The deadly second wave of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic in Northern Greece, which is characterised by a super spread of the virus, took public health authorities by surprise, devastated local hospitals, and to a large extent changed the epidemiological picture of the country as a whole, stirring heightened concern in the population.
Bulgaria's insistence on blocking European Union accession talks with North Macedonia risks creating another fissure in NATO's southeastern flank. Two of its member-states - Greece and Turkey - are already deeply divided and now two more appear headed for a collision, over a two-century-old controversy on ethnic grounds.
A similar problem, to a lesser extent, appears when searching for news reports from May 5, 2015.
That was when the then opposition Social Democrats in North Macedonia published wiretapped recordings suggesting that police and top officials might have been involved in a police cover-up of the brutal murder of a young man, Martin Neskovski.
Three patients from Macedonia were taken to Covid-19 designated hospitals