18 January 2021
Skopje – North Macedonia reported Monday 63 new cases after 529 COVID-19 tests were performed in the past 24 hours.
Skopje – The Ministry of Health said Monday that 14 confirmed coronavirus patients have been admitted in the COVID centers in Skopje due to virus complications over the past 24 hours.
Skopje – A total of 650 people are treated for coronavirus-related complications in COVID units in Skopje and across the country, the Ministry of Health said Monday.
Skopje – The Ministry of Economy in 2021 will continue to implement several programs to support the industry, innovations, guilds, tourism and households, Economy Minister Kreshnik Bekteshi has announced.
Skopje – Health Minister Venko Filipche and his Serbian counterpart Zlatibor Lončar will agree in the coming days on further details regarding the procedure of delivery of 8,000 Pfizer vaccines, which Serbia will provide to North Macedonia, the Ministry of Health said on Monday.
Skopje – The first edition of the Winter School of the International Seminar on Macedonian Language, Literature and Culture as part of the St. Cyril and Methodius University will take place online from Jan. 25 to Feb. 5, 2021.
Skopje – Montenegrin Interior Minister Sergej Sekulović stressed during a joint press conference with Macedonian counterpart Oliver Spasovski on Monday excellent bilateral cooperation between the two ministries.
Skopje – Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski and Montenegrin counterpart Sergej Sekulović held on Monday a working meeting during which they agreed to strengthen and promote bilateral police cooperation, especially in areas related to EU integration.
Skopje – VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski paid a visit Monday to Budapest for talks with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and a working breakfast with Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó.
Skopje – Parliament is lacking quorum of a minimum of 61 MPs after a lawmaker of the ruling majority has tested positive for the coronavirus and results are pending for another one, SDSM MP Jovan Mitreski said at the beginning of Monday’s 30th session.
Skopje – Full integration of Western Balkan countries into the European Union is an essential guarantee for further democratic development, stability and prosperity of the region. No EU member state should jeopardize the European future of our people by making irrational demands, President Stevo Pendarovski said Monday at a meeting with EU Ambassador to North Macedonia David Geer, adding that bilateral differences and challenges can be overcome only through dialogue and respect for the principles and fundamental values of the European Union and international law.
Brussels – Portugal hopes that the dispute between Skopje and Sofia will be unblocked to pave the way for holding the first intergovernmental conference of the EU with North Macedonia.
Brussels – European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič said on Monday that he’s not sure when North Macedonia and other countries in the region will receive the COVID-19 vaccines promised by the EU, MIA reports from Brussels.
Geneva – The hoarding of Covid-19 vaccines by rich countries is not only unethical but will also prolong the pandemic, UN health chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned on Monday in Geneva.
Berlin – A Russian court sentenced opposition leader Alexei Navalny to 30 days in prison in a snap trial on Monday, one day after his return to Moscow.