Tag: Macedonia
Balkans 01.06.20 | 19:10

Bulgaria lifts quarantine for arrivals from Macedonia

Quarantine for people who arrived to Bulgaria from the EU, Serbia and Macedonia between May 20 and 31 and who have not been in contact with COVID-19 patients is lifted under an order by Health Minister Kiril Ananiev on Monday. Quarantine remains in place for all individuals who entered Bulgaria between...

Balkans 29.05.20 | 19:00

Macedonian citizens allowed to visit Greece starting June 15

Macedonia is one of the 29 European countries whose citizens will be allowed to enter Greece starting June 15, MIA reports from Athens. As previously reported, foreign tourists would not be required to undergo coronavirus tests, but the Greek government has reserved the right for random testing. The...

Macedonia 18.05.20 | 19:54

EU: Macedonia to step up efforts to fight corruption, strengthen rule of law and transparency

The EU and the Western Balkans will hold the Economic and Financial Dialogue on Tuesday, which is to focus primarily on the socio-economic consequences from the crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, MIA reports from Brussels. The draft-conclusions of the Council of the EU regarding Macedonia note...

Macedonia 06.05.20 | 13:18

Macedonia continues to be considered a hybrid regime in transit, according to the latest Freedom House report

Despite little progress in the areas of independent media and the electoral process, the Macedonia remains considered a hybrid regime in transit, according to a recent Freedom House report entitled “Nations in Transit.”   The report notes that democracy has declined across the region,...

Macedonia 29.04.20 | 15:50

21 Covid-19 new cases, 2 patients die, 38 recover

The Ministry of Health informed that today the Institute of Public Health registers 38 recovered patients in: Skopje-19, Tetovo-3, Struga-9, Bitola-4 and Gostivar-3. A 50-year-old patient from Skopje, who was hospitalized on April 6 and was on ventilator for 17 days, died at the Clinic for Infectious...

Macedonia 29.04.20 | 10:20

Macedonia with highest number of Covid-19 deaths in the region! Will someone do something about it?

With a total of 71 Covid-19 deaths, or 34 deaths per 1 million inhabitants, Macedonia is an absolute infamous champion in the Western Balkans region compared to all neighboring countries. Macedonia is the runner-up (behind Serbia) in terms of the total number of cases per 1 million inhabitants –...

Macedonia 27.04.20 | 12:47

Macedonia ranked third in the region according to number of coronavirus deaths

Compared to other countries in the region, Macedonia is third on the list of coronavirus-related deaths and cases, but also according to the tests performed so far. Deaths per million inhabitants: Slovenia 39 Turkey 33 Macedonia 30 BiH 18 Serbia 18 Greece 13 Croatia 13 Montenegro 11 Albania 10 Bulgaria...

Macedonia 24.04.20 | 15:50

EU confirms that Bulgaria’s request for Macedonia has been included in the final conclusion

The European Union made a statement on Bulgaria’s request that the start of Macedonia’s negotiations be conditioned with giving up the Macedonian language and minority. Peter Stano, EU foreign policy spokesman told “Republika” that the Council had decided to open accession negotiations...

Macedonia 24.04.20 | 12:52

Austrian Parliament publishes the EU document in which Bulgaria requires our country to give up Macedonian language and minority

The Austrian Parliament’s website has published the official documents regarding the EU enlargement and the March 25 conclusions on the date for negotiations for Macedonia and Albania. According to these documents, it is clear that Bulgaria’s request has become part of the EU enlargement...

Macedonia 23.04.20 | 17:21

Following criticism, EU will distribute EUR 66 million assistance to Macedonia

The assistance for Macedonia that was announced Wednesday and includes generators, family tents, mattresses, blankets, etc, was granted via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, the Delegation of the European Union to Macedonia said in a press release Thursday. EU assistance for the country in dealing with...

Macedonia 15.04.20 | 15:22

One dead, 12 recovered and 66 new Covid-19 cases registered in Macedonia, total tally rises to 974

The Ministry of Health informed that the test result of a patient who died two days ago at the “8 September” hospital, came back positive for the coronavirus today. The 76-year-old patient from Skopje was hospitalized with the symptoms of the virus. According to the final confirmation of...

Macedonia 08.04.20 | 18:21

Macedonia receives medical aid from Turkey

A Turkish military plane carrying medical equipment to Macedonia, to help in the fight against the coronavirus, arrived at the Skopje airport Wednesday afternoon. In line with the donation agreement between the two countries, the aid from Turkey includes 50,000 medical face masks, 1000 protective bodysuits,...

Macedonia 01.04.20 | 19:50

Macedonia also joins EU sanctions against Turkey?

Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania, Iceland and Armenia have joined EU sanctions against Turkey’s unauthorised drilling activities in the free trade zone of the Republic of Cyprus, the High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell said in a statement in Brussels. The Candidate Countries Macedonia,...

Macedonia 30.03.20 | 15:55

Macedonia’s flag raised at NATO headquarters in Brussels

A flag-raising ceremony to mark the accession of the Republic of Macedonia to NATO took place at NATO Headquarters in Brussels on Monday afternoon. The anthem of the Republic of Macedonia was played during the flag raising. Before the solemn flag-raising ceremony, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg...

Macedonia 22.03.20 | 13:05

Number of COVID-19 cases in Macedonia rises to 114

29 new coronavirus cases have been registered in the country by 12 pm, increasing the number of total number cases to 114. New cases per city: Skopje (22), Stip (3), Debar (2), Kumanovo (1) and Ohrid (1). According to the place of residence, so far cases of COVID-19 have been registered in: Skopje (65),...

Macedonia 20.03.20 | 15:41

Macedonia to officially become 30th NATO member next week

Macedonia today is depositing its instrument of ratification to the NATO Accession Protocol as all member states have deposited the instruments of ratification to the Office of Treaty Affairs, PM Oliver Spasovski said in a Facebook post on Friday. NATO has formally informed us that all allies have completed...

Macedonia 17.03.20 | 13:53

Spanish Senate unanimously ratifies NATO Accession Protocol

The Spanish Senate ratified Macedonia’s NATO Accession Protocol at Tuesday’s session. The vote took place by video-link due to the coronavirus situation in the country. The Spanish Senate unanimously ratified the Protocol. On behalf of the Government and the Macedonian citizens, let me extend my...

Macedonia 17.03.20 | 12:56

26 coronavirus cases confirmed in Macedonia

A total of 26 coronavirus patients have been confirmed in Macedonia by 12 pm today, the Health Ministry informed. The Ministry of Health informs that today the number of people with coronavirus in the country by 12 pm is 26 people. This morning 10 patients were tested. The three patients tested positive,...

Macedonia 17.03.20 | 10:43

Senate of Spain to ratify Macedonia’s NATO Accession Protocol

The Senate of Spain is set to hold a plenary session today to vote on the ratification of Macedonia’s NATO accession protocol, after which the country will soon become an official member of the Alliance. The senators will vote for Macedonia to become a full-fledged NATO member via video conference...

Macedonia 11.03.20 | 23:11

US Department of State releases report on Macedonia: High-level corruption main issue

The U.S. Department of State released Wednesday the 2019 report on human rights practices for Macedonia. High-level corruption and violence against LGBT individuals are noted as major issues, and it praises the government’s commitment to a independent judiciary. The report notes progress in media...

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