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Yilli Morina – 13 year-old mathematical genius from Skopje is tutoring university students

Yilli Morina isn't a boy who is spending his time outside playing football with his friends. He is only 13 years of age, lives in the Skopje suburb of Shuto Orizari and he spends almost every moment solving math and physics exercises and problems....

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'...

UK led, NATO Paratroopers to conduct training in North Macedonia

Since the 24th of March, soldiers from eight NATO states have started to arrive in North Macedonia for Exercise SWIFT RESPONSE 22; an allied airborne forces exercise, part of a wider series of exercises taking place all over eastern Europe. 1,800 Paratroopers from the UK’s...

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 climbs 33 places on the 2022 World Press Freedom Index

North Macedonia ranked 57th on the Reporters Without Borders' 2022 World Press Freedom Index, climbing 33 places compared to 2021. Our country, together with Montenegro, marks the biggest leap in the Balkans region in the media freedom ranking. In this year's list, Montenegro marks...

Portalb.mk: Five months after tragic bus accident in Bulgaria, no one in N.Macedonia was held responsible

More than 5 months have passed since the tragic bus accident in Bulgaria when 45 Macedonian nationals lost their lives. The Bulgarian prosecution finished the investigation about the causes behind the accident, but North Macedonia's Prosecution is still continuing its investigation, by controlling Besa...

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,...

5 years since the Bloody Thursday rampage in North Macedonia: Instead of peaceful transfer of power – effort for imposing complete dictatorship!

Today marks the 5th anniversary since the "Bloody Thursday", or the rampage in the Parliament of Macedonia (Now: North Macedonia) that occurred on the 27th of April 2017 when a group of people, including members of the security services, stormed the Parliament under the...

Russia donates monuments throughout Skopje and determines what inscriptions they will carry

"Eternal glory to the heroic fighters from the anti-Hitler's coalition who defeated Nazism and freed the European nations!" This sentence has been inscribed on the monument behind the Universal Hall in the center of Skopje, that was officially opened on the 9th of May...

North Macedonia: Bureau of Public Procurement’s web site offline three days in a row, all procurement procedures stopped

All public procurement procedures in North Macedonia are blocked, since for the third day the Bureau of Public Procurement's web site (https://e-nabavki.gov.mk/) is offline. On the web site there is an announcement that the service is temporarily not functioning due to  "serious technical problems with...

Government of North Macedonia lifts COVID-19 restrictions at borders

The government of North Macedonia at yesterday's session accepted the recommendations of the Infectious Diseases Commission and the proposal of the Main Coordination Headquarters, and lifted the restrictions for the Macedonian nationals and foreign visitors entering the country to present COVID-19 certificates at border...

US State Department blacklists Nikola Gruevski and Sasho Mijalkov

The US Department of State blacklisted the former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and Sasho Mijhalkov, the former Director of UBK (Home Security and Counterintelligence Administration of the Republic of Macedonia), in response to their participation in major corruption processes in the Republic...

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...

АЈМ: European Court of Human Rights ruled in favor of Focus journalists in the case against Sasho Mijalkov

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled in favor of Focus journalists in the case against Sašo Mijalkov, former head of the secret service in Macedonia. The ruling in Strasbourg comes after in 2014 Macedonian domestic courts ruled that Focus newspaper editor Jadranka...

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...

Zakharova: Skopje recklessly sacrifices sovereignty

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Maria Zakharova, commenting on the expulsion of five Russian diplomats from North Macedonia, said Russia would be forced to take reciprocal measures without announcing them. Zakharova’s comment was published on the web site of the Russian Foreign Ministry, as well...

Census 2021: North Macedonia with 1 836 713 citizens, out of whom 526 502 live in Skopje

At the 2021 Census in North Macedonia, a total of 2,097,319 persons were evidenced, out of whom 1,836,713 are residents living in Macedonia, while 260 606 are non-resident population, announced the Director of the State Statistical Office, Apostol Simovski during yesterday's press conference. Skopje, the...

Census results: 3,504 Bulgarians reside in North Macedonia and only 762 speak Bulgarian at home

North Macedonia has a total of 3,504 people who declared themselves Bulgarians in the census conducted last year, and whose results were announced yesterday. The number of people who reported that they usually speak Bulgarian at home is 762, or more than four times less...

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...