Tag: Italy
World 16.05.20 | 11:47

Italy to allow unrestricted travel from EU countries from June 3

The Italian government on Friday night approved a decree which will allow free travel within Italy and from other European Union countries from June 3. The Italian cabinet approved a decree, proposed by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Health Minister Roberto Speranza, which will see borders open...

World 27.04.20 | 09:10

Italy announces plan to reopen country after weeks of lockdown

Italy is set to ease a number of coronavirus-related restrictions from May 4 onwards, allowing citizens to do more outdoor sports and exercise near their homes, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Sunday. Conte made the announcement in Rome while presenting the government’s plan for the gradual...

Macedonia 14.04.20 | 13:44

Group of 180 Macedonian citizens arrive from Italy, will be quarantined in the Drim hotel in Struga

A group of 180 Macedonian citizens will return to the country today from Italy where they live or work. They will all be quarantined for 21 days in the Drim hotel in Struga. The mandatory quarantine was recently extended from 14 to 21 days, to make sure that the arriving citizens are not Covid-19 positive....

Balkans 08.04.20 | 11:07

Slovenia joins Austria in its plans to loosen restrictions

Slovenia joined Austria in an announcement that it will begin lifting restrictions on normal life starting next week. Prime Minister Janez Jansa said that some of the coronavirus linked restrictions will be lifted to allow private companies to resume work. We are looking into opening companies that provide...

World 21.03.20 | 22:11

Italy coronavirus deaths surge by 793 in a day, lifting total death toll to 4,825

The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy has leapt by 793 to 4,825, officials said on Saturday, an increase of 19.6% — by far the largest daily rise in absolute terms since the contagion emerged a month ago, Reuters reports. On Thursday, Italy overtook China as the country to register...

Macedonia 11.03.20 | 15:02

Serbia stops Macedonian citizens who were in Italy from returning home

In line with its decision to close its borders for foreign citizens coming from coronavirus affected countries, Serbia stopped a number of Macedonian citizens from travelling south. Some 20 cars with 50 passengers were turned back by Serbian police at the border with Croatia, and many of them are Macedonian...

World 09.03.20 | 23:25

Whole of Italy placed on ‘red zone’ quarantine and all public events banned

The entire nation of Italy has been placed on lockdown with all public gatherings cancelled and all schools and universities closed until next month, the nation’s prime minister has said, Independent reports. Speaking at a televised press conference Giuseppe Conte said that a new government decree...

World 08.03.20 | 10:30

Venice, Milan on lockdown as Italy announces sweeping quarantine

The Italian government on Sunday took the most drastic measures yet to try and stop the rapid spread of the new coronavirus, closing off the entire Lombardy region in the north, including Milan, and more than a dozen other provinces. The announcement came after Italy saw its biggest daily increase in...

World 25.02.20 | 23:14

Coronavirus: First case confirmed in mainland Spain as virus outbreak reported across Europe

Four more people have been confirmed dead in Italy, bringing the total in the country to 11 as the coronavirus continues to spread across Europe, Independent reported. Switzerland and Croatia announced their first case and Austria declared its first two cases, who were Italians living close to the...

Health 24.02.20 | 17:55

Macedonian citizens who arrived from Italy last night did not undergo medical check-up at the airport

Macedonian citizens living in Italy have begun to return to their home country due to coronavirus fears, which has already claimed seven lives in Italy. A flight from Milan to the Ohrid airport is also expected tonight. However, although Minister Filipce has claimed for days that there are tighter controls...

World 23.02.20 | 17:53

Venice carnival to be called off as Italy’s Covid-19 crisis escalates

Italian authorities, grappling with the worst outbreak of the new coronavirus in Europe, were taking drastic action on Sunday to contain the spread of the disease. Since two clusters were identified this week in the northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto, the Covid-19 virus has killed two people and...

World 23.01.20 | 21:04

Salvini: the Italian government is finito

“Il governo è finito” – the government is finished – Matteo Salvini posted on Facebook reacting to news that Luigi Di Maio, president of the Five Star Movement (M5S), member of the governing the left-wing coalition, has resigned. Di Maio, who kept his position as Foreign Minister, tried...

Macedonia 20.01.20 | 15:14

Drisla dump site will be placed under direct city management after the imported Italian garbage scandal

Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov announced that he will dismiss Goran Angelov as manager of that main Skopje dump site and waste management plant Drisla. The announcement comes after Bulgaria began an investigation in an Italian company – co-owned by Angelov – for importing a cargo of garbage that...

Macedonia 19.01.20 | 12:18

Bulgarian prosecutors are investigating the manager of Skopje’s main dump site over a waste cargo

Bulgarian media are reporting additional details about the attempted import of waste from Italy for burning in a Bulgarian power plant, by a company partially owned by Macedonian citizens. One of the co-owners of the company, Goran Angelov, is the manager of the large Drisla waste dump near Skopje, which...

World 25.12.19 | 20:52

Salvini calls banning of Christmas mass at school a shame

Italian right-wing leader Matteo Salvini has described as “unspeakable shame” the news that a school in Sicily has decided to abolish the traditional Christmas mass and the nativity scene this year, as a sign of respect toward non-Christian children. Salvini reacted to the issue at Lega’s...

Balkans 28.11.19 | 13:18

V4: More than a thousand migrants arrive in Greece in just a few days

Seven hundred migrants in twenty-four hours. It might seem like a record, but it is commonplace in Italy and Greece. Migration pressure has been growing continuously in the Southern European region, with 1350 migrants landing on the Greek islands just last weekend, reports the V4 news agency. After Italian...

Macedonia 09.11.19 | 11:29

Macedonian citizen in Italy charged with abusing his sick son

A Macedonian man living in Italy and his sister are charged with abuse of the man’s 13 year old son, who suffered from epilepsy Italian media are reporting from Foggia that the man withheld necessary medication from his son, banned him from socializing and frequently beat him. The child sustained...

Macedonia 06.11.19 | 10:07

Pendarovski pays official visit to Italy

President Stevo Pendarovski is paying an official visit to Italy on Wednesday. In Rome, he will be welcomed with the highest state and military honors by the Italian President, Sergio Mattarella. The two presidents will hold a meeting, followed by a plenary meeting of the two delegations. President Stevo...

Macedonia 21.10.19 | 18:27

Italy returns the issue of starting accession negotiations in November, Zaev invited to Rome

Italy will bring the issue of Macedonia-Albania accession negotiations to the table at the General Affairs Council (GAC) which will take place on November 19. The government has confirmed to Telma that Prime Minister Zaev is also invited to Rome. Meanwhile, French President Emmanuel Macron is expected...

Macedonia 16.10.19 | 14:45

“Grazie Italia!”: Sekerinska thanks Italian Senate for ratifying NATO Accession Protocol

Italian Senate ratified on Wednesday Macedonia’s NATO accession protocol. The Italian lower house Chamber of Deputies approved the protocol, but its ratification in the Senate was postponed due to the political crisis, which was resolved by the formation of a new Italian government. Defense Minister...

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