18 April 2021
Skopje – Parliament is to make a fresh attempt on Sunday to pass bills in relation to the fifth set of anti-crisis measures.
Skopje – The rich and complex past of our country and the civilizations that flourished here, has left us monuments of diversity and future, which we have the duty to preserve and affirm as our contribution to the world’s cultural heritage, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said in a message shared on April 18 – the International Day for Monuments and Sites whose theme for this year is “Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures.”
Skopje – One of the priorities of the Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans (EIP) will be to support the digital transformation of the region and boost its potential to drive economic growth and prosperity by improving access to digital goods and services, the European Commission’s DG Connect has said in response to the Institute for Good Governance and Euro-Atlantic Perspectives (IDUEP) as part of a consultation on the “Europe’s digital decade – 2030 digital targets.”
Skopje – The Ministry of Health said Sunday that a total of 1,688 COVID-19 patients are being treated in hospitals in North Macedonia. A total of 702 confirmed and suspected COVID-19 patients are being treated at the infectious disease wards in the hospitals in the capital, and 986 in COVID centers across the rest of the country.
Skopje – Twenty-two people have been caught breaking the nationwide curfew on Saturday, the Ministry of Interior said in a press release on Sunday.
Tirana – Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, commenting on expectations for the intergovernmental conference, said that Bulgaria has blocked North Macedonia’s EU integration process for its own interests.
Prague – The Czech Republic is expelling 18 Russian embassy staff over explosions at an ammunition depot in 2014, the prime minister said on Saturday.
Barcelona – Lionel Messi and Frenkie de Jong inspired Barcelona to a 4-0 thrashing of Athletic Bilbao on Saturday to win the Copa del Rey for a record 31st time.
Damascus – War-torn Syria on Sunday set May 26 as the date for presidential elections expected to give incumbent President Bashar al-Assad a new term in office.