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North Macedonia: 91% of the students request psychological counseling at faculties

The need to talk more and more about mental health is increasing every day, so in the developed countries in Europe and the world, psychological support or counseling is provided for the employees at their workplace. The same has been offered by universities to...

Threats and hate speech for North Macedonia Union of High School Students after satire article

The „Kooperacija.mk“satire web site recently published a satirical article titled "I WANT THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS TO BE CANCELLED!! WE WANT TO LEARN!!!" allegedly written after the statement by a high school student and illustrated with a photo from the most recent public appearance of...

North Macedonia: Abuse of personal data of mobile phone subscribers in marketing campaigns

The holidays always represent an opportunity for sales companies to conduct various marketing campaigns for their products. So, they will often call "by random choice" potential customers to offer vouchers and attractive discounts. But it isn't clear how they manage to find the subscribers'...

Waste selection slightly increased last year, but 82.7% of waste still ends up “mixed” in landfills

The waste selection remains an unsolvable problem for the households and the companies in the households and the companies in North Macedonia. In 2021, most of the communal waste that we have created, without any selection and depositing in separate containers, ended up in...

North Macedonia: Still no new law about digital textbooks, pupils forced to use print copies only

There is not a bit of progress about the process of digitization of the education in North Macedonia. The pupils will still study the traditional way, from print textbooks. Of course, the other option is available - if they choose so, they can study...

No shelter centers for abused women in North Macedonia’s Polog region – victims get refuge in other cities

“Violence against women” is understood as a violation of human rights and a form of discrimination against women and shall mean all acts of gender‐based violence that result in, or are likely to result in, physical, sexual, psychological or economic harm or suffering to women,...

Government of North Macedonia’s recommendation about teaching with physical presence “confuses” university students

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Government of North Macedonia's recommendation that the teaching activities at the faculties of the universities in the country should continue with a physical presence, dazed both the universities and the students. Most of the higher education institutions that have implemented a combined teaching model...

North Macedonia: Low salaries deter young students from choosing teaching careers

The low salaries and the sizable administrative work in the education, but also the disrespect toward the teaching profession, is the reason that fewer and fewer prospective students in North Macedonia are choosing university studies in mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology. There are elementary...

Violence against women has been promoted in the Balkans through popular music for 40 years

Ana Ninković, a student at the Faculty of Drama Arts in Belgrade caused numerous reactions on the social networks with her documentary film "Violence against women in the domestic songs" that she produced for her exam in "Pop Culture: From digital to trans-media", and...

Joint railway border crossing with Serbia will be built in Tabanovce, still no solution for the stored nearby arsenic

The police, customs, and phytosanitary border controls of passenger and freight trains between North Macedonia and Serbia will be performed at a joint railway border crossing which is planned to be built at the Tabanovce railway station. The facility which is yet to be...

Cleanup of landfills and dumps in eastern North Macedonia has been constantly postponed for a year

From March last year, through April and September, to the new promise for the current spring. This is the series of promises that had been given in the past year about the start of the cleanup of the non-standard municipal landfills and dumps that are...

Census 2021: Almost 35% of population of North Macedonia aged 29 or less

In North Macedonia, there are 638.000 people up to 29 years of age, which is 34.7% of the total resident population in the country. According to the last census performed last year, this is 1,836,713 people. On the other hand, there are 419,125 people...

Petition in North Macedonia to rename street in front of Russian Embassy to “Ukraine Street”

As of Monday, the 28th of March, the citizens of North Macedonia have the opportunity to sign the petition named "Ukraine Street" to plea Skopje City Hall to rename Pirin Street, the Embassy of the Russian Federation is located on - to Ukraine Street,...

Skopje City Hall keeps its silence on idea for suburban rail transit in capital of North Macedonia

The 4-decade long idea of introducing suburban rail transit as an addition to the bus public transportation system in Skopje isn't welcomed with open arms by the current city authorities. The Skopje Region has 95 km of railroad track at its disposal which isn't...

Montenegrin teenagers publish an antiwar song for the children of Ukraine

Young Montenegrin singers Milica Radan and Komnen Vuković, together with the choir D-mol, published a video clip for their antiwar song devoted to the children of Ukraine "Vratite nam snove" ("Bring back our dreams") on March 17. The song is a message demanding an end...

Ai Weiwei’s exhibition “In Search of Humanity” at the Albertina Modern Museum in Vienna

Author: Bojan Blazhevski On the 16th of March, at the Albertina Modern Museum in Vienna, a comprehensive retrospective exhibition by the renowned Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei was opened. The exhibition named "In Search of Humanity" gathers in one place Weiwei's artworks coming from...

Public Room court case ends with 4-year prison sentences for publishers of private nude photos

The Basic Criminal Court Skopje at the end of the last week sentenced the two convicted in the "Javna Soba" (Public Room) trial to 4 years prison sentences. This group on Telegram was used for sharing private nude photos or videomaterials of girls and...

Apart from decreasing parking fees from March, Skopje City Hall has no solution for parking space problem

The number of cars on the streets of the capital of North Macedonia is spiraling up and, consequently, so is the lack of parking spots. People from different parts of Skopje are complaining every day that they are cruising for 10 minutes before they...

Skopje City Hall fails to publish map with over 150 cleaned illegal dumps

The cleanup of all illegal dumps and landfills in 82 days and the revitalization of the areas and their transformation into clean green spaces was an election promise of Mayor Danela Arsovska for the very start of her mandate at the helm of Skopje....

[Photos] Giraffes and lemurs celebrated Valentine’s Day at the Skopje Zoo

Valentine's Day was also celebrated by some of the animals at the Skopje Zoo, the largest zoological garden in North Macedonia. The employees of the Zoo in the capital of North Macedonia were hanging out with the giraffes and the lemurs, and Meta.mk's photojournalist...