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President of North Macedonia: If Bulgaria insists on disputing our identity, we should stop the EU accession negotiations

After the meeting with the members of the Security Council I said that after the French proposal is submitted to the Government , I expect to see in the Government's conclusions a statement that starting from the day we start and end the EU accession negotiations, if there are additional efforts from the Bulgarian authorities to impose questions...

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 Trans-Skopje company's complete operations, but also controlling the institutions which should control company's operations, informs...

Why does Putin want escalation with the West?

The former head of the Bulgarian state intelligence agency Dimo ​​Gjaurov, in an interview with TV Nova, commented that one of the goals of Russian President Vladimir Putin with the escalation of the conflict with Ukraine is to force Europe and the United States to open the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. Meanwhile, the partner of EURACTIV Europe Elects, estimates...

Counterspin: High gas import prices are not related to North Macedonia government”s negotiation capabilities

The claim of VMRO-DPMNE that the Government did not provide low gas prices, unlike “all governments in the region and the world” is a spin. The price of imported natural gas depends very little on the government’s negotiating capabilities, writes Truthmeter.mk. We republish below Truthmeter's article under our syndication agreement: Author: Goran Lefkov   The political party VMRO-DPMNE in a statement published on...

Following Eastern Europe, Russia is requesting withdrawal of NATO forces from Bulgaria and Romania

Russia’s request for the withdrawal of NATO forces (foreign troops, weapons and equipment) is not only for the countries of Central and Eastern Europe but for all countries that were not members of NATO in the period before 1997. The security guarantees that Russia is seeking from NATO also apply to Romania and Bulgaria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov...

Simeon Ananiev: Investigation and trial on bus accident near Pernik can take up to 5 years

Meta.mk conducted an interview with Simeon Ananiev, the President of the Association of Forensic Scientists of Bulgaria and a professor at the Todor Kableshkov University of Transport in Sofia after the accident of the Besa Trans BTB's bus near Pernik, Bulgaria. The tragic accident of the Besa Trans bus on the motorway "Struma caused an avalanche of speculations about the...

Bulgarian Deputy Public Prosecutor Sarafov: Bus crash victims died from suffocation; there were no cans with fuel on bus

Borislav Sarafov, the Deputy Public Prosecutor and Director of the Bulgarian National Investigation Service sаys that the victims in the bus crash near the city of Pernik, when 45 passengers of the bus owned by a NMacedonia transporter lost their lives in the fire on the motorway, died as a result of suffocation. "The autopsies are almost finished and they...

Elementary school pupils in Skopje marched in remembrance of their friends who died in tragic bus accident in Bulgaria

"Forever in our hearts", "The dreams ended up in ashes", "We will remember you", "We miss you!". With these banners, flowers in their hands and tears on their faces, the pupils from the Ismail Qemali Elementary School in Skopje, North Macedonia, on Wednesday gave their last respect to their friends who lost their lives in the gruesome bus accident...

After tragic bus accident near Pernik, professional driver analyzеs motorway segment and traffic signs

In the aftermath of the tragic accident of the bus from North Macedonia which happened Tuesday night near the Bulgarian city of Pernik, experts and experienced drivers that regularly drive on the "Struma" motorway are asking many questions about traffic security and the road signs on the section. Dimitar Iliev, a Bulgarian road safety expert, Wednesday morning analyzed the motorway...

North Macedonia proclaims three days of national mourning after tragic bus accident with 45 casualties

The Government of North Macedonia proclaimed three days of mourning after the tragic bus accident which happened in neighboring Bulgaria around 2 AM today, when 45 passengers of the bus owned by a NMacedonia transporter lost their lives in the motorway accident close to the border. 12 of the victims were children. The 23rd, 24th and 25th of November 2021...

Analysts comment North Macedonia prime minister’s resignation: Political crisis imminent

The news of the resignation of the prime minister of North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, both from the government and from the helm of his SDSM political party has been broadcasted by the most influential international news agencies and media around the world. Zaev yesterday evening, just a few hours after the runoff local elections in North Macedonia, which brought a...

Zaev from Slovenia: Steps undertaken by Radev on behalf of Bulgaria are an insult to Macedonian citizens

The Prime minister of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev yesterday, at the end of the EU-Western Balkans Summit in Brdo, Slovenia, in a statement for the media said that it is obvious that only one member of the EU – Bulgaria – objects to the start of the negotiations for accession of North Macedonia to the European Union (EU). He...

NMacedonia PM after meeting Silva and Várhely: Proposal a good basis for solution, not interfering in Macedonian identity

What is important is that at this moment we can clearly and with full responsibility state that this proposal represents a good ground for reaching the solution to the problem; a solution that will help remove all obstacles to the start of the negotiations, with the first intergovernmental conference about North Macedonia. For us, it is especially important that...

Let’s go to the sea! Southern winds blowing from Greece…

The weekend finally arrived when the majority of North Macedonia's citizens will be able to visit the nearest sea, and why not - have a swim in the Aegean. Greece opens its borders to avoid losing yet another tourist season. Of course, in accordance with all COVID-19 restrictions. As it usually happens, some have started celebrating too soon, so...

Тhe Italians left, new contractor sought to finish express road Rankovce-Kriva Palanka

Since the agreement with the Italian company Tirena Scavi was terminated, a new contractor is sought to finish the building of the express road Rankovce-Kriva Palanka at Corridor 8. The Public Enterprise for State Roads of North Macedonia has issued an international call for tender that will finish the first subsection from Dlabochica to Chatal, in the length of...

Zaev met with Várhelyi: Macedonian identity mustn’t be the ground for blocking North Macedonia’s EU integrations

North Macedonia's Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, accompanied by the Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Nikola Dimitrov, the Foreign Affairs Minister Bujar Osmani and the Head of the Mission of the Republic of North Macedonia to the EU, Agneza Rusi - Popovska, has met today in Brussels with the European Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi, informed North...

Prime Minister of North Macedonia: We don’t need the EU at the cost of the Macedonian language and identity

We don't need the European Union at the cost of the Macedonian identity and language, since we shall be like dust lost to the wind even after we join the EU, said today Prime Minister of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev during his visit to Resen. He is hoping that a solution will be found for the dispute with Bulgaria in...

Truthmeter: Photograph of car hood standing on Kalashnikov rifle not taken in Tetovo, North Macedonia

The photograph of an Audi car whose car hood is propped with a rifle resembling a Kalashnikov (AK-47) is claimed to be taken in Tetovo, and as such is shared on social networks, and was published by some of the media, informs Truthmeter.mk in its latest analysis of a Facebook post. But the photograph was not taken in Tetovo....

Macedonian Radio and Television decides Garvanliev is still North Macedonia’s representative at Eurovision Song Contest 2021

Macedonian Radio and Television's "Board of Responsibility"(MRTBR) held a meeting on the 19th of March, after public's reactions tо the video clip of this year's North Macedonia's representative for the Eurovision Song Contest, Vasil Garvanliev and аt his statements. The Board determined that MRT has completely met the internal procedures when applying at the European Broadcasting Union - EBU for...

Macedonian President Pendarovski and the Foreign Affairs Ministry condemned the burning of the Bulgarian flag at the Vevchani Carnival

President of North Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski condemned the act of burning the Bulgarian flag at the Vevchani Carnival. "The burning of the Bulgarian flag during the Vevchani Carnival is inadmissible and it must be condemned. It is necessary to build trust, understanding, and respect among the neighbors," wrote Pendarovski on his official Facebook page. The Foreign Affairs Ministry (MFA) of North...