Author Archives: Sasko Golov

Bus Accident Aftermath: 14 dead and over 30 injured

14 people died and over 30 were injured after a bust transporting passengers from Skopje to Gostivar crashed and flipped over just outside Skopje, near the village of Laskarci on Wednesday evening. The hospitals which provided medical assistance and interventions to the injured and who registered the deceased revealed late on Thursday the names of all 14 passengers that lost ...

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Commemoration in Gostivar for Victims of Laskarci Bus Accident

The Municipality of Gostivar held Thursday a commemorative session dedicated to the people who lost their lives in the bus accident on Wednesday near the village of Laskarci, near Skopje. Gostivar Mayor Arben Taravari said that most of the passengers in the bus were from Gostivar and extended his condolences to the families of the deceased passengers. “We hope that ...

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Reactions to Bus Accident near Laskavci Village

EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn expressed his condolences for the bus accident that occurred on Wednesday near Skopje in which 14 passengers lost their lives while over 30 were injured. “Deeply saddened by last night’s tragic accident in North Macedonia Skopje – Tetovo highway. Our thoughts are with the families and friends of the victims and the injured,” Hahn posted ...

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Albania Ratifies Protocol for Accession of Macedonia in NATO

The Parliament of Albania ratified at its Thursday session the Protocol for Accession of Macedonia in NATO under the name “Republic of North Macedonia”. The session was attended by the Speaker of the Parliament of Macedonia Talat Xhaferi, who addressed the MPs after the Protocol ratification. “I am proud to witness an event so meaningful for all of us, the ...

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UN Sec Gen Guterres welcomes Prespa Agreement Entry into Force

The Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) Antonio Guterres has officially received the letter from Skopje and Athens, notifying him and the UN that the two countries finally resolved the name dispute with the Prespa Agreement. “Guterres on Tuesday received official notification of the entry into force of the Prespa Agreement, which, among other things, expresses the agreement by ...

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Road Conditions, 15.02.2019

Mixed driving conditions are reported throughout the country on wet roads in the Western parts of the country, and predominantly dry roads in the rest. Mid-intensity snowing is going to happen around Krusevo, Mavrovo, Struga and the mountain passes Gjavato and Pletvar, and with lesser intensity around Straza, Preseka, Debar and Kicevo. Certain roadways passing through valleys and canyons can ...

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13 dead in Bus Crash on Skopje-Tetovo Motorway

A bus of the company “Durmo Tours” transferring passengers on the relation Skopje-Gostivar crashed and flipped over near the village of Laskarci on Wednesday around 05:00 p.m. The police and firefighting vehicles arrived immediately at the scene of the accident in order to extract passengers from the crashed bus. The latest official information states there are 14 dead and over ...

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Skopje, Athens notify UN on Effectiveness of “Republic of North Macedonia”

Official Skopje and Athens sent a mutual letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres, informing him that all obligations from the Prespa Agreement for both sides are fulfilled. The governments in Skopje and Athens are also to send notes to all UN members and observers, as well as other international organisations that the Prespa Agreement is ...

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DM Sekerinska attends NATO Meeting of Defence Ministers

The Vice-PM and Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska arrived in Brussels on Wednesday to attend the NATO Meeting of Defence Ministers, the first one ever to be attended by a Macedonian minister since the country started the process for acquiring full-fledged membership under its new constitutional name “Republic of North Macedonia”. Sekerinska met the Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg. “It ...

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Bulgarian Parliament to ratify NATO Protocol for Macedonia’s Accession

The Bulgarian news agency BGNES reported on Wednesday that the Bulgarian government has officially requested the Parliament of Bulgaria to ratify the Protocol for Accession of Macedonia in NATO under the name “North Macedonia”. The Ministerial Council of Bulgaria already approved the law on ratification of the Protocol, and now the Parliament is expected to do the same. Greece and ...

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