Podgorica – Christian Danielsson, Director General for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, declined to comment on the proposal of the new European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, who announced László Trócsányi, the former Justice Minister of Hungary, as her proposed Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Policy.
Skopje – The Czech Parliament ratified Thursday North Macedonia’s NATO accession protocol. North Macedonia’s Prime Minister Zoran Zaev attended the parliamentary session.
Skopje – Health Minister Venko Filipche, first lady Elizabeta Gjorgievska and President of the Immunization Committee at the Ministry of Health Aleksandra Grozdanova participate Thursday in the Global Vaccination Summit in Brussels.
Skopje – The Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) still exists and according to the law on SPO, will continue to exists until September 2020, SPO prosecutor Lenche Ristoska said Thursday, ahead of the “Talir” case hearing.
Skopje – Deputy PM for European Affairs Bujar Osmani on Friday is to pay a working visit to Sweden and will meet with Minister for EU Affairs Hans Dahlgren, Minister for International Development Cooperation Peter Eriksson and Parliament Speaker Andreas Norlén.
Skopje – Teona Strugar-Mitevska won a directing award for ‘God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya’ at the Fünf Seen Film Festival in Munich.
Paris – The head of the French National Assembly, Richard Ferrand, has been placed under judicial investigation on suspicion of improper influence on a property deal, local media reported on Thursday.
London – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday rejected lawmakers’ calls to recall parliament, insisting that its suspension was not designed to facilitate his Brexit plan.
Kinshasa – Fifty people have died in a train accident in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the country’s minister for humanitarian affairs announced on Thursday. The train derailed around 3 am (0200 GMT) in the province of Tanganyika, in the south-east of the central African country. Several people also suffered injuries.