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Country leadership marks 30th anniversary of Macedonia’s monetary independence

The President Stevo Pendarovski, the Prime minister Dimitar Kovachevski, the Finance Minister Fatmir Besimi, the Governor of the National Bank Anita Angelovska - Bezhovska, and numerous representatives with Solemn Academy marked the 30th anniversary of Macedonia's monetary independence. 30 years ago, on the 26th of April 1992, the foundations of the monetary independence were laid. The Macedonian citizens were presented...

Truthmeter.mk: Janko Bachev’s pro-Russian party a part of VMRO-DPMNE’s pressure on small parties

Truthmeter.mk published the original text. Meta.mk is republishing it below under the syndicating agreement:   Janko Bacev’s openly pro-Russian non-parliamentary political party sent a statement to the public entitled “United Macedonia to DS, LDP, DOM and VMRO-NP: If you really want one constituency, seize the chance given by VMRO-DPMNE.” They call on the Democratic Union led by Pavle Trajanov, the Democratic Renewal...

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...

Bulgarian anchor mixes apples and oranges and has managed to make “Macedonian salad”

In an article published at the website of the Bulgaria's daily newspaper 24 hours, Rosen Petrov, former MP and scriptwriter and current anchor of history show that is screened on the Bulgaria On Air online TV, writes falsities on the difficult and painful subject Bulgaria and Macedonia discuss - history. In his column titled "Macron and the Macedonians - Bulgarian...

Top 7 fake news on the recent fires in the country and around the word

Fires are natural catastrophes that could be fatal for human lives, the fauna and the vegetation. They stir deep emotions and the public wants to be correctly and timely informed. Even though fires are tragic events, the creators of fake news did not miss the opportunity to take advantage of such situations. This summer two huge fires in the world...

North Macedonia near the bottom of the lists in Europe by internet access to public administration

Last year, every fifth citizen of North Macedonia accessed public administration through internet.  While one out of twenty filled online official forms, show data from EUROSTAT the statistical office of the European Union (EU). In comparison, on average, in the European union every second citizen has access to information or services from state organs and public enterprises through the internet,...

Through the tolls we pay for the loans, interests and commissions for the motorways (video + infographic)

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Despite the fact that the Macedonians have the lowest salaries in Europe, they still pay very expensive tolls. The compensation for one kilometer by car is 2,6 denars, and the adoption of the new toll price in 2014 was justified by VMRO-DPMNE, which claimed that the global economic crisis has ended and the compensation must be increased to the...

Borisov: Macedonians still need to mature for a negotiations date with the EU

In Brussels this week, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov told reporters that Macedonians still need to mature in order to get a date to start EU accession talks, Bulgarian news agency BGNES reported. "They need to fix much more. Don't get me wrong, but as long as they dispute whether Goce Delchev is Bulgarian or Macedonian - that is a...

The leadership of NATO in June in Skopje

The North Atlantic Council, the highest political body of NATO, in June, will visit the country, said Lieutenant General Vasko Gjurchinovski. In November, last year, for the first time NATO Military Committee, the highest military body of the Alliance, visited Macedonia. The North Atlantic Council is the highest political body in NATO, which makes decisions. It oversees the political and...

The first round with the narrowest difference in the last 5 elections (infographic)

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The first round of the presidential elections held yesterday has had the narrowest difference in the votes between the two candidates in the last five presidential elections i.e. Stevo Pendarovski won only 4.606 votes more than Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova. In consequence, the chances for successful prediction on the outcome of the second round are very slim, if we try...

The working week in Macedonia longer than anywhere else in the EU (info-graphic)

The working week in Macedonia lasts longer than in any member country of the European Union, and by the number of working hours weekly, this country is ranking second in the Balkans. The working week in Macedonia is 42.3 hours and the average working week in the countries of the EU is 40.3 hours, show the data provided by...

While Albania builds, Macedonia waits for funds for a rail link

Albania is actively involved in the construction of the railroad from Corridor 8 in its part of the territory. On the move from Tirana to Durres, construction work is already under way, and in the final stage for the selection of a contractor for the reconstruction is the railway from Durrës to Elbasan. The Director of the Public Railway Infrastructure...

Facebook deletes thousands of profiles from Macedonia, Kosovo, Russia and Iran

Facebook today announced that it has deleted thousands of profiles from Macedonia, Kosovo, Russia and Iran, which had showed "unauthentic coordinated behavior". Of the social networks Facebook and Instagram, 2,632 profiles, pages, and groups were deleted for various reasons. Of the total number, 1,907 profiles or pages were from Russia, and 513 from Iran. In regards to Russia, the main...

“Srbija Danas” sees Greater Albania in Zaev-Rama meeting

The Serbian news portal "Srbija Danas" sunk to a new low yesterday, as some Serbia websites pretends to call themselves the media in order to post comments in the form of news. Namely, broadcasting the integral news from the Serbian state news agency "Tanjug" on Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev's visit to Tirana for talks with his Albanian counterpart Edi Rama,...

A new quasi-history lesson by Bulgarian newspaper “24 Chasa”

Yesterday, Bulgarian daily newspaper, "24 Chasa" published an article that apparently refers to the work of the joint Macedonian-Bulgarian Commission on textbooks and history, however, it in fact represents another history lesson, in the eyes of Bulgarian national-romanticists. The article, that portrays traditional Bulgarian historical views, does not take into account the facts that have been established by Macedonian historians,...

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...

Bulgaria ratified Macedonia’s NATO Accession Protocol

With 140 votes in favor of and without any withheld or against, this morning, the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria ratified the Protocol for the Accession of the Republic of North Macedonia into NATO. The session was attended by the President of the Macedonian Parliament, Talat Xhaferi and the Vice Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign...

Kacin: Macedonia – Greece compromise should be carefully studied in the region

Without solving of all bilateral disputes, there will be no further enlargement in the region of Western Balkans, said Jelko Kacin in a statement for "European Western Balkans", who is the Permanent Representative of Slovenia to NATO and former Rapporteur for Serbia and Montenegro in the European Parliament. The decision of the Republic of North Macedonia to change its name...

Albania to ratify Macedonia’s NATO membership protocol tomorrow

Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi will pay a working visit to the Republic of Albania today. The parliamentary press service informs that Xhaferi will attend the next plenary session of the Assembly of the Republic of Albania, where the Protocol for Membership of the Republic of Macedonia to NATO will be ratified. Yesterday, the State Council of the Republic of Slovenia ratified...

Constitutional changes come into force, from yesterday we are North Macedonia

Yesterday, the Prespa Agreement officially came into force and the implementation of its provisions began, with which Macedonia has changed its name to North Macedonia. The government also changed its name to the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia. The Government explained that the Prespa Agreement was published in the "Official Gazette" yesterday, and the constitutional amendments from 33. to 36. as...