NORTH MACEDONIA

Around 4 000 businesses closed in N.Macedonia due to price hikes

The price of basic items in North Macedonia has been on the rise, thus making living conditions for regular citizens all the more difficult. According...

Opposition sticks to boycott as government shuns dialogue

The Prime Minister of North Macedonia Dimitar Kovacevski ruled out government efforts to dialogue in case the opposition continues to press on holding snap...

Political crisis continues in N. Macedonia, opposition calls for snap elections

For the past 3 days, the Macedonian Parliament has been nearly non-functional, due to the block being imposed by the main opposition party VMRO...

Minister Bekteshi says €172 million in subsidies allocated for energy crisis

The Minister of Economy of North Macedonia, Kreshnik Bekteshi, attended the Tirana Economic Forum on Tuesday, where among other things he also spoke about the...

Opposition party blocks plenum in N.Macedonia and calls for snap elections

The opposition party VMRO DPMNE in North Macedonia has officially blocked active process of the Macedonian Parliament. VMRO DPMNE warned that they will block all...

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N.Macedonia, opposition makes ultimatum for snap elections

North Macedonia is on the brink of yet another political crisis due to the opposition threatening to Parliament proceedings. The opposition party VMRO DPMNE, has...

Opposition seeks snap elections or else warns of parliament boycott

North Macedonia’s opposition is pressing the ruling majority on holding snap elections after VMRO-DPMNE swept the local polls. They warned on Friday to boycott to...

Over 13,000 workers didn’t get their paycheck

Over 13,000 employed people in North Macedonia did not receive their minimum wage of €290 in March, despite working full hours. A majority come from...

Strike spirals out of control as teachers refuse to return to school

The executive board of North Macedonia's Union of Workers in Education called on Friday for the prompt suspension of the strike and immediate return...

Donfried says N.Macedonia deserves prompt launch of accession talks

Senior US State Department official Karen Donfried arrived in North Macedonia on Thursday where she is set to meet with top state officials. The American...

Varhelyi from Skopje: No time to lose on opening negotiations

The EU Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi met on Wednesday in Skopje with PM Dimitar Kovacevski. In a message shared on social media,...

North Macedonia to raise wages of teaching staff by 12%

After more than 2 weeks since the beginning of the hunger strike started by Macedonian public school teachers, an agreement has been reached between...

Nikola Gruevski sentenced to 7 years in prison for money laundering

The former prime minister of North Macedonia Nikola Gruevski was handed on Thursday a 7-year prison sentence in connection to the so-called ‘Parcels in...

North Macedonia lifts travel restrictions

The government of North Macedonia decided on Tuesday to lift travel restrictions. Euronews Albania correspondent in Skopje, Ferikan Iljazi reports that the decision comes after...

Week 2 of public school teacher’s hunger strike in N.Macedonia

Public school teachers in North Macedonia have entered their second week since the start of their hunger strike. The reason for this strike is low...

Rumania is against the decoupling of N. Macedonia and Albania

Macedonian MFA, Bujar Osmani received his Rumanian homolog Bogdan Auresku during an official visit to Skopje. During their joint press conference, Osmani said that there...

Former minister sentenced to over 3 years in jail

North Macedonia’s former transportation minister Mile Janakievski was sentenced on Tuesday to 3 years and 6 months behind bars over the so-called ‘Toplik’ case. Five...

North Macedonia commemorates NATO accession amid calls for swift EU integration

North Macedonia commemorated the day it joined NATO amid calls denouncing the Russian aggression in Ukraine and bringing the war to an end. Prime Minister...

Education staff threaten to go on strike over low wages

Education staff in North Macedonia declared that if the government does not raise their salaries by 18%, they will enter a massive hunger strike. The...

North Macedonia census reveals over 29% of the population is Albanian

North Macedonia published Wednesday the official data of the National Census, where it results that ethnic Albanians make up one-third of the country’s population. 29.5%...

North Macedonia expels 5 Russian diplomats

North Macedonia publicly designated as ‘persona non-grata’ five Russian diplomats. On Monday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Russian Ambassador Sergei Bazdnikin to convey the...

North Macedonia axes tax on essential food products

The war in Ukraine has led to an increase in almost all basic food products in North Macedonia, about 20% more expensive to be...

North Macedonia to deliver humanitarian aid to Ukraine

North Macedonia is gathering humanitarian aid to send to Ukraine. The government and the Red Cross urged citizens in Skopje to donate whatever they can,...

N.Macedonia calls on all citizens to get away from Ukraine

North Macedonia has reiterated its call on all citizens who are currently located in Ukraine. According to a press statement posted by the Foreign Ministry...

Is technology producing analphabetism?

