Latest News from Macedonia

EU answer to W Balkan issues, Pahor tells Munich conference

Munich – President Borut Pahor took part in a panel debate on the Western Balkans at the Munich Security Conference on Sunday, arguing the EU enlargement process should be stepped up and offering the EU as the answer to all the issues troubling the region.

Skopje might pick Agneza Rusi as Ambassador to Sofia

One of the most experienced diplomats at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of North Macedonia, Agneza Rusi, will be sent as ambassador to Sofia. "The government accepted the proposal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for ambassador to Bulgaria and proposed it to the country's president", announced Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani today after a briefing.

Greece Removes COVID-19 Test for Entry

From Monday, Greece will remove the requirement for a negative test for COVID-19 to enter the country, Health Minister Thanos Plevris was quoted as saying by Macedonia's MIA news agency. From 8 February, only the presentation of an EU digital COVID certificate will be sufficient for both vaccinated and non-vaccinated passengers.

The EC Encourages North Macedonia to Continue Positive Steps with Bulgaria

"I encourage North Macedonia (RNM) to continue delivering on reforms and to keep up the positive momentum with Bulgaria, on its accession path to the EU." This was written on Twitter by the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Layen, who received today the Prime Minister of RNM Dimitar Kovachevski.

Djokovic Saga, Far-Right Rhetoric and Ethnic Bias Disrupt Online World

Ethnic-based violations agitate North Macedonia

In North Macedonia, where a way out of the long-running political crisis still seems to be far off, ethnic and national divisions remain one of the main challenges that the new authorities face in the short run.

North Macedonia: Two-Year Suspension of the Historical Commission with Bulgaria

The chairman of the Macedonian part of the joint commission on historical and educational issues with Bulgaria, Prof. Dragi Georgiev, openly stated that he did not mind a freeze on the work of the commission.

Bulgarian President and Bulgarian PM in Dispute over North Macedonia and Bulgargaz

Bulgarian President Radev is Isolating Himself because his Wife has a COVID-19

The head of state Rumen Radev is in self-isolation, as his wife Desislava Radeva has a positive test for coronavirus, the presidency announced.

Bulgarian President and Bulgarian PM in Dispute over North Macedonia and Bulgargaz

Desislava Radeva is in good general condition.

The president is in good health and his coronavirus test today was negative.

On NATO's request, North Macedonia will take part; Croatia: We will withdraw soldiers

North Macedonia is in favor of a diplomatic solution to the dispute between Russia and Ukraine, but there is a possibility that it will get involved in a possible conflict, if NATO asks for something like that, said the Minister of Defense, Slavjanka Petrovska.
Such a move would be possible only with the consent of the President of North Macedonia, Stevo Pendarovski.

Severe weather front “Elpis”: Extreme cold and snow – All the details

The severe weather front "Elpis" is in progress and in the next few hours it is expected to bring rain, bitter cold and heavy snowfall all over the country.

According to the latest forecast models, local and temporary snowfalls are expected even in the lowlands, with a significant drop in temperature and frost in most parts of the country.

The EC welcomes the Dialogue between the Prime Ministers of Bulgaria and North Macedonia

The Prime Minister of North Macedonia Dimitar Kovachevski and the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen talked on the phone yesterday, and among the topics discussed was the visit of Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov to Skopje this week, MIA reported, citing a government press release.