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Corto Maltese comics celebrates 53rd anniversary, while the character Corto would have celebrated his 113rd birthday

Comics fans  celebrated the 53rd anniversary from the first publication of the Corto  Maltese series of graphic novels by the Italian grand-master Hugo Pratt in 1967. According to the stories told in  graphic format by Pratt, who himself came from a multinational family, Corto was...

Cryptocurrency Scammers flood European Facebook users with geo-targeted ads for fake Forbes.com articles

Scammers using fake Forbes articles and anti-EU disinformation as bait continue to target Facebook users across Europe, Metamorphosis Foundation warned in a statement issued in Skopje on May 28. Metamorphosis is a civil society organization from North Macedonia promoting digital rights and media literacy. Its...

Online e-Governance Conference kicks off from Estonia, summarizing European experiences

Under the motto "Giant leaps start with small steps," the e-Governance Conference started today, replacing the customary physical location in Estonian capital Tallinn with the virtual space. The conference is  organized by the e-Governance Academy, the pre-eminent  Estonian organization working in the field of digital...

Russia’s World War Two diplomacy scores a win in North Macedonia

The country has shifted away from Moscow, but is reluctant to antagonise it. This expanded story is based on cooperation between Global Voices and Meta.mk News Agency, as part of content partnership with of Metamorphosis Foundation.  Google “Russian Embassy”, “World War Two” and “monument” and you will...

NATO starting a project for rapid and accurate diagnosis of Covid-19

NATO is launching a practical scientific project to develop new tools for a rapid and accurate diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection, and is led by scientists on the front line of COVID-19 research from Italy’s Istituto Superiore di Sanità (National Health Institute) and Tor Vergata...

Western Balkans requests exemption from EU’s exporting restrictions for certain medical products

At the initiative of FM Dimitrov, the ministers of foreign affairs of Western Balkan countries today sent a request to the European Commissioner for Trade Hogan, the Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Várhelyi, and the EU High Representative and Vice President...

Plevneliev: Russia isn’t behaving like an aggressor only in Bulgaria but in the region as well

The current model for implementing sanctions against Russia isn't the most appropriate one. The sanctions don't act as they should, but not because they aren't effective but because we are shortsighted about the ways and the measures for their implementation. USA has decided to...

Hungarian funding supports spread of disinformation between Greece, Slovenia and North Macedonia

During July 2019 a new trend for spreading disinformation affected the online sphere in North Macedonia. Possibly to compensate for lack of coverage of political events that can be misconstrued during the vacation season, social media were flooded with links to old articles promoted...

Dutch Parliament rejects resolution blocking Macedonia’s EU membership negotiations

Last night, the Dutch parliament rejected two resolutions - from the Socialist Party and the Party for Freedom- with a majority of votes - not to support the start of accession negotiations for Macedonia's EU membership. At the same time, Parliament passed a resolution against...

Plenković: We will do all we can for North Macedonia to receive a date in June

In a statement to MIA, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said that Croatia will do everything it can to help North Macedonia receive a date for negotiations in June, reports a correspondent from MIA from Brussels. Plenković, who visited Brussels on Friday afternoon and whose...

“Facebook” removes 212 fake profiles from North Macedonia and Kosovo

In a recent report sent to the European Commission (EC), as a signatory to the Code of Practice Against Disinformation, Facebook says it has taken down eight coordinated networks of fake profiles from North Macedonia, Kosovo and Russia in the last few weeks. Facebook...

Russian website attempts to take over established online magazine brand

The newsroom of the online magazine Balkanist.net, founded in Serbia, was surprised to find out that they have a Russian doppelgänger (Balkanist.ru) with completelly opposite editorial policy. Balkanist.net is an English-language platform which since 2013 has been offering news and analytical articles about the...

Zaharova: The only threat for the region is the Army of Kosovo trained by NATO

By becoming a NATO member, Macedonia will lose its ability to follow its own foreign policy as a sovereign state, said the spokesperson of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Marija Zaharova, during yesterday's briefing with the press. According to her, it is unclear...

President of the EP Tajani, is opposing Zaev and Tsipras’ Nobel Prize nomination

The President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani and the Deputy President of the European People's Parties (EPP) don't support the nomination of Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev for a Nobel Prize for Peace informs the Greek news outlet iEfimerida. At the session of...

Kosachev: Macedonia’s accession to NATO will not bring anything good

The Chairman of the Committee on International Relations of the Council of the Russian Federation, Konstantin Kosachev, has determined that Macedonia's signing of the Accession Protocol for NATO is perhaps a symbolic act, but is important for the Alliance, given the growing conflict between...

Juncker, Mogherini and Hahn welcome the ratification of Prespa Agreement

In a joint statement, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn welcomed the ratification of the Prespa Agreement in Greek Parliament. "We warmly welcome the next crucial step in the ratification of...

Szijjártó: The Hungarian government cannot influence the Immigration service because it granted asylum to Gruevski

(Фото: bbj.hu)
The Immigration and statehood service is an independent state organ and the Hungarian government cannot influence its decisions. The former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski has passed the asylum procedure and the Immigration service has decided to issue a positive decision, said Peter Szijjártó,...

Maslov: Russia doesn’t oppose Macedonia’s new name, it opposes NATO membership

Russia doesn't oppose the Prespa Agreement regarding the name but it opposes Macedonia's membership into NATO, said Russian Ambassador to Greece, Andrej Maslov during a briefing in Athens regarding the visit of the Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras in Moscow. - If Athens and Skopje reach...

MEPs have asked from Hungary to extradite Gruevski

During the vote for the resolution for Macedonia, the European Parliament  has passed two amendments with which it demand that Hungary should extradite former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski to Macedonia, reports MIA. The Social democrats and the Green party's groups have lodged separate amendments related...

Possible meeting between Mogherini and Western Balkan prime minsters in December

The European Commission is considering the possibility of a meeting between high-level foreign policy official, Federica Mogherini, and the prime minsters of the Western Balkans, in the second half of December. The media in Serbia, citing sources in Brussels, report that the Western Balkan six include...