Monthly Archives: September 2020

Reactions to Bulgaria’s Memorandum Continue

The Government’s stand is that the treaty with Bulgaria creates a legal framework and provides instruments to manage bilateral relations. Commenting on the Memorandum, it said on Thursday that the individuality of the Macedonian language and ethnic identity was an undisputed fact. Claims and statements containing insults don’t lead to friendship, it was added. VMRO-DPMNE’s Antonijo Milososki’s proposal is that ...

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PM Zaev Comments on Plans for Developments in Skopje-Athens Relations

Depending on the COVID-19 situation, the second Inter-Governmental session between Macedonia and Greece will be held in the winter in Athens, according to PM Zaev. In an interview with MIA, the PM says the signing of the double taxation avoidance deal, a meeting of chambers between the two countries in Skopje on trademarks, and cooperation in areas such as the ...

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No Consensus over Education Laws

There’s no political consensus between the ruling coalition and the opposition over the laws in the field of education concerning the education process during the pandemic. Though everyone voted on Thursday in favour of the need for changes, the opposition has numerous remarks and announced amendments. The Government’s proposal is that it should be given room to determine, with a ...

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Trial over 2013 Violence in Centar Continues

On Thursday, the Criminal Court refused to hear the testimony of witnesses offered by defendants in the case concerning the 2013 Violence in the Municipality of Centar. It believes they didn’t concern circumstances that have arisen from the trial. The defence, however, considers that it is exactly them who knew the key information about the case. It offered the testimony ...

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Health Ministry’s Latest Coronavirus Figures

In the last 24 hours, 186 new COVID-19 cases have been registered, the Health Ministry said on Thursday. It was added that the same period had seen 1,674 new tests, 85 new cured patients, and seven new deaths. The same day, the Interior Ministry said 485 persons had been fined for not wearing face masks. Among the new coronavirus cases ...

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PM Zaev Meets Greek Counterpart Mitsotakis in Athens

PM Zoran Zaev held a working meeting on Wednesday with Greek counterpart Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Athens. Zaev said that Athens and Skopje, with the Prespa deal, had created a model to successfully resolve open issues between neighbours. The two PMs described the meeting as significant and additional contribution in terms of advancing bilateral relations. The Macedonian PM also stated that ...

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BESA and DUI to Get Seven Deputy Ministers

BESA will nominate the new Deputy Culture and Education Ministers. Bilall Kasami’s party confirmed for Kanal 5 TV on Wednesday that Sudet Sulejmani and Arafat Shabani would be the new Deputy Ministers of Culture and Education, respectively.  Artan Grubi, Minister of Political System and Inter-Community Relations, who’s also the First Deputy PM, stated that his party, DUI, would get five ...

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Bulgaria Reportedly Sends Conditions Memorandum Concerning Macedonia

Bulgaria has sent an explanatory memorandum with conditions to EU countries concerning Macedonia’s integration path. Authorities in Sofia are asking them to support their position regarding the Macedonian identity and language. As Radio Free Europe, which says it had insight into the document, reports, several claims were listed that the Macedonian nation is a creation of Josip Broz Tito, while ...

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Health Ministry’s Latest Coronavirus Figures

In the last 24 hours, 163 new COVID-19 cases have been registered, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday. It was added that the same period had seen 1,721 new people tested, 132 new cured patients, and seven new deaths. The same day, the Interior Ministry said 578 persons had been fined for not wearing face masks. The Government’s decision to ...

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Road Conditions, 17.09.2020

Good driving conditions are reported throughout the country on predominantly dry roads. Certain roadways passing through valleys and canyons can be susceptible to light rockslides, such as Kocani – Makedonska Kamenica – Delcevo, Vinica – Berovo, Gostivar – Straza, Mavrovo – Debar – Struga, Demir Kapija – Udovo, Katlanovo – Veles, Krusevo – Demir Hisar, and Resen – Bukovo. Motorists ...

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