Tag: Skopje
Macedonia 05.12.19 | 11:51

Water bills in Skopje to go up by 20 percent

Water utility prices in Skopje are going up by a fifth – 20 percent – starting with the incoming November bills. Skopje city council approved the hefty increase in water prices, insisting that the extra money will be used to maintain the parks, which were devastated in this year’s summer...

Macedonia 03.12.19 | 19:22

First snow of the year falls in Skopje

After dusting in the mountains, the first snow of the season fell in Skopje. The wind and the snow mixed with rain helped reduce the air pollution problem in the capital somewhat. Macedonia had a very warm autumn which is now quickly turning into a proper winter, and with it the air pollution is quickly...

Macedonia 03.12.19 | 18:14

Another blackout hits downtown Skopje

Another major blackout hit the capital Skopje this evening for a third day in a row. Power is out in a large portion of the central Karpos district, including in two major healthcare providers – the 8th of September clinic and the Zan Mitrev privately owned clinic. Both are using generators to...

Macedonia 03.12.19 | 09:59

Skopje among top 5 most polluted cities in the world

The Macedonian capital again suffocates in extreme air pollution and one can barely breathe outside. According to the World Air Quality Index, Skopje is among the top 5 most polluted cities on the planet. Previously Skopje was in the third position on air pollution, and then in the fifth position.

Macedonia 02.12.19 | 20:45

Large portion of downtown Skopje left without electricity

An accident in a power station in central Skopje left a broad swathe of the city without power this evening. Affected regions include the downtown area, from Mt. Vodno to the Ilinden boulevard. The EVN electricity distribution company said that their large Kozle station is offline, which caused the defect....

Macedonia 18.11.19 | 10:45

Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde visits Skopje

Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde is paying Monday an official visit to Macedonia and is set to meet with Macedonian counterpart Nikola Dimitrov. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Linde will also hold meetings with President Stevo Pendarovski, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense...

Macedonia 15.11.19 | 11:39

City of Skopje chops down the beloved cherry trees along Maxim Gorki street

Skopje authorities ordered the chopping down of the dozen oriental cherry trees lining the Maxim Gorki street in downtown Skopje. The highly ornamental trees were beloved by the citizens, who would race to snap pictures near them during their short blossom season. The authorities say the trees were diseased,...

Macedonia 14.11.19 | 22:23

Pendarovski: All road signs in Greece still read “Skopje”

The technical deadlines of the Prespa Agreement will be put on hold until the start of accession negotiations with the European Union, President Stevo Pendarovski said in an interview with TV Telma’s “Top tema” show. Pendarovski: We may get a positive decision to start EU talks before...

Culture 13.11.19 | 12:04

Cinematheque to screen Skopje Secret Archives

In celebration of Skopje Liberation Day, Nov. 13, the first Macedonian production company, Vardar Film, will present its latest documentary project, titled Skopje Secret Archives, at a special screening at the Cinematheque. Vardar Film’s project aims to preserve and honor the material, spiritual and...

Macedonia 10.11.19 | 22:54

Father and son engineering duo say their filter can help stop air pollution in Macedonia

As air quality across Macedonia goes deep into unsafe territory again, with the start of the winter months, a father and son from Skopje are promoting their cheap filter that they say can prevent much of the air pollution caused by dirty heating fuels. Engineer Pando Petkovski demonstrated the system...

Macedonia 07.11.19 | 13:09

Skopje city hall asks the citizens to stop setting the new plastic containers on fire

The idea to introduce plastic garbage containers across Skopje proved as a bad one, as daily reports circulate about incidents in which they are set on fire. Two were burnt overnight, in Centar and in Cair – one of them from the new plastic containers which was fully destroyed. Eight were set on...

Macedonia 06.11.19 | 18:00

Former Skopje Mayor Koce Trajanovski blasts the sale of the new town hall

Former Skopje Mayor Koce Trajanovski condemned the decision by current Mayor Petre Silegov to sell the newly built town hall as a big mistake. Silegov announced the sale of the new, still unused building, to the Austrian EVN energy distributor for 12.7 million EUR, and said that he will use the money...

Macedonia 03.11.19 | 11:22

Vice-President of the French Senate Conway-Mouret to visit Skopje

Vice-President of the French Senate, Hélène Conway-Mouret, is set to visit Skopje on Monday, where she will meet with Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi, representatives of parliamentary bodies and parliamentary groups. Conway-Mouret’s visit, according to a statement of the Embassy of France, reflects...

Economy 31.10.19 | 15:11

Zaev: Electric trams to curb air pollution in Skopje

As several cities across the country, most notably Skopje and Kumanovo, are hit by spiking air pollution, seven-member teams were set up to coordinate all the inspectorates in the country, including the Ministry of the Interior. The goal is, as Prime Minister Zaev explained at Thursday’s Q&A...

Balkans 31.10.19 | 10:42

Varvitsiotis: We are against those who want to decouple Skopje and Tirana’s EU perspective

We are against those who want to decouple the two countries, those that never gained momentum or numerical majority in the European Council, said Greek Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, MIA reports from Athens. The Alternate Greek Foreign Minister briefed committee members...

Macedonia 30.10.19 | 09:57

Skopje air pollution worst in Europe

Skopje was the worst city in Europe in terms of air pollution overnight, and 6th worldwide, according to the AQI index. Citizens are beginning to fire up the wood and coal furnaces as temperatures are going down with the end of the unseasonably warm autumn we had so far. Other Balkan capitals such as...

Macedonia 28.10.19 | 18:06

Silegov says mayors of Aracinovo, Cucer Sandevo and Petrovec are to blame for air pollution in Skopje

Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov believes that some of the mayors of other municipalities around Skopje contributed to the enormous air pollution of the capital. He told Alfa that the local government could not cope with air pollution alone. This kind of public pressure will also have to be put on the mayors...

Macedonia 11.10.19 | 18:45

Plaque in honor of the children refugees from Aegean Macedonia was destroyed

The commemorative plaque in memory of the expulsion of tens of thousands of Macedonian children from Aegean Macedonia was smashed yesterday. The small monument is located opposite of the Macedonian Parliament building, in the center of the city. The plaque was placed in 1988, during the first meeting...

Macedonia 27.09.19 | 18:07

US Secretary of State Pompeo to visit Macedonia next week

The US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Italy, The Holy See, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Greece from October 1 to 6, US Department of State said in a press release. In Macedonia, Pompeo will meet with President Pendarovski, Prime Minister Zaev, and other government officials....

Macedonia 26.09.19 | 17:33

Skopje Council decides to auction its new town hall

The members of the Skopje Council voted today to sell the recently built office building that was built to finally relocate the city management from the decrepit wooden barracks built as a temporary measure following the 1963 earthquake. Mayor Petre Silegov explained the proposal by insisting that only...

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