13:00/18 October 2019
Skopje –The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has increased the GDP growth projection twice in 2019, meaning that prospects for the Macedonian economy are good, owing to the positive results in all sectors, says Finance Minister Nina Angelovska in an interview with Voice of America.
Skopje – Macedonian economy is not directly exposed to risks of global trade tensions. Our trade with both the US and China is small, National Bank Governor Anita Angelovska-Bezhoska said in an interview with Voice of America.
Skopje – Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO) Kunio Mikuriya is set to pay Oct. 21-23 an official visit to North Macedonia.
Skopje – DUI president Ali Ahmeti has received an invitation from President Stevo Pendarovski over a leaders’ meeting in his Skopje residence on Sunday, the party told MIA on Friday.
Skopje – Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski took part Friday in a conference organized by the Council of Europe in Budva, on preventing inhumane police treatment and dealing with challenges presented by ECHR rulings.
Skopje – Political consultations at several levels are ongoing in Brussels, analyzing all options regarding the start of North Macedonia’s accession negotiations, the Government tells MIA on the next steps to be taken after the European Council in Brussels.
Brussels – EU leaders ended early Friday discussions on enlargement without producing any conclusions, MIA reports from Brussels.
Brussels – We clearly said accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania should start. A vast majority of members share this position, but unfortunately a small number of countries prevented the adoption of conclusions and we regret this, said Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic ahead of Friday’s continuation of the European Council in Brussels.
Brussels – Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov advises Prime Minister Zoran Zaev not to resign if a decision for opening EU accession talks is not reached now because there’s a lot more to be done and a delay of several months is not an eternity.
London –Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said Thursday his side do not need to splash the cash in the January transfer window.
Beirut – Sporadic fighting and shelling were taking place in north-east Syria on Friday, a monitoring group and Kurdish sources said, a day after Turkey and the United States agreed to a five-day ceasefire in the area.