18 June 2020
Skopje – The court in Skopje on Thursday sentenced Bojan Jovanovski aka Boki 13, the first defendant in the so called ‘Racket’ case, to nine years in prison, while the second defendant, former special prosecutor Katica Janeva was sentenced to seven years in prison.
Skopje – The Ministry of Health said a rotation system has been set in place to reinforce capacity of the Clinic for Infectious Diseases and the “8 September” hospital with medical staff and better deal with the coronavirus.
Skopje – In the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) issued 274 isolation orders, while 255 people signed self-isolation statements, it said in a press release Thursday.
Skopje – Defence Minister Radmila Shekerinska is taking part Thursday in the meeting of NATO Defence Ministers that is held via secure video conference due to global pandemic.
Skopje – Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski expressed Thursday expectations that kindergartens will reopen once the the screening process of staffers is complete and their safety, as well as the safety of children is ensured.
Skopje – “The promise is accomplished. The new uniforms have arrived,” Defence Minister Radmila Shekerinska writes Thursday in a Facebook post.
Skopje – Tour guides seek state support to overcome financial loss due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Geneva – The number of people globally who have been forced to flee their homes rose to a new record of 79.5 million, or around 1 per cent of the world population last year, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Thursday in Geneva.
Brussels – European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi told the European Parliament on Thursday that the negotiating frameworks for Albania and North Macedonia will be put forward to EU member states this week, MIA’s Brussels correspondent reported.
Luxembourg – A Hungarian law targeting foreign-funded non-governmental organizations (NGOs) violates fundamental EU rights, the bloc’s top court ruled on Thursday, dealing a new blow to Prime Minister Viktor Orban and drawing hails from civic organizations.