Tag: Spain
World 25.05.20 | 18:40

Spain to lift quarantine for foreign tourists from July 1

Spain will lift a requirement for foreign tourists to undergo a two-week quarantine from July 1, the government said on Monday in a statement, Reuters reports. Under current restrictions, visitors from abroad must isolate themselves for two weeks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Foreign Minister...

Macedonia 19.03.20 | 11:52

Spain sends the Macedonian NATO membership ratification instrument to D.C.

Spain is going to deposit its ratification document of the Macedonian NATO protocol to the US State Department tomorrow, and this should conclude the exhausting process of bringing Macedonia into NATO. Spain was the last NATO member state that ratified the protocol, the delays due to the Spanish political...

Macedonia 18.03.20 | 20:10

150 Macedonian citizens allegedly stuck in Barcelona, with only 16 reported at the Embassy

Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov tonight urged Macedonian citizens stuck abroad because of the situation with the coronavirus to immediately report at the nearest diplomatic and consular missions in order to help them return to the country. Dear Macedonian citizens who are currently abroad, especially...

News 17.03.20 | 21:57

Spanish King Felipe signs Macedonia’s NATO accession protocol

The King of Spain Felipe VI signed the accession protocol of Macedonia to NATO, which was ratified by the emptied out Congress earlier today. Given that Spain was the last NATO member that hadn’t ratified the protocol, this means that it will now be deposited in Washington, and Macedonia will be...

Macedonia 17.03.20 | 10:43

Senate of Spain to ratify Macedonia’s NATO Accession Protocol

The Senate of Spain is set to hold a plenary session today to vote on the ratification of Macedonia’s NATO accession protocol, after which the country will soon become an official member of the Alliance. The senators will vote for Macedonia to become a full-fledged NATO member via video conference...

World 10.03.20 | 23:41

Spanish Senate closes down due to coronavirus: Vote on Macedonia’s NATO accession protocol postponed

The Spanish Senate, following the decision of Congress, suspended all planned activities for the next seven days. The reason for this decision is to protect against the coronavirus, after the secretary general of Spain’s far-right Vox party, who is a member of Congress, tested positive for the...

Macedonia 27.02.20 | 14:16

Spanish Congress of Deputies ratifies NATO Accession Protocol

The Congress of Deputies, the lower house of the Spanish Parliament, ratified Macedonia’s NATO Accession Protocol early on Thursday. The lower house in Madrid, ratified the NATO accession protocol this morning with 279 votes IN FAVOR and 1 against! Muchas Gracias! Next and last stop: The Senate…...

World 25.02.20 | 23:14

Coronavirus: First case confirmed in mainland Spain as virus outbreak reported across Europe

Four more people have been confirmed dead in Italy, bringing the total in the country to 11 as the coronavirus continues to spread across Europe, Independent reported. Switzerland and Croatia announced their first case and Austria declared its first two cases, who were Italians living close to the...

Macedonia 14.02.20 | 11:04

Sekerinska now says that Spain will ratify Macedonia’s NATO accession in early March

Despite optimistic expectations that the ratification of Macedonia’s NATO accession is just around the corner, Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska now says that it could happen in early March. All NATO member states, except Spain, ratified Macedonia’s NATO accession, and the Macedonian Parliament...

Macedonia 04.02.20 | 15:45

Pendarovski in Poland: I expect Spain to ratify Macedonia’s NATO accession protocol next month

President Stevo Pendarovski expects the ratification of the country’s NATO Accession Protocol in the Spanish Parliament to be completed next month. Pendarovski, who is paying an official visit to Poland, noted that “if going according to plan when it comes to political developments, the process...

World 15.01.20 | 09:42

One dead, six injured in explosion at chemical facility in Spain

One person has died in an explosion at a chemical facility in Tarragona in north-eastern Spain. A total of six other people were injured in the incident, Catalonia’s Interior Minister Miquel Buch said on Tuesday, without revealing the identity of the victim. The company said one other person was missing,...

Macedonia 07.01.20 | 16:45

With a Spanish Government in place, Macedonia expects to have its NATO accession fully ratified

Socialist Pedro Sanchez was re-elected as Prime Minister of Spain, after the narrowly divided Congress approved him by a majority of two votes. Sanchez and his coalition partner Podemos had to count on other parties abstaining from the session to achieve their slim majority. Among those parties that...

Macedonia 03.01.20 | 15:53

Parliament prepares to ratify Macedonia’s NATO protocol without waiting on Spain

A proposal to ratify the NATO accession protocol was sent by the outgoing Government to the Macedonian Parliament. Macedonia is still waiting on Spain to ratify the protocol in order to become a fully fledged NATO member, but because of the political crisis in Spain this move has been delayed. Given...

Macedonia 21.12.19 | 12:26

Silvija Stojanovska was not involved in the cocaine submarine transport, her daughter claims

Jana Stojanovska, daughter of actress Silvija Stojanvoska who is now charged with assisting the shipment of three tons of cocaine destined for the UK, insists that her mother is innocent, but that she can’t say the same about her partner. The mastermind of the cocaine shipment, which was found...

Macedonia 20.12.19 | 19:35

Actress Sivlija Stojanovska reportedly did logistics for the huge cocaine submarine transport seized near Spain

More details are surfacing in the shocking news that Macedonian actress Silvija Stojanovska, widow of beloved actor Nenad Stojanovski and mother of their also actor daughters Ana and Jana, was charged with helping smuggle a huge quantity of cocaine into Europe. It’s still not clear what precise...

Macedonia 17.12.19 | 16:37

Milososki: We can’t keep waiting on Spain to ratify the NATO protocol

With the latest turn in the Spanish political drama, VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Antonio Milososki predicts that Macedonia can’t expect a speedy ratification of its NATO accession protocol. Spain is the last remaining NATO member that still hasn’t ratified the protocol, and the ruling...

Macedonia 05.12.19 | 17:01

Zernovski: Good news from Spain

Good news from Spain, Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Zernovski wrote Thursday on Facebook, noting that the constituent session of the lower house of the Spanish Parliament was held, with the new lawmakers being sworn-in. With 166 votes in the second round of voting, Meritxell Batet is re-elected President...

Macedonia 04.12.19 | 18:20

VMRO and AA propose that the NATO protocol is ratified immediately, without waiting for Spain

VMRO-DPMNE proposed that the Parliament ratifies Macedonia’s NATO accession protocol immediately, without waiting for Spain to complete the procedure, in order to avoid delays of either the April 2020 elections or of the NATO ratification. Spain still hasn’t ratified the protocol due to its...

World 11.11.19 | 11:09

Another inconclusive election in Spain as the Vox party more than doubles its number of seats

Spanish voters had another inconclusive elections, with the social-democrats winning the most votes, but losing a few seats and falling far short of the majority necessary to form a government, and the nationalists greatly increasing their representation. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez saw his PSOE party...

Macedonia 08.10.19 | 11:31

Spanish political crisis makes it nearly certain that Macedonia won’t join NATO in time for the London summit in December

Macedonia will most likely not join NATO in time for the December summit in London, as the political crisis in Spain prevented the ratification of the accession protocol. Most of the countries that were expected to possibly block Macedonia, primarily Greece, already went through the procedure. Spain...

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