Tag: Skopje
Macedonia 25.03.20 | 18:58

Judges insist that trials of opposition officials and activists must continue despite the epidemic

Criminal trials in the Skopje courthouse, many of which are part of the campaign of the ruling SDSM party against the opposition, have been ordered to continue despite the coronavirus epidemic. Court President Ivan Dzolev ordered that the so-called “Titanic” trial, one of the many politically...

Macedonia 23.03.20 | 15:36

Reductions in public buses in Skopje has made them greatly overcrowded

Authorities in the city of Skopje failed miserably in handling the public transportation issues. Buses have been reduced greatly, in line with the calls on the public to self-isolate, but as many citizens are still forced to go to work as essential personnel, this means that those buses that do come...

Macedonia 21.03.20 | 16:06

49 Covid-19 cases are from Skopje, 30 from Debar

More than half of those infected with coronavirus are from Skopje. According to information on the map for monitoring the Covid-19 situation in the country, 49 of the cases positive for the virus are from Skopje. 30 of the 85 confirmed cases are from Debar, two from Stip, two from Kavadarci, one from...

Macedonia 19.03.20 | 09:49

Last passengers before the lock-down arrive to Skopje from Basel

A flight from Basel, Switzerland was the last to land at the Skopje airport for the time being. The plane landed on Wednesday evening and at midnight the airport closed for passenger aircraft, as part of the measures meant to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Several previous flights had people...

Macedonia 18.03.20 | 16:52

Mass coronavirus tests to be conducted in Struga and Skopje

Early detection of the disease is important in order not to burden the health system, Health Minister Venko Filipce said at Wednesday’s press conference, announcing that screenings are being carried out in Debar, Struga and Skopje. Early detection, screening according to epidemiological indications,...

Macedonia 18.03.20 | 12:53

Four new corona cases in Macedonia, 35 in total

Four patients were diagnosed with the coronavirus, the Healthcare Ministry informed, bringing the total of cases in Macedonia to 35. All the new cases are from Skopje and all patients are considered stable. The passengers on a plane that landed from Brussels yesterday, where several passengers had flu-like...

Macedonia 18.03.20 | 09:51

Skopje airport closes at midnight

The Skopje airport will close at midnight, as part of the measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Macedonia’s other airport, located in Ohrid, was closed earlier this week, as were most land border crossings. The remaining four crossings closed yesterday. Most flights planned to land in...

Macedonia 17.03.20 | 19:27

Skopje court will greatly reduce the civil cases workload

As many venues of public life grind to a halt because of the coronavirus, the Skopje civil cases court announced today that it is restricting its work. The court will only hear urgent cases such as those that deal with child protection, commitment of individuals to hospitals, testaments, registration...

Macedonia 16.03.20 | 20:01

Skopje cafes are now empty but the parks are full of retirees

Lifestyle under the coronavirus epidemic in the Macedonian capital Skopje has changed over the past few days. If school children used the opportunity of their unexpected spring break to fill the cafes and their parents flocked to the near-by restaurants last week, the establishments are now empty on...

Macedonia 16.03.20 | 17:23

Skopje airport asks passengers to use the available disinfecting stations

Skopje’s airport operator TAV Macedonia urged passengers and visitors to keep a high level of personal hygiene and use the disinfectants made available at the airport. Several disinfecting stations are put in place throughout the airport, which is also being scrubbed three times a day to stop...

Macedonia 13.03.20 | 17:25

Two Algerian citizens arrested after a late night police chase in Skopje

Two Algerian citizens were arrested overnight, when they refused to stop to a police patrol in Skopje. The two were driving in a stolen car with Veles licence plates around 3:40 in on Friday morning in the Aerodrom district of Skopje. Police officers signaled them to stop, but the Algerians tred to flee....

Macedonia 06.03.20 | 11:06

Rapist arrested after hiding in the woods west of Skopje for a year

A rapist who attacked a close family member a year ago, was arrested in the woods of the Matka canyon, west of Skopje. The man was hiding in an improvised mountain hut for a year to avoid arrest. Police located and arrested him on the between Thursday and Friday. They shared a video of the arrest.

Macedonia 06.03.20 | 10:21

Two armed robberies in Skopje

Armed robbers attacked a gas station in Skopje’s Butel district late yesterday evening. The attackers fired a bullet in the air as a warning to the employees before grabbing the money from the register. They then fled in the car they came in. The same evening, in Dracevo east of Skopje, an armed...

Macedonia 25.02.20 | 10:14

Patient treated in Skopje does not have the coronavirus

A patient who was suspected of having the coronavirus was treated in the main Skopje clinic yesterday. Following the tests, it was determined that the patient does not have the virus. Officials from the Healthcare Ministry informed that they have a crisis team put in place and are implementing recommendations...

Macedonia 15.02.20 | 22:02

Albanian citizen attacked a French border agent at the Skopje airport

A French border agent deployed at the Skopje airport was attacked by an Albanian citizen after he refused his request to fly to Barcelona. The incident occurred when an Albanian family tired to fly to Spain to seek treatment for their child. Albanian citizens have visa free travel to most EU member states,...

Macedonia 15.02.20 | 14:00

Two young men killed in a brutal armed attack on a casino near Skopje

Two young men were killed early this morning during an armed robbery in a casino near Skopje. The attack happened at the northern exit from Skopje. Four armed attackers entered the casino and opened fire. They shot a 22 year old man from Kosovo, identified by the police as V.H., killing him on the spot....

Macedonia 29.01.20 | 18:11

Two security agency employees arrested for the Skopje City Mall bomb threat

Two young men were arrested for making a false bomb threat against the Skopje City Mall, which prompted the evacuation of Macedonia’s largest mall. Both are 19 and are employed in security agency, the police informed. Their motives are still unclear. It took several hours for the police to determine...

Macedonia 29.01.20 | 17:03

New law would ban Skopje citizens from disconnecting from the central heating system

The DUI party proposed that Skopje citizens who want to disconnect their central heating service, would be allowed to do so only if they prove that their alternative source of heating is energy efficient. This amendment, proposed by DUI’s Artan Grubi, was accepted by the European Affairs Committee...

Macedonia 29.01.20 | 16:26

Skopje man dies of malaria following a trip to Ghana

A man from Skopje has died of malaria, which he contracted during a trip to Ghana. The Center for public health reported that the 35 year old man was a public sector employee who was sent to Ghana on business. There he apparently contracted the deadly disease. He sought treatment after his return but...

Macedonia 28.01.20 | 18:43

Girl, 15, found with a gunshot wound to the head in Skopje

A fifteen year old girl from Skopje was taken to the Mother Teresa clinic yesterday with a gunshot wound to the head, the police confirmed today. The girl was found by her 18 year old brother, who said that their father’s gun was next to the girl. The police is still investigating the cause of...

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