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Portalb: Distorted statement by Russian official instills fear of a “Great war”

Conflicts of great powers, especially the threat of war are always a media topic that affects readers and produces a lot of clicks. On the other hand, if such information is sensational, unsupported by arguments, misrepresented and hyperbolized, it is detrimental to quality journalism. In the text we are analyzing, the public statements of the Russian official are distorted...

Rosana Aleksoska: Russian influence is Particularly Present At Important Periods and Events in North Macedonia

The NGO MOST recently published a study dedicated to the fight against false news and narratives. The study “Disinformation and information distortion in North Macedonia December 2021” focuses on the dominant narratives in 2020, with a special focus on articles published in the period from January 1 to May 10. A total of 2,658 articles from 211 portals and...

Truthmeter.mk: Narratives which Russia uses to influence news media in Western Balkans

A research titled "Russia’s narratives toward the Western Balkans", published by the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence (NATO StratCom COE) identified several Russian narratives in the news media in the Western Balkans. The research is based on the media reporting in 2018, which cited the Serbian edition of the Russian state news agency "Sputnik". The Sputnik website, which...

Defense minister: North Macedonia supports Ukraine’s territorial integrity

Slavjanka Petrovska, the minister of defense of North Macedonia said for NMacedonian TV 24 that the state institutions are following-up on the situation in Ukraine, in the light of the repositioning of the Russian armed forces on the border with Ukraine. "I have to highlight that we completely support the efforts within the framework of the NATO Alliance and the...

Following Eastern Europe, Russia is requesting withdrawal of NATO forces from Bulgaria and Romania

Russia’s request for the withdrawal of NATO forces (foreign troops, weapons and equipment) is not only for the countries of Central and Eastern Europe but for all countries that were not members of NATO in the period before 1997. The security guarantees that Russia is seeking from NATO also apply to Romania and Bulgaria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov...

The Battleground: Montenegro in Crisis – Serbian Nationalist Threats

This article by Srdja Pavlovic was first published in The Battleground and is reprinted by Meta.mk with permission. Montenegro’s Democratic Front (DF) recently issued its most significant threat to date to their partners in the ruling coalition. Milan Knezevic, who has been recognised as the party’s most ardent Russophile, called on his coalition partners to respect the electoral results and allow...

North Macedonia prime minister Zoran Zaev resigns after local elections defeat

Zoran Zaev, the incumbent prime minister of North Macedonia yesterday in a late night press conference resigned from his prime ministerial post and also from the post of the president of the SDSM political party, after the defeat of his party in the second round of the local elections. However, he remains adamant that early parliamentary elections are not...

NMacedonia’s President on Decisive Strike exercise at Krivolak military range: We passed the first test!

The highest officials of North Macedonia, led by President Stevo Pendarovski as the Army's Supreme Commander, together with government ministers, MPs, foreign ambassadors ,attended the Distinguished Guests Day yesterday at the Krivolak Military Range, as part of the Decisive Strike military exercise. During the event the distinguished guests could see demonstrations of offensive operations and activities of the infantry and...

North Macedonia: 4 Russian-made army and police helicopters will be modernized in Czechia

The Czech Defense Minister Lubomir Metnar is in official visit to Macedonia as the first defense minister of a NATO member country visiting Macedonia since the country's accession into the Alliance. Together with Macedonian Defense Minister Radmila Shekerinska and the Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski, he signed a Memorandum for Understanding and Technical Cooperation between both countries, which encompasses the...

US donates 1.269 M4 assault rifles to ARM – acquisitions of handguns, sniper rifles, howitzers to follow!

The Army of the Republic of North Macedonia - ARM, received 1,269 M4 assault rifles from the US as a donation worth US$1.2 million, aimed to assist the equipping of the Light Infantry Battalion Battle Group, the primary NATO-declared unit. These new items will be followed by procurement of equipment and weaponry consisting of handguns, 7.62 mm sniper rifles,...