A study conducted by the State Statistical Office of the Republic of North Macedonia in cooperation with UNICEF revealed worrying data showing that more...

N. Macedonia to have an Albanian premier in the run-up to the elections, says Talat Xhafari

North Macedonia will have an Albanian prime minister 100 days ahead of the elections, with or without an interim government, said Talat Xhaferi for...

North Macedonia to send an ambassador to Bulgaria

North Macedonia’s foreign affairs minister Bujar Osmani announced that in the upcoming days they will appoint an ambassador to Bulgaria. According to him, the fact...

New Macedonian cabinet gets sworn in, 10 out of 21 ministers are ethnic-Albanians

This Sunday at midnight, North Macedonia’s Parliament has adopted the new cabinet of ministers for the country’s new Social-Democratic government, led by Dimitar Kovacevski. The...

Backlash due to new government in N.Macedonia, former PM slams agreement with Bulgaria

The new government of North Macedonia has become a cause for discontent amongst many former officials, who used to hold government positions. The deputy incumbent...

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DP’s first presidential nominees revealed

The parliamentary group of the Democratic Party met on Thursday to come to an agreement on the names to be proposed for president. The two...

Dozens arrested after major SPAK raid in Tirana, Durres, Elbasan

SPAK conducted a major raid across several cities on Thursday. The operation tackling individuals allegedly involved in criminal gangs took place in Elbasan, Durres, and...

Xhacka: Albania supports UN’s call on global food security

Albania has joined the call for the Days of Action on Global Food Security at the United Nations and will work to implement the...

DP set to present today its presidential nominees

The parliamentary group of the Democratic Party will meet today at 12 PM to decide who will be their presidential nominees On Wednesday, Socialists accepted...

Rama hits back at Djukanovic, Osmani for criticizing Open Balkan

Prime Minister Edi Rama reacted to comments made Wednesday by the Presidents of Kosovo and Montenegro criticizing the Open Balkan initiative. During an official visit...

Dashamir Shehi: Ready to run for president if parties agree

The opposition group “Alliance for a Change” nominated Dashamir Shehi as their presidential candidate. This was confirmed by the leader of the Republican Party, Fatmir...

Durres-Prishtina railway project to start this year, says Balluku

Albania is seeking to invest in its railway system in the near future, including here a route that will connect the coastal city of...

Money laundering lands Albania on grey list for second year in a row

Albania did not make any significant progress last year in its fight against money laundering. Moneyval, the monitoring body of the Council of Europe on...

Shkodra attracts over 10,000 tourists more than pre-pandemic levels

Cultural tourism in Shkodra was one of the sectors that were paralyzed during the first two years of the pandemic. 2019 marked a good year...

New York road gets named after Albanian hero ‘Skanderbeg’

A road in New York has been named after the Albanian national hero, Gjergj Kastrioti Skanderbeg. The Albanian community organized a large gathering with traditional...

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Agreement for the new president, only the opposition will propose a candidature during the 2nd and 3rd round

In today’s meeting of the Leader’s Conference, the Socialist Party and the opposition agreed that during the second and third rounds, only the opposition...

Alibeaj: The president must be elected during the first 3 rounds

The president should be elected within the first 3 rounds. This is what Democratic MP Enkelejd Alibeaj stated earlier today during the meeting of Leaders...

Elbasan Judge Enkeleda Kapedani officially discharged from office

The Independent Qualification Commission (KPK) has officially discharged the Judge of Elbasan’s District Court, Enkeleda Kapedani. The decision was made after the judge wasn’t able...

Negotiations for the election of the new president underway

Negotiations between the ruling majority and the opposition for the election of the new president will continue today with the presence of the press. The...

Albania has the highest divorce rate in the entire Balkan region

According to EUROSTAT, Albania ranks first in the region in terms of its number of divorces Euronews Albania published a graphic representation of the data...

Price of raw materials in the building industry went up by 20-40%

The price of raw materials in the building industry went up by 20-40% since the end of the pandemic and the start of the...

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COVID-19 deaths surpass 8,000 as Omicron surge continues

1,964 citizens tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday in North Macedonia, while 7 died after suffering complications caused by the virus. According to data from...

Parliament set to vote on new cabinet on Saturday

The new leader of North Macedonia’s Social Democrats and prime minister-designate Dimitar Kovacevski submitted on Tuesday to the Assembly the names of his new...

N.Macedonia’s new government, Kovacevski proposes names of cabinet members

SDSM leader and the one mandated to form the new government in North Macedonia, Dimitar Kovacevski has confirmed this Monday that the names of...

Specialist identifies the most common features of ‘Flurona’

Infectious disease specialist in North Macedonia Fadil Cana told Euronews Albania that the so-called ‘Flurona’, which implies a combination of COVID-19 and the flu,...

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