All News on Social Issues in Macedonia

Bulgarians in Macedonia: At the Census we were Insulted and Recorded as Macedonians

"Citizens who declared themselves Bulgarians were regularly and directly insulted and belittled by enumerators, instructors and other members of the enumeration commissions."

This is what the Ivan Mihailov Cultural Center in Bitola is warning about on the occasion of the census in North Macedonia, which ended on September 30th.

North Macedonia’s Sensitive Census ‘On Track for Success’

Despite the difficulties it has encountered, the head count in North Macedonia at the moment is going well, the authorities said on Monday, expressing hope that the first census for almost two decades will come to a successful conclusion in ten days' time.

Montenegrin Govt Urged to Host Afghan Refugees

Afghan evacuees arrive at Skopje airport in North Macedonia on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE/Georgi Licovski

The NGO activists urged the Montenegrin government to "enable anyone who is on its territory to express their intention and apply for asylum, in accordance with the procedure provided by the [Montenegrin] Law on International and Temporary Protection of Foreign Citizens".

Week in Review: Reshuffling the Cards

Boiling Point

Montenegrin parliament speaker Aleksa Becic (left) and Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapic. Photo: Government of Montenegro

North Macedonia Busts Migrant-Smuggling Ring

North Macedonia's police searched 11 premises in the capital Skopje and in the towns of Veles, Stip, Strumica and Valandovo on Wednesday, arresting six suspected members of a migrant-smuggling group.

Three more suspects are still being sought, police said.

Thousands entering Serbia to get a vaccine VIDEO

Crossings with Bosnia and Herzegovina completely jammed.
Border crossings cameras are showing convoys of vehicles entering Serbia at the crossings of Mali Zvornik, Sremska Raca and Trbusnica.
Convoys of vehicles are also registered at the Horgos crossing, at the entrance to Serbia from Hungary, but also at Batrovci and the Sid crossing towards Croatia.

Evros residents denounce visiting migration minister

Residents of Orestiada in the Evros border region in northwestern Greece greeted visiting Migration Minister Notis Mitarakis on Monday with a hail of stones, firecrackers, eggs and plastic cups of coffee to express their opposition to government plans to increase the capacities of the local reception and identification center for asylum seekers and the pre-departure detention facility.

EU prospects: Green light for Western Balkans, red for North Macedonia and Albania?

The annual conclusions of the EU Council on Enlargement, Stabilization and Association of the Western Balkans are on the agenda of the ambassadors of the member states who will discuss this issue in the afternoon.
The conclusions were previously blocked by Bulgaria, which primarily vetoed the negotiating framework for North Macedonia.

Editorial: Support the National Health System!

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic highlighted the tremendous significance of public health and made people cognisant that without protecting people's health there can be no normalcy in everyday life.

In an environment fraught with economic threats and restrictions the economy cannot function effectively and efficiently and society cannot flower and create.

Editorial: Shadows and whispers

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.

North Macedonia: Police find 148 migrants in trucks

Police in North Macedonia say they have discovered 148 migrants crammed into trucks in two separate operations in central and northern parts of the country, and have arrested two men on suspicion of trafficking migrants.

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