6 April 2020
Skopje – Let me congratulate North Macedonia for the decision to start EU accession negotiations and the NATO membership. We will make efforts to close the negotiating framework by May followed by the start of negotiations by June at the latest. We are well aware of the importance of peace and mutual cooperation in the Western Balkans, said Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó, who is paying a visit to Skopje on Monday.
Skopje – Deputy PM for European Affairs Bujar Osmani welcomed early Monday Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó, who is paying a visit to North Macedonia and delivering 100,000 protective masks and 5,000 protective suits in aid.
Skopje – 72 people were caught breaking curfew in the past 24 hours, of which 59 were detained, while appropriate measures will be taken for the rest, the Ministry of Interior said in a press release.
Skopje – As of Monday midnight, the prices of gasoline and diesel fuels will drop by Mden 0.5-1.5, the Energy Regulatory Commission has said.
Skopje — Skopje Calling has been postponed, according to Avalon Production. The new date for the festival is Sept. 12.
Strumica — Buyers have begun buying spring cabbage for ten denars per kilogram, according to cabbage growers from the village of Kuklish near Strumica.
Kiev — In the exclusion zone around the former nuclear power plant at Chernobyl in Ukraine, a forest has caught fire.
Washington — Life can only fully return to normal once a vaccine to combat the new coronavirus is available globally, according to Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates.
Tokyo — Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to declare a state of emergency over the spread of the new coronavirus, Japanese news agency Kyodo reported on Monday citing a government official.