Monthly Archives: November 2020

997 New COVID-19 Cases and 31 Deaths in Past 24 Hours

The Healthcare Ministry informed that 2,930 COVID-19 tests were conducted among the citizens in the past 24 hours, of which 977 turned positive. The Health Ministry also reports of 843 cured patients, as well as 31 deaths as a result of COVID-19 complications. The Interior Ministry reports that in the past 24 hours 576 citizens were fined for not wearing ...

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PM Zaev Receives Friedrich Ebert “Human Rights Award”

PM Zoran Zaev received Monday the “Human Rights Award” for 2020 of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. “I see this award as a recognition of my visions and policies for life for all, and establishment of a society equal for all. I started my political career in a time when my country, from being leader in the region in the Euro-Atlantic ...

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PM Zaev Pays Official Visit to Berlin, Meets Ministers Maas, Roth

PM Zoran Zaev paid an official visit to Berlin on Monday, joined by Foreign Affairs Minister Bujar Osmani. In Berlin, Zaev held meetings with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Minister for Europe Michael Roth. At the meeting with Maas, Zaev discussed the current events concerning the integration of Macedonia in the EU and the blockade from Bulgaria for the ...

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EC: We Hope Inter-Governmental Session Brussels-Skopje Takes Place Soon

Spokesperson of the European Commission (EC) Ana Pisonero said on Monday that the EC still hopes that the first inter-governmental meeting between EU and Macedonia for the start of the EU membership negotiations will take place soon. “The conditions for membership in the EU are pretty clear. We hope that the inter-governmental meeting between Brussels and Skopje will take place ...

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European Greens: North Macedonia’s EU-Integration Should Not be Obstructed

The European Greens’ Party released an announcement on Monday in which they appeal that the integration of Macedonia in the EU should not be obstructed. “The strong European orientation of the government of North Macedonia and the country’s demonstrated, laborious, and ultimately successful efforts to implement meaningful and necessary reforms to put the country on the path towards membership were ...

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Mickoski: Bulgaria Should not Block Macedonia’s EU-Integration

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski held a meeting with the leaders of the parties which are part of the alliance “Renewal for Macedonia”, after which he held a press conference, in which he addressed a request to official Sofia to not obstruct the integration of Macedonia in the EU. “For our alliance, the Macedonian language and its anthropology and historic roots ...

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Road Conditions 17.11.2020

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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Bulgarian Gov’t Adopts Positions on EU Negotiation Framework for Macedonia

Late on Friday evening, the Bulgarian government adopted the conclusions concerning the decision over the EU membership negotiation framework with Macedonia, but no specific details were revealed. This resulted with criticism from Bulgarian President Rumen Radev, who said that the government’s lack of comment and definition is confusing. “The government has not defined its positions of opposition towards Skopje. I ...

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PM Zaev Speaks on Phone with EC President Ursula Von Der Leyen

PM Zoran Zaev held a phone conversation on Friday with President of the European Commission (EC) Ursula von der Leyen, in which he thanked her for EC’s support for the integration of Macedonia in the EU, and the latest positive report concerning the country’s progress towards the realisation of this goal. Zaev also informed von der Leyen about the ongoing ...

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US Donates 800,000 Dollars for New Department at Haematology Clinic

The Haematology Clinic at the Mother Teresa Clinic Centre in Skopje has received a donation of 800,000 dollars from the European Command of the US Army for construction of a new department and enlargement of the Clinic’s capacities. “This is a rather great challenge that will really help the citizens of North Macedonia. I am happy that the US can ...

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