Monthly Archives: November 2020

Mickoski: Zaev Must Not Toy with Macedonian Identity and Language

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski held a press conference as a response to PM Zoran Zaev’s interview for BGNES. “With this utterly scandalous interview, Zaev negated the entire anti-fascist struggle and history of the Macedonian citizens, and placed an equality sign between the anti-fascist fighters and the Bulgarian occupiers from World War II. I am very concerned that this interview of ...

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Osmani: Negotiations Between Skopje and Sofia Continue

Foreign Affairs Minister Bujar Osmani informed at a press conference that official Skopje and Sofia are maintaining communication and exchanging proposals over the unresolved bilateral disputes because of which Bulgaria blocked the start of the EU membership negotiations for Macedonia. “Numerous issues, like for example the one about revolutionist Goce Delcev, are open for discussion at the Macedonian-Bulgarian Committee on ...

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New 1,288 COVID-19 Cases and 39 Deaths in Past 24 Hours

The Health Ministry informed that in the past 24 hours 3,349 citizens were tested for COVID-19, and 1,288 of the tests turned positive. The Health Ministry also registered 1,078 cured patients, as well as 39 COVID-19-related deaths, a new daily record for Macedonia. So far in Macedonia, 57,451 COVID-19 cases were registered, of which 34,970 are cured, 20,881 remain active, ...

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Road Conditions 26.11.2020

Dry road conditions are reported throughout the country. There is moderate traffic outside urban areas. No delays are reported on border crossings. Landslides are possible along the routes of Katlanovo-Veles, Mavrovo-DebarStruga, Vinica-Berovo and Kochani-Delchevo. Motorists are advised to drive carefully, adjust their speed to weather conditions and follow traffic rules, signs and signals.

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Ahmeti: Proposals for Resolution of Issues Exchanged Between Skopje and Sofia

DUI leader Ali Ahmeti revealed in an interview for TV 21 that official Skopje and Sofia exchanged certain proposals as resolutions to the bilateral issues, and that Sofia is yet to respond to these exchanges. “The negotiations are underway, but I still do not want to reveal any details before we get official reaction from Bulgaria. I still hope the ...

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Spasovski: Introduction of Curfew Possible if Conditions Demand It

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski said in an interview for Sitel TV that the management of a state of crisis on the entire territory of Macedonia is a quite complex process. “In the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic we had a state of emergency because the Parliament was not functioning, hence the more restrictive measures in that period. Throughout this period, ...

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FM Osmani Speaks on Phone with Polish FM Rau

Foreign Affairs Minister Bujar Osmani had a phone conversation on Tuesday with his Polish counterpart Zbigniew Rau. The interlocutors discussed the bilateral relations between Macedonia and Poland, as well as the processes for integration of Macedonia in the EU. “North Macedonia activated a great amount of political energy to return itself back on track towards EU-integration. We managed to overcome ...

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1,039 New COVID-19 Cases and 15 Deaths in Past 24 Hours

The Health Ministry informed that in the past 24 hours 3,143 COVID-19 tests were conducted among citizens, of which 1,039 turned positive. The Health Ministry also registered 998 patients cured from COVID-19, as well as 15 that passed away as a result of COVID-19 complications. So far in Macedonia, 56,164 COVID-19 cases were registered, of which 33,892 are cured, 20,711 ...

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PMs Zaev and Borissov to Meet Before EU Ministers Meeting in December

PM Zoran Zaev revealed on Monday that he will hold another meeting with his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borissov before the following meeting of the General Affairs Council of the EU in December. “I am very glad that Bulgaria recognises the Macedonian language and identity as our reality and I believe we can find solutions to our bilateral issues. I believe ...

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Byrnes: US Disappointed with Bulgarian Blockade for Macedonia in EU

US Ambassador to Macedonia Kate Marie Byrnes said in an interview for Telma TV that the US are very disappointed with Bulgaria’s decision to block the start of the EU membership negotiations for Macedonia. “The US would love to see North Macedonia fully integrated in the EU, for this integration is our mutual interest. We hope and we believe that ...

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