Tag: Germany
Macedonia 08.05.20 | 17:36

Macedonian living in Germany charged with sending insulting messages by email and Facebook

A Macedonian citizen who lives in Germany is being charged for the insulting comments he made on Facebook and via email. The man, identified by the police as B.P. (32), wrote a threatening and insulting email to a Government official two days ago. The man also sent a similar message to a TV24 journalist,...

World 29.04.20 | 12:30

German government extends global travel warning until June 14

The German government is extending its warning against all international travel until June 14 at the earliest, following a decision at a cabinet meeting, dpa has learned. The travel warning is in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has grounded most international air traffic and led to strict...

World 20.04.20 | 17:05

Germany to pay for European Covid-19 patients in its hospitals

The German government plans to cover the treatment costs for seriously ill Covid-19 patients who were brought to the country from other European nations to help those struggling to cope with the coronavirus pandemic. “Europe stands together also in times of crisis,” Health Minister Jens Spahn said...

World 30.03.20 | 21:34

Germany plans 50 billion EUR in stimulus for small companies

Germany has announced a stimulus package worth 50 billion EUR to help its small businesses, including the hard hit hospitality industry. The money is aimed at individual entrepreneurs and small employers who are decimated by the virus and will be allocated through the German states. Over the next three...

Macedonia 25.03.20 | 17:55

Charter flights from Germany will bring 1.000 Macedonian citizens back and into quarantine

Nearly a 1.000 Macedonian citizens are expected to return with charter flights from German destinations in the coming days. The flights will be chartered from Munich, Bonn and Berlin, and the passengers will be expected to cover the bill and go into mandatory two weeks of quarantine once they arrive.

World 20.03.20 | 09:06

Army volunteers as German coronavirus toll tops 15,000, with 44 dead

Germany has recorded at least 15,030 cases of infection with the coronavirus, with the death toll reaching 44, according to figures compiled by dpa on Thursday. The data, based on information from the country’s 16 states, showed that the most populous state, North Rhine Westphalia, had more than 4,970...

Balkans 05.03.20 | 11:30

Germany rejects proposal from the Greens to accept 5.000 migrants stranded on the Greek islands

The German Bundestag rejected a proposal from the Green Party to admit 5.000 asylum seekers from the overcrowded Greek islands close to Turkey. Many of the several tens of thousands of migrants on islands such as Lesvos and Chios have been there since the 2015/16 migrant crisis, when the Balkan route...

Balkans 01.03.20 | 21:38

Germany opens its doors for young Balkan workers even wider

Starting today, thousands of citizens of Balkan countries are preparing to head for Germany which is relaxing its labour rules for non-EU countries. The new law allows non-EU citizens to apply for jobs they are qualified for, even if they don’t fall under industries that face a labour shortage...

World 24.02.20 | 19:29

Dozens injured, some severely, as car hits German Carnival parade

German police say they think a driver who steered a car into a Carnival parade in the town of Volksmarsen on Monday, causing dozens of injuries, acted with intent. “We assume it was an intentional act,” said a spokesperson, but said authorities did not see any indications of a politically motivated...

World 20.02.20 | 14:00

Flu wave hits Germany: 79,000 cases and 130 deaths

The current winter flu wave hitting Germany has resulted in a total of 79,263 cases confirmed in laboratory testing since the autumn, around a half of them in the past two weeks, Germany‘s federal disease control agency reported on Thursday. According to the report from the Robert Koch Institute...

Macedonia 13.02.20 | 11:01

German Government office refers to Macedonians as “Northmacedonians”

Worries that the imposed name “North Macedonia’ will spill over into the designation of the Macedonian nationality are proven correct every day, despite assurances from the SDSM led Government that the Prespa treaty will not affect the Macedonian national identity. A recent example comes...

Macedonia 15.10.19 | 10:04

Roth: Berlin’s position is crystal clear, EU should open negotiations with Skopje and Tirana

The German position is crystal clear. We support the start of accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania, said Michael Roth, Minister of State for Europe at the German Federal Foreign Office. Our position is based on the vote of the German Bundestag. The European Union has committed...

Macedonia 14.10.19 | 20:53

Zaev on date for EU negotiations: France and Germany to discuss Macedonia on Wednesday

France and Germany have begun and will continue to talk, and according to my information, the governments of Germany and France will have a joint meeting, probably on Wednesday, Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said, commenting on the environment ahead of the Council of Europe summit. I remain strongly...

World 09.10.19 | 17:39

V4: Synagogue attack in Germany leaves two dead

Unknown perpetrators shot dead two people and threw a hand grenade into a Jewish cemetery in Halle, Germany, the V4 news agency reported. Police launched an extensive search operation to locate the suspects who fled the scene by car, apprehending one of the alleged perpetrators a few kilometres from...

World 06.10.19 | 20:12

Germany’s Interior Minister warns of ‘refugee wave’ bigger than in 2015

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has warned of a larger influx of refugees than that seen in Europe in 2015. He made the statement during an official visit to Greece, DW reports. Traveling with incoming European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Seehofer also said the EU had to do more...

Macedonia 05.10.19 | 19:38

Germany proposed starting EU talks with Macedonia, but not with Albania

Germany has proposed starting EU membership talks with North Macedonia before the end of this year and agreeing in principle to launch the process for Albania, but without setting an exact date prior to Tirana meeting more conditions, Reuters reports. The plan, put forward to EU countries this week before...

Macedonia 19.09.19 | 15:29

Germany will give the green light for accession talks date

Germany will support Macedonia and approve a date for opening EU accession talks. This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister Bujar Osmani after meeting with Minister of State for Europe at the German Federal Foreign Office, Michael Roth. Osmani received confirmation from Roth that the German...

Macedonia 11.09.19 | 17:09

Macedonia again not on the Bundestag’s agenda

The question of Macedonia’s European future was not discussed at Wednesday’s session of the German Bundestag,. However, Macedonia’s European agenda will be on the Bundestag’s agenda on September 25 and 26, when the government hopes that the country will get the green light to...

Macedonia 23.08.19 | 14:39

Germany finalizes ratification of NATO accession protocol

The deputy chief of mission for the German Embassy to the U.S. has submitted the official document for the ratification of Macedonia’s NATO accession protocol on Thursday. With that, the ratification process for Macedonia’s accession to NATO has been completed in Germany, reads the statement...

Macedonia 24.06.19 | 10:04

Pendarovski meets political allies in Berlin to lobby for the EU accession date

President Stevo Pendarovski is on a two day visit Germany, where he is expected to lobby for German support to allow Macedonia to open EU accession talks in October. Pendarovski will meet with German President Frank Walter Steinmeier and Foreign Minister Heiko Mass. Both come from the social-democratic...

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