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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...

World 03.10.19 | 15:40

V4: Migrant attacks young woman in Italy

A migrant has brutally assaulted a young woman in an underpass in a central Italian town. The attack was recorded by a surveillance camera, V4 news agency reported. A video shared by opposition Lega party chief Matteo Salvini shows a migrant trying to stop a young woman in an underpass in the Central...

Economy 04.09.19 | 20:01

Sad but true: 12 buses from Eastern Macedonia leave for Italy in one day

A reportage of the “Infomax” news portal from Delcevo. A sad picture that is seen daily in Eastern Macedonia, where people, both young and old, are moving away in search of a better life. In just one day 12 buses left for Italy from Delcevo.

World 29.08.19 | 13:49

Italian president gives Conte mandate to form new government

The Italian prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, has said now is the time to “turn a crisis into an opportunity” after accepting a fresh mandate to try to form a new government that could mark a turning point in Itay’s fractured relations with the EU, Guardian reported. President Sergio Mattarella...

Macedonia 12.08.19 | 09:50

Milososki: Diplomatic scandal with Italy!

MP Antonio Milososki reacted on Facebook to the insults directed at Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini and former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for being klepto-fascists, saying that it is a major diplomatic scandal and degradation of the Italian ambassador in the country. Diplomatic...

World 10.07.19 | 23:30

Italy struck by hail the size of oranges, a tornado and beach fire

Hail the size of oranges has injured 18 people in an Italian Adriatic city, while a blaze in Sicily forced beach-goers to flee. Italian news agency ANSA quoted hospital officials in Pescara as saying that the hailstorm caused cuts and bruises, especially on the head. WOW!!! BRUTAL #hailstorm with huge...

World 03.01.19 | 10:49

Italian security van torn by criminals; 2 million euros stolen

Thieves used mechanical diggers on Wednesday to prise open an armored van on a highway in southern Italy and made off with more than 2 million euros ($2.3 million) in cash, police said, Reuters reports. The blue security van had left the city of Bari and was carrying pensions to be distributed in post...

World 25.12.18 | 09:50

Italy’s Mount Etna erupts amid dozens of tremors

Italy’s Mount Etna, Europe’s highest and most active volcano, erupted on Monday, sending a huge column of ash into the sky and causing the closure of Catania airport on Sicily’s eastern coast, Reuters reports. A chain of around 130 earth tremors have rocked the volcano since around 0800 GMT on...