Tag: Greece
Macedonia 31.03.21 | 13:07

Border with Greece to open on May 14, announces Filipce

Health Minister Venko Filipce said Wednesday that there are announcements from Greece that its borders for the Macedonian citizens will open on May 14. The travelers from Macedonia will required to present vaccination certificate or a negative PCR test. We have frequent communication with the Greek Minister...

Macedonia 31.03.21 | 10:19

Still no concrete answer when Greece would open borders to Macedonian citizens

There is no concrete answer from the Macedonian authorities whether and when the border with Greece will be opened. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs told “Sitel” that they are in constant communication with the Greek authorities and are working on finding a common solution. Both sides are...

Balkans 04.03.21 | 20:32

Another quake hits Larisa, is felt across the region

Another strong earthquake struck Greece and was felt in Macedonia an hour ago. Just like in Wednesday, the epicenter of the quake was again near Larisa, and it is measured at 5.5 degrees. It was felt across Macedonia, especially in higher buildings which are often designed to sway with the earthquake...

Balkans 03.03.21 | 11:51

Earthquake hits Greece, is felt in Macedonia and across the region

An earthquake centered in Greece was felt in Macedonia this morning. Initial reports are that its epicenter was near Larisa in Greece. There are no reports of any damages or injuries yet. In Macedonia, its main effect reported so far was in the higher buildings, which shook and swayed as the wave passed.

Macedonia 25.01.21 | 10:13

Macedonian tourists likely won’t get the vaccines in time for the summer season

Desperate to avoid a repeat of last year’s tourist season, hit by the coronavirus epidemic, Greece is pushing for vaccinations and Covid passports. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that he wants the whole of the EU to introduce certificates that would fast track travel for citizens who had...

Balkans 14.01.21 | 12:31

V4: Illegal immigration into Europe decreased only slightly in 2020

Migration remains a serious problem southern Europe because, despite the pandemic-related restrictions, the number of newcomers reaching the continent has only decreased minimally, the V4 news agency reports. The year 2020, for the most part, was about movement restrictions, border closures and the cessation...

Economy 12.01.21 | 17:28

Osmani: Businesses strengthen good neighbourly relations

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani met Tuesday with the representatives of North Macedonia’s Chambers of Commerce, which make up the Business Dialogue Committee as well as the International Group of Experts that are part of this business dialogue with Greek companies. The meeting takes place ahead of Minister...

Balkans 25.12.20 | 18:07

Bulgaria and Greece receive the first shipment of coronavirus vaccines tomorrow

Greece expects to receive its shipment of coronavirus vaccines tomorrow, and to start inoculating the most critical categories of citizens on Sunday. The same day Bulgaria will begin its vaccination campaign. Greek hospitals will open over 1,000 vaccination sites and will begin by inoculating the Prime...

Balkans 16.12.20 | 19:21

Greece extends travel ban with Macedonia until January 7

Greece has extended the air, sea and land travel ban for neighboring countries, including Macedonia, as well as the ban for third-country nationals until January 7. Based on the joint ministerial decision of the Greek government adopted on December 12, 2020, a ban for foreign nationals entering Greece...

Balkans 09.11.20 | 10:04

Greece extends travel ban with Macedonia until November 30

Greece has extended the air, sea and land travel ban for neighboring countries, including Macedonia, as well as the ban for third-country nationals until November 30. Tourists and foreign nationals who are allowed to travel there can enter Greece by crossing the Promachonas border with Bulgaria after...

Balkans 05.11.20 | 17:00

Greece goes into three-week coronavirus lockdown

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday that he has ordered a three-week nationwide lockdown to combat the coronavirus epidemic. The measure, which goes into effect on Saturday, is a reaction to an “aggressive” spike in infections, he said in a nationwide broadcast. During the lockdown,...

Macedonia 04.11.20 | 13:20

Kulafkova: We can’t give up our past, it will only lead to more Bulgarian claims

If we give up on our past we become rootless and we leave it to Bulgaria to claim that we are merely a Bulgarian minority that seceded from Yugoslavia, said linguist and academic Katica Kulafkova about the growing national identity dispute between Macedonia and Bulgaria. “It is mindless to demand...

World 30.10.20 | 15:20

Powerful earthquake off Turkey and Greece strikes in the Aegean Sea

At least four people have been killed in western Turkey after a powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit the Aegean Sea on Friday afternoon, sending buildings crashing down in coastal areas, CNN reported. Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced the death toll on Twitter, as people in and around...

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...

Macedonia 21.10.20 | 14:22

In addition to Bulgaria, the commission for historical issues also holds meeting with Greece

On Monday, the fifth meeting of the Macedonian and Greek teams was held online in a collegial and constructive atmosphere in accordance with the Prespa Agreement. After getting acquainted with each other, the two teams, based on the established Conclusions from the previous meetings of the Commission,...

Balkans 13.10.20 | 12:33

Greek border remains closed for Macedonian nationals

Greece has extended the air, sea and land travel ban for third-country nationals until October 25, 2020, MIA’s Athens correspondent reported Tuesday. Regarding the land borders, the restrictions, “for preventive reasons to protect public health from further spread of Covid-19 on Greek territory”...

Macedonia 06.10.20 | 11:45

Signs declaring the Macedonian kings as “belonging to the ancient Hellenic civilization” defaced overnight

Most of the signs placed yesterday that depict ancient Macedonian kings as part of the Hellenic civilization were defaced overnight. The signs were posted by the Government as part of the 2018 Zaev – Tsipras Prespa treaty, which specifically demands that Macedonia labels all historic figures claimed...

Macedonia 28.09.20 | 22:33

Zaev says that his visit to Greece focused on the economy

In a TV interview, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev insited that the main focus of his recent visit to Athens was to discuss economic cooperation with the Greek Government, and that the two countries will soon sign treaties for protection of investments and to avoid dual taxation. But at the same time, adoption...

Balkans 21.09.20 | 15:33

Greece to police Macedonia’s airspace with F-16 fighter jets and for 35,000 euros a year

Memorandum for speeding up Macedonia’s integration process in the EU; Memorandum for establishment of the Coordination Committee for Economic Cooperation and Technical Agreement for the supervision of FIR Skopje, are the three signed memoranda between Macedonia and Greece stemming from the Prespa...

Balkans 16.09.20 | 15:45

Greece extends entry ban until September 30

Greece until September 30 has extended the ban for entry of internationals outside the European Union, including Macedonia, Albania and Turkey, MIA reports from Athens. Limitations at land borders due to ‘preventative reasons to protect public health from the spread of COVID-19 in Greece’, involve...

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