Skopje – A feature headlined “‘A lot of bitterness’: N. Macedonia PM laments Bulgaria’s EU blockade” was published by the news agency AFP after interviewing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev in Skopje. Zaev told AFP he experienced “unpleasant surprise” when Bulgaria vetoed his country’s accession to the EU.
Skopje – The state of crisis declared nationwide in the next 30 days by the government after being proposed by the Security Council has allowed the Army to be deployed to support the police and healthcare institutions, President Stevo Pendarovski says Saturday.
Skopje – The government on Friday declared nationwide 30-day state of crisis in a response to protecting public health amid the COVID-19 pandemic and curbing the spread of the new virus.
Skopje – An amount of EUR 1.141 billion has been singled out in the 2021 Budget to support local companies in investing, attract foreign direct investments, invest in development zones, small and medium-sized enterprises, improve competitiveness and aid the tourism industry, Finance Minister Fatmir Besimi has said.
Zagreb – A record-high 3,573 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Croatia in the last 24 hours and there have been 47 related fatalities, the national coronavirus response team said on Saturday.
Zagreb – European Commission Vice-President and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell said in Sarajevo on Saturday that the door to the EU was open to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) but only if the country implemented the necessary reforms.
Kabul – At least eight civilians were killed after 23 rocket-propelled mortars landed in at least six police districts of the Kabul on Saturday, the Interior Ministry said.