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Police in North Macedonia have found 53 migrants crammed into a truck in a southeastern border region and arrested the driver on suspicion of belonging to a trafficking gang, officials said Thursday.
A police statement said the vehicle was stopped during a routine check late Wednesday near the town of Valandovo, which is close to North Macedonia's borders with Greece and Bulgaria.
North Macedonia's interim prime minister Oliver Spasovski on Wednesday called for the ouster of Labor Minister Rashela Mizrahi after she replaced the sign on the ministry's headquarters with one reading "Republic of Macedonia," which is what the country called itself before the 2018 name deal with Greece.
North Macedonia's Prime Minister, Oliver Spasovski, on Wednesday moved to axe Labour Minister Rashela Mizrahi from the caretaker government for her refusal to use the country's new official name in a press conference.
"The PM and the government have an obligation to secure protection of the constitution," the government said on Wednesday.
Governor of Central Macedonia region Aspostolos Tzitzikostas has been elected President of the European Committee of the Regions.
Tzitzikostas, who is the first Greek to assume the post, replaces Belgium's Karl-Heinz Lambertz. His candidacy had been backed by all political groups in the committee.
Vasco Cordeiro, regional governor of the Azores, was elected vice president.
Immediately following Macron's visit, Polish President Andrzej Duda signed a "muzzle" law that empowers the government to punish judges for acting independently.
Duda then added insult to injury by hosting the president of North Macedonia, a country that has its own dispute with France following Macron's decision to block its EU accession bid.
A cold front that swept into Greece on Friday brought subzero temperatures and frost to many parts, mostly in Western Macedonia.
The Meteo weather service of the National Observatory of Athens recorded the lowest temperatures on Friday morning in Neos Kafkasos in the municipality of Florina (-13.7C) and the town of Florina itself (-11.3C).