Tag: Italy
Macedonia Sport 18.02.21 | 21:16

Basketball: Italy beats Macedonia in the Euro 2022 qualifier

The Macedonian basketball team lost 92:84 to Italy in a European 2022 Championship qualifier that was played in Perm. The two teams were evenly tied in the first quarter and then Macedonia took the initiative, and maintained a solid lead, up to eight points. Nenad Dimitrijevic was especially strong on...

Sport 30.08.20 | 14:06

Idze wins his first points in the TCR series after a good showing at Imola

Macedonian touring car racer Igor Stefanovski – Idze won the third place in the TCR series race held at the Imola track in Italy, and was later advanced to second place. Stefanovski ran out of the track during the first race but during the second race was able to fend off challenges from several...

World 19.06.20 | 19:04

Coronavirus was present in Italy in December, study says

The novel coronavirus appears to have been circulating in Italy two months before the first cases were detected, a study of waste water samples from the cities of Milan and Turin showed. Traces of the virus were found in waste water collected back in December, researchers at Italy’s National Health...

World 15.06.20 | 11:34

Conte needs help of Visegrad Four

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte constantly criticises the Italian right, yet now wants them to help to gain the support of the Visegrad Four countries for EU funding. However, the right-wing parties in the opposition are reluctant to join his plan, but prefer a national coalition instead, the V4 news agency...

Balkans 09.06.20 | 18:20

Italy is pleased that Macedonia and Albania will start negotiations with the EU

The European Union’s decision to start accession negotiations with Macedonia and Albania is a historic one, said Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio after Tuesday’s meeting with Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias, MIA reports from Athens. The Western Balkans’ European perspective was among the...

Macedonia 06.06.20 | 14:29

Macedonian infection rates have approached peak Italian numbers

With 180 newly infected patients in a single day, Macedonia is approaching Italian numbers from the peak of the crisis, said former Minister and businessman Antoni Peshev. In a social media comment, Peshev compared the populations of Macedonia and Italy, which shows that 180 newly infected in a single...

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...

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