MIA Flash


9 November 2020

9 November 2020

Skopje – If the first intergovernmental conference is not held, it will be a failure for everyone, for North Macedonia, but also for Bulgaria and the European Union itself, Bulgarian MEP and EP rapporteur for North Macedonia Ilhan Kyuchyuk said in an interview with TV Klan.

Skopje – As of Monday midnight, gasoline and extra light household fuel prices rise by Mden 0.5, while diesel price remains unchanged, the Energy Regulatory Commission has said.

Skopje – Bulgarian Defence Minister Krasimir Karakachanov has used army engineers for political gain, North Macedonia’s Defence Minister Radmila Shekerinska told reporters on Monday.

Shtip – Former professional soldiers who still work for the Ministry of Defence are set to serve as hospital security amid the coronavirus pandemic, Defence Minister Radmila Shekerinska told MIA on Monday, during a visit to Krivolak army training area.

Brussels – EU Ambassadors held talks to break deadlock on Friday but did not manage to convince Bulgaria to move, triggering growing frustration among EU diplomats, who say it’s holding up an important EU agenda with an entirely domestic problem that would be best solved bilaterally with North Macedonia, news website Politico wrote on Monday.

Sofia – Blocking Skopje’s European integration could isolate Sofia within the EU and provoke strong anti-Bulgarian sentiment in North Macedonia, says Lyubomir Kyuchukov, Bulgarian diplomat and head of the Economics and International Relations Institute (EIRI).

Skopje — One of the reminders of the solidarity and recovery of Skopje after the catastrophic 1963 earthquake, the Universal Hall will be fully restored in line with prevailing public opinion. This doesn’t preclude building a bigger concert venue at another site, Skopje Mayor Petre Shilegov told a recent news conference.

The European Union will impose tariffs on US products in the dispute surrounding aircraft manufacturers Airbus and Boeing, European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis announced on Monday.

Berlin — The coronavirus vaccine candidate developed by US pharma giant Pfizer together with Germany’s BioNTech is 90-percent effective in preventing Covid-19, the firms announced on Monday.

Berlin — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday welcomed Joe Biden’s victory in the US presidential election as an opportunity to recalibrate Berlin-Washington relations, promising a stronger role on the world stage from Germany.

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