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Winemakers to get back consumption tax paid for this year

Wine producers will finally get back the tax the previous government had imposed on them until December 2018, but which is still being collected this year.

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told producers at Imathia, in central Macedonia, on Friday that the legal clause for that purpose will be included in the tax bill expected to be passed into law in the coming weeks.

North Macedonia Commemorates Soldiers Killed in Yugoslav Wars

Senior presidential, government and municipal officials, as well as representatives of war veterans, laid flowers on Friday in front of the monument dubbed 'Mother's Broken Wing' in central Skopje in memory of the 54 young Macedonians who lost their lives amid the collapse of the federal Yugoslav state.

Mitsotakis tells Zaev Prespes deal must be honored for EU accession talks to begin

In talks with North Macedonia Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday underlined the importance of the so-called Prespes accord being honored if the Balkan country is to achieve its aim of starting accession talks with the European Union. 

Germany offers support on North Macedonia’s stalled EU bid

Germany's foreign minister has offered backing for North Macedonia's efforts to start membership talks with the European Union, after a minority of EU members blocked the process.
Heiko Maas said Wednesday that the EU "has to open the doors" to the Balkan country and said the people of North Macedonia should not be disappointed with the setback.

Mitsotakis to meet with Zaev, Borisov in Thessaloniki on Thursday

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is to meet with North Macedonia's Zoran Zaev and Bulgaria's Boyko Borisov on Thursday on the sidelines of the Thessaloniki Summit 2019, a business event organized by the Federation of Industries of Greece.

Mitsotakis' first meeting with Zaev was on September 24 in New York, on the sidelines of a United Nations meeting.

Power pole vandalism leaves migrant camp in darkness

A migrant camp near the small town of Agia Varvara in the regional unit of Imathia, central Macedonia, was left without electricity on Wednesday after unknown individuals chainsawed a wooden power pole located outside the camp and damaged two more.
Maintainance crews who were called at the camp found one power pole had fallen down.

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