Tag: Skopje
Macedonia 29.01.23 | 18:49

Macedonian and Bulgarian interior ministers to meet in Skopje, but they will not make statements to the media

Ivan Demerdzhiev, the Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister for Public Order and Security and Minister of Interior, will be paying a working visit to the Ministry of Interior, where he will meet with Minister Oliver Spasovski, the Ministry of Interior informed. According to the press release of the Minister...

Macedonia 14.01.23 | 15:42

Dzhambazki in Skopje: I will not allow denationalization of Bulgarians in Macedonia

The Bulgarian MEP and co-president of VMRO-BND, Angel Dzhambazki, attended today in Skopje the commemoration of the 95th death anniversary of the Macedonian revolutionary Mara Buneva, during which flowers were laid on her memorial on the Vardar quay. Dzhambazki, with a megaphone, addressed hundreds of...

Macedonia 11.01.23 | 11:43

State Department Counselor Chollet arrives in Skopje, what messages will he convey?

The Counselor of the U.S. Department of State, Derek Chollet, arrived in Skopje this morning, where he was welcomed by Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski in front of the government plateau. Chollet and Kovacevski will discuss several issues, including energy, the economy and the fight against corruption. The...

Life News 09.01.23 | 16:08

Skopje is the sixth most polluted city in the world

Air pollution in Skopje was very high this morning. On the list of capitals and largest cities in the world, just before 11 am today Skopje was ranked sixth in the world according to the air quality index (out of 175), that is, according to pollution. In first place is India’s capital and most...

Health 04.01.23 | 14:41

Another liver, kidney and bone tissue transplant performed at Skopje surgical clinics this morning

This morning, another liver transplant, then kidney and bone tissue transplants were performed at the Surgical Clinics, the Ministry of Health informed. The organ harvesting started early this morning at the Surgical Clinics, after yesterday afternoon the family of a brain-dead patient gave their consent...

Macedonia 03.01.23 | 20:48

Dense fog disrupts air traffic – one pilot gave up after a dozen attempts to land in Skopje

Dense fog over the capital Skopje continues to cause serious problems for air traffic. A plane from Hamburg tried a dozen times to find the best approach to the Skopje airport today, before giving up and heading to Pristina. Flight radar sites showed the drama over the city as the WizzAir pilot circled...

Macedonia 28.12.22 | 09:16

Anti-pollution measures lifted in Skopje

The recommendations and measures introduced due to rising air pollution in Skopje were lifted, including free public transportation. The Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning announced yesterday that the average daily concentrations of PM10 particles in Skopje are below the defined alarm threshold,...

Macedonia 24.12.22 | 18:45

Skopje among the top 10 most polluted cities in the world today

Today, Skopje is among the top ten most polluted cities in the world, with 170 milligrams per cubic meter of PM 2.5 particles measured, according to what was published on the “IQair.com” website, which publishes the most polluted cities daily. There is no other city from the Balkans in the...

News 23.12.22 | 19:24

Cold wave causes large increase in air pollution in Skopje

Clinics in the capital Skopje are seeing a flood of new patients after the spike in air pollution. Skopje and other cities in Macedonia, where wood is often used as primary source of heating have a huge pollution problem each winter. The unusually warm weather postponed the crisis this year, but now...

Economy 23.12.22 | 08:42

Once a popular New Year destination, Skopje is now an afterthought

Tourist operators are protesting the unserious way in which the city of Skopje is approaching the New Year celebrations. The chaotic management of the city meant uncertainty over whether there will be a New Years’ Eve celebration at all – this event has drawn tourists from the region in past...

Macedonia 15.12.22 | 10:26

Still no sign of Christmas decorations in Skopje

Today it’s December 15, and there is still no sign of Christmas decorations in Skopje. The mayor, Danela Arsovska, refuses to answer the journalists’ questions about when the decoration will begin, or what it will be like. She says she will inform about it at a press conference, but she does...

Macedonia 09.12.22 | 22:21

Young woman found dead in Skopje

A 31 year old woman from Skopje’s Micurin district was found dead yesterday evening. The victim, identified by the police as M.M., as found in her apartment. There were no visible signs of violence, but the police is investigating the case.

Macedonia 04.12.22 | 19:34

Traffic chaos expected again in Skopje early Monday

The Ministry of Internal Affairs informs the public that tomorrow due to the announced protest of private bus transporters, starting at 6 am, Skopje police officers will take measures for a special traffic regime at various intersections across the city. The Department of Internal Affairs Skopje urges...

Macedonia 04.12.22 | 13:59

Mickoski with a solution for Skopje public transport: Instead of shady deals at secret meetings, let Arsovska and Kovacevski ask for a discount for the million-dollar oil contract that they all had before and there will be money for bus transporters

My message to both the mayor and Kovacevski is that when they meet at those secret meetings in the Government, they should agree on essential things that will help the bus transporters, because that’s how they help the people of Skopje. The chaos that is happening frustrates all those people, makes...

Macedonia 28.11.22 | 12:28

Private bus companies jointly park their buses at intersection near “Mavrovka”, Skopje blocked

As they announced, the private bus companies blocked Monday an intersection near “Mavrovka” and the courthouse in Skopje. This continues the strike due to the unpaid debt by the City of Skopje and the refusal to pay or find any solution by mayor Danela Arsovska. The chaos that was caused...

Macedonia 27.11.22 | 16:37

Skopje faces gridlock as bus companies plan protests over the city’s growing debt

The citizens of Skopje should prepare for a major traffic gridlock tomorrow, as the privately owned bus companies announce blockades and protests. This is the result of the collapsing city governance, as Mayor Danela Arsovska is antagonizing the VMRO-DPMNE party, on whose ticket she was elected, and...

Macedonia 21.11.22 | 11:24

Skopje wakes up to chaos: Traffic jam, no buses, several main boulevards under reconstruction…

There is a traffic jam this morning on several roads throughout the city of Skopje. The private buses of “Sloboda Prevoz” do not operate, and the reconstruction of several main boulevards across the city makes it even more crowded, causing traffic to run on one or two lanes. Residents of...

Macedonia 14.11.22 | 12:43

Rama: We should not wait for the end of the war to work on the future

There is no other path in facing challenges and difficulties in the region – from climate change to conventional warfare – than cooperation, creation of new synergies and adapting in a situation where we are very small but have a lot to do for each other, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama told a joint...

Economy 28.10.22 | 12:37

Nikoloski asked EU to finance the construction of a high-speed railway from Skopje to Thessaloniki

The vice-president of VMRO-DPMNE Aleksandar Nikoloski, who is participating in a series of events in Brussels dedicated to the situation in Europe, asked the European Union to finance the construction of a high-speed railway from Skopje to Thessaloniki. In his address at a session organized by the European...

Macedonia 24.10.22 | 16:57

What demands will there be now?: Von Der Leyen to visit Skopje on Wednesday

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is starting on Wednesday a visit to the Western Balkans, with the main message being the EU’s commitment to the region’s European integration, MIA’s Brussels correspondent reports. After the meetings in Skopje, von der Leyen will travel to Pristina...

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