NORTH MACEDONIA

“There’s no crisis”, minister Bekteshi: Citizens covered until January

The Commission on the Electro Energetic crisis in North Macedonia dismissed the need to proclaim a state of crisis, during its recent meeting. According to...

Zaev opts out of picking favorites between BDI and Besa in the upcoming runoffs battle

North Macedonia’s PM, Zoran Zaev, hasn’t preferred to single out any of the candidates from his two Albanian allies – the BDI coalition and...

Attacks on reporters in N. Macedonia during electoral campaign; civil servants also to blame

Now that the local elections in North Macedonia have wrapped up and politicians have lowered their tones, it’s the journalists’ turn to speak up....

Ruling and opposition parties claim victory but official results have yet to be announced

Results of the Macedonian local elections aren’t in yet but the opposition parties led by VMRO-DPMNE claimed victory last night, even though official results...

N. Macedonia: Albanian parties in the lead in several communes; BDI wins 3 cities

After the end of voting for the Macedonian local elections, the ruling parties – Social-Democratic Alliance and BDI – seem to have the lead...

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LIVE RESULTS: North Macedonia begins counting ballots of local polls

Polls closed in North Macedonia with a participation rate of 49%, or around 846,000 eligible voters.  The ethnic Albanian parties, namely BDI, Besa, Alternative, and...

Bujar Osmani: North Macedonia showed to be a country with a mature democracy

The deputy prime minister of North Macedonia, as well spokesperson of the Democratic Union for Integration, commended the electoral process and emphasized that it...

Police receive report of possible armed group that might wreak havoc on election day

A political subject in North Macedonia has informed the police and filed charges against a group of 83 individuals, who are thought to be...

Macedonian president has a positive outlook on the electoral process so far

The president of North Macedonia, Stevo Pendarovski has positively praised the progression of the local elections so far. In a statement for the press, the...

Voting in N. Macedonia takes off but gets caught up in technicalities

The voting process during the 2021 local elections in North Macedonia got off to a good start but has been running into technical problems...

Who are the Albanians racing in the Macedonian local elections?

In the country’s 7th local elections since its independence, Albanian parties in North Macedonia will be running in 18 of the communes. At the...

N. Macedonia’s local elections commence, 1.8 million eligible to vote

North Macedonia is holding the first round of its local elections, this Sunday. A total of 80 new commune leaders will be elected including...

Four arrested in North Macedonia over alleged vote-buying

The Police of North Macedonia has arrested four people on suspicions of vote-buying ahead of the country’s local polls on Sunday. The suspects were caught...

PM Zaev on energy crisis: Price will not change for the rest of the year

The price of electric energy in North Macedonia will not change for the rest of the year, declared prime minister Zoran Zaev in a...

Over 300 candidates to run for local polls due on October 17

Local elections in North Macedonia will take place on October 17. 301 candidates are competing in the mayoral race, of which 8.31% are women. 12 candidates...

New academic year begins amid restrictive measures, students oppose online classes

The new academic school year entered under a set of security measures for many universities in North Macedonia. Private universities opened the doors to...

Bulgaria and North Macedonia clash, overshadowing the European perspective of the Westen Balkans once again  

16 seconds of silence for the 16 years that were lost being a candidate for EU membership, was the way that deputy PM for...

Gunshots during electoral campaign, PM Zaev: This should never happen again!  

The campaign for the local elections in North Macedonia has kicked off with incidents and disruption of public order. During the two rallies organized by...

Party activist fires gun straight into the air during election rally

The election campaign ahead of the local polls in North Macedonia kicked off in a highly unusual way. Supporters fired gunshots, as a sign of...

Ursula von der Leyen: The future of North Macedonia is in the EU

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, reiterated her full support on formally launching negotiations for the accession of North Macedonia...

Ursula von der Leyen arrives in Skopje

After visiting Albania, the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has just arrived in Skopje. Von der Leyen was welcomed at the...

North Macedonia proposes booster dose for three categories

The Immunization Committee of North Macedonia has recommended a third dose on several categories. Health experts suggest that the booster dose is administered to all...

Tetovo hospital coordinator: Speed in which flames spread, suspicious

The coordinator of the modular hospital in Tetovo said that they do not suspect that it was not an accident however, the pace at...

North Macedonia announces three days of national mourning over deadly hospital fire

The government of North Macedonia has announced three days of national mourning after the deadly hospital fire on Wednesday evening. At least 14 people have...

At least 14 dead in Tetovo’s hospital fire

At least fourteen people have been confirmed dead from the massive fire that erupted Wednesday evening at a temporary hospital for COVID-19 patients in...

