 10:30

Zaev’s anti-corruption tsar proudly announces the removal of an unknown local official

Under strong pressure to produce results in the fight against corruption, after the dismal report from Transparency International, Zaev’s Deputy Prime Minister charged with fighting corruption Ljupco Nikolovski yesterday loudly announced the removal of a low level local official. Upon my request,...

Macedonia 08.02.21 | 15:36

Unemployed foreign doctor was allowed to operate on a woman in Bitola

Two gynecologists from the Bitola hospital, including a former adviser to Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, are suspended after one of them allowed his wife, an unemployed foreign citizen, to perform a C-section. The wife of the doctor is also a gynecologist but was not licensed to operate in Macedonia. Nezavisen...

Macedonia 04.02.21 | 17:12

Abused children hospitalized in Bitola, the parents are being investigated

A couple from Bitola were detained for abuse and neglect of their children. Bitola police said that the couple was reported and the children were found with injuries. The parents are being interrogated while the children are treated in the Bitola hospital. No additional details about the case are being...

Macedonia 21.01.21 | 20:51

Bitola, Kumanovo and Tetovo under suffocating air pollution

Air pollution levels have spiked noticeably in the past days, as the poor weather conditions and the colder weather have kept a permanent cloud of smog and dirt over many cities in Macedonia. Bitola is among the worst affected cities today, with 377 micrograms of PM10 particles per cubic meter of air....

Macedonia 07.01.21 | 17:10

“Neither Bulgar nor Serb – I am a Macedonian only” – quote from a National Geographic article from 1917 Bitola

A side front in the dispute between Macedonia and Bulgaria are the old pages of the American and European newspapers and magazines who reported from the Balkans during the period of the national liberation movements. One such article, which declared Goce Delcev as a Macedonian fighter, was recently cited...

Macedonia 10.12.20 | 20:48

Bitola can’t seem to get a New Year decoration right

Bitola town hall messed up the New Year decorating, putting up a message that is either misspelled or is in Bulgarian. The message originally declared “Zdrave 2021”, which means “health” in Bulgarian. In Macedonian, it should be “Zdravo 2021” (hello 2021) or “Zdravje 2021” (health in...

Macedonia 24.11.20 | 18:54

Healthcare Minister says he will investigate the Bitola hospital after images show Covid-19 patients being treated next to bodies of the deceased

Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce said that he will investigate the horrific images shared from the Bitola hospital today, where coronavirus patients were shown being treated lying in beds next to unclaimed bodies of deceased patients, covered only in a sheet. Hospital director Biljana Gagacovska insisted...

Macedonia Sport 12.11.20 | 23:39

Parties break out across Macedonia

Parties celebrating the historic entry in a European Championship are breaking out across the country. In Strumica, Sasko Pandev, the brother of team captain Goran Pandev who scored the crucial goal against Georgia, had the famous Angusevi brass band to celebrate. Sasko got Goran on the phone to share...

Macedonia 30.10.20 | 21:01

Critic of SDSM extradited from Germany to serve out his prison sentence

Dusko Ilievski, a farmer activist once close to the ruling SDSM party, who has since broken with it and revealed a number of corruption allegations against SDSM officials, was extradited from Germany to serve 1.5 years in prison. Ilievski, known as the “Milkman”, is ironically sentenced for...

Macedonia 28.10.20 | 16:53

Huge stockpile of WW1 artillery grenades found in Bitola

A large cache of WW1 artillery grenades was found two days ago buried near the Tumbe Kafe football stadium in Bitola. Over 300 grenades were found during construction work and it is believed that over a thousand will be found in total. The 75mm shells were probably stockpiled for an artillery battery...

Macedonia 12.10.20 | 10:33

Baby from Bitola tested positive to the coronavirus

A two months old baby in Bitola was infected with the coronavirus. The baby has light symptoms and is under the oversight of a pediatrist. It’s believed that it was infected by its grandmother. The mother is also positive to the virus. Several more severe cases of the illness in children are treated...

Macedonia 28.09.20 | 22:13

EU condemns police brutality incident in Bitola while Interior Minister Spasovski says the case is under investigation

A European Commission spokesperson condemned the recent police brutality incident against several Roma men in Bitola. Ana Pisonero said that the Commission has noted that the Government has condemned the incident and that it expects to see those responsible brought before the face of justice. The incident...

Macedonia 28.09.20 | 16:46

Four children tested positive to coronavirus in kindergartens in Skopje

Several kindergartens in Skopje have reported a total of four children who have the coronavirus. The cases prompted 16 children and four teachers to go into self-isolation. Public kindergartens have reopened on September 9, after months of shut-down, in order to allow parents to go back to work. In all...

Macedonia 26.09.20 | 11:51

Roma groups protest in Bitola after a brutal police beating

Protests are scheduled to take place in Bitola today, after the beating of three Roma men by the police on Tuesday. The men were in a drunken accident close to a police patrol, and instead of receiving assistance, the officers started punching and kicking them. The footage of the incident caused outrage...

Macedonia 25.09.20 | 09:47

Second police brutality incident reported in one day

Footage from Skopje that was uploaded to the social media yesterday showed police officers attacking people who were driving in the car. Е не ќе го ланџаат 🤦🏻‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/H0vxEw71AG — Демир (@Trollowsky) September 24, 2020 The police stops the car, and tries...

Macedonia 24.09.20 | 15:07

Shocking video shows brutal police attack on a Roma man

A Roma rights organization posted a video showing police brutally attacking a Roma man, who is thrown to the ground and one officer slaps and kicks him while he is down. Полициска бруталност врз Ромите РОМИТЕ НЕ СЕ ГРАЃАНИ ОД ВТОР РЕД! #МожетеПовеќеМожетеПолошоУжаснати...

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