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[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...

[Photo Story] 2021 seen through the lenses of a group of Macedonian photographers

At the end of the first month of the new year, we produced a photo story together with several domestic photographers who participated with one photograph each, featuring their remembrance of the year 2021. Each of the photographs is presenting different life moments of...

After 82 days in office, Mayor Danela Arsovska still hadn’t cleaned all illegal dumps throughout Skopje

The first 82 days since Mayor Danela Arsovska took over the helm of Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia, expired on Friday, the 28th of January, which prompted Meta.mk to check on site whether one of the most important promises that Arsovska gave in...

Thousands of people in Kumanovo region in past 4 decades have been poisoned by arsenic and other toxic deposits

In the past several decades, the villages of Tabanovce, Lojane and Vaksince in the Kumanovo region have been continuously poisoned by arsenic and other toxic elements that had been dispersed on two locations near the border of North Macedonia with Serbia. At the first location,...

Rusino landfill still pollutes city of Gostivar, its citizens request waste selection and recycling to start [Photo gallery]

Located 10 km from the center of the city of Gostivar, in the west of the Republic of North Macedonia, is one of the largest landfills in the country. One rainy October day, the journalistic team from Meta.mk and Portalb.mk, visited the Rusino landfill...

A new Russian themed children’s playground emerged in the center of Skopje, North Macedonia

A children's playground with Russian thematic was built behind the Universal Hall at Skopje's city center during the local election campaign in North Macedonia. The playground, where the children from the surrounding buildings are supposed to play, has a floor with the map of...

Skopje at 40ºC: Elephants in the Zoo cooling down, construction workers baking on the scaffoldings

The heatwave that swept North Macedonia at the start of this week, will most likely last another week. In the capital Skopje, the temperatures rose to 40ºC and the National Hydrometeorological Service (UHMR) forecast 42ºC for the capital. The scorching heat has brought Orange...

Protest against police brutality in front of Czech Embassy in Skopje

Over 1000 citizens of North Macedonia participated in the July 3 protest in front of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Skopje, demanding justice and responsibility for the  murder of young Roma man, Stanislav Tomaš from Teplice, Czech Republic. Citizen movement AVAJA that...

NMacedonia’s President on Decisive Strike exercise at Krivolak military range: We passed the first test!

The highest officials of North Macedonia, led by President Stevo Pendarovski as the Army's Supreme Commander, together with government ministers, MPs, foreign ambassadors ,attended the Distinguished Guests Day yesterday at the Krivolak Military Range, as part of the Decisive Strike military exercise. During the event...

Several months after cleanup, river Vardar’s bank near Trubarevo turned into illegal landfill again [Photo gallery]

Only several months after the City of Skopje intervened at the former location of the Vardarishte landfill, pulling down the illegal gateways along the river Vardar, the river bank starting from Vardarishte toward Trubarevo village, was again tuned into an enormous landfill. Trucks, wagons,...

COVID-center set up at Krivolak military range before the start of “Decisive Strike” military drill

At Krivolak military range in North Macedonia, a COVID center was set, as a prevention facility for the forthcoming military drill "Decisive Strike" which will take place in May and June. The range is being prepared by ARM's engineers and the US Army's...

Curfew again in North Macedonia – the streets were almost empty [Photo gallery]

The new curfew in North Macedonia in its first night, starting yesterday at 10 PM and lasting until 6 AM this morning, emptied the streets. The Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski visited several police points in Skopje. The night curfews, starting at 10 PM and lasting...

Protest march for the International Women’s Day: Failure to act is complicity, stated the protestors

With a banner "Failure to act is complicity" and citizens dressed in black as a sign of revolt, the protest march of the Platform for gender equality in the case of "Public Room" started with protestors gathered in front of the main entrance at...

The vaccination against COVID-19 in North Macedonia starts, the Health Minister will be vaccinated from the new batch [Photo gallery]

The vaccination against COVID-19 in North Macedonia began today. In the modular hospital situated at the Clinic for Infectious Diseases in the capital Skopje, the health workers from this clinic received the first dose from the batch of the Pfizer vaccines that was received...

The everyday fight for human lives in Tetovo Clinical Center (Photo gallery)

Everyday they wage a war for human lives. At the Clinical Center of Tetovo, the medical personnel is achieving the impossible for the patients that are hospitalized in the COVID-19 ward, helping them overcome this unfathomable sickness and return to their families....

Skopje covered in thick fog and heavily polluted air yesterday evening (Photo gallery)

Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia yesterday evening, on Christmas Eve according to the Gregorian calendar, was engulfed in thick fog and heavily polluted air, with PM 10 particles concentration of 155 µg/m3. The city streets were mainly empty, with rare passers-by that seemed to...

Twelve hours with the EMS in Skopje: A long and tiresome night with excruciating dynamics and unbearable pressure (Photo gallery)

Author and photographer: Arbnora Memeti A cold November night. The thick fog mixed with smog makes it difficult to notice the faces of occasional passers-by in the vicinity of the Emergency Medical Service's (EMS) building in Skopje. Inside, the telephones are ringing continuously. Call after call....

Skopje celebrated the victory of the Macedonian national football team and the entry in the European Football Championship (Photo gallery)

The victory of the Macedonian football team in the match against Georgia and the entry in the forthcoming European Championship, was widely celebrated in the capital, Skopje throughout the early morning. The first entry in a European Football Championship in Macedonian history has pulled out...

With British aid, the 11 Oktomvri Small Group Home will grow into a modern center for social services

The Labor Minister of North Macedonia, Jagoda Shahpaska visited today 11 Oktomvri Small Group Home, which  the process of de-institutionalization has changed the way of child care for children without parents and parental care into children care based on group homes in the community. "The...

In North Macedonia a new school year in times of pandemic starts: The schools have never been cleaner

Before the new school year starts in North Macedonia, the state education inspectors had been inspecting whether the floors have been cleaned, if there are direction signs placed on the floor, whether the toilets are clean, or if there are enough sanitizers. The inspections...