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Pride Parade Livens Up North Macedonia’s Capital

Thousands of people attended the Pride parade in North Macedonia's capital on Saturday, which started at noon in the park in front of the national assembly in the centre of Skopje.

Livening up the otherwise sun-drenched and almost deserted city streets, the parade's participants and supporters strolled through the city centre and gathered in Skopje's main park.

North Macedonia Adds Country’s New Name to Passports, IDs

North Macedonia will start issuing new passports and IDs containing the country's new constitutional name "Republic of North Macedonia", starting July 1, Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski confirmed.

Vučić: I am worried about the other Montenegro, and if I answered him properly...

He said that people like Izetbegovi use his name to collect political points.
"The way I am, I am the worst, and I can say only one thing about all of them from the region, because they want to collect political points by mentioning me. I will not answer them, my strength lies in the successes of Serbia, vaccines and the fight against the epidemic", Vucic said.

Costas Karamanlis: The signing of the contract for E65 highway on Thursday

The contract for the northern part of the E65 highway will be signed tomorrow, as announced by the Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Mr. Costas Karamanlis, speaking to Parapolitika 90.1 FM. "A very big effort has been made in the last 23 months, we have worked intensively to unblock projects that we found "stuck".

North Macedonia, Turkey part of 'United Europe' project

North Macedonia and Turkey are part of the "United Europe" project, the North Macedonian president has said.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency on the sidelines of the three-day Antalya Diplomacy Forum which closed on Sunday, Stevo Pendarovski said: "Unfortunately, our common European stories are not so successful and good to hear."

Serbia Aligns With EU Sanctions on Belarus

The Council of Europe on Monday said several EU candidate countries in the Balkans had aligned themselves with the Council Decision to strengthen restrictive measures on Belarus by introducing a ban on the overflight of EU airspace and access to EU airports of Belarusian carriers of all kinds.

Bulgaria Takes over Rotating Presidency of SEDM Process

As of July 1, 2021, Bulgaria will become the rotating chair of the SEDM process (South East Europe Defence Ministerial). In preparation for the adoption of the mandate, representatives of the current President of the Republic of Albania are visiting Sofia until 18 June.

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, Bulgaria Boost Talks on History Dispute

Less than a week before the June 22 EU Council opens, North Macedonia's leaders are travelling to neighbouring Bulgaria to explore a possible breakthrough in their dispute that would prompt Sofia to lift its blockade on the start of Skopje's EU accession talks.

North Macedonia’s DUI’s Takes Big Gamble on Green Makeover

What no one imagined was that Ahmeti's DUI was promoting a profound conceptual and ideological redesign, in effect, becoming a green party.

Party with history of surprises

The head of DUI, Ali Ahmeti gives a speech during the commemoration of the killed NLA fighters on May 5, 2021. Photo DUI

TAB to launch production of lithium-ion cells in Prevalje

Mežica – TAB, the Mežica-based maker of starter batteries for cars and industrial batteries, has founded joint venture TAB-Haidi with an Asian partner to launch production of lithium-ion cells in Prevalje. According to TAB CEO Bogomir Auprih, the launch is expected in the spring of 2022. The project worth about EUR 100 million is to create 300 jobs.