Latest News from Macedonia
Three candidates are running: the ruling SDSM-DUI coalition's Stevo Pendarovski, whose slogan is "Together forward"; opposition VMRO-DPMNE's Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova ("Justice for Macedonia, Fatherland is calling"); and Besim Blerim Reka, who represents a coalition of ethnic Albanian parties, whose slogan is, "Reka for the Republic."
Bulgaria will financially support 9 Western Balkan countries and the Eastern Partnership by providing grants of BGN 3 485 028 million for the implementation of projects for the development of education, science, culture, social integration and civil society.
This was announced by the press center of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday stated that Romania and the Hellenic Republic have the strongest economies in the Balkans. "Greece went through an economic crisis, but it overcame the crisis and today, with more strength and more optimism, it is looking to the future, while playing the important role it has always played in the Balkan area.
An earthquake of magnitude 2.5 on the Richter scale is registered on the territory of Bulgaria, near the border with northern Macedonia.
The earthquake was felt at 0:25 am tonight with an epicenter 10 kilometers east of Delchevo, northern Macedonia and 90 kilometers southwest of Sofia, with a depth of 10 kilometers.
There is no evidence of material damage.
Eight people who were arrested for digging illegally inside an archaeological site near the city of Serres in central Macedonia were led before a prosecutor on Tuesday.
The suspects, aged 31 to 61, were detained on Sunday afternoon for digging a 30-meter underground tunnel under the Monastery of Taxiarchis Mihail in the area of Efkarpia, hoping to find antiquities.