Tag: Macedonia
13.04.21 | 10:50

DEA: We continue to support Macedonia in the fight against drug trafficking

We continue to support Macedonia in detecting, preventing and dismantling organizations involved in drug trafficking, the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) told MIA last night. The DEA confirmed that agency officials were involved in an investigation of the Interior Ministry and the Basic Public...

17.03.21 | 10:54

While Macedonia sees worst mortality rate in the world last week, the government is preparing a census

Macedonia has seen the highest spike in Covid-19 deaths in the world in the last week, according to statistics released by the Bulgarian Ministry of Health. Our country has recorded 111 percent increase in deaths between March 9 and 15, followed by Jordan with an increase of 65.8 percent. According to...

11.03.21 | 20:03

Macedonia’s representative Vasil Garvanliev releases his Eurovision 2021 entry “Here I Stand”

Macedonia’s representative Vasil Garvanliev has now officially released his Eurovision 2021 entry “Here I Stand”. Vasil was ready to make his debut as a solo artist in Eurovision 2020 but the show got cancelled. He worked on the arrangement and production of his Eurovision 2021 entry alongside...

02.03.21 | 11:31

Zaharieva: The right to self-determination of Bulgarians in Macedonia is not recognized

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria, Ekaterina Zaherieva, told BNT today that it is unacceptable that the right to self-determination is not recognized in Macedonia in the 21st century. It is unacceptable in the 21st century for someone not to recognize the right to self-determination, she said. Answering...

18.02.21 | 11:44

Immunization in Macedonia starts with vaccination of 202 healthcare workers, 38 thousand people aged over 70 express interest in getting the shot

The Ministry of Health informs that so far 55,970 people expressed interest in Covid-19 vaccination through the “Vakcinacija.mk” website, while 29,209 people applied for vaccination through family doctors. Of this total, 38,000 people over the age of 70 have registered for vaccination. Immunization...

15.02.21 | 09:17

Not even the Prespa Agreement bans the use of “Macedonia”: Macedonians in Germany react

We call on the Macedonian government, instead of banning the use of the name “Macedonia”, to support the free expression of Macedonian citizens, and to further encourage the use of the name “Macedonia” because it is our centuries-old inherited historical name. Any ban is unacceptable...

11.02.21 | 14:30

The Justice Ministry began to refuse registration of organizations that have “Macedonia” in their name

The Justice Ministry has begun to refuse the registration of organizations that contain the name Macedonia. In a decision signed by Justice Minister Bojan Maricic, an organization that sought to register itself using the name Macedonia in its title was turned down and informed that, according to the...

04.02.21 | 12:18

US deploys a cyber unit to Macedonia

The United States has begun deploying its cyber units around the world, and they have already been deployed to Montenegro, Macedonia and Ukraine, informed the Deputy Director of the National Coordination Centre for Computer Incidents (NCCCI), Nikolay Murashov, Russian News Agency TASS reports. Under...

31.01.21 | 11:27

Macedonia has hit rock bottom, former SDSM member of Parliament warns

Former SDSM member of Parliament Mitre Veljanoski accused his own party and its leaader Zoran Zaev of failing to live up to any of the promises they made during their 2015 Colored Revolution. Veljanoski published an editorial for Plusinfo, a news site that was once also strongly supportive of Zaev but...

21.01.21 | 14:06

Brnabic: Macedonia can’t start immunization, hasn’t registered the vaccine and doesn’t have a vaccination plan

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, said on the show “Good Morning Serbia”, that her country has an agreement with Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on the Covid-19 vaccines. Vucic decided to help them with 8,000 doses. We help the Pfizer vaccines...

15.01.21 | 22:13

Macedonia joins sanctions against Belarus

Five European countries have joined EU’s sanctions against Belarus, including Macedonia. Candidate countries: Macedonia, Montenegro and Albania, as well as Iceland and Norway, which are part of the European Economic Area, join this decision of the Council (for sanctions), reads the statement the...

14.01.21 | 22:52

Sweden beats Macedonia 32:20

Sweden beat Macedonia 32:20 in its first match at the World Men’s Handball Championship in Egypt. The defense was weak, especially in terms of the pivot player game. Nikola Mitrevski kept the team in the game and the solid attack in a situation when the Swedes had a suspended player, when with Stoilov...

22.12.20 | 11:34

Bulgaria will donate part of the Covid-19 vaccines to Macedonia

The Republic of Bulgaria will donate to our country a part of each shipment of Covid-19 vaccines, which they bought directly from the manufacturers. This was decided this morning at a government session in Sofia, which was also attended by Macedonia’s Minister of Health Venko Filipce. With this...

21.12.20 | 10:51

Macedonia bans UK flights over new Covid-19 strain

The Ministry of Health informs that the General Coordination Crisis Headquarters has adopted new restrictive measures, ie a ban on flights from our country to and from the UK until the end of the year. Additionally, the measure for mandatory 14-day self-isolation for all citizens who will come to the...

04.12.20 | 22:55

Palmer: Dispute with Bulgaria should be resolved outside the EU accession process

The EU accession process should be based on principles, and Macedonia has made enough reforms to justify holding the first intergovernmental conference. The bilateral dispute with Bulgaria should be resolved outside the accession process, Matthew Palmer, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European...

23.11.20 | 15:14

No air quality improvement in Macedonia, according to the EC report

The European Commission presented Monday its regular report on the situation with air pollution in Europe, which includes the six countries from the Western Balkans, in which it is assessed that the situation is still unsatisfactory, MIA’s correspondent in Brussels reported. The health of the people...

18.11.20 | 22:14

State Department: Skopje and Sofia to resolve the dispute outside accession process

The United States urge Bulgaria and Macedonia to resolve outstanding bilateral disputes outside the accession process to achieve the shared goal – EU membership for Macedonia. We are clear in our desire to see Macedonia’s candidature enter the negotiating framework by the end of this year,...

17.11.20 | 21:46

Macedonia with highest number of corona infections and deaths per million inhabitants compared to neighboring countries

The latest data on the epidemiological situation show that the situation in the Republic of Macedonia is more than worrying. Namely, compared to the neighboring countries, it can be noticed that Macedonia breaks records, but only when it comes to new coronavirus cases and death. According to the data...

17.11.20 | 11:42

Macedonia has the highest Covid-19 mortality rate in both the Balkans and the EU

Statistics show that out of the countries in the region, Macedonia has the highest mortality rate. After Monday’s record high 40 deaths in one day, with a figure of 2.8%, Macedonia again has the highest mortality rate in the Balkans. Namely, the mortality rate is a percentage of deaths from the...

16.11.20 | 18:22

Germany to do everything for start of Macedonia’s EU accession negotiations, says Maas

Germany will do everything in its power to start Macedonia’s EU accession talks the German presidency by the end of the year, said German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in the address at a ceremony in Berlin where the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung 2020 Human Rights Award was awarded to Prime Minister...

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