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Tomorrow morning Pope Francis will travel from Bulgaria to Northern Macedonia. About the moods in Skopje in the expectation of the Holy Father tells Eliana Dimitrova, journalist from the BNT.
Tomorrow at noon at Macedonia Square in Skopje Pope Francis will serve the Holy Mass. About 15,000 people are expected to attend, not only from Macedonia, but from Croatia, Albania, Kosovo.
Zarife Hasanaj. Photo courtesy: Ministry of Defence of Albania
"The incident occurred during a training mission," Bardhyl Kollcaku, a brigade general in the army told the media.
Zarife Hasanaj, 32, was part of a team participating in the Enhanced Forward Presence mission, a major NATO operation in Eastern Europe designed to encounter security threats from Russia.
At the first press conference after the Berlin summit, the Kosovo prime minister assessed that the "Berlin summit stabilized the region" and that the Paris summit in early July would be "a meeting of teams for the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, which will be exclusively dedicated to this process."
The Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has crossed the rocky mountains of Albania, putting it on track to start delivering gas to Europe next year.
Stretching for 878 km (546 miles) from Turkey's border across Greece, Albania's mountains, and the Adriatic Sea to Italy, TAP is a cornerstone of the European Union's energy security policy to wean the bloc off Russian gas.
Until last month, my house was surrounded on four sides by olive groves. Now, there are olive trees on three sides. On the fourth, a building site. The Greek proverb is: To cut down an olive tree is like killing a man. If so, then last month a mass murderer committed a chainsaw massacre to make way for four holiday apartments.
Greeks are the most stressed people in the world, according to the results of the Gallup 2019 Global Emotions report conducted on a sample of 150,000 people in 140 countries.
According to the poll, which was conducted last year, 59 percent of Greeks said they "experienced a lot of stress yesterday," putting Greece at the top of the chart for the third consecutive year.
Three foreign nationals - two 29-year-olds and a 26-year-old - were arrested in a mountainous region of Thesprotia in northwestern Greece, not far from the border with Albania, at midnight on Wednesday after being found in possession of 122.75 kilograms of unprocessed hashish.
The drugs were reportedly contained in 113 packages inside rucksacks being carried by the three suspects.
Democratic Party protesters hold a placard saying "Rama Go" at a rally in Tirana on February 16. Photo: BIRN
Led by Astrit Patozi, a former deputy chairman of the main opposition Democratic Party, the new party says it hopes to be the main electoral alternative to both the government and the opposition.