19 October 2020
Skopje – The government sees no need for a meeting with VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski over the differences with Bulgaria. VMRO-DPMNE, on the other hand, has said PM Zoran Zaev would have agreed to a leaders’ meeting to discuss all the open issues if it mattered to him the country to move forward.
Skopje – The Institute for Transfusion Medicine has banked a total of 142 units of convalescent plasma for treatment of COVID-19 patients.
Skopje – Monday sees the start of my official visit to Slovenia, which aims to reaffirm the country’s support for finalizing the negotiating framework for North Macedonia and organizing an intergovernmental conference by the end of the year, to officially launch accession talks during the German EU presidency, Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani said in a video message posted on his Facebook profile.
Skopje – The trial over the ‘Titanic’ case has been postponed Monday as former senior VMRO-DPMNE official Martin Protugjer and defendant in the case, tested positive for COVID-19.
Skopje – Eurimages, the cultural support fund of the Council of Europe, at its regular 160th session held last week, agreed to support 29 international film projects, including a North Macedonia-Albania co-production.
Skopje – Police officers found on Sunday (Oct. 18) four migrants from Bangladesh in a vehicle on the Skopje-Kumanovo road, the Interior Ministry said in a press release Monday.
Skopje – The number of new COVID-19 cases recorded in kindergartens has increased in the past two weeks, Minister of Labor and Social Policy Jagoda Shahpaska said on Monday.
Brussels – After having solved the name issue with Greece, which for years held back the start of EU enlargement negotiations for North Macedonia, the country is now facing another dispute with its neighbour Bulgaria on language and history, reads an article published by The Brussels Times.
Beijing – China’s economy grew 4.9 per cent in the third quarter compared to the same period last year, official data showed Monday, as the world’s second-largest economy recovers from the coronavirus crisis.
Rio de Janeiro — At least two churches were set on fire in the Chilean capital on Sunday as thousands of people took to the streets on the first anniversary of deadly protests against the conservative government.