COVID-hospital goes up in flames in Tetovo

A big fire has suddenly broken out on Wednesday night in Tetovo’s modular COVID-designated hospital, where COVID-patients are currently being treated. At the moment, there...

37 victims and 870 new COVID-19 daily cases recorded in North Macedonia

On Tuesday, North Macedonia registered the highest number of victims since April. Authorities confirmed that the virus claimed the lives of 37 citizens over...

Afghan woman gives birth at the hospital of Skopje

On Tuesday, an Afghan woman gave birth at the hospital of Skopje in North Macedonia just shortly after landing. She is among the 149 Afghan...

149 Afghan citizens land at the airport of Skopje

The first group of Afghan refugees arrived in Skopje on Monday night and were welcomed by several high-government representatives. 149 Afghans will be accommodated close...

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‘We will help you with your EU integration, says Czech ambassador

We are ready to help Albania in its path towards EU integration, as soon as we get a hold of the presidency at the...

Rama accepts DP’s request to create a Special Commission for the Electoral Reform

Prime Minister Edi Rama has officially accepted a request made by the Democratic Party on establishing a Special Commission for the Electoral Reform. Sources reveal...

Restraining orders for domestic violence see steady rise in Vlora

Figures on violence against women in Vlora have reached alarming rates in the district of Vlora. Referring to the police load on domestic violence...

COVID-19 in Albania: 5 dead and 672 new confirmed cases

Five citizens died from COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, while 672 tested positive. In total, more than 172,950 people have won the battle against...

Grading technology at the polls, CEC: Elections marked by successful processes

Incorporating technology in the parliamentary elections had a cost of €30 million. What portion of this new technology will be put to use in...

7 new concessions in 2022, Milot-Fier highway results costliest

The Milot-Fier highway, part of the Adriatic–Ionian motorway, also known as the Blue Corridor, will cost €1.5 billion. This is one of the costliest...

Government shifts focus on rebuilding houses damaged by the earthquake

The Albanian government has signed several acts this week, denoting that it is shifting its attention to rebuilding homes that were brought down to...

Exclusive | Names of newly appointed Chief Commissioners in Tirana

Euronews Albania has learned the names of the newly appointed Chiefs of Tirana’s Commissariats. In Albania, commissariats are separate police stations – that fall...

Prosecution begins probe into mass poisoning incident in Kruja

Kruja Prosecution has begun investigations into the case of 500 residents that were poisoned yesterday and had to receive urgent care. The judicial body also...

Helsinki Committee asks parties to consult Venice Commission on Political Vetting

The Constitutional changes proposed by DP and SP must go through specific stages of inclusive discussions and debates before we can think of taking...

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Albania receives batch of 117,000 Pfizer doses

Albania received a batch of 117,000 Pfizer doses on Tuesday evening. Prime Minister Edi Rama confirmed on Facebook that the delivery is part of a...

Passengers caught unprepared as Italy begins implementing new travel measures

Long queues were formed on Tuesday at Tirana International Airport as passengers were obliged to do the rapid test in compliance with new travel...

COVID-19 in Albania: 8 victims and 650 new cases

Albania logged 650 new cases, more than half of what it recorded yesterday (264). Eight people died from COVID-related complications taking the official toll to...

Correctional Tribunal of Paris has accepted the lawsuit against Blinken, declares Berisha

Former Prime Minister Sali Berisha announced on Tuesday that the Correctional Tribunal of Paris has accepted his defamation lawsuit against US Secretary of State...

Stealing energy for survival, residential consumers top the offenders’ list

More than eight people are prosecuted on a daily basis as part of a nationwide action combatting energy theft launched around two weeks ago...

$5.2 billion for 2022 State Budget as government signals 4.1% economic growth   

The 2022 State Budget will amount to $5.2 billion US dollars, which represents a 10.6% rise compared to last year. Meanwhile, spending will also...

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North Macedonia to welcome first groups of Afghan refugees

Following the footsteps of its neighbor Albania and Kosovo, North Macedonia is also set to welcome its first group of citizens from Afghanistan fleeing...

31 Macedonian former employees return from Afghanistan

A group of 31 Macedonian citizens that used to be employed in Afghanistan have now returned to their home countries. They have given their...

North Macedonia prepared to shelter Afghan citizens

The government of North Macedonia is ready to take in Afghan citizens, who have been working with the armed forces and peacekeeping missions of...

20 years since the Ohrid Agreement, how has it been implemented thus far?

Deemed as the contract for the coexistence of Albanians and Macedonians in North Macedonia, the Ohrid Agreement was signed precisely 20 years ago. After more...

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