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Macedonia with low temperatures, yellow alert in three regions

The National Hydrometeorological Service today announced a very low temperature, and three regions of the country will be in yellow, i.e. warning alert. Ohrid - Prespa, Polog – Poreche and Osogovo - Maleshevo are declared as critical regions, and the temperature in those parts of...

Italian astronaut: Buongiorno Skopje, Macedonia!

Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti greeted Macedonian citizen from space this weekend. Cristoforetti, who on 23rd of November began her six-month mission at the International Space Station, sent greetings via her Twitter profile by posting photography of Skopje from space on Saturday. “And a beautiful Saturday, Macedonia!...

One dead, 156 passengers extracted from “Norman Atlantic”

The tragedy on “Norman Atlantic”, which caught on fire at sea near the island of Corfu this morning, claimed its first victim. The spokesman of the Greek Ministry of Maritime, citing information confirmed by the Italian Coast Guard, reported that one man died during...

Students and professors demand the Government to back down

Several thousand students, professors and high school students gathered outside the Government of the Republic of Macedonian and demanded the withdrawal of the Law on higher education that provides introduction of state exam at the faculties. Chanting “Enough hiding”, “External testing for the Government”,...

Assembly, without a quorum, didn’t remove mandates of SDSM

Assembly didn’t have two-thirds majority to start voting for removal of 31 mandates of opposition MPs. Only 65 MPs were present in the hall, and two-thirds majority, i.e. 82 MP, is needed to revoke the mandates. The meeting was not attended by all MPs of the...

“Student Plenum”: Do not let Government’s monologue continue

Students from informal student organization “Student Plenum” appeal tomorrow’s protest, which will begin in front of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia at 2 pm, to be peaceful, without incident and without party and national signs. Revolted because the law was adopted at...

800 pensioners are freelancers in the Association of pensioners!

About 800 pensioners are given a fee as a reward for additional work in local and municipal boards of the Association of pensioners in Macedonia. Their fees range from 3,000 to 5,000 denars in basic local communities, 8,000 denars in municipal organizations, up to...

Macedonian journalists will be able to report intimidation in Strasbourg

  The new online platform which the Council of Europe prepared along with the European Federation of Journalists (EFN), Reporters without Borders and other international news organizations and through which European journalists can report any type of intimidation or assault, will be available to the...

The most vulnerable will suffer: Protest against the Law on fees

“We won’t pay”, “no for the state racket”, “social justice”, “it won’t pass”, “together we are stronger”, “we will triumph” were the slogans with which protesters today told the Government that they disagree with adoption of the new Law on obligatory social insurance. The...

Government passes the state exam

At today’s open session of the Government, reforms of Law on higher education, which envisage the introduction of a state exam for students, were passed. Thus, the public debate on this law, which will be sent to the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia,...

Bribery, scandals and video tapes in Greece

New political scandal in Greece after the accusations of the MP of Independent Greeks, Pavlos Haikalis, for the attempt of buying of votes for the election of president. After the announcement of the Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras that he is preparing a lawsuit...

Protests didn’t change Government’s mind

  Legislative amendments which project paymentof contributions for pension and health insurance by the freelancers will be enforced from 1st of January. During today’s visit of Shtip, Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski said that the Government remains committed to the legal amendments to force employers to...

Officials will also pay contributions for additional income

The public got used SDSM to try and block every positive measure, regardless how useful it is for the citizens, especially workers, and by twisting thesis, it wants to manipulate the workers, reads the response from the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy for...

Gruevski and Tusk discussed the name dispute

  After the meeting with President of the European Council Donald Tusk, Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski said that Macedonia can count on his support. Tusk was interested for the reforms in the country, and most of the meeting went into a discussion of the reason...

Putin announces new pipeline that would pass through Macedonia

  Setting up a new European gas pipeline on the border between Turkey and Greece depends on Europe, said Vladimir Putin at the annual conference with the press. - It mostly depends on Europe, provided that they want to have a stable, absolutely guaranteed and risk...

Brussels: Government to consult with everybody on the Law on state exam

Developments around the law on state exam reached the European Commission, which in a written response to META indicated that it is “familiar with the plans for introduction of changes in education.” Through its press service, the European Commission informs that Brussels “gives great importance...

EU urges the Government to take decisive action and adress politicization, judiciary independence and media freedoms

In the conclusions which the foreign ministers of the EU should adopt within the following two days in Brussels at the regular December’s summit, worsening of the democratic condition was registered in Macedonia. Welcoming the fact that the European agenda “remains a strategic priority,” in...

If we are not suffocated by Thursday, they will think how to save us for five days

No later than Thursday, when there would be five days since pollution exceeded the maximum permitted level, City of Skopje must send recommendations measures to the Ministry of Environment to protect citizens from the extensively polluted air, inform representatives of the City of Skopje...

Harsh first reactions: New government measures in education are humiliating

Professors harshly reacted to the new draft legal decisions the Government brought at the session yesterday. They say that, with the new measures, the Government only demeans the academic community and the people must go out and rebel because they lead to the selling...

Coat of Arms to change, flag not discussed

After the announcements of the Government for the change of the national crest, public speculates that it is an introduction for the change of the flag as well. The Government denied this and said that so far it was not discussed, but they didn’t disclose...