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Skopje – With only two days left until the deadline to hand over the mandate for government formation, there’s no official agreement between parties that won the most MP seats.

12 August 2020

Skopje – With only two days left until the deadline to hand over the mandate for government formation, there’s no official agreement between parties that won the most MP seats.

Skopje – Talat Xhaferi, who is now the chairman of Parliament after serving as its speaker, has warned that President Stevo Pendarovski could violate the Constitution if he handed over a mandate for a government to be formed even though a Parliament Speaker hasn’t been elected yet.

Skopje – President Stevo Pendarovski by Friday, the last day of the 10-day deadline, will hand over a mandate for the formation of a new government to the party leader who has secured a majority.

Athens – Greece has extended the air, sea and land travel ban for third-country nationals until August 31, 2020, MIA’s Athens correspondent reported Wednesday.

Skopje – In the past 24 hours, 511 people were caught without personal protective equipment, i.e. face masks, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Wednesday.

Skopje – According to the Public Health Institute’s weekly report for the period August 3 – 9, the number of new coronavirus cases and casualties in North Macedonia has continued to drop for the third week in a row, while the number of recovered patients increased, the Health Ministry said in a press release Wednesday.

Skopje – Florozon Center for Environmental Democracy and PE Communal Hygiene – Skopje launched Wednesday the installation of 75 personal protective equipment (PPE) waste bins throughout North Macedonia, where citizens can dispose of used face masks and gloves.

Skopje – The models drafted by the Ministry of Education will be once more discussed at a meeting of the Commission for Infectious Diseases, Education Minister Arber Ademi has stated.

Skopje – Police in North Macedonia found a total of 148 migrants hidden in two trucks on Tuesday. Police patrol stopped Audi car with Skopje license plates and Mercedes-Benz truck with Bitola license plates near the town of Demir Kapija. The truck driver who fled the scene, was found shortly afterwards, police said on Wednesday.

London – The British economy is in recession after contracting a record 20.4 per cent in the second quarter as the coronavirus crisis took hold, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said on Wednesday.

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