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Belgrade – President Borut Pahor will visit Serbia on Sunday and Kosovo on Monday as he prepares for the next summit of the Brdo-Brijuni Process, a regional cooperation initiative. He is scheduled to meet Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić today, and Kosovar President Vjosa Osmani and Prime Minister Albin Kurti tomorrow.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will visit Kozani and Ioannina today and tomorrow.
Tomorrow, Friday, the Prime Minister will meet in Kozani with representatives of the University of Western Macedonia, will have a meeting with local bodies and will chair a meeting on the course of de-lignification and fair transition.
The weather will worsen over the next hours, today Monday (22-11-2021) and from the west with the main characteristics being heavy rains and thunderstorms, which will be accompanied locally by hail.
1. Today Monday (22-11-2021) heavy rains and thunderstorms will affect the Ionian Islands and gradually Epirus, western Sterea and western Peloponnese.
All of this while back in Gruevski's home country, things are in flux as well. Gruevski's conservative VMRO DPMNE party, which under his rule was widely accused of "capturing the state institutions" including the judiciary, is now in a serious position to take on the pro-European Social Democratic leader Zoran Zaev, who toppled Gruevski back in 2017.
With many hospitals in northern Greece and Thessaly at the verge of collapse due to the enormous and steadily growing number of COVID-19 cases, the government is poised to proceed with the conscription of private doctors if they continue to ignore the government's plea for them to join the battle to prevent a disaster in the National Health System.
North Macedonia's main opposition VMRO DPMNE party on Monday filed a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, sticking to its promise to do so unless Zaev resigned by the 2.30pm ultimatum it gave him.
The MP and VMRO DPMNE vice-president Aleksandar Nikolovski confirmed this at a press conference in Skopje.
In an address late on Sunday evening, Zoran Zaev said he is resigning from his position as North Macedonia's Prime Minister and as leader of the Social Democrats, after the party's defeat in the capital of Skopje and other important towns to the opposition right-wing VMRO DPMNE party during the election runoffs this weekend.
Nearly a month after the government lifted restrictions on COVID-19 vaccinated individuals in high-risk red zones, it is reviewing possible public health restrictions in those zones, such as northern Greece, where the vaccination rate is particularly low and hospitals are reeling with ICUs filled to capacity.