Monthly Archives: August 2021

Bulgaria, Slovenia, Serbia Provide Assistance for Dealing with Forest Fires

Bulgarian Caretaker PM Stefan Yanev will send to North Macedonia a team of 25 firefighters, 3 firefighting vehicles and 2 ambulances in order to assist the efforts for putting out of the forest fires in the areas around Kocani and Delcevo. As BGNES reports, this has been agreed in a phone conversation between Yanef and PM Zoran Zaev on Tuesday ...

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Stoev: Official Sofia to Analyse Resolution of Macedonian Parliament

Bulgarian Acting Foreign Affairs Minister Svetlan Stoev said in an interview for Sofia-based medium “24 Chasa” that official Sofia is investing a lot of time and efforts to establish a pragmatic dialogue on all levels with Skopje. “For two months now, we are trying to take the entire process into a more positive direction. We want to focus more on ...

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Government Dismisses SEI Director Petrovska

The Government of North Macedonia reached a decision at a session held on Wednesday to dismiss from her post Director of the State Environment Inspectorate (SEI) Ana Petrovska. According to DOM leader Maja Moracanin, Petrovska, who is also a DOM member, was dismissed upon complaints from employees in SEI and as well as from citizens, claiming she has not been ...

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Grubi: Alliance of DUI and SDSM for Local Election Secure and Stable

First Deputy PM and Minister of Political Systema and Inter-Community Relations Artan Grubi said at a press conference that the alliance between DUI and SDSM for the upcoming local election is secure and stable. “Our leaders, Ali Ahmeti and Zoran Zaev, held a meeting recently and agreed to form an alliance similar to that for the local election back in ...

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164 New Cases of COVID-19, 3 Deaths in Past 24 Hours

The Health Ministry informs that in the past 24 hours 5,276 COVID-19 tests were done to citizens, and of them 164 turned positive. Of the new cases, 60 are registered in Tetovo, 34 in Skopje, 21 in Gostivar, 8 in Kumanovo and Bitola, 5 in Strumica, Debar and Kicevo, 4 in Stip and Kocani, 3 in Prilep and Struga, 2 ...

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Neighbouring Countries Provide Assistance for Forest Fires in North Macedonia

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski informed via Facebook that four helicopters from Serbia for dealing with forest fires have landed in the country and stand by in case an intervention over forest fires is necessary. “I thank my Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vulin and Serbian Assistant Minister for Crisis Situations Luka Causic for the assistance provided in these hard times. We managed ...

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Forest Fire Near Kocani Under Control

The Municipality of Kocani and the Crisis Management Centre announced on Tuesday morning that the forest fire that erupted around 02:00 pm near the city and kept on burning over the night is finally localised and under control. “We went on terrain to conduct controls and I can assure all citizens that the fire is now under control and there ...

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Angelov about Forest Fires: No State of Crisis Will Be Declared

Director of the Crisis Management Centre (CMC) Stojance Angelov said that the risk estimation group at CMC decided to not declare a state of crisis in the country due to the fires. “We decided to not declare a state of crisis, but we still follow the situation very carefully, and we will hold regular session to determine the interventions necessary ...

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Sekerinska Meets Soldiers Dealing with Fire at Kokino

Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska met on Tuesday the soldiers dealing with the forest fire near the Kokino archaeological locality. Sekerinska thanked the soldiers for their efforts for putting the fires under control, as well as the civil volunteers who came from Kumanovo and the surrounding areas to assist them. “Only if we work together, we can deal with these challenges ...

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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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