Tag: Macedonia
Macedonia 17.09.20 | 14:06

World Bank: In terms of quality of learning, 11 years of schooling in Macedonia is only equivalent to 7.3 years

Young people in the Europe and Central Asia region are being provided with the opportunities needed to grow into productive adults, thanks to continued investments in health and education during their childhood and teenage years, says the latest update of the World Bank’s Human Capital Index (HCI),...

Macedonia 17.09.20 | 10:21

Bulgaria sets new terms for EU talks, accuses Macedonia of “ethnic engineering”

On six pages with long historical explanations for the “state anti-Bulgarian ideology” in Macedonia, Bulgaria sent an explanatory memorandum to the EU member states in anticipation of the decision to start negotiations with the Union. Official Sofia is seeking support for their position on...

Macedonia 15.09.20 | 19:08

Bulgaria starts blocking Macedonia’s accession negotiations with the EU

Bulgaria is blocking Macedonia as part of negotiations on a draft negotiating framework being discussed at EU Council’s Working Party on Enlargement and Countries Negotiating Accession to the Union, a working group of the EU Enlargement Council and countries negotiating accession. Bulgarian sources...

Macedonia 15.09.20 | 11:57

Over 700 new COVID-19 cases reported in Macedonia in the past week

A total of 8,353 COVID-19 tests were carried out from Sept. 7 to Sept. 13, which is a drop of 14.2 percent compared to the previous week. Of these, 705 COVID-19 positive cases were confirmed in 33 cities in the country, a drop of 10.8 percent compared to the previous week, shows a report. Most of the...

Macedonia 08.09.20 | 12:07

US extends Independence Day greetings to Macedonia

This year we congratulate Macedonia on becoming the 30th member of NATO, and we applaud your country’s commitment to regional and global peace and security that is reflected in this tremendous achievement, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says in a statement on Independence Day extending greetings...

Macedonia 26.08.20 | 22:29

Macedonia not among the countries that aligned with the EU position to extend sanctions against Russia

Macedonia is not on the list of countries that joined the EU decision to expand its sanctions regime toward Russia. According to the decision, the “restrictive measures” introduced toward Russia after the annexation of the Crimea are being extended for almost a year from now. The European...

Balkans 14.08.20 | 23:22

PCR tests required for Macedonian nationals upon entering Kosovo, announced border opening relates to customs procedures

Friday’s decision by the Kosovo government to open its borders with Macedonia, Albania and Serbia relates to the facilitation of certain customs procedures with these countries and not that the PCR tests for Macedonian nationals will be scrapped, a government official has told MIA. Halil Matoshi, Deputy...

Macedonia 12.08.20 | 16:47

Macedonia will not procure the Russian vaccine

The citizens of Macedonia will not be vaccinated with the first registered vaccine in the world against Covid-19, which was also received by the daughter of the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin. Regarding the Russian vaccine, the country is not in negotiations for the procurement of this vaccine,...

Macedonia 08.08.20 | 08:50

U.S. State Department places Macedonia under Level 3 travel advisory

The U.S. Department of State lifted on Thursday its Level 4: Do Not Travel advisory – the highest level of travel advisory urging U.S. citizens not to travel overseas due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As most of the countries in the world, Macedonia is placed under a Level 3: Reconsider Travel advisory. According...

Macedonia 06.08.20 | 10:56

Palmer: US expects new government of Macedonia to be a good and strong partner

The United States expects new government of Macedonia to be a good and strong partner, US Deputy Assistant Secretary and Special Representative for the Western Balkans Matthew Palmer said during the webinar organised by Balkan Insider in Washington, VOA’s Macedonian Service reports. Now is the time...

Life 05.08.20 | 14:10

New Lonely Planet video promotes active tourism in Macedonia

A two-minute promotional video featured on Lonely Planet’s travel advice website ranks Macedonia as one of the world’s top active tourism destinations. The video premiered earlier this week, as part of the “Daydream During Covid” series set to inspire global audiences to visit different destinations,...

Macedonia 30.07.20 | 20:39

Thimonier: France approved the negotiating framework for Macedonia

Emmanuel Macron gave the green light for the first intergovernmental conference. France has approved the negotiating framework, French Ambassador Christian Thimonier confirmed in an interview with TV 24. He says the framework is their child and a product of France’s demands for a new methodology....

Macedonia 28.07.20 | 23:12

Macedonia sending platoon to NATO’s Kosovo mission

The government at a session Tuesday adopted an information on Macedonia’s participation in the NATO-led international peacekeeping force in Kosovo (KFOR). The government tasked the Defence Ministry with taking measures and regulate all issues with the competent institutions of NATO and KFOR to send...

Macedonia 21.07.20 | 09:57

Black scenario: Macedonia will have less than a million inhabitants by 2100

The Lancet scientific journal published a study of 25 scientists on the movement of the population by 2100, in which the forecasts for Macedonia are far from positive. Depending on the scenario, the projections are that in 80 years from now Macedonia will have at least 920,000 inhabitants and  1,270,000...

Balkans 16.07.20 | 18:36

Albania’s President Ilir Meta congratulates Albanian parties on high representation in Macedonian Parliament

Albanian President Ilir Meta has extended a message of congratulations to Macedonia on administering free and democratic elections. Meta congratulated parties of ethnic Albanians on their result at the elections. Congratulations to North Macedonia on the free, democratic and competitive elections. Many...

Macedonia 13.07.20 | 21:37

Marijana Petir: I wish Macedonia elects politicians who will take care of the sovereignty and identity of the people

Macedonia is our friendly country where parliamentary elections will be held soon, the former MEP from Croatia and a great friend of Macedonia, Marijana Petir said on Monday. I wish the citizens of Macedonia to choose those politicians who will take care of the protection of the sovereignty of the state...

Economy 10.07.20 | 13:25

Greek products in Macedonia are imported with a declaration in () language

An empty space between two brackets. That’s the language in which Greek products are imported into Macedonia. The declarations of the products from Greece have the language labels of the countries where they are exported, the abbreviation of the country where those products are sold. But not in...

Economy 08.07.20 | 11:15

Mucunski: Macedonia must once again become a desired destination for foreign direct investment

Macedonia must once again become a desired destination for foreign direct investment that has the capacity to create thousands of new quality jobs. The Renewal project pledges for continuous implementation of reforms aimed at improving the business climate in line with World Bank recommendations, VMRO-DPMNE’s...

Macedonia 07.07.20 | 15:16

EU delivers face masks to Macedonia

The EU is delivering Tuesday further FFP2 masks to Macedonia, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia from rescEU – the common European reserve of medical equipment created to help countries affected by the coronavirus outbreak. While we observe positive evolutions of lower infection rates in some areas, more...

Macedonia 06.07.20 | 10:39

This is the last chance to save Macedonia, says Mickoski in a message to the disappointed

Not everyone is the same. We are different. This is a new time. This is the last chance to save Macedonia. Salvation of the country that our ancestors created, and it is our obligation to preserve it. A vote for the smaller parties is a vote for Zaev. Maybe we have some differences, but all of us are...

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