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Macedonia 09.03.22 | 22:13

Working group on European cooperation to hold meeting in Sofia

Macedonia’s government delegation is set to visit Sofia on Thursday for a meeting of the working group on European cooperation – green transition and digital transformation, and the rule of law between Macedonia and Bulgaria. In the past period, the working group had coordination meetings to discuss...

Macedonia 11.02.22 | 18:46

Flights between Sofia and Skopje to begin on March 27

A regular flight from Sofia to Skopje will launch on March 27, conducted by the Bulgarian airline “GullivAir”, which is yet to define the price of plane tickets. Macedonian Government delegation, led by the Minister of Transport and Communications Blagoj Bocvarski, accompanied by a delegation from...

Macedonia 11.02.22 | 09:56

First direct flight Sofia – Skopje

Delegations from Bulgaria and Macedonia will be on board the first direct Sofia – Skopje passenger flight that is landing this morning. The line should be made permanent in March, operated by the Bulgarian Gulliver company. Introducing a direct link between the two capitals is one of the steps...

Economy 10.02.22 | 21:55

Bocvarski in Sofia: 1,500 annual permits for transport and construction of Strumica – Petric gas interconnector agreed

Macedonian delegation led by Minister of Transport and Communications Blagoj Bocvarski is paying a working visit to Sofia on Thursday for the second meeting of the working group on transport and infrastructure between Macedonia and Bulgaria. According to the Ministry of Transport and Communications,...

Economy 06.02.22 | 16:29

Direct flights between Skopje and Sofia expected to begin in March

The Bulgarian Guliver company is expected to launch direct flights between Skopje and Sofia in March, for the price of 50 EUR. This is one of the initiatives raised by the two Governments as they look for ways to defuse the bitter historic dispute. The first exploratory flight is expected on February...

Macedonia 25.01.22 | 20:12

Kovacevski after Sofia visit: Outstanding issues should be resolved as a whole

Outstanding issues should be resolved as a whole, which requires a certain framework, which in turn will be related to lifting of the veto by Bulgaria and holding the first intergovernmental conference of Macedonia with the EU, Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski told a press briefing for Macedonian reporters...

Macedonia 24.01.22 | 16:50

Macedonia delegation led by Kovacevski welcomed with highest state honors in Sofia

Macedonia’s government delegation led by Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski has arrived in Sofia on Monday where it was welcomed with highest state honors. Kovacevski and the government delegation were officially welcomed by Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov. The two prime ministers laid wreaths...

Macedonia 08.01.22 | 15:13

Change of tone from Sofia: PM Petkov wants to focus on the positive aspects of Macedonia’s future EU membership

Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov sent out a new optimistic message toward Macedonia, that he would like to focus on the positive results that would come from Macedonia’s future EU membership. The comment comes as Petkov prepares for his first visit to Macedonia, on January 18th. We need to...

Macedonia 28.12.21 | 09:02

The Besa bus was inspected by a company that employed untrained mechanics

The 360 outlet is reporting that a mechanical garage that was used to inspect the ill fated Besa Trans bus that crashed in Bulgaria in November with loss of 45 lives was closed a few days after the tragedy. But, the defects in its work were noted three and a half months earlier. According to the outlet,...

Macedonia 25.11.21 | 18:44

Passenger was saved by a luggage mix-up

A young passenger who went to Istanbul with the Besa company, and was supposed to board the ill fated bus that crashed and burned down south of Sofia, was moved to a different bus due to luggage mix-up. Xhafer Dolek had a seat on the bus that burnt down, but the hotel staff mistakenly put his bags in...

Macedonia 23.11.21 | 13:54

Mourners lay flowers outside Macedonia’s Embassy in Sofia

People have been laying flowers in front of Macedonia’s embassy in Sofia expressing condolences over the deadly bus accident early on Tuesday, which killed at least 45 passengers, MIA’s Sofia correspondent reports. Young women, who refrained from revealing their names, said they laid flowers because...

Macedonia 23.11.21 | 10:22

Filipce: Among the victims there are several members of a family, the youngest of whom is a 16-year-old girl

All seven injured passengers treated in the Sofia-based Pirogov hospital are in stable condition that is not life-threatening, said Health Minister Venko Filipce on Tuesday. After the visit to the hospital together with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Foreign Affairs Minister Bujar Osmani, Filipce emphasized...

Macedonia 14.10.21 | 18:58

Dimitrov: It is high time that Sofia takes responsibility

The Deputy Prime Minister in charge of European Affairs, Nikola Dimitrov, today addressed a panel as part of the second Western Balkans Summit organized by The Economist titled “Promoting Inclusiveness and Solidarity in Europe” in Skopje on Thursday. The main focus of the discussion was on the importance...

Football 19.07.21 | 09:13

“Macedonia is a Bulgarian country” banner displayed at football match in Sofia

The Bulgarian provocation towards Macedonia continues. At last night’s Super Cup match between CSKA Sofia and Ludogorets, Macedonia was the main topic for the fans of the “Armejci” as the hosts call themselves. There were chants against Macedonia and banners reading “Macedonia...

Balkans 14.02.21 | 13:41

Sofia Mayor banned annual march popular with neo-Nazi groups

Bulgarian authorities banned the so-called Lukov March, an annual event in Sofia that is popular with neo-Nazis. The march, held over the past decade, is in honor of general Hristo Lukov, who was killed by Communists in 1943. Sofia Mayor Jordanka Fandakova revoked the approval to hold the event, and...

Macedonia 02.02.21 | 19:53

Igor Spasov’s girlfriend reported him to the Bulgarian police

Former police officer Igor Spasov, sentenced to 14 years in prison for the horrific murder of 22 year old Martin Neskovski in 2011, was arrested owing to a police report made by his girlfriend. Spasov received lenient treatment from the Zaev regime after he was used to willify VMRO-DPMNE, and used it...

Macedonia 01.02.21 | 22:18

Former policeman who carried out the brutal murder of Martin Neskovski in 2011 and later fled from prison detained in Sofia

Bulgarian police has arrested former Macedonian police officer Igor Spasov, who carried out the horrific murder of 22 year old Martin Neskovski in 2011. The killing became a major political issue as the opposition SDSM party used wiretaps about it to spur its 2015 Colored Revolution, and the subsequent...

Macedonia 11.01.21 | 12:47

Macedonian Government remains silent about Buckovski’s latest visit to Sofia

The Macedonian Foreign Ministry remains silent about the diplomatic mission of Zoran Zaev’s personal envoy to Bulgaria, former Prime Minister and SDSM party leader Vlado Buckovski. Instead of Government sources, the Macedonian public is being informed by Bulgarian officials, mainly Defense Minister...

Macedonia 09.12.20 | 13:04

Buckovski arrives in Sofia: I come as a great friend of Bulgaria

The Special Representative of the Macedonian Government for Bulgaria, Vlado Buckovski, is paying Wednesday an official visit to Sofia. In a statement to BGNES, he said that he comes to this country with good will and as a great friend. During my stay, I will have meetings with Prime Minister Boyko Borisov,...

Macedonia 09.12.20 | 09:18

Buckovski to meet Karakachanov, Zaharieva, Borisov and Radev in Sofia

The special representative of the Government for resolving the misunderstandings with Sofia, Vlado Buckovski, is paying Wednesday his first official visit to Bulgaria. The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry informed that the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva is set to...

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