Tag: vaccines
Macedonia 06.05.21 | 15:04

Corruption watchdog confirms that Zaev and Filipce paid 7.8 million USD to a shell company in a failed vaccine scheme

The Anti-Corruption Commission (DKSK) confirmed reports from VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski that the Healthcare Ministry paid 7.8 million USD to a shell company for the purchase of vaccines. The attempt to use a company that is clearly unqualified for the job prompted the Chinese side to pull out...

Macedonia 06.05.21 | 12:36

Macedonians party in Vranje as they express gratitude to Serbia for providing vaccines

The association of Macedonian – Serbian friendship booked billboards in Vranje and got activists to stage a party, showing their gratitude toward Serbia for providing vaccines to Macedonian citizens. Estimated 15,000 Macedonians got vaccinated in Serbia in the past weeks, as supply in Macedonia...

Macedonia 04.05.21 | 15:35

EU is proving its dedication to the Balkans with the delivery of vaccines, Pisonero says

The European Union is proving its support for the Western Balkans countries with its delivery of Pfizer vaccines, said EU spokeswoman Ana Pisonero. Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi is in Macedonia today, as part of his Balkan tour with Austrian Minister Karoline Edtstadler, during which Macedonia...

Macedonia 27.04.21 | 14:38

Another delay: Chinese vaccines to arrive by May 1 at the latest

According to the latest information, the Chinese vaccines are set to depart from Beijing to Istanbul on Wednesday (April 28), and from Istanbul to Belgrade on Friday (April 30), and then to Skopje using special cold-chain transport on Friday evening or early on Saturday (May 1), said Health Minister...

Macedonia 26.04.21 | 15:35

Filipche: 20,000 Sputnik vaccines arrive, 10,000 Pfizer jabs expected today, 200,000 Chinese vaccines by month-end

The vaccination process is going well. The second dose of the Sputnik V vaccine is currently administered and 20,000 doses of the Russian jab for this purpose arrived yesterday morning, said Health Minister Venko Filipce on Monday. He pointed out that today 10,000 “Pfizer” vaccines are set...

Macedonia 21.04.21 | 11:44

Bulgarian association offers coronavirus vaccination tours in Sofia for Macedonian citizens

The Bulgarian Memory association announced that it will provide Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for Macedonian citizens. Starting today, people can apply with the organization and get vaccinated in the Aleksandrovska hospital in Sofia. Milan Vrabevski from the association said that the applicants should...

Macedonia 20.04.21 | 13:57

EU and Austria announce a shipment of Pfizer vaccines for the Balkan countries

The European Union announced a shipment of vaccines for the Balkans, including Macedonia, which will receive 119,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine between May and August. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen made the announcement today, addressing Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Kosovo...

Macedonia 20.04.21 | 13:49

Mickoski: Strong stench of corruption in the vaccine procurement process

The handling of the coronavirus crisis by the Zaev Government has been disastrous, said VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski in his Klan TV interview yesterday. He accused Zoran Zaev and his Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce of botching the procurement of vaccines with their greed and attempts to take...

Macedonia 20.04.21 | 11:51

Bloomberg: At this pace, Macedonia will need 10 years to vaccinate most of its population

An estimate made by Bloomberg finds, unless Macedonia significantly picks up pace, it will take 10 years to vaccinate 75 percent of the population. That’s the worst result in the compared countries of Europe, along with the much greater Ukraine. Macedonia lags far behinds most of its neighbors,...

Macedonia 19.04.21 | 09:45

10,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine expected to arrive today

A shipment of 10,000 doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccines is expected to arrive in Macedonia. Another small batch of 10,000 doses will also arrive on April 26th, the Healthcare Ministry informed. These would be the first doses of the coveted Pfizer vaccine after the first shipment of 8,000 doses...

World 15.04.21 | 17:27

Orban: We’re making the best and fastest progress in vaccination in Europe

“Once we have inoculated 3.5 million people, we will get a part of our old life back,” Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said. As the number of those inoculated has reached 3 million, and the premier thanked everyone who is contributing to Hungary’s vaccination drive, the V4 news...

Macedonia 13.04.21 | 23:35

Anti-corruption official says the Zaev Government did not supply request documents about the scandalous Sinopharm deal

Goran Trpenoski from the DKSK Anti-Corruption Commission said that the watchdog organization is not satisfied with the information it received from the Healthcare Ministry about the scandalous contract it tried to conclude with the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine producer. The scandal is in the fact that Healthcare...

World 07.04.21 | 09:19

V4: Vaccination Goal Reached, Hungary Begins Reopening

The number of people vaccinated with the first jab has reached 2.5 million, Prime Minister Viktor Orban has announced, indicating that Hungary will begin reopening on Wednesday. Among the first measures will be the shortening of the current curfew and the reopening of shops and services, Hungary Today...

Balkans 04.04.21 | 12:25

Brnabic: We showed solidarity, we gave 48,000 vaccines to Macedonia

We showed solidarity in the most difficult times – we send Macedonia 8,000 Pfizer vaccines and 40,000 Sputnik V vaccines, which is for 24,000 citizens, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic told Prva TV. Brnabic added that this has nothing to do with politics, but says she hopes this will bring the...

World 01.04.21 | 17:42

V4: Was Stella Kyriakides aware that she signed a bad deal?

The European Union has concluded a worse contract with AstraZeneca than Britain, as stated by both the UK’s health minister and AstraZeneca’s CEO in the past few weeks. V4NA sent a written inquiry to EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides and European Commission (EC) President Ursula von...

Macedonia 01.04.21 | 17:36

Zaev denies reports that Government ministers were vaccinated in secret, announces a deal for 500,000 Sinovac vaccines

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev denied media reports that members of the Government were secretly vaccinated – as was reported by the Albanian News1 site. Government denies that Carovska, Maricic and Grubi got vaccinated jumping the line Curiously compared to other countries, no Government official...

Macedonia 01.04.21 | 15:43

10,000 in Serbia and 40,000 in Macedonia: Vucic vaccinates more Macedonians than Zaev and Filipce

I have information that about 10,000 Macedonian citizens went to get vaccinated in Serbia, said the Minister of Health Venko Filipce at Thursday’s press conference after the arrival of Serbia’s donation of “Sputnik V” vaccines . Zaev boasted that 20,000 v“Sputnik V” vaccines, a donation...

Macedonia 01.04.21 | 15:32

Filipce: Serbia’s donation of Sputnik vaccinates to be used to vaccinate employees in MoI, Army, kindergartens, JSP drivers

I have information that about 10,000 Macedonian citizens went to get vaccinated in Serbia, said the Minister of Health Venko Filipce at Thursday’s press conference after the arrival of Serbia’s donation of “Sputnik V” vaccines . He said that donation of 20,000 vaccines will be...

Balkans 01.04.21 | 10:22

Vaccines not geopolitical but saving lives issue in Serbia, Vucic tells CNN

Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic told CNN on Wednesday that his country did not take the vaccination as a geopolitical but rather an issue of saving lives. During CNN’s Fred Pleitgenr report from Belgrade about the „country that offers free vaccine shots to foreigners,“ Vucic said he was...

Macedonia 31.03.21 | 10:40

Filipce: 300,000 vaccines to arrive in the country by the end of April

Health Minister Venko Filipce assures that 300,000 vaccines will arrive in Macedonia by the end of April. Pfizer has offices in Serbia, and that may be the reason why the country was able to procure vaccines first. There are vaccines in Albania that arrived from Pfizer, Covax, and arrived through Turkey....

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