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Young people in the region have a negative attitude towards immigrants

Young people from countries in the Western Balkans, have a negative attitude towards immigrants, even though most of them have never come into contact with an immigrant. The main reason for the youth’s negative attitude towards immigrants is the negative perception of the religion of Islam. This was shown by research, and a survey on the perception and the attitudes of...

Mogherini: The doors to Europe can’t remain shut

Frederica Mogherini, the current High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy, who also holds office as Vice-President of the European Commission has issued a statement on the current immigration crisis. She stated that the immigration crisis now facing us in Europe is one of the biggest crisis's the continent has faced since the World...

1,209 immigrants sought asylum over the weekend

Over the weekend, based on changes and amendments to the Law on Asylum, Ministry of Interior has issued certificates for 1,209 expressed intentions of applying for asylum in the Republic of Macedonia by foreign nationals who illegally entered our territory. In the period from June 19 to July 6, 2015 at 8 am, MOI announced today, certificates of total 8,595...

Assembly adopts amendments to the Law on Asylum

With 69 votes "for," the Assembly this afternoon passed amendments to the Law on Asylum, with which immigrants are allowed to legally reside on the territory of the state for 72 hours, after which they will have to leave it or seek asylum. The Assembly adopted the amendments by shortened procedure. Democratic Alliance MP Pavle Trajanov said it was good that...

The state gives 2,000 euros a day for immigrants

In the first five months of this year, the Ministry of Interior (MOI), which is responsible for the Reception Center for Foreigners in the settlement Gazi Baba, spent 6.8 million denars or about 111,000 euros for accommodation of illegal immigrants, who were caught by the police on the territory of the country, said representatives of the Ministry for META. According...

The state pays around 40,000 denars for the burial of the killed immigrants

The state so far paid about 16,000 euros for burial of dead immigrants. IRC says that a burial with a plot and the rite costs around 40,000 denars. This means that the state had to pay 1,080.000 denars or about 16,000 euros for 27 immigrants. 28 immigrants coming from Nigeria, Syria, Somalia and Afghanistan were killed in separate, mostly traffic accident...

Government adopts Law on Asylum, it’s the Assembly’s turn now

At yesterday's session, the government adopted draft amendments to the law on asylum and temporary protection by urgent procedure, stated government spokesman Aleksandar Gjorgjiev for META. Law was sent to the Assembly and, as the Government informed, it will be reviewed at its next session, which will take place during this or next week. Sources of the Assembly say for META...

Citizens demanded justice for immigrants with a march

To a call of the informal movement "I protest," hundreds of citizens came out to the solidarity march which began in front of the Government, through Bit-pazar and ended at the Immigrant Reception Center in Gazi Baba, where hundreds of immigrants are accommodated, reports ”Radio MOF". Activists read basic human rights in Arabic and Macedonian language in front of the...

UNHCR: The situation of refugees passing through the Western Balkans is very difficult

The growing number of refugees and immigrants who use less famous Western Balkan route, through which are trying to reach Europe, face major risks, including abuse, violence and accidents while moving on railroad tracks, warns United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). UN Refugee Agency yesterday announced that there is a big increase in the number of men, women...

Memeti on the treatment of immigrants: Inhuman, unhealthy, undignified

Immigrants in the reception center for foreigners in Gazi Baba are housed in conditions that are worse than those in custody, stated Ombudsman Idzhet Memeti, at today’s press conference devoted to conditions in the center, but also to the weaknesses of the system after the flood of refugees from Middle East, where there are armed conflicts. Team of the Ombudsman...

Chavkov will push the Law on Asylum to be adopted in shorted procedure

On Tuesday next week, at a session of the Government, the draft amendments to the Law on asylum and temporary protection, which should facilitate the transit of immigrants across the country, will be reviewed. Amendments to the Law, which was proposed by the Ministry of Interior (MOI), were prepared and placed into procedure at the beginning of May, but after...

MOI found 128 immigrants and a murdered convicted in 2001 in Vaksince

In today's action, teams of the department to combat organized and serious crime at the Ministry of Interior (MOI) raided a dozen buildings in Kumanovo village Vaksince and found a total of 128 immigrants, who were illegally staying in some of them, said Deputy Minister for public relations of MOI Ivo Kotevski at a press conference. Most of the immigrants...

6,000 migrants have returned to Kosovo since the beginning of this year

As of 1st of January this year, more than 6,000 citizens who have immigrated to Western countries, especially in Germany, returned to Kosovo. This was stated by migration official of the Kosovo Interior Ministry Valon Krasniqi for the Kosovo media "Kosovalive". According to him, unlike last year, the number of returnees has increased. April UNDP report reads that 47 percent of...

Veles tragedy returned Macedonia in the world media

Macedonia this week was in the focus of the world media for three events: Goshince incident, funeral wreath sent to the journalist Borjan Jovanovski, and last night’s running over of 14 immigrants on the railroad Veles - Skopje. The three incidents that occurred over a period of three days, were reported by world famous media, including "Euronews" "ABC News", "Huffington...

Forests around the Macedonian-Greek border are filled with immigrants

The wave of immigrants and political refugees from the Greek islands are redirected to the Macedonian-Greek border. Through Macedonia and Serbia, thousands of new immigrants will seek their fortune in Northern and Western Europe, which are their main goal after arriving in Greece. According to information in Greece, the forests around border crossing Idomeni, through which the railway line between...