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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 different collections at one location, along with his documentary films. This is happening during the...

Rama: External forces court the Western Balkans, but there will be no renunciation of the EU membership

It is frustrating to wait, but Western Balkan leaders need to reject proposals from foreign powers and maintain faith in EU membership, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama appealed in an interview with the Financial Times “Others can bring money, investment, maybe even caviar, but they will not be able to bring what you need to build a functioning free country,”...

Advance payment to Sinofarm withdrawn – authorities assure Chinese vaccines will arrive in North Macedonia shortly!

In his appearance in Kanal 5 TV's show, Venko Filipche, the Health Minister of North Macedonia, disclosed that the advance payment for the Chinese vaccine "Sinofarm", which North Macedonia was supposed to receive 200.000 doses of by the end of February, was withdrawn for "our safety." But he assured that, notwithstanding, the vaccines will soon arrive in the country. "Taking...

Instead of building new railroad track with “slavery” loan from China, North Macedonia must reconstruct the current railroads

Bigger investments in the reconstruction of the railroad tracks in North Macedonia, meeting the deadlines for the reconstruction projects and raising the maximum travel speed to 120 km/h on the railroad track between Tabanovce and Gevgelija. If these goals are not reached by the government of North Macedonia, the railroad of the Corridor 10 cannot be competitive to the...

2021 through the prism of Kremlin disinformation

The end of 2021 is approaching, but it seems that the pro-Kremlin disinformation will not end. Last year, EUvsDisinfo added 2,700 new examples of pro-Kremlin disinformation to its database. This is what they wrote:   Ukraine remains a major target of pro-Kremlin disinformation About a third of all examples of pro-Kremlin disinformation in 2021 collected by EUvsDisinfo were aimed at Ukraine. Amid escalating,...

Macedonian Railways having difficulties with maintenance of the Chinese trains, timetable barely functional

Although this summer the train between Skopje and Prishtina and the express trains for Belgrade and Thessaloniki didn't travel, the RNM's railway company can barely maintain the current timetable with only 15 planned departures from the Skopje Train Station. During the summer, the passenger train between Skopje and Kochani wasn't operational due to maintenance of the broken locomotive and...

Macedonian mobile game “Tie Dye”, No. 1 in the USA, soon launches in China

The mobile game "Tie Dye“ created by the Macedonian game studio,"Furious Avocado“ is a number one game in the United States Of America after it has reached over one million downloads daily. It's a DIY creative game that can color any clothing by user's own choice. The game is very easy to understand and easily inteligible for the wider...

‘Thousands of cameras’ – documentary exposes the dangers of mass biometric surveillance in Serbia

A civic initiative, #hiljadekamera , composed of concerned citizens, experts and digital rights organisations, has been vocal about the deterioration of privacy in Serbia resulting form massive introduction of video surveillance system with advanced face recognition in the capital Belgrade. Government of Serbia in cooperation with the Chinese company Huawei has been actively working on the implementation of the Safe...

COVID – 19 disinformation: China and Russia laid bare by the Italian report

Almost everyone at this point agrees that the pandemic has dramatically altered our lives forever - for bad in many cases; but the isolation, the fact that we still cannot enjoy and tend to the most common habits that we mostly took for granted before, has made us think thoroughly about our position and how vulnerable the humans can...

Cyber-crime unit of Macedonian police warns about a new scam involving fake Chinese cryptocurrency

Be careful - be ware of a new scam with alleged cryptocurrency, warned the Computer Crime and Digital Forensics Sector of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Republic of North Macedonia through a press statement. Scammers target Macedonian internet users via the social networks or via e-mail in order to lure them to a fake web page that promises easy...

Hahn: I’m confident that negotiations with EU will start next year

Talking to European newspaper “Politico Europe”, EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn says he is "very confident" that the negotiations with Macedonia and Albania could start next year. In the interview, Hahn explains that the process of vetting the countries before negotiations has already begun. “This is a very comprehensive work and I hope we can conclude it in a year to...

Ivanov’s interview for the British Telegraph: EU’s failure in the Balkans is used by Russia and China

Eu's failure in the Balkans is used by China and Russia, said the President of Republic of Macedonia, Gjorge Ivanov, in an interview for the British newspaper "Telegraph." The Macedonian President thinks that EU is stuck in a 20th-century mindset and petty internal squabbles had left it unable to meet the challenges of the current century, from mass migration...

The Prime Minister is visiting China

Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and a government delegation comprised of Deputy PM for Economic Affairs, Vladimir Pesevski, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Popovski and Deputy Minister of Economy, Christijan Delev are visiting the People's Republic of China. Prime Minister Gruevski will attend the 4th Summit of Heads of Governments of Central-Eastern Europe and China (16 + 1) 5. The Economic...

New high speed electric train head departed for Veles

Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski officially opened the first new electrical train of "Macedonian Railway", bought from China. After the opening promotion for of the Skopje Railway Station, the Prime Minister was on the train heading to Veles, accompanied by government ministers and the media. “Today is a historic day for Macedonia Railway Transport. A whole history part of history has passed...

Obama threatens China with new sanctions

At a press conference held yesterday with Chinese President Xi Jinping, President Barack Obama addressed new threats to impose sanctions on China for an alleged cyber attack that occurred regardless of their previous agreement to prevent such hacking attacks. “We will introduce at any means necessary to stop these cyber criminals”, said Obama. Obama pointed out that the agreement reached was...

The number of casualties in Tianjin reaches 112 people

The number of casualties in the explosion in the Chinese city of Tianjin climbed to 112 people, reports Chinese news agency Xinhua. The fire that ignited in a dangerous chemicals depot caused a sting of huge explosions that injured 750 people. 85 Firefighters are still missing. This has been the most fatal fire accident in the last sixty years, with 112...