Monthly Archives: November 2020

Mickoski: If Zaev Betrays Macedonian Identity, He Will Face Wrath of People

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski held a press conference in which he levelled criticism towards the Macedonian government concerning the latest developments with the start of the first inter-governmental meeting between Macedonia and the EU and the Bulgarian blockade in this process. “If the government manages to reach an agreement with official Sofia that protects and preserves the Macedonian identity, history ...

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3,222 New COVID-19 Cases Over Past Three Days

The Health Ministry informed that a total number of 3,222 new COVID-19 cases were registered over the past weekend (1,064 on Friday, 1,168 on Saturday and 990 on Sunday). Over the past three days, the Health Ministry also registered 1,581 cured patients, as well as 67 deaths as a result of COVID-19 complications. The Interior Ministry reports that over the ...

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Road Conditions 16.11.2020

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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EC: We Hope North Macedonia and Bulgaria Resolve Bilateral Issues Soon

European Commission (EC) Spokesperson Ana Pisonero told MIA that the EC believes Macedonia and Bulgaria can find solution for the bilateral disputes between them, which currently obstruct the integration of Macedonia in the EU.  “We encourage both sides to invest efforts in finding solutions for the bilateral issues so that the EU can hold the first inter-governmental session with the ...

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PM Zaev Attends and Addresses Paris Peace Forum

PM Zoran Zaev took part on Thursday in the Paris Peace Forum, which this year was held online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. At the forum, Zaev spoke about the ongoing pandemic and the response of the world and of Macedonia to it. “This is a time when all eyes of our citizens are faced towards us, the political ...

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Justice Minister Maricic Holds Meeting with EC Commissioner Varhelyi

Justice Minister Bojan Maricic held an online meeting with EC Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi. At the meeting, Maricic introduced Varhelyi to all processes for implementation of reforms in the Macedonian judiciary, necessary for the Chapter 23 of the membership negotiations with the EU. Varhelyi pointed out the importance of the Chapter 23 in the entire process, and offered assistance on ...

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1,295 New COVID-19 Cases and 26 Deaths in past 24 Hours

The Health Ministry informed that in the past 24 hours, out of 3,315 COVID-19 tests conducted among citizens, 1,295 turned positive. The Health ministry also registers 429 cured patients, as well as 26 deaths as result of COVID-19 complications. The Interior Ministry fined in the past 24 hours 761 citizens for not wearing face protection in accordance with the anti-COVID-19 ...

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Zaev: I Believe We Can Overcome Bilateral Issues with Bulgaria by 17 November

PM Zoran Zaev said that the government will intensify the communication with official Sofia in the following days in an attempt to overcome the bilateral disputes and differences, which if not resolved will most probably delay the start of the membership negotiations with the EU. “True European politicians have to give a chance to the dialogue process and try to ...

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Dimitrov: Some Things are Not Negotiable in Bilateral Disputes

Deputy PM for European Affairs Nikola Dimitrov said in an interview for MIA that the government is investing all efforts in overcoming the bilateral issues with Bulgaria which may ultimately prevent Macedonia from starting the membership negotiations with the EU by the end of 2020. “For the past few days, we’ve done literally everything to overcome these challenges. True, both ...

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PEUM, PEB: Skopje, Sofia to Resolve Bilateral Disputes in Spirit of Good Will

The Pan-European Union of Macedonia (PEUM) and PanEuropa Bulgaria (PEB) addressed an open letter to the governments in Skopje and Sofia to proceed with the communications in order to reach a solution for the disputes preventing Macedonia from starting the EU membership negotiations. “We urge the governments and institutions of Bulgaria and R. N. Macedonia to continue with the communication ...

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