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Global warming: Sea snot appears on Aegean Sea beaches in Chalkidiki, Greece

A slimy foam named sea snot, also known as marine mucilage, which results from global warming, has been appearing increasingly on the Greek beaches during the summer of 2021. Photos of some of the beaches on the Chalkidiki (Halkidiki) peninsula this September show that the Aegean Sea indeed occasionally sprouts such organic foam. Scientists relate the appearance of sea snot...

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...

Minister Bochvarski promises that the railway line Bitola – Kremenica will become operational this year

Извор: Facebook page of the Bitola-Kremenica Project
During today's visit to the Pelagonia region, the Minister for Transport and Communications Blagoj Bochvarski announced that the newly built railway line Bitola-Kremenica will become operational during this year. He informed that at the moment, the last tests are being conducted on the new railway line and it is expected by the end of this year, the railway station...

Serbian parliamentary elections campaign features Greek beaches and Chinese robots

After a COVID-19 imposed hiatus, Serbia announced that it will hold its postponed parliamentary elections on June 21. Some of the biggest opposition parties will boycott the elections, blaming the government it had not provided fair game conditions. Ruling parties, on the other hand, started the campaign in earnest, continuing their tradition of controversial campaign ads. Prior to this...

Greek literary magazine published a portrait of Macedonian linguist and poet Blaže Koneski, translating 6 of his poems

The Greek literary magazine Hartis (Χάρτης, meaning "map") published a portrait of the Macedonian linguist, writer, translator, poet and member of Macedonian Academy of Arts and Sciences, Blaže Koneski (1921-1993). The article, titled "Synaxaria" (Συναξάρια) was published in the June 2020 issue of the magazine and presents part of his life work. The term synaxarion used in the title is...

False news about Greek border regime used for inciting ethnic and religions tensions in North Macedonia

Disinformation launched June 3 by several right-wing media in North Macedonia, falsely claiming that Greece prohibits citizens of certain municipalities to enter the country, had been promptly debunked by CriThink, but it continues to serve as part of the populist arsenal for inciting inter-ethnic tensions and hate speech promoting religious intolerance. These claims were originally published on by the website...

Twenty thousand Covid-19 cases have been registered in the Balkans, more than one third of them are in Serbia

Two months since the first case of COVID-19 was registered in Croatia, as the first Balkan nation to have officially confirmed the presence of the virus, there almost 20,000 inhabitants of 10 Balkan nations that have been infected with the virus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB8HhRy16kM What's most striking about the official statistics published by the World Health Organization, the Johns Hopkins University and Worldometer,...

Kako je stranica za vesti koju finansira Mađarska pomogla lažnoj vesti da proputuje od Slovenije kroz Grčku do Severne Makedonije

U julu 2019., makedonski društveni mediji su bili preplavljeni linkovima na članke od pre godinu dana u kojima se tvrdi da su premijeri Severne Makedonije i Grčke, Zoran Zaev i Aleksis Cipras svaki primili milijarde evra mita da bi potpisali Prespanski dogovor. Prespanski dogovor je postignut u junu 2018. godine, i okončao je 27-ogodišnji spor između dva suseda. Makedonija je...

Sitistas and Daniilidis, “Ellinika Hoaxes”: The fake news is a “bomb” in the foundation of democracy

Nikos Kokalias (photographer) and „Kathimerini“
Theodoros Daniilidis is the founder, and Thanos Sitistas is the editor of “Ellinika Hoaxes”, the most famous website in Greece that debunks disinformation and fake news. It has been doing that in the past six years, since 2013. In the interview for “Meta.mk”, Daniilidis and Sitistas say that the Greeks are pretty prone to believe fake news, but also...

Greek website spreads disinformation about 200.000 homosexuals in North Macedonia

Фото: Арбнора Мехмети
Greek website "Valkaniko Periscopo" which published various types of news from the Balkans region including the USA, the Near East, Russia, Armenia and even from Libia, two days after the first Pride Parade in Skopje occurred, has published a news that refers to a Macedonian website that states even 200.000 people in Macedonia are homosexuals. The number stated by this...

