Monthly Archives: April 2021

Edtstadler Does Not Understand Blockade by Bulgaria and Urges It Be Lifted

Deputy Prime Minister in charge of European Affairs Nikola Dimitrov started his working visit to the Republic of Austria Thursday morning with a meeting with the Federal Minister for the EU and Constitution, Karoline Edtstadler. The interlocutors stressed the need to effect last year’s unconditional decision of the EU General Affairs Council (GAC) to start accession negotiations. “North Macedonia must ...

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Parliament Does Not Adopt Fifth Measures Package, Possible MP Quarantine

Although it was announced that the 37th session by Parliament would be held, at which the laws which would enable the realization of the fifth package of measures to help companies and citizens would be voted, that did not take place. After an hour and a half attempting to pass the laws from the 32nd session in order for the ...

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Ruskovska: Most of Software Documentation Provided

The prosecution has provided most of the documentation needed to investigate the procurement of traffic offense software by the General Secretariat of the Government, headed by Dragi Raskovski, prosecutor Vilma Ruskovska informs Kanal 5. Due to the secrecy of the case, which is under investigation, she said that the materials are being studied and did not want to comment on ...

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890 New COVID-19 Cases, 35 Deaths in Past 24 Hours

890 new COVID-19 cases were registered in the past 24 hours out of 3,284 tests, while 35 COVID-19 patients have passed away. 1,024 patients have been registered as recovered in the past 24-hours. MoI reports that during the same period the curfew was violated by 15 people, and 480 sanctions for not wearing a mask were issued. The total number ...

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MoI: Problem with Duplicate ID Numbers Dates Back to 1981

The problem with duplicate ID numbers started in 1981 and after its discovery, the annulment of these ID numbers began immediately and that procedure has been underway, during which time many of these ID numbers have been annulled. In order to fully and timely update the ID numbers, the statement added, the Department of Civil Affairs, the Sector for Administrative ...

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Road Conditions 16.04.2021

Clear road conditions are reported across the country. Traffic will be temporarily closed on Friday along Kichevo – Ohrid A2 highway, on section Preseka – Vrbjani due to construction work (mining) in the period from 12 pm to 3 pm. Landslides are possible along the routes of Katlanovo – Veles, Mavrovo – Debar – Struga, Vinica – Berovo and Kochani ...

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Raskovski Resigns from Government, Zaev Accepts

One month after the scandal with the disputed software for traffic violations, Dragi Raskovski resigned from the position of secretary for monitoring and support of the Government institutions. In a letter submitted on 12 April, addressed to Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, who expressly accepted his resignation, Raskovski said the reasons for his withdrawal were related to preserving his dignity and ...

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Schieder Suggests Foreign Historians Help Skopje and Sofia Dispute

Bulgaria and North Macedonia should turn to the future instead of the past, and historical issues should be left to historians – was the main messages from European Parliament’s standing rapporteur for North Macedonia Ilhan Kyuchyuk and Chair of Parliament’s delegation to the EU-North Macedonia Joint Parliamentary Committee Andreas Schieder at Wednesday’s online press briefing. The two expressed hope that ...

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Parliamentary Session Scheduled After Coordination Meeting with Xhaferi

Extraordinary coordination meeting was convened by the President of Parliament in order to unblock its work, including that of the working bodies, given that some of the parent bodies have been suspended for more than 5 months. The coordinators of SDSM and VMRO-DPMNE informed PS Talat Xhaferi on which points an agreement was reached for unblocking. Xhaferi stressed that there ...

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Road Conditions 15.04.2021

Good road conditions are reported across the country. Landslides are possible along the routes of Katlanovo – Veles, Mavrovo – Debar – Struga, 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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