19 April 2021
Skopje – 10,000 Pfizer vaccines are set to arrive in North Macedonia on Monday afternoon, with another batch of the same quantity to come on April 26. The vaccines will touch down in Sofia, followed by special transport to Skopje.
Athens – Greece has extended the decision on temporary restrictions on land borders and the ban for third-country nationals until April 26, MIA reports from Athens.
Athens – North Macedonia and Greece have signed 2021 military cooperation programme, MIA’s Athens correspondent reported on Monday. It includes support to issues related to integration of North Macedonia’s Army into structures of NATO, training and education in the centres of the Greek Army as well as cooperation on issues of common military interest.
Skopje – Ethnocentrism, nationalism and redrawing of borders might lead to bloodshed with profound consequences toward the entire Southeastern Europe, North Macedonia’s Council of Ambassadors says Monday in a statement commenting on Slovenia’s alleged non-paper.
Skopje – The situation is stable and the number of hospital admissions is gradually dropping, Health Minister Venko Filipche said Monday.
Skopje — Twenty-two people were caught breaking the nationwide curfew between 8 pm Sunday and 5 am Monday, the Ministry of Interior said in a press release Monday.
Skopje — As part of the “Read Macedonia!” project initiated by Russian translator Olga Pankina within the “Days of Macedonian Literature in Russian” event, a book launch was held for Blazhe Koneski’s poetry collection “Epistle” in Russian at Moscow’s House of Nationalities.
Skopje — As of midnight, all fuel prices except Eurosuper BS 98 are up as a result of last week’s rise in oil prices on the international market and the drop in the exchange rate of the denar in relation to the dollar, the Energy Regulatory Commission announced Monday.
Berlin – Germany’s Green Party, which is surging in the polls, has for the first time named a candidate for chancellor to lead its campaign into September’s elections. Annalena Baerbock, a party co-leader since 2018, will be only the second woman of any political party in Germany to run as a formal candidate for chancellor since 1949, following outgoing incumbent Angela Merkel.
Moscow/Prague – Russia has expelled 20 employees of the Czech embassy in Moscow in retaliation for the earlier expulsion of 18 Russian diplomats from the Czech Republic, the Foreign Ministry in Moscow announced on Sunday.
Washington — More than half of all adults in the United States have received at least a first dose of coronavirus vaccine as of Sunday.
Wellington — New Zealand and Australia kicked off quarantine-free travel between the two countries on Monday for the first time in more than a year.
Imola – Max Verstappen of Red Bull was the big winner of a wet and turbulent Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on Sunday which was red-flagged mid-way through after a big collision.