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North Macedonia’s institutions had been saving electricity in September, but not all of them managed to cut consumption by 15%

The state institutions of North Macedonia in September managed to save electricity by 20% compared to the same month of the last year. However, not all state institutions, public enterprises and municipalities has seriously understood the need to save electricity and the plan "Saving electricity for safer winter," although the government in August warned there will be sanctions for...

Buying Russian gas through a Bulgarian gas pipeline – so far the best solution for the tepid radiators in Skopje

So far, the Government of North Macedonia doesn't have any stable option for buying gas for the central heating system in the capital Skopje, apart from purchasing gas from the Russian state company Gazprom through the gas pipeline from Bulgaria to Kumanovo. But, seeing what happened at the end of the last heating season and taking into account the...

The trial on the blaze that killed 14 in the COVID-19 hospital in Tetovo postponed again

The court hearing about the deadly fire in September 2021 in the modular COVID-19 hospital in Tetovo, North Macedonia, yesterday was postponed for the second time. Fourteen people died in the incident. Two of the defendants, Dr. Boban Vuchevski and the hospital's former Financial Director Artam Etemi, appeared in the court without attorneys to represent them. Even though they had...

Let’s feed the economies, not the landfills – how the food banks help in the fight against hunger?

Let's feed the economies, not the landfills. This is the motto of the Food Bank Macedonia, which for 12 years has been fighting tirelessly against dumping food as waste and against hunger in North Macedonia. Meta.mk talked with Dushko Hristov, founder and general manager of this organization, during a period when they were preparing the monthly packages that are...

Membership is shifting from one pro-Russian party to another in North Macedonia

In the two Macedonian parties with a pro-Russian ideology, “Rodina Makedonija” and “Obedineta Makedonija”, there has been turbulence in the recent period, that is, over 240 founders from “Rodina Macedonia” submitted to the Constitutional Court a request to leave the party, and for it to be deleted from the register of parties. One of the petitioners of this request...

The wolf still considered a pest and a legal target in North Macedonia, rewards given for its killing

The wolf in North Macedonia is still considered a pest. He is one of the three big predators inhabiting the country’s mountains, together with the bear and the Balkan Lynx, but is least protected. This animal is still a legal target, for whose killing the hunters get money rewards, although the domestic environmental associations are alerting that the wolf...

FA Minister: We succeeded to pull North Macedonia out of the Balkan whirlpool at the last moment

We were witnesses to an intensive and dynamic period with a plethora of occurrences in the domain of foreign policy on all levels, from global and European, to regional occurrences, and especially occurrences domestically, which left no one indifferent. Still, these were historical decisions that provided a certain insight into directions where our foreign policy is heading, but also...

Macedonians, Montenegrins, Serbs, Bosnians and Croats joined to launch a satellite into space

Five partner organizations from North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, and Croatia are planning to jointly launch the first satellite from this region into space by the end of this year, informs the Bosnian public broadcasting service BH TV. All of this is due to the foundation of the Space Association of Southeastern Europe and India, which is...

NMacedonia: July inflation rose to 16%, spending jumped 1.9% in a month

The annual inflation in the country in July 2022 rose to 16%, while the Consumer Price Index in the period from June to July 2022 increased by 1.9%, show the data of the State Statistical Office of North Macedonia. The Retail Price Index increased by 14% in July 2022 compared to the same month last year. Retail prices jumped 2.5%...

Counterspin: The Humanitarian Aspect of the Concern Expressed by “Levica” about the Tanks is a Disguised Position of Moscow

It is extremely irresponsible to “sell” a disguised Russian position that Ukraine has no right to self-defence under the guise of “humanitarian concern for the Ukrainian”. This is exactly the political position of “Levica”, which is, in fact, a spin, because it not only takes away the right to self-defence, thereby endangering a number of other human rights, but...

Ukraine thanked North Macedonia for the donated tanks: A friend is known in trouble

Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, did not forget to express thanks via Twitter on Saturday for the donation of T-72 tanks from North Macedonia to Ukraine. Podolyak wrote the following on Twitter in Ukrainian and Macedonian: "A friend is known in trouble. It doesn't matter how big your country is. What matters is the kind of...

NMacedonia wants to join EU’s new Digital Europe program

The Government of North Macedonia in yesterday's session reviewed and adopted the Information on the Accession of the Republic of North Macedonia to the Digital Europe (DIGITAL) program, prepared by the Ministry of Information Society and Administration, Government's press service informs. "DIGITAL is a new European Union’s program aimed at bringing the digital technologies closer to the businesses, the citizens...

Mathematical genius Yilli Morina received full scholarship, will continue his education at international school

Yilli Morina, the 13-year-old mathematical genius from the Shuto Orizari quarter in Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia, who spends most of his time solving math and physics exercises and problems and tutors university students from North Macedonia and abroad, received a full scholarship and will continue his education at an international school. Meta.mk has already published his story...

President of North Macedonia: If Bulgaria insists on disputing our identity, we should stop the EU accession negotiations

After the meeting with the members of the Security Council I said that after the French proposal is submitted to the Government , I expect to see in the Government's conclusions a statement that starting from the day we start and end the EU accession negotiations, if there are additional efforts from the Bulgarian authorities to impose questions...

Meta.mk’s Deputy Editor-in-Chief Blazhevski on young people’s emigration from North Macedonia: We have strategies, their implementation is lacking

We should do more in North Macedonia if we want to lower the number of young people that are fleeing the country. I think we don't have problems when it comes to creating strategies for solving this problem, but the implementation has been lacking, said Meta.mk's Deputy Editor-in-Chief Bojan Blazhevski, speaking at the "The economic migration and brain drain"...

The filmgoers in North Macedonia return to the cinemas slowly, the film industry faced with big shifts

The number of filmgoers in North Macedonia last year was 170,567, shows the data provided by the State Statistical Office (SSO). In 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic began and a decision was made to close the cinema theaters, it contributed to a decline in the annual number of visitors compared to the pre-pandemic period. In 2021, a minor increase...

Portalb analysis: The summer season starts – people are leaving massively abroad for seasonal work by the seaside

"Looking for a waiter/bartender and the salary that is offered ranges from 800 to 1,000 EUR," this is only one of the many advertisements for seasonal work in Zagreb, Croatia. The summer season has started - this year's "hit" destination for seasonal work in the catering business is Croatia, informs Portalb.mk. The salaries can reach up to 1,500 EUR....

Truthmeter: The Serbs in North Macedonia do not justify the war in Ukraine, but some of them support Russia

Serbs as well as some members of the Serbian-Macedonian associations in Polog are against the invasion of any country and are in favor of preserving the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. But some of them, despite condemnation from many countries and organizations, as well as indications that misunderstandings should be resolved through diplomacy, still believe that Russian President...

The role of the Albanian parties in NMacedonia in the context of the fight against the Russian influence

Although N. Macedonia is historically, but also geographically oriented towards Euro-Atlantic values, the government led by VMRO-DPMNE and DUI led by the former Prime Minister, now asylum seeker Nikola Gruevski, often “flirted” with Russia. The overthrow of this government was not so easy, it was made more difficult by the Russian agents, who had a part in organizing the...

Russian Propaganda in Macedonia in 2018: “United Macedonia” as a “Pawn” of “United Russia”

The recent expulsion of five Russian diplomats is not the first expulsion of Russian diplomats from Macedonia. For the first time, Macedonia expelled a Russian diplomat in 2018, when not only the intensified Russian propaganda influence was noticeable, but also an attempt for Russian political influence by supporting the Macedonian clone of “United Russia”, writes Truthmeter.mk. Under the syndicating agreement...