NORTH MACEDONIA

North Macedonia sent tanks to Ukraine, Russia reacts

Russia called out the decision of Macedonian authorities to donate tanks to Ukraine describing it as a mistake. According to the spokeswoman for the Russian...

Pendarovski accuses Moscow of interfering in North Macedonia

Competent bodies have information about persons who entered North Macedonia to cause provocations during the recent civil protests, but also for the financing of...

‘They won’t stop here!’ Macedonian citizens on why they’re skeptical of accession talks

Many citizens in North Macedonia are expressing their skepticism when it comes to whether or not much will change, after today’s start of accession...

Protocol signed between North Macedonia and Bulgaria

This Sunday, the second meeting between the Joint Intergovernmental Commission between North Macedonia and Bulgaria took place in Sofia. At the end of the meeting,...

Macedonian minister calls on protestors: Refrain from using hate speech!

The minister of interior in North Macedonia, Oliver Spasovski, called on protestors in Skopje to refrain from using hate speech. In addition, he stated that...

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Macedonian MPs will meet again today to discuss French proposal

The Macedonian Parliament will convene again today and try to adopt the draft of the French proposal, following a failed attempt during yesterday’s plenum. Meanwhile,...

N.Macedonia, opposition MP tears up document detailing French proposal

Macedonian opposition MP from VMRO DPMNE, Dafina Stojanoska tore up a document of the French proposal during today’s plenum. Before discussions officially started in today’s...

Macedonian protestors warn what would happen if parliament was to adopt the French proposal

Protestors against the French proposal in North Macedonia said they wouldn’t be able to control their anger if parliament were to adopt it during...

VMRO-DPME against French proposal, Mickovski: Don’t fall prey to pressure

VMRO DPMNE leader Hristjan Mickovski called on its MPs and those in power to refuse to vote on the French proposal. Mickoski told MPs to...

N.Macedonia, Parliament convenes in special session to discuss French proposal

A plenum has been called by the Macedonian Parliament to discuss the French proposal for the resolution of the country’s dispute with Bulgaria. Macedonian MPs...

Albanian who protected his hotel at gunpoint in Skopje risks 5 years in prison

Isuf Koka, the Albanian man who pointed a gun at hooligans in order to protect his hotel in Skopje, now risks going to prison...

Scholz: Even if N.Macedonia accepts the French proposal, EU accession won’t be easy

German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, spoke to North Macedonia in a speech earlier today, during which he said that the country is now close to...

Macedonian Parliament to discuss French proposal today

North Macedonia’s Parliament speaker, Talat Xhaferi, will be meeting with floor leaders today to discuss the French proposal on overcoming the ongoing dispute with...

‘Ready for EU integration’, Kovacevski after meeting with Rama and Vucic

“Our cooperation through the Open Balkan initiative is concrete. It aims to achieve an economically strong region that is ready for EU integration”. This is...

PHOTO | Skopje police arrest Albanian over protecting hotel at gunpoint against hooligans

Isuk Koka, who pointed a gun at hooligans in Skopje to protect his hotel has been arrested by Macedonian police. Journalist Ferikan Iljazi reported from...

Why do some Macedonians fear the French proposal?

Kristijan Benito is one of the protestors in North Macedonia who has been sleeping under the open sky for the past 4 days due...

Michel: First IGC would happen within days of N.Macedonia accepting French proposal

If North Macedonia decides to accept the French proposal for the resolution of its dispute with Bulgaria, the First Intergovernmental Conference would be held...

Opposition protests in Skopje against French proposal

Tens of thousands of citizens holding their national flags in Skopje, went out to protest the recent French proposal which aims to resolve disagreements...

Security Council convenes in N.Macedonia to discuss French proposal

Macedonian president Stevo Pendarovski called a meeting of the Security Council on Sunday, where the modified proposal of the French presidency on the opening...

Protests in N.Macedonia, head of opposition: Kovacevski has to step down

Thousands of citizens joined last night's protest organized by the Macedonian opposition party VMRO DPMNE which took place before the government's bulding in Skopje. Through...

N.Macedonia reports record prices for basic food basket

Inflation reached a new record high in North Macedonia, at a rate of 12%. Statistics show that the price of products in the basic food...

VMRO-DPMNE, court seizes opposition party’s headquarters in N.Macedonia

Skopje’s Criminal Court decided to confiscate the headquarters of the Macedonian opposition party VMRO-DPMNE and 30 other district branches across North Macedonia due to...

