Monthly Archives: November 2020

Reeker: We Encourage Resolving Bilateral Issues Outside EU-Integration Process

US Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs and former US Ambassador to Macedonia Philip Reeker addressed a letter to PM Zoran Zaev, voicing support for Macedonia’s integration in the EU and resolution of the bilateral disputes with Bulgaria. “Your accession in the EU remains our great mutual interest, and we shall continue supporting in ...

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Borissov: Compromise Possible, But We Must Recognise History First

Bulgarian PM Boyko Borissov said in an interview for German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) that Bulgaria wants the integration of Macedonia in the EU even more than Germany. “We really want to see North Macedonia in the EU. However, their claims of an alleged Macedonian minority in Bulgaria still pose a problem. There is no such minority in Bulgaria. ...

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Radev: New Agreement Between Sofia and Skopje Not Necessary at the Moment

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said on Friday that Bulgaria should approve the start of EU membership negotiations for Macedonia after the objective historical facts are recognised by all and the process for elimination of hate speech in Macedonia becomes sustainable and irreversible. “The Bulgarian government throughout the year was making rather generous promises for support of North Macedonia’s integration in ...

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2,935 New COVID-19 Cases and 101 Deaths over Past Weekend

The Health Ministry has registered a total number of 2,935 new COVID-19 cases over the past weekend. In the past three days, the Ministry also registered a total number of 2,394 cured patients, as well as 101 COVID-19 related deaths. So far in Macedonia, 61,543 cases of COVID-19 were registered, of which 38,400 are cured, 21,412 are still active, while ...

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Road Conditions 30.11.2020

Dry road conditions are reported throughout the country. There is moderate traffic outside urban areas. No delays are reported on border crossings. As of Nov. 15, 2020, winter equipment in vehicles is mandatory until Mar. 15, 2021 regardless of the weather. Landslides are possible along the routes of Katlanovo-Veles, Mavrovo-DebarStruga, Vinica-Berovo and Kochani-Delchevo. Motorists are advised to drive carefully, adjust ...

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Zaev: One Cannot put Ethnic Label to Fascism or Occupation

One cannot put an ethnic label on fascism, it was present all over Europe in the 2nd World War, PM Zoran Zaev said one day after his interview for Bulgarian news agency BGNES which provoked numerous negative reactions. “It is not fair for the entire nation to suffer consequences because of evil deeds of isolated groups or individuals. True, Europe ...

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Reactions to Zaev’s Interview for BGNES Continue

Former PM and former SDSM leader Branko Crvenkovski called upon the entire party membership to distant themselves from PM Zoran Zaev and his claims in the interview for BGNES he gave on Wednesday. “The positions Zaev promoted in the interview caused massive unrepairable damage to the Macedonian politics, and will result with further serious consequences over the Macedonian people and ...

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Roth: We Owe it to North Macedonia to Start the EU Membership Negotiations

German Minister for Europe Michael Roth and Macedonian Deputy PM for European Affairs Nikola Dimitrov spoke about the issue of the integration of Macedonia in the EU and the Bulgarian blockade in a mutual interview for German newspaper Die Welt. “We gave a promise that by the end of our presidency with the EU we will start the membership negotiations ...

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Zaharieva: Blockade for Macedonia until Hate Speech towards Bulgaria is Gone

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ektareina Zaharieva said in an interview for a Bulgarian news web portal that official Sofia will continue to block the integration of Macedonia in the EU until complete elimination of the different forms of hate speech towards Bulgaria. “Bulgaria is concerned, because North Macedonia stopped respecting and sticking to the Good-neighbourliness Agreement right after the country’s accession ...

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Road Conditions 27.11.2020

Dry road conditions are reported throughout the country. There is moderate traffic outside urban areas. No delays are reported on border crossings. As of Nov. 15, 2020, winter equipment in vehicles is mandatory until Mar. 15, 2021 regardless of the weather. Landslides are possible along the routes of Katlanovo-Veles, Mavrovo-DebarStruga, Vinica-Berovo and Kochani-Delchevo. Motorists are advised to drive carefully, adjust ...

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