Monthly Archives: February 2021

Zaharieva: Our Goal is Not to Spoil Relations Between Skopje and Belgrade

Bulgarian Deputy PM and Defence Ekaterina Zaharieva said in an interview for Bulgarian web portal 24Chasa.bg that the goal of Sofia is not to negatively affect the bilateral relations between Skopje and Belgrade. “This trend did not stop in the past 30 years, and Belgrade still has great influence in Skopje, with tendencies for bringing them closer to the Serbian ...

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Zaev: COVID-19 Vaccines from China to Arrive by End of February

PM Zoran Zaev said during a press conference in the government that the shipment of 200,000 COVID-19 vaccines from China is expected to arrive in Macedonia by the end of February. “While we are conducting the vaccination with the Pfizer vaccines we received from Serbia, we will also have the Chinese vaccines delivered. This means that the immunisation process will ...

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PM Zaev Discusses Several Topics at Press Conference in Government

PM Zoran Zaev reiterated at a press conference in the government that there will be no early parliamentary election along with the local one, which is to take place in the autumn of 2021. “We already held parliamentary election, and VMRO-DPMNE lost it. Why should we now insist on another parliamentary election? There is neither necessity nor reason for such ...

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DM Sekerinska Meets Greek Ambassador Koundouros

Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska held a meeting on Monday with Greek Ambassador to Macedonia Roussos Koundouros. As the Defence Ministry reports, the interlocutors discussed the military cooperation between Macedonia and Greece in the scope of NATO, with Sekerinska stating that the cooperation has significantly improved over the past few years, and that this spring soldiers from the Greek Army will ...

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Serbia Delivers 4,680 COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccines to Macedonia

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic officially handed over to PM Zoran Zaev a donation of 4,680 COVID-19 vaccines of the company Pfizer at a ceremony at the Tabanovce border-crossing between Macedonia and Serbia. This is the first part of the entire donation of 8,000 COVID-19 vaccines of Pfizer that Serbia decided to donate to Macedonia. PM Zaev said that this is ...

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Osmani: North Macedonia is “Collateral Damage” of Vaccine Delivery Delay

Foreign Affairs Minister Bujar Osmani said in an interview for Belgian newspaper “La Libre” that Macedonia is “collateral damage” of the COVID-19 vaccine delivery delay in Europe. “Our country already paid for delivery of 800,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX mechanism, and for additional 800,000 doses directly procured from the producer Pfizer, but we still have not received ...

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Zaharieva: We Cannot Tolerate Hatred Towards Bulgaria in North Macedonia

Bulgarian Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Ekatrina Zaharieva said in an interview for web portal Clubz.bg that Bulgaria does not want Macedonia left out of the EU, but it also cannot tolerate the further endorsement of hatred towards Bulgaria. “There is a huge difference between us. There, one can win elections with anti-Bulgarian rhetoric and campaign. Here, there can be ...

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Pendarovski: No Politician Has Been Rejected for NATO Certificate

President of Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski commented in an interview for radio Kanal 77 on the claims by VMRO-DPMNE that Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski and Justice Minister Bojan Maricic have not yet obtained security certificates from NATO. “To this very moment, between 40 and 50 state officials on high positions of the state have acquired NATO certificates, and another 100 are ...

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Osmani Comments Bulgarian Stance Regarding Country

The consequences of the blockade for the start of the country’s negotiations with the EU, their impact on the population’s enthusiasm for European integration, as well as the delay in the start of the vaccination process, were the topics discussed by Macedonian Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani after his abroad visits. Osmani assessed that there is “disappointment by Macedonia and its ...

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Sekerinska-Stoltenberg: Macedonia Has Proven to Be Credible Member

In the first year of full NATO membership, Macedonia has proven to be an active member of the Alliance and shares the common values ​​and principles of all allies. This was concluded in a telephone conversation between Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. DM Sekerinska stressed that the country’s military integration into the Alliance is proceeding ...

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