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Zoo in Serbia investigates animal theft after Meta.mk’s article about smuggled lion cub Simba

The Zoological Garden in Palić, in the north of Serbia, is analyzing the footage from its security cameras near the lion cages, after the journalists from Suboticke.rs read Meta.mk's article about the lion cub Simba and sounded the alarm that the cub perhaps comes from this zoo, Sonja Mandić, the interim director of the zoo, revealed for Meta.mk. In the...

The temporary stay of the 27 Afghan refugees in North Macedonia is over, they left for Ireland

A group of 27 Afghani citizens that had a temporary stay in North Macedonia, yesterday morning with the members of their families have left for Dublin, Ireland, their permanent residence, informed the Government of North Macedonia. These people found a temporary shelter in Macedonia after they fled Afghanistan in August, when the Talibans took over the power in the country....

Analysis: Balkan countries do not have a consistent strategy for COVID-19 testing

No country in the world knows the exact total number of people infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease. All that is known is what can be learned from the official records kept by health authorities based on the results of the tests performed. All infections that are laboratory confirmed are considered confirmed cases. This means that the...

Truthmeter: Spanish Flu and Оther Infections Wreaked Havoc in Macedonia at the End of First World War

Фото: Болница во Битола -1916; Принтскрин -eprints.ugd.edu.mk
The end of World War I on the territory of the Southern Balkans and on the territory of today’s Macedonian state, in addition to major military destruction and victims of military operations, was marked with the outbreak of the Spanish flu epidemic. The disease, caused by the H1N1 influenza virus with unusual intensity, quickly spread not only among soldiers and warring parties...

European Council’s session about the start of Macedonia’s EU accession negotiations was postponed

The members of the European Council held a video conference and decided to postpone the European Council's meeting that was scheduled for 26th and 27th of March inform world media. The reason for postponement was the current situation with the coronavirus. At this Council's meeting, the decision for starting Macedonia's EU accession negotiations was supposed to be made....

Българска „Дума“ с много некоректни и гневни „думи“ за Македония

Българският ежедневник с лява ориентация „Дума“ в коментар публикуван на 2 декември на официалния уебсайт, посветен на последната сесия на Съвместната българо-македонска комисия за историческите въпроси, твърди няколко очевидно необосновани неща за отношенията между България и Македония. В текста се говори, че има предателство на българските власти – т.е. отказ от идентичността, отстъпление от историята за да „угоди на американския...

European People’s Party adopts a resolution which demands a more expedient start of the EU accession negotiations with Macedonia

At the Congress in Zagreb, the European People's Party (EPP) adopted a resolution with which it demands from the EU Council and the EU member countries to pass a positive decision for starting the EU accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania as soon as possible. At the same time, at the congress, the former President of the...

Zaev, Rama and Vuchic signed a Declaration in Ohrid that will deepen the regional cooperation

The Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, his Albanian colleague Edi Rama and the Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic signed a declaration in Ohrid that will implement the measures of free movements among the three countries, the recognition of the qualifications and diplomas of its citizens, the introduction of an expedite pass for trucks at border crossings. The citizens of the...

Juncker and Tusk: This is a historical mistake

The non-approval of the start of the accession negotiations for North Macedonia and Albania is a mistake, said Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council and Jean Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, during the afternoon press conference in Brussels, during which they announced that the European Council hasn't made a decision for approval of start...

Van Rompuy: Finish the reforms and we shall accept you with open arms

Herman Van Rompuy, the first President Emeritus of the European Council, former Prime Minister of Belgium and current Chairman of the Board of the College of Europe in Bruges, in an interview for the European Western Balkans even though he says that he openly supports the start of the accession negotiations with Macedonia and Albania, he warns that the...

Netherlands wants to start accession negotiations with Macedonia but not with Albania

The Dutch parliament supported the start of the EU accession negotiations with Macedonia but it positioned itself towards Albania with a more critical tone. At the session of the Parliamentary Committee for European Affairs it was stressed that in the past few years, Macedonia has done many positive steps forward. The Dutch MPs have noticed that Macedonia should pass...

it is still not known whether the EU will separate the integrations for Macedonia and Albania

In a text published on Sunday (06.10.2019) the Serbian website "Vesti Online" through the text titled as "EU is splitting Macedonia and Albania" has passed on false information for the public. By writing this sort of title one gets the impression that Macedonia's accession process for Macedonia and Albania into the EU has already been separated as if...

Pompeo arrived in Ohrid

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Ohrid. At the airport, he was greeted by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Dimitrov and then the US Secretary went to meet President Stevo Pendarovski. Later he will meet with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. Pompeo arrived this afternoon from Montenegro and this evening he will be visiting Greece.

Negotiations with Greece about the building of the interconnective gas pipeline are about to commence

The negotiations between Macedonia and Greece regarding the building of the interconnective gas pipeline are expected to start very soon. During its yesterday's session, the Government adopted the proposal for starting a procedure for leading negotiations for concluding an agreement between both countries and authorized the Minister of Economy Kreshnik Bekteshi, as the Head of the delegation of our...

Serbia expects to have a joint railway border crossing with Macedonia in 2021

The Serbian Ministry of Constructions, Traffic and Infrastructure is expecting the new joint railway border crossing between Macedonia and Serbia to be built by the end of 2021. In a statement for Meta.mk, the Ministry in Belgrade stressed that the Managing Board of the Investment Framework for Western Balkans has yet to provide a final decision in December for...

Zaev: I expect support from the Bulgaria regarding our EU membership

Finding a quick solution for open issues with Bulgaria is possible but goodwill is necessary for both sides. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev stressed that Macedonia and Bulgaria have signed an agreement where they have obliged themselves that they have a joint history, but Zaev reminded that a part of the history is special for both countries. -I believe that...

Kovachev declared President Pendarovski to be either seduced or illiterate

The MEP from the Bulgarian ruling party GERB Andrej Kovachev attacked verbally the Macedonian President Stevo Pendarovski due to his statement that "taking Bulgarian passports because of personal interest is in the same historical context during which Goce Delchev in 1900 couldn't state that he is something else but Bulgarian." Kovachev said that the president's statement is insulting including...

The Bulgarian-Macedonian Commission will be discussing Goce Delchev in Sofia

In Sofia, during the latest meeting of the joint Macedonian-Bulgarian expert commission, there will be a discussion today about the character of Goce Delchev and his deeds and to whom this Macedonian revolutionary belongs to. Yesterday, during this two-day meeting, the experts in Sofia worked according to previously exchanged proposed ideas in order to adjust the recommendations for the...

The most serious tool is the truth: Zaev and Brnabic join forces to fight fake news

The repeating of the truth several times in order for the readers and the viewers can differentiate what is fake news and what is not, at the moment is the only way by which the politicians can fight against fake news, said Prime Minister Zoran Zaev during today's press conference at the government with the Serbian Prime Minister Ana...

Macedonians have paid million euros so far to purchase vignettes for traversing Bulgarian roads

Macedonian citizens have purchased 85.000 electronic vignettes for traversing Bulgarian roads during the period between 1st of January and 13th of August this year. The Bulgarian Minister of Regional Development and Urbanism, Petja Avramova had fond words for Macedonian drivers who are among the most regular payers of road fees out of which the Bulgarian state has profited...