Monthly Archives: August 2021

Forest Fire Outbreaks in Gevgelija Near Macedonian-Greek Border

A forest fire outbroke at the border region between North Macedonia and Greece, near Gevgelija. Videos published by citizens on social networks revealed that the fire has reached the nearby casinos in the Gevgelija area. Due to the strong wind, the fire started spreading towards Greek territory, because of which the Macedonian firefighting teams warned the firefighting unit in Polikastro, ...

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Opposition and Ruling Majority Trade Accusations Over Forest Fires

VMRO-DPMNE accused the government and the ruling majority for belated and unsuitable response to the forest fire in Kocani and on other locations in the country. “While citizens were defending their homes with their bare hands, President Pendarovski promised them help from the air for the next day. This crisis showed the utter incapability of the government to deal with ...

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Forest Fire Erupts in Kocani, Reaches Houses

A great forest fire erupted in a forest at a hill near Kocani around noon on Monday. Local firefighting teams attempted to put the fire under control, but they were unsuccessful due to the strong wind, which spread the fire towards the city. According to information available from terrain till 10:00 pm, the fire reached and caught two houses at ...

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Day of Republic – Ilinden Observed

State officials observed on Monday the national holiday Day of the Republic – Ilinden (2 August) on several different locations throughout the country: PM Zoran Zaev addressed the celebration in Pelince, Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi addressed the celebration in Skopje in front of the Parliament, while President Stevo Pendarovski addressed the nation via a pre-recorded video message, instead of speaking ...

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Mickoski: VMRO-DPMNE Will Not Attend Republic Day Ceremony in Krusevo

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said on Sunday that he and the members of his party do not intend to attend the central celebration of the Day of the Republic (2 August) in Krusevo, the celebration for which President Stevo Pendarovski addressed invitations to all leaders of political parties in the country. “A delegation of VMRO-DPMNE shall not be a part ...

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Washington DC Proclaims 2 Augusts as Day of Macedonian-American Heritage

Mayor of Washington DC Muriel Bowser issued a Proclamation on Friday with which 2 August was declared a Day of Macedonian-American Heritage in the capital city of US. The proclamation follows an initiative submitted to the City of Washington DC by the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD). “Washington DC is proud to celebrate cultural traditions, origins, food, languages and history of ...

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Bulgarian MoFA Disappointed with Resolution on Macedonian Red Lines

The Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) voiced disappointment with the adoption of the resolution in the Macedonian Parliament concerning the negotiations between official Skopje and Sofia concerning historical disputes, proposed by VMRO-DPMNE. From the Bulgarian MoFA they report that the Resolution comes in a moment when the bilateral relations between the two countries are improving, and that they wait ...

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Pendarovski Will Not Sign Decree for Electoral Code Changes in Current Form

President Stevo Pendarovski has said on Friday that he will not sign the decree over the Changes to the Electoral Code if they are adopted in the current form. According to Pendarovski, the recommendations from the Mission of OSCE/ODIHR in the country clearly state that changes to the Electoral Code should not be adopted in a period of six months ...

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