Tag: Macedonia
Macedonia 23.01.20 | 12:48

Corruption: Macedonia and Albania ranked worst in the region

Macedonia is ranked 106th in the Transparency International’s ranking. On a scale of 0 to 100 points (0 – maximum corruption and 100 points – no corruption), the country has earned 35 points, which is two points less than last year. Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina are better than...

World 23.01.20 | 11:56

We changed our name, but we will not see Europe – ESI predicts that Western Balkan countries will not join EU before 2030!

If the methodology and pace of the process do not change, no Western Balkan country will join the Union before 2030, according to the latest study of the European Stability Initiative (ESI). The document quotes a 2010 statement by former German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer. Asked what “shape”...

Macedonia Other sports 23.01.20 | 11:26

Greek fans chanted against Macedonia at Australian Open: Police and security kicked them out of the tournament

A group of about 20 Greek fans went to Melbourne Park to cheer on Greece’s Maria Sakkari’s match against Japanese player Nao Hibino but they were evicted for nationalist chanting against Macedonia. The fans sang chants typical for football matches, and there were nationalist chants with...

Macedonia 20.01.20 | 18:06

European Council President to visit Macedonia

European Council President Charles Michel will pay a visit to Macedonia on Friday. He will arrive in Skopje from Tirana, where he will also meet with Albanian officials. Michel will hold meetings with senior officials of the country, where the new negotiation methodology, as well as the course of the...

Handball 14.01.20 | 20:18

Macedonia ends competition in EURO 2020 with defeat from Austria

Macedonia ended competition in EURO 2020’s preliminary round with a defeat from Austria 32:28 (18:12) in Vienna. In the match that meant all or nothing for Macedonia’s handball players, they suffered a catastrophic defeat, something that hasn’t happened in the past five continental...

Handball 10.01.20 | 23:14

Kire Lazarov scores winning goal at the last second in match against Ukraine

Macedonia beat Ukraine in the European Championship at the last second. Nikola Mitrevski with remarkable 14 saves is the hero of the Macedonian national team, along with the captain Kire Lazarov, who scored the winning goal.

Handball 10.01.20 | 10:53

Macedonia’s handball players open EHF Euro 2020 with match against Ukraine

Macedonia’s men national handball team begins its performance at the 2020 EHF European Men’s Handball Championship with the match against Ukraine tonight at 20:30h (broadcast on TV Telma). This is the sixth participation of the best Macedonian handball players at this championship. The...

Macedonia 08.01.20 | 22:03

Macron changes position, green light for Macedonia in May?

French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday after meeting with Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic in Paris that France would withdraw its enlargement reserves at the next EU Council in May if the European Commission drafts an enlargement methodology by the end of the month to address France’s...

Macedonia 16.12.19 | 19:33

Red alert: Extremely high air pollution in Macedonia

Tonight people in Macedonia can hardly breathe, all measuring stations are red, which means that the air pollution in the whole country is extremely high. Record 362 µg / m3 were measured in Strumica, while the Bitola measuring station showed a high concentration of PM particles as high as 242 µg /...

Macedonia 13.12.19 | 09:40

Greece is against decoupling, says Macedonia and Albania should get a date in package

The informal working breakfast of EU and Macedonian and Albanian foreign ministers, held in Brussels on Monday, at the initiative of Greece, according to Greek diplomatic sources, took place in a much better climate than previous informal meetings with European ministers in the framework of Greek efforts...

Macedonia 04.12.19 | 18:36

President Macron strongly rejects opening EU talks with Macedonia before his reforms are complete

French President Emmanuel Macron told the Macedonian Information Agency that France was not alone in blocking Macedonia from opening the UE accession talks in OCtober, but that he is willing to take the role of the “bad guy”. Speaking after the London NATO summit, Macron repeated his position...

Macedonia 04.12.19 | 14:56

UK fully supports Macedonia

The United Kingdom fully supports Macedonia and the country, by implementing reforms in line with NATO and EU values, rightfully has deserved its place in Euro-Atlantic democratic alliances, concluded the countries’ prime ministers Boris Johnson and Zoran Zaev at a meeting on the sidelines of the...

Macedonia 03.12.19 | 10:14

NATO Summit – Macedonia on the same table with NATO member-states

A delegation from Macedonia will sit Tuesday on the same table with leaders of NATO member-states at the Alliance summit in London. A government delegation led by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev is taking part December 3-4 at the summit observing NATO’s 70th anniversary. The Government delegation includes...

Macedonia 02.12.19 | 09:40

Pompeo: US deposits NATO protocol, waiting for Macedonia to become 30th member

The US has deposited its ratification on Macedonia’s NATO Accession Protocol, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo informed on Twitter. Pleased to announce the United States deposited its ratification of Macedonia’s NATO Accession Protocol. One step closer to welcoming Macedonia as NATO’s 30th Ally!,...

Macedonia 28.11.19 | 16:39

Manfred Weber: This is madness – Turkey negotiates with EU, and Macedonia cannot!

Former candidate for European Commission president and one of the most influential politicians in the EU, Manfred Weber, has asked Brussels even at the December summit to approve the start of negotiations with Macedonia. The influential German parliamentarian urged during the parliamentary debate in...

Macedonia 27.11.19 | 19:07

Macedonian ambassador to NATO to be appointed by London Summit

Macedonia will appoint an ambassador to NATO by the London Summit at the latest, Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska said on Wednesday. She also said that the Ministry of Defense had already issued an internal call for the position and that there was a list of potential candidates. We have a list of...

Macedonia 26.11.19 | 15:54

Greece is the third largest investor in Macedonia, aspiring to be the first

The support Macedonia continuously receives from Greece on its Euro-Atlantic integration road and the development of trade exchange and investment between the two countries were the topics of outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev’s meeting with the Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias during his official...

Macedonia 26.11.19 | 15:14

Macedonia to allocate EUR 100,000 initial assistance to Albania

At Tuesday’s session, the Government decided to allocate MKD 6 million as initial financial aid to address the consequences of the earthquake in Albania. In addition to the assistance to Albania, rescue teams of 30 experts have been already sent to Albania to participate in rescue operations and...

Macedonia 26.11.19 | 13:53

Macedonia offers condolences to Albania

Rescue teams and companies based in the region of Struga and Ohrid, western Macedonia, have been already dispatched to Albania to help after the devastating earthquake, whereas teams of doctors are waiting for instructions where to help, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev has said on Tuesday. Our country has...

Economy 25.11.19 | 10:48

While waiting the commission with Greece to start working, Macedonian wines from “North” are sold in German markets

Under the Prespa Agreement, Macedonia and Greece should form a joint commission to agree on the use of the brand name “Macedonia” in trade. That commission has not yet started working and no meeting has been held, although the deadline for finding a mutually acceptable solution is three...

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