24 February 2021
Skopje – Government spokesman Dushko Arsovski reiterated on Wednesday the Government’s position regarding the escape of the ex-secret police chief Sasho Mijalkov, saying that the institutions have taken all necessary measures to apprehend him and that he is already placed under house arrest. He stressed that the Government will not tolerate actions that undermine trust in the system.
Skopje – Former secret police chief Sasho Mijalkov is now under house arrest at this home. He hasn’t left the country the past days, and was in Skopje the whole time. If he hadn’t reported himself to the authorities, the situation would have been completely different, Minister of Interior Oliver Spasovski said Wednesday, pointing out he had no personal contact with Mijalkov before his return.
Shtip – Respect for law is crucial to ensure citizens trust institutions, which is why I think it’s important to pay special attention to resolving these types of cases, British Ambassador to North Macedonia Rachel Galloway told reporters on Wednesday when asked whether the Sasho Mijalkov case has demonstrated institutional weakness, or as Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said, the system showed ability to deal with incidents.
Skopje – North Macedonia’s citizens will definitely be counted in a census this April, government spokesman Dushko Arsovski told a news conference Wednesday.
Skopje – Finance Minister Fatmir Besimi is paying a working visit to Brussels on Feb. 24-25. During his stay, he is scheduled to meet with EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Olivér Várhelyi, Commissioner for Economy Paolo Gentiloni, Commissioner for Budget and Administration Johannes Hahn and Deputy Director-General in the Directorate General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations of the European Commission, Maciej Popowski.
Skopje – Trial against the alleged organizers of the violent April 27, 2017, storming of Parliament resumed on Wednesday at the Skopje-based Criminal Court with testimonies of witnesses summoned by the defence.
Skopje – In the past 24 hours, a total of 490 people were caught without face masks, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Wednesday.
Skopje – Over the past 24 hours, 25 people were admitted to Skopje’s covid centers for coronavirus-related complications and 28 were discharged from hospital, bringing the number of coronavirus patients in Skopje’s infectious disease units to 251. Many are on oxygen support, according to the Ministry of Health on Wednesday.
Skopje – I was willing to sit down and talk before the adoption of the fifth set of economic measures and I’m still willing to meet with hospitality sector representatives to find common ground, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Fatmir Bytyqi said ahead of a protest of the owners of venues that host weddings and other celebrations scheduled for Wednesday.
Skopje – Having Roam Like At Home regime in Western Balkans as of 1 July 2021 brings the region one step closer to the WB-EU roaming charges reduction, said Majlinda Bregu, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), at the Western Balkans Roaming Policy Working Group Meeting held yesterday.
Skopje – “The Famous Florence,” directed by Dragana Miloshevska-Popova, will premiere at the Turkish Theater at 7 pm.
Zagreb – A group of Croatian IT companies have developed a new computer for education purposes, a counterpart to the BBC’s micro:bit, the Jutarnji List newspaper wrote on Wednesday.