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The Macedonian Red Cross said that some €260,000 had been gathered through the humanitarian telephone line that is still operational as well as from tickets to humanitarian aid concerts, events and theatre plays.
The Red Cross said it had also dispatched several convoys of trucks containing fresh water, food, sanitary necessities and clothes.
The 33 MPs from the opposition Social Democratic Party, SDSM, the Liberal Democrats, LDP, and the New Social Democrats, NSDP, have submitted formal resignations to the speaker of parliament.
They dispute the legitimacy of the April general and presidential elections and attribute the victory of Nikola Gruevski's VMRO DPMNE party to fraud.
Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) ministers of the countries participating in the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) reunite on Wednesday and Thursday in Bucharest at the Parliament Palace to tackle the regional cooperation on illegal migration and human trafficking, police collaboration, fight against corruption, and enhancement of judicial cooperation.
Macedonia's opposition Social Democrats, SDSM, have submitted a forensic analysis conducted in Serbia that they say proves that Gruevski's own voice can be heard on a telephone recording in which a man was discussing the sale of the bank.
The prosecution in Macedonia says it is still deciding whether to take this new alleged evidence into account, however.
SYRIZA took control of Greeces largest region, Attica, on Sunday but candidates backed by New Democracy were victorious in the majority of the 13 districts.
Leftist candidate Rena Dourou edged out Attica Governor Yiannis Sgouros by winning 50.83 percent in the closest result of the night. It is the first time that a left wing party has taken control of Attica.
Only 21,810 Bulgarians voted abroad in the European elections, as of 8 pm Bulgarian time.
The highest number of expat votes came from Spain, where 4,537 Bulgarians voted, Dnevnik reported. In Belgium, 2,190 people voted, 1,538 in Greece, 1,911 in Great Britain, 1,498 in France, and 1,571 in Germany.
Greeks vote today in the European Parliament elections and the second round of local polls.
The Day of Bulgarian Letters, Education and Culture, May 24, Saturday, will be marked in Rome, as well.
The Bulgarian officials, headed by Deputy Prime Minister Zinaida Zlatanova, will attend on May 24 the ceremony at Vatican's Basilica of San Clemente paying tribute at the grave of St Cyril, one of the missionary brothers who created the Cyrillic alphabet in the 9th century.
BELGRADE - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic thanked the Kingdom of Norway on Friday for being one of the greatest donors to flood-hit Serbia.
“Serbia will remember what the Kingdom of Norway has done for its people," Vucic said, adding that Norway has always stood by Serbia and offered its generous help.