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Authorities can Deal with COVID-19 Wave, Says Health Minister Filipce

According to Health Minister Venko Filipce, most of the new coronavirus cases have a light clinical picture. He is adamant that the authorities can deal with the wave. As the Minister explained at a press-conference on Monday, the introduction of additional restrictive measures will depend on the developments in the next days. The issue of relaxation of part of the ...

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Zaev Talks about Government’s Success since Start of Term Three Years ago

The SDSM-led government was formed on 1 June 2017. On the occasion of the third anniversary, SDSM leader and former PM Zoran Zaev mentioned on Monday some of the ruling structure’s biggest achievements. “We became the 30th NATO member. We have a decision to start negotiations with the European Union,” he said. According to Zaev, Macedonia is the most positive ...

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Extortion Case: Jovanovski’s Lawyer Complains of Brutal Breaking of Law

“We saw no evidence,” showperson Bojan Jovanovski’s lawyer, Sasko Dukoski, said during Monday’s hearing over the Extortion case, in the frames of the defence’s closing arguments. According to him, his client is charged with money laundering allegedly committed in 2018, but prosecutors presented pieces of evidence dated 2017. “Evidence would be hidden, we wouldn’t be allowed to conduct insight into ...

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State of Emergency Extended for Another 14 Days

President Stevo Pendarovski declared on Saturday the extension of the state of emergency by another 14 days to June 13 due to the recent increase in coronavirus cases in the country. Caretaker PM Oliver Spasovski said that government’s top priority is protecting public health. “All measures it has adopted have been in line with protecting citizens’ health and the healthcare ...

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Spasovski: Infectious Diseases Committee to Review Opening Borders Question

The Government gave directions to the Infections Diseases Committee on reviewing the question around opening the borders in cooperation with MoFA. This was stated by Technical PM Oliver Spasovski after the end of the coordinative meeting of MP candidates for Election Unit 2 from the SDSM coalition in Kumanovo. “The Government gave directions, together with MoFA, the Infections Diseases Committee ...

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Xhaferi: Political Leaders to Use 14-Day Prolongation to Agree on Election Date

PS Talat Xhaferi, after Saturday’s Security Council stated that the party leaders need to sue the 14 additional days of state of emergency in order to reach consensus on the elections date. According to him, this is their responsibility, and repeated once again that the Parliament is dismissed and only the citizens through the voting process can assemble it. Xhaferi ...

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149 New COVID-19 Cases and 11 Deaths Over Past 3 Days

The new COVID-19 cases for Friday, Saturday and Sunday are 52, 35 and 62 respectively, while deaths are 4, 5 and 2. This makes a total of 149 new cases and 11 deaths over the past 3 days, although several sources believe that the Sunday numbers might be deflated. The largest concentration of new cases is Skopje. On Saturday was ...

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Election Date Deal Talks Intensifying

Talks to reach an election date deal are intensifying, but there has been no progress so far. The Government will most likely decide on Friday whether it will ask for the state of emergency to be extended, while the Security Council will make the decision on Saturday afternoon. According to caretaker PM Oliver Spasovski, if analyses show that there is ...

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Caretaker Interior Minister Levels Accusations at National Security Agency

Caretaker Interior Minister Nakje Culev has accused the National Security Agency of holding on to the technical possibility of intercepting communications, which, in his view, that violates Priebe’s laws and recommendations. At a press-conference on Thursday, Culev said he had no information whether the National Security Agency was carrying out illegal wire-tapping activities. However, he called on the Public Prosecutor’s ...

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Coronavirus Situation: 38 New Cases, 16 Cured Patients and Three Deaths

“Over the past 24 hours, 38 new COVID-19 cases have been registered,” the Public Health Institute said on Thursday. It was added that the same period had seen 16 new cured patients and three new deaths. 560 tests were taken in the 24-hour span. There are currently 469 active cases in Macedonia. One of those who died is Petar Mojsoski, ...

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