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North Macedonia and Bulgaria vow to avoid clashes over national hero

The interior ministers of North Macedonia and neighboring Bulgaria met Monday to discuss security arrangements ahead of weekend celebrations to honor a 19th-century revolutionary viewed as a hero in both countries.

Oliver Spasovski held talks with Bulgaria's Ivan Demerdzhiev amid fears of potential clashes by opposing nationalist groups.

The US to Bulgaria and North Macedonia: Quickly Solve your Problems and Reduce Tension

The United States is calling on Bulgaria and North Macedonia to "de-escalate" their rhetoric and quickly resolve "bilateral disputes".

This is stated in a position of the US State Department, expressed to the Macedonian section of "Voice of America".

Bulgaria: The Roads in the Areas of Sofia have been Treated against Icing

This night, anti-icing treatments were carried out partially on the routes of the city transport, the Southern arc of the Sofia ring road and municipal roads in Zheleznitsa and Plana, reports the press center of the Capital Municipality.

In the Vitosha Nature Park, sanding was done on the Dragalevtsi-Aleko road.

North Macedonia Promised to Not Allow Incidents during the Celebration of Gotse Delchev, Bulgaria with Measures against Provocateurs

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of North Macedonia will take all necessary measures to ensure that the celebration of the anniversary of the birth of Gotse Delchev passes without incident. This was assured by the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of North Macedonia Oliver Spasovski after a meeting with his Bulgarian colleague Ivan Demerdzhiev.

Bulgaria: A Driver was Detained after a Spectacular Chase with the Police in Sofia

A driver was detained after a spectacular chase with the police in Sofia. The man did not stop for a police check.

The chase started from "Rozhen" Boulevard. The young man ran through three red lights.

Miraculously, there were no injuries, witnesses said. The police managed to stop the car on "Lomsko Shosse" Blvd.

Young Man is in Coma after an Accident between Car and Ambulance on the Ring Road in Sofia

A 30-year-old man is in a coma after an accident on the Ring Road in Sofia.

The accident occurred shortly after midnight, involving a vehicle driven by the victim and an EMS-Montana ambulance.

The seriously injured driver of the car was admitted to the Military Medical Academy.

Weather in Bulgaria: Two weeks of Winter with Snow and up to Minus 10 Degrees in some places

Winter will be present in Bulgaria for the next two weeks, with intermittent snow and low temperatures.

Clouds will break today, but cloudiness will increase again this evening from the west. The maximum temperatures will be between 0°C and 5°C, in Sofia - about 2 degrees Celsius, according to the NIMH forecast.

Bulgaria: The Snow caused Problems in Mountain Passes, Yellow Code for Heavy Rain in 11 Regions

The heavy snowfall created problems in the passes in the Middle Stara Planina and the Rhodope mountains.

Restrictions on the movement of trucks have been imposed through the Troyan - Karnare, Rozhen, Prevala and Pechinsko passes in Smolyan region.