Tag: Serbia
Macedonia 01.04.21 | 13:37

20,000 Sputnik V vaccines arrive in Macedonia – second donation from Serbia

At Thursday’s press conference Zoran Zaev said that a second donation from Serbia consisting of 20,000 doses of the Russian “Sputnik V” vaccine has arrived in Macedonia. This is only the first shipment, another shipment of 20,000 vaccines is yet to arrive, he said. Zaev said that with...

Macedonia 29.03.21 | 20:12

Even Zaev regime officials go to Serbia to get vaccinated

Even members of the Zaev regime used the opportunity Serbia made to get vaccinated. Deputy Economy Minister Kire Kolemisevski (picture) and Zaev’s coalition partner Lile Popovska were among the Macedonian citizens who headed for Belgrade and Nish in Serbia to take the vaccine. Macedonian citizens...

Economy 29.03.21 | 10:58

2,000 Macedonian businesspeople get vaccinated in Serbia

At the initiative of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce within the WB6 CIF Chamber Investment Forum, some 2,000 businesspeople from the Economic Chamber of Macedonia received AstraZeneca vaccines this weekend in Nis, Serbia. This is the first such action. We organized it with the support of the Serbian...

Macedonia 28.03.21 | 11:16

Thousands of Macedonians head for Serbian vaccination sites again today, as Western countries scramble to repair the PR damage

Thousands of people were registered leaving Macedonia for Serbia today, for a second day, looking for vaccines. Serbia set up mass vaccination centers in Belgrade and Nish, and opened them for foreign citizens from countries who have no vaccines. News sites are reporting that due to the heavy influx...

Macedonia 27.03.21 | 10:09

Long lines at the Kumanovo border crossing, as Macedonians head to Serbia to get vaccinated

Long lines of cars and buses are reported on the Tabanovce border crossing between Macedonia and Serbia, as thousands of Macedonians are scrambling to get vaccines. Serbia is awash with vaccines from all manufacturers, while Macedonia has only been able to provide two token batches – one of them...

Macedonia 26.03.21 | 20:03

Does the government want to restrict the right to vaccination: Movement permits during curfew hours for citizens who will go to Serbia this weekend revoked

This afternoon, the police called all the citizens who obtained movement permit during Covid-19 measures this morning and who wanted to go to Serbia this weekend for vaccination, to inform them that their permit would not be valid, “A1On” reported. Until noon today, the Ministry of Interior...

Macedonia 26.03.21 | 14:27

Macedonian citizens flock to Serbia to get vaccinated

Social media in Macedonia are buzzing with people swapping information about getting vaccines in Serbia. Serbian authorities are awash with vaccines from various producers and are opening their mass vaccination site at the Belgrade Fairgrounds to foreign citizens, mainly from Macedonia, Bosnia and Montenegro. All...

Macedonia 25.03.21 | 16:50

No obstacle for Macedonian citizens to get vaccinated in Serbia if they receive proper confirmation, says Health Ministry

The Macedonian Ministry of Health says that there is no obstacle for Macedonian citizens to get vaccinated in Serbia or any other country, if they receive a proper confirmation. This position of the Ministry comes after a large number of citizens this weekend received appointments to get the AstraZeneca...

Macedonia 24.03.21 | 17:09

Serbia about to close one of the few borders that are still open for Macedonian citizens

Serbia – one of the few countries where Macedonian citizens could travel without a coronavirus test (or at all) – announced it will begin requiring the test. Alternatively, travellers who have taken both doses of a coronavirus vaccine, will also be allowed in. Like other countries in the...

Macedonia 23.03.21 | 21:01

After Macedonian journalists, police officers to get vaccinated in Serbia as well

The Independent Police Trade Union informed on Facebook that in cooperation with the twinned unions from Serbia, it is in the final phase of negotiations for the provision of vaccines for the members of the Union. The vaccination primarily of the members, but also of the other employees from the organizational...

Balkans 19.03.21 | 13:57

Serbs angry with Zaev: We give him vaccines, and his ministers ask Spain to recognize Kosovo

Serbian media are reacting to the lobbying of two key ministers in Zaev’s government, Artan Grubi and Bujar Osmani, for Spain to recognize Kosovo’s independence. Republika.rs comments that this is a knife in the back of Serbia and “gratitude” that the first aid for vaccines came...

Macedonia 11.03.21 | 09:30

Serbian citizens were involved in the scandalous Chinese vaccine deal

The growing scandal over the botched procurement of Chinese vaccines is spreading into Serbia. Yesterday it was revealed that the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine manufacturer backed out of the deal to provide 200,000 vaccines to Macedonia, after Macedonian Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce tried to insert...

Macedonia 09.03.21 | 20:34

Zaev: Serbia is neutral – that is why they were the first to procure vaccines

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said in an interview with TV Sitel that Serbia was the first to procure such a large number of vaccines because it is a country that is militarily neutral. We are complete in terms of European laws and we are a NATO member state. We are different from Serbia because that’s...

Macedonia 03.03.21 | 11:13

New Serbian Patriarch says he “will not show more or less understanding” than his predecessors in the dispute with Macedonia

Newly appointed Serbian Patriarch Porfirij said that he will work to resolve the dispute with the Macedonian Orthodox Church, but only in line with the clerical rules. The Serbian church does not recognize the independence of the Macedonian church and has blocked its full recognition by other eastern...

Balkans 25.02.21 | 10:13

V4: Left could hinder Serbia’s accession talks

The European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) adopted the 2019 and 2020 reports on Serbia at its session on Wednesday. The report was awaited with heightened interest, because the European Parliament last approved a document on the Western Balkan country in 2018. Unfortunately,...

Macedonia 24.02.21 | 14:00

MKD: Mijalkov made it to Belgrade while negotiating a deal with Zaev, an embassy got involved

The MKD.mk news site reports that Saso Mijalkov actually fled Macedonia on Sunday and made it to Belgrade, while negotiating his return with Zoran Zaev. The scandalous escape of the former security chief ended on Tuesday, when Mijalkov walked into the office of state prosecutors in Skopje, ending the...

Macedonia 24.02.21 | 13:54

LIVE: Serbia delivers second batch of its vaccine donation to Macedonia

The second batch of Pfizer vaccines donated by Serbia to Macedonia arrived at the Tabanovce border crossing. Serbia donated a total of 8,000 doses, and delivered 4,680 in the first batch. Live video of the ceremony is available here.

Macedonia 23.02.21 | 17:49

The second shipment of Pfizer vaccines from Serbia arrives on Wednesday

Serbian Minister of Health Zlatibor Loncar tomorrow will hand over the second shipment of “Pfizer” vaccines to the Macedonian Minister of Health Venko Filipce at the Tabanovce border crossing, the Ministry of Health informed. The event will take place at the Macedonian-Serbian border crossing,...

Balkans 18.02.21 | 17:25

Serbian church appoints Porfirij as its new Patriarch

The Serbian Orthodox Church appointed bishop Porfirij as its new Patriarch. His appointment comes after Patriarch Irinej died of the coronavirus, likely contracted while he attended the funeral of bishop Amfilohij. Serbian media are reporting that the new Patriarch, who used to lead the bishopric of...

Macedonia 14.02.21 | 11:08

Macedonia receives the first coronavirus vaccines – 4,680 Pfizer doses donated by Serbia

After weeks of delays, the Serbian donation of 4,680 doses of Pfizer coronavirus vaccines arrived to Macedonia this morning. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Prime Minister Zoran Zaev attended the ceremony at the Tabanovce border crossing. These is the first shipment of vaccines Macedonia has received...

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