ARM General Staff: First flight of Greek aircraft over Macedonian airspace was successful

Two fighter jets from the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority carried out to successful flights at a height of 1.5 kilometres over the airspace of the country this morning, ARM General Staff told "Meta". Otherwise, the patrol had been previously agreed with Greece, with a precise time, place of entry and exit, route and height. Information that the patrol was taking...

In June, the Macedonian-Greek group for trademarks starts with the word Macedonia

The first joint meeting between the international group of experts from North Macedonia and Greece on names for commercial purposes, trademarks and design networks will be held in June, announced the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). At today's meeting in Thessaloniki, State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Viktor Dimovski, and Secretary General for International Economic Relations at the...

Tsipras: Fake news escalated with the implementation of the Prespa Agreement

At the press conference in Skopje, besides building bridges and the benefits of the two countries becoming closer, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spoke about the issue with fake news in regards to the Prespa Agreement. According to Tsipras, "in the past months of implementing the agreement, the issue of fake news has become noticeable. " “In the past months, while...

Memorandums for Greek support for the EU reforms and traffic connection signed

At the today's session of the High Council for Cooperation between Macedonia and Greece, both countries' prime ministers, Zoran Zaev and Alexis Tsipras have signed the Action Plan for Increasing the Cooperation, according to the Prespa Agreement, and both countries' ministers have signed several important memorandums. As informs the government, the Defense Ministers Radmila Shekjerinska and Evangelos Apostolakis, have signed...

Zaev and Tsipras: We are building bridges – opponents to the agreement will see the benefits

Фото: Борче Поповски
Zoran Zaev and Alexis Tsipras, at a press conference projected a joint message that with the Prespa Agreement, both Greece and North Macedonia will benefit both the citizens and future generations, and that opponents of the agreement will in time, see all the benefits. They said the current political leadership is committed to building bridges and demolishing walls, that...

Tsipras has arrived on his first visit to this country ever to be visited by a Greek Prime Minister

The airplane with which the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrived today to an official visit to North Macedonia accompanied by a delegation consisting of 70 businessmen, has landed at the Skopje's International Airport. Tsipras is the first Greek Prime Minister who has arrived on an official visit to this country. Tsipras was greeted at the airport by the...

Greek delegation led by Prime Minister Tsipras on first official visit on 2 April

A delegation from Greece, led by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, arrives for an official visit to North Macedonia on Tuesday, 2 April, reports the government. "In the framework of the visit, the delegation from Greece will be welcomed at the airport in Skopje, followed by a formal reception with high state honours on the plateau of the Government of the...

BBC report on Macedonian minority still causing uproar in Greece

Andreas Petrides, President of the Union of Macedonians, is another number of Greeks who fell into a dispute with the British Broadcasting Cooperation (BBC), after their report on ethnic Macedonians in Greece, but failed to deliver any real arguments, repeating the classical Greek empty phrases. Earlier, the Greek ambassador in London also joined in with severe criticism of the...

Greece, Bulgaria and Serbia are building railways for 250 km/h, we are “happy” with 80 km/h

While Bulgaria, Serbia and Greece are actively working to build high-speed railways, Macedonia is fast asleep. In a several years, our country could encounter serious problems with the low speeds of the trains, taking into account the pace of development of the railway infrastructures in neighbouring countries. This year, Greece plans to complete the production of the high speed track...

Peterle: Judiciary, freedom of media and corruption remain concerns on the road to the EU

In an interview with European Western Balkans, Slovenian MEP praised the Governments courage in resolving the decades-long dispute with Greece over the name of the country but recalls that the road to the EU for Northern Macedonia involves many reforms. He said he was concerned with slow reforms in the judiciary, as well as the state of media freedom...