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Since war started, 1,924 Ukrainians entered North Macedonia, but not as refugees

Since the start of the war in Ukraine until yesterday, a total of 1,924 Ukrainian nationals have entered North Macedonia, while 1,365 were registered in the country, informed the government's spokesperson Dushko Arsovski, referring to the data provided by the Interior Ministry. During the press conference, Arsovski stressed that there aren't any people who have requested refugee status in North...

Ai Weiwei’s exhibition “In Search of Humanity” at the Albertina Modern Museum in Vienna

Author: Bojan Blazhevski On the 16th of March, at the Albertina Modern Museum in Vienna, a comprehensive retrospective exhibition by the renowned Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei was opened. The exhibition named "In Search of Humanity" gathers in one place Weiwei's artworks coming from different collections at one location, along with his documentary films. This is happening during 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....

Glenn Beck’s statement about US asking Macedonian authorities not to accept Afghan refugees is false

Meta.mk, under the cooperation agreement with fact-checking service Truthmeter.mk republishes its latest assessment about a viral media manipulation affecting the US and North Macedonia: Conservative US commentator and a long time media figure, owner of The Blaze media network Glenn Beck published a tweet containing a snippet of his interview with the Arkansas senator Tom Cotton. Here is the tweet (Source:...

Continue on your journey for the country to be a beacon of peace, says Pope Francis

I encourage you to continue on your journey in order for your country to represent a beacon of peace, acceptance and the fruitful integration of cultures, religions and nations. By reflecting on their special identities and the vitality of their cultural and civic life, they will be able to build a common destiny through the special wealth they offer....

Fake news about migrants are causing hatred in Serbia

The Commissariat for Refugees and Migration s in Serbia has issued a warning yesterday that fake news is spread on social networks about an alleged attack by a group of immigrants on a 17-year-old girl at the center of Belgrade. "This is not the first case of spreading fake news on social networks about migrants in Serbia. Social networks...

Dimitrov: No one has asked Macedonia to become a destination for refugees

The Head of the Macedonian diplomacy, Nikola Dimitrov, on his Twitter profile announced that none of the EU's representatives have asked Macedonia to become a destination for refugees. -I had hundreds of meetings starting from 1st of June and onwards. none of them, not one interlocutor had asked Macedonia to become a country destination for refugees - wrote Dimitrov...

MC VMRO-DPMNE Gevgelija: The Refugee Strategy is an introduction to ethnic and religious clashes

What is surprising, is the fact that the SDSM led government is blindingly obeying orders and directions provided by international organizations for the integration of refugees and at the same time it forgets the socially vulnerable categories of citizens to whom at the parliamentary elections in 2016 were promised a life in abundance, said Andon Saramandov, the president of...

Carovska has received only two objections concerning the strategy with the refugees

Only two objections were received at the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy today when the deadline ends when the organizations or the citizens can provide proposals or objections about the draft-strategy for integration for refugees and foreigners 2017-2027 and about the proposed national action plan for integration of refugees 2017-2027. As was confirmed for Meta by the Ministry,...

MLASP: The news that flats for refugees will be built is fake as Macedonia is a transitory country

The Ministry of Labor and Social Policy has issued a press reaction to the media where it states that the news that the country will be building flats for refugees and that they will be staying in Macedonia is fake. The Ministry states that refugee camps won't be built and no citizenships will be given and that Macedonia is...

SDSM: The refugee strategy is a continuation of the one that was adopted in 2008

“Citizens can remain calm. Macedonia has been declared a transit country for refugees, and with the adoption of the strategy, international standards and the Convention on the Rights of Refugees have been respected, which Macedonia has ratified”, said SDSM, in response to a statement by VMRO-DPMNE. The party says it has a document that serves as a road-map and has...

A day before the deadline ends, no one reacts about the strategy for refugees and migrants

The Ministry of labor and social policy, one day before the end of the deadline, still hasn't received any official proposition or reaction about the draft strategy for integration of refugees and foreigners 2017-2027 and for the proposed national action plan for integration of refugees 2017-2027, confirms the Ministry for Meta. The oppositional VMRO-DPMNE has called upon Prime Minister...

“Amnesty International”: SPO continues to face pressure

The Special Public Prosecutor, who was appointed by Parliament in 2015 to investigate officials involved in the wiretapping scandal and crimes by political figures, continues to face pressure in carrying out her work, says the report by "Amnesty International" about the situation on human rights for 2016/2017. “In October (last year), the transitional Parliament rejected a proposal to extend the...

Refugees from the Idomeni camp have moved to the motorway around Evzoni

The refugees from the camp on the Macedonian-Greek border who refused to leave and go to the other refugee centres near Thessaloniki have found shelter in empty buildings along the motorway. Thousands of people have sent up their tents in abandoned petrol pumps in the surrounding area of Idomeni, just before the border crossing, Evzoni, in two abandoned buildings and...

Tensions on the border near Gevgelija caused the three Presidents to cancel their visit to quota 59

At Idomeni, tensions have flared up again between refugees and the Macedonian police. A short time ago, a group of refugees began to pull at the fence of the Macedonian-Greek border to make a hole in the fence and enter Macedonian territory. With the intent to distract the refugees, the Macedonian police threw stun grenades towards the refugees. Greek special...

The MFA forwarded a diplomatic note to the Greek Ambassador

The Macedonian Ministry for Foreign Affairs has delivered a note to the Liaison Office of Greece in Skopje, in response to yesterday's verbal demarche by the Head of the Office, Ambassador to Macedonia, Theocharis Lalakos, which was presented to him personally during talks at the Ministry. "Macedonian security forces during yesterday's violent incidents acted with maximum possible restraint, responsibility and professionalism, and therefore...

New tensions in Idomeni, refugees push old wagon on the railway towards armored vehicles

The situation remains tense in Idomeni after yesterday's clashes. Today a group of refugees gathered again at the fence and demanded the Macedonian police open the border. Today's communication, however, is still calm. Refugees demanded the Macedonian police to let them through, commenting that they were not terrorists. The response from the Macedonian side was that the border can not be...

Brussels: Migrants in Idomeni should be moved to other camps across Greece

The European Commission today called on all migrants from the Greek side of the border to be moved to other camps in the country. "The European Commission will continue to send the message that the people of Idomeni should be relocated and placed in reception centers across Greece and they should not make these dangerous attempts. Authorities and NGOs should...

Greece has sent two notes of protest to Macedonia due to incidents on the border

Greece has sent a note of protest to Macedonia, condemning the violent incidents with the refugees at the border. According to a statement by the Greek Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Greek Ambassador to Macedonia, Theocharis Lalakos, delivered two demarches to the Macedonian authorities concerning the situation in Idomeni. Lalakos noted that the use of violence will not help solve the refugee...

More than 20 police officers were injured during clashes with migrants

14 policemen and 9 members of the Army, were injured in today's clash between the police and migrants at the Macedonian-Greek border, said the Ministry of Interior. The statement from the Interior Ministry reported that during the clash three vehicles were damaged from the MOI and five from the Army. According to initial estimates from the MOI more than 3,000 migrants...