MIA Flash


24 January 2021

Skopje – President Stevo Pendarovski is in consultation with legal experts before signing the census law, his office told MIA adding that the President’s stance will be announced in the coming days.

Skopje – U.S. Ambassador to North Macedonia Kate Byrnes voiced support for the passing of the census law in Parliament. In an interview with Voice of America (VOA), she said it was an important step forward, as North Macedonia has not held a census for almost 20 years, and such statistical operation is key for future policy making.

Skopje – We firmly reject reports that the adjective ‘Macedonian’ is replaced with the constitutional name Republic of North Macedonia and that the adjective ‘Macedonian’ will only be used in citations of the members of the commission, the Macedonian team in the joint expert commission on historical and educational issues told MIA.

Skopje – In the past 24 hours, a total of 385 people were caught without face masks, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Sunday.

Skopje – The Ministry of Health said Sunday that 26 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 604 people are in hospital for coronavirus-related complications in Covid Centers in North Macedonia: 289 in Skopje and 315 in other parts of the country, said the Ministry of Health on Sunday.

Athens – The European idea is an inspiration to resolve outstanding issues in the region. North Macedonia is a bright example.  There can be no strong Europe without strong Balkans, and successful Balkans means the Balkans integrated into the EU, says Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani in an interview with Greek daily To Vima, MIA’s Athens correspondent reports.

More than 3,400 people were detained when demonstrators took to the streets across Russia to demand the release of jailed dissident Alexei Navalny, civil rights activists said on Sunday.

Portuguese voters are choosing their next president, with incumbent Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa heading into Sunday’s election as the favourite by a wide margin – although the raging coronavirus pandemic could still upset expectations.

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