N.Macedonia becomes the first Balkan country to start talks for strategic dialogue with US

Today, North Macedonia will start talks regarding the strategic dialogue with the United States. According to the US Department of State, this dialogue will focus...

VIDEO | Former tobacco warehouse in Tetovo goes up in flames, 3 injured so far

This morning, a large fire broke out in the former tobacco warehouse in Tetovo, which had for some time been used as a storage...

Bujar Osmani ‘reopens’ North Macedonia’s embassy in Ukraine

Head of diplomacy in North Macedonia, Bujar Osmani, visited Ukraine as a sign of solidarity and support for the resistance of the Ukrainian people. In...

Macedonian citizens say they don’t have enough savings to go on vacation

The lift of anti-COVID restrictions has brought up the number of tourists in North Macedonia. “The interest this year has been quite high. A positive...

Opposition calls to summon parliament speaker over ‘serious violations’

The main opposition party in North Macedonia announced on Thursday that it will submit an interpellation initiative against the Speaker of the Assembly Talat...

Another 9 years added to Gruevski’s prison sentence

The former Prime Minister of North Macedonia, Nikola Gruevski, has just received another 9 years to his prison sentence. Gruevski, who has been living in exile in...

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...

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Mediu: Opposition parties propose May 14 to hold the upcoming local election

The chairman of the Republican Party, Fatmir Mediu, said that the opposition parties as an alliance for change have proposed May 14 as the...

“600 thousand euros for leisure services”, Blushi’s denunciation of the Defense Ministry

The Secretary General of the Freedom Party, Tedi Blushi, denounced the ministry of defense during an interview with Euronews Albania, saying that it is...

Kim’s statements, Fevziu: I see her meetings with the opposition as a form of support

Journalist Bledi Fevziu said that he sees the meeting between the US ambassador in Tirana Yuri Kim and the head of the Freedom Party Ilir...

Meta: Freedom Party is open to cooperating with any opposition factor

The head of the Freedom Party, Ilir Meta, said in a press conference that he is open to cooperating with the entire opposition for...

Begaj meets with representatives of the opposition to settle on the date of the local election

This afternoon, a meeting is expected to take place between President Bajram Begaj and leaders of opposition parties. Fatmir Mediu, Dashamir Shehi, Vangjel Dule and...

Energy-saving, Rama: Reasons why we could return to the price band

Prime Minister Edi Rama has revealed the reasons why we could be returning to the price band for energy consumption. In an interview for "Now"...

Internationals are not against fiscal amnesty, claims Rama

We are not against any international institution and any international partners." This is what Prime Minister, Edi Rama, said in an interview for the "Now"...

Rama: DP is funded with Russian money, only a handful of people know

Prime Minister Edi Rama declared that DP has been funded with Russian money. In his speech to Parliament, the head of government stated that a...

Final draft for the territorial reform, DP requests the addition of 33 municipalities

The Democratic Party has come up with concrete proposals regarding the new administrative division. Experts from the opposition have presented the final report, where they...

Albanians on the list of citizens deported the most from EU countries

Albanians remain on the list of the most deported citizens from countries of the European Union. According to Eurostat data, during the second quarter of...

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Mass exodus of Albanian doctors to Germany, 3.500 have left in the past 10 years

The departure of doctors and nurses in recent years to Germany has become a serious problem. In just 10 years, 3500 professionals from the healthcare...

New official documents leaked by Iranian hackers

The so-called ‘Homeland Justice’ site has released another list of documents from the Albanian state police files. This time, they include a list of contingent...

Cyber-attacks, Noka: Hackers have obtained data from the TIMS and Memex systems

Democratic MP Flamur Noka, said after today’s meeting of the Security Council that the fact that the TIMS and Memex systems were hacked is...

Police: MEMEX has not been affected, the leaked data isn’t related to the database

The State Police announced that the MEMEX system has not been hacked and that the recently leaked data is not related to the database...

Millions behind the towers, in 2 years over 600 million euros worth of permits granted in Tirana

The value of construction permits granted in Tirana during 2020 and 2021 amounts to around 800 million euros. 327 million euros is the value of...

Far from territorial consensus, SP and DP also meet for the electoral reform

Monday, October 3, is expected to begin with a busy parliamentary agenda for Albanian legislators. The work will first start in the territorial reform commission...

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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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