Balkan Insight’s Week in Pictures

Pope Francis leads a Holy Mass at the GSP Stadium in Nicosia, Cyprus, on December 3, 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE/Katia Christodoulou.

Soldiers carry a coffin with the remains of a victim from the bus accident near the village of Bosnek in Bulgaria at Skopje's International airport on December 3, 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE/Georgi Licovski.

Skopje will Receive the Remains of its Citizens that Died in the Bus Crash on Struma Highway

The bodies of those killed in the bus crash on the Struma highway will be transported to RN Macedonia by two military planes today, according to BGNES.

The fatal incident occurred in the early hours of November 23. 45 people lost their lives and injured 7.

President Radev: Bulgaria expects Dialogue with North Macedonia to Lead to Concrete Results

Bulgaria expects the bilateral dialogue with the Republic of North Macedonia to lead to concrete results.

This was stated by President Rumen Radev in a telephone conversation with Commissioner Oliver Varhei, which was held at the initiative of the European Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement, the press service of the head of state reported.

AFP: The “Struma” Tragedy in Bulgaria is the Worst Bus Accident in Europe for the Last Decade

Yesterday's bus crash in Bulgaria, which killed at least 46 people, is the worst bus crash in Europe in a decade. This is how Agence France-Presse (AFP) commented on the tragedy that happened early morning yesterday on the territory of Bulgaria with a bus with Macedonian registration.

A Family of 11 is Among the Dead on the “Struma” Highway Incident

Tragedy on "Struma" Highway: Passenger Bus Caught Fire, Leaving at least 46 Dead Including Children

The Republic of North Macedonia has declared national mourning in memory of the victims of the brutal crash of the Struma Highway.

November 24 has been declared a Day of National Mourning in Bulgaria

Technical Malfunction or Driver Error – the Main Versions of the Tragedy on "Struma"

Tragedy on "Struma" Highway: Passenger Bus Caught Fire, Leaving at least 46 Dead Including Children

A sudden malfunction or driver error are the two leading versions of the investigators of the severe accident. It is clear from the inspection that the bus first deviated and hit the right side of the road and an explosion was heard.