25 February 2021
Skopje – The minutes of the 10th meeting, seventh-grade textbooks in the country, and the Goce Delchev issue are expected to be discussed Thursday and Friday at the 12th meeting of the joint multidisciplinary committee of experts on historical and educational issues between North Macedonia and Bulgaria.
Skopje – Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi on Thursday proposed three possible dates for holding local election in North Macedonia – October 3, 10 and 17.
Skopje – In regard to the protest of owners of venues that host weddings and other celebrations, Economy Minister Kreshnik Bekteshi said that the talks continue aimed at finding a common solution, however he added that ultimatums are not acceptable.
Skopje – Finance Minister Fatmir Besimi and European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi met in Brussels on Wednesday, discussing the post-COVID-19 recovery plan and speeding up economic growth, the Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans, as well as the Common Regional Market plan whose implementation is to transform the region, leading to more modern, greener and more digital economies, better linked with the EU Single Market.
Skopje – The government on Wednesday authorized Health Minister Venko Filipche to sign a contract for ordering 100,000 vaccines from Russia, and he did, at a closed session, Filipche said, adding that negotiations with Pfizer and Sinopharm would continue during the day.
Skopje – All Skopje ambulances are set to be equipped with a navigation and GPS location system so authorities know the exact location of vehicles at all times and are able to dispatch the one nearest to the emergency site.
Skopje – In the past 24 hours, a total of 485 people were caught without face masks, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Thursday.
Skopje – Out of 180,000 people over 70, as well as people with chronic diseases, who are registered in the e-health scheduling system, 50,000 have already applied for COVID-19 vaccine online via the vakcinacija.mk website or through their family practitioners.
Skopje – Over the past 24 hours, 24 people were admitted to Skopje’s covid centers for coronavirus-related complications and 26 were discharged from hospital, bringing the number of coronavirus patients in Skopje’s infectious disease units to 248. Many are on oxygen support, according to the Ministry of Health on Thursday.
Skopje – The 5th Macedonian Travel Marketplace, focused on tourism challenges and digital opportunities, took place Thursday in Skopje, organized by National Association for Incoming Tourism of Macedonia (NAITM).
Skopje – Economy Minister Kreshnik Bekteshi on Thursday once again urged the opposition to be constructive and enable the passing of laws in Parliament in order to implement the fifth stimulus package as soon as possible.
Zagreb – As of March 1, Croatia’s hospitality facilities may reopen their terraces and indoor sports training will be allowed, too, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković announced Thursday.
Paris – France has decided to tighten entry regulations in the eastern district of Moselle, which borders on Germany, due to alarming coronavirus infection rates in the region.
Helsinki – Finland’s government on Thursday said it would close restaurants and bars for three weeks in March to counter a deteriorating epidemiological situation.