Shekerinska reacts to Karakachanov’s “regiment”: The communication between allies shouldn’t be in this manner

"Bulgaria is a NATO member and so are we. The communication between the allies shouldn't be in this manner," said Radmila Shekerinska - Jankovska, Defense Minister of North Macedonia, commenting the statement of her Bulgarian counterpart Кrassimir Karakachanov, who said he will "send an engineering regiment" in Macedonia to remove all of the monuments with the plaques that mention...

Shekerinska after Karakachanov’s statement: Now is the moment to see who wants good neighborly relations

"Now is the moment when it becomes evident who wants good neighborly relations. We passed our test," said North Macedonia's Defense Minister Radmila Shekerinska - Jankovska after the statement by her Bulgarian counterpart Krassimir Karakachanov that Bulgaria will oppose the intergovernmental conference between the EU and North Macedonia on the start of the EU accession negotiations. "These statements aren't in...

NATO’s Public relations center will be turned into a Center for Fighting Disinformation

The Defense Ministry of North Macedonia will turn its Regional Center for Public Relations (RSPR) into a regional NATO Center for Fighting Fake News and Disinformation. RSPR which is known under its acronym PARC (Public Affairs Regional Centre), since 2013 has been accredited by NATO as a partner center for education and training. "We shall specialize in the spirit of...

North Macedonia will participate in the NATO mission in Kosovo

At its 78th session, the Government adopted a decision on the Republic of North Macedonia's participation in a NATO mission in Kosovo - KFOR, informs the government's press service. By the end of 2020, a platoon and commanding staff (up to 45 personnel in total) will be sent to participate in a KFOR operation in Kosovo. On the 27th of March...

NATO starting a project for rapid and accurate diagnosis of Covid-19

NATO is launching a practical scientific project to develop new tools for a rapid and accurate diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection, and is led by scientists on the front line of COVID-19 research from Italy’s Istituto Superiore di Sanità (National Health Institute) and Tor Vergata University Hospital together with the University Hospital of Basel University in Switzerland. This 24-month initiative...

NATO mobilises 6000 scientists to help with the pandemic

NATO has tapped into its pool of defense scientists to support the COVID-19 emergency response. The call was issued by NATO's Chief Scientist, Dr Bryan Wells, the main scientific adviser at the North Atlantic Council. The scientist, out of which more than 5000 work with NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO) were called to give their contributions, from...

Turkey sends Macedonia a donation consisting of 50.000 protective masks and 1.000 Covid-19 tests

A donation of 50.000 masks, 1000 protective bodysuits and 1000 Covid-19 tests arrived today from Turkey as a help to fight the pandemic. The aid is coordinated by NATO, said Foreign Affairs Minister Nikola Dimitrov. „Though its aid system, NATO has a role of a coordination center between the requests and the needs of its member countries and those...

Online debate with Macedonian President Pendarovski concerning NATO

President Stevo Pendaovski and the Interim Prime Minister Olive Spasovski were speakers during today's online debate regarding the NATO day that was organized by the Faculty of Security and the American Center for Education. On 4th of April, NATO day, an ensemble from the The United States Air Force Band from the Ramstein base in Germany performed the Alliance's...

NATO mobilizes against the Covid-19 during the first meeting with Macedonia as an ally

NATO's Supreme Commander was tasked to coordinate the military support in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and to start using the "fast lines" i.e. the special procedures through the European air space for NATO military flights carrying medical equipment, said the Alliance's Scretary General Jens Stoltenberg. The meeting was the first used through a secure video-conference call int...

Starting from today North Macedonia is part of NATO

"Starting from today, we are NATO" said Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski during the government's session in Skopje and the acting Head of the Macedonian mission at the Organization of the North Atlantic Treaty - NATO, Zoran Todorov from the Alliance's headquarters in Brussels, several moments after the Macedonian flag was raised with the flags of other 29 allies. With...