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First Balkan female analog astronaut: Conducting science experiments cut off from the world in an analog space mission

Martina Dimoska is the first female analog astronaut from the Balkans. As a graduate student at International Space University, she's working towards becoming the first from North Macedonia to obtain a master's degree in Space Studies. She is the NASA Space Apps Challenge Local Lead for 2022, hosted in two prestigious historic locations: Mountain View in Silicon Valley, California, and Cleveland. This is an annual...

President Stevo Pendarovski accuses Moscow for the third time for meddling in North Macedonia’s internal affairs

For the third time this month, in an interview, Macedonian President Stevo Pendarovski spoke about the Russian meddling in North Macedonia's internal affairs. In the latest issue of Fokus weekly magazine, Pendarovski reveals there is a lot of information by authorities about people arriving to cause provocations at the recent civil protests, but also for financing "certain political subjects." "All...

Interview with the UK’s ambassador Galloway: 200 countries agreed that coal is a major problem for global warming

The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP-26) prompted Meta News Agency to conduct an interview with the ambassador of the United Kingdom in North Macedonia, Rachel Galloway. We talked with her Excellency about the key achievements of COP-26, the commitments made by the countries, the challenges from the climate change that North Macedonia is facing, but also how the...

Profesor Davitkovski: We are all aware that the advertisements for public administration jobs are for the “party soldiers”

The long practice of employing people in the public administration by party lists continues in North Macedonia. This is done without any criteria and appropriate selection and everybody knows that the job advertisements are rigged for the party soldiers, says university professor Borche Davitkovski in the interview with Portalb.mk about the public administration reforms that had been promised so...

Justyna Mleczak: Tourism has an unbelievable power both to build and destroy

Justyna Mleczak
Justyna Mleczak is a tourist influencer from Poland, whose blog Do Macedonii offers a rare opportunity for Polish audiences to learn more about North Macedonia in their native language. She recently made another visit to the country in cooperation with European Union-supported Smart Toursim Enhancement Project (STEP). In this interview with Meta.mk she shares her experiences in organizing travel...

Vanhoutte: The media reforms are disappointingly scarce

Peter Vanhoutte, the main mediator in the political parties talks during the so-called Przhino Process, which led to the Przhino Agreement, visited Skopje again. In this interview he speaks about one segment of the Przhino Process, namely the media reforms, and gives his appraisal. Are you familiar with the course of the media reforms over the past 3 years and...

Zaev: I would exchange two Nobel Peace Prizes for a date on negotiations from the Council of Europe

I would exchange two Nobel Prizes for a decision from the European Council on a date for negotiations, replied Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, as to whether he believes he could really receive the Nobel Peace Prize together with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, in an interview with the Belgian newspaper "Le Soir". "If I get the Nobel Peace Prize, I...

Vuk Velebit: Serbian press more biased than Russian “Sputnik”

In Serbia, manipulation and misinformation on the part of pro-regime TV stations is part of everyday life. A major problem is the lack of information and the Government's intention to manipulate public opinion through its TV stations and discredit political opponents. Vuk Velebit is an author and researcher who explores Russian propaganda in Serbia's daily press. He has been examining...

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...

Joveski: SPO has set new standards but it is important who will supervise it

The State Public Prosecutor Ljubomir Joveski has said in an interview he gave for the MIA agency that it is essential to be decided who will be supervising the work of the Special Prosecutor's Office. -With the government's Strategy for reforms in the judiciary, it is planned that SPO to become a part of the prosecution system. I personally...

Palmer: I expect that Russia will work against the Prespa agreement

The Deputy Assistant Secretary of State of the United States of America, Matthew Palmer stated in an interview for the portal "European Western Balkans“ that he expects Russia will work against the Prespa agreement. He also said that USA and Russia have very different ambitions in the Balkans and that the USA supports the " integration of the region...

Kotzias: The agreement will be ratified and Greece will return its name back

The Agreement from Prespa will be brought by our government at the Parliament and will pass with the absolute majority, with over 150 MPs, said the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos KOtyias in an interview for the Greek radio "Real FM." He claimed that Greece has gained much more than our country which will have to make major changes, but...

VMRO-DPMNE`s position on the referendum will be declared by September 10, says Mickoski

Yesterday VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski said in an interview with TV “Kanal 5” that he would announce by the 10th of September, weather he would call for the membership to boycott the referendum on 30th of September, or vote against or vote in favour. He went on to deny that his party was seeking amnesty. The SDSM reacted to...

Russian Embassy: Zaev and Sekerinska are spreading Russophobia, we expect an investigation into allegations

Yesterday evening, the Russian embassy reacted to allegations from Prime Minister Zoran Zaev that businessmen from Russia financed anti-government protests. Zaev made the statement in an interview with BuzzFeed News and then repeated it in response to a journalist’s question at the start of the construction of the American Dura plant in Bunardzik. The Embassy believes that the statement was guesswork, similar...

Zaev: It is important that we are not deprived of our identity at home

It is very important that we are not deprived of our identity at home, not to be disenfranchised, said Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev in an interview with Bulgarian TV BTV, while commenting on talks on the name dispute with Greece. During which, the question of which name is most acceptable did not receive a direct response, but he stressed...

Dimitrov: With Kotzias we want to resolve the name dispute, but the difference is how to solve it

In an interview with Bulgarian TV Nova, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikola Dimitrov said he and his Greek counterpart Nikos Kotzias want to resolve the name dispute, but also have differences about how the problem should be solved. “We are burdened with own our history. We are a very proud nation, as all the Balkans are. It is important to...

Boutaris: The name issue has been ‘inflated’ due to the stupidity of politicians

You must have good relations with your neighbors. The name issue has been inflated primarily because of the stupidity of politicians. People want to find their identity. With concessions from both sides, but also from the opposition, they are ready for a compromise. Mr. Zaev said he would change the name of the airport, change the street signs, says...

Papandreou: The name dispute aside, Skopje is our natural ally

The former Greek Prime Minister, George Papandreou, in an interview for the Greek daily newspaper "Ethnos" said that it seems that the current Macedonian government has understood that the irredentism leads towards a dead end and that, according to him, the name dispute aside Skopje is our natural ally. -If the current situation will allow a mutually acceptable solution,...

Zaev did not at any time connect the assassination threats with the Russian Federation, says the Government

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev's statement in the Montenegrin media is based on the experiences of the region and the reactions of the Russian Federation when other countries from the region want to join NATO, stated the government after yesterday's reactions from Moscow concerning Zaev's statements in an interview with the Montenegrin radio "Antenna M ". "In the interview with the...

Moscow: Zaev’s statements are manic fabrications and an attempt of self-promotion

The attempt to present Russia as involved in the attempts to liquidate Zoran Zaev is unfounded and damages the relations between the two countries, was the reaction from the Russian Embassy in Macedonia regarding the part of the interview with Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev broadcast on Montenegrin radio on Sunday, "Antena-M". Zaev's statements in the interview on a Montenegrin...