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Lunar eclipse: The Blood Moon phenomenon as seen this morning in the sky above Skopje

Early this morning, as was previously calculated and in a period of only a few minutes, the Earth moved between the sun and the moon. In those moments, the moon was completely eclipsed, a phenomenon that occurs once every 2 and a half years....

Portalb.mk marked its 10th anniversary

On the occassion of its 10th anniversary, Portalb.mk news site organized a panel discussion with the subject "The vision about North Macedonia," that was attended by representatives of civil society organizations, the executive power, the local governments, professors and students. Portalb.mk's Editor in Chief, Elida...

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...

Protesters in front of Russian embassy in Skopje shout ‘Putin is a fascist’ demanding end to war against Ukraine

Dozens of citizens of North Macedonia and Ukrainians residing in Skopje protested against Russian invasion on Ukraine through a march from the main square of the  capital of  North Macedonia to the Russian embassy on February 25. They sung Ukrainian songs and shouted "Putin...

[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,...

Female farmer from North Macedonia: Young women farmers need favorable conditions and financial support to become equal

Zhivka Gjurchinovska is a woman who has no problem driving a tractor. She is a diligent farmer and a mother of three. They live in the village of Tumchevishte, in the Gostivar area in the northwestern part of North Macedonia. Gjurchinovska has been a farmer...

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...

Urban railway vital for Skopje to ease pressure from urbanization and congestion

One of the primary and instant solutions to ease the pressure from the "concretization" of the central areas of metropolitan cities in the developed countries is the development of fast, cheap, high-capacity and safe means of mass transportation of people from the city centers